Bakery

Healthy indulgence continues to be a buzz-phrase in bakery

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Bakery & confectionery trends 2022

By Alyson Magee

Pressure to make products healthier for shoppers may have temporarily eased as prices have soared, but that doesn't mean processors are easing off reformulation or innovation, says Alyson Magee.

David Moore is its first group head of ESG.

Compleat Food Group appoints first group head of ESG

By Michelle Perrett

The Compleat Food Group (TCFG) is making a major investment in its ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance factors) capabilities with the appointment of David Moore as its first group head of ESG.

Two Yorkshire universities have helped digitalise Rakusen's with the help of a £618k grant

Rakusen’s digitalises business with £618k grant

By Gwen Ridler

Sheffield Hallam’s National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering (NCEFE) and the University of Bradford’s Faculty of Engineering have secured a £618k grant to support biscuit and wafer manufacturer Rakusen’s growth and sustainability plans.

Abbey Logistics has been awarded a new contract with Premier Foods

Abbey Logistics in new flour deal with Premier Foods

By Michelle Perrett

Bulk road tanker specialist Abbey Logistics has been awarded a new contract to transport all bulk flour produced at Premier Food’s mill in Andover to their bakeries throughout the UK.

Elkes Biscuits has been sold to Boparan Private Holdings for an undisclosed sum.

Elkes Biscuits sale saves more than 500 jobs

By Gwen Ridler

Uttoxeter-based Elkes Biscuits has been sold to the Boparan Private Office (BPO) for an undisclosed fee, saving the jobs of more than 500 employees at the site.

Higgidy is to invest £10m into its Shoreham-by-Sea operations

Higgidy invests £10m in factory expansion

By Gwen Ridler

Savoury pastry manufacturer Higgidy is to invest £10m in expanding and developing its Shoreham-by-Sea headquarters, thanks to Samworth Brothers increasing its stake in the business.

Currie: 'We have created a plan for strong growth'

Greggs appoints successor to Roger Whiteside as CEO

By Rod Addy

Greggs, the bakery retailer and manufacturer, has appointed Roisin Currie, currently Greggs retail and property director, as chief executive, replacing Roger Whiteside, who has already announced his intention to step down from the board.

Just Desserts makes a range of artisanal desserts and cakes, including cheesecakes

Regal Food Products Group acquires Just Desserts

By Rod Addy

Regal Food Products Group Plc, the company behind the Regal Bakery, Regal Foods and Yorkshire Baking Company brands, has acquired premium desserts manufacturer Just Desserts for an undisclosed sum.

Veganuary has heralded a swathe of new product launches from food and drink firms

Veganuary 2022 new product launches

By Gwen Ridler

With Veganuary now upon us, Food Manufacture takes a look at some of the latest products launched by food firms hoping to tempt consumers away from meat this January.

Soreen features on tonight's epsiode of Inside the Factory

Inside the factory visits Soreen

By Gwen Ridler

MasterChef star Greg Wallace visits malt loaf manufacturer Soreen in tonight’s episode of BBC documentary series Inside the Factory (5 January 2022).

Jamie Mithcell has been named Urban Legend chairman

Urban Legend appoints Jamie Mitchell as chairman

By Gwen Ridler

Healthier doughnut brand Urban Legend has appointed industry veteran Jamie Mitchell as its new chairman, helping to lead the expansion of the business across the UK and internationally.

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