Bakery

Manufacturers and retailers reduced sugar by 2.9% across 10 categories between 2015–2018

‘Mixed progress’ in sugar reduction: PHE report

By Noli Dinkovski

Breakfast cereal and yogurt manufacturers are leading the way in sugar reduction, but progress in confectionery, biscuits and puddings has stalled, according to Public Health England’s (PHE’s) second-year report on the food industry’s attempt to voluntarily...

Carrie Jones-Barber and Steven Verweij, poised to start the packing line at Evesham

Bakery ingredients firm launches packing line

By Rod Addy

Dawn Foods has made 'significant investment' in a new automated dry packing line at its Evesham factory in Worcestershire, following the launch of revamped packaging across its entire product portfolio.

Hugh Cawley has stepped down from his role as RGF chief executive

Real Good Food chief executive steps down

By James Ridler

Speciality baking ingredients manufacturer Real Good Food (RGF) chief executive Hugh Cawley has stepped down from his role with immediate effect and is to leave the company by the end of this month (September 2019).

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.

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.

Linwoods has announced plans to close it bakery, with the loss of 70 jobs

Bakery closure to axe 70 jobs

By James Ridler

Northern Ireland-based baker and health foods manufacturer Linwoods has revealed plans to close its bakery, with up to 70 jobs to be axed at the site.

Addo Food Group is consulting to close its Spalding site in 2020

Bakery jobs threat as Addo plans to axe Spalding site

By Noli Dinkovski

More than 400 jobs are under threat at Addo Food Group’s Spalding site after the chilled pastry specialist opened a consultation process to close the factory and transfer production to its Poole and Palethorpes bakeries.

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