Britain's biggest biscuit producer, United Biscuits, is aiming to drive growth across the biscuit and cake categories in 2011 through reformulation of products for a stronger health positioning as well as updating packaging, amid ongoing divesture...
Rice bran ingredient and nutraceutical supplier NutraCea has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy after just over a year – a move that allowed it to restructure and reduce overheads, the company has said.
Indulgence Patisserie is pumping £0.75m into converting a former metal fabrication facility adjacent to its current site into a second desserts manufacturing facility that will more than double its production capacity.
The owners of Unifine Food & Bake Ingredients are seeking a buyer for the pastry ingredients supplier, with Royal Cosun saying it has retained an investment house to conduct a “comprehensive review of all strategic options.”
Canadian baked goods and meat producer Maple Leaf Foods, has attributed its 2 per cent rise in adjusted operating earnings in the third quarter of this year to the higher costs of grains and meat proteins.
New research from Euromonitor suggests a moderate but sustained increase in wheat and corn commodity prices from now until 2015 but the analysts predict that manufacturers focusing on premium and private label lines will offset rising input costs.
FMC Biopolymer has said it intends to raise prices of its microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) and carrageenan-based products by up to 15 percent due to continued supply/demand imbalance for raw materials.
Lotus Bakeries is boosting capacity and installing new lines in its biscuit and cake facilities in Belgium, a €27m scale up in production that it said is to meet the hike in demand for its caramelized biscuit brand following successful entry into Swedish...
In a move that has caught market analysts by surprise, UK based snack and biscuit maker, United Biscuits, is reportedly close to a deal with leading Chinese food group Bright Food in terms of a buy out.
Rank Hovis is to increase the price of flour by £89.37 per tonne, effective 6 September, Lawrence Watson, head of sales and marketing, revealed exclusively to our sister publication British Baker earlier this week.
The snacks and biscuits division of UK manufacturer United Biscuits could be parcelled out to different buyers, according to a research firm's analysis of the market following media reports the company is to be sold by its private equity owners.
National Starch is to be sold to US-based Corn Products International for US$1.3bn, current owner Akzo Nobel has confirmed. The news ends over two years of speculation over the business’ future and propels CPI into the European market.
Recent acquisition activity in the bakery ingredients supply industry involving Dutch firm Sonneveld being bought out by Orkla Food Ingredients may signal a flurry of similar takeovers and could mean price benefits for bakers, claims a market analyst.
The bakery and confectionary division of Vivartia, Greece's largest food production company, is being bought by a group led by Saudi Arabia's Olayan in a move that is claimed will reduce the firm’s exposure to risk in a turbulent Greek economic...
Planning permission has been secured for a site modernisation project at privately owned Frank Roberts & Sons’ Rudheath bakery in Northwich, Cheshire in the UK, reports our sister site Food Manufacture.
Swiss bakery group Aryzta had a decline in revenue of 7.4 per cent, which translated as €800.9m in the first half of 2009, with consumer and customer limited spending power cited as the chief factor for the decrease.
Improved sales and earnings performance within the baking and snacks division of the Campbell Soup for the fiscal year 2010 were due to favourable currency impact and margin growth in both Pepperidge Farm and Arnott’s, said the US company.
Rice bran and baby cereal specialist NutraCea is cutting 17 per cent of its US work force, a move the company claims will save $1m annually in its process of reducing its overheads under Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
A suspected cartel in the flour industry in the Netherlands is the subject of an investigation by the Dutch competition authority (NMa), with the spotlight being placed on the practice of both domestic and foreign players in the sector.
Baked good companies should look to discount chains, control distribution, develop a broad product portfolio, manage input costs and tap into newer markets in order to ensure resilience over the next five years, stresses a report on the European bakery...