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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.

Addo Food Group resolves dispute with union Unite

Addo Food Group – the Poole-based food manufacturer formerly known as Pork Farms – has agreed to recognise Unite following a positive meeting with union representatives earlier today (Friday, April 29).

Kerry Group reports growth in business volumes

Kerry Group has posted a 2.9% growth in business volumes, driven by its Taste & nutrition and Consumer food divisions in first quarter results, thanks partly to its children’s snack product...

GMB to protest over Warburtons-owned Giles Foods

Union GMB is planning to stage a series of protests outside supermarket chains Lidl and Morrisons, over a dispute at Warburtons-owned supplier Giles Foods.

Hovis appoints new ceo

Hovis has appointed Nish Kankiwala as its new ceo, replacing Martyn Wilks who is to retire.  

Food firms slam ‘sneaky’ shrinking products claim

Food and drink manufacturers have denied claims made by consumer pressure group Which? that shrinking the pack size of products was a “sneaky way of increasing prices”.

Family-owned biscuit manufacturer bought out after 100 years

Luxury biscuit and cracker manufacturer Thomas J Fudge’s (TJF’s) has ended 100 years of family ownership, after a management buyout with help from investors.

Finsbury unveils non-executive director changes

Finsbury Food Group, the cake and bread manufacturer, has appointed Zoe Morgan as non-executive director.

Bakery firm told to pay +£7k for trapped hand

A bakery firm has been ordered to pay more than £7,000, after a worker’s hand was trapped by a pastry lid maker.

Premier’s shares plunge, as McCormick ditches bid

Premier Foods shares plunged by up to 30% this morning, after US spice firm McCormick ditched its takeover bid for the Mr Kipling manufacturer.

Me and my factory

Délifrance UK in focus: meet the operations manager at Southall

Délifrance UK's Frank Bird tells Noli Dinkovski how a varied career has led to his current strategic role.

More food producers go bust, after ‘supermarket price war’

The rate of food manufacturers going bust has tripled in five years – with an 11% rise in firms going out of business in the past year alone – as...

Premier targets growth, as bid talks continue

Premier Foods set out big growth plans this week, while reporting “constructive” talks with US spice manufacturer McCormick, which wants to buy the Mr Kipling manufacturer.

Crime gang jailed for £20k biscuit lorry theft

Five men have been jailed for stealing a trailer loaded with £20,000 of biscuits from a Burton’s Biscuits factory in south Wales.

EU biocide plans pose ‘food safety threat’

The UK food industry has launched a co-ordinated campaign to seek a change to the European Commission's (EC's) new Biocidal Products Regulation, which, as currently constituted, would limit the availability...

‘Unhygienic’ biscuit firm sorry for double pest infestation

Baketime – the manufacturer branded as operating under “unhygienic conditions” – has admitted double pest infestations at its premises and apologised to Aldi and other customers for sparking a recall of its...

Seven key trends bring £500M biscuit opportunity

United Biscuits (UB) has identified seven key drivers of consumption and purchase that can steer the sustainable growth of the biscuit market.

Police probe cause of London bakery fire

Police and firefighters are probing the cause of a major blaze at a bakery in London, following a suspected arson attack on another bakery in the capital last month.

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Perfect popcorn texture is assured with new rig

Achieving the perfect popcorn texture is now much quicker and more consistent, thanks to the launch of an innovative new testing device by Stable Micro Systems.

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Hovis outsources its EDI needs to cut costs

Hovis has outsourced its electronic data interchange (EDI) requirements to TrueCommerce in a move designed to reduce costs and ‘on-boarding’ times.

‘Dirty food factory’ forces Aldi biscuit recall

Biscuits sold by Aldi and three other retailers have been recalled due to potential pest contamination, after being produced in “unhygienic conditions”.

Bidding battle hots up for Premier Foods

The takeover bidding battle for Premier Foods is hotting up, with US spice and herb firm McCormick raising its bid from an initial 52p a share to 65p, valuing the...

Premier Foods takeover bid latest, as row deepens

Premier Foods would welcome an improved offer from US suitor, spice firm McCormick, or offers from other firms, the manufacturer has re-confirmed, while complaining about press reports which, it claimed,...

Allied Bakeries invests £1M in pancake technology

Allied Bakeries plans to invest more than £1M in a full overhaul of Sunblest pancake production at its East Belfast bakery.

Police probe suspected arson attack at bakery

Police detectives are investigating a suspected arson attack at a bakery in Ballards Lane, Finchley, London.

Allied Bakeries agrees union deal to stop strikes

The Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union and Allied Bakeries have agreed a last minute deal that will avert strike action this week.

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