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.
The top-five food-to-go trends – led by health and wellness – will influence the future of the convenience food sector, according to grocery think-tank IGD.
Costello’s Bakery is to create up to 10 new jobs, after it revealed plans to launch a £150,000 production facility in North Yorkshire.
Bristol-based Anstee’s Bakery had to pay more than £5,000 in costs and damages to Bakers Basco, after using its bread baskets without permission.
A range of “true caramel” toppings and fillings to suit a variety of uses has been launched by an ingredients firm after it invested £1.5M in a new production line.
The rapid change in consumer expectations when it comes to product labelling has had a palpable effect on retailers and is changing the way the food and drinks manufacturing industry...
A bakery in Newport is to close with the loss 161 of jobs after its owner said market conditions had meant the business was no longer viable.
Warburtons has been fined £2M for health and safety failings, after a worker was hospitalised after sustaining life changing injuries following a fall from a mixing machine.
Reformulation of regular products, rather than better-for-you alternatives, is helping food firms meet ever-tougher targets.
Greggs could cut 100 jobs in Scotland, the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw) has claimed, after the high street baker confirmed a nationwide restructuring plan earlier this...
The Apprenticeship Levy came under fire from Paul Wilkinson, chairman of the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink, at the Business Leaders’ Forum yesterday (January 24).
2 Sisters owner, Boparan Holdings, has received an offer for its Fox’s Biscuits business by a mystery bidder, it revealed last week (January 19).
High street baker Greggs has revealed plans to cut between 91 and 120 jobs in a Welsh factory, the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) has said.
Indulgent, premium, healthy, and sustainable and clean, are the four leading trends driving growth in cocoa and chocolate, according a new report.
The Apprentice winner Alana Spencer has completed her bakery firm’s brand transition to Ridiculous Rich by Alana, as January proves to be its busiest month so far.
Speciality cake and bread manufacturer Finsbury Food Group reported “solid trading” in its half-year financial update, despite UK sales falling by 2.9%.
2 Sisters has denied union claims that Brexit was to blame for the planned 280 job losses at The Pizza Factory.
High street baker Greggs reported its 13th consecutive quarter of like-for-like sales growth after a strong festive period, as full-year sales increased by 7% in its latest trading update.
Mondelēz International has launched an investigation, after a live maggot was found in one of its Christmas biscuit selection boxes.
Morrisons recalled batches of cupcakes for undeclared allergens last week, ahead of a recall of illegally repackaged frozen fish and chicken products in Scotland.
Bakery manufacturer Warburtons has launched a new gluten-free crumpet, following calls from its customers to produce more free-from products.
Brexit-related food price rises must not be used as an excuse to exploit workers and customers, the GMB union urged, after Premier Foods revealed it was in talks with retailers...
Almost 50 jobs could be lost at Addo Food Group’s Spalding Bakery, after the pastry manufacturer proposed to restructure its shift system.
Private equity firm Lloyds Development Capital (LDC) has sold its stake in dessert manufacturer Ministry of Cake to French counterpart Mademoiselle Desserts, for an undisclosed sum.
Warburtons, Genius Foods and Northumbrian Fine Foods are founder members of the Gluten Free Industry Association (GFIA), formed in response to the growth of the market for gluten-free products.
Samworth Brothers has acquired the West Cornwall Pasty Company for an undisclosed sum, expanding the manufacturer’s pasty market share in Britain.