Lesaffre buys FermexYeast supplier Lesaffre has acquired Worcester-based rival Fermex International. The global yeast and bakery ingredients supplier has ensured present Fermex employees will remain with the group in order to strengthen the business’ UK and Ireland presence.Brookes Avana salePremier Foods has completed the disposal of its Brookes Avana business, which consists of Avana Bakeries and RF Brookes chilled foods, to 2 Sisters Food Group for £30m. More than 2,000 employees are due to transfer with the business.Sterling moveGreencore is seeking inclusion in the FTSE UK Index Series, as its business continues to shift away from Ireland. From 20 January 2012 its ordinary shares listed on the LSE will trade in sterling rather than in euro.Tender for exportA South African company is looking to purchase half a container-load of Christmas cakes, puddings, stollen and a variety of biscuits for Christmas 2012. According to UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), the tender deadline is 10/10/12 and interested companies should register their interest via the UKTI website.
The Malaysian carrier has announced it will launch its new A380 aircraft on flights between Sydney and Kuala Lumpur from 26 November this year.With a capacity of up to 494 seats the airline said the aircraft will be utilised daily, departing from Sydney at 3.40pm and arriving into Kuala Lumpur at 8.50pm and flying inbound from Kuala Lumpur at 10.40pm and arriving into Sydney at 9.34am the next day.Malaysia Airlines regional senior vice president Australia, New Zealand and South West Pacific Yap Kiang Thiam said the carrier’s decision to fly the new aircraft to Australia signified its commitment to the local market.“Customers will enjoy more than 1000 extra seats per week with the introduction of the A380,” he added. The A380 will include a three-class configuration of eight first class seats, 350 economy seats in the main deck, 70 economy class seats on the upper deck and 66 business class seats. The aircraft is the carrier’s second A380 after unveiling its flagship aircraft in June this year. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J