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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.

Business Leaders’ Forum

Business Leaders: ‘premier event in food calendar’

The Business Leaders’ Forum (BLF) – organised by the Food Manufacture Group – has grown to become “probably the premier event in the food calendar”,  according to host sponsor DWF.

Premier Foods’s share price is ‘undervalued’

Premier Foods’s share price is undervalued and fails to reflect recent business improvements, according to City analyst Shore Capital.

Food boss: people integral to business growth

Retaining knowledgeable employees who are committed to the business is the key to any successful food manufacturing business, according to one food boss.

News in brief

Hovis outsources its EDI data sharing needs

Hovis has outsourced its electronic data interchange (EDI) requirements to TrueCommerce Europe, a HighJump company, in a move designed to reduce costs and the time taken to bring new customers...

Real Good Food issues profit warning

Real Good Food has issued a profit warning after it claimed a company restructure has had a short-term negative impact on margins.

Simpsons Foods consulting with staff over 100 jobs

Pudding manufacturer and food packaging firm Simpsons Ready Foods has entered a period of consultation about up to 100 employees’ jobs that are at risk, the firm has confirmed.

Business Leaders’ Forum

Four food and drink industry surprises of 2015

A shift in power from retailers to their suppliers, leading to a better year than expected, was one of four key surprises that shaped the UK food and drink industry...

Business Leaders’ Forum

Jamie Oliver ‘deserves food manufacturers’ thanks’

Food and drink manufacturers should thank celebrity chef and anti-sugar campaigner Jamie Oliver for focusing attention on their contribution to healthy eating, according to Geoff Eaton, chairman of New England...

Premier Foods ‘past darkest hour’ – just don’t mention weather

Premier Foods is past its “darkest financial hours” and is now re-investing growth within the business, according to market analyst Shore Capital.

Premier Foods’s results sweetened by Sweet Treats

Premier Foods claims a strong Sweet Treats performance helped the business achieve year-to-date group sales up by 0.3%.

Solvay's new flavours meet natural vanilla trend

Solvay Aroma Performance has claimed it is meeting the demand for natural vanilla in healthy or clean-label products with two new flavours.

Sainsbury recalls bread over metal fears

Sainsbury recalled bread that may contain metal pieces and Iceland recalled frozen ribs with incorrect storage instructions this week. 

General Mills to close Jus-Rol site: 265 job losses

General Mills has confirmed the closure of its Jus-Rol pastry factory in Berwick-upon-Tweed this autumn, with the loss of 265 jobs.

Health takes over New Year food and drink innovations

Health and wellness has dominated the latest food and drink innovations, as businesses attempt to tap into consumers looking to start the year with a healthier diet.

‘Kill-joy’ school bans birthday cakes

A Lancashire primary school has banned children bringing birthday cakes to school over allergen fears.

Finsbury posts ‘positive’ results in challenging market

Speciality cake and bread manufacturer Finsbury Food Group has posted positive results with widespread growth despite operating in a “challenging” market for the first half of its financial year.

ABF results: Allied Bakeries boosts sales volumes

Allied Bakeries has managed to boost sales volumes but continues to experience ‘pricing challenges’, according to a trading update from parent company Associated British Foods (ABF).

Wrights installs £1.2M pie line as expansion unfolds

Wrights Food Group is poised to step up production of its range of pies following a £1.2M investment in a new production line.

Greggs ends ‘excellent year’ on a high

High street baker Greggs ended its “excellent year” on a high note, after strong sales growth in sandwiches and drinks including healthy options, claims the firm. 

News in brief

Aryzta’s fleet management system to optimise distribution

Aryzta Food Solutions UK, the bakery products company which owns the Delice de France brand, has a deployed fleet performance and journey management system across its entire UK fleet of...

Good Week, Bad Week

Buyouts, booze and jobs lead week’s news

Buyouts, alcohol and jobs lead this week’s selection of the top headlines from the UK food and drink manufacturing sector.


Doughnuts set for five-day shelf-life revolution

Doughnuts are set for a “massive leap forward” with the imminent launch of a mix that will guarantee them a five-day shelf-life, can reveal.

Glendale Foods in management buyout

Salford-based manufacturer Glendale Foods has undergone a management buyout for an undisclosed sum.

Top food ingredients trends for 2016

‘It’s all about protein’ is one of four key trends set to shape the ingredients market in 2016, according to food ingredients supplier EHL Ingredients.

Speculation over 2 Sisters’ potential sale of Fox’s

Renewed speculation suggests that Boparan Holdings – the parent company of 2 Sisters Food Group – could be looking to sell Fox’s Biscuits.