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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.

Warburtons tests groundbreaking robot at Burnley

Warburtons is testing a groundbreaking robot picker at its Burnley Wraps and Thins plant, where it officially opened its latest sheet and cut line on May 20.

M&S’s profit ‘depends on food suppliers’

Upmarket retailer Marks & Spencer’s (M&S’s) first return to profit in four years reflects the strength of its relationship with its food suppliers, according to market analyst Conlumino....

Bakery sets out on satiating mission with new products

Five new weight management concepts from DuPont Nutrition and Health focus on the bakery sector, including breads, cakes and cereal bars.

Premier Foods plans more innovation

Premier Foods is stepping up innovation plans, after seeing gains from initial steps in the past year, ceo Gavin Darby claimed as he reported on full-year results at an analyst...

Greencore invests in new product development

Greencore is investing in longer shelf-life products to boost efficiency and cut waste and hot snacks to meet continued growth in demand for food-to-go, according to chief financial officer Alan...

Home-grown brands popular among Brits

Six of the 10 most popular food and drink products in the UK are based there, according to data from Kantar Worldpanel.

Scottish food industry to get £70M

Scotland’s food industry will get £70M as part of the new Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) 2014–2020, which is expected to receive formal EU approval shortly.

Free-from dominates latest food innovations

Free-from products dominated food innovations launched in the past four weeks.


Clean-labels: a dirty game?

The industry's drive to make food and drink labels easier for consumers to read has been attacked in a recently published book. Lynda Searby finds out how the sector has...

Black Farmer backs gluten-free study

Sausage maker The Black Farmer has thrown its weight behind a Lancaster University Management School project to find out the precise motivations behind consumers turning to gluten-free products.

Food manufacturers fail to provide healthy and eco-friendly sandwiches

Food manufacturers are failing to provide consumers with healthy and environmentally-friendly sandwich options, according to healthy eating organisation Eating Better.

Nestlé changes Kit Kat name to YouTube Break

Food manufacturer Nestlé has changed the name of its iconic Kit Kat to YouTube Break, its biggest redesign in its 80-year history.

EDME pumps £2M into Essex site

Bakery ingredients supplier EDME is pumping over £2M into its manufacturing facilities in a turnover-boosting bid to modernise and diversify its operations.

UB plans further multi-million pound investments

United Biscuits (UB) will boost its overall output by pumping millions of pounds into its UK manufacturing facilities, following an initial £50M investment at its Harlesden site.

Fabulous Bakin’ boys reveals its new name

The Fabulous Bakin’ Boys, a Daelmans Group-owned manufacturer of branded muffins and flapjacks, has rebranded to the ‘Fabulous Bakers’, ahead of a major marketing push and reformulation project.

Bright Blue Foods targets £100M in sales

Bright Blue Foods is targeting £100M in sales within four years as the cake business gears up for further growth after restructuring and investing £2M in its Shadsworth bakery in...

Allied Bakeries shrugs off Tesco dropping Kingsmill bread

Allied Bakeries (AB) won’t be stung by Tesco’s decision to drop the bakery giant’s flagship Kingsmill bread brand, Nick Law, AB’s operations director has claimed.

British Bakels invests to grow

Bakery ingredients specialist British Bakels will pump £700,000 into its Bicester, Oxford, manufacturing headquarters in a bid to boost the site's efficiencies and its potential to grow sales.

Finsbury aims to save 150 jobs at desserts firm

Finsbury Food Group aims to buy foodservice supplier Johnstone’s Just Desserts out of administration, saving 150 jobs.

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Glanbia Nutritionals announces second ancient grain investment

Global food ingredients giant Glanbia Nutritionals is preparing to make a further investment in its recently opened multi-million pound oat milling facility to boost its presence in the ancient grains...

Northern Ireland pastry firm creates 43 jobs

A pastry firm is creating 43 jobs in Strabane, Northern Ireland, as a result of a £7.4M investment.


A big unknown in cereal

Own-label manufacturers are secretive. But John Hiles is ready to rip open the box of the cereal business he heads, Nicholas Robinson reports

US snack maker opts for flexibility

Florida-based snack manufacturer ARA Food Corporation has increased capacity, improved efficiency and reduced overheads with the installation of a third packaging system, which comprises a vertical form, fill and seal...

Food industry people on the move – in pictures

Morrisons, Iglo Group, Leatherhead Food Research and Assured Food Standards were all left searching for new bosses this month as the current incumbents announced their decisions to step away from...

Greggs’s ‘strong’ results praised by analysts

High street baker Greggs has posted own-shop like-for-like sales up by 5.9% in the first four months of the year, in “a strong” set of results, according to the analyst...