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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.

Giant Crumpets boost Warburtons’ profits

Warburtons posted a 2.3% increase in operating profit to £35.5M last year, boosted by sales of its Giant Crumpets, while overall sales fell for the year.

Gluten-free foods are typically higher in fat: study

Gluten-free products pose an obesity risk to consumers because they typically contain “significantly higher” fat levels than their gluten-containing equivalents, a study has found.

Canned water leads summer product launches

Drinks firms CanO Water and Orchard Twist hoped to quench consumers’ thirsts this summer with their new beverage product launches, featured in this photogallery.

Planning permission granted to £14M food factory

Snack manufacturer Wholebake has been granted planning permission to build a £14M factory at its site in north-east Wales, which would create more than 120 jobs.

Snack trends webinar: today is the big day

There's still time to register for the Food Manufacture Group’s free, one-hour webinar – Sustainable snacking trends for 2017 – which takes place today at 3pm, London time.

Food and drink firms named in top exporters’ list

Food and drink manufacturers were recognised in a list of the top 200 UK businesses with the fastest growing international sales, featured in this photogallery.

Food factory plans could create more than 120 jobs

Plans to build a £14M food factory in north-east Wales could create more than 120 jobs, depending on the decision of the local council.

Confectionery sauce maker Fruitapeel sold in MBO

Fruit and confectionery sauce manufacturer Fruitapeel has been sold as part of a management buyout (MBO) for an undisclosed fee, it revealed yesterday (June 1).

News in brief

New cake whipping agent for warmer weather

A whipping agent suitable for warmer temperatures is now on the market from Dutch firm FrieslandCampina Kievit.

Fat-soluble flavours for chocolate fillings unveiled

Nine new fat-soluble flavours for fillings in confectionery, bakery and dairy products have been launched by Sensient.

Village Bakery to add 50 jobs and 12 apprenticeships

North Wales bread and pastry maker Village Bakery will create 50 new jobs, including 12 apprenticeships, to help it supply its growing demand, the baker revealed today (May 31).

Food and drink acquisitions of the year so far

The food and drink manufacturing sector has seen a series of high profile mergers and acquisitions this year. We capture the top deals in photos.

Gluten-free seeds offer supply chain guarantee

A new range of gluten-free seeds that come with a guarantee of no cross-contamination in the supply chain have been introduced by Unicorn Ingredients.

Greggs sales rise 7.5% as it concludes job cut talks

High street baker Greggs has reported an increase in total sales of 7.5% in the first 19 weeks of the year, and confirmed the completion of staff talks to ‘cut...


Bakery spotlight: why the feelgood factor still matters

Mounting pressure from health groups hasn’t deterred consumer desire for ‘feelgood’ foods.

Premier focuses on cost efficiency as profit falls

Premier Foods reported a 9.3% drop in underlying profit to £117M in its full-year trading update, as the business vowed to focus on cost efficiency and revenue growth.

News in brief

Supplier moves into bakery to meet fruit demand

An Exeter-based ingredients supplier is to capitalise on the trend for new fruit flavours in products by moving into the bakery market.

FMEAs 2017

Food manufacturing Oscars: could you win one?

The 2017 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards, which recognise the very best companies and individuals in UK food and drink manufacturing, are now open for receipt of entries.

Genius Foods enters food science lab partnership

Gluten-free bakery manufacturer Genius Foods has entered into a partnership with Queen Margaret University’s (QMU’s) new food science laboratory.

Food and drink Sunday Times Rich List gallery

Four of Britain’s richest food and drink manufacturing families – Weston, Samworth, Warburton and Boparan – feature in this photogallery of the nation’s wealthiest people named in the Sunday Times Rich List. ...

The food and drink manufacturing Rich List

Three food manufacturing families – Samworth, Warburton and Boparan – were among the sector’s representation in this year’s Sunday Times Rich List, with a combined wealth of £1.6bn.

Ed Sheeran biscuits lead latest food launches

Packs of ginger biscuits featuring pop star Ed Sheeran and new caramel digestive flavours from McVitie lead this month’s photogallery of new product development (NPD) in the food and drink...

Marks & Spencer to test online food service

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has set out plans to trial its own online food shopping service, as it prepares to compete with the industry’s leading online food retailers....

Tax on sugary drinks may be extended after review

The sugar tax on soft drinks, which was passed by parliament on Tuesday [April 25] and will come into force next April, could be extended to a raft of other...

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Fox's raises its forecast accuracy

Biscuit company Fox's, a subsidiary of 2 Sisters Food Group, which operates from three manufacturing sites in Batley, Kirkham and Uttoxeter, has improved its forecasting, manufacturing and promotions planning practices...

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