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Pukka Pies to invest £5m to boost bakery capacity

Savoury pastry manufacturer Pukka is to invest £5m in its bakery in Syston, Leicestershire, in a move that will “significantly” enhance its manufacturing capacity and capability.

Chris Williams and Peter Thompson look at plans for new site
(l to r) Chris Williams from engineering firm FEG and Silvery Tweed operations director Peter Thompson
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Silvery Tweed to build new £600k processing facility

Silvery Tweed Cereals is to build a new 12,000sq ft facility at its Berwick-upon-Tweed site.

Finsbury revenue rises 4.7% driven by UK bakery market

New business wins, gluten-free bakery and NPD from licences including Harry Potter have helped drive growth at Finsbury Food Group.

Decline in Allied Bakeries’ operating loss and revenue

Operating losses at Allied Bakeries, which last year lost its largest own-label contract, have fallen in the past six months.

Hovis faces strike action in Belfast due to pay dispute

Employees at Hovis’ site on Boucher Road, Belfast are set to go on continuous strike from Friday (24 January) over a pay dispute.

Booths brownie and blondie Christmas tree bites were among the bestsellers
Booths brownie & blondie Christmas tree bites were among the bestsellers
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Booths’ Christmas bakery sales up as mince pies fly

Northern retailer Booths has reported a 9.1% increase in volume sales of bakery items for the four months in the run-up to Christmas.

Mr Kipling drives 2.6% sales growth at Premier Foods

Mini mince pies have helped increase Mr Kipling sales by 10% – the brand’s eighth consecutive quarter of turnover growth.

Bakkavor defies weak UK confidence to grow sales

Fresh food supplier Bakkavor Group has reported an uplift in sales despite a drop in underlying volume growth in the UK.

Finsbury UK bakery grows while overseas sales fall

UK bakery sales at Finsbury Food Group, manufacturer of cake, bread and morning goods for retail and foodservice channels, grew 5.8% for the six months ended 28 December 2019.

Profits increase at grains co-operative Openfield

Grains marketing co-operative Openfield has reported a slight rise in profits despite what it described as a challenging year.

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