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Big Food's stake in the future – in-house venture-capital funds

21 Jan 2021

Our guide to some of the in-house venture-capital funds operated by the world's major packaged-food companies.

Warburtons forms venture to back baking start-ups

13 Jul 2020

Warburtons, one of the UK's largest bread makers, has set up a vehicle to invest in start-ups offering "bakery-led brands".

Jobs at risk as UK baker Warburtons plans facility closure

12 Jul 2019

UK bread maker Warburtons is planning to shut a bakery in the north of England with more than 100 jobs affected by the decision.

Warburtons' crumpet production back to full throttle after CO2 scare

4 Jul 2018

UK baker Warburtons has revealed it is now back to full production capacity on its crumpets after being forced to close down their manufacture in two of its plants last week due to the European carbon dioxide (CO2) shortage.

UK baker Warburtons becomes latest victim of CO2 shortage

29 Jun 2018

UK baker Warburtons has been forced to halt production of its crumpets at two of its four plants due to the on-going European carbon dioxide (CO2) shortage that has hit other food and drinks manufacturers.

ABF eyes protein trend with new Ryvita line; Kerry adds chicken sausages to Richmond range; Weetabix On The Go Kids cereal drink debuts in April; Sonic Drive-In brands hit US stores

6 Apr 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

UK baker Warburtons axes Newburn Bakehouse brand in gluten-free rejig

13 Nov 2017

Warburtons has dumped its free-from brand Newburn Bakehouse in a revamp of the UK-based bakery group's range that will see its gluten-free lines once again sold under its namesake label.

Warburtons confirms closure of Giles Foods plant

27 Jun 2017

UK bakery Warburtons has confirmed it is to close its Giles Foods facility in Milton Keynes after a 45-day "full and meaningful" consultation period with its 218 workers at the site.

Warburtons set to close UK Giles Foods bakery site

21 Apr 2017

UK-based bakery group Warburtons is looking to close its Giles Foods bakery in Milton Keynes.

Warburtons gets green light for R&D facility and test bakery

30 Mar 2017

UK-based bakery group Warburtons has been given the green light to build a research and development centre and test bakery adjoining its Bolton headquarters in north-west England.

Warburtons plans R&D facility and test bakery

12 Jan 2017

UK-based bakery group Warburtons has unveiled proposals to build a research and development centre and test bakery adjoining its Bolton headquarters in north-west England.

Warburtons, Genius, Wessanen form UK gluten-free trade body

9 Jan 2017

Companies including Warburtons, Genius Foods and Mrs Crimble's owner Wessanen have set up a gluten-free industry association in the UK to work on standards and improve consumer confidence.

Warburtons aims to pocket sales with new Toastie line

3 Jan 2017

Warburtons, the UK-based bakery group, has added to its domestic range with what it claims is a market first.

Warburtons launches protein-enhanced bakery range in UK

6 Sep 2016

UK baker Warburtons has developed a protein-enhanced range of bakery products for sale in its domestic market.

Tough UK trading hits Warburtons profits

8 Jul 2016

UK baker Warburtons has reported a fall in profits for the 2014-15 financial year against a backdrop of continued "difficult trading conditions and volume decline in the wider bakery market".

Warburtons targets more meals with "giant" crumpets

21 Oct 2015

UK baker Warburtons has launched a crumpet twice the size of its standard line to target more meal times.

Interview: Warburtons on free-from plans at home and abroad

5 Jun 2015

Warburtons, the UK baker, continues to enjoy growth from its free-from unit Newburn Bakehouse as demand for gluten-free bakery products in the UK continues to rise. However, competition is intensifying. Dean Best spoke to Warburtons' free-from director Chris Hook at the Free From Food Expo in Barcelona, to find out more about the group's plans - not just in the UK but, potentially, elsewhere in Europe.

Warburtons eyes Europe entry for Newburn Bakehouse

5 Jun 2015

Warburtons is weighing up taking its free-from brand Newburn Bakehouse into Europe, the UK baker has told just-food.

Food industry quotes of the week - Divine Chocolate, Nomad, Abbott

5 Jun 2015

This week, Nestle said it was withdrawing its Maggi noodle brand in India after a food safety scare that has seen local authorities insist the product has elevated levels of lead. Elsewhere, Abbott Laboratories was tied up in a class action lawsuit over its Similac product with allegations it is misleading consumers since the product contains non-organic ingredients. Elsewhere Nomad Holdings confirmed it is in acquisition talks with Findus Group. just-food visited the Free-From Expo in Barcelona this week and spoke to Warburtons among others. We also interviewed the CEO at Divine Chocolate. Here is the week in quotes

Warburtons introduces handmade loaves to free-from range

8 Apr 2015

Warburtons is adding handmade, artisan loaves to its free-from range in the UK.

Warburtons adds "premium" loaves to range

4 Nov 2014

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

Comment: Kingsmill "youth" appeal bodes well for ABF

10 Sep 2014

In the UK branded bakery space, Associated British Foods-owned Kingsmill has youth appeal. The brand, which is operated by ABF's bakery unit Allied Bakeries, over-indexes with consumers under the age of 35. As long as Kingsmill can maintain its relevance, this bodes well for its long-term health, Katy Askew suggests.

UK: ABF launches Kingsmill sandwich thins

3 Sep 2014

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

UK: Hovis eyes Leicester bakery closure

24 Jul 2014

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

UK: Sales, operating profit up at baker Warburtons

3 Jul 2014

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.

UK: Warburtons expands presence in gluten-free sector with latest launch

7 May 2014

Baker Warburtons is bolstering its presence in the gluten free sector with the launch of new gluten free sandwich thins under its Newburn Bakehouse brand.

UK: Warburtons given go-ahead for new plant

10 Mar 2014

Warburtons has received planning permission for a new plant in Burnley, the UK baker said today (10 March).

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

3 Mar 2014

Tesco's bid to try again to revitalise its UK sales grabbed the headlines this week and we looked at the retailer's moves to build a multichannel business. just-food also reported from the Gulfood trade fair in Dubai, where we met a series of senior executives including Mondelez International's regional boss. Our interview pages this week also featured the boss of gluten-free firm Dr Schär's UK arm and the CFO of Scandinavian dairy giant Arla Foods.

just the answer - Dr Schar UK MD Bob Trice

26 Feb 2014

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.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

10 Feb 2014

Sales growth at Hain Celestial fell slightly short of expectations, prompting the question of whether the natural and organic group is trying to run before it can walk. Elsewhere analysts picked up on Wal-Mart's failure to impress with its quarterly figures. Kellogg results also fell short and CEO John Bryant insisted the initial start-up costs of Project K will pay off in the long term.





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