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Roberts Bakery extends distribution reach

Cheshire-based Roberts Bakery has extended its customer reach, with a new deal to distribute from the Corby site of logistical firm Bibby Distribution.

New biscuit wrapper for UK market

Ulma Packaging, a designer and builder of packaging machinery, has introduced a new version of its Atlanta range of horizontal flow wrapping machines to the UK. 

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RedBlack to launch new ordering software

RedBlack, the York-based software developer, has revealed it will launch new software aimed at improving ordering efficiency between bakeries and retail stores.

New food label printing web app

Food label designer and printer Planglow has launched an entirely web-based label application, Labellogic Live.

“Groundbreaking” ColdBake plans to enter bakery sector

Northern Irish company, Carritech Research, plans to bring ColdBake to the bakery industry – products are cooked at 47 degrees or under, so no nutritional value is lost.

New patisserie cartons for bakers

LINPAC and Graphic Packaging have collaborated to design a premium range of patisserie cartons. 

Bakery hotplate firm secures £1m order from USA

Manufacturer of hotplate equipment, Sugden Limited, has secured a deal worth £1m to sell its muffin-making equipment to America. 

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Sveba-Dahlen awards sole UK contract to Jestic

Jestic Foodservice Equipment, the food manufacturing machinery company, has been awarded the sole UK distribution right to Sveba-Dahlen machinery.

Jestic to expand into bakery

Jestic Foodservice Equipment has announced its expansion into the bakery sector. 

Pie firm invests £60k in production

The Lewis Pie and Pasty Company, one of the biggest pie and pasty manufacturers in the UK, has invested £60,000 in new equipment to improve its production line.

Greggs embarks on business transformation

Greggs has built on an existing relationship with technology company Keytree by appointing it to carry out the first phase of its business transformation programme.

United Biscuits (UB) now runs 16 trucks on waste cooking oil
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UB slashes CO2 emissions

United Biscuits (UB), the biscuit and snack manufacturer, has extended its fleet of trucks fuelled by waste cooking oil to 16.

Invest in automation to increase output by 25%, says Barclays

The food and drink industry is among the UK manufacturing sectors that have the most to gain from investments in automation and robotics, according to a report by Barclays.

Dowson moves to larger plant

Dowson Food Machinery, the bakery equipment manufacturer, is moving to a larger factory in Keighley, West Yorkshire.

Bakers Basco fights thieves with glitter

Bakers Basco has begun impregnating its bread baskets and dollies with a traceable ‘glitter’ additive to deter thieves.

Mono Equipment supplies Scandi bakery

Mono Equipment, the bakery and foodservice equipment manufacturer, has supplied its products to new Cardiff bakery and café Brød.

Country Style buys up former bagel firm’s assets

Country Style Foods has acquired the assets of the recently collapsed Ixxy’s Bagels for an undisclosed sum.

Steve and Ann Wells with Brook Food's award
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Brook Food scoops new business award

Bakery equipment supplier Brook Food Processing has won a regional award in recognition of its business model, ethics and successes.

Délifrance unveils £30m investment and new bread line

Délifrance UK has unveiled a new £30m investment to its bakery in London which has already seen the installation of a state-of-the-art stone baked bread line.

Jane Tyler, managing director of RedBlack
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CyBake trialled by M&S

Bakery management software CyBake is being trialled by clothing and food retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) across a selection of its in-store bakeries.

LPQ upgrades EPoS

Artisanal bakery-chain Le Pain Quotidien is in the final stages of upgrading its EPoS system across its 25 London locations.

RedBlack and Toolbox reveal baking software collaboration

RedBlack Software, the York-based bakery software company, has announced a new partnership with a German firm.

Invicta adds business development manager

Bakery, catering and food processing supplier Invicta Bakeware has appointed a new business development manager as part of a planned expansion.

Ultrasonic cutter on display at the IBA.
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Brook Food launches ultrasonic cake cutter

Brook Food has introduced the Reach Food Systems Ultrasonic Cake Cutter to the UK bakery market.

Mike Roberts and Lindsay Occleston of Roberts alongside Val Custance, Mayor of Erewash
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Roberts Bakery celebrates £2m upgrade

Frank Roberts & Sons Bakery has opened its £2m-plus upgrade of the former Aldreds the Bakers bakery, in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, featuring a state-of-the-art sandwich thins line.

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Asda's senior category director for bakery James Cawthorne leaves after 15 years
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Exclusive: bakery director leaves Asda

Asda’s senior category director for bakery has left after 15 years’ service. 

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Habwood launches new range of depositors
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Habwood to supply new depositor range

Habwood, the Worcestershire-based supplier of catering and bakery equipment, is to deliver a new range of depositors into the UK. 

Speciality coffee market set to grow

A study suggests the UK coffee market is becoming increasingly specialist – with a new wave of baristas accounting for 15% of the market.

Andrew Jones, managing director at Mono with the new centre
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Mono invests £100k in product innovation

Mono Equipment has built a new product innovation centre to encourage NPD.

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Costa customers consumed 464 million cups of coffee last year
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Costa to spend £36m on new roastery

Costa, the high street coffee shop chain, is to build a new roastery in a £36m investment to support its national and international growth ambitions. 

Tromp predicts bright future as turnover leaps 10%

The Tromp Group has seen a jump in turnover of around 10% in the year since it joined the Markel Food Group in August last year.

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Wayne Caddy to host bakery class with Mono
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Wayne Caddy offers masterclass at Mono

Mono Equipment, the Swansea-based machinery supplier, is holding its first-ever bakery masterclass featuring award-winner Wayne Caddy.

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Sainsbury's reports small decline in Q4 sales
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Sainsbury’s records decline in Q4 sales

Sainsbury’s has reported like-for-like retail sales were down 1.9% in its fourth-quarter trading statement as “the trading environment remains challenging”. 

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Wrights confectionery production is up 32%
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Wrights boosts confectionery with £6m spend

Crewe-based Wrights Food Group’s £6m investment in a new confectionery line has increased productivity by 32% in the last 12 months. 

Industry helps ‘Bread Nose Day’ event

The baking industry is lending a hand to a trio of amateur bakers, who will bake bread through the night to raise money for Comic Relief.

EPP will distribute eco-friendly bakery washing machines
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‘Green’ bakery washing machines launched

Bakery equipment supplier European Process Plant (EPP) has launched a range of eco-friendly bakery washing machines.

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Mono Equipment becomes Canol's UK dealer
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Mono Equipment becomes Canol's UK distributor

Bakery equipment manufacturer Mono Equipment will now also distribute all products of fellow manufacturer Canol to the UK. 

New Chevler acquisition increases production

Chevler, the manufacturer of baking cases and muffin, has clinched a deal for the production rights and machinery of a mini-loaf cake maker that will dramatically increase its output.

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Kingsmill Thins: launched later in 2014
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ABF turns in 24% profit rise

Associated British Foods (ABF) has reported its grocery operating profit increased by 24% in the year to 13 September 2014, although growth was affected by low sugar prices in the EU. 

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Celebrity chef to headline for Unox at Restaurant Show

Unox UK has joined forces with celebrity chef Peter Sidwell for the Restaurant Show 2014.

Bread manufacturer saves £35k

A major sliced bread manufacturer has saved £35,000 following free guidance from ingredients manufacturer. 

Bakeware company wins people management award

Invicta, the British bakeware company, has been awarded Investors in People status.

Silver environment award for Maple Leaf

Maple Leaf Bakery UK has been recognised at the Zero Waste Awards 2014.

Village Bakery gains permission for academy

Welsh business the Village Bakery has secured planning permission for a new £2.3m baking academy.

John Jackson, Midlands regional general manager
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Allied completes £25m bakery spend at West Bromwich

Allied Bakeries has unveiled a £25m investment at its West Bromwich bakery.

König devises new roll plant line

Manufacturer König has created a new automatic roll plant range.

Interbake designs own depositor

Interbake, the bakery equipment supplier, has designed its own depositor and claims it is set to boost the company’s profits by 50%.

Bakels wins Great British Bounce Back title

Bakery ingredients supplier British Bakels has won the Great British Bounce Back – a competition run by the organisers of Foodex – which celebrates food and drink manufacturers that are recovering from the recession and investing for the future.

Top 5 tips for Foodex

Here are British Baker's top tips for Foodex, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham on 24 - 26 March. 

Best Bakery winner spends £90k on business

The Cake Shop Bakery, Suffolk has invested £90,000 in expanding the business and updating its image.

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