Energy

Business conditions remained challenging in 2023. Pic: GettyImages

The impact the cost-of-living crisis is having on bakers

By Gill Hyslop

Research by Baker & Baker reveals 59% of UK foodservice providers – bakeries, coffee shops, pubs, convenience stores and higher education caterers – report a decrease in trading on the previous 12 months.

Fedima looks at its achievements over the past year in the bakery ingredients market in Europe.

Fedima releases Baking Europe Ingredients Market Report 2023

By Gill Hyslop

The report - the third annual collab between the association and Media Energy - includes Fedima’s Annual Industry Update, with pieces on Front-of-Pack nutrition labelling, responsible sourcing and communication trends.

Many of the UK's biggest industrial bakery manufacturers are stepping up to achieve net zero status. Pic: GettyImages

The UK bakery manufacturers aiming to hit that net zero target

By Gill Hyslop

UK government data shows that nearly a third of the UK’s largest businesses have pledged to tackle climate change by eliminating their contribution to carbon emissions by 2050, with several bakery operations standing up to be counted among them.

The Craft Bakers Association 2023 Business Day was focused on futureproofing the sector. Pic: CBA

Futureproofing the craft bakery sector

By Gill Hyslop

The Craft Bakers Association’s Business Day 2023 - held in London on 14 June - was hailed a ‘resounding’ success, with nearly 200 delegates in attendance, 15 exhibitors and a host of industry speakers sharing their insights.

The UK bakery sector is on the brink of crumbling under the pressure of rising energy costs, among other challenges. Pic: GettyImages/Maren Caruso

UK bakery coalition voices concern over possible closures

By Gill Hyslop

Scottish Bakers, Federation of Bakers, Craft Bakers Association, ABIM and UKAPY have sent a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt, urging him to review his ‘new’ Energy Bills Discount Scheme.

BBU's bakeries perform in the top 25% for energy efficiency among similar facilities in the US. Pic: Grupo Bimbo

Grupo Bimbo rocks for its ethicality and energy efficiency ethos

By Gill Hyslop

The Mexican bakery giant has been recognised for the sixth time by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies, while Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) has been honoured by the EPA for its energy usage at 20 of its facilities, setting the bar for the...

Be energy-wize and don't see profits go up in flames. Pic: ©GettyImages/Maskot

Guest article

Minimize your impact: Top tips to help UK bakeries save energy

By Gill Hyslop

Bakeries are notoriously energy-intensive businesses, which not only affects their bottom line, but also has a heavy impact on the environment. Nicky Bannister, head of business gas supplier Flogas Energy, discusses ways a baker can become more efficient....

Bobby White, project manager for JBT FoodTech in front of the Stein PRoGRILL machine

dispatches from IFFA 2013

JBT FoodTech launches contact cooker at IFFA

By Joseph James Whitworth

Efficiency and cleanability are the main benefits of JBT FoodTech’s contact cooker launched at the IFFA 2013 Trade show in Frankfurt.    

Tetra Pak upgrades sugar-dissolving unit

Tetra Pak upgrades sugar-dissolving unit

By Oliver Nieburg

Tetra Pak has launched an upgrade for its Tetra Albrix sugar dissolving unit that it has claimed lowers costs and reduces energy consumption on previous versions.