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In pictures: China bakery study tour 2012

British Baker's associate editor, Georgi Gyton, travelled to China earlier this month on a bakery study tour, hosted by Rich Products. Check out our exclusive gallery of pictures, from the trade show in Shanghai to business visits in Beijing and the Great Wall of China.

Morrisons set to close Wigan bakery

Morrisons has launched a year-long consultation as it looks to close its Rathbones bakery site in Wigan.

Bakers to outline anti-VAT argument

The baking industry will today outline its opposition to the proposed 20% hike to VAT on hot savouries.

Allied Bakeries supports charity rugby tournament

Staff from Allied Bakeries have helped to arrange a touch rugby tournament to raise cash for Caravan, the National Grocers’ Benevolent Fund.

Government launches food labelling consultation

The government will conduct a UK-wide consultation with food manufacturers, supermarkets and health experts on how best to label nutritional content in food.

Lees feels margin pressure

Scottish confectionery group Lees Foods has increased its sales by almost £2m during 2011.

Bakers prepare for grand Jubilee

Bakers are set to cash in next month as the country celebrates the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Redundancies follow loss of contract for W C Rowe

Cornish bakery firm W C Rowe is making around 40 redundancies following a major contract loss, believed to be with Tesco.

Bakers stage renewed effort to avert 20% VAT

The baking industry is set to meet HM Revenue & Customs' officials for last-ditch talks about the introduction of 20% VAT on hot pie and pasties.

Sales up at Maple Leaf Bakery

Sales were up for Maple Leaf Bakery UK, in a first quarter financial statement which saw parent company Canada Bread’s overall earnings slashed.

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