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Border Biscuits to add second production line

Border Biscuits, the Lanarkshire-based biscuit producer, is to build a second production line at its Lanark facility.

Greggs reportedly planning 12 NI stores in 2016

High street bakery Greggs will reportedly open at least 12 stores in Northern Ireland in 2016, and its first stand-alone shop in the country will open in Belfast in March.

West Cornwall Pasty Co suffers pre-tax loss

The UK’s largest pasty operator has announced an underlying profit of £551,000, despite having posted a pre-tax loss of £195,000.

Record seasonal trading days for Waitrose

Waitrose reported record trading days on 23 and 24 December, despite the challenging grocery market. 

Wrights Food Group doubles production capacity

Wrights Food Group has installed a £1.2m pie production line, which it says will double its pie production capacity.

Seasonal bakery sales up thanks to sweet-toothed shoppers

Christmas cake, pudding and confectionery sales were up 8.3% on 2014 as UK consumers spent £219m in the two weeks leading up to Christmas. 

Village Bakery bids to build £16m plant

Village Bakery, the Wrexham-based craft business, has applied for planning permission to build a new £16m plant.

Fox’s Biscuits sale speculation

Fox’s Biscuits, the UK’s fourth largest biscuit manufacturer, may be sold by owner Boparan Holdings, according to people close to the issue.

Pieminister returns to profitability

Pieminister, the luxury pie manufacturer and restaurant chain, has reported profits of £99,000 for the 12 months to 31 March 2015, reversing the previous year’s loss of £109,000.

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