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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.

The latest food innovations – photogallery

Pasta made from seaweed and Marmite-flavoured biscuits lead our photgallery of the latest food innovations.

News in brief

Furniss Biscuits begins investment programme

Furniss Biscuits has installed a new modern oven as part of its ongoing investment programme.

Interactive Data

Which sector saw highest costs since the Brexit vote?

The cost of manufacturing food and drink products has risen 4.3% over the past 12 months across all sectors, according to latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Morrisons hires worker to watch The Great British Bake Off

Morrisons has cooked up a “dream job” for keen baker Anastasia Duncanson, who was employed to watch the upcoming season seven of the BBC TV show The Great British Bake Off, and react to the...

Product innovation photogallery for August

Sandwich-inspired crisps and water from maple trees lead this month’s photogallery of new food and drink releases.

Pastry maker targets manufacturers after £3.6M spend

A Scottish pie and pastry maker has set its sights on working with new food manufacturers after completing the first phase of a £3.6M investment into the site.

News in brief

Signature Flatbreads opens new £10M factory extension

Food and farming minister George Eustice opened a new £10M extension to Signature Flatbread’s factory in Dunstable last month (July 4).

Food Standards Agency ‘sorry’ for email error

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has been forced to apologise to subscribers to its food safety alert system yesterday (August 4), after up to 10 separate emails were sent out in error.

Bakery factory’s £13M build to create 50 jobs

Geary’s Bakery’s plans for a £13M factory could create up to 50 new jobs and double its bread-making production.

Greggs posts 6% rise in sales to £422M

High street baker Greggs posted a 6% rise in sales, which were boosted by its under-400 calories range, Balanced Choice.

Gilsons bakery installs spiral freezers

UK bakery Gilsons, based at Kettering in Northamptonshire, has invested in two spiral systems from freezing and chilling equipment manufacturer Starfrost to help it introduce new products and boost capacity...

Manufacturing Oscar winners explain business boost

Winning a Food Manufacture Excellence Award (FMEA) won widespread industry recognition and boosted team morale, according to five of last year’s leading Oscar winners. There’s still time match their achievements...

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