11 January, 2008
n We enclose the British Baker 2008 yearplanner with this issue. Unfortunately there was a production error on the version sent out last year, please discard it. Apologies for the inconvenience.
n Plant baker Warburtons has moved its East Midlands depot from Riddings to a new purpose-built site in nearby Langley Mill. It needed to have a larger operation closer to its Eastwood bakery, it said. Existing employees, including five dispatch staff and 64 lorry drivers, have moved to the new depot.n California Raisins has launched its fourth annual Innovation Award, rewarding innovative new products made using raisins. The closing date for the competition is 30 April. For an entry form contact 020 8741 8513 or email email@example.com Walkers Shortbread was named the Food and Drink Exporter of the Year 2007 at December's Food From Britain Export Awards 2007.n The Forum of Private Business is encouraging bakers to shop around following the Competition Commission's decision to lift price controls on the UK's four largest banks. It says smaller businesses should negotiate for best service or change banks. n A robber stole more than £1,000 from a driver delivering to J G Ross' city centre shop in Aberdeen in an early-morning raid. A 54-year-old van driver was threatened with what felt like a weapon at around 5.15am on 29 December.