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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.

Tunnock’s Teacake factory expansion creates 30 jobs

Teacake manufacturer Tunnock’s is to create up to 30 jobs at its factory, after announcing a multi-million pound plan to expand its main site in Scotland.

Premier Foods’s strategy ‘is paying off’, claims boss

Premier Foods’s boss Gavin Darby claims his recovery strategy is paying off, after the manufacturer reported its fourth consecutive quarter of rising sales.

Call for wholegrain intake guidelines after confusion

The lack of a global consensus on recommended wholegrain intake has left consumers in a potential state of confusion over how much they should eat, new research has found.

Allied Bakeries to close depot with loss of 53 jobs

Allied Bakeries, the Kingsmill and Allinson manufacturer, is planning to close its Chester Road distribution depot in Saltney with the possible loss of 53 jobs. 

Finsbury ‘confident’ on delivering strong profits

Finsbury Food Group, the specialty cake and bread manufacturer, said that it was “confident” of delivering strong profits for the year. 

Morrisons bakery reopens three days after fire

Morrison’s Wakefield bakery has reopened, just three days after the site was ravaged by fire.

Hostess Brand sold again to go public

Hostess Brands – the maker of snack cake Twinkies – has been sold to the private equity firm The Gores Group, with a view to making the company public later this year.

Morrisons bakery blaze severely damages site

A large fire that ripped through a Morrisons’ bakery was battled through the night by West Yorkshire fire-fighters yesterday (July 3).

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.

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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.

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