Hit for Little Big Loaf



Associated British Foods reported that Allied Bakeries had achieved "considerable success" with its Little Big Loaf, a large-slice 400g loaf launched last autumn. In its pre-close trading statement the firm said the higher wheat costs will put pressure on margins next year.




Growth for Chevler


Backed by a £525,000 investment from Finance Wales, baking cases manufacturer Chevler has secured several contracts with distributors and commercial bakeries in continental Europe and North America. The firm’s sales rose by 15% in this financial year.



Cheese is top toastie


The simple cheese toastie is still the nation’s favourite toasted sandwich, according to a survey of 2,800 people by Breville. Six out of 10 Brits said the plain cheese toastie was their favourite toasted sandwich, with 20% preferring their cheese toastie with ham and one in 10 opting for a tuna and cheese toastie as their favourite.



Linpac restructure


Linpac Environmental is now the new contact point within the Linpac group for anyone wanting to find out about hygienic tubs, trucks, and dollies specifically for the needs of the food processing sector. The firm has said that pricing will be competitive and has introduced a new, two-unit minimum order.