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Kluman & Balter acquired by distributor Brenntag

Bakery ingredients suppliers Kluman & Balter and A1 Cake Mixes Limited have been acquired by global chemical distribution giant Brenntag.

RGF secures new funding after making £6.7m loss

Haydens and Renshaw owner Real Good Food has secured further funding after announcing a loss of almost £7m in the first half of 2017.

How was 2017 for Britain’s bakery industry?

British Baker wants you to say what the past 12 months have meant for the retail bakery market.

Puratos acquires fillings and sauces firm Fruitapeel

Lancashire-based fruit fillings and sauces supplier Fruitapeel has been acquired by Puratos.

Review of the year 2017: April to June

As the year draws to a close, we look back at some of the major stories that have impacted the baking industry in 2017.

Pieminister to boost capacity and open new sites

Pieminister is acquiring new plant and machinery and opening three new restaurants after securing £1.65m in financing.

Coopland & Son set for expansion with £8.5m investment

Coopland & Son is set to open 30 new shops in three years across the north of England following a £8.5m external investment from investors Business Growth Fund (BGF).

Review of the year 2017: January to March

As the year draws to a close, we look back at some of the major stories that have impacted the baking industry in 2017.

Graze sales up 8% on UK and US expansion

Sales at snack brand Graze have risen 8% year on year as the business extends its presence in the UK and US.

Wheat planting area predicted to dip in 2018

The area of UK wheat planting is expected to fall slightly in 2018.

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