Bakery

Haskins: Boparan must build better customer relations

Haskins: Boparan must build better customer relations

By Elaine Watson

If he does succeed in breaking up Northern Foods’ arranged marriage with Greencore, Ranjit Boparan will need to prove he can build better relationships with supermarkets than the current management to re-build the firm's reputation, according to...

412 jobs at risk but Burtons boss still 'bullish'

412 jobs at risk but Burtons boss still 'bullish'

By Elaine Watson

Burtons Foods boss Ben Clarke says he remains "bullish" about the prospects for the UK biscuit market despite announcing proposals to close one of his firm's four UK biscuit factories with the loss of 342 jobs and make a further 70 staff...

Honeytop: Rapid expansion

Honeytop to open new bakery in India in Q2, 2011

By Elaine Watson

Honeytop Speciality Foods has invested £3m to build a new factory in India that will supply naan bread and chapattis to India and the wider Asian and Australian markets.

Duffy: Loyal and diversified customer base

Finsbury's cake division returns to growth

By Elaine Watson

Finsbury Food Group's larger cake division has returned to growth following last year's decline, posting organic growth of 2.5% in the first 17 weeks of the financial year, bosses have revealed.

BFAWU strike ballot called off at Fox’s Biscuits

BFAWU strike ballot called off at Fox’s Biscuits

By Elaine Watson

A strike ballot called by the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers’ Union (BFAWU) at Fox’s Biscuits’ factories at Kirkham and Batley has been called off due to ‘technical’ glitches.

Cleaner work with cheese

Cleaner work with cheese

Growth in demand for premium speciality breads has created challenges for bakers in terms of both production and costs. Toppings like butter, cheese and garlic can be extremely volatile, and if they drop into the bottom of an oven can become baked onto...

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