n Latest companies to sign up as exhibitors at next year’s Baking Industry Exhibition include Pentagram, HMP Lindholme andStable Micro Systems. BIE08 takes place at Birmingham’s NEC on 6-9 April 2008.n Administrators report that talks with a buyer for the Hull-based Skeltons bakery chain are continuing. Meanwhile, Martin’s Cakes & Desserts in Manchester has taken on some of the business’ wholesale accounts.n Shipton Mill, near Tetbury, is among suppliers for the flagship Whole Foods Market superstore, which opens in Kensington, London on 6 June.n Morrisons’ The Best Chocolate Orange Pudding, supplied by Farmhouse Fare, was the winner in the desserts category at The Grocer Own-Label Excellence ceremony, held in London last month. La Fornaia, Fletchers Bakeries and Bells of Lazonby were among other winners at the event.n Acquisition vehicle Zetar has bought snacks company Britannia in a deal worth around £27.7m. Britannia, based in Teeside, manufactures biscuits, cereals and snacks. Zetar’s biggest business is Kinnerton Group, which makes novelty and niche chocolate confectionery.n Nottingham company Churchill Food Products took a first prize at the recent Food & Drink Forum and the East Midlands Development Agency Food & Drink Forum Innovation and Quality event. It was commended for its all-day breakfast baguette, particularly for its work in producing a baguette with a three- day rather than a one-day shelf life.