Cereals and bakery preparations

A strong peformance from its cake, bread and free-from products increased revenues at Finsbury

Cakes and bread boost sales at Finsbury

By Dan Colombini

A strong performance from its UK cake, bread and free-from products has boosted sales at Finsbury Foods, according to city analysts.

The restyled Burton's Biscuit Company is said to be

Burton's Foods rebrand challenges United Biscuits

By Thomas Chandler

Jammie Dodgers maker Burton's Foods is rebranding its business to Burton's Biscuit Company, in a move that “puts it on the heels” of biscuit giant United Biscuits, according to one analyst.

Worth the candle: Small cake manufacturing start ups have exploded over the past year

Small cake firm start-ups explode

By Freddie Dawson

The number of small cake manufacturers starting up over the past year has exploded, according to the insurance broker Simply Business.

Staff at the Walsall factory face redundancy unless a buyer is found

Maple Leaf Bakery jobs hang in the balance

By Dan Colombini

Maple Leaf Bakery is to close its factory in the West Midlands but 236 jobs could be saved after the firm announced that it had received enquiries from a number of interested parties.

New York Bakery is hoping to double household penetration in the UK

New York Bakery pushes for UK market increase

By Dan Colombini

Leading bagel firm the New York Bakery is seeking to increase its share of the UK bagel market and double household penetration over the next five years after announcing major expansion plans.

Most scientists argue that GM is an essential tool

Wheat producers warned that GM is future

By Rick Pendrous

Wheat producers have been warned that, unless the world accepts genetic modification (GM), global production could suffer a similar fate to that of the US where the crop has been progressively replaced by GM maize and soya.

A fiercely competitive market is threating jobs at Patak's

Patak’s Breads set to cut 108 jobs

By Dan Colombini

Patak's Bread is preparing to shed 108 jobs after the firm announced a proposal to end production at its Lanarkshire bakery at the start of 2012.

The free-from food sector is seeing meteoric growth

Meteoric growth for free-from foods: Mintel

By Rick Pendrous

Britain’s free-from food sector is witnessing meteoric growth as more consumers report intolerance to certain foods, according to a new report about to be published by market research company Mintel. Retail sales are set to soar from £303M a year to £519M...

Tasty prospects for gluten-free product sales

New gluten-free meals signal the move to mainstream

By Freddie Dawson

The launch of two new gluten-free products by Dr Schär UK is further evidence of the category’s move from niche to mainstream lifestyle choice, according to the free-from manufacturer.

Putting on the ritz: Biscuit buyers are looking for 'everyday indulgence.'

In the biscuit world, full fat is now king

By Freddie Dawson

Manufacturers are no longer looking to make healthier cookies and biscuits, preferring instead to focus product development on indulgence and portion control, according to a market expert.