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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.

Samworth Brothers boss: ‘Pay changes prompted by staff’

Samworth Brothers chief executive Alex Knight has said proposed changes to workers’ pay and conditions were prompted by staff concerns.

Stag Bakeries completes £525k investment

Scottish family-owned Stag Bakeries has completed a £525,000 expansion of its production plant, warehouse and office space.

Greggs reveals plans for new distribution centre

High-street baker Greggs has commissioned project management firm Clegg Food Projects to build a new distribution centre.

Bakkavor to recruit 470 to meet desserts demand

Bakkavor, the fresh prepared food manufacturer, plans to create 470 new jobs roles across its deli and desserts businesses.

Pladis plans London stock exchange listing from 2020

Pladis, the new £3.58bn business formed from Yildiz Holding, is planning an Initial Public Offering (IPO) as early as 2020, with a view to list on the stockmarket in London

55 new jobs created at Welsh Bakery

Welsh bakery Winning Blend has created 55 new jobs after securing £340,000 of funding from the Wales Economic Growth Fund.

Police called to 2 Sisters’ Pennine factory during strike

Police were called to the 2 Sisters Food Group’s Pennine Foods factory in Sheffield on Monday (June 6) during strike action by the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU).

Northumbrian Fine Foods to invest £1.2M

Northumbrian Fine Foods (NFF), the gluten-free biscuit manufacturer, is investing £1.2M in new baking production capacity.

Health agenda is a big opportunity for bakery

Foods that tap into the health and wellbeing agenda provide a “massive opportunity” for industry innovators and entrepreneurs – but making money from healthy products remains a huge challenge.

News in brief

Anaemia diagnosis levels raise coeliac concern

Almost a quarter (23%) of British adults were told they were anaemic following a blood test, according to a recent YouGov survey for Coeliac UK.

Heritage redesign for bakery packs

Brand marketing specialist The Market Creative has brought the GH Sheldon family back on to the packaging of some of the nation’s best-loved baked goods.

Entry-level sleeve and carton coder is launched

The Celtic Bakers, a north London baker of hand-crafted breads, cakes and patisserie, has become one of the first users of Rotech’s new RF-Lite sleeve and carton coder.

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Macphie unveils versatile Belgian chocolate filling

A Belgian chocolate filling suitable for spreading, piping, or machine injection into a range of baked goods has been introduced by Macphie.

Advertising watchdog ruling ‘disappointing’: RBC

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has been accused of failing to protect the bakery industry from misleading information by the lobby group Real Bread Campaign (RBC).

London bakery fire arsonist caught on CCTV

Dramatic CCTV footage of a masked arsonist attacking a London bakery has been released by the Metropolitan Police.


Bakery and confectionery: sweet appeal

Sugar's negative press is fuelling the growth of alcohol-based sweeteners.

Bakels removes palm oil from bakery range

A range of pastes, emulsifiers and caramels made without palm oil has been launched by British Bakels.

Haydens Bakery fined £40,000 for safety failings

Wiltshire bakery firm Haydens Bakery, part of the Real Good Food Company, has been fined £40,000 for safety failings, after one of its workers was injured by a bowl mixer.

Premier Foods posts group sales up 0.6%

Premier Foods has posted group sales up by 0.6% to £771.7M for the 52 weeks ended April 2 2016.

Lidl recalls three products after allergy fears

Discount retailer Lidl has recalled three of its products on fears that undeclared allergens were present in some of its foods.

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Food firm mergers and acquisitions rise 11%

Food and drink sector mergers and acquisitions (M&A) climbed by 11% in the first quarter of this year, with 51 deals completed, according to business consultancy Grant Thornton.

Seven food manufacturing fires – in pictures

Fires, some linked to suspected arson, have continued to devastate food factories and other premises connected to the sector over the past six months. Here’s a quick photo tour of...


Vitafoods Europe 2016 – a snapshot in tweets

Vitafoods Europe 2016 opened its doors to the world’s healthy food and nutrition industry in Geneva this week. Here we capture some of the show’s big themes delivered by the social...

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts sold for £935M

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts has been bought for £935M ($1.3bn) by Kenco coffee owner JAB Holding.


Food and drink manufacturing Oscars now open

The 2016 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) are now open for entries. So, if your company wants to be recognised for its achievements and join the celebrations at this year's...

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