Brace’s adds to staff
Brace’s Bakery has created 26 new production jobs at its Rogerstone site. The new posts will increase its workforce to 77, with shift work increasing from 12 to 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
TV visit to Rank Hovis
Rank Hovis recently received a visit from Adam Henson of Adam’s Farm and the team from the BBC programme Countryfile. Henson followed his wheat from field to mill, and was also given a tour of the UK’s largest mill, in Southampton. The programme is due to air on 4 December.
Mark Price, chief executive of Waitrose, has suggested the retailer plans to open stores in Northern Ireland in 2012. Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph he said: "We plan to double in size over the next decade and Northern Ireland is one option we are looking at." The supermarket chain spends £100m on products from the region every year.
In the 18 November issue of British Baker there is an error in our feature entitled ’A moment with Ken’ (page 18), an interview with Greggs’ chief executive Ken McMeikan. The last line of the story should read, "greater emphasis on the bakery feel rather than the food-to-go or the coffee shop." British Baker apologises for this mistake.