Bakery

Greggs, Ornua and Ag Barr posted their latest financial results this week

Food and drink financial round-up

By Gwen Ridler

Greggs, AG Barr and Ornua have all posted growth and strong sales in spite of COVID-19 related challenges, in this round-up of food and drink manufacturer’s financial results.

Bakery & confectionery trends: good for shoppers and the planet

Digital feature: bakery & confectionery ingredients

Bakery & confectionery trends: good for shoppers and the planet

By Michelle Perrett

The advent of COVID-19 in the UK sparked a major shift in the outlook of consumers: home baking surged and issues such as health and sustainability assumed greater importance.

FoodMan Talks: Ecotrophelia UK finalist on cereal bar idea

FoodMan Talks: Ecotrophelia UK finalist on cereal bar idea

By Gwen Ridler

An innovative cereal bar concept netted student team ReGen, from London Metropolitan University a finalist place in Ecotrophelia UK 2021's contest. Team lead Nyani Lebrasse tells us more in the latest FoodMan Talks.

Tesco is rolling out Baker Street's burger buns and hotdog rolls to more stores, catering for the 'fakeaway' market

Tesco rolls out Baker Street products to more stores

By Rod Addy

Tesco supplier Baker Street has boosted listings of its long-life Classic Hot Dog Rolls and Original Burger Buns through the retailer's outlets three months after launching the products.

Unions and the local council have come out in support of Pladis Tollcross

Tollcross McVitie’s closure fought by council and unions

By Gwen Ridler

Glasgow City Council has partnered with Government and unions to fight for the survival of the Pladis McVitie’s factory in Tollcross, as concerns were raised surrounding the future of the biscuit maker’s Carlisle site.

Warburtons is investing £56m to improve manufacturing and distribution capabilities

Warburtons invests £56m, creating 150 jobs

By Gwen Ridler

Warburtons is investing £56m to boost manufacturing and distribution capabilities to manage increased demand for innovative and daily fresh products across the country.

Premier eyes international expansion after strong financial year

Premier Foods eyes new categories after transformative year

By Gwen Ridler

Premier Foods is eyeing new categories and bolt-on acquisitions while focusing on a new overseas strategy, according to plans revealed alongside results for a full year (FY) described as ‘transformational’ by one analyst.

Gü recently expanded into fast-growing categories such as free-from

Noble Foods agrees Gü acquisition by Exponent

By Rod Addy

Noble Foods has agreed to sell top premium chilled desserts brand Gü to Exponent for an undisclosed sum, as the private equity group claims the brand has significant global potential.

Smart salt is designed to help achieve between 10% and 60% sodium reduction in products

Re:formulate: Brusco MD on sodium reduction and Smart Salt

By Jerome Smail

Food manufacturers will face continued pressure to lower salt levels in their products in response to a growing ‘health crisis’, according to Andrew Ashby, managing director of ingredients supplier Brusco Food Group.

Orchard Valley Foods Group rebrands to OV

Orchard Valley Foods Group rebrands to OV

By Jerome Smail

Confection, ingredients and food decoration supplier Orchard Valley Foods Group has unveiled a new corporate identity with a rebrand to OV.

Burton's makes brands such as Maryland Cookies, Wagon Wheels and Jammie Dodgers at Llantarnam

Burton's Biscuit Co factory to create dozens of jobs

By Rod Addy

Burton’s Biscuit Co., the maker of brands including Maryland Cookies and Wagon Wheels, is creating more than 40 new jobs at its flagship Llantarnam bakery, one of the area’s biggest food production sites.

The session will include a discussion of the latest thinking on plant-based protein diets and nutrition

Plant-based NPD as plant-proteins event airs in two days

By Rod Addy

Plant-based NPD has been launched by Bridor and The Honest Bean Co - and Food Manufacture's plant-based proteins conference airs online in two days, with representatives from Marks & Spencer, Tyson Foods and Meatless Farm.

Research into C.botulinum in bread hopes to find what makes these products resistant to the pathogen

Food Safety Briefing: Campden BRI’s bread project

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive interview, Campden BRI microbiology department section manager Phil Voysey explained the organisation’s research into C.botulinum and its relationship with modified atmosphere packaged (MAP) bread products.