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Food and drink firms misunderstand apprentices

By Mike Stones

The role of apprentices in food and drink firms – particularly small- to medium-sized enterprises – is much misunderstood, David Williams, md of speciality baker Butt Foods told FoodManufacture.co.uk.

Cereal maker Kellogg has agreed a £1.7M deal for the Pringles brand

Kellogg buys Pringles from Procter & Gamble

By Dan Colombini

Cereal maker Kellogg has agreed a £1.7bn ($2.7bn) deal with consumer goods group Procter and Gamble (P&G) for its Pringles canned crisp business after it was revealed that the firm had ended its previous deal with Diamond Foods.

As European lifestyles become ever busier, grazing on snacks is becoming more popular

Nestlé reveals consumer preference for snacks

By Mike Stones

The results of a Nestlé study revealing German consumers’ growing preference for snacks and on-the-go eating are equally valid in the UK and across Western Europe, according to the firm.

Weetabix plans to invest £16M this year

Weetabix invests £16M in UK food processing

By Rod Addy

Weetabix is investing £16M in UK processing this year and rolling out a lean production programme across its factories after trialling it at Burton Latimer in Northamptonshire.

Zut alors! French pastries are threatening to oust traditional British baked goods as the nation's breakfast favourites

French pastries oust British breakfast baked goods

By Mike Stones

French pastries, such as brioche and pain au chocolat, are increasingly replacing traditional British baked goods, like English muffins, on the nation’s breakfast plates, according to new research from market research group Mintel.

Monument Foods is renting its new site from Sunderland City Council

Monument Foods to open Sunderland bakery

By Freddie Dawson

Monument Foods expects to open a new Sunderland bakery “within the next few weeks”, its director Tracy Lyons told FoodManufacture.co.uk.

Maple Leaf's West Midlands bakery is to close with the loss of 236 jobs

Maple Leaf cuts 236 jobs at Walsall bakery

By Tom Chandler

Canadian firm Maple Leaf has confirmed that it plans to close its West Midlands bakery, after failing to find a buyer for the site, with the loss of 236 jobs.

Burton's export deal will put Cadbury Fingers on sale in more than half Loblaw's Canadian outlets

Burton's biscuit firm signs export deal

By Tom Chandler

Burton's Biscuit Company has signed a deal with Canada's largest supermarket firm Loblaw in a move that will boost its total exports by £70M over the next two years.

Greggs performed ahead of analysts expectations for the year

Greggs rises on strong Christmas results

By Dan Colombini

Bakery retailer Greggs has performed ahead of analyst’s expectations during the festive season after posting “excellent” results for the period ending January 7.

Warburtons' job cuts were

Warburtons' 73 job cuts 'had to be made': union

By Tom Chandler

Bakery firm Warburtons' move to axe 73 jobs at its Oldham site was a “difficult decision that had to be made”, according to the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU).