Plant bakeries producing everything from bread to morning goods and cakes face major issues - ranging from overcapacity to reformulation pressures to reduce levels of salt, fat and sugar. Stay ahead of your competitors with the latest piping hot news in the business.
06-Dec-2013 - Premier Foods may have to settle for a joint venture (jv) partner for its troubled Hovis bread business if it fails to secure an outright buyer, as it tries to reduce its mountain of debt and avoid the prospects breaching banking covenants.
03-Dec-2013 - United Biscuits has confirmed the loss of 76 jobs, as part of a restructuring that would create “a more streamlined, competitive and focused company”, it said.
03-Dec-2013 - Hovis owner Premier Foods hit the headlines again last month as rumours emerged of a possible sale of its troubled bread business.
03-Dec-2013 - Allied Bakeries has won the coveted title Bakery manufacturing company of the year in the industry Oscars – Food Manufacture’s Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs), at the London Park Lane Hilton last month.
02-Dec-2013 - Puratos says its new Cremfil Ultim fillings offer the bakery and patisserie industry a way to answer consumer demands for indulgence, health and convenience - three trends that have been driving growth in snacking over recent years, according to its research.
02-Dec-2013 - Bakery ingredients supplier Renshaw Napier has asked contract cleaning specialist Hygiene Group to service its production facility in Liverpool.
02-Dec-2013 - High street baker Greggs has appointed Helena Ganczakowski as an independent non-executive director, with effect from January 2 2014.
02-Dec-2013 - Mission Foods, the Mexican-owned Coventry food manufacturer, is to create 50 new jobs, as part of factory expansion plans.
27-Nov-2013 - Hundreds of food and drink industry professionals gathered at the Park Lane Hilton, in London to celebrate the 13th annual Food manufacturing excellence awards, last week (November 21).
27-Nov-2013 - Premier Foods was the big winner at this year’s Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards – picking up the awards for Food manufacturing company of the year, Ambient manufacturing company of the year and Training programme of the year.
26-Nov-2013 - Bright Blue Foods, formerly McCambridge Foods’ cake business, is investing millions in its facilities in Poland and Blackburn, having secured new funding and renamed itself, according to ceo Andrew Johnson.
26-Nov-2013 - United Biscuits has won the coveted title Environmental initiative of the year in the industry Oscars – Food Manufacture’s Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs).
20-Nov-2013 - Burton’s Biscuits, the maker of iconic snacks Wagon Wheels and Jammie Dodgers, has been sold to the Canadian pension fund Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP) for an undisclosed sum.
19-Nov-2013 - 2 Sisters Food Group has had an action-packed year. In June, its acquisition of Vion finally won approval from the Office of Fair Trading – safeguarding 5,000 jobs.
19-Nov-2013 - Pork Farms’ operations director tells Gary Scattergood why anything is possible when it comes to baking quiches
15-Nov-2013 - Rising energy and ingredient prices, changes to allergen labelling and misconceptions about the healthiness of bread are the biggest challenges facing the bakery sector.
15-Nov-2013 - In a story published on 13th November concerning a meeting of the creditors of Rivermill Ltd’s subsidiary Rivermill Foods Ltd, a bakery business in Hexham, Northumberland we incorrectly referred to a quite separate brand-licensing business carried on by Rivermill Ltd under the trading style “Rivermill Foods” from its offices in Soho Square, London.
14-Nov-2013 - Weetabix’s new online sourcing system will help guarantee it secures the best suppliers to drive down costs and deliver international expansion plans, claims the cereal producer.
13-Nov-2013 - Premier Foods’ tie-up with AAK, the fats and oils supplier, will double AAK’s volume sales to the branded foods manufacturer and could strengthen collaboration on areas including shelf-life and fat reduction.
13-Nov-2013 - A lorry operated by Kingsmill owner Associated British Foods (ABF) became unexpectedly reunited with another division of the food and clothing giant, after wedging itself under one of Primark’s shopfront canopies in Cambridge this week.
11-Nov-2013 - Carr's Milling Industries is eyeing acquisitions in the UK and overseas for all of its divisions, including its food business, which supplies flour to bakers and baked good manufacturers.
11-Nov-2013 - Clayton Park Bakery has opened a new factory at Huncoat, Lancashire, creating 30 jobs, as it announces it has clinched a contract to supply Newcastle United football club.
11-Nov-2013 - Premier Foods is remaining tight-lipped about reports that the Mexican bakery Grupo Bimbo may acquire its troubled bread division, as the firm’s short-term prospects divided City opinion.
08-Nov-2013 - Clearer food labelling, longer product shelf-life and more work on fish and meat are opportunities for the food industry to drive down domestic food waste further.
06-Nov-2013 - Premier Foods has confirmed press reports that it is seeking a partner to raise funding for its troubled bread business.