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Roberts Bakery bags FDF award

Northwich-based Roberts Bakery was awarded the Good Employer accolade at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) awards last week.

Scotland takes charge on childhood obesity challenge

Scotland is taking the challenge of tackling childhood obesity into its own hands, after the Scottish government expressed disappointment at the UK government’s childhood obesity strategy, published last week.

FSS committed to tackling obesity

Scotland’s new food authority, Food Standards Scotland (FSS), will take a hard line on tackling obesity, with suggested measures including a junk food tax and advertising bans.

Lidl unveils bakery at new store

Discounter Lidl has revealed a new state-of-the-art bakery at a new store in Penicuik, Scotland.

Norfolk bakery expands business with lucrative deals

Norfolk-based bakery Sponge Cakes has expanded its business by securing deals with sports clubs, royal palaces and attractions around the UK.

Dawn’s American Week hailed a success

The third year of Dawn Foods’ National American Sweet Bakery Week was embraced by UK bakers and deemed a success by the Evesham-based bakery ingredients supplier.

Dobuns: Bristol bakery creates new hybrid bakery product

Bristol’s Stock Exchange Bakery has combined doughnuts and sourdough cinnamon buns to create a healthier hybrid product known as dobuns.

McColl’s to buy 298 Co-op stores

Convenience store and newsagent operator McColl’s has agreed to buy 298 stores from The Co-operative Group, in a deal worth £117m.

Barclaycard reveals post-Brexit consumer data

The decision to leave the EU has not taken an effect on shoppers after Barclaycard data has shown that spending and retail sales increased during the second quarter.

Birds raises £5k to fund guide dog

Birds bakery of Derby has raised £5k to sponsor Daisy, a six-week-old puppy, through her guide dog training. 

Ocado shares plummet as Amazon Fresh launches

Ocado shares are at a three-year low following the UK launch of Amazon Fresh, which is making it more susceptible to a takeover, according to City experts.

Dawn announces American week

Bakery ingredients producer Dawn Foods’ National American Sweet Bakery Week is back for a third year, and to mark the occasion Dawn has developed recipes and ideas for bakers.

Pret launches veggie pop up

Pret A Manger opened its first vegetarian pop up in Soho this week. 

Video: National Cupcake Championships 2016 want YOU

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

Aldi expands gluten-free range

Discount supermarket chain Aldi now stocks 19 new products, which it launched during Coeliac Awareness Week.

Are you ready for Real Bread Week?

Real Bread Week is fast approaching, and bakers, schools and communities around the world will be celebrating. 

Ministry of Cake marks 3m-a-week milestone

Taunton bakery and dessert manufacturer Ministry of Cake has marked the fact it now makes 3m cakes a week by launching a new website.

In pictures: 10 top doughnut shops for National Doughnut Week

National Doughnut Week (7-14 May) is upon us for a historic 25th year, with official sponsor CSM Bakery Solutions and a host of other bakeries raising money for child brain injury charity The Children’s Trust.

Welsh Hills bakery staff walk for Coeliac UK

Staff from the Aberdare-based gluten-free bakery have walked 10k to raise money for Coeliac UK.

Prewett’s launches gluten-free competitions

Gateshead-based Prewett’s, the gluten-free biscuit brand, will launch a series of social media competitions to highlight Coeliac Awareness Week (9-15 May).

Mono launches Doughnut Week competition

To help celebrate National Doughnut Week (7-14 May), Mono Equipment is running a Decorate a Doughnut competition.  

Howzat! Tuffers backs National Doughnut Week

Ex-cricketer Phil Tufnell tucks into a tasty treat in the lead-up to National Doughnut Week, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary next month. 

Cooplands staff walk out in Lincoln

Staff at Cooplands of Doncaster bakery firm in Lincoln have walked out, as they say they have not been paid for several weeks.

10 things to do at next week’s exhibitions

Next week British Baker is exhibiting at Farm Shop & Deli Show and here is our guide of what you should do while visiting it, Foodex and Food & Drink Expo.

New Real Bread Week plans

The eighth annual Real Bread Week is proving nicely, and will be coming out of the oven on 14 May.

FDF opposes Brexit

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) wants the UK to remain part of the European Union (EU), as 71% of its members “overwhelmingly endorse” staying in Europe.

Warrens plans to expand in St Just

The directors of Warrens Bakery hope plans to grow the company’s St Just production site will enable them to extend the confectionery side of the business.

United Biscuits to encourage a new generation

Leading food and drink manufacturers, including United Biscuits, will join forces this week to inspire more young people to consider careers in the UK’s largest manufacturing sector.

New Steak and Wainwright Golden Ale Pie

Lancashire-based Clayton Park Bakery has launched a Steak and Wainwright Golden Ale Pie in conjunction with brewery and pub operator, Marston’s, to coincide with British Pie Week.

Camilla Stephens, founder of Higgidy Pies
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Higgidy Pies hits 50-million milestone

Higgidy Pies is set to celebrate British Pie Week in style by producing its 50-millionth pie.

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. 

Wrights’ Strongman Pie

Britain’s Strongest Man, Eddie Hall, has teamed up with Wrights Food Group to launch a beefed-up Strongman Pie in time for British Pie Week.

Walsall bakery fined £10k

Billy Bunter’s Bakehouse, based in Walsall, has been found to be in breach of a raft of food safety rules, and was issued a £10,000 fine in court this week. 

Holland’s Pies on television

Lancashire based pie-maker Holland’s Pies is on the box in time to support National Pie Week (March 7-13).

New pie from competition winner for Pieminister

A new Indian-inspired vegetarian pie is to be launched by Bristol-based pie manufacturer Pieminister to celebrate British Pie Week.

Breakfast Week web visits up 37%

AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds’ Breakfast Week 2016 has been “overwhelmed by the support” it has seen for its campaign website.

Registration opens for National Doughnut Week

National Doughnut Week will celebrate its 25th anniversary from 7-14 May.

New Sandwich Thins from Warburtons

This week, Warburtons has added two variants to its Sandwich Thins range. 

Roberts educates local children for Breakfast Week

Roberts Bakery, the Cheshire-based firm, teamed up with Kerrygold to educate local schools for Breakfast Week.

Michael Portillo makes pasties with Warrens Bakery

Former MP and journalist Michael Portillo was taught how to make the “perfect” Cornish pasty in Penzance, as part of a television series that aired last week. 

Richard Hazeldine to join the board of BSB

The British Society of Baking (BSB) has announced that Richard Hazeldine, national sales manager at Zeelandia, has become a member of its executive committee.

White bread is healthy, says Stephen Smart

Stephen Smart, head of development at Greenhalgh’s Craft Bakery, has hit back at suggestions that white bread is unhealthy.

A new study has revealed a shocking level of child awareness about baking
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Children unaware of baker’s role

New research reveals that 10% of primary school children do not know where bread comes from.

Craft Bakers’ Week starts with TV appearance

Craft Bakers’ Week got off with a bang when Mike Holling, executive director of the Craft Bakers’ Association appeared on Channel 4.

The past seven days in bakery

Last week was another busy one in the world of bakery – so here’s a round-up of the most read British Baker stories in case you missed them.

Cupcakes take over the internet

National Cupcake Week took the internet by storm last week, reaching hundreds of thousands of people on Twitter.

Video: why you should support Craft Bakers’ Week

Here is a heart-warming video which shows why the industry should support Craft Bakers’ Week.

Marriage’s calls for bakers to get involved in Craft Bakers’ Week

Hannah Marriage of Marriage’s Millers has told bakers why they should get involved in Craft Bakers’ Week (CBW).

Tim Davies, chief executive of Carr's
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Carr’s reports positive growth for food division

Carr’s Group has seen volumes in its food division up ahead of last year, despite the “challenging” market.

Stop the Week: online

This week's Stop the Week looks at a wildlife penchant for Cornish pasties and what people will do for a bacon sarnie. 

Waitrose
Waitrose makes sales gains as the sun shines
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Sun helps Waitrose sales soar

Sales at Waitrose leapt 6% to £132.2m in the 22nd week of its current financial year versus the same week in 2014. 

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Enter the National Cupcake Championships today
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Nine reasons why you need to enter the National Cupcake Championships

National Cupcake Week is back! From 14 to 20 September we shall be all about the little cakes and we want bakers to get involved as well. 

Greggs links with VoucherCodes for sausage roll drive

Bakery giant Greggs is treating consumers to a free sausage roll this week, with 6,000 to give away each day. 

National Doughnut Week
Bakers get involved with National Doughnut Week
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National Doughnut Week on track to hit fundraising target

National Doughnut Week saw 707 bakeries take part and is on target to make over £25,000 for The Children’s Trust. 

Genius
Genius gluten-free crumpets were one of 25 products to be contaminated
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Genius recalls five more lines over contamination fears

Five more supermarket own-label products have been recalled by gluten-free label Genius following a contamination issue revealed earlier this week. 

Dawn Foods
American Sweet Bakery Week dates announced
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Dawn Foods reveals dates for American Sweet Bakery Week

Dawn Foods has launched its National American Sweet Bakery Week for 2015, due to take place from 1 to 7 July. 

Schools and business are taking part in Breakfast Week 2015
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Breakfast Week gets under way

Breakfast Week 2015 has kicked off, with bakeries, businesses and schools from around the country holding events to promote breakfasts.

Bad Boys' Bakery set to grow

The Bad Boys’ Bakery is reportedly set to grow – after reducing the amount of reoffending for former Brixton Prison inmates.

Walkers Bakers and Chocolatiers completes £150k expansion

Yorkshire-based Walkers Bakers and Chocolatiers has completed a £150,000 expansion and refurbishment at its Skipton premises.

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BAKO North Western raises £550 for Craft Bakers’ Week charity

BAKO North Western (BNW) has raised more than £550 for the Make-A-Wish foundation as part of Craft Bakers’ Week.

Brace yourselves! Just seven days until National Cupcake Week

Calling all bakers! You had better sit down and prepare yourselves because National Cupcake Week 2014 is just a week away.

Hugh Dennis:
Hugh will present the awards
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One week until BIA - are you ready?

Today marks a week until the long-awaited Baking Industry Awards (BIA) - the baking industry’s answer to the Oscars!

Bakers take the ice bucket challenge

It’s the viral craze that is sweeping the world - from celebs to bakers.

CBA to make Make-A-Wish logo cake toppers

The Craft Bakers’ Association is organising for the Make-A-Wish Foundation UK logo to be made into sugar discs as toppers.

The #GBBO phenomenon and big brands

The Great British Bake Off is back and here British Baker looks at how the show has become a social media phenomenon.

Tesco unveils new Euphorium project

Tesco has launched its latest innovative in-store bakery site in collaboration with Euphorium Bakery, called The Bakery Project.

Bakery to open on site of former pub

At the height of their decline, pubs were closing at the rate of 35 a week thanks to the introduction of the smoking ban.

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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