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Exports
Bakery a highlight as exports fall

Cereals and bakery exports increased by 10% in the first half of the year – but total food and drink sales abroad fell because of the strength of the pound. 

Mr Kipling extends sharing cake range

Premier Foods is extending its Mr Kipling cake lines to target sharing occasions, as it prepares for a complete packaging redesign.

Orchard Valley
Investment pays off for cake ingredients company

Orchard Valley, the cake decoration and ingredients firm, has seen turnover rise 35% year on year for two consecutive years following investment. 

Scottish confectionery firm gains £1.6m boost

Scottish fudge company Mrs Tilly’s Confectionery has secured a £1.6m finance package to extend its market.

Cadbury
Mondelēz extends Cadbury production

A new Cadbury production line has opened at Mondelēz International’s site in Birmingham as part of a £75m investment. 

Ministry of Cake
Somerset cake factory struggles to recruit workers

Ministry of Cake managing director Chris Ormrod has blamed good employment rates and the stereotype against factory work for ongoing vacancies at the company. 

New distribution facility for cake ingredients firm

Cake decoration and ingredients company Orchard Valley Foods has today opened a new 42,000sq ft distribution hub in Herefordshire.

Ministry of Pudding storms through production targets

Ministry of Pudding, the Torbay-based pudding manufacturer, is halfway to achieving five-year trading targets in its first year of opening.

Pat the Baker
Irish Pride ‘sold’ to Pat the Baker

The sale of the majority of Irish Pride Bakeries’ assets to Pat the Baker has reportedly been agreed for around €7m (£4.9m). 

Walnuts
NI bakery recalls traybakes after incorrect labelling

A Northern Ireland bakery has recalled a product after incorrect labelling neglected to state the presence of walnuts. 

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