Bakery

Signature Flatbreads' investment will create up to 100 new jobs

Signature Flatbreads to create up to 100 jobs

By Gwen Ridler

Strong sales during the coronavirus pandemic will see Signature Flatbreads create 75–100 jobs as part of a significant investment to increase production capacity at its Dunstable factory.

Smith: 'People are falling back in love with baking'

Fatherson Bakery launches vegan flour range

By Rod Addy

Fatherson Bakery, winner of the Small Bakery Manufacturing Company of The Year at this year's Food Manufacture Excellence Awards, has launched a range of flours for consumers.

The revamped factory offers additional reassurance for consumers scouring allergen labelling for 'nut-free' tags

Finsbury Food Group turns cake factory nut-free

By Michelle Perrett

Finsbury Food Group, the cake manufacturer supplying supermarkets including Tesco and Sainsbury's, has turned its Hamilton Celebration Cake factory in Scotland into a nut-free site, offering consumers additional reassurances regarding allergen labelling.

Warburtons has launched an accelerator to promote bakery innovation

Warburtons supports start-ups with new fund

By Gwen Ridler

Warburtons has teamed up with small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) accelerator Mission Ventures to launch a new joint venture to support bakery start-ups.

 Hovis is tapping into the consumer demand for healthier products

Hovis launches immunity boosting bread

By Michelle Perrett

Hovis is tapping into the consumer demand for healthier products, with the launch of Glorious Grains, a new loaf of bread, designed to support the immune-system.

The new innovation kitchen is based at its Liverpool site.

Princes invests £5m to encourage rapid growth

By Michelle Perrett

International food and drink group Princes, which boasts brands including Princes, Napolina, Batchelors and Branston Beans, has revealed it is to invest £5m in the next three-years to encourage “rapid growth”.

Anderson describes Betta Indulgence's 'reinvented banoffee pie'

Food Man Talks

Ecotrophelia UK finalist on healthy tart NPD concept

By Rod Addy & James Ridler

A healthy banoffee tart concept using waste Fairtrade bananas from local retailers, proposed by a team from Reading University, got its creators into the Ecotrophelia UK final.

Ghey: 'A vegan, chocolate orange brownie produced using brewers' spent grain'

Food Man Talks

Vegan brownie entry uses brewers' grains for Ecotrophelia UK

By Rod Addy & James Ridler

Brewers' spent grains were a vital ingredient in Ecotrophelia UK finalist Brewer's Brownies' entry and team representative Esther Ghey outlines the product concept in this Food Man Talks video podcast.

Spencer: 'Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of biowaste comes from coconuts'

Food Man Talks

Gluten-free waffle sandwich wins Bronze at Ecotrophelia UK

By Rod Addy & James Ridler

Jared Spencer, representing the Eco-Dive team from the University of Nottingham, which won Bronze at this year’s Ecotrophelia UK competition for CocoWaffle, a gluten-free, Dutch-inspired waffle sandwich concept, describes the group's ethnically diverse...

Wilkins: 'We created a taste sensation'

FOOD MAN TALKS

Bread waste concept wins Ecotrophelia UK contest

By Rod Addy

Emily Wilkins, representative of the Gold-winning team at this year’s Ecotrophelia UK competition, Re-Dessert from the University of Nottingham, shares what they did to claim the top prize.

Addo Food Group makes chilled pastry products including pork pies, quiches and sausage rolls

Addo Food Group boosts jobs at Palethorpes bakery

By Rod Addy

Addo Food Group is expanding operations at its Palethorpes bakery at Market Drayton in Shropshire, creating 65 new roles to deliver new product development and respond to increased demand for savoury products.

Smith: 'We have seen a number of our customers reopening'

Post-COVID-19: ‘The New Normal’

Fatherson Bakery boss: how pandemic changed NPD priorities

By Rod Addy

Fatherson Bakery managing director Laurence Smith claims the impact of coronavirus has forced the business to reorganise its new product development priorities, with half its distribution points – hospitality and garden centres – closed off.

The nutritional benefits of bread are to be highlighted

FOB launches bread nutrition campaign

By Michelle Perrett

The Federation of Bakers (FOB) is set to promote the role of bread in the UK diet, following a new report by the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF).

Salt of the Earth has developed a clean label sodium-reduction powder. Pic: GettyImages/adrian825

Ontrend umami powder cuts salt in snacks

By Gill Hyslop

Salt of the Earth has developed a clean label plant-based powder that slashes the salt content in snacks but maintains the desired savoury taste that consumers crave.

Ardens has gone through its second management buyout

Arden Fine Foods acquired in MBO

By Gwen Ridler

Own-label biscuit and bakery products manufacturer Arden Fine Foods has been acquired for an undisclosed sum in a management buyout (MBO).

Could the coronavirus leave Greggs as the last high street baker?

Greggs: the last baker on the high street?

By Gwen Ridler

Greggs could be the last baker on the high street if shops are forced to stay closed until the end of 2020 because of the coronavirus, research analyst Shore Capital has warned.

ABF bosses have elected to take pay cuts in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic

ABF bosses take 50% pay cut

By Gwen Ridler

Associated British Foods (ABF) chief executive George Weston and finance director John Bason have requested a temporary 50% pay cut in anticipation of much lower earnings for the company following the coronavirus outbreak.

Consumers are snatching up baby food, frozen goods and packaged foods as they weather the coronavirus

Sales double across canned and dried food

By Gwen Ridler

Sales of canned meats, flour and canned beans have more than doubled since significant consumer stockpiling began in response to the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

The new warehouse will free up space to help boost production

Jobs created at new food warehouse

By Gwen Ridler

Up to 20 jobs are to be created at world foods manufacturer Regal Foods, as part of an expansion of its warehousing capacity at its Bradford headquarters.

Looking to the future with award-winning Fatherson Bakery

FMEAs

Looking to the future with award-winning Fatherson Bakery

By Gwen Ridler

A bigger focus on seasonal goods and developing new vegan products will guide the future of Fatherson Bakery, Small Bakery Manufacturing Company of the Year at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2020.

Strike action at Allied Bakeries in Belfast has been called off

Unions call off strike action at Allied Bakeries NI

By Gwen Ridler

Members of the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) and Unite have called off strike action at Allied Bakeries’ Northern Ireland factory, after agreeing to engage in discussions with management over pay.

The sale means Indulgence Patisserie will continue to trade as a going concern

Jobs saved at rescued desserts maker

By Noli Dinkovski

Jobs at desserts maker Indulgence Patisserie have been saved after certain assets of the company were bought out of administration by specialist turnaround investment firm Volvere.

Samworth Brothers' apprentices were celebrated at National Apprenticeship Week

Samworth Brothers celebrates apprenticeships

By Gwen Ridler

Pie and pasty manufacturer Samworth Brothers has joined businesses in Leicestershire to celebrate the achievements of its apprentices for National Apprenticeship Week 2020.

Whiteside: 'Consumers won't be dictated to'

Greggs boss: Making consumer choices healthier

By Gwen Ridler

Making food as healthy as possible without sacrificing taste and texture is key to improving the nation’s diet, according to Greggs chief executive Roger Whiteside.

Only 54% of consumers are aware that grains and seeds can be incorporated in bread, Puratos says

2020 FOOD TRENDS

Promote ‘power ingredients’ to meet health agenda

By Noli Dinkovski

Food and drink manufacturers should look to promote ‘power ingredients’ to capitalise on the growing health agenda, a bakery and chocolate ingredients firm has claimed.

Festive food photo gallery

Festive food photo gallery

By Gwen Ridler

This Christmas has seen a cavalcade of new product launches from food and drink manufacturers in the UK, and we take a glimpse at them in this festive photo gallery.

The firm declined to reveal the value of the new investment into the business at this stage

Ingredients firm to invest in new factory

By Dan Colombini

An East Anglian ingredients supplier has confirmed proposals to increase its production facilities with the development of a new factory.