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Finsbury confirms closure of Grain D’Or operation

Finsbury Food Group has confirmed it is to close premium baked goods business Grain D’Or, which employs 250 staff.

Real Good Food: Currency and costs drive £5.8m loss

Renshaw and Haydens owner Real Good Food has made a loss of almost £6m – admitting it has had poor control over its central costs.

Allied Bakeries planning to close Norwich depot

Kingsmill owner Allied Bakeries is set to close its Norwich distribution depot.

Video: Brioche Pasquier plans further production lines in UK

Following the opening of a second production line at its Milton Keynes site, Brioche Pasquier’s UK managing director Olivier Ripoche tells British Baker the plans for the plant.

Puratos’ 'Virtual Innovation Center' to give customers 24-hour advice

Puratos has launched a ‘Virtual Innovation Center’, offering features including live chats with technical advisors and 24-hour assistance.

Aryzta’s UK business hit by weak pound and soaring butter costs

Rising butter costs and the impact of weakened sterling have taken their toll on Aryzta Food Solutions’ UK business in the past year.

Brioche Pasquier opens second UK production line

French bakery and patisserie producer Brioche Pasquier has unveiled a second production line at its site in Milton Keynes.

Fipronil: More shoppers want manufacturers to always use British eggs

Consumer demand for the use of British egg in products has increased in the wake of the fipronil contamination scandal, according to British Lion Egg Processors.

Pladis renames R&D centre after biscuit figurehead

Pladis has renamed its research and development (R&D) centre in High Wycombe after Lord Hector Laing, the long-time chairman of United Biscuits, and the grandson of Alexander Grant, who first produced the Digestive biscuit at McVitie’s.

Bristol-based Pinkmans Bakery and 19 jobs saved in pre-pack deal

Pinkmans Bakery in Bristol has been rescued out of administration in a pre-pack deal.

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