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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.

Real Good Food sales grow despite volatile market

Real Good Food’s sales grew by 5% to £49M in the six months to September 30 2016, driven by the performance of its premium bakery division – the company revealed...

2 Sisters’ Fox’s Biscuits factory fire hospitalises two

Two engineers were hospitalised with smoke inhalation after a fire at 2 Sisters’ Fox’s Biscuits factory in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire this week (December 5).

Bakkavor appoints two non-executive directors

Own-label food manufacturer Bakkavor has appointed two non-executive directors, as part of the company’s plans for growth in the UK and internationally.

Fire tackled at celebration cake factory

Firefighting services were called to tackle a blaze at cake maker Lightbody’s factory in Hamilton, near Glasgow, last week.

ABF plans new bakery

Associated British Foods (ABF) has announced plans to open a new bakery in Lincolnshire.

Food recalls sparked by nuts and milk

Food manufacturer Dr Oetker and Asda recalled a number of food products last week, after it was discovered they contained undeclared allergens.

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Palm oil-free emulsifier gets UK launch

A range of palm oil-free emulsifiers designed for a wide range of products has been launched by Thew Arnott.

Food Crime Unit launches confidential hotline

A confidential food crime hotline has been launched by the National Food Crime Unit (NFCU), which it hoped would encourage industry insiders to report offences.

Biscuit manufacturer creates 40 jobs

Up to 40 jobs have been created at a biscuit manufacturer in Gateshead, after the company’s new £1.2M bake oven and production line became fully operational.

Tesco’s top Christmas food trends get euro flavour

Consumers are set to embrace European food traditions this festive season, with demand doubling in the past three years, according to Britain’s biggest retailer.

Greggs opens new distribution centre

High-street baker Greggs has opened a new 4,645m2 distribution centre in Enfield, which it said would improve efficiency and increase delivery capacity.

Ginsters wins training scheme award

Ginsters was one of the 34 organisations – including food and drink manufacturers – commended for their commitment to training in The Princess Royal Training Award.


Bradgate Bakery youngster wins Young Talent award

Bradgate Bakery’s Wojciech Kalinowski has landed the prestigious Young Talent of the Year award in the food and drink manufacturing industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs).


Ginsters wraps up two manufacturing Oscars

Food-to-go manufacturer Ginsters has won two manufacturing Oscars – Bakery manufacturing company of the year and Supply chain initiative of the year – at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) – earlier...

Bakery fined £60k for mice infestation

A bakery in Birmingham has been fined £60,000 for a mouse infestation, after droppings were discovered throughout the building.

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Cake manufacturer reveals expansion plans

Fledgling company Cake is ready to take on more orders after moving to a new factory in February, bakery manager Tracey Lindle tells Noli Dinkovski.

Food and drink new product developments – photogallery

Festive flavoured crisps and chocolate pizza lead this selection of new products from food and drink manufacturers in this photogallery.

More than 100 jobs saved at bakery chain

Up to 100 jobs have been saved at Cooplands Bakery, after the firm was bought out of administration last week.

Biscuit business makes £1.25M from crowdfunding

Online biscuit firm Biscuiteers raised £1.25M from more than 780 investors, as part of its crowdfunding campaign launched last month.

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Easier to eat wholegrain can boost fibre intake

An Essex-based ingredients firm is helping to tackle the nation’s fibre deficiency by introducing a ‘soft-sprouted’ wholegrain that is said to be easier to consume than conventional varieties.

Profits rise for ABF after Brexit vote

Associated British Foods (ABF) has posted growth in group revenue to £13.4bn in the 53 weeks to September 17 2016, a 5% rise from last year.

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Bakery manager: ‘handmade’ cakes driving growth

A Scottish bakery manager has claimed consumer demand for products that look like they are made by hand is driving growth in the sector.

Village Bakery installs flow wrappers

The Village Bakery in Wrexham has recently installed two additional Fuji Alpha VII box motion flow-wrapping systems from Paramount Packaging Systems in a move designed to increase efficiencies, reduce labour...

Furniss Biscuits boosts production capacity with a new steel band oven

Furniss Biscuits, the Cornish biscuit manufacturer, which is part of the Proper Cornish Group, has recently installed a new steel band oven at its Redruth bakery.

Automatic line ensures 'first-in, first-out'

The Modular Vertical System (MVS) is an automatic bakery production line that combines modularity and intelligence in the design of the equipment, according to its French manufacturer Mecatherm.

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