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Ed Rowlands
Exclusive: BFP appoints new ops director and invests £1m in fleet

Bakery supplier BFP Wholesale has appointed a new operations director as it also revealed it had replaced 75% of its transport fleet at the cost of £1m. 

Wessex Mill
Miller recalls ‘low gluten’ flour

Wessex Mill has recalled some of its spelt flour which contains gluten because they are labelled “low gluten”. 

Liverpool New Britain Oils
New Britain Oils expands production capacity

New Britain Oils, the producer of sustainable palm oil products, has increased its bakery fats production capability by 30%. 

Hethertons raises £750 for Cumbrian charities

Hethertons, the Carlise-based bread brand, has raised £750 for three different Cumbrian charities.

Exports
Bakery a highlight as exports fall

Cereals and bakery exports increased by 10% in the first half of the year – but total food and drink sales abroad fell because of the strength of the pound. 

Mr Kipling extends sharing cake range

Premier Foods is extending its Mr Kipling cake lines to target sharing occasions, as it prepares for a complete packaging redesign.

Orchard Valley
Investment pays off for cake ingredients company

Orchard Valley, the cake decoration and ingredients firm, has seen turnover rise 35% year on year for two consecutive years following investment. 

Scottish confectionery firm gains £1.6m boost

Scottish fudge company Mrs Tilly’s Confectionery has secured a £1.6m finance package to extend its market.

Cadbury
Mondelēz extends Cadbury production

A new Cadbury production line has opened at Mondelēz International’s site in Birmingham as part of a £75m investment. 

Ministry of Cake
Somerset cake factory struggles to recruit workers

Ministry of Cake managing director Chris Ormrod has blamed good employment rates and the stereotype against factory work for ongoing vacancies at the company. 

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