Diversification

The completion of the deal has saved 150 jobs

Finsbury completes acquisition of Just Desserts

By Michael Stones

Finsbury Food Group has completed its acquisition of foodservice supplier Johnstone’s Just Desserts, saving 150 jobs at the firm, after buying the business out of administration.

UK Department of Health's carb report to help bread: 'I think there has been too much carb-bashing and it will help industry counter that,' says Federation of Bakers director

Federation of Bakers: 2015 will be a fight back on carbs

By Kacey Culliney

The UK will publish an extensive report on the role of carbohydrates in the diet next year, presenting opportunities for bread makers to fight back against carb-bashing, says the Federation of Bakers (FOB).

Limited time spans and short contracts means co-manufacturers have to run a variety of products on the same line, says KW

Pack Expo 2014

Co-manufacturing boom sparks design challenge

By Kacey Culliney

The explosive shift towards co-manufacturing in bakery and snacks presents challenges for equipment suppliers because of a greater need for interchangeable lines, says Kliklok-Woodman (KW).

'For muffins you need to use milk – it’s an essential ingredient- but instead of milk they’re using yogurt,' says Datamonitor Consumer

DIGGING INTO INNOVATION AND NPD WITH DATAMONITOR CONSUMER

Yogurt muffins: A protein punch with a twist

By Kacey Culliney

Baking muffins with yogurt can add a functional and nutritional punch while tapping into an explosive global trend, says a Datamonitor researcher.

“Women are not a niche market. Manufacturers should think about what nutrition they need and how to market it,” says Datamonitor new product analyst.

DIGGING INTO INNOVATION AND NPD WITH DATAMONITOR CONSUMER

What do women want (from bread)?

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Manufacturers should look to develop breads tailored to women’s nutritional needs, according to a Datamonitor researcher.

Warburtons has posted positive financial results despite difficult trading conditions

Warburtons’ offsets difficulties to secure growth

By Laurence Gibbons

Sales of wraps, sandwich thins and gluten-free products have helped Warburtons offset “difficult” trading conditions to increase turnover and operating profit in the 52 weeks to September 28 2013.