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Private equity firms show interest in UK sandwich business

UK sandwich company Adelie Food Group is being eyed for a buy-out by an American private equity firm.

Branded sales down for 2 Sisters

2 Sisters Food Group, owner of Fox’s Biscuits, has seen a fall in branded sales, down 3% for the full year.

Arla opens lactose plant in Denmark

Arla Foods Ingredients had opened a €120m (£95.1m) lactose manufacturing plant in Jutland, Denmark. 

New name for Delice de France

Delice de France is to rebrand as Coup de Pates in a bid to appeal more to UK chefs.

Carr’s Milling hails record profits

Carr’s Milling Industries has announced another year of record profits in 2013/14, with EBITDA up 9.1% to £20.4m.

ABF reports turnaround for ingredients division

Associated British Foods (ABF) has described its bakery ingredients business AB Mauri as making a “strong turnaround” in its year-end results.

Warburtons invests £750k in new bread offering

Warburtons has added a new line of more premium everyday loaves to its bread range.

Independent panel gives thumbs-up to NBPO offer

A panel of independent advisors has described the potential £1.1bn takeover offer for New Britain Palm Oil (NBPO) as “fair and reasonable”.

BFP to close Midlands depot

BFP Wholesale will close its Tamworth depot at the end of the month in a move that could see 20 jobs cut.

Fox’s invests £20m in infrastructure to make products more ‘delicious’

Fox’s Biscuits is to make a £20m investment in infrastructure over the next 18months to drive down costs.