2 Sisters owner Boparan Holdings reported a slump in profits for the first quarter of the 2018/19 financial year

2 Sisters owner’s profits slump

By James Ridler

2 Sisters Food Group owner Boparan Holdings has reported a 75% drop in profits for the first quarter of the 2018/19 financial year, as it warned its “turnaround” of the business was not expected to bear fruit until the third quarter of the year.

Graham: ‘Easy cleaning and simple maintenance are essential to achieve rapid turnaround’

Bakery processing

In safer hands: hygienic bakery design

By Michelle Knott

An increasing focus on safety in bakery plants, coupled with demand for ever-faster turnaround times, has made hygienic design of processing kit a key priority.

HiE & Fi runs from 27–29 November at Messe Frankfurt

HiE & Ni preview

Consumer trust the focus at healthy ingredients show

By Noli Dinkovski

Growing consumer demand for trust and transparency in food is set to be the leading theme at next week’s Health Ingredients Europe (HiE) and Natural Ingredients (Ni) shows in Frankfurt.

Finsbury Food Group is hoping for a strong festive season

Finsbury aiming for a festive turnaround

By Aidan Fortune

Speciality bakery manufacturer Finsbury Food Group is hoping for a successful festive period to help offset what has been a “difficult environment” earlier this year.

UK food and drink businesses visited China as part of an export trade mission

China targeted by UK food businesses

By Aidan Fortune

UK food and drink businesses have been on a charm offensive in China as part of a trade mission organised by the Department for International Trade (DIT), Santander UK and the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC).

Grupo Siro president Juan Manuel González Serna (l) and Cerealto president Luis Ángel López

Multinational Cerealto merges with Siro

By Rod Addy

A new force in contract manufacturing has emerged in the form of multinational food group Cerealto Siro Foods, which has been created through the merger of Cerealto and Grupo Siro.

Pure Grain Foods has secured investment from TV Dragon Deborah Meaden

Pure Grain Foods secures £40k from TV Dragons

By James Ridler

Free-from and gluten-free bread maker Pure Grain Foods has secured a £40,000 investment from investors on the latest episode of hit BBC TV show Dragons’ Den.

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