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Comment: Kingsmill "youth" appeal bodes well

In the UK branded bakery space, Associated British Foods-owned Kingsmill has youth appeal. The brand, which is operated by ABF's bakery unit...

Comment: Boulder eyes slice of UK gluten-free pie

US health and wellness firm Boulder Brands has acquired a small UK-based gluten-free company, Davies Bakery. The US gluten-free specialist h...

City left wondering if more Premier changes ahead

"Radical" and "decisive" was how one City analyst described Premier Foods' announcement today (20 November) of how wholesale changes to its...

Questions remain for Carrefour, Premier CEOs

The work the chief executives of Carrefour and Premier Foods - two companies with a lot on their plates - has been welcomed by industry watc...

Latest Interviews

just the answer - Dr Schar UK MD Bob Trice 26 Feb 2014

Dean Best

Gluten free is a category growing rapidly in a number of markets, including the UK, where mainstream companies like Warburtons, as well as overseas firms like US group Boulder Brands, have moved into the sector. Italy-based Dr Schar is the world's largest gluten-free specialist. Bob Trice, the MD of Dr Schär's UK arm, spoke to Dean Best about the growing competition in and the outlook for the industry.

Interview: Freedom Foods outlines growth plans 4 Jul 2013

Dean Best

Australia-based Freedom Foods Group is targeting expansion overseas for the next stage of growth from its allergen-free business, of which gluten-free is its largest. In an interview with Dean Best, MD Rory Macleod outlines the company's plans, explains why gluten-free need to focus more on taste and defends Australia's threshold on gluten.

Latest News

Live blog: Food Matters Live 18 Nov 2014

Dean Best

just-food is at the ExCel centre in London's Docklands today for a new industry event. Food Matters Live, launched this year, is a three-day conference and exhibition, which, organisers say, "bring together the food and drink industry, retailers, foodservice providers, government, and those working in nutrition and health to tackle one of the most important challenges of our time - the relationship between food, health and nutrition".

Warburtons adds "premium" loaves to range 4 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Warburtons has added a line of "premium" loaves to its bakery range.

ABF launches Kingsmill sandwich thins in UK 3 Sep 2014

Katy Askew

Allied Bakeries, the bakery unit of Associated British Foods, is extending the Kingsmill brand with the launch of a line of sandwich thins.

Hovis eyes Leicester bakery closure 24 Jul 2014

Dean Best

UK bread maker Hovis has put forward plans to close a plant in Leicester to "simplify" its production network.

Sales, operating profit up at baker Warburtons 3 Jul 2014

Dean Best

Privately-owned UK baker Warburtons has reported higher annual sales and operating profits in its most recent accounts - although the absence of a dividend from a subsidiary hit its bottom line.

Latest blogs

Can UK food sector avert talent shortfall? 12 Sep 2014

Katy Askew

The UK's food and drink sector is working to attract the "next generation of leaders" through efforts such as the Feeding Britain's Future initiative - but is this too little too late?

just-food visits the 2014 Free-From Expo 4 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

The free-from sector is witnessing strong growth in developed markets from Europe to the US and beyond.

Company research

Warburtons Ltd in Packaged Food (United Kingdom)

Warburtons Ltd in Packaged Food (United Kingdom)

With its core packaged/industrial bread category in decline, Warburtons will look to continue building on its recent diversification strategy. With its recent acquisition of Giles Foods, the company h...

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Baked Goods in the United Kingdom

Baked Goods in the United Kingdom

Innovation and evolving consumer palates are driving what little growth there is. More unusual packaged bread types are preventing the category from becoming stale. More sophisticated bread types are...

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Bread in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World....

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