US private equity firm Bain Capital is leading the acquisition of Bread Holdings – the parent company of the upmarket UK coffeehouse chain – with input from EBITDA Investments and entrepreneurs Henry McGovern and Steven K. Winegar.
Allied Bakeries is rolling out its Kingsmill No Crust 50/50 loaves in ground-breaking bread bags – made from a PE resin that incorporates post-consumer waste (diverting it from landfill) – in UK stores this month.
David Milner has been appointed as CEO of UK’s fastest growing branded bakery business and the country’s fifth largest bakery supplier – which surpassed the £100m turnover mark last year – with a business plan to double the company’s value within the...
Research by Puratos UK has revealed that while the demand for better-for-you options is driving the artisanal bread category, only 24% of Brits not already won over by sourdough believe it to be healthy.
With the world still in various states of lockdown thanks to COVID-19, bread’s rise in popularity continues to thrive as people seek out comfort and nostalgia. The demand for the classic all-American peanut butter and jelly (PB&J) sandwich – while...
A customer has reported that a new automated production line using robotic and variable frequency drive (VFD) technology is working twice as fast as its existing lines, while increasing the quality of its products.
Bread is an age-old staple that conjures up uncomplicated natural wholesomeness, however, the difference between theory and practice is miles apart. Certainly, mass producing bread demands specialised equipment that will pinpointedly control the process...
Beyond freshness, convenience and great tasting baked goods, consumer demand for better-for-you options is on the rise. In fact, research by FMCG revealed that since the pandemic, 46% of consumers seek out snacks with health-boosting properties.
Finsbury Food Group has again teamed up with Bosh! to launch Brilliant Brioche Buns, Seggiano is dialling up the excitement after a muted Christmas last year and Cinnamon Toast Crunch is giving teens exclusive access to premium merch.
The Swiss-Irish group continues to simplify its business model with the sale of its Brazilian operations to Grupo Bimbo SAB de CV. Its aim to rebuild as a bakery leader in Europe and Asia has also been given a boost with a new €500m revolving credit facility.