Renshaw furloughs half its staff as Covid-19 hits sales

Renshaw and Brighter Foods owner Real Good Food (RGF) has rationalised ranges and furloughed staff as the Covid-19 outbreak impacts demand for its products.

Greencore furloughs staff as food-to-go demand falls

A sharp drop in demand for food-to-go has prompted Greencore to introduce a string of measures to reduce costs.

Coronavirus: What grants are available to bakeries?

Gary Hemming, commercial lending director at finance broker ABC Finance, outlines the ways a bakery might access financial support

SSP UK sales crash 80% as Covid-19 hits travel market

Travel-retail business SSP has seen UK and European like-for-like sales crash 80% year-on-year.

Coronavirus: government to fund sick pay for SMEs

Small- and medium-sized businesses will be able to reclaim Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for staff off work due to the Covid-19 coronavirus.

Aryzta European revenue declines but earnings rise

Aryzta has reported a 2% organic decline in revenue from its European operation as the business refocuses on frozen bakery.

Patisserie Valerie is merged with Bakers & Baristas

Causeway Capital, which acquired Patisserie Valerie last year, has merged the chain with its Bakers & Baristas business.

Greggs: good start to 2020 but storms bring headwinds

Greggs has reported a “very strong start” to the year – but sales have since been hit by storms that battered the country in recent weeks.

Monty’s Bakehouse bought by Asian catering firm SATS

Surrey-based Monty’s Bakehouse has been acquired by leading Asian foodservice supplier SATS.

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Bakkavor says coronavirus is hitting international sales

Bakkavor has announced 1.7% like-for-like growth in group revenue in the past year – but warned the coronavirus outbreak was having a “significant” impact on its international business.

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