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Strike action on the cards at Hovis Wigan?

The Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) is at loggerheads with Premier Foods over its decision to use agency staff at its Hovis factory in Cale Lane, Wigan.

Warburtons launches April Fool’s loaf

Warburtons has turned an April Fool’s joke into a reality by launching All-Ends, a loaf comprising solely of the crusts of Toastie product.

Kingsmill embarks on breakfast programme for kids

Kingsmill has teamed up with the National Schools Partnership to educate school children about the nutritional benefits of breakfast.

Hain Celestial to sell Daily Bread

USA-based The Hain Celestial Group has signed a letter of intent to transfer its sandwich business Daily Bread to a strategic buyer.

Fudges makes appointment for growth

Fudges Bakery has appointed a new member to its sales team in a bid to move the firm from local producer to key category supplier.

Jonathan Warburton leaves beverage board

Jonathan Warburton has stepped down from his role as non-executive director at beverage firm AG Barr.

New jobs on cards as Yorkshire Baker expands

Yorkshire Baker could create up to 300 new jobs as part of an expansion plan, according to the latest reports.

Hovis retains skeleton staff at Eastleigh site

A Hovis production facility in Hampshire, which was due to close in June, could continue to operate until the end of the year.

UB begins search for snacks business buyer

Representatives from United Biscuits’ (UB) snacks business have talked to a handful of potential buyers, according to the latest reports.

Kingsmill lines up new breakfast items

Kingsmill has targeted the breakfast category with the launch of a new line of products.

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