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Tesco coffee shop director ‘leaves’ business

The Tesco boss in charge of in-store restaurants and coffee shops, such as Harris + Hoole and Euphorium, has reportedly left the business.

Ian Wright, FDF's new director general
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Former Diageo man to head FDF

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has appointed former Diageo director Ian Wright as the new director-general of the trade association.

Exclusive: Allied Bakeries’ chief executive to leave

The chief executive of Allied Bakeries is to leave the business – just weeks after parent company Associated British Foods (ABF) declared the UK bakery market “intensely competitive”.

GBBO winner John Whaite is opening a bakery school
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GBBO winner opens bakery school

The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) 2012 winner is to open a cookery school this summer, named John Whaite’s Kitchen. 

New food innovation conference launched

New Frontiers in Food & Drink – a cutting edge conference to discuss the food industry of tomorrow – is to take place this summer.

Gail’s Bakery eyes sites outside of London

Gail’s Artisan Bakery has revealed plans to expand out of the capital, but has turned down opportunities to go into travel locations.

Suffolk bakery gets Oscar mention

The Pump Street Bakery, Suffolk, has gained Oscar fame after it was mentioned in a speech by winning director, Mat Kirkby.

Michael Murphy, new chief executive of Irwin's Bakery
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Irwin’s Bakery appoints new chief executive

Northern Irish firm Irwin’s Bakery has appointed a new chief executive to strategically manage the business.

Tesco chairman
Tesco appoints John Allan as chairman
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Tesco names new chairman

Tesco has appointed John Allan as chairman following Robert Broadbent’s decision to step down in October last year. 

Romain Curnier:
will help London patisseries
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Zeelandia supports London clients with new account manager

Bakery ingredients supplier Zeelandia has employed a new account manager for clients around London, to offer extra support in product development.

Dalton Philips will leave Morrisons on Monday
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Dalton Philips departs Morrisons early

Morrisons has announced that Dalton Philips, chief executive, will leave the company earlier than expected.

Mariam French, head of marketing for Aryzta Food Solutions
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Interview exclusive: Coup de pates launches rebrand

Coup de pates has officially launched its rebrand of Delice de France, making its first appearance this year at the Hospitality Show in January.

New area manager joins Bath Bakery

Bath Bakery has employed a new area manager to run the bakery’s Moorland Road café and all its Keynsham operations.

L-R: Lewis Freeman- Worshipful Company of Bakers, David Hall- CBA, Amy Yeates- FoB, Mike Bagshaw- BSB and Alan Stuart- Scottish Bakers
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Industry backs new bread campaign

The industry has welcomed British Baker’s #WeLoveBread campaign – which has seen protestors visit Number 10 about David Cameron’s decision to ditch bread.

Cooplands of Doncaster head office
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Cooplands undergoes pre-pack administration

Cooplands of Doncaster has undergone a pre-pack administration with the loss of 300 jobs.

GBBO:
the baking game show starts again with a star studded cast for Comic Relief
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Star studded line up for Great Comic Relief Bake Off

The 16-strong celebrity line up has been announced for this year’s the Great Comic Relief Bake Off.

Gail's Bakery
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Gail’s brings in new operations boss

Artisan bakery chain Gail’s has appointed AJ Steer of Jamie’s Italian, as its new operations director.

The CBA and FoB have posted letters to Number 10
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Letters to Cameron: industry bodies make a stand

The baking industry has written to Prime Minister David Cameron, to express concern about his decision to give up bread.

Javier Mercado, Martin Chiffers, Barry Johnson and Andrew Blas (L to R)
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UK team comes 6th in 2015 World Pastry Cup

The team representing the UK in the Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie - the World Pastry Cup - has placed sixth in the competition, despite their ice sculpture breaking in half.

Javier Mercado hard at work at the World Pastry Cup 2015
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UK takes on World Pastry Cup challenge

A UK team is competing in the World Pastry Cup today (26 January) in Lyon, France.

Hollywood superstar Sylvester Stallone is set to be the face of Warburtons new TV ad campaign.
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Warburtons enlists celeb Sylvester Stallone for new ad

Warburtons has confirmed that Rocky actor, Sylvester Stallone, will star in its new TV advert.

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Huge cake marks Parliament’s 750th anniversary

A giant three tier fruit cake made to look like the Palace of Westminster was presented to Parliament to celebrate its 750th birthday. 

Richard Hodgson joins Premier Food
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Pizza Express boss joins Premier Foods board

Premier Foods has appointed the chief executive of Pizza Express as a non-executive director in the company.

Juan Luciano will take up position of CEO in January
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New ADM boss plans to step up pace of progress

ADM’s new chief executive plans to accelerate growth of the company, when he steps into the role on 1 January next year.

Mary Berry is pictured with from left to right: The Clerk, Liveryman Suzanne Jones, David Bentley, Master of the Baker’s Company, Jenny Bentley and the Beadle
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GBBO’s Mary Berry made Liveryman and given freedom of the City

The Great British Bake Off host Mary Berry has been made a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Bakers and been granted the freedom of the City of London.

Liz Cox:
new sales manager at Bath Bakery
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Bath Bakery updates team to support expansion

Bath Bakery has appointed a new sales manager so the bakery can continue to expand, the business says.

WC Rowe reopens after fire

Cornish firm WC Rowe has officially reopened its Falmouth bakery – just 72 days after it was ravaged by fire.

Peter Verhagen:
new CEO
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Bakery ingredients group appoints new CEO

Bakery ingredients firm, Sonneveld has appointed Peter Verhagen as chief executive, taking over the position from Cees Hack who resigned earlier this year.

Wrights:
Lisa Smith has joined the board as finance director
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New finance director at Wrights Pies

Wrights Food Group has appointed a new finance director, Lisa Smith.

Wheat grower 2014:
Joe Boddington (left) is presented with his award
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Wheat grower of the year announced

A Cheltenham farmer has won this year’s Nabim/HGCA Milling Wheat Challenge.

Sir Peter Gershon:
company chairman
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Tate & Lyle announces new non-executive director

Ingredients manufacturer Tate & Lyle has appointed Paul Foreman as new non-executive director.

Louise Jones:
baker and winner at the Worker of the Year 2014 awards
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Baker scoops win at worker awards

A baker from Manchester has won runner-up in this year’s Worker of the Year 2014 awards.

Bakels Group:
The 35 managing directors flew into the UK for a conference in Bicester to help drive exports from the town
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Bakels Group MDs visit UK to see investment

A senior management team from Bakels Group came to the UK last week to view British Bakels latest £500,000 baking centre. 

9bar gets new sales director

Wholebake, owner of snack brand 9bar, has appointed Matt Hollier as sales director.

Pierre Hermé:
The chef is set to open it's second stand alone London boutique
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Pierre Hermé to open London boutique bakery

Pierre Hermé, French pastry chef, is to open a stand-alone boutique in London, located in the Seven Dials area.

Alan Stewart, former finance director of Marks and Spencer, will start work today at Tesco
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Tesco’s financial officer is called in months early

Tesco has pushed forward the start date of chief financial officer Alan Stewart by more than two months, as he begins with immediate effect. 

Master of the Worshipful Company of Bakers, David Bentley with Mary Berry CBE, who has been made an Honorary Liveryman of the Company of Bakers in the City of London.
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Mary Berry joins the Worshipful Company of Bakers

The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) judge Mary Berry has been made an Honorary Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Bakers in the City of London. 

Prime Minister meets food bosses at job summit

Leading food companies and the major supermarkets met with the Prime Minister yesterday to discuss improving the employability skills of the young unemployed. 

Board change at Adam Foods

Adam Foods has announced that CEO Ian Toal, a former managing director of Delice de France, is to leave the company the end of the month.

Cees Hack:
Will leave Sonneveld to new bakery company in January 2015
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Sonneveld ingredients supplier changes management

Sonneveld, producer of bread improvers, mixes and release agents, has announced the resignation of its chief executive Cees Hack. 

CEDA:
new director general for the association
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New man at helm of catering association

The catering equipment distributors’ association (CEDA) has appointed its first director-general in order to grow the organisation. 

Cargill appoints new MD of chocolate

Cargill has appointed a new managing director of chocolate for its Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia (EMEA) cocoa and chocolate business.

Hovis marketing director leaves as brand sets for future

Hovis bakery has announced the departure of marketing director Matt Hunt.

Hannah Strong:
New head of sales at Peyton and Byrne bakery events
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Peyton and Byrne fill head of sales role

Peyton and Byrne has announced the appointment of Hannah Strong as head of sales for the private events arm of the Peyton and Byrne bakery.

Macphie brings in new commercial director

Bakery ingredients manufacturer, Macphie of Glenbervie, has appointed Shan Richards to replace Andrew Underwood as its new commercial director.

Oliver Peyton:
"bakeries on every high street."
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Peyton and Byrne sets bakery sights high

Restaurateur Oliver Peyton has spoken of his vision to have a bakery on every high street.

Burton’s Biscuits focuses on international plans

Burton’s Biscuit Company has appointed a development team and international business director to support continued growth in domestic and international markets.

Cotswold flour miller in board shake-up

Co-owner of FWP Matthews, Graham Matthews, has sold his interest for an undisclosed sum to pursue new challenges.

New chief executive for Tesco

Tesco has announced that Dave Lewis of Unilever will replace Philip Clarke as chief executive on 1 October 2014.

2 Sisters non-executive director steps down

2 Sisters food group has announced that Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe has accepted a post as Business Minister, and will step down as a non-executive director with immediate effect. 

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