April

Bread exports lose value despite food market rise

The value of bread exports dropped 6% in 2005, compared to a rise in overall food and drink exports of 3% in 2005, latest figures suggest.

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Build-up to British Sandwich Awards

This year’s British Sandwich Awards, organised by The British Sandwich Association, will be made on May 18.

Sunday campaign

Retail trade union Usdaw is to launch a Save Our Sundays campaign at its annual conference in Blackpool this weekend.

Northern Foods dismisses bakery division sale rumour

Northern Foods has dismissed press reports it is planning to sell its £300 million turnover bakery division as “pure speculation”. A report in the Sunday Times on April 23 said Northern Foods’ board would discuss a potential sale of the division at a meeting this week.

Asda pilots RSPB farm scheme on in-store bread

Asda is piloting a partnership scheme between its in-store bakeries, a group of North Yorkshire farmers and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).

140 expected at students’ event

Around 140 attendees are expected at the 76th National Federation of Bakery Students Societies and the Institute of Bread Bakers Alliance annual conference in Southport this Bank Holiday weekend.
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Trevor Mooney competes in London Marathon

Chatwins’ joint MD Trevor Mooney completed the 26.2 mile London Marathon in five hours, 18 minutes last weekend.

APV Baker back to Baker Perkins as sale proceeds

Bakery equipment supplier APV Baker has been acquired by private investors John Cowx and Brian Taylor, from owners Invensys. The process technology company will now trade as Baker Perkins, a name it was known by between 1920 and 1987.

RHM bullish on performance

RHM said its Bread Bakeries division had seen outstan-ding achievement by Hovis and an improved performance on cakes in the year to April 29, 2006.

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