Manufacturers

Baker & Baker is ramping up its international footprint. Pic: GettyImages/Pekic

Baker & Baker’s international expansion gathers pace

By Gill Hyslop

The UK-based supplier of breads and baked treats – formerly CSM Bakery Solutions – has added an office in Poland to its expanding footprint, already operating across 12 sites in seven countries.

With a second location in London, more consumers can enjoy Charles Artisan Bread's daily baked offerings. Pic: GettyImages/pidjoe

Charles Artisan Bread raises its game

By Gill Hyslop

The East London, UK, micro bakery has opened a second site to accommodate a growing demand for ‘simple, honest and no fuss’ baked goods.

Healthy Heights can be incorporated into much-loved kiddies treats that are better-for-you. Pic: NGS

Healthy Heights targets obesity among South Korean kids

By Gill Hyslop

Israeli paediatric nutrition specialist Nutritional Growth Solutions (NGS) aims to address a disturbing trend among South Korean kids in skipping breakfast, eating fast foods that are high in fat, and consuming too many sugary drinks with the rollout...

Three Scottish companies have been shortlisted as the FDF's 2022 Award finalists. Pic: GettyImages/Andrew Brookes/Image Source

Nairn’s Oatcakes shortlisted for 2022 FDF Award

By Gill Hyslop

Nairn’s Oatcakes is one of three of Scotland’s leading producers to be nominated for the FDF Awards 2022 – to be announced in September – which celebrates exceptional talent, excellence and innovation in the industry.

Clif Bars have become popular with cyclists and other hi-energy sports enthusiasts. Pic: GettyImages/kali9

Mondelēz finalises Clif Bar bolt-on

By Gill Hyslop

Mondelēz International has completed the acquisition of Clif Bar & Company, augmenting its position as a $1 billion global snack bar player.

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Snacking behavior holds strong in face of inflation, says Mondelēz

By Mary Ellen Shoup

In the face of inflation and consumer price sensitivity, Mondelēz International saw positive volume growth and price resiliency across its snacking portfolio especially in its core areas of snacking and chocolate, reported chairman and CEO Dirk Van de...

Steve Jones has been appointed to head the retail sales and category team at Bimbo UK. Pic: Bimbo UK

Bimbo UK appoints Hovis alum as head of retail

By Gill Hyslop

The UK arm of the Mexican bakery conglomerate - and world's biggest bakery manufacturer - has appointed Steve Jones as head of Retail to further drive the growth of Bimbo in the UK.

Lecoq is famed for its croissants. Pic: Lecoq Cuisine

Le Duff snaps up Lecoq to boost Bridor

By Gill Hyslop

Groupe Le Duff – a leader in the global bakery-pastry, café bakery and pizza-pasta sector – has acquired North American producer of Viennese and French-style pastries Lecoq Cuisine Corporation; a move that emphasises the focus of Le Duff on accelerating...

ofi is shooting to achieve Bee Friendly certification across 100% of its almond orchards. Pic: GettyImages/maexico

ofi sets new benchmark for the almond industry

By Gill Hyslop

The nut arm of global ingredients specialist has announced its first sustainability targets for its 50,000 acres of almond orchards and farming operations in Australia, the US and Vietnam.

We all need a little relief these days. Pic: GettyImages/Chev Wilkinson

Brakes revives Help for Hospitality to counteract cost pressures

By Gill Hyslop

The UK wholesaler has resuscitated its Help for Hospitality campaign, launched in 2021 to help foodservice operators recover from COVID lockdowns. The initiative generated around £2m in cashback, which was returned to customers in rewards and donated...