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Neil Court-Johnston

Interim manager still in charge at Holland's Pies

By Elaine Watson

Former Holland’s Pies md Neil Court-Johnston is still out of the business almost three months after being suspended in the wake of allegations that he had talked with third parties regarding a management buyout without the consent of company bosses.

Hovis Hearty Oats loaf

Premier Foods: ‘Open-minded’ about disposals

By Elaine Watson

Premier Foods remains ‘open-minded’ about selling off assets to pay off debts, bosses have revealed as the firm released interim results broadly in line with expectations, but warned of rising cost inflation in the second half.

City: Inflationary spike could crank up pressure on bakers

City: Inflationary spike could crank up pressure on bakers

By Elaine Watson

Higher energy and raw material prices coupled with fragile demand and weak retail pricing could put many food manufacturers – particularly bakers – under intense margin pressure this year, analysts are predicting.

Naan so bold

Naan so bold

Honeytop Speciality Foods is storming the tortilla market and continues to champion innovation in products and processes, as Rod Addy discovers

John Duffy

Finsbury: Shoppers are "bored” with cake fixture

By Elaine Watson

Shoppers are "becoming bored" with the cake fixtures in supermarkets, but rising input costs and weak retail pricing are making it difficult for firms to add excitement and value back into the category, according to the boss of Finsbury Food...

Flour prices up 15-20% as harvest approaches, says Premier Foods

Flour prices up 15-20% as harvest approaches, says Premier Foods

By Elaine Watson

Flour prices could head further north this summer, driven by a combination of lower-than-anticipated corn planting in the US, reduced wheat production forecasts in Russia and Canada and lower yields in Europe, Premier Foods is predicting.

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