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Adelie Foods planning to close Kilmarnock factory

Adelie Foods is planning to close down its sandwich and food-to-go production site in Kilmarnock.

UK cake exports crash by almost £24m this year

Exports sales of cakes have fallen 12.5% in the first nine months of 2018 – a decline of £23.9m year on year.

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Patisserie Holdings names interim financial officer

Patisserie Valerie owner Patisserie Holdings has appointed Nick Perrin as interim chief financial officer.

Greencore eyes ‘significant’ UK growth opportunities

Food-to-go giant Greencore has set its sights on “significant” growth through expansion and acquisition in the UK following the disposal of its US division.

Wheat plantings forecast to reach five-year high

High prices this year have encouraged growers to increase wheat plantings for the 2019 crop.

Biscuits and tea help boost Fortnum & Mason sales

British biscuits and loose leaf tea have helped drive the sixth successive year of double-digit sales growth at Fortnum & Mason.

Bakels opens new £10m Bicester distribution centre

Ingredients supplier British Bakels has opened a new £10m distribution centre in Oxfordshire.

Brook launches dedicated asset disposal department

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

Greggs expecting full-year profit before tax of £86m

Greggs is expecting to make a full-year profit of £86m following strong trading in October and November.

Greencore to focus on UK after completing US sale

Greencore Group has this weekend completed the sale of its entire US operation to an affiliate of Hearthside Food Solutions.

Aryzta first-quarter organic revenue edges up 0.3%

Frozen baked goods supplier Aryzta has reported modest organic revenue growth in its first quarter – and said this reflects the ongoing stabilisation of the business.

Cake Box revenue and profits rise more than 40%

Sales at egg-free cake supplier Cake Box – which this year listed on AIM – have risen 44% year on year to £8.3m in the six months to 30 September.

New contracts drive 23% profit growth for SSP Group

New contracts and robust sales growth have driven a 22.7% rise in underlying operating profits at travel site operator SSP Group.

Aryzta €800m share offer attracts 97.4% take-up

Frozen bakery giant Aryzta has raised almost €800m through a share offer.

Patisserie Holdings reveals new chief executive as Paul May steps down

Patisserie Holdings has announced that chief executive Paul May has resigned with immediate effect.

Tim Hortons’ first franchise site to open in Scotland

Tim Hortons has secured its first franchise partner, who will open a site in Scotland by the end of the year.

Evron set for expansion following Bama investment

UK bakery business Evron Foods Group is set to expand following investment by US baked goods manufacturer Bama Companies.

Premier cakes business hit by logistics problems

Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods has revealed its cake business has been hit by issues with its new warehousing operation.

Premier Foods chief exec Gavin Darby to step down

Gavin Darby is to step down as boss of Premier Foods less than four months after he saw off a bid to oust him from the role.

Barry Callebaut sales grow ahead of chocolate market

Chocolate and cocoa products supplier Barry Callebaut has increased its sales volumes by 6.3% in the past year – ahead of the 1.8% increase in the overall chocolate confectionery market.

‘Unacceptable’ losses at Allied Bakeries, reports ABF

Losses at Kingsmill owner Allied Bakeries have remained “unacceptable” in the past year, according to parent company Associated British Foods (ABF).

Aryzta shareholders approve €800m funding

Frozen bakery giant Aryzta has secured approval for an €800m fundraising plan by a narrow margin.

Eaton’s Patisserie aims to double turnover to £6m

Cake and desserts supplier Eaton’s Patisserie is aiming to double its turnover after moving to a new site.

Samworth Brothers to buy 2 Sisters sandwich factory

Food manufacturing company Samworth Brothers is to acquire 2 Sisters Food Group’s Manton Wood sandwich business.

Budget 2018: here’s what bakers need to know

Bakeries may be left counting the cost of a proposed plastics levy and an increase in national living wage following yesterday’s Autumn Budget 2018 (29 October).

Peyton and Byrne saved from administration

Artisan bakery and café chain Peyton and Byrne Bakeries has been rescued from administration.

Patisserie Holdings finance director Chris Marsh resigns

Patisserie Holdings has announced that Chris Marsh has resigned from his position as finance director.

Patisserie Holdings winding up order dismissed

A winding-up petition against Patisserie Holdings’ trading subsidiary Stonebeach Limited has been dismissed by the courts.

Aryzta responds to Cobas attack on funding plan

Frozen baked goods supplier Aryzta has hit back following a challenge by its largest shareholder over plans for the company to raise €800m.

Shareholder challenges €800m Aryzta funding plan

Plans by frozen bakery giant Aryzta to raise €800m are being challenged by its largest shareholder.

Cake Box expects 40% hike in half-year turnover

Egg-free cake specialist Cake Box is expecting to report a 40% increase in revenue to £8.3m for the first half of its financial year.

Greencore selling US arm to focus on UK market

Greencore Group is to sell its entire US business to an affiliate of Hearthside Food Solutions in a $1bn (£817m) deal.

Patisserie Holdings share offer raises £15.7m for crisis-hit business

A share offer has raised £15.7m to help Patisserie Holdings continue trading in the face of a crisis sparked by serious financial irregularities.

Patisserie Holdings reveals £25m plan to save business

Patisserie Holdings is launching a share offer and has admitted it needs a £20m capital injection to avoid calling in administrators.

Patisserie Holdings finance chief arrested and bailed

Patisserie Holdings finance director Chris Marsh has been arrested, according to the crisis-hit business.

Patisserie Holdings needs cash injection to continue trading in current form

Patisserie Valerie owner Patisserie Holdings has said it cannot continue to trade in its current form unless it gets an immediate cash injection.

Patisserie Holdings shares suspended amid fraud fears

Patisserie Valerie owner Patisserie Holdings has launched an investigation into what it has described as serious – and potentially fraudulent – accounting irregularities.

Focaccia-style pizzas help drive 7.3% Greggs growth

A strong summer performance in the breakfast market and from new products including focaccia-style pizzas have contributed to sales growth at Greggs.

Thai firm snaps up UK’s Intelipac

Thai packaging company TPBI is to enter the paper packaging market for the first time after inking a deal to acquire stakes in UK firm Intelipac – the business that resurrected bakery packaging supplier Reynards last year.

Hovis disposes of three mills to focus on baking

Hovis is selling two of its flour mills to Whitworth Bros and closing a third as it looks to focus on its core baking business.

Aryzta underlying profit crashes more than 70%

Aryzta has reported steep declines in profit and earnings – but insists the business is well placed for future growth.

Real Good Food suffers £23m operating loss

Real Good Food chief executive Hugh Cawley has said the business will look back on the last financial year with “little pride or satisfaction”.

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Jacksons’ £40m sandwich bread factory opens

Jacksons has opened a new £40m bakery that can produce 10,000 loaves of sandwich bread an hour.

Cake Box opens 100th store and announces NPD

Egg-free cake specialist Cake Box has opened its 100th store as it continues its rapid roll-out.

Steve Dawson joins RGF as non-exec director

Renshaw owner Real Good Food (RGF) has appointed Steve Dawson – who helped to turn around the Bahlsen US business – as an independent non-executive director.

Real Good Food supports Brighter Foods investment

Real Good Food Group, which this month sold Haydens Bakery, says rationalisation and new funding are enabling it to support investment in other parts of its business, such as Brighter Foods.

Finsbury to invest to meet demand for ‘artisan’ bread

Finsbury Food Group is to invest further to meet demand for artisan-style bread – and said it was committed to growing its business through further acquisitions.

Former McDonald’s US chief joins Aryzta board

Aryzta has made new independent board appointments to help turn the business around, and announced that banks have agreed to underwrite plans to raise €800m (£715m) through a new share offer.