Equipment supplier Baker Perkins has created two new innovations for its Multitex4 bread moulder, enabling it to enrobe standard loaves with seeds or grains and/or create swirled loaves.

Catering equipment supplier Nisbets is opening two new shops this month, in the cities of York and Chelmsford.

East Midlands bakery Luke Evans has invested £75,000 in new equipment, which will allow it to produce up to 9,000 bread rolls an hour.

Roberts Bakery has embarked on a second major investment programme within a year at the firm’s Ilkeston site.

Food equipment manufacturer Concept Engineering has introduced to the UK market a machine that specifically loosens up dried fruit.

Amazon has extended its express Prime Now delivery service to new areas in the north and east of England.

Wolverhampton-based sandwich maker, Authentic Bite has been ordered to pay almost £7,000 in damages and costs for using bread baskets that belonged to Bakers Basco to transport its sandwiches without permission.

A leading manufacturer of automated handling equipment for the baking industry, Newsmith Stainless, will bring its extensive expertise in bakery goods production equipment to this year’s International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) in Las Vegas.

Zeelandia has agreed to sell its bakery equipment business, Zeelandia Technical Solutions (ZTS), to Everbake Group to focus on its bakery ingredients portfolio.

The palletising of artisanal loaves has been revolutionised by the new system at Speciality Bread (SB)’s £3m state-of-the-art Margate bakery. 

Cheshire-based business Roberts Bakery has joined forces with Derby County football club to launch a new app aimed at getting youngsters to improve their footballing ability.

Furniss Biscuits, owned by pasty manufacturer Proper Cornish, has installed a new oven in its Cornwall bakery as part of a major ongoing investment programme.

Charity Coeliac UK has launched a new mobile app named Gluten-free food checker, designed to help those on a gluten-free diet find food while shopping.

Cake topping is among a new range of clean-label, dairy-based solutions for the food-service sector launched by Denmark-based firm Arla Foods Ingredients.

Supermarket giant Tesco will launch its mobile payment service nationally by the end of the year, after a successful trial period.

Entrepreneurs Jamie Crummie and Chris Wilson have designed an app to offload bakery products that are destined for the bin at a discounted price.

Lidl is to introduce the Silvercrest Bread Maker to its UK stores from today (Thursday 4 August 2016), despite the fact that the retailer has an in-store bakery in each of its outlets.

Milton Keynes-based packaging firm Par-Pak Europe has launched its first ‘off-the-shelf’ standard bakery packaging range.

Digital start-up company Wallet Circle is redefining its business model so that large and small retail businesses can join its mobile loyalty app for free.

Scandinavian oven company Sveba-Dahlen has claimed that its recently launched eco+ concept will save 35% in oven energy.

A bakery that specialises in artisan wheat- and gluten-free breads, Wheat Free Bakery Direct, has purchased the new FP016 evo flow wrapper from packaging supplier KernPack.

New trucks for Roberts

06 July, 2016

Roberts Bakery has five new bespoke bread transport trucks, thanks to its contract with Bibby Distribution.

Warewash equipment manufacturer Hobart has appeared in The Top 100 awards for the most innovative small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in its native Germany.

Pastry Pro, a new baking equipment business, has launched in the capital, and hopes to attract national and international clients.

Mono Equipment, the bakery and foodservice equipment manufacturer, has launched a new convection oven.

Melton Mowbray-based Samworth Brothers, the company behind Ginsters, is proposing to build a 10,650sq m food production facility at Mountsorrel in Leicestershire.

Butterware, a supplier of online ordering websites to the lunch-to-go market, has launched a new mobile responsive website design, available to all customers. 

The winner of Mono equipment’s Dec-A-Doughnut Competition is coffee shop owner Berris Evans from Pontypridd, South Wales.

Marks & Spencer has introduced RedBlack Software’s Cybake Instore to over 500 in-store bakeries.

The Dispotool Roadshow recently came to the UK, giving industry leaders a chance to see the logistical software in action.

The three-strong CO Convection Oven range from Lancashire-based Pantheon Catering Equipment has been improved.

Fresh food supply chain software specialist Linkfresh has appointed Andy Makeham as chief executive officer.

Muntons, the Suffolk-based maltster and malted ingredient company, has invested £2.5 million in management software.

Lincoln-based commercial catering equipment manufacturer Lincat has appointed two new managers to its sales team.

The new addition to the product portfolio from Kent-based Jestic Foodservice Equipment, made by Irinox, has been dubbed the “fastest blast chiller in its category”.

Fresh prepared foods manufacturer Bakkavor has increased annual pallet demand by 25% by securing a new deal with Pooling Partners. 

Mono Equipment has revamped its Two-Pocket Roll Plant divider and rounder with a new roll forming unit.

RedBlack Software has launched CyBake Instore, and has announced it has become the exclusive UK reseller of weighing, ingredient control and traceability solutions from North American specialist, SG Systems.

New GM for Comark

19 April, 2016

Comark Instruments, the international manufacturer of precision thermometers, data loggers and wireless monitoring solutions, has appointed Lika Dutta as general manager.

Next week British Baker is exhibiting at Farm Shop & Deli Show and here is our guide of what you should do while visiting it, Foodex and Food & Drink Expo.

West Yorkshire-based bakery and patissier Just Desserts is to increase the footprint of the business by 50%, following a 30% sales growth in the last year. 

Dr Helene Roberts has been appointed group marketing and innovation director, a newly created role at Linpac Packaging.

Carr’s Water Biscuit production has resumed at United Biscuits’ (UB) Carlisle factory for the first time since it was flooded last December.

Linpac Packaging plans to produce a further 200 million expanded polystyrene (EPS) trays each year as a result of a £1.2m investment.

Sunblest pancake production has been overhauled at Kingsmill owner Allied Bakery’s East Belfast plant. 

Machinery manufacturer Loma Systems has said that its new flagship centre in Denton, Manchester will “help drive forward development of advanced inspection technology”.

The unauthorised use of bread baskets has cost school food supplier Gilmoor Foods Ltd (GF) in excess of £6,000. 

Foodservice equipment manufacturing company Jestic has been listed as one of Britain’s most inspirational companies in a London Stock Exchange report. 

Warburtons has been named one of the Best 25 Big companies to work for.

Specialist stock profiling from Brammer, a distributor of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul products and services, is set to deliver cost savings for Allied Bakeries.

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