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Bakers will need to join forces, says Rabobank

Students install new alliance president

David Goddard has become the new president of the Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees (ABST), as announced at this year's conference.

ADM shows faith in Group 3 buy-back deals

ADM Milling says interest in its buy-back contracts will increase as more growers reap the benefits of high-yield Group 3 wheat.

Bakers welcome report on fall in salt levels

Bakers have welcomed the news that salt levels in the diet have been falling, following the publication of the latest Department of Health (DoH) Urinary Analysis.

Bakers' charity faces huge drop in donations

The Bakers' Benevolent Society (BBS) has seen a fall in donations of around 85% during the past 12 years. At its 179th annual general meeting, the registered charity highlighted a drop in appeal income, including donations and fundraising events, from around £200,000 in 2000 to £27,071 this year.

Warburtons' staff set to strike over pay

Warburtons’ staff are set to strike following a row between employees and bosses over pay.

Howell House in supermarket deal

Howell House, the cakes and biscuits division of Irish company Irwin’s Bakery, has secured a £400,000 export deal with Tesco and Asda.

Warburtons’ closures hits company profits

Warburtons has seen a 37% decline in profits to £16.3m in 2011, which the firm has attributed to the restructuring of its bakery operations.

Final liquidation for Firkins

Firkins Bakery has been fully liquidated for £33,024, following the closure of its production site and 40 redundancies last May.

Pennington BBS chairman for ninth consecutive year

Marshall Pennington has been announced as The Bakers’ Benevolent Society’s chairman of trustees for 2012/13 – his ninth year in a row in the position.

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