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Zetar establishes French subsidiary

Zetar establishes French subsidiary

By Oliver Nieburg

UK-based confectionery and snacks firm Zetar has established a French subsidiary to leverage its position in continental Europe.

Photo Credit: Finsbury Foods

Export boom boosts growth for Finsbury Foods

By Oliver Nieburg

UK-based bakery firm Finsbury Foods has announced improved sales in a first quarter (Q1) trading driven by significant gains in its export business, but high commodity prices continue to squeeze profit margins.

The firm posted strong financial results for the first quarter of 2011 and is confident it will turn around the fortunes of Brookes Avana

2 Sisters to restore Brookes Avana within two years

By Dan Colombini

2 Sisters Food Group’s chilled food business Brookes Avana, acquired from Premier Foods last year, will be returned to profitability within two years, according to its new owners.

Monument Foods is renting its new site from Sunderland City Council

Monument Foods to open Sunderland bakery

By Freddie Dawson

Monument Foods expects to open a new Sunderland bakery “within the next few weeks”, its director Tracy Lyons told FoodManufacture.co.uk.

Ralcorp board approves Post cereals spin-off

Ralcorp board approves Post cereals spin-off

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Ralcorp has outlined the shape of the company after it spins off its Post cereals business, four years after it bought the maker of Grape-Nuts, Raisin Bran and Honey Bunches of Oats from Kraft Foods for $1.65bn.

600 jobs to go at Premier Foods

600 jobs to go at Premier Foods

By Oliver Nieburg

UK-based Premier Foods has announced that 5% of its 12,000 man workforce will be axed as the company sets larger cut targets.

Maple Leaf's West Midlands bakery is to close with the loss of 236 jobs

Maple Leaf cuts 236 jobs at Walsall bakery

By Tom Chandler

Canadian firm Maple Leaf has confirmed that it plans to close its West Midlands bakery, after failing to find a buyer for the site, with the loss of 236 jobs.

Clarke has been praised by city analysts for his performance since taking over at Premier in august last year

Premier boss Michael Clarke backed by city

By Dan Colombini

Premier Foods boss Michael Clarke has received a resounding vote of confidence from city analysts, six months into his role, as he continues his plan to guide the firm out of trouble.

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