Bakery

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.

Higher folic acid intake is required in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy

Bakers back folic acid move by Government

By Michelle Perrett

Bakery manufacturers have welcomed the Government's decision to make it mandatory for folic acid to be added to non-wholemeal wheat flour across the UK to help prevent life-threatening spinal conditions in babies.

L to R: Jara and Master: Simply Doughnuts is developing new flavours for overseas customers

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

Simply Doughnuts in NPD and export push

By Rod Addy & James Ridler

Simply Doughnuts, winner of the 2021 Food Manufacture Bakery Manufacturing Company of the Year award, is launching three new flavours and enjoying export success, founder, owner and managing director Shiraz Master explains in this exclusive podcast.

Lill: 'Committed to continuing to invest'

BBF agrees to acquire Sargents Bakeries

By Rod Addy

BBF Limited has agreed to acquire Sargents Bakeries Limited, which makes sweet pies, tarts and sundaes for an undisclosed sum, creating a combined business with a turnover of almost £200m, employing 1,700 people.

The past month has seen a number of senior appointments by food and drink firms

People on the move in food and drink round-up

By Gwen Ridler

From baking to whisky distilling, we cover appointments from across the industry over the past month in this round-up of people on the move in food and drink.

Meatless Farm, Nim's Fruit Crisps and Verdino Foods were just some of the recent plant-based launches

Plant-based new product development round-up

By Gwen Ridler

From meat-free chicken burgers to air-dried ingredients, ‘World first’ confectionery launches to vegan friendly brioche buns, we cover the latest in plant-based new product development from food manufacturers.

New launches, rebrands and developments in materials feature in this packaging round-up

Packaging round-up: Rebrands and new developments

By Gwen Ridler

New recyclable packaging at TruffleHunter, the development of paper-based bags at Bauck and a ‘first of its kind’ integrated bottle cap all feature in this round-up of food and drink packaging developments.

The Tollcross factory has been hit by successive job cuts in the past few years

Pladis: Tollcross factory closure planned for 2022

By Rod Addy

Pladis, the biscuit and snacks manufacturer behind brands such as Jacob's, Go ahead and Carr's has confirmed its intention to close its Tollcross factory in Glasgow, hitting 468 jobs.