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Sandwich producers wary over automated system

Sandwich manufacturers are wary of being the first to market with a fully-automated sandwich system, according to a report from the British Sandwich Association (BSA).

Brexit set to cost 1,500 Scotland food jobs

The impact of Brexit is set to cost Scotland’s food and drink sector around £150m, which could result in around 1,500 jobs losses in the Highlands, according to researchers.

GroceryAid’s director general announces retirement

Grocery Aid’s director general Gillian Barker has announced that she will retire at the end of November after 14 years with the charity, with Steve Barnes succeeding Barker as the charity’s chief executive.

Muntons project shortlisted for energy industry award

Muntons, the Suffolk-based maltster and malted ingredients supplier, has been shortlisted for the Industrial Project of the Year by the Association of Decentralised Energy (ADE).

BIAs feature on BBC

Baker of the Year Dominic Salter of The Sandwich Box in Cheltenham and Salt Bakehouse has appeared on BBC Points West with his Baking Industry Award (BIA).

Baking industry mourns death of marketing expert Alan Gordon

Alan Gordon, the well-known PR and marketing expert, who launched his own agency, Merlin Publicity, has died of a cardiac arrest.

Industry cyclists raise £90k for GroceryAid

A Warburtons-sponsored three-day cycle ride from London to Paris in support of GroceryAid has raised more than £90,000 for the charity.

BIA: a tribute to our sponsors

British Baker would like to take the opportunity to thank all of its generous sponsors at the recent Baking Industry Awards, held on 7 September at the Park Lane Hilton, London.

Finalists bask in the post-BIA limelight

Finalists and winners in the Baking Industry Awards have been in the media spotlight since the ceremony at London’s Hilton Park Lane hotel last week.

**VIDEO** Meet your BIA 2016 winners

British Baker held its annual Baking Industry Awards at the Hilton Park Lane, London last night and, during the evening we caught up with the winners of the categories.

New editor for British Baker

British Baker is delighted to announce that Vince Bamford will be joining the magazine as the new editor, effective 10 October.

Newsmith Stainless brings baking equipment to IBIE

A leading manufacturer of automated handling equipment for the baking industry, Newsmith Stainless, will bring its extensive expertise in bakery goods production equipment to this year’s International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) in Las Vegas.

The industry reacts to reformed childhood obesity plans

Bakers have been told by the government to cut the amount of sugar in their products by 20% over the next four years.

Campaigners slam government obesity strategy

Action on Sugar (AOS) has lambasted the government over its “weak obesity strategy”, describing it as “appalling” that no further action to improve the strategy has been taken since the leaked report a few weeks ago.

Hobart cycles for charity

Chris Birch, Hobart Warewash’s marketing manager, is to compete in the Springboard Charity’s 240-mile Team Velo London to Paris Cycle Challenge.

New trustees for GroceryAid

Food industry charity GroceryAid has added Waitrose’s Mark Williamson and Procter & Gamble’s Helen Tucker to its board of trustees.

Minimal places left at the Baking Industry Awards

Calling all bakery professionals, this is your last call to book yourself a place at the Baking Industry Awards, with only a handful of places up for grabs.

Near sell-out for Baking Industry Awards

Bakery professionals hoping to attend this year’s Baking Industry Awards are advised to make their bookings without delay.

Grocery Aid hails record £4.3m of welfare spending

Grocery Aid, which is the trading name of the National Grocers' Benevolent Fund (NGBF), spent £4.3m on welfare projects, according to its end of year financial results.

New PM urged to not let industry set agenda on child obesity

New Prime Minister Theresa May has received a message from health campaigners, urging her to make sure the food and drink industry learns from its mistakes, when the government publishes the childhood obesity strategy.

Muntons scoops sustainability award

Muntons, the Suffolk-based maltster and malted ingredients supplier, has won a top accolade at the AD and Biogas Industry Awards for its Stowmarket plant.

Edme gives students science lesson

Science students from Bishop Stopford’s College in Enfield enjoyed an educational day at food ingredients’ company Edme learning about science in the ‘field to fork’ supply chain in the baking industry.

Sugar tax ‘should be scrapped’

The proposed sugar tax on soft drinks will fail in its health aims, result in fewer jobs and damage the UK’s economy, according to the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA).

Get your BIA tickets before they’re all gone!

Time is running out to get your tickets for the Baking Industry Awards (BIAs) 2016. Most have gone, and we don’t want you to miss out. 

GroceryAid ball raises record £188k

The GroceryAid Summer Ball this month in London raised £188k for the food industry charity, the most it has ever made at the event. 

FDF warns against Action on Sugar

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has warned members not to engage with health charities on product reformulation.

Get your BIA tickets before they’re all gone!

Time is running out to get your tickets for the Baking Industry Awards (BIAs) 2016. Over 80% have already gone, and we don’t want you to miss out. 

GroceryAid announces new director general

Food industry charity GroceryAid has appointed a new director general.

Dispotool Roadshow hits the UK

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

FoB holds annual conference

The Federation of Bakers focussed its recent annual conference on the challenges facing the food industry. 

Stop the press: Baking Industry Awards deadline extended

Think you have left it too late to enter the Baking Industry Awards (BIA)? Think again - the deadline has just been extended to 20 May.

Lincat takes on two new managers

Lincoln-based commercial catering equipment manufacturer Lincat has appointed two new managers to its sales team.

10 reasons to enter the Baking Industry Awards

It’s the biggest night in bakery – the event when the whole of the industry comes together.

Boris Johnson visits Subway

Mayor of London Boris Johnson met staff at the Uxbridge branch of Subway to talk about key issues affecting the food industry.

Time to enter the Baking Industry Awards

Are you the very best in bakery? If so, time is running out to enter the prestigious Baking Industry Awards.

Warburtons says baking industry doesn’t get enough credit

Warburtons’ chairman Jonathan Warburton has said that the baking industry doesn’t get enough credit for its work on reducing salt levels.

Sugar tax: Action on Sugar says bakery could be next

Industry experts have said that the sugar tax on soft drinks is “a slippery slope”, and the bakery industry could be next.

MPs underline commitment to apprenticeships

MPs George Eustice and Nadhim Zahawi spoke at the Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF’s) stand at the Big Bang UK Scientist and Engineers Fair in Birmingham last week.

First gluten-free industry event launched

Coeliac UK, the national charity for people with coeliac disease, is hosting its first gluten-free networking event for food industry professionals who wish to benefit from the growing gluten-free market. 

Public Health England says “eat plenty of bread”

Public Health England (PHE), part of the Department of Health, has issued advice on what consumers should and should not be eating.

Demand for more independent coffee shops

Despite high street domination by the branded coffee chains, it is independent coffee shops that consumers want, according to new research.

FSA announces new appointments to the board

David Brooks, Rosie Glazebrook, Stewart Houston and Paul Williams will serve an initial three year term with the Food Standards Agency (FSA), ending in 2019.

Folic acid “not a bakery issue” says Scottish Bakers

The Scottish government has backed mandatory fortification of flour, but industry association Scottish Bakers had said folic acid is a medical issue, not a bakery one. 

Caption: Jason Tarry, chief product officer at Tesco and president of GroceryAid, pictured on the night.
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Fundraising ball raises over £280k for GroceryAid

Seven hundred people from across the whole of the grocery industry gathered at the Hilton on Park Lane for the annual Diamond Ball last week. 

Asda’s Andrew Moore in new GroceryAid role

GroceryAid has announced that Asda’s chief merchandising officer, Andrew Moore, is the new president of its fundraising committee.

Entries open for Baking Industry Awards

Do you have what it takes to compete against the very best in the industry?

GroceryAid to help apprentices with finances

GroceryAid has now opened up applications for apprentices in the grocery industry looking for extra financial support.

Food Standards Scotland proposes sugar tax

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has proposed a sugar tax as part of a plan to defuse a “health time bomb”.

Patisserie Mark Bennett runs charity bake off

Tim Mann, head chef of Patisserie Mark Bennett in Poole, Dorset has judged a charity bake-off in aid of Poole Housing Partnership’ s (PHP’s) Creative Arts for Dementia.

Looking Forward: 2016 trends and threats

Have YOUR say on the state of the baking world

British Baker’s Bakery Business Survey is still open for you to tell us about your experience of the industry.

Bakery Business Survey still taking entries

British Baker is carrying out its third Bakery Business Survey to reveal how the industry looks from the ground and needs YOUR help.

Fiona Kendrick, president of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and chief executive and chairman of Nestlé UK and Ireland
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FDF president pledges to treble apprenticeships

Fiona Kendrick has announced a pledge to treble apprenticeships in the food and drink industry and grow value-added exports a third by 2020.

Innovative AAK scores double FiE win

AAK, the Swedish fats and oil ingredients manufacturer, has scooped a double award at the Food ingredients Europe Innovation awards in Paris.

Bakery Business Survey launched

British Baker is calling on the industry to give us its views about the retail landscape.

Staff turnover hits industry hard

Up to 17% of manufacturing and 24% of front-of-house staff leave their jobs every year, a new survey has claimed.

Invicta adds business development manager

Bakery, catering and food processing supplier Invicta Bakeware has appointed a new business development manager as part of a planned expansion.

BSB offers special guest places for anniversary conference

As part of its 60th anniversary celebrations, the British Society of Bakers (BSB) is offering members who book a place at their upcoming conference the chance to bring a guest along for free.

Video: Baking Industry Awards

The Baking Industry Awards may have been and gone for 2015 - but you can relive the glamour of the fabulous evening thanks to our exclusive video.

Baking Industry Awards in pictures

The prestigious Baking Industry Awards took place at London's Park Lane Hilton and were hosted by Claudia Winkelman.

Food and drink firms unite behind diet and health research

Food and drink manufacturers and retailers are helping to fund a £3.7m research project investigating the link between diet and health, which will ultimately inform new product development.

Baking Industry Awards 2015: don't miss out

Time is running out to guarantee your place at this year’s Baking Industry Awards (BIA) – the place to be seen in the baking industry.

ABST Conference 2015 in pictures

Student and delegate attendance was up 30% at the annual ABST Conference last weekend (19-21 June).

Last chance to enter the Baking Industry Awards

The entry for British Baker’s prestigious Baking Industry Awards has been extended.

L-R: Lewis Freeman- Worshipful Company of Bakers, David Hall- CBA, Amy Yeates- FoB, Mike Bagshaw- BSB and Alan Stuart- Scottish Bakers
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Industry backs new bread campaign

The industry has welcomed British Baker’s #WeLoveBread campaign – which has seen protestors visit Number 10 about David Cameron’s decision to ditch bread.

ABST launches learning day

The Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees (ABST) is to hold a learning day in March next year.

The year review: what 2014 meant for the baking industry

In a turbulent and exciting year for the baking industry, British Baker looks back at the big stories from 2014.

Bakery Business Survey 2015 launched

British Baker launched it’s first-ever Bakery Business Survey to gauge opinions from the industry last year.

Bakkavor to give children insight into food industry

Leading food manufacturer Bakkavor is to provide children with a glimpse of working in the food industry following a deal with The Prince’s Trust.

Paul Mear:
founder of Tan Y Castell bakery at the awards
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Bakery firms enjoy Grocer awards success

Burton’s Biscuits, Pukka Pies and the Tan Y Castell bakery all scooped success at The New Product Awards 2014, run by The Grocer.

Prime Minister meets food bosses at job summit

Leading food companies and the major supermarkets met with the Prime Minister yesterday to discuss improving the employability skills of the young unemployed. 

Bako NW celebrates 50th year anniversary in the baking industry

Bakery wholesaler Bako North Western hosted a family fun day last weekend, in celebration of its 50th year in the industry.

FDF calls for growth agenda in food industry

The Food & Drink Federation (FDF) has set out its plans for working with the government after the 2015 election, and promoting growth in the industry. 

Sugar the main health target of 2014

A group of health experts and academics have pledged to tackle rising obesity by combating sugar.

Don’t miss out! BIA tickets for sale

Do you have YOUR tickets for the bakery awards event of the year?

Global summit to promote UK food exports

A global summit and a showcase of food and drink was held yesterday in a bid to highlight the UK success story in exports.

Spooner Industries joins FoB

Spooner Industries has joined The Federation of Bakers as a new associate member.

Bakers keen to support workable VAT solution

The baking industry is keen to promote its alternative 20% tax solution to the government, saying it understands the government’s desire to reduce anomalies and raise revenue.

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