Bakery

Bolton: 'Our focus will remain on being category leaders and serving our customers, suppliers, staff and stakeholders'

Addo Food Group names new boss

By Rod Addy

Addo Food Group has promoted Deborah Bolton from joint chief operating officer to chief executive officer (CEO), replacing Chris Peters, effective immediately.

Smith: ‘The sector is heavily dependent on its people to drive productivity’

Opinion

Apprenticeships help to secure trade’s future

By Alasdair Smith

Alasdair Smith, chief executive of Scottish Bakers, highlights the role in training and apprenticeships have in securing the future of the food and drink industry.

Pie Mezzanae is to triple turnover and boost staff thanks to advice given by a local business support hub

Pie-maker to hire staff and triple turnover

By James Ridler

Blackburn-based pie business Pie Mezzanae has unveiled plans to expand the business and hire more staff, as it aims to smash its three-year turnover target.

Products made at Kara include floured baps and seeded deli rolls

Finsbury in £1m Kara factory spend

By Noli Dinkovski

Bakery firm Finsbury Food Group has invested £1m into boosting production efficiency at its Kara foodservice facility in Manchester.

Thomas Fudge's specialises in premium and artisinal biscuits

Burton’s Biscuit Co buys Thomas Fudge’s

By Rod Addy

Burton’s Biscuit Co has acquired Thomas Fudge’s, the premium sweet and savoury branded and own-label biscuit manufacturer, which bakes Marmite products under licence, from private equity firm Livingbridge.

Mr Crumb director Jason Coyle displaying some of the products available to the US market

Mr Crumb gains new US listings

By Aidan Fortune

Irish stuffing manufacturer Mr Crumb has earned new listings in the US market, broadening its international footprint.

Emma Varlow oversee a £10m spend in TV, radio, social and in-store marketing campaigns

Weetabix hires new On The Go boss

By Noli Dinkovski

Weetabix has hired a new On The Go general manager to oversee anticipated growth in the breakfast drinks brand.

Acryleast can be used in food typically high in acrylamide, such as crackers. Picture © Kerry Group plc

New yeast can slash acrylamide levels: Kerry

By Noli Dinkovski

A non-genetically modified organism (GMO) yeast that is claimed to reduce acrylamide levels by up to 90% in a wide range of food and drink products has been launched by Kerry Group.

RGF aims to focus on core businesses such as its Renshaw and Rainbow Dust cake decoration

Real Good Food sells RGF Patisserie

By Rod Addy

Real Good Food (RGF) has sold frozen desserts firm RGF Patisserie, trading as Chantilly Patisserie, to its management team as it continues plans to focus on its core business.

The Kensey Foods site set to close in July manufactures premium desserts

Job losses as Kensey Foods closes

By Aidan Fortune

More than 600 jobs are to be lost with the closure of desserts manufacturer Kensey Foods in Launceston, Cornwall.

The Office for National Statistics studied 17,000 products between September 2015 and June 2017 to determine the rate of shrinkflation

Shrinkflation hits food industry

By Aidan Fortune

The bread and cereals category has been most affected by shrinkflation since 2015, new pricing research has found.

BBF has secured £40m of funding through a three-year finance facility

BBF secures £40m of investment

By James Ridler

Own-label baked goods manufacturer BBF has secured £40m of investment through a financing facility to support its future growth plans.

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