Bakery

Whitehouse: 'Encouraged by the improved performance of the business over the last couple of years'

Premier Foods appoints new CEO

By Rod Addy

Premier Foods has appointed Alex Whitehouse as chief executive officer (CEO) effective from 30 August, replacing Gavin Darby, who stepped down from the role at the start of this year.

Project Hexagon brought together Welsh bakery companies to drive innovation in NPD

Welsh innovation project boosts bakery NPD

By Noli Dinkovski

A Welsh Government-funded project set up to help bakery firms incorporate innovative ingredients into their products is beginning to report back positive results.

Greggs is looking into the follow up to its vegan sausage roll (pictured)

Greggs set to create vegan steak bakes

By James Ridler

High street baker Greggs is looking to turn its hand to vegan variants of some of its most popular food items, following the success of its vegan sausage roll.

176 jobs lost as Allied Bakeries closes Cardiff factory

176 jobs axed as bakery confirms closure

By James Ridler

Employees at Allied Bakeries’ Cardiff factory have been made redundant, as the Kingsmill maker confirmed it would be ceasing bakery operations at the site.

Fire fighters tackled a blaze at Village Bakery in Wrexham

Blaze tackled at Wrexham bakery

By James Ridler

Fire fighters rushed to a bakery factory in Wrexham after being alerted to the blaze at 8:41 this morning (19 August).

Bells of Lazonby is automating its portioned cake production using a bespoke robotics solution

Industry 4.0 pilot to benefit five food firms

By Rod Addy

Five food firms are set to benefit from an industry 4.0 pilot programme designed to boost their growth through Government match-funding to introduce digital technology.

The latest bakery and confectionery trends – photo gallery

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All eyes on the latest bakery and confectionery trends – photo gallery

By Noli Dinkovski

From the rise of floral flavours in creams and custards, to the use of flour alternatives made from beetroot and spinach in bread, the bakery and confectionery sector is awash with innovation. We pick out a selection of what’s hot in this photo gallery.

Smith: ‘We chose to handmake our products because, once you focus on large-scale production, all of a sudden it’s high volume, low price and you end up just churning something out’

Me and my team

Fatherson Bakery: Taking homemade to heart

By Laurence Smith

Fatherson Bakery owner and managing director Laurence Smith explains how his experience of bigger businesses is helping the company ‘punch above its weight’.