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Suspended jail sentence after bread basket misuse

A Coventry baker has been handed a suspended prison service and fined £3,000, after breaching injunctions not to use equipment belonging to Bakers Basco and its shareholders.

A Windmill Bakery director has received a suspended prison sentence for misusing Bakers Basco’s equipment
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Healthier snacks now eaten by more than half of consumers

More than half of UK consumers now eat healthier packaged snacks – such as rice cakes, cereal bars and nuts – at least once a day, a survey has found.

Suspected fake vodka factory raid: 2,000 litres seized

A suspected fake vodka factory has been raided in Aintree, with almost 2,000 litres of potentially toxic alcohol seized.

Confectionery manufacturer cuts more than 50 jobs

More than 50 jobs have been lost at confectionery manufacturer Devon Sweet Factory, less than a year after the firm was bought out of administration.

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New snacking opportunities created by Generation Z

Snack manufacturers are benefiting from lucrative new opportunities created by Generation Z – people born between the mid-1990s to mid-2000s – reveals European Snacks Association director general Sebastian Emig.

Manufacturers sign up for shared data system

Mondelēz, Nestlé and PepsiCo have joined an industry-wide programme to regulate the management of shared product data.

2 Sisters expands cutting line to create 150 jobs

2 Sisters Food Group will create 150 new jobs at its chicken processing site in Coupar Angus, Perthshire, after expanding its cutting operation.

Tulip plans 118 job cuts in King’s Lynn

Meat processor Tulip plans 118 job cuts at its King’s Lynn food production plant, as part of a restructuring strategy.

GSK plans Horlicks factory closure: 73 jobs at risk

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) plans to sell its UK malted milk drink brand, Horlicks, and to close its Slough factory, putting 73 jobs at risk.

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Lion bar lorry engulfed by flames on A2

A lorry transporting 25t of Lion chocolate bars was engulfed by flames yesterday (July 20), causing hours of delays for motorists heading to London.

Nichols posts sales growth and acquisition

Soft drinks manufacturer Nichols has posted continued sales and profit growth in its half-year results yesterday (July 20), as it announced the acquisition of dispensed soft drink distributor DJ Drink Solutions.

Poundland continues Toblerone lookalike production

Discounter Poundland is continuing to produce its Toblerone lookalike, despite reports that Mondelēz International had threatened it with legal action.

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