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Freshpack to close after low margins deter buyers

Frozen pies and snacks manufacturer Freshpack is to close following an unsuccessful search for a buyer.

World’s oldest bread found by archaeologists

The charred remains of flatbread baked by hunter-gatherers 14,400 years ago have been found by archaeologists at a site in north-eastern Jordan.

More Foods donates cakes to mark NHS anniversary

More Food, part of the Cake Brands group, has donated more than a thousand cakes to charity to help celebrate the 70th birthday of the National Health Service.

Adelie Foods lost £28.8m in 18-month shake-up

Food-to-go-firm Adelie Foods lost almost £30m in the 18 months the business was being restructured.

Innocent’s Kate Voss joins Modern Baker as COO

Modern Baker, the Oxford-based healthy baking business, has recruited Innocent’s Kate Voss as its new chief operating officer.

AB Mauri completes Holgran / Fleming Howden acquisition deal

AB Mauri has acquired ingredients suppliers Holgran and Fleming Howden from Rank Hovis Milling.

Bakery wins funding for frozen bread research

Bakery brand Modern Baker is working with Campden BRI to establish whether freezing can raise the health credentials of bread.

Speciality Breads aiming to halve single-use plastics

Frozen bread and dough supplier Speciality Breads has set out new environmental targets, including a 50% reduction in consumption of single-use plastic by 2020.

Pasty maker Crantock closes with loss of 109 jobs

Cornwall-based pasty and pastries supplier Crantock Bakery has shut with the loss of more than 100 jobs.

CO2 shortage: Allied cuts rolls and thins shelf life

Kingsmill owner Allied Bakeries has temporarily abandoned the use of modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) for some products as a result of the carbon dioxide crisis.

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