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Baker & Baker has invested £2.9m into its cookie line

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Baker & Baker invests £2.9m in cookie line

By Gwen Ridler

Bakery products manufacturer Baker & Baker has invested £2.9m into its cookie production line at its Wirral site, expanding production and creating new jobs.

French Harmony farmer, Emeric Duchesne, his wheat fields and bee hotel

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How Mondelēz is defining regenerative agriculture

By Bethan Grylls

Biscuits and confectionery manufacturer Mondelēz International is expanding its regenerative wheat farming ambitions, following a successful trial. Food Manufacture reports on its visit to see the programme in action in Northern France - and questions,...

Founder Steve Monk (pictured) is looking to accelerate savoury biscuits growth with the new funds.

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UK savoury biscuits SME raises £550k

By Bethan Grylls

Good Guys Bakehouse, founded by ex-United Biscuits general manager, Steve Monk, has raised £550k to fuel retail growth for its biscuits range.

Jon Poole speaks to James Eid (pictured below) founder of Earth & Wheat to hear how he's harnessing creativity

The Talent Poole

Breaking bread: James Eid’s recipe for creative leadership

By Jon Poole

James Eid is the founder of Earth and Wheat, a subsidiary of his family’s business, Signature Flatbreads. At only 24 years old, Eid has, through his enthusiasm and creativity, challenged the family business and also the wider food industry by re-thinking...

Pictured top: Graeme Williams, Baker & Baker / Bottom (L-R): Martin Drewery and Paul Trotter, Silvery Tweed

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Leadership changes at two bakery producers

By Bethan Grylls

European bakery business Baker & Baker has appointed a new UK CCO, whilst cereal and seed manufacturer Silvery Tweed announces technical manager.

2 Sisters owner Bopraran Holdings reported an after tax loss of £37.5m

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2 Sisters owner still in the red despite £3bn sales

By Gwen Ridler

2 Sisters Food Group owner Boparan Holdings has reported sales and operational profit growth in its financial results for the year ended 29 July 2023, but exceptional items and net finance charges landed the group further into the red.

I.T.S celebrates its expansion after acquiring its second site

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Newbury flavour house secures second site

By Bethan Grylls

Following rapid year-on-year growth, flavour expert I.T.S is set to expand its capabilities as it invests into a new site close to its existing premises in Berkshire.

L-R: Jean-Jacques Masse, Meilleur Ouvrier de France for cuisine gastronomy; Jean-François Girardin, president of the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France Association; Louis Le Duff, founder and chairman of Le Duff Group; Phillipe Morin, CEO of Bridor; and Frédéric Lalos, Meilleur Ouvrier de France for Bakery

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Bakery manufacturer Bridor acquires Pandriks

By Bethan Grylls

The French manufacturer of baked goods such as bread and patisseries has acquired organic and artisanal inspired bakery company Pandriks Holding B.V for an undisclosed sum.

DuelFuel's founder warns functional food innovators of alleged inconsistences in VAT rules, which has 'crippled' his business

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What makes a cake a cake?

By Bethan Grylls

Food Manufacture speaks with DuelFuel's founder Tim Davies after his business has been forced to shut up shop, following what he calls 'an incorrect' decision and a potentially 'dangerous precedent' from HMRC around his product's...

(L-R) Founder Andy Selch and NPD manager Colette Warren

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SRSLY ditches the high street to focus on exports

By Gwen Ridler

Low-carb bread and ready meals firm SRSLY is pivoting away from the UK high street to prioritise direct to consumer and export markets after failing to drum up interest in physical stores.

Among the new launches are Quorn's new recipe for its cocktail sausages and Graze's themed boxes

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New investments and new innovations

By Bethan Grylls

Food Manufacture rounds up the latest new product launches which includes a £10m investment from Highland Spring, pea protein peanut butter from Whole Earth, themed boxes from Graze, and more…

Crookies, fluffins (pictured) and croons will croons be flooding restaurant menus, according to Macphie

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Hybrid food types set to sweep the nation

By Gwen Ridler

Hybrid creations that combine the best elements of two different foods are set to sweep the nation, according to ingredients manufacturer Macphie.

Food Manufacture visited Baker & Baker's gluten-free facility last month to meet the team

Me & My Team

Baker & Baker and the gluten-free factory

By Matt Ball

Matt Ball, Baker & Baker’s plant manager within its gluten-free site in West Sussex, talks about the facility’s growth in innovation and capability, and how he’s championing safety and retention in his team.

A new era for Prima Bakeries Group as it announces it will become an employee-owned business

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Prima Bakeries Group becomes employee-owned

By Bethan Grylls

The Group which includes Redruth-based Prima Bakeries and St Columb-based Cornish Premier Pasties, has announced its transition to an employee-owned business.

Food manufacturers are providing special treats this Valentine's Day

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Valentine's Day new food product launches

By Gwen Ridler

From Wagyu sharing steaks to personalised iced Bakewell tarts, we round-up some of the latest Valentine’s Day product launches from food and drink manufacturers.

Cocoa and Sugar prices were up this year, while wheat and almonds saw a derease. Image: Getty, Galeanu Mihai

Raw materials

Bakery and confectionery raw material prices report

By Gwen Ridler

The prices of raw bakery and confectionery ingredients continued to fluctuate throughout the past year, with sugar and cocoa hitting yearly highs as wheat and almonds decreased year-on-year.

Regal Foods flexes appetite for further growth as it acquires Love Handmade Cakes

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Regal Food acquires Love Handmade Cakes

By Bethan Grylls

The acquisition of the Yorkshire-based cake manufacturer comes just 24 months after Regal Food Products Group Plc snapped up premium desserts manufacture, Just Desserts Yorkshire.

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