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Fri-Jado UK launches multi-deck hot food units

Food retailing equipment provider Fri-Jado UK has launched a range of heated multi-deck ‘eyeline’ merchandisers.

Tromp and Den Boer to integrate under AMF

Tromp Group and Den Boer Baking Systems are to be integrated under AMF Bakery Systems.

Wilkin & Sons invests to reduce energy use

Tiptree-based jams and preserves maker Wilkin & Sons has invested in gas boilers to cut fuel use and reduce emissions.

Kőnig Group acquires equipment firm Fortuna

German bakery equipment supplier Fortuna has been acquired out of insolvency by the Knig Group.

Ilapak launches dedicated bakery flow wrapper

Ilapak has extended its Delta modular flow wrapper range with a dedicated bakery industry model.

Brook Food appoints new field sales manager

Brook Food has expanded its sales division with the appointment of Simon Lawton Hayes as field sales manager.

Unifiller Systems acquired by VMI owner Linxis Group

Depositing equipment supplier Unifiller Systems has been acquired by Linxis Group, owner of brands including VMI, Diosna and Shick Esteve.

Patisserie Valerie to launch customer loyalty app

Patisserie Valerie is set to launch a loyalty app that it says will enable it to better analyse customer behaviour.

How to get your bakery ready for Christmas

Christmas is coming and while many are focused on the big day, there’s much to do before the celebrations begin.

Loma expands X5 range with new X-ray model

Loma Systems has added to its X5 X-ray series with a new model. 

Brook launches dedicated asset disposal department

Brook Food Processing Equipment has expanded its range of services with a department specialising in asset disposal.

Euro Catering adds Sagi refrigerators for bakers

Euro Catering has introduced a range of refrigeration equipment for bakers, supplied by Italian manufacturer Sagi.

Planglow rolls out colourful compostable packs range

Packaging supplier Planglow has unveiled a new range of colourful and compostable packaging and labelling designed to attract younger consumers.

Handtmann Ltd announces new managing director

Anthony Daniels has taken over from Martyn Garrod as managing director at Handtmann Ltd.

Rich Products to move production to single site

Sweet bakery manufacturer Rich Products UK is to consolidate all production in a new facility at Andover in Hampshire.

Chevler gains backing from Welsh development bank

Baking cases and muffin wraps manufacturer Chevler has secured funding from the Development Bank of Wales.

Au Naturel greaseproof paper range launched

A range of eco-friendly greaseproof paper using ‘next generation inks’ has been launched by a Mid-Glamorgan-based supplier.

American Pan UK joins the Federation of Bakers

American Pan UK has become the latest associate member of the Federation of Bakers.

Bakery uses Internet of Things technology to save money and boost quality

A Dublin-based baking business has shaved 14% off its electricity bill within months after investing in internet of things (IoT) technology.

Baker Perkins adds to range with granola bar machine

Equipment supplier Baker Perkins is tapping into trend for healthier snacking with the development of machinery to create crunchy granola bars.

Finnish crops systems could boost UK farm efficiency

Adopting a min-till or no-till arable system – sewing onto residues of the previous crop without loosening topsoil – could help British farmers improve efficiency, according to AHDB.

International space bread project now has UK partner

A project to bring fresh bread to those working in space has teamed up with Leicester University.

Petrow Food Group installs £850k processing line

Ingredients supplier Petrow Food Group has invested £850,000 in a new fruit processing line at its Haverhill production facility in Suffolk.

Earth Day: how bakeries are making a difference

Millions of people across the world celebrated Earth Day yesterday (22 April) – a global initiative that aims to educate communities about environmental issues and take action to reduce humankind’s impact upon the planet.

RedBlack Software unveils cloud-based Cybake 4

RedBlack Software is evolving its Cybake bakery management system with a cloud-based version.

Carbs in fashion with surge of interest in bread makers

Further evidence has emerged that Brits are falling back in love with bread – with Argos reporting a surge of interest in bread makers.

Morrisons rolls out gluten-free in-store bakery bread

Morrisons has rolled out gluten-free bread into its in-store bakeries.

Brook Food Group opens New Zealand office

Somerset-based bakery equipment supplier Brook Food Group has opened its second overseas branch.

Euro Catering supports new businesses with entry-level pizza ovens

Equipment supplier Euro Catering has broadened its equipment portfolio with an entry-level pizza oven described as suitable for start-up businesses.

Online ordering systems to shape future bakery market

Online ordering systems have been tipped to transform the way UK consumers purchase baked goods in the future.

Whitco CEO Jeff Whitaker passes away

Jeff Whitaker, CEO of Whitco Catering and Baking Equipment, has passed away after a short illness.

Ten new products on show at Europain 2018

Thousands of professionals from the bakery, pastry and chocolate-making industries are set to descend upon France’s Paris-Nord Villepinte for trade show Europain next month.

Stacey’s Bakery set to invest in equipment

Stacey’s Bakery has revealed plans to invest in new bakery equipment at its main site in South Street, Ilkeston.

Kemtile moves to new Warrington Headquarters

Bakery flooring specialist Kemtile has moved into new premises on Taylor Business Park, Warrington.

Euro Catering set to open culinary centre in Daventry

Equipment supplier Euro Catering is to open a new Culinary Centre in Daventry this month.

EPP partner Koenig creates turnkey subsidiary

Roll plant manufacturer Koenig has set up a new subsidiary to design and install turnkey projects for bakeries.

Euro Catering rolls out new bakery ovens

Equipment supplier Euro Catering has unveiled a new three-strong range of bakery decks and ovens for the first time in the UK.

Bakers Basco boosts GPS technology to prevent equipment misuse

Bakers Basco has stepped up its equipment security with the launch of its latest GPS tracking chips across its bread baskets.

BakePlan Software receives £43k grant to cut retail waste

BakePlan Software has been given a £43,600 grant by innovation agency Innovate UK to create a system to reduce food waste across retailers.

Muntons invests in new truck designs

Ingredients supplier Muntons has arranged for its branding to appear on two new trucks. 

Bakery equipment firm EPP in management buyout

Bakery equipment supplier European Process Plant (EPP) has completed a management buyout led by managing director Steve Merritt.

Jestic partners with Edge Ovens for exclusive UK distribution

Jestic Foodservice Equipment has unveiled a new partnership with leading conveyor oven manufacturer Edge Ovens.

CSM partnership to bring 3D printing to bakers

CSM Bakery Solutions has teamed up with 3D Systems Corporation to develop, sell and distribute 3D printers and products for the food industry.

Petrow Food Group invests £100k in new dry mix line

Ingredients supplier Petrow Food Group has invested £100,000 in a new Auger powder fill machine for dry mixes at its site in Perivale, London.

Rational AG founder passes away

Combi steamers and oven manufacturer Rational AG has announced that its founder Siegfried Meister has passed away at the age of 78, following a short illness.

Thomas Ridley expands with new frozen storage facility

Wholesaler Thomas Ridley Foodservice has expanded with a new 25,000 sq ft freezer facility.

RedBlack Software offers ordering system for wholesale craft bakers

RedBlack Software has launched a new online ordering system for wholesale craft bakers.

Ishida launches new series of mid-range multihead weighers

Ishida has launched mid-range multihead weighers for weighing free-flowing and semi-sticky products.

Linpac invest £320k in energy-efficient cooling system

Fresh food packaging company Linpac has invested more than £320k in a state-of-the-art outside chill plant at its Featherstone headquarters in West Yorkshire.

Salador launches point-of-sale cake cutter

Derby-based Salador Company has launched what its claims is the first cutting machine designed to portion baked products at point of sale rather than in a factory.