The facilities are responsible for the production of items including baguettes, flatbreads, doughballs, ciabattas and focaccias

Bakkavor Bread plants to recruit 200 workers

By Rod Addy

Demand for its chilled artisan bakery products has driven Bakkavor Bread to launch a recruitment drive at its two Crewe and Nantwich factories, according to the business.

The new Rich Products site is expected to open at the end of this year

Rich Products to open new production facility

By Aidan Fortune

International sweet bakery supplier Rich Products has announced plans to open a new state-of-the-art production site in Andover as part of a major restructure of all of its manufacturing in the UK.

Huffkins has exported its first shipment to Japan

Huffkins enters Japanese market

By Aidan Fortune

Cotswolds-based bakery Huffkins is entering the Japanese market followed the shipment of a 1.7 tonne order of fruitcakes, shortbread and branded merchandise to Japan, with more orders already secured for October 2018 and into 2019.

While mainly active in licensed celebration cakes, Finsbury also produces a range of breads and morning goods

Finsbury Food buys free-from baker Ultrapharm

By Rod Addy

Finsbury Food Group has bolstered its capabilities in gluten-free bread and morning goods with the acquisition of manufacturer Ultrapharm, just five years after selling off much of its free-from business to Genius.

Tayto owner Paul Allen (pictured) has taken McErlain’s Bakery out of adminstration

McErlain’s Bakery pre-pack sale saves 260 jobs

By James Ridler

Paul Allen, owner of Northern Irish crisp manufacturer Tayto Group, has rescued McErlain’s Bakery from administration in a pre-pack deal, protecting the jobs of more than 250 workers.

Pladis has revealed its 2018 Christmas range

Pladis reveals Christmas 2018 range

By James Ridler

Pladis has revealed its Christmas range for 2018, featuring rebranded classics, the return of festive favourites and new product launches.

Aulds: the Renfrew, Kilmarnock, Irvine and Ayr stores have closed with the loss of 26 jobs

Aulds confirms store closures after liquidation

By Noli Dinkovski

Scottish baker Aulds has confirmed the closure of four of its stores, a week after placing its retail business into liquidation in a bid to protect 200 manufacturing jobs.

The UK's food self-sufficiency figures have remained at the same level for the past two years

NFU highlights UK self-sufficiency issue

By Aidan Fortune

The National Farmers' Union (NFU) president Minette Batters has urged the Government to protect UK food in the face of stagnating self-sufficiency.

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