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Brace’s to close Welsh factory

Around 39 jobs are to go at Brace’s Bakery, after the family-owned firm announced it was to close its site in Crumlin, near Newport.

Greggs to close three bakeries

The closure of three bakeries has been announced by food-to-go retailer Greggs, with the loss of 355 jobs.

Allied makes savings through stock profiling

Specialist stock profiling from Brammer, a distributor of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul products and services, is set to deliver cost savings for Allied Bakeries.

Anglia Maltings expands overseas

The East Anglian malt firm has acquired Tivoli Malz GmbH, which is based in Germany and Poland.

£1.5m investment for Northumberland ingredients supplier

Silvery Tweed Cereals will boost its capacity, improve productivity and create jobs.

Destiny Foods expands range

Destiny Foods, the Manchester-based foodservice patisserie firm and distributer, has expanded its core product range by 20%.

Brakes Group sold to US firm for £2.2bn

Brakes Group, the food supplier that had purportedly been considering a flotation, has been sold to US company Sysco in a deal worth $3.1bn (£2.2bn).

ABF: earnings per share will miss targets

Associated British Foods (ABF), parent company of bakery brand Kingsmill, has warned that earnings per share will be lower than expected for its half year results, due out in April. 

Hovis launches chia bread

With its Hovis Seed Sensations Chia Bread, Hovis has become the first major bread brand to launch chia bread in the UK.  

Museum puts historic mill to good use

The Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings plans to mill its own flour with one of its exhibits, which it will then use to make bread.

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