Ingredients

Pret bullish as it reports 15% sales increase

Pret A Manger has reported a 15% rise in sales as it continues to expand across the UK.

Tesco ISB staff react angrily to closure plans

Reports of Tesco’s plans to close more than 100 in-store bakeries has been met with anger from staff.

Timeline: Euphorium Bakery & Tesco

Following the news that Tesco plans to close more than 100 in-store bakeries, British Baker looks back at the development of the Euphorium Bakery.

Aldi and Lidl hold strong as competition heats up

Once again, Aldi and Lidl have continued to dominate market share, while market growth hit its lowest level in 11 years.

Silver environment award for Maple Leaf

Maple Leaf Bakery UK has been recognised at the Zero Waste Awards 2014.

Tesco to close 100 in-store bakeries

Tesco is set to close more than 100 in-store bakeries affecting 600 staff.

London sees arrival of gourmet doughnut firm

New artisan doughnut concept Crosstown Doughnuts has launched today in London with a market stall.

Bakels bring out retro doughnut fillings

A new range of retro flavoured doughnut fillings has been launched by Bakels to coincide with the start of National Doughnut Week. 

Innovation is key, says Warburtons

Product innovation is the key to Warburtons’ survival within the market, according to its chairman.

Morecambe Football Club scoops British Pie Award

Morecambe Football Club has been named Supreme Champion at the British Pie Awards 2014.

Interbake designs own depositor

Interbake, the bakery equipment supplier, has designed its own depositor and claims it is set to boost the company’s profits by 50%.

Folic acid decision delayed

The government will delay its decision to reintroduce folic acid into flour until 2015.

Bachmann’s in finals of excellence awards

Former Baking Industry Awards winner Bachmann’s Patisserie and Chocolate Creations has been made a finalist in the Annual Awards of Excellence (AAE) 2014.

Pieter Totte, executive chairman of The Real Good Food Company
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Sugar dispute blow for The Real Good Food Company

Bakery ingredients supplier The Real Good Food Company (RFGC) has warned that an ongoing dispute with British Sugar will hurt its underlying profits.

Arla VP to step down

Global dairy company Arla Foods Ingredients has announced UK executive vice-president Peter Lauritzen will step down after seven years in the role.

Orchard Valley Foods buys food ingredients firm

Orchard Valley Foods has acquired a rival company in a deal which it said will boost sales to more than £20m a year.

Brixton prisoners to learn art of coffee-making

Inmates at a London prison are to learn coffee-making skills to help find employment upon release.

Coeliac charity urges multiples to act on gluten-free

Charity Coeliac UK has launched a campaign urging supermarkets to improve the availability of gluten-free foods in their smaller stores.

UK’s chocolate consumption habits revealed

Consumed one too many Easter eggs this weekend? New research has revealed that eight million British consumers eat chocolate every day.

Easter boosts cake decorating sales at Waitrose

Waitrose has reported a 20% increase in cake decorating sales, thanks to the Easter school holidays.

Burton's ploughs £14.75m into factory investment

Burton’s Biscuit Company will invest £14.75m in its manufacturing operation to support business growth.

Scottish firm relocates silo in expansion drive

Scottish manufacturer Brownings the Bakers is relocating its flour silo as part of a £1.3m expansion plan.

Carr’s reaps benefits of new mill

Milling group Carr's said its new Kirkcaldy flour mill was already boosting performance in its food division as it posted half-year results today.

AAK acquires Belgian CSM rival

AAK has acquired an oils and fats business of CSM that caters for the French, Belgian and Dutch markets for an undisclosed sum.

Sales and profits up at Barry Callebaut

European sales and profits were up for Barry Callebaut, the global cocoa business, in its first half, the company has revealed.

New sales & marketing boss at Taura

Taura Natural Ingredients, the fruit ingredients and snacks company, has appointed a new head of sales and marking for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Folic acid fortification on the way?

There have been further hints the government will announce the mandatory fortification of flour, following a debate in the House of Lords yesterday.

Carr’s new pack scoops award

A packaging makeover for flour brand Carr’s has been recognised, with a design award for the agency behind the transformation.

Tate & Lyle: profits on course

Tate & Lyle, the global sugar and ingredients company, expects end-of-year profit before tax to be in line with its expectations.

GBBO winner devises recipes for prune body

The Great British Bake Off winner Frances Quinn has been signed up by California Prunes to create two prune-based recipes. 

Bakels wins Great British Bounce Back title

Bakery ingredients supplier British Bakels has won the Great British Bounce Back – a competition run by the organisers of Foodex – which celebrates food and drink manufacturers that are recovering from the recession and investing for the future.

Bakery offers gluten-free ‘first’ for UK

The Riverside Bakery is launching what it believes is the UK’s first chilled gluten-free savoury pastry range.

Bread flavour plea for industry

More needs to be done to get flavour back into bread, according to the chairman of the British Society of Baking.

Top 5 tips for Foodex

Here are British Baker's top tips for Foodex, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham on 24 - 26 March. 

Zeelandia explains baking science to students

Bakery ingredients manufacturer Zeelandia has held a workshop for students at the National Bakery School, London to showcase the science behind baking.

Costa looks ahead to summer

Costa Coffee has unveiled its summer bakery menu.

Hovis returns to 100% British wheat

Hovis has returned to using 100% British wheat.

In pictures: Europain 2014

British Baker recently visited Europain 2014 at the Paris Norde Villepinte exhibition centre, France. Check out our gallery below featuring highlights from the show, including images from the hotly contested Bakery Masters competition featuring UK entrant, Wayne Caddy. 

New figures show latest world bread prices

The UK was among the cheapest countries in the world in which to buy bread last year, according to new figures from Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

New salt targets “challenging”

The Department of Health (DoH) has unveiled its long-awaited salt reduction targets for 2017 which have been labelled as “very challenging” by the industry.

The sugar row intensifies
Sugar is squarely in the hot seat in 2014
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WHO: we should halve sugar intake

The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a public consultation on guidelines for sugar intake – and says our daily limit should be halved.

Bakels improves digital presence

Supplier Bakels has embraced the digital revolution with a host of interactive products for the tech-savvy baker.

Food and drink apprenticeships reach record levels

Statistics released today show that the number of completed apprenticeships at food and drink businesses in England is at a record high.

BakeAway achieves sustainability target

Chilled home bakery supplier BakeAway has achieved its target of 100% fully sustainable and segregated palm oil across its range.

Food suppliers make big strides in reducing waste

Food and drink manufacturers have achieved “substantial reductions” in the amount of waste sent to landfill, according to the latest results.

Dum Dum Doughnuts rocked by explosive demand

Dum Dum Doughnuts is to postpone online orders having sold 5,000 doughnuts within three days.

ABF: sugar prices to hurt profits

Associated British Foods (ABF) – the company behind Kingsmill – has revealed that lowering sugar prices would impact its profits in the year ahead.

Bread Ahead opens bakery school

London-based bakery Bread Ahead has opened its new school in Borough Market with a launch day.

Action on Sugar attacks Responsibility Deal

The Responsibility Deal is a disaster for public health, a spokesperson for Action on Sugar (AOS) has claimed.

Insights from the Bakery Market Report 2014

On demand Web Broadcast: British Baker presents expert opinion and discussion on the retail bakery market, offering an insight into its  Bakery Market Report.

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