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Roberts Bakery celebrates £2m upgrade

Frank Roberts & Sons Bakery has opened its £2m-plus upgrade of the former Aldreds the Bakers bakery, in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, featuring a state-of-the-art sandwich thins line.

James Cawthorne
Exclusive: bakery director leaves Asda

Asda’s senior category director for bakery has left after 15 years’ service. 

Habwood
Habwood to supply new depositor range

Habwood, the Worcestershire-based supplier of catering and bakery equipment, is to deliver a new range of depositors into the UK. 

Speciality coffee market set to grow

A study suggests the UK coffee market is becoming increasingly specialist – with a new wave of baristas accounting for 15% of the market.

Mono invests £100k in product innovation

Mono Equipment has built a new product innovation centre to encourage NPD.

Costa
Costa to spend £36m on new roastery

Costa, the high street coffee shop chain, is to build a new roastery in a £36m investment to support its national and international growth ambitions. 

Tromp predicts bright future as turnover leaps 10%

The Tromp Group has seen a jump in turnover of around 10% in the year since it joined the Markel Food Group in August last year.

Wayne Caddy
Wayne Caddy offers masterclass at Mono

Mono Equipment, the Swansea-based machinery supplier, is holding its first-ever bakery masterclass featuring award-winner Wayne Caddy.

Sainbury's
Sainsbury’s records decline in Q4 sales

Sainsbury’s has reported like-for-like retail sales were down 1.9% in its fourth-quarter trading statement as “the trading environment remains challenging”. 

Wrights
Wrights boosts confectionery with £6m spend

Crewe-based Wrights Food Group’s £6m investment in a new confectionery line has increased productivity by 32% in the last 12 months. 

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