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.
27-Dec-2012 - Appearing on BBC TV’s Dragons’ Den helped Yorkshire cake entrepreneur Allison Whitmarsh secure the backing she needs to build cake factories across the UK.
18-Dec-2012 - The launch of a robotics packaging solution to individually wrap mini cakes and muffins helped the Fabulous Bakin’ Boys become the Great British Bounce Back Champion.
17-Dec-2012 - A Yorkshire baker is appearing on BBC TV’s Dragons’ Den on December 23 in a bid to secure the backing she needs to make her premium cakes a national brand.
11-Dec-2012 - Cake, flapjack and muffin maker, the Fabulous Bakin’ Boys are reaping the benefits of a £3M investment in robotic technology, which is enabling the firm to grow new markets, cut costs and boost efficiency.
11-Dec-2012 - A Portsmouth baker was fined £5,000 and banned from operating a food business in the UK after environmental health officers found a robin flying around his mice-infested premises.
04-Dec-2012 - Sponsored by: Lauras International Winner: Allied Bakeries
04-Dec-2012 - Part of international farmer-owned cooperative Groupe Limagrain, Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients (LCI), has used its knowledge of different types of flour and their interactions with ingredients and processes to develop a clean-label improver to make crispier Danish Pastries called Danish Pastry Amel.
30-Nov-2012 - The md of Premier Foods’ bakery division, Iwan Williams, has resigned from his position, the week after the firm revealed plans to close two bakeries in Birmingham and London with the loss of 900 jobs.
20-Nov-2012 - News that debt-laden giant Premier Foods plans to axe 900 jobs, close two bakeries and restructure its distribution system was greeted with fury by unions and applause by City analysts.
20-Nov-2012 - Britain’s biggest food manufacturer has unveiled plans to close two bakeries and four distribution centres with the loss of 900 jobs from its bread division.
12-Nov-2012 - A Sunderland couple claim to have found an earwig crawling around inside a packet of bread rolls they bought in their local branch of Asda.
06-Nov-2012 - Lanarkshire food manufacturer Border Biscuits has scooped a national food manufacturing award.
01-Nov-2012 - The much debated launch of a consistent ‘front-of-pack’ nutrition label is currently the talk of the food manufacturing and retail industry, writes Ian Pickett, joint founder of specialist recruitment agency Drayton Partners.
31-Oct-2012 - Dawn and Unifine have united under the Dawn name to create a global sweet bakery and ingredients company.
31-Oct-2012 - Rhodia Aroma Performance's Govanil range of vanilla flavours have been designed to offer superior functional properties for bakery and confectionery industry food products. They can be used in cookies, petit beurre biscuits, vanilla or chocolate fillings and pastry creams.
31-Oct-2012 - A US-themed stand at a London Coffee Festival inspired a Welsh bakery to launch US-style chocolate cake pops for the UK's coffee shops and retail outlets.
31-Oct-2012 - The most likely buyer for Premier Foods’ bread brand Hovis will be a foreign firm, according to an industry expert.
30-Oct-2012 - Waitrose launched the snack product of its former meat counter worker in 196 of its stores last week (October 22).
29-Oct-2012 - Staff at Britain’s biggest high street baker Greggs have stripped for a charity calendar in support of the BBC appeal Children in Need.
28-Oct-2012 - Multinational firm Cargill has been ordered to pay £47,484 after a worker lost three fingers at its factory at Trafford Park, near Manchester.
26-Oct-2012 - Food manufacturer 2 Sisters has welcomed a ruling from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) approving its acquisition of Brookes Avana, after the group agreed to sell its Christmas pudding manufacturing business.
24-Oct-2012 - Hovis manufacturer Premier Foods has lost a contract worth £75M with an unnamed grocery chain, according to its latest interim management statement.
18-Oct-2012 - Staff at two of Fox’s three biscuits factories rejected strike action today (October 18), following a dispute over pay and conditions.
18-Oct-2012 - Administrators are still looking for a buyer for pizza supplier Paramount Foods, which went into administration earlier this month.
18-Oct-2012 - Staff at two of Fox’s three Biscuits factories are to vote on strike action today (October 18), which could result in a walk out at 7pm tonight in a dispute over pay and conditions.