November

Warburtons to open new bakery in south

Baker Warburtons has revealed it will open another bakery in the south in the next two years, as nationwide expansion continues.

Brown made COO of Bakehouse

Continental pastries and speciality bread producer Bakehouse restructured last month, with former sales director Tony Brown promoted to chief operating officer.

Greggs blames mild and wet weather for poor trading

Greggs blamed unseasonably mild and wet weather for particularly disappointing trading in the four weeks to 7 October.

Three Cooks' management make rescue bid

Management of retail bakery Three Cooks said they remain locked in rescue talks with administators after the chain collapsed last week.

Briefs

n Sales of New York Bagel Company-branded bagels have increased 30% in the last few weeks following a TV advertising campaign. Owner, Maple Leaf Bakery UK, said sales were flying since the adverts first aired on 6 October.

Flour: price up again

The price of flour is set to rise by another £25 a tonne before Christmas, as increased costs continue to hit the milling sector.

Anthony Alan Foods

Weight Watchers has extended its popular reduced-fat cakes range with the launch of Almond Cake Slices, made from a combination of almond sponge, pastry, jam and almonds.

Briefs

n Bakery company Finsbury Food Group is assessing damage after an overnight fire at its United Central Bakeries site near Edinburgh. It said recovery plans were being implemented and alternative production facilities sourced where necessary.

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