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Délifrance unveils £30m investment and new bread line

Délifrance UK has unveiled a new £30m investment to its bakery in London which has already seen the installation of a state-of-the-art stone baked bread line.

Top five stories in past seven days

A week is a long time in bakery – or so it seems. But you can catch up here with our round-up of the biggest stories of the past seven days.

CyBake trialled by M&S

Bakery management software CyBake is being trialled by clothing and food retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) across a selection of its in-store bakeries.

Petrow opens Suffolk facility

Dried fruit and nuts supplier Petrow Food Group has opened an 80,000sq ft factory and warehouse at Haverhill, Suffolk.

LPQ bemoans rents rise

Le Pain Quotidien has become the second major bakery chain to say that the cost of rents is a major downside of running a business in central London.

United Biscuits suffers profit tumble

United Biscuits (UB) has seen pre-tax operating profits fall 47.5% to £54.7 million in the year to 3 January 2015, according to newly filed Companies House accounts.

Wrights backs bid for World’s Strongest Man

It’s not every day a Wrights Food delivery van is used as a weight, but that’s precisely what happened when the UK’s Strongest Man deadlifted a 2.5 tonne vehicle. 

Speciality Breads to open new £3m bakery

Speciality Breads, the Margate-based wholesale bakery, is to open a new £3m bakery as it revealed it is seeing 30% year-on-year growth and is nearing a £6m turnover.

Kerry Group launches innovation centre

Kerry Group, the global ingredients company, has opened a new €1bn technology and innovation centre in Dublin.

Lewis Pies agrees deal with NISA

Lewis Pie & Pasty Company, based in Swansea, Wales, has secured a distribution agreement with the National Independents Supermarket Association (NISA).

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