January

Aga bakery division does well

Equipment supplier Aga Foodservice said its bakery operation continued to perform well, in a trading update this week.

Real Good results

The Real Good Food Company this week said that overall trading "exceeded expectations" last year, although Hayden's performance, part of its bakery division, had fallen short of predicted levels.

RH Hall to move to new premises

Bakery equipment supplier RH Hall is moving to a new 23,000sq ft headquarters in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.
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Irish pitta chip plant to open

A new flavoured pitta chips business is due to start production in County Donegal, north-west Ireland, in April.

SAMB: Gangmaster law to hit bakeries

The Scottish Association of Master Bakers (SAMB) has warned bakers to be aware of new "poorly defined" gangmaster licensing laws.

Briefs

n Quiznos, the US sandwich chain, has appointed Greg Brenneman, the former Burger King chief executive, as its new president and chief executive. Brenneman left Burger King in April and currently manages TurnWorks, a private equity firm, which has acquired an undisclosed stake in Quiznos.

Christmas puds boost Northern's bakery division

Northern Foods said its remaining bakery business returned to growth of 1% in the third quarter, in a trading update this week.

Wm Reed bakery show gets industry backing

William Reed Events & Exhibitions promised "massive investment" as it unveiled plans for a new Baking Industry Exhibition (BIE) this week.

Bargain bread in UK

Supermarket bread on sale in London is cheaper than bread on sale in Cairo, Bangkok, Beijing and even Manchester, latest figures from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) reveal.

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