Allied Bakeries

The £31M investment is the biggest the site has seen in its 40 year history

Me and My Factory

In Allied Bakeries’ new bakehouse

By Nicholas Robinson

Allied Bakeries’ Stevenage site has come to the end of a £31M investment, Russell Zaple tells Nicholas Robinson all about it.

Too many firms are keeping quiet about collaboration in logistics

Firms cut their costs by sharing trucks

By Nicholas Robinson

Collaboration between food manufacturers that share distribution activities with competitors and others to reduce costs should be more widely publicised to help more firms adopt these practices, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has urged.

Allied Bakeries brands include Kingsmill

Allied Bakeries plant closure plan could hit 170 jobs

By Rod Addy

The closure of Allied Bakeries’ Orpington plant in Kent threatens up to 170 jobs and local MP Jo Johnson has demanded answers from Allied’s parent company Associated British Foods (ABF).

The West Bromwich plant can now make up to 8,500 Kingsmill loaves an hour

West Bromwich Allied Bakeries investment pays off

By Rod Addy

Allied Bakeries’ £25M West Bromwich overhaul has reduced stoppages and delivered more consistent product quality, according to Midlands regional general manager John Jackson.

Shoppers plan to beat the Olympic traffic jams by walking to their local shops. So retailers should stock up, advises Allied Bakeries

Allied Bakeries warns about Olympic food stocks

By Mike Stones

As 5.3M more visitors prepare to visit London for the Olympics next month, Allied Bakeries has warned retailers to make sure they are well stocked to meet demand from local shoppers. 

A fiercely competitive market is threating jobs at Patak's

Patak’s Breads set to cut 108 jobs

By Dan Colombini

Patak's Bread is preparing to shed 108 jobs after the firm announced a proposal to end production at its Lanarkshire bakery at the start of 2012.

Meet the Master Baker

Meet the Master Baker

By Rick Pendrous

Reconciling retailers' expectations of a constant flow of exciting new products with the constraints of production lines has been a dilemma for plant bakers for many years.

Allied Bakeries boss reveals what it takes to be leader of the pack

Allied Bakeries boss reveals what it takes to be leader of the pack

By Mike Stones

Allied Bakeries operations director, Nick Law, tells what makes a good manager. In an age of skills shortages, Law tells Mike Stones that the company looks for leaders, who drive staff to achieve more at a higher level collectively...

Strike action off at Kingsmill site

Strike action off at Kingsmill site

By Anne Bruce

Trade union Unite says it has resolved a pay dispute with Allied Bakeries at the firm’s West Bromwich site and averted strike action.

Strike action looming at Kingsmill site?

Strike action looming at Kingsmill site?

By Ben Bouckley

Distribution and transport staff are set to vote on strike action at Allied Bakeries’ West Bromwich distribution centre, Unite has confirmed, but the firm says it is "extremely disappointed" by the union's stance.


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