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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.

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It’s now even easier for readers to find their ideal food manufacturing jobs and for manufacturers to find their ideal candidates following the redesign of Foodmanjobs.

Premier Foods’s branded sales dip in third quarter

Premier Foods saw branded value sales fall in its third financial quarter (Q3) as the maker of Mr Kipling cakes and Ambrosia desserts was stung by supermarkets losing share to...

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Concern over LA budget cuts raised

Doubt about the ability of local authorities (LA) to maintain food safety during a time of increased government budget cuts has been raised.

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Beware food safety impact of reformulation

Small-scale food manufacturers have been warned to beware the food safety consequences of reformulating their products to remove salt, sugar and fat.

R&R Ice Cream tops mid-market private food firms

R&R Ice Cream is the top mid-market private food processor in the UK by sales, according to the 10th annual Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 list.

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Labelling changes strike ‘fear’ into SMEs

Changes to food labelling rules have shaken small- to medium-sized food and drink businesses (SMEs), which fear being put out of business, a leading industry advisor has revealed.

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New bakery for Bertinet Warburtons partnership

Artisan bakery Bertinet, in partnership with Warburtons, is to open a second bakery at its Milton Keynes site to serve the south east of England.

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United Biscuits appoints Sunday Times’ NED of the year

United Biscuits has appointed the Sunday Times’ non-executive director of the year, Frank Meysman, as its non-executive chairman.

Report calls for supply chain industry to invest in R&D

The UK supply chain is threatened by under-investment in research and development (R&D) and firms must work more closely together to strengthen it, according to an industry report published today...

Nestlé, Kellogg accused of ‘chaotic’ approach to salt

Healthy eating campaigners have slammed Nestlé, Kellogg and other food firms for including varying amounts of salt in the same products depending on where they are sold.

Software cuts shrinkage and saves Booths cash

Booths Supermarkets slashed shrinkage across its business and saved significant amounts of cash by implementing supply chain management software supplied by Relex, according to Andrew Rafferty, the retailer’s IT and e-commerce director....

Finsbury buys Fletchers Bakeries for £56M

Finsbury Food Group, the cake, bread and bakery goods manufacturer, has acquired the Fletchers Group of Bakeries for £56M from private equity owner Vision Capital.

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Brands must target occasions, consumption, says Premier Foods

Premier Foods is targeting eating occasions and changing shopper habits in order to boost sales of brands such as Mr Kipling cakes and Ambrosia desserts, according to its boss Gavin...

Gluten-free foods set to get much healthier

Consumer demand for healthier products will push the UK's gluten-free (GF) food manufacturers to make further reductions to the fat, sugar and salt content of their foods, industry experts have...

Crisp Malting invests thousands to slash carbon footprint

Crisp Malting Group is investing thousands of pounds in a combined heat and power (CHP) unit to slash its carbon emissions by an estimated 2,386t annually.

Freedom Food will boost its foodservice presence

Freedom Food will tap into the foodservice sector for business in the next 12 months to increase funds and to boost its overall consumer presence, the organisation’s new ceo has...

United Biscuits to power lorries from waste oil

United Biscuits (UB) has announced plans to power 12 of its lorries on waste cooking oil as part of its sustainability initiative.

Aldi’s and Lidl’s surge could be ending – analysts

The upsurge of the discounters may finally be over as the “imploding” big four take decisive action to tackle them, leading city analysts have claimed.

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Discounters less likely to breach the Groceries Code

Discount retailers, such as Aldi and Lidl, are less likely to breach the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) than the big four, the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) Christine Tacon...

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Millions of pounds in fines for supermarkets: Tacon

Fines of hundreds of millions of pounds could be imposed on retailers if they are found to be in breach of the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP).

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Tesco FCA investigation is ‘another black mark’

The Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA’s) investigation into Tesco’s overstated half-year profit guidance is another “black mark” for the retailer, city analysts have said.

Fox's Biscuits replaces R22 refrigerant at Uttoxeter plant

Fox’s Biscuits, part of the 2 Sisters Food Group, is replacing the refrigeration equipment at its Uttoxeter manufacturing facility, with the help of Lorien Engineering. The work is necessary to...

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Genius breaks into France

Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne tells Nicholas Robinson about her plans for Genius

Thins and wraps eat into plant bread sandwich market

Plant bakers will have to innovate to address the declining UK sliced bread market, claims a leading market analyst.

Omni-channel lifts supermarkets’ sales by up to 20%

Supermarkets that have integrated their store and online sales in a so-called ‘omni-channel’ approach to retailing have seen a sales uplift of 10–20% over the past 12 months, according to...