The construction of Greggs’ new £16m North West bakery headquarters has been completed. The 75,000sq ft site in Openshaw, Manchester, is expected to be fully operational by March and will house Greggs’ current staff at its Clayton plant. It will lead to some additional higher-skilled jobs in the bakery and more employment in local shops.

== Crumbles go on sale ==

Sayers the Bakers has launched Crumbles on to the shelves of its retail outlets. Available in single portions, the Apple and Rhubarb Crumbles have been designed as a comfort food for the winter months. They will be baked fresh in-store and priced at 65p.

== New Campden head ==

Campden BRI has appointed a new director general designate, Dr Steven Walker, who will assume the director general role upon the retirement of professor Colin Dennis CBE later this year. Dennis received his CBE in the New Year’s Honours List, for services to the agri-food industry.

== Fairtrade festivities ==

Fairtrade Fortnight is to take place from 23 February-8 March 2009 and hundreds of in-store activities are planned around the country. This year’s theme is ’Make it Happen. Choose Fairtrade’. There are more than 4,500 Fairtrade certified products in the UK, including bakery goods, snacks and coffee.

== Rademaker is fluent ==

Industrial bakery equipment supplier Rademaker has added eight language options to its new website, which can now be read in Chinese, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian and Slovakian. The website contains information on products, service and after-sales. It also has a news/events and vacancies section.

== Greggs HQ complete ==