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Grupo Bimbo to buy Canada Bread

Mexican bakery firm Grupo Bimbo has acquired Canada Bread, the bread division of Maple Leaf Foods, for C$1.8bn (£1bn).

United Biscuits invests in A&P Foods

United Biscuits has invested in Nigerian biscuit manufacturer A&P Foods.

Kudos develops SALP replacer in response to regulation

Following the introduction of a new EU regulation, restricting the use of sodium aluminium phosphate (SALP), Kudos Blends has developed an alternative product for bakers.

Scotmid launches fiery pie competition

Scottish retailer Scotmid has launched a touring “fiery pie” competition for consumers.

Make Your Own sandwich concept eyes UK

Australian sandwich concept Make Your Own (MYO) is looking to re-enter the UK market, according to its CEO.

Bakers in the south face further flood warnings

Further flooding is threatening bakery trade in the south as the Met Office issued an Amber warning.

Zeelandia holds educational bakery workshop

Ingredients manufacturer Zeelandia has hosted a workshop for bakery students at Barking & Dagenham College.

The Cavan Bakery announces expansion plans

Family-owned business The Cavan Bakery has opened its sixth retail outlet in Teddington, Middlesex.

Workshop Coffee Co announces City expansion

London-based Workshop Coffee Company is opening a third site in Holborn Viaduct, London.

Ziferblat café faces eviction

Russian café concept Ziferblat faces the closure of its London outlet, following a lease dispute.

Artisan bakery set to help ex-inmates

A history of art graduate has founded an artisan bakery, designed to prevent ex-inmates from re-offending.

Dum Dum Doughnuts announces first retail site

British artisan brand Dum Dum Doughnuts is opening its first retail outlet at Box Park, Shoreditch, London this month.

Pukka Pies launches family-focused campaign

Pukka Pies has unveiled its “biggest ever” marketing campaign, targeted at family meal-times.

Jolly Pies aims to expand retail business

Belfast-based company Jolly Pies is looking to expand its retail offering after a successful season at Ulster rugby club.

Kindred Bakery to focus on wholesale

Kindred Bakery will focus on expanding its wholesale business - with a new bakery opening next month.

Genius Foods extends Asda deals

Genius Foods has re-entered the frozen food market with a range of gluten-free pies.

Pieminister introduces low-calorie range

Bristol firm Pieminister has launched a range of low-calorie pies.

Pret and Greggs applauded by customers for satisfaction

Pret A Manger, Greggs and Subway have been listed among the top 50 UK performing organisations in terms of customer satisfaction.

Strike action imminent at 2 Sisters

Over 90% of trade union members have voted in favour of strike action at 2 Sisters Food Group’s Corby plant.

BREAKING: Sainsbury’s CEO to step down after 10 years

Sainsbury’s has announced that Justin King, CEO, will step down in July after 10 years in the role.

Clayton Park Bakery launches new Booths pie range

East Lancashire bakery Clayton Park has launched a new range of family meat pies, extending its partnership with Booths.

Kingsmill 50/50 unites with Heinz

Kingsmill 50/50 has announced a partnership with Heinz Beanz to promote eating beans on toast.

Tesco invests £15m in its Eat Happy Project

Tesco has pledged £15m to help educate children about food via its Eat Happy Project.

Consumers favour healthier eating-out options

Consumers are influenced by the availability of healthier food options when choosing where to eat out, according to the latest figures.

Patisserie Valerie expands sandwich delivery service

Artisan baker and café chain Patisserie Valerie has extended its delivery service to central London.

Baker has food hygiene wake-up call

AW Curtis Bakers and Butchers Ltd has pledged to review its hazard procedures after a screw was found in one of its buns.

Mathiesons Bakery secures £2m Asda contract

Mathiesons Bakery has secured a new £2m supply contract with Asda.

The Co-op cuts bread prices to £1

The Co-operative Food has reduced the price of bread, milk and eggs to £1.

Peter Cook founds own bakery business

Former Price & Sons baker Peter Cook has established his own bread business in Ledbury, Herefordshire.

Subway reveals UK and Ireland expansion plans

Subway has announced "ambitious plans" to open 3,000 stores in the UK and Ireland by 2020.

Heron Corn Mill to re-open Easter Weekend

Heron Corn Mill will re-open to the public on 19 April 2014 following a major refurbishment.

Allied Bakeries hires new category director

Allied Bakeries has appointed Martin Garlick as category director.

Bakkavor avoids pizza plant strike action

Bakkavor has announced that the planned industrial action ballot will not go ahead.

Sainsbury's relaunches basics range

Sainsbury’s is relaunching its basics range with a new campaign.

ABF sees 27% decrease in sugar revenue

Associated British Foods plc (ABF) has seen a 27% fall in sugar revenue at constant currency, according to the latest results.

Exclusive: management changes at Macphie

Bakery ingredients manufacturer Macphie has announced a management restructure, with current chief executive Alastair Macphie moving to the role of executive chairman.

Marley Coffee outlines 2014 plans for UK

US-based company Marley Coffee is looking to increase its distribution and product lines in the UK and Europe in 2014.

Carr’s Milling sees net debt increase

Carr’s Milling Industries net debt has risen by £6.1m, according to latest reports.

Newburn Bakehouse gains new Tesco listing

Warburtons’ Newburn Bakehouse brand is launching its seeded sandwich thins in Tesco this month.

Premier Foods announces £20m investment

Premier Foods has announced a £20m investment to double capacity at its cake manufacturing site in Carlton, Barnsley.

Stevia’s value to reach £167m by 2017

The value of natural sweetener stevia is forecast to grow to £167m by 2017, according to research group Mintel.

Clayton Park Bakery sends 1,000 pies to Wolverhampton

Clayton Park Bakery has supplied close to 1,000 pies to football club Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Piebury Corner eyes West End expansion

North London business Piebury Corner is hoping to expand with a restaurant, following three seasons of success.

UK coffee shops to exceed 20,500 by 2018

The UK coffee shop market will exceed 20,500 outlets by 2018, according to latest reports.

Tiptree World Bread Awards 2014 open for entries

Entry is now open for the Tiptree World Bread Awards 2014.

United Biscuits brings back dunkable Digestives

United Biscuits is returning to the classic recipe for its McVitie’s Digestives, containing more saturated fat.

BLT scoops nation’s favourite sandwich accolade

The BLT has been voted the UK’s favourite sandwich in a poll conducted by the British Sandwich Association.

Early quality reports poor for wheat

Early quality reports poor for wheat

The UK wheat harvest has been progressing steadily, but early reports on quality have been poor, according to the latest ADAS report, published yesterday (23 August).

Slimming cake ingredient could get UK go-ahead

A chemical firm has revealed a powder derived from a cake ingredient could be used to help people lose weight.

Puratos launches new online portal

Bakery ingredients firm Puratos has launched a new website as part of a corporate rebranding exercise.

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