London and Wales-based wholesale and foodservice supplier Perfect Patisserie is up for sale, with a £1.75m price tag.The £2.4m turnover company, which was established in 1992, supplies major hotel groups, Premier League football clubs, restaurant chains and retailers with patisserie. It is based in a large industrial unit in Crumlin, South Wales, and also has finishing and distribution premises in Middlesex.Owner Piero Cutrupi, who founded the company in 1992, said he plans to go back to Italy after selling the business.
To wrap bakery products automatically, you no longer need to use expensive plastic trays or cardboard supports, and biodegradable wrapping materials can be used on the machine, according to FDA Packaging Machinery (Norwich, Norfolk).The Flexwrap machine, on which the products to be wrapped are placed directly onto the material, is already being widely operated by bakeries and other food industries alike, says the firm.
Richard and John Waterfield proved themselves every bit as handy on the golf course as they are in the bakery at the British Society of Baking’s Golf Day.On the day, staged at the world-famous Brabazon golf course at The Belfry, Richard beat off competition from more than 120 other golfers to win the BSB Trophy with a stableford score of 39. Richard was then joined on the winners’ rostrum by John, Nick Bird and Robin Pitts, as they won the team event as well, with a combined score of 86.”Overall it was a great day for the Waterfields,” said organiser Keith Houliston from British Bakels. “Competition was very tight, as Richard actually tied with Steve Godfrey and Rob Pollard on 39 points and only won because he had a better score on the back nine holes.”The prizes were presented by NA president Mike Holling, who also took part. No mean golfer himself, Mike plays off 24 and paid tribute to organiser Keith Houliston for “setting up yet another great event”.
Lancashire-based Farmhouse Fare has made its debut in the frozen pudding market with the launch of two new products. The 450g frozen varieties will be available in Luxury Sticky Toffee (all butter date sponge with sticky toffee sauce) and Luxury Sticky Chocolate (chocolate sponge with Belgian dark chocolate sauce).The puddings can be cooked from frozen on a microwaveable tray, or can be placed in the oven.Parent company Daniels Group’s marketing director Nigel Parrott commented: “We have identified an opportunity for a brand with a reputation for quality to drive growth in the premium frozen desserts category which is under-performing in both volume and value, particularly compared to chilled puddings.”
Callebaut contestBelgian chocolate maker Callebaut is celebrating its 100th anniversary by sponsoring a contest to win one of five trips for two to a cocoa farm in Ghana. Chocolate professionals need to submit their name, upload a picture of themselves, and submit a testimonial about why they enjoy working with Callebaut chocolate, by 1 September, at Callebaut100Years.com.Expert bakery dayUnifine Food & Bake Ingredients’ chef patissier Graham Dunton will give expert tuition at a bakery day run by Slattery’s and Unifine, at Slattery’s office in Whitefield, Manchester, on Tuesday 19 July from 10am-3.30pm. For details, call 01908 264833/6 or email [email protected] brands outRenshaw has launched its six-strong range of branded consumer goods, which are set to go on sale in the major multiples as well as craft- and sugarcraft shops. Product variations, such as the Snip and Swirl ready-filled piping bags and Simplymelt products, will also be available for professional bakers through wholesalers.Haldanes goes underSupermarket chain Haldanes has gone into administration and closed 20 stores. However, Haldane Retail Group’s subsidiary, Bakery Products, which it set up two months ago to buy Woodhead Bakery’s Scarborough bakery and 11 shops, is unaffected.CBP originsThe Chorleywood Bread Process was invented by scientists working at the British Baking Industries Research Association in Chorleywood and not the Chorleywood Flour Milling and Baking Research Association as stated in British Baker on 17 June.
Be aware that, when checking the details of a new employee, many more will now provide you with a letter showing their NI number, rather than a plastic card, as these are being gradually phased out in a move that is expected to save up to £1m each year.As from 10 September 2010, those who request a replacement NI Number card have been sent a letter, rather than a new card. As from last month, HMRC has stopped issuing plastic cards to adults. Where a new NI number is issued by the Department of Work & Pensions to adults, this is provided on a letter. Those approaching the age of 16 will continue to receive a card until autumn 2011, after which the plastic card will be replaced completely by a printed letter.Note that HMRC is currently consulting on proposals to integrate income tax and NICs following recommendations by the Office of Tax Simplification, aimed at simplifying small business taxation. On 11 July, the government issued a ’call for evidence’ document, to help identify the burdens of operating two different systems. The deadline for responses is 19 September 2011, and proposals for reform will be published for consultation later in 2011. For further details, see http://tinyurl.com/3gz5dso.
Thomas the Baker has opened its latest branch in Wakefield, in the shadow of the city’s cathedral, as it hopes to capitalise on the tourist trade.Opening on Friday (7 October), it will be the bakery’s 33rd shop, and the third to open in its revamped format, which features its dark navy signage, light open-plan design, and a self-service area where customers can select their own bread, rolls and pastries, explained the firm.The bakery, which turns 30 this year, will have a life-sized gingerbread man handing out free balloons and freshly-baked gingerbread men to local children, to celebrate the opening.It will also be offering consumers a free sausage roll, when they spend over £1 in the shop, until Saturday, 29 October 2011.Thomas the Baker’s general manager Simon Thomas said: “We’ve been looking for a suitable premises in Wakefield for some time and are delighted with our new location opposite the cathedral,” he said. “Wakefield is a busy, buzzing place with quality shops and a thriving marketplace and is a very attractive place for business. Managing director John Thomas said a major factor in the company’s success was the continued loyalty of its staff, with seven of them having worked at the company since it first opened.
Luxury pudding and cake-maker Coles Traditional Foods is moving into new markets as it aims to extend its year-round business.The firm, traditionally known for making Christmas puddings, has been busy with a whole host of new product development, as well as work on rebranding, as it looks to capitalise on its Tiptree ties. Essex-based Coles was acquired by the Wilkin & Sons group, best-known for its Tiptree preserves, in September 2010.Scott Goodfellow, managing director, told British Baker: “We are looking to develop the Coles brand in two ways moving into additional Christmas products and all-year-round puddings.”Its launches include new Christmas puddings, such as a hidden mandarin pudding, and Christmas cakes. It also plans to launch a range of mince pies.In addition, the firm will introduce a Simnel cake for Easter, and a Great British Party Cake to boost its all-year-round sales, “as well as looking at other events, such as Halloween”, said Goodfellow.New twin-pack steamed puddings, to launch in September, will feature endorsement from Tiptree. Goodfellow added: “We’re also working on exports. We are now in about 20 countries around the world and we’re looking to grow that.”
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