FIG in the pastry mix

The Food Investment Group (FIG) has acquired two bakery businesses specialising in the production of savoury pastry products such as quiches and flans. Under the umbrella of the newly created Pastry Group, Thomas Foods based in Sheffield supplies Morrisons and Waitrose, while the Giles Foods pastry operation located in Milton Keynes supplies Asda, Morrisons and […]

Rich invests in UK sites

Following its acquisition of David Powell Bakeries last year, Rich Products is spending around £1 million (£1.45m) to increase production at both its Worcestershire and Fareham bakeries. At Fareham, in addition to relocating the bread bakery and refurbishing all the ovens, the investment covers the purchase of new bread chillers and provers and the installation […]

Pecan Deluxe ups production

Yorkshire-based Pecan Deluxe Candy is completing a major investment programme in new facilities that will provide more streamlined production. The latest investment will provide a self-contained nut production zone, a fifth nut production line, an increased capacity bakery operation, and a large storage area for finished products. Nut production is now segregated from other areas […]

Homemade trade could try Dubai

A report from market development consultancy Food from Britain (FfB) divulges significant opportunities for UK food and drink exporting to the Middle East. Indications are that prospects are ripe for manufacturers of bakery, confectionery, breakfast cereals and tea. The study, entitled The British Ex-pat & Tourist Market in the Gulf States, reveals Dubai as a […]

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