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Finsbury buys freehold of Lightbody factory

Finsbury Food Group has purchased the freehold property of its Lightbody celebration cakes factory in Hamilton, Scotland.

Peter’s Pies set to axe 90 jobs at Bedwas factory

Pie and pasty maker Peter’s Food Service is to cut production at its factory in Bedwas, south Wales following a review of the profitability of its own-label customer contracts, putting up to 90 jobs at risk.

Black magic: charcoal pizza helps to boost Bakkavor

Strong sales of bread and pizza – including a charcoal base launched into Waitrose stores – have helped drive growth for Bakkavor.

Mr Kipling distribution centre in Rugby set to close

A distribution centre in Rugby that handles Mr Kipling and Cadbury cakes is set to close.

Greggs: 2018 will be a year of record investment

Greggs is to make £45m of capital expenditure in 2018 as it continues the consolidation of its manufacturing and logistics operations.

ABF: Allied recovering loss but Ryvita under pressure

Allied Bakeries is continuing to make progress in recovering its losses, according to owner Associated British Food (ABF).

Cornish pasty producers to meet with MPs

Cornish pasty producers will tell MPs of the importance of the product to the local economy as part of the first-ever Cornish Pasty Week.

Finsbury Food Group secures £45m debt facility

Finsbury Food Group has refinanced its debt facility with an eye to exploring future growth opportunities.

Trade mission explores export opportunities in India

Cake supplier The English Cheesecake Company has taken part in a trade mission showcasing export opportunities in India.

Macphie names new head of operations

Ingredients supplier Macphie has appointed Stuart Harrington as its new head of operations.

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