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Northumbrian Fine Foods acquired by European firm

Gluten-free biscuit manufacturer Northumbrian Fine Foods has been acquired by European own-label firm Biscuit International from CriSeren Foods.

Premier branded cake sales down 3% across the year

Sales of branded cakes at Mr Kipling and Cadbury cakes supplier Premier Foods have fallen more than 3% year on year.

Warburtons sourdough to be trialled in south east

Warburtons is aiming to tap rising demand for handmade artisan breads with the launch of three sourdough loaves.

Délifrance invests in sites and brand refresh

Délifrance is celebrating its 30th anniversary in the UK with investment in new and existing sites, a design refresh and a restructure of its brands.

Hovis looks into substance abuse claims among staff in Glasgow factory

Hovis has launched an investigation into claims that workers at one of its manufacturing sites were under the influence of alcohol or drugs on-site.

Newly Weds Foods opens gluten-free facility

Global ingredients supplier Newly Weds Foods has opened a dedicated gluten-free plant.

Pladis appoints Scott Snell to lead new customer team

McVitie’s owner Pladis has appointed former Mondelēz director Scott Snell to head up a new customer team.

Real Good Food secures further £8.2m funding

Haydens and Renshaw owner Real Good Food has secured a further £8.2m financing – and stated that, without this, there was a “significant risk” it would not be able to trade.

Samworths’ Brooklands Bakery site facing closure

The Brooklands Bakery, previously part of the Euphorium bakery business owned by Tesco, is facing closure.

AB Mauri acquires Holgran from Rank Hovis Milling

Bakery ingredients suppliers Holgran and Fleming Howden, parts of the Rank Hovis Milling business, are to be acquired by AB Mauri.

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