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Saturday 21 May 2022

Bakery & Cereals

Founders flip Marcel’s Pancakes to Oriens Capital
17 May 2022   /

Founders flip Marcel’s Pancakes to Oriens Capital

A “strong track record of growth” is to continue at the bakery brand under the PE firm’s new ownership.


Bakels wins revenue in FY21…
12 Apr 2022  

Bakels wins revenue in FY21…

The NZ divisions of the global Bakels group turned in solid performances in 2021.


…as GrainCorp cranks 2022 guidance by $120m
12 Apr 2022  

…as GrainCorp cranks 2022 guidance by $120m

Grain and edible oils business GrainCorp has lifted its earnings guidance by at least $110m on the back of significant global demand caused in part by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.


Consumer NZ picks best supermarket hot cross buns
8 Apr 2022   /

Consumer NZ picks best supermarket hot cross buns

Countdown and FreshChoice bake the country’s best supermarket hot cross buns, according to Consumer New Zealand.


Breadcraft doubles-down on value-driven categories
7 Apr 2022  

Breadcraft doubles-down on value-driven categories

The Masterton-based baker is betting on bagels for a future beyond sliced bread.


Bakels cancels 2022 supreme pie awards
7 Apr 2022   /

Bakels cancels 2022 supreme pie awards

New Zealand Bakels has cancelled this year’s Supreme Pie Awards.


GWF recalls Ploughmans bread
4 Apr 2022   /

GWF recalls Ploughmans bread

George Weston Foods is recalling specific batches of its Ploughmans Bakery brand Country Grains Bread as the product may contain foreign matter, namely plastic.


“It’s been a big learning curve” – Blue Frog on the premiumisation of the Australian cereal market
31 Mar 2022   /

“It’s been a big learning curve” – Blue Frog on the premiumisation of the Australian cereal market

The Auckland business expands into hundreds more Woolworths stores as it pushes the nascent premium cereal category across the ditch.


Goodman Fielder replaces 100m plastic tags with cardboard
14 Mar 2022   /

Goodman Fielder replaces 100m plastic tags with cardboard

Goodman Fielder has added recyclable cardboard bread tags to all its bread loaves, buns and rolls.


Last call for hot cross bun comp entries
17 Feb 2022   /

Last call for hot cross bun comp entries

The oven door is about to shut on entries for this year’s Great Hot Cross Bun competition.


New layer to SIO’s Sara Lee, Original Foods group
15 Feb 2022   /

New layer to SIO’s Sara Lee, Original Foods group

South Island Office’s growing dessert and baked goods group adds the Cadbury brand to the fold with a fresh ANZ licensing agreement.


Sanitarium gives school Stat Attack charity auction nod
15 Feb 2022   /

Sanitarium gives school Stat Attack charity auction nod

Sanitarium has nominated South Auckland’s Koru School to receive 100% of funds from a Weet-Bix charity auction featuring limited edition Jonah Lomu merchandise.


Omicron lessons from Australia: “Two weeks of pain” for Queensland baker Priestley’s
1 Feb 2022  

Omicron lessons from Australia: “Two weeks of pain” for Queensland baker Priestley’s

Staff shortages slowed manufacturing, choked distribution and pushed costs sky-high for the baked goods manufacturer.


Chantal Organics, Bread & Butter partner for charity
7 Dec 2021  

Chantal Organics, Bread & Butter partner for charity

Organic food producer Chantal Organics and Auckland bakery Bread & Butter have partnered to support Auckland City Mission’s efforts to help people this Christmas.


GWF investing “hundreds of millions” into sustainability
2 Dec 2021   /

GWF investing “hundreds of millions” into sustainability

George Weston Food says it is making the investment in current or planned activities across New Zealand and Australia.


GWF goes hybrid to cut emissions by 23%
25 Nov 2021   /

GWF goes hybrid to cut emissions by 23%

George Weston Foods Baking New Zealand says it will cut its emissions and petrol consumption by replacing its sales car fleet with the Toyota RAV 4 Hybrid Electric Vehicle.


Skyebird Foods focuses on keto cookies after bread foray
9 Nov 2021  

Skyebird Foods focuses on keto cookies after bread foray

The speciality food business will discontinue its keto bread but will build on the momentum it has discovered after diversifying into keto cookies.


Tip Top owner gets ComCom go-ahead to buy Dad’s Pies
4 Nov 2021   /

Tip Top owner gets ComCom go-ahead to buy Dad’s Pies

The baking behemoth that also owns pie company Big Ben secures sign-off from the Commerce Commission to buy rival Dad’s Pies.


Baker ordered to pay $300k in staff arrears, penalties
4 Nov 2021   /

Baker ordered to pay $300k in staff arrears, penalties

The owner of Dunedin-based Romeeco Bakery has been ordered to pay $299,038 in arrears and penalties after a Labour Inspectorate investigation.


Cookie Time snaps up Em’s Power Cookies
1 Nov 2021   /

Cookie Time snaps up Em’s Power Cookies

Cookie Time will ramp up distribution of the boutique brand into mainstream grocery retail across the country.


Van Dyck scale-up supports Marcel’s Pancakes retail push
12 Oct 2021  

Van Dyck scale-up supports Marcel’s Pancakes retail push

The company behind Marcel’s Pancakes has doubled in size in four years, growing its retail presence across Asia Pacific – a strategy accelerated by the pandemic.


Dad’s Pies acquisition ‘not a competition threat’ – GWF
11 Oct 2021   /

Dad’s Pies acquisition ‘not a competition threat’ – GWF

The new business would be a top three wholesale pie company in NZ but it wouldn’t weaken competition, says George Weston Foods.


Bakels adds $30m factory to Auckland arsenal
13 Sep 2021   /

Bakels adds $30m factory to Auckland arsenal

The ingredient supplier will ramp up its retail range as well as push its B2B business from its expanded base.


Baking boom helps Heilala Vanilla rise
7 Sep 2021   /

Baking boom helps Heilala Vanilla rise

With housebound consumers picking up the pinny, the global vanilla extract exporter has seen its channels change and sales lift.


Covid, escalating costs and cardboard bread tags – GWF’s Bosomworth
26 Aug 2021   /

Covid, escalating costs and cardboard bread tags – GWF’s Bosomworth

The Tip Top bread owner boosts production to meet surging lockdown demand, but it comes as costs escalate across the group.