Patisserie Holdings, which owns the high street bakery chain, released its results today. We take a closer look at what they mean for Patisserie Valerie. 

Part of the collapsed bakery ingredients supplier BFP Wholesale has been bought by a firm which is run by a director of Kent Foods for an undisclosed sum, British Baker can reveal.

The Kandy Bar has been named Scottish Baker of the Year – just months after it clinched the World Scotch Pie Championships.

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. 

Tesco is reportedly on the verge of selling its offshoots Euphorium Bakery and the coffee shop chain Harris + Hoole.

Food labels should show how much exercise is needed to burn off the calories consumed, an expert has said.

Bakers have been warned to lock in their dairy commodity prices, which are at a 10-year low.

These are the best sandwiches in the world.

Mike Holling, the influential executive director of Craft Bakers’ Association (CBA), has stepped down from his role with the organisation.

Greggs' record annual profits off the back of a bold food-to-go strategy gives any bakery pause for thought. British Baker takes a look at the key factors which give the high-street baker its competative edge.

Morrisons has this morning announced a new supply deal with Amazon.

Warburtons has been named one of the Best 25 Big companies to work for.

A clutch of leading food firms have joined nearly 200 business leaders saying leaving the European Union would threaten jobs and put the UK's economy at risk.

Brakes Group, the food supplier that had purportedly been considering a flotation, has been sold to US company Sysco in a deal worth $3.1bn (£2.2bn).

Associated British Foods (ABF), parent company of bakery brand Kingsmill, has warned that earnings per share will be lower than expected for its half year results, due out in April. 

British Baker profiles Cornwall-based Warrens Bakery and takes at look at the key areas where it excels.

Finsbury Food Group, the UK bakery group, has seen its total company sales increase by 46% to £156.6m in its first half.

British Baker highlights some of the key take-outs from the Greggs fourth-quarter update today. Where is the company heading and what will its full year results look like?

Bakery chain Greggs said it expected its full-year results to be “in line” with previous expectations – after announcing company like-for-like sales (LFLs) increased by 4.7% in 2015.

Dawn Foods has unveiled plans to run its successful American Bakery marketing campaign again in 2016.

Jungs, the continental bakery and patisserie, has revealed ambitions to expand after securing a new six figure funding package.

This is the picture which proves that Easter has come early.

Macphie, the Scottish-based bakery and food ingredients manufacturer, has seen profits and sales increase off the back of weaker dairy prices.

A third UK brand ambassador has been recruited by the California Prune Board.

Costa launches Fresco

07 December, 2015

Costa Coffee has launched a new concept which focuses on food-to-go sales.

The malted ingredients producer Edme has announced that Michael Carr is to be its new sales director. 

Dr Oetker, the bakery ingredients company, has linked up with an Essex baker to create an entirely edible Christmas jumper.

New director at Dawn

27 November, 2015

Dawn Foods, the bakery ingredients producer, has recruited a new boss to head up its business in the UK and Ireland.

Country Style Foods has acquired the assets of the recently collapsed Ixxy’s Bagels for an undisclosed sum.

Bakkavör, a leading food manufacturer, has unveiled 16% growth in its third-quarter underlying profit.

Only a month ago few would have predicted that The Muppets would be back on our screens at primetime. However few would have envisioned Warburtons pumping £25m into a promotional campaign. 

A new survey has predicted 2016’s wheat harvest will be similar in size to this year’s return at 1.8Mha.

A leading City analyst has described the turnaround in revenue at Premier Food as “no mean feat” given the challenging FMCG climate.

Bakery ingredients supplier AB Mauri has officially opened its new Centre of Excellence.

Ever wondered what the perfect wine would be to accompany your Greggs’ sausage roll?

RGF returns to profit

11 November, 2015

Real Good Food (RGF) has reported a profit before tax of £9.3m for its first half – compared with a loss of £4.7m for the same period last year.

Northern Ireland’s leading bakery Irwin’s has secured a six-figure deal to supply a range of premium Irish biscuits created specifically for the Chinese market.

Northern Ireland’s leading bakery Irwin’s has secured a six-figure deal to supply a range of premium Irish biscuits created specifically for the Chinese market.

Peter Thompson has joined Silvery Tweed Cereals as operations director.

Tate & Lyle, the bakery ingredients supplier, saw its adjusted profit before tax increase by 28% this year to £103m.

Global chocolate producer Barry Callebaut has warned about a “challenging” year ahead – after it saw its net profit decline by 5.9% to CHF240 million (£157m).

New CEO at Samworth Brothers

04 November, 2015

Lindsey Pownall, the chief executive of Samworth Brothers, has reportedly decided to step down from the top job at the food group.

A high end patisserie – the brainchild of a team behind a duo of two Michelin-starred restaurants – has opened in Selfridges in London.

Supermarket chain Morrisons has revealed plans to launch its own range of freshly made sandwiches in bid to capitalise on the growing food-to-go market.

Revenues and profit fell at Associated British Foods – the parent company of Kingsmill – as it was hurt by commodity deflation and currency difficulties.

Oats from Glanbia Nutritionals have been recognised for their gluten-free purity by three leading European coeliac organisations.

Bakery equipment supplier Brook Food Processing has won a regional award in recognition of its business model, ethics and successes.

2 Sisters Food Group, the conglomerate which runs Holland’s Pies and Fox’s Biscuits, saw sales tumble 8.2% in the 52 weeks to 1 August to £3.14bn from £3.42bn in 2014.

Crewe-based Wrights Food Group has introduced a new Meatball Marinara Lattice to its food-to-go range.

A new study has found nearly 40% of coeliac sufferers are critical of gluten-free bread and mixes currently on the market.

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