Hampshire-based Stiletto Foods has made its first foray into the US market after striking a deal with natural foods giant Whole Foods Market that will see Mrs Crimble's free-from products listed in five of Whole Foods Market’s 11 regions in the US.
Middlesbrough-based snacks manufacturer Baked Snacks Company (BSC) has good prospects provided any new backer can inject sufficient capital into the business to give it a fighting chance, according to sources close to the firm.
Strike action by staff at Maple Leaf Bakery UK’s Walsall factory has been delayed due to a technicality and a reballot is now being conducted, according to the Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU).
A leading economist says that industry sources and analysts predicting the Russian wheat export ban will have little impact on EU food prices are “naïve”, and overlook the fact that major futures contracts for Russian wheat are now worthless.
Global wheat stocks are sufficient to absorb production shortfalls in the short-term, but things could deteriorate rapidly if Russia's winter wheat crop is as bad as its spring crop, according to analysts at Rabobank.