Bakery

Ranjit Boparan: Could his 11.4% stake in Northern Foods prove decisive?

Pressure on Greencore to up stakes in Northern bid

By Ben Bouckley

Greencore is under pressure to table a viable counter-bid by March 2 to beat Ranjit Boparan in the struggle to takeover Northern Foods, but still has advantages on its side if it does do so, says one City analyst.

United Biscuits announces McVitie’s job losses

United Biscuits announces McVitie’s job losses

By Ben Bouckley

United Biscuits (UB) has announced plans to shed around 85 jobs at its McVitie's biscuit factory in Glasgow, and has begun a consultation with staff and unions in a bid to ensure voluntary rather than compulsory redundancies.

Hovis workers could face redundancy at Avonmouth

Hovis workers could face redundancy at Avonmouth

By Ben Bouckley

A considerable number of workers at Hovis's bakery in Avonmouth could face redundancy as a result of plans to invest £4-5m in automating site processes, the Bakers Food & Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) has confirmed.

Results in bread have been particularly impressive

Hollow salty balls from Blighty impress the Yanks

By Elaine Watson

More than 40 food and drink manufacturers in the US and Canada are experimenting with a new breed of microscopic salt crystals from UK-based firm Eminate enabling firms to slash sodium and retain their clean-labels.

Benoit Testard to take helm at United Biscuits

Benoit Testard to take helm at United Biscuits

By Elaine Watson

United Biscuits has appointed UK md Benoit Testard as its new group chief executive as current boss executive chairman David Fish moves into a non-executive role.

Burton's defends closure plans as MP launches attack

Burton's defends closure plans as MP launches attack

By Elaine Watson

Burton's Foods has challenged claims made by Labour MP Angela Eagle that it has reneged on promises made to staff at its Moreton biscuits factory in the Wirral and failed to give them access to the data they need to challenge its plans to close the...

Cheese - with 50% less salt

Micro salt: Coming to a supermarket near you ...

By Elaine Watson

The firm behind a new breed of microscopic salt crystals that is helping manufacturers slash sodium and retain their clean-labels has branched out into the retail market with the development of a consumer product called Solti.

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