Manufacturers

It's going to be a happy Christmas for JF Renshaw's 200-strong workforce, whose jobs have been saved after the company was acquired by British Bakels. Pic: GettyImages

125-year-old UK icing and marzipan producer saved from administration

By Gill Hyslop

The future of JF Renshaw – which has been supplying the UK and international bakery sector with ready to roll icing, marzipan, frostings, caramel and mallows since 1898 – has been secured following a sale of the business and its assets to British Bakels...

Lay's is further reducing the sodium content in its Classic Potato Chips by 15%. Pic: GettyImages

The changing taste profile of Frito-Lay snacks

By Gill Hyslop

PepsiCo is reducing the sodium content in Lay’s Classic Potato Chips by 15% but aims to maintain – and even ramp up – the taste by using natural seasonings, potato varieties and playing around with the shapes and sizes of salt crystals to optimise flavour...

Nestlé's former factory at Fawdon, in north east England. Pic: Nestlé

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Bakery company buys former Nestlé factory in Fawdon

By Anthony Myers

The former Nestlé factory at Fawdon, Newcastle, due to shut at the end of December, has been bought by British baker Country Style Foods, which makes bread, cakes and baked goods, it has been revealed.

Business conditions remained challenging in 2023. Pic: GettyImages

The impact the cost-of-living crisis is having on bakers

By Gill Hyslop

Research by Baker & Baker reveals 59% of UK foodservice providers – bakeries, coffee shops, pubs, convenience stores and higher education caterers – report a decrease in trading on the previous 12 months.

Pic: GettyImages

Trendspotting in 2023: Be Kind, help others and have fun this Christmas

By Gill Hyslop

Proceeds from the Kind x Little Words Project Live Kind bracelet bundle go to FoodCorps; 10p from the sale of every Pukka Christmas Dinner pie goes to the Trussell Trust; Christmas pud is still on the menu for the majority of Brits; the Cookie Shot ‘glass’...

The 'humble Scots pie’ in all its forms - containing traditional meats or fish, haggis or veggies - is the pride of Scotland. Pic: Scottish Bakers

Elevating the ‘humble’ Scotch Pie onto the world stage

By Gill Hyslop

Peering, scratching, sniffing, tasting, debating - that was our job for the day and what the entries in the World Championship Scotch Pie Awards had to undergo during the judging process held in Dunfermline, Scotland, last week.

ADM predicts ramped up colours and flavours for 2024. Pic: ADM

Defiant consumer choice drives flavour and colour trends in 2024

By Gill Hyslop

The flavours and colours that ADM forecasts to trend in 2024 break with tradition and represent the consumer resolve to boldly choose products that appeal to their personal values - with an unapologetic abandon for the flavours they deem tasty and the...

Bertie's Bakery has gone from strength to strength after being launched in the shadow of COVID. Pic: Bertie's Bakery

Bertie’s Bakery lands £2m contract

By Gill Hyslop

The Northern Ireland bakery - launched amidst COVID in 2020, but capitalising on a 50-year baking heritage - is creating 12 new jobs at its based near Magherafelt following a significant win to supply Tesco.

JNCK Bakery's non-HFSS protein chocolate cookies replace sugar with a unique sweetness technology. Pic: JNCK Bakery

Bringing free from into the light

By Gill Hyslop

It has been 20 years since Tesco launched its free from brand - pioneering the way UK supermarkets cater for customers with food allergies - and the food landscape has dramatically changed since then.

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