National Cupcake Champion Emily Johnson has said sales of her award-winning Mojito Cupcake have increased by 50% since winning the title.

Morrisons' in-store bakery in Wincheap, Canterbury, won last year's In-store Bakery of the Year Award at the Baking Industry Awards.

A chemical firm has revealed a powder derived from a cake ingredient could be used to help people lose weight.

The UK wheat harvest has been progressing steadily, but early reports on quality have been poor, according to the latest ADAS report, published yesterday (23 August).

Tesco has decided to combine the “traffic light” colour-coding and Guideline Daily Amounts (GDA) formats for its future food labelling.

Fudges Bakery has appointed a new member to its sales team in a bid to move the firm from local producer to key category supplier.

Dutch bakery equipment company Capway Systems has filed for bankruptcy, it has been revealed.

USA-based The Hain Celestial Group has signed a letter of intent to transfer its sandwich business Daily Bread to a strategic buyer.

Greenhalgh’s Bakery has teamed up with Bolton’s largest-capacity brewery to create a new savoury pie.

Jonathan Warburton has stepped down from his role as non-executive director at beverage firm AG Barr.

The Bath Cake Company has opened a new sugarcraft shop in a bid to respond to the growing demand in bakery.

Kingsmill has targeted the breakfast category with the launch of a new line of products.

Representatives from United Biscuits’ (UB) snacks business have talked to a handful of potential buyers, according to the latest reports.

A Hovis production facility in Hampshire, which was due to close in June, could continue to operate until the end of the year.

Yorkshire Baker could create up to 300 new jobs as part of an expansion plan, according to the latest reports.

United Biscuits (UB) has created a new line of Halloween and Bonfire Night-themed products under its McVitie’s Cake Company (MCC) business.

Edd Kimber, the first winner of BBC2's The Great British Bake Off in 2010, has set up a new bakery business in London.

One of the judges from this year's National Cupcake Championships, organised by British Baker, Kimber said he will be trialling the new Eddible Bakery business at Maltby Street market in Bermondsey, south London, on Saturday 8 September.

Greggs is continuing to invest in social media with the launch of an online sandwich competition.

Bakery ingredients firm Puratos has launched a new website as part of a corporate rebranding exercise.

SAS hires new director

17 August, 2012

Alan Burgess has been appointed as a director of food manufacturing equipment firm Spice Application Systems (SAS).

Brand fight back begins

17 August, 2012

Costa Coffee has come under fire recently from independent businesses in Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset, who have expressed concern over a potential new outlet opening in the area.

LFLs slow at Asda

17 August, 2012

Asda has reported a 0.7% rise in like-for-like sales (LFLs), excluding fuel and VAT, in its second-quarter trading results.

Campden BRI has launched a series of training workshops designed to keep those in the food industry aware of the latest and most up-to-date legislation.

Krispy Kreme UK will introduce a new line of decadent doughnuts this September.

The team who set up The West Cornwall Pasty Company has dreamed up a new retail bakery concept – a pasty drive-thru.

Jobs saved at The Cake Crew

16 August, 2012

Around 100 jobs at The Cake Crew were under threat following an incident at its north Wales site this week.

Food store sales value increased by 2.9% in July, compared to the same month last year, according to the latest statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Patisserie Valerie is to target coeliacs and those suffering with allergies to gluten with a new range of products.

Brace’s Bakery has partnered with a local food artist to showcase a number of bread-based creations.

The Master and the Court of the Worshipful Company of Bakers were featured on last night’s episode of The Great British Bake Off.

Pie Face eyes up UK

14 August, 2012

An Australian bakery chain is set to expand into the UK market, according to the latest reports.

US-based Dunkin’ Donuts is looking to return to the UK market next year as part of a Europe-wide expansion plan.

An employee from Greggs’ Aylesbury store in Buckinghamshire competed in one of the final events of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Anuradha Cooray represented his home country Sri Lanka last Sunday, as one of the finalists in the Men’s Marathon race, which took place around the streets of the capital.

Waitrose has launched a new food-to-go range, inspired by street food from across the globe.

Series three of BBC2's The Great British Bake Off will air this Tuesday at 8pm testing 12 of the country's best amateur bakers.

Tesco will challenge the likes of Starbucks and Costa Coffee as it opens a new high street coffee shop business, as part of a joint venture.

Customers have flocked to high street bakeries throughout the UK during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Despite reports of ‘ghost town’ scenes in the capital, Ken McMeikan, chief executive of Greggs, said last week’s sales at its London outlets were up over 10% on a like-for-like basis, while growth in shops near Olympic venues, rose between 30-80%.

To celebrate the Olympic relay events today, Paul UK is holding its own 'baguette relay' between its two shops on the Strand near Charing Cross, London.

US maize production estimates have been revised downwards in the latest United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Grains: World Markets and Trade report.

The campaign to gain Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status for the Dundee Cake is gaining momentum, as Scottish bakers will meet to decide on a single recipe.

Home-based business The Chocolate Brownie Company has struck a deal to supply 50 Tesco stores in Wales, on an introductory price promotion.

CSM sees Q2 improvement

09 August, 2012

CSM Global has achieved higher sales in the second quarter of 2012, with preparatory work to divest its Bakery Supplies business under way.

Union members at Park Cakes are currently being balloted for industrial action, following a dispute over pay.

Male bakers on the rise

08 August, 2012

A new bread-making school in south London has seen a surge in male bakers interested in the craft.

Following declarations from other millers, including ADM Milling, Rank Hovis has now revealed exclusively to British Baker that it, too, will be increasing the price of its flour.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is calling for views on the application for a vitamin D-rich baker’s yeast to be marketed as a ‘novel food ingredient’.

Greggs is looking to maximise on new markets and store formats, as like-for-like (LFLs) sales dropped 3.5% in the second quarter of 2012.

Revenue contributed from Premier Foods’ Bread division has dropped by 27% in the half-year to 30 June 2012.

Ditty’s Bakery has told British Baker it has signed an agreement to supply a series of oatcakes for Tesco’s Irish stores this September.

The Foodamentalists will be opening a new gluten-free high street bakery this November.

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