Bakery

Lucy Wager's Pudology is one of the brands taking advantage of the free-from desserts sector

Development hub

The pull of free-from puddings

By Ellie Woollven

As vegan, vegetarian, and flexitarian trends take hold, start-up firms are capitalising on the free-from puddings sector.

An example of the effluent found by Thames Water

Fine Lady Bakery fined £180,000

By Helen Gilbert

An Oxfordshire bakery has been ordered to pay a record £180,000 fine after allowing waste material to illegally enter the local sewer network.

2 Sisters Food Group has announced plans to close its Witham processing facility

2 Sisters to close poultry site

By Aidan Fortune

2 Sisters Food Group has announced plans to close one of its poultry processing plants in a bid to grow efficiencies in its supply chain.

Bret Hill (left) and Pete Hill discuss their experiences with Hovis' apprenticeship programme

Apprenticeships

Meet the apprentice: Hovis

By James Ridler

Providing a thorough experience of the manufacturing process through hands-on training in the industry is key to moulding highly skilled apprentices at Hovis, according to engineering apprentice Bret Hill and human resources director Pete Hill.

Premier Foods posted a £42.7m loss in its 2018/19 full-year results

‘Zombie’ Premier Foods posts £42.7m loss

By James Ridler

Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods remains a zombie company in the minds of analysts, as the business posted a £42.7m loss in its full-year results ended 30 March 2019.

Bakery boss calls for level playing field in obesity battle

Greggs boss: no unlevel playing-field in obesity battle

By Noli Dinkovski

Targeting larger companies only in the out-of-home (OOH) sector, as part of the Government’s drive to combat obesity, risks “squeezing the balloon” in favour of independent operators, the boss of the UK’s largest bakery chain has warned.

Fox's claimed the cookies market is in strong growth

Fox’s Biscuits launches new indulgent cookie

By Helen Gilbert

2 Sisters-owned Fox’s Biscuits has extended its Chunkie Cookie range with what it claims is its most “indulgent flavour” yet, as it seeks to capitalise on the burgeoning market.

Signature Flatbreads reported operating profit of £6.8m in 2018

Signature Flatbreads doubles profits

By James Ridler

Signature Flatbreads has more than doubled operating profit to £6.8m in the 12 months to 31 July 2018, despite a slight fall in turnover for the year.