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Signature Flatbreads reported operating profit of £6.8m in 2018

Signature Flatbreads doubles profits

By James Ridler

Signature Flatbreads has more than doubled operating profit to £6.8m in the 12 months to 31 July 2018, despite a slight fall in turnover for the year.

Müller Milk & Ingredients’ South Derbyshire site most at risk

Müller’s Foston plant risks closure, threatening 228 jobs

By James Ridler

Müller Milk & Ingredients’ South Derbyshire plant is most at risk of closure in its continuing cost-reduction programme, threatening 228 jobs according to the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw).

Dale Farm products include milk, cream, cheese, ice cream, yogurt and spreads

Dale Farm to end cheese production at Fivemiletown

By Noli Dinkovski

Dairy cooperative Dale Farm is to close its creamery site in Fivemiletown, Northern Ireland, and transfer the bulk of its branded cheese production to a facility in Cullybackey.

Magners owner C&C Group has acquired a minority share in craft brewer Jubel

Craft brewer Jubel secures investment

By James Ridler

Cornwall-based brewery startup Jubel has received investment from Magners owner C&C Group to help drive distribution of its craft beers.

Premier Foods owns brands ranging from Mr Kipling and Ambrosia to Batchelors

Premier Foods review weighs all options

By Helen Gilbert

The wholesale break-up of all Premier Foods brands, including Mr Kipling, is one option it is considering, after hiring advisors at boutique firm d'Angelin & Co to help with its strategic review.

The Chocolate Fudge (pictured) and Sticky Toffee desserts are claimed to be suitable for 99% of the population

Freaks of Nature enters foodservice market

By Noli Dinkovski

Vegan puddings maker Freaks of Nature has moved into foodservice for the first time after appointing Vegetarian Express to distribute two products to caterers, hotels and restaurants.