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Labour leader lends a hand at Greggs

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn visited the Greggs bakery distribution centre in Enfield earlier this week with Ronnie Draper, general secretary of the Bakers and Allied Food Workers Union, to launch the next phase of Labour’s initiative to improve workplace rights.

Hovis hosts community tea party

UK baking giant Hovis hosted a tea party for local families at a community centre in Beckton, East London this week.

Taylors Bakers closes after more than 55 years of trading

Oldham-based business Taylors Bakers has shut its doors after more than 55 years. The main reason cited for the closure was that the owners could not make enough money to keep the company going.

Subway teams up with Pepsi for music campaign

High street sandwich chain Subway has launched its Summer of Music with Pepsi, featuring award-winning Grime artist Stormzy.

Hobart cycles for charity

Chris Birch, Hobart Warewash’s marketing manager, is to compete in the Springboard Charity’s 240-mile Team Velo London to Paris Cycle Challenge.

Phone app designed to ‘fight war on food waste’

Entrepreneurs Jamie Crummie and Chris Wilson have designed an app to offload bakery products that are destined for the bin at a discounted price.

New trustees for GroceryAid

Food industry charity GroceryAid has added Waitrose’s Mark Williamson and Procter & Gamble’s Helen Tucker to its board of trustees.

Walls under new ownership after American takeover

Shetland-based Walls Bakery has been taken over by American entrepreneur Bruce Gilardi and has changed its name to Waas Bakery.

Essex flour miller ADM sets new world record

Essex-based ADM Milling appears to have smashed the world record for the fastest time to turn wheat into 13 loaves of bread.

Almondy raises over £7.5k for the Katie Piper Foundation

Gluten-free bakery, Almondy has raised a total of just over £7,500 for the Katie Piper Foundation charity, which specialises in helping survivors of burns and scars.

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