May

Bill Dean, MD: going after a bigger business share
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Dean’s to double turnover with £1.6m plan

Capacity at Dean’s of Huntly will increase by 70% once construction of a new production area is completed this summer as part of a three-stage, £1.6 million investment programme, writes Ian Martin.

Holland’s grabs CNN’s attention

American broadcaster CNN was inspired by the recent visit of American Secretary of

Mills boost profits at Carr’s division

Three flour mills were the principal contributors to Carr’s Milling Industries’ food division seeing an 18% rise in pre-tax profits to £4.57m, in the 26 weeks to March 4, 2006. Sales were up over 40% to £110.4m.
WC Masters & Son’s outlet
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Local craft bakery fights Greggs arrival next door

A LOCAL craft baker says he is fighting to save his livelihood after finding out bakery take-away giant Greggs has bought the shop next door to his.

Limiting Sundays

Retail union Usdaw has welcomed a commitment from Prime Minister Tony Blair to listen to its case against further extension of Sunday shopping hours for larger stores.

Support for Doughnut Week

Over 500 craft bakers across the UK are taking part in National Doughnut Week this week, sel-ling doughnuts to raise money for charity The Children’s Trust.
Inter Link’s private label is reported to have been squeezed by Mr Kipling’s resurgence
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Inter Link sales hit as Mr Kipling bounces back

Cake giant Inter Link had its first major setback last week as it issued a surprise profit warning, blaming unsuccessful promotional activity in April.

Bakery fined on contamination

A NORFOLK bakery has been fined a total of £2,000 after a contaminated bread roll was delivered to a canteen at Norwich City Hall – headquarters of Norwich Environmental Health Department.

Loyalty rewarded with 100th birthday cake

CHESHIRE bakery Chatwins helped a pensioner who had been coming into the store for more than 80 years celebrate her 100th birthday.

Bakers welcome grocery trade referral

Bakers have welcomed news this week that the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) will refer the supply of groceries by UK retailers to the Competition Commission (CC) for investigation.

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