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Leamington Desserts future rests on knife edge

Leamington Desserts future rests on knife edge

By Ben Bouckley and Elaine Watson

Fears are growing over Leamington Desserts' future as a going concern, after administrator KPMG failed to find a buyer for the firm before last night's sale deadline, although it remains in talks with one interested party.

Indulgence Patisserie to open site no.2 in 2011

Indulgence Patisserie to open site no.2 in 2011

By Elaine Watson

Indulgence Patisserie is pumping £0.75m into converting a former metal fabrication facility adjacent to its current site into a second desserts manufacturing facility that will more than double its production capacity.

Parker Fine Foods closes Corby factory site

Parker Fine Foods closes Corby factory site

By Ben Bouckley

Corby-based Parker Fine Foods has closed down its frozen meat production site due to a reorganisation of the business, FoodManufacture.co.uk has learnt.

R&R Ice Cream builds up warchest

R&R Ice Cream builds up warchest

By Elaine Watson

R&R Ice Cream has raised €350m (£296.5m) through a private offering of senior secured notes due in 2017.

Barden: Game-changing technology

Northern may put Fenland Foods factory up for sale

By Elaine Watson

Northern Foods is now contemplating selling its Fenland Foods factory in Grantham after using it as a testing ground for new technologies to be installed at its other sites.

Moody’s: R&R Ice Cream well-placed to do more deals

Moody’s: R&R Ice Cream well-placed to do more deals

By Elaine Watson

Ice cream maker R&R is well placed to make further sizeable acquisitions if it continues to improve margins, particularly in its French operations, according to credit ratings firm Moody's.

Schofield: Exploring the bond market

Premier Foods explores new sources of funding

By Elaine Watson

A complex piece of financial restructuring that Premier Foods claims will further improve the health of its balance sheet has been greeted by City analysts as a “welcome step forward” for the heavily indebted company.

Fire-ravaged factory will 'recreate' 314 jobs

Fire-ravaged factory will 'recreate' 314 jobs

By Rick Pendrous

A total of 314 jobs are being created at Longbenton Foods in North Tyneside, as the factory continues its multi-million pound recovery from the fire that forced it to close in early 2009.

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