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Interview: Finsbury CEO Duffy on Fletchers deal 10 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Finsbury Food Group CEO John Duffy today (10 October) described the company's move to buy fellow UK bakery company Fletchers Group as "transformational", telling just-food the deal will help his business grow in a number of ways.


Interview: Finsbury CEO eyes growth in bread 1 Jul 2013

Michelle Russell

Earlier this year UK baker Finsbury Food Group offloaded its gluten-free bread business to venture partner Genius Foods. However, Finsbury, which makes cakes for brands under licence and for UK retailers, still sees potential in bread and today announced plans to significantly increase capacity. Michelle Russell spoke to CEO John Duffy.

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Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 13 Oct 2014

Dean Best

just-food reported direct from the annual IGD industry convention in London this week, with a leading light in the grocery retail sector ruffling a few feathers with comments about manufacturers and retailers. Elsewhere, China's Bright Food made its latest deal in Europe, with the acquisition of Filippo Berio olive oil owner Salov and we interviewed the CEO of Finsbury Food Group after the UK baker announced a move for local peer Fletchers Group.


Finsbury to buy fellow UK baker Fletchers 10 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Finsbury Food Group has struck a deal to buy fellow UK bakery company Fletchers Group from private-equity firm Vision Capital for GBP56m.


Finsbury profit edges up as sales slip 22 Sep 2014

Katy Askew

UK cake maker Finsbury Food Group has booked a slight increase in annual profits despite posting lower sales.


Finsbury sees H2 sales rebound boost FY profit 17 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

Finsbury Food Group expects to beat City expectations for annual profits thanks to an improvement in sales in the second half of the year and the impact of cost cuts.


Finsbury Food Group appoints Baker as chairman 12 May 2014

Hannah Abdulla

UK cake maker Finsbury Food Group has appointed Peter Baker, a former executive at companies including Maple Leaf Foods and RHM, as its chairman.

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