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Rich Products to move production to single site

Sweet bakery manufacturer Rich Products UK is to consolidate all production in a new facility at Andover in Hampshire.

Chevler gains backing from Welsh development bank

Baking cases and muffin wraps manufacturer Chevler has secured funding from the Development Bank of Wales.

Au Naturel greaseproof paper range launched

A range of eco-friendly greaseproof paper using ‘next generation inks’ has been launched by a Mid-Glamorgan-based supplier.

American Pan UK joins the Federation of Bakers

American Pan UK has become the latest associate member of the Federation of Bakers.

Bakery uses Internet of Things technology to save money and boost quality

A Dublin-based baking business has shaved 14% off its electricity bill within months after investing in internet of things (IoT) technology.

Baker Perkins adds to range with granola bar machine

Equipment supplier Baker Perkins is tapping into trend for healthier snacking with the development of machinery to create crunchy granola bars.

Finnish crops systems could boost UK farm efficiency

Adopting a min-till or no-till arable system – sewing onto residues of the previous crop without loosening topsoil – could help British farmers improve efficiency, according to AHDB.

International space bread project now has UK partner

A project to bring fresh bread to those working in space has teamed up with Leicester University.

Petrow Food Group installs £850k processing line

Ingredients supplier Petrow Food Group has invested £850,000 in a new fruit processing line at its Haverhill production facility in Suffolk.

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Earth Day: how bakeries are making a difference

Millions of people across the world celebrated Earth Day yesterday (22 April) – a global initiative that aims to educate communities about environmental issues and take action to reduce humankind’s impact upon the planet.

RedBlack Software unveils cloud-based Cybake 4

RedBlack Software is evolving its Cybake bakery management system with a cloud-based version.

Carbs in fashion with surge of interest in bread makers

Further evidence has emerged that Brits are falling back in love with bread – with Argos reporting a surge of interest in bread makers.

Morrisons rolls out gluten-free in-store bakery bread

Morrisons has rolled out gluten-free bread into its in-store bakeries.

Brook Food Group opens New Zealand office

Somerset-based bakery equipment supplier Brook Food Group has opened its second overseas branch.

Euro Catering supports new businesses with entry-level pizza ovens

Equipment supplier Euro Catering has broadened its equipment portfolio with an entry-level pizza oven described as suitable for start-up businesses.

Online ordering systems to shape future bakery market

Online ordering systems have been tipped to transform the way UK consumers purchase baked goods in the future.

Whitco CEO Jeff Whitaker passes away

Jeff Whitaker, CEO of Whitco Catering and Baking Equipment, has passed away after a short illness.

Ten new products on show at Europain 2018

Thousands of professionals from the bakery, pastry and chocolate-making industries are set to descend upon France’s Paris-Nord Villepinte for trade show Europain next month.

Stacey’s Bakery set to invest in equipment

Stacey’s Bakery has revealed plans to invest in new bakery equipment at its main site in South Street, Ilkeston.

The Kemtile team celebrates its move to the new HQ at Taylor Business Park in Warrington
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Kemtile moves to new Warrington Headquarters

Bakery flooring specialist Kemtile has moved into new premises on Taylor Business Park, Warrington.

Euro Catering set to open culinary centre in Daventry

Equipment supplier Euro Catering is to open a new Culinary Centre in Daventry this month.

EPP partner Koenig creates turnkey subsidiary

Roll plant manufacturer Koenig has set up a new subsidiary to design and install turnkey projects for bakeries.

Euro Catering rolls out new bakery ovens

Equipment supplier Euro Catering has unveiled a new three-strong range of bakery decks and ovens for the first time in the UK.

Bakers Basco boosts GPS technology to prevent equipment misuse

Bakers Basco has stepped up its equipment security with the launch of its latest GPS tracking chips across its bread baskets.

BakePlan MD Jane Tyler and York Central MP Rachael Maskell try out the software
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BakePlan Software receives £43k grant to cut retail waste

BakePlan Software has been given a £43,600 grant by innovation agency Innovate UK to create a system to reduce food waste across retailers.

Muntons invests in new truck designs

Ingredients supplier Muntons has arranged for its branding to appear on two new trucks. 

Bakery equipment firm EPP in management buyout

Bakery equipment supplier European Process Plant (EPP) has completed a management buyout led by managing director Steve Merritt.

Jestic partners with Edge Ovens for exclusive UK distribution

Jestic Foodservice Equipment has unveiled a new partnership with leading conveyor oven manufacturer Edge Ovens.

CSM partnership to bring 3D printing to bakers

CSM Bakery Solutions has teamed up with 3D Systems Corporation to develop, sell and distribute 3D printers and products for the food industry.

Petrow Food Group invests £100k in new dry mix line

Ingredients supplier Petrow Food Group has invested £100,000 in a new Auger powder fill machine for dry mixes at its site in Perivale, London.

Rational AG founder passes away

Combi steamers and oven manufacturer Rational AG has announced that its founder Siegfried Meister has passed away at the age of 78, following a short illness.

Thomas Ridley expands with new frozen storage facility

Wholesaler Thomas Ridley Foodservice has expanded with a new 25,000 sq ft freezer facility.

RedBlack Software offers ordering system for wholesale craft bakers

RedBlack Software has launched a new online ordering system for wholesale craft bakers.

Ishida launches new series of mid-range multihead weighers

Ishida has launched mid-range multihead weighers for weighing free-flowing and semi-sticky products.

Linpac invest £320k in energy-efficient cooling system

Fresh food packaging company Linpac has invested more than £320k in a state-of-the-art outside chill plant at its Featherstone headquarters in West Yorkshire.

Benier UK rebrands and appoints Ashley Morris MD

Bakery equipment supplier Kaak Group has rebranded its subsidiary, Benier UK, to become Kaak Group United Kingdom. It has appointed Ashley Morris as managing director of the Milton Keynes-based company.

Salador launches point-of-sale cake cutter

Derby-based Salador Company has launched what its claims is the first cutting machine designed to portion baked products at point of sale rather than in a factory.

Abbey secures transport contract with Tata Chemicals and British Salt

Bulk food transport service provider Abbey Logistics Group has been selected by Tata Chemicals Europe to manage its bulk transport and logistics for all its products, including sister company British Salt, across the UK.

Brace’s Bakery adds Cartwright trailers to fleet

Newport-based family business Brace’s Bakery has added Cartwright trailers to its vehicle fleet.

Bagelmans bakery switches to biodegradable cups

Brighton-based bakery Bagelmans has made its coffee cups biodegradable and 100% recyclable.

New multi-lane metal detector aims to cut waste

A new detector from Banbury-based Fortress Technology is designed to improve waste levels as well as safety.

Baker Perkins adds two new machines to Tweedy bread dough mixer range

Equipment manufacturer Baker Perkins has added two new machines to its Tweedy bread dough mixer range.

Warrens Bakery launches healthy delivery mobile app at Derriford hospital

Cornish business Warrens Bakery has launched a healthy menu delivery app for Plymouth-based Derriford Hospital to offer support to the medical team and staff.

Bells of Lazonby ordered to pay £70k fine over injuries

Gluten-free bakery Bells of Lazonby has been ordered to pay more than £70k following two workers suffering hand injuries while operating machinery.

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Audit demands mean bakers need to be proactive on maintenance, says EPP

Epsom-based bakery innovation company EPP has argued that bakery audits being conducted by major retailers require companies to provide proof of the reliability of their plant and reveal contingency plans in the event of equipment failure.

Hobart wins European Award for second year running

Hobart Warewashing has won a Star Award in Innovation for its new enhanced flight-type dishwasher.

EXCLUSIVE: British Baker speaks with Bakers Basco general manager

Following a number of incidents on baking companies using bread baskets without permission, British Baker caught up with Bakers Basco general manager Steve Millward.

KernPack signs distribution deal with Skilled Group

Hampshire-based KernPack, distributor of specialist packaging machinery and solutions, has announced an exclusive distribution deal with robotics and laser-guided vehicle specialist Skilled Group.

British Biscotti invests in automation after rise in demand

Dorset-based business The Great British Biscotti’s rise in demand for its new range of biscuits has resulted in the installation of a PFM Pearl entry-level flow-wrapper.

Queen’s wedding cake saved by 3D scanning technology

A replica of one of the wedding cakes presented to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in 1947 has been repaired using 3D technology, developed by the University of Warwick.

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