Bakery

Bakkavor is to create 127 new jobs in Highbridge

Bakkavor to create 127 new jobs

By James Ridler

Desserts manufacturer Bakkavor is to create 127 new jobs at its Highbridge site as it gears up for the busy Christmas period.

The Hovis brand is 134 years old

Analysis

Hovis acquisition builds Endless bakery portfolio

By Rod Addy

Endless LLP's acquisition of Hovis builds its bakery presence, with the bread brand joining cake manufacturer Bright Blue Foods in the private equity firm's portfolio and opportunities for synergies, one financial adviser claims.

Function ingredients have seen a sales boost thanks to the coronavirus and subsequent lockdowns

Ingredients and NPD

Functional agenda: Healthy ingredients receive boost during pandemic

By Michelle Perrett

Vegan ingredients, fruits and traditional cakes are just a few of the products benefiting from the coronavirus pandemic, which has prompted increased consumer focus on health, indulgence, provenance and functional ingredients.

Consumer demands have placed pressure on bakery processors to invest in new equipment at their factories

Oven-ready strategy

By Michelle Perrett

Demand for quantity and quality has forced high-volume artisan producers and larger plant bakers to upgrade equipment, while driving up efficiency and cracking down on waste.

Hovis employs 2,800 people in eight bakeries, one flourmill and three distribution centres across the UK

Newlat Food confirms bid for Hovis

By Rod Addy

Italy's Newlat Food has confirmed its proposed acquisition of Hovis, following a Sky News report flagging the move, with Newlat claiming a successful bid would enable it to reach sales of €1bn within 24 months.

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