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29 May, 2016

Butter prices up 13%

Bakers face higher prices for butter after a surprise rally on global commodity markets.

The National Cupcake Championships 2016 are officially open for entries from the great and the good of the cupcake world.

Bakery and dessert manufacturer Ministry of Pudding, part of Ministry of Cake, has produced its 10 millionth pudding at its new factory in Torquay.

Iced Woofins, iced muffins for dogs made of sponge cake, are now available in Waitrose.

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Northampton bakery Oliver Adams closed two outlets, and will close nine in total. It has said it is restructuring, because some outlets are “losing money hand over fist”.

Ingredients maker Tate & Lyle has posted flat sales but has seen a boost to profits, with unadjusted pre-tax profits rising from £25m to £126m.

Kingsmill owner Associated British Foods (ABF) has confirmed that its proposal to move to full ownership of Illovo Sugar will go ahead. 

The Dispotool Roadshow recently came to the UK, giving industry leaders a chance to see the logistical software in action.

The new Hovis Best of Both Mix from Premier Foods is for those “who enjoy the taste of white bread, but want the benefits of wholemeal bread”, according to Premier Foods. 

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In the last of three instalments from Proper Cornish’s marketing director, he travels to Shanghai on a bakery mission – to meet distributors, buyers and agencies.

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