Ivanov has been appointed chief commercial officer at Pladis

McVitie’s owner Pladis makes senior hire

By James Ridler

McVitie’s and Godiva owner Pladis has appointed former Bacardi chief marketing officer Dmitry Ivanov to the newly created role of chief commercial officer.

Stowey has been named operations director of Unibake UK

Unibake UK makes senior appointment

By James Ridler

Baked goods supplier Lantmännen Unibake UK has appointed Richard Stowey as its new operations director, in charge of the company’s strategic development and growth strategy.

ABF's grocery businesses recouped the loss from its sugar division

ABF battles sugar losses in interim results

By James Ridler

Associated British Foods (ABF) continued to battle falling sales of sugar in the 24 weeks to 3 March 2018, as it reported profit growth across all of its other businesses in its interim results.

Vegetarian and low calorie pasties have been launched by Ginsters

Ginsters launches vegetarian pasties

By James Ridler

Pie and pasty brand Ginsters has launched two new vegetarian products to its range in response to a growing number of consumers changing to ‘flexitarian’ diets.

Bakkavor is to create 30 new jobs

Bakkavor to recruit 30 people

By Aidan Fortune

Cheshire-based bakery manufacturer Bakkavor Bread has announced plans to recruit 30 people across its Nantwich and Crewe sites.

Bakers Basco manages and licenses four million bread baskets and associated wheeled dollies

Poultry firm pays £18k for equipment misuse

By Michelle Perrett

Al-Ummah Halal Poultry of Barnsley has agreed to pay £18,000 in costs and damages to Bakers Basco, after using its bakery equipment without permission.

Prewett's has launched a range of gluten-free cookies

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Prewett’s launches gluten-free cookies

By James Ridler

Gluten-free biscuit manufacturer Prewett’s has launched Mini’s Chunky Choc Chip Cookies, the second product in its new Mini’s range.

Finsbury Food Group said the cost of butter had shrunk operating margins in its UK Bakery division

Finsbury Food Group shrugs off rising costs

By Rod Addy

Finsbury Food Group’s UK bakery business resisted soaring butter prices and increases in other costs to grow sales and keep operating profit broadly flat, while group operating profit rose.

The ASA has ruled the Go Ahead Goodness bar ad was misleading

Healthy biscuit bar ad slammed by watchdog

By James Ridler

An advert for Go Ahead Goodness bars, produced by United Biscuits, has been banned after it was deemed misleading by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

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