Warburtons said the agreement underlined its commitment to growth and diversification

Warburtons acquires specialist bakery

By Laurence Gibbons

Britain’s leading bakery brand owner Warburtons has completed the purchase of speciality bread and pastry manufacturer Giles Foods, for an undisclosed sum.

Alex Mayfield asked the DH to look elsewhere to meet salt reduction targets

Plant bakers braced for more government salt reduction demands

By Gary Scattergood

Bread bakers should be prepared to face further reductions in salt levels when new limits are set by the Department of Health (DH) later this year – despite hitting their 2012 targets and reducing levels by 40% over the past decade.

Clif Bar CEO: 'The protein trend is hot for men and women'

Big interview: Kevin Cleary, CEO Clif Bar & Company

Clif Bar CEO: 'The protein trend is hot for men and women right now'

By Elaine WATSON

Nutrition bars enter - and exit - the snacks aisle at the speed of light these days. So how has Clif Bar managed to sustain the kind of growth rivals can only dream of, year after year? Elaine Watson caught up with CEO Kevin Cleary to find out.

Bimbo is the fifth most chosen food brand but global penetration is low, find Kantar World Panel

Bimbo: The not-so-global brand

By Kacey Culliney

Bimbo is a popular bakery brand that is in growth but global penetration remains fairly low outside Latin America, an expert says.

Lay's would be no. 5 most chosen FMCG brand if Walkers, Sabritas, Margarita and Elma Chips were included

Lay’s is no. 9 most chosen global FMCG brand

By Kacey Culliney

Frito-Lay’s flagship brand Lay’s has a global penetration of 26% and is the ninth most chosen fast-moving-consumer-goods (FMCG) brand in the world, according to Kantar World Panel.

Manufacturers need to do more than just make health claims on pack, say analysts


The hunt for that ‘added extra’: Pushing beyond a health claim

By Kacey Culliney

The health-conscious yet frugal consumer is increasingly difficult to convince, even when presented with a plethora of health and nutrition claims on pack. So, just how can manufacturers prompt that purchase?

New owners need to move quickly or risk being 'out of sight, out of mind' says Hudak


Hostess sales tot up $860m

By Kacey Culliney

Hostess Brands has closed all asset sales and pulled in $860m; a figure a little less than the worth of the company but expected given the speed of the sell-offs, an analyst says.

Spring 2013 snack launches

Snacks have a ‘spring’ in their step

By Kacey Culliney takes a look at some of the latest snack innovations for spring – including spicy, Hispanic flavors, new ‘playful’ forms and free-from chips.

Lise Madsen, md at Honeyrose Bakery, has had to look to Denmark and France to recruit bakery apprentices

Bakery boss takes on Danish apprentices

By Gary Scattergood

The boss of a British bakery firm is taking on Danish and French apprentices because she claims there is little interest or support from colleges or government to devise schemes for British youngsters.

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