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Review of the Year 2018: October to December

With 2019 fast approaching, we cast our eye over some of the bakery stories that have hit the headlines over the past 12 months.

RGF sells R&W Scott and reports £9.1m loss

Real Good Food has sold jams and preserves business R&W Scott and reported a half-year loss before tax of £9.1m.

Unifiller Systems acquired by VMI owner Linxis Group

Depositing equipment supplier Unifiller Systems has been acquired by Linxis Group, owner of brands including VMI, Diosna and Shick Esteve.

Immigration white paper sparks staff shortage fears

Business will face a shortage of low-skilled staff under immigration proposals announced today, industry groups have warned.

Jacksons graduates make stuffing from surplus bread

Graduate trainees at William Jackson Food Group (WJFG) have developed festive stuffing using surplus Jackson’s bread.

Brook Food appoints new field sales manager

Brook Food has expanded its sales division with the appointment of Simon Lawton Hayes as field sales manager.

Pidy announces ‘Revamp the Vol-au-vent’ winner

Pidy has named student Chloe Hammond from Milton Keynes College as the overall winner of its ‘Revamp the Vol-au-vent’ competition.

Adelie Foods planning to close Kilmarnock factory

Adelie Foods is planning to close down its sandwich and food-to-go production site in Kilmarnock.

Warburtons reveals UK's favourite Christmas sarnie

No-one will be too shocked that turkey has topped a list of Brits’ favourite festive sandwich fillings – but who’s up for a Christmas pud sarnie?

Coopland & Son fined £160k for flour dust offence

East Yorkshire bakery business Coopland & Son has been fined almost £160,000 after exposing its staff to flour dust.

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