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Premier Foods chief exec Gavin Darby to step down

Gavin Darby is to step down as boss of Premier Foods less than four months after he saw off a bid to oust him from the role.

Euro Catering adds Sagi refrigerators for bakers

Euro Catering has introduced a range of refrigeration equipment for bakers, supplied by Italian manufacturer Sagi.

Central Foods launches vegan US-style pancakes

Frozen food distributor Central Foods has extended its free-from range with the launch of a new vegan pancake.

Pidy adds new flavour to sponge sheets range

Pidy has expanded its Technipat frozen sponge sheet range with a raspberry joconde variant.

Barry Callebaut sales grow ahead of chocolate market

Chocolate and cocoa products supplier Barry Callebaut has increased its sales volumes by 6.3% in the past year – ahead of the 1.8% increase in the overall chocolate confectionery market.

‘Unacceptable’ losses at Allied Bakeries, reports ABF

Losses at Kingsmill owner Allied Bakeries have remained “unacceptable” in the past year, according to parent company Associated British Foods (ABF).

Aryzta shareholders approve €800m funding

Frozen bakery giant Aryzta has secured approval for an €800m fundraising plan by a narrow margin.

Planglow rolls out colourful compostable packs range

Packaging supplier Planglow has unveiled a new range of colourful and compostable packaging and labelling designed to attract younger consumers.

Eaton’s Patisserie aims to double turnover to £6m

Cake and desserts supplier Eaton’s Patisserie is aiming to double its turnover after moving to a new site.

Samworth Brothers to buy 2 Sisters sandwich factory

Food manufacturing company Samworth Brothers is to acquire 2 Sisters Food Group’s Manton Wood sandwich business.