Representing the UK Bread Industry

Who we are

Federation of Bakers Limited (FoB) is the trade association representing the UK Bread and Bakery industry.  We deliver professional services to our members in the form of advice and leadership in health & safety and technical matters, in our representational role lobbying government and in promoting the consumption of bread and defending its position as an important part of a healthy balanced diet through our PR work.

Who we represent

We represent the UK’s largest bakery companies who produce sliced and wrapped bread, bakery snacks (morning goods) and other bread products.

FoB has 9 member companies running 34 large scale bakeries located across the UK and Northern Ireland delivering fresh bread daily to local supermarkets, convenience stores and other retail outlets.  We also have 25 Associate Members who are all suppliers to the bakery industry.

About the industry

The UK’s bread and bakery sector is worth £3.9 billion at retail sales value.  We employ over 75,000 people and supply the majority of the nation’s bread, around 80% of the bread  bakery products consumed in the UK.  That’s the equivalent of almost 11 million loaves and packs sold every single day.

Find out more

On our website you will find everything you need to know about the UK bread industry and sliced and wrapped bread.

Bread is a valuable, versatile and nutritious food providing many key nutrients to the UK diet including fibre, calcium, iron, vitamins and minerals including thiamine and niacin.  Bread provides more of these key nutrients per penny than any other food.

Take a look at our media hub for lots of useful information about bread and its important role in a healthy and balanced diet.