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PepsiCo creates global snacks innovation platform

PepsiCo creates global snacks innovation platform

By Lynda Searby

PepsiCo has created a global snacks group to drive marketing and innovation for the entire group and has formed a council to draw on synergies between its beverage and snacks businesses in North, South and Central America.

Kraft invests in Bournville, defends global split

Kraft invests in Bournville, defends global split

By Ben Bouckley

Kraft has confirmed that it has chosen Cadbury’s site in Bournville as the site of a new chocolate centre to “drive new product development and new technologies” for chocolate brands.

Peppa Pig helped Zetar's Confectionery division bring home the financial bacon.

Record confectionery results drive Zetar’s profits

By Mike Stones

Record confectionery performance drove UK-based confectionery and snack foods firm Zetar to achieve adjusted profit before tax of £6.7m; up six percent for the year ended 30th April 2011.

Burton’s Foods strike action averted

Burton’s Foods strike action averted

By Ben Bouckley

The Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) has called off scheduled strike action at Burton’s Foods Blackpool site, after the union agreed to further talks with company management.

Border Biscuits invests £2.5m in plant

Border Biscuits invests £2.5m in plant

By Ben Bouckley

Border Biscuits is investing a further £2.5 million to increase manufacturing capabilities and plant capacity over the next 18 months as the Scottish biscuit maker targets a 50% turnover increase over the next few years.

Warburtons slices prices to maintain market share

Warburtons slices prices to maintain market share

By Ben Bouckley

Despite rising wheat and energy prices, Warburtons says it was forced to keep a check on bread prices and increase promotions during 2010 to “maintain its market share”.

Holland’s Pies efficiency drive sees jobs cut

Holland’s Pies efficiency drive sees jobs cut

By Ben Bouckley

Holland’s Pies has confirmed that 10 manufacturing staff will leave the Accrington firm as it bids to become “more efficient and competitive in the marketplace”.

Major tortilla supplier Honeytop expands

Major tortilla supplier Honeytop expands

By Graham Holter

Rising demand for tortillas has led to a major expansion of production facilities at Honeytop, the Dunstable-based speciality flatbread maker.

AAK Bakery Services supplies fats for the bakery and confectionery production

Oldham site threat as AAK reviews UK operations

By Ben Bouckley

40 jobs could be lost at AAK Bakery Services in Oldham in March 2012 after Swedish parent AarhusKarlshamn revealed it could close the business following a UK operational review.

Former Kellogg's UK md Greg Peterson: pastures new

Kellogg's UK md steps down

By Ben Bouckley

Kellogg's UK md Greg Paterson has stepped down, with the food manufacturer appointing a temporary successor until it finds a suitable long-term replacement.

Burton's will consider Moreton closure alternative

Burton's will consider Moreton closure alternative

By Ben Bouckley

Burton’s Foods bosses have promised to give “detailed consideration” to Unite plans aimed at preventing the closure of their Moreton site, after the union presented an “alternative, costed plan” for sustaining production to them last Friday.

Real Good Food braves bitter-sweet year

Real Good Food braves bitter-sweet year

By Ben Bouckley

Real Good Food Company (RGFC) chairman Pieter Totté said he hoped the “difficult years” for sugar were over after the firm saw a slight increase in 2010 pre-tax profits, but warned that it would look abroad for stocks after sharp UK price rises.

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