Sixth outlet for Gail’s

London-based artisan bakery and café Gail’s has announced it will open its sixth shop in Chiswick this week. It follows the opening of its Queens Park shop in March.

Brook Food upgrade

Bakery equipment supplier Brook Food Processing is to move to a new 40,000sq ft facility this summer. The site will incorporate new workshops, a larger spares department and dedicated assembly areas. A test bakery will enable customers to trial new and used equipment before purchase or for product development.

Promotion winner

Steven Smith from Forest Produce in Devon recently won a weekend in Venice at a converted flour mill Hilton Molino Stucky in a prize draw by FWP Matthews and Moule-Bie, as part of a promotion for its Italian 00 flour.

GreenPalm support

Sustainable palm oil producers in Asia have earned more than $6m in premiums via the GreenPalm certificate trading programme. Since trading began 19 months ago, more than 650,000 certificates have been traded online, as manufacturers and retailers have bought them to off-set the use of palm oil in their products.

Loss of Scottish baker

It is with regret that British Baker announces the death of Ronnie Mackay, aged 92, on 25 April. Mackay joined John F Renshaw and Company soon after the Second World War, rising to the position of deputy chairman. A key part of his work was with the Bakery Allied Traders Association now the Association of Bakery Ingredient Manufacturers and he held the office of president with both BATA and FEDIMA, the European umbrella group.