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Border Biscuits is named SFDEA Business of the Year

Border Biscuits has been declared Business of the Year at the 2018 Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards – and also took the gong for Brand Success of the Year.

Ginsters boss on new look and sector challenges

Ginsters of Cornwall is launching a new look as part of plans to make savoury pastries more relevant to modern consumers.

Real Good Food aims to raise extra £1m funding

Renshaw and Haydens owner Real Good Food is hoping to raise £1m of extra working capital with an open share offer.

Pidy launches organic shortcrust pastry cases

Pidy is hoping to tap rising interest in organic food with the launch of organic shortcrust party tarts for the foodservice market.

The Village Bakery to open £12m gluten-free factory

The Village Bakery is ramping up its presence in the burgeoning free-from market with the development of a new £12m gluten-free factory and the launch of its own brand.

William Jackson sells Aunt Bessie’s to Nomad Foods

Jacksons Bakery owner William Jackson Food Group has sold its Aunt Bessie’s brand to Nomad Foods.

Addo metal contamination fears sparks mass recall

Almost 60 products including Tesco and Wall’s lines have been recalled by manufacturer Addo Food Group over fears they may contain pieces of metal.

Cakes exports decline in first quarter of 2018

Cake exports have fallen more than 6% year on year, in contrast to a 5.5% increase in total sales of UK food and drink overseas.

Mr Kipling unveils Roald Dahl-themed treats

Premier Foods has launched a limited Roald Dahl-themed range, teaming up new flavours with characters from the author’s classic children’s stories.

Suppliers target south-east Asia export opportunities

Ten food and drink manufacturers including crackers and biscuits supplier Rakusen’s have taken part in a trade mission to Singapore.

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