Finsbury Food Group expects to post full-year profit ahead of market expectations

Finsbury Food Group to post profit rise

By Michael Stones

Cake, bread and bakery goods manufacturer Finsbury Food Group expects to post full-year profit ahead of market expectations, thanks to market promotions and cost cutting, according to its pre-close trading statement for the year to June 28.

Same mouthfeel, no palm oil

Bakels rethinks palm oil

The introduction of the Food Information for Consumers Regulation (FIR) in December 2014 will mean food and drink businesses will have to identify the source of the vegetable oils they use in their products.

Rumours suggest Premier Foods might sell Hovis: one of its power brands

Mixed blessings as Hovis strike ends

By Rick Pendrous

Premier Foods’ senior management must have had mixed feelings following the agreement reached with the Bakers, Food and & Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) towards the end of last month.

Lise Madsen, md, Honeyrose Bakery

My recipe for success

By Gary Scattergood

Honeyrose Bakery is delivering in own-label while staying true to its brand principles, boss Lise Madsen tells Gary Scattergood

Premier Foods plans to cut 900 jobs from its bread division with the closure of two bakeries

Premier Foods to cut 900 jobs and two bakeries

By Mike Stones

Britain’s biggest food manufacturer has unveiled plans to close two bakeries and four distribution centres with the loss of 900 jobs from its bread division.


Warburtons averts nationwide strikes

By Anne Bruce

Strike action seems to have been averted at baker Warburtons’ sites nationwide, after the company come up with a “no strings attached” pay offer for staff.

Greggs: going for growth with 90 new stores a year

More retail space key to Greggs’ growth strategy

By Mike Stones

Britain’s biggest high street baker Greggs, with its “strong balance sheet”, is poised for significant growth, based on acquiring up to 25% more space, according to City analyst Shore Capital.


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