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The balance of food production power is shifting from governments to trans national corporations

Giant multi-nationals to dominate food production

By Mike Stones

The balance of power in global food production is shifting away from national governments to multi-national firms and from western economies to emerging nations, warns a new report from SAC’s Rural Policy Centre. In the first of a two-part series, we...

Inline for growth: rising sugar prices have helped RFG

Real Good Food ‘ripe for investment’

By Mike Stones and Freddie Dawson

Bakery, desserts and sugar distributor The Real Good Food Company (RGF) is “an attractive investment opportunity”, according to financial specialist Shore Capital, after the firm posted an interim statement.

Supercharged croissants: Frutarom hopes to kick-start breakfast by adding natural flavours and extracts to bakery goods

Frutarom offers bakers herbal energy boosters

By Rod Addy

Energizing croissants to kick-start the day are just one product Frutarom could help bakeries develop thanks to a range of bakery compounds derived from herbal extracts it has just launched.

A sweet deal: Premier's sale of its Brookes Avana business to 2 Sisters is a

Premier Foods sells Brookes Avana to 2 Sisters

By Mike Stones

Food manufacturing giant Premier Foods has sold its Brookes Avana business, comprising RF Brookes chilled foods and Avana Bakeries, to 2 Sisters Food Group for £30M.

Products such as 50/50 bread mean consumers can buy healthy bread, that still looks and tastes traditional, said Polson

British bakers rise above Europe

By Tom Chandler

British bakers are setting the standards for their European colleagues to match, according to the Federation of British Bakers (FBB), following a consumer trends survey from Danish enzyme specialist Novozymes.

Saying no more often could save small-scale food and drink firms thousands of pounds

The power of no could save food firms thousands

By Mike Stones

Thousands of pounds are lost by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the food and drink sector due to poor negotiating skills, according to business leaders.

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.