Thermoformed packaging product provider DMD 2000 is to continue its expansion following a new £2 million investment.

Food safety expert professor Chris Elliott has called for a new approach to food at The City Food Lecture 2017.

Coeliac UK is sharing its ‘tried-and-tested’ gluten-free pancake recipes for Shrove Tuesday (28 February).

A replica of one of the wedding cakes presented to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in 1947 has been repaired using 3D technology, developed by the University of Warwick.

Brownings the Bakers has ended its trademark disagreement with Kilmarnock Football Club.

Sherborne-based business Oxford’s Bakery has created a unique biscuit marking the town’s connection with Sir Walter Raleigh.

Sutton United’s hopes of FA Cup glory may be pie in the sky, but the non-league’s side reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw could face disciplinary action from the Football Association after eating a pie on the bench in the team’s loss to Arsenal.

Doncaster-based The Topping Pie Company has shipped its first orders to New Zealand.

Exports of baked goods including bread rose 11.3% year on year to £117.6m in 2016, according to new figures from the Food & Drink Federation (FDF).

Northern Ireland-based business Yellow Door Bakery has partnered with craft brewery Pokertree Brewing of Carrickmore to create a new beer from sourdough yeast.

London-based business Knead Bakery has unveiled two innovative chocolate crumpet products.

Registration for National Doughnut Week is now open for bakeries who want to get involved in fundraising activities.

Somerset-based food-to-go producer Easy Bean will launch Cheddar Crunch and Seaweed & Sesame versions of its Chickpea Crispbread next month.

Specialist patisserie Maître Choux has unveiled its newest éclair – the Paris Brest.

National Toast Day

20 February, 2017

The annual day to celebrate toast is back on 23 February in association with Kingsmill and Tiptree World Bread Awards.

Savoury biscuit brand Ritz has unveiled a new marketing push.

UK baking giant Hovis has invested £6m to re-vamp its Seed Sensations and Granary products following improvements made across its Soft White loaves.

Grocery research organisation IGD has identified the top five trends that will shape the food-to-go market for the future.

British Baker spent a day with one of India’s leading food distributors, TJUK Trade Networks, which showed multimedia reporter Ashley Williams the process of delivering baked goods from start to finish.

Pan’Artisan has launched a six-strong breadstick range called Artisan Speciality Breads.

Italian baked goods supplier Crosta & Mollica has secured a listing in 500 Sainsbury’s stores nationwide for its five-core range.

Bakery supplier Lantmännen Unibake UK has revamped its Americana brand.

Kent-based Speciality Breads has created a scone-brioche hybrid claimed to be a world first.

Gluten-free bakery brand Genius has unveiled a soft breakfast biscuit that it claims is a first for UK free-from aisles.

A new Greggs shop in a hospital in the Midlands is focusing on soups and salads rather than the traditional Greggs fare.

To mark his first Valentine’s Day in London, Cronut inventor Dominique Ansel has turned his pastries pink.

Aryzta has announced a top-level management shake-up, with chief executive Owen Killian among a trio of senior figures to leave the bakery business.

British Baker made the trip to Nashik, India to speak with Signature International Foods managing director Yatin Patel.

New York Bakery Co has released a freeze-thaw version of its cheese bagel for out-of-home (OOH) outlets.

Muffin Break has introduced the first of a new range of limited-edition toasties into its offer, which will run from 2 February – 3 May 2017.

McVitie’s has announced the launch of three cake bites tubs, featuring Digestives Mini Milk Choc Tiffin, Caramel Crispies, and Hobnobs Mini Milk Choc Teacakes, each in a sharing format.

Gluten-free brand Prewett’s has had its Chocoful and Rich Triple Chocolate Cookies shortlisted as a finalist for the Free-From Food awards.

High street sandwich chain Subway is to give away free six-inch subs to anyone who buys a large drink on 14 February.

Premier Foods-owed Mr Kipling has introduced a 3ft tall cake and flower bouquet in time for Valentine’s Day.

Gluten-free brand Mrs Crimble’s is to launch three new cake bars in supermarkets from April.

Muffin Break has unveiled new range Curious Creations, which will bring the launch of a new muffin each month.

The Real Bread Campaign (RBC) is calling on bakeries and baking schools to join in the ninth annual Real Bread Week between 6 and 14 May.

New Cadbury Tarts for Premier

08 February, 2017

Premier Foods is launching a range of indulgent Choc Tarts this month under the Cadbury Cakes brand. 

Blackpool-based Great Northern Sandwich Co (GNSC) has recalled six chicken sandwich products because of possible contamination.

Premium pie and quiche brand Higgidy has announced a new brand renovation programme, and aims to “disrupt” the category.

Birds Eye has announced the three finalists who will battle it out to become the first ever winner of the Birds Eye Fish Finger Sandwich Awards.

If you think your bread has what it takes to be a winner in one of five categories – Sourdough, Wholegrain, White, Innovation or Gluten Free – then we want to know about it.

The months of love (and chocolate) are upon us, and high street baker Greggs has launched its seasonal ranges to celebrate. 

Tesco is selling 800g loaves of Kingsmill at two-for-£1.20 – the lowest price for a major bread brand in at least five years.

Somerset–based equipment firm Brook Food Processing Equipment has launched an online shop for bakery accessories and sundries.

Heather Moore, owner of We Luv Brownies, has created what is described as a unique recipe by adding beer to her products.

Following the launch of Bakels’ £1.5m caramel production line, British Baker visited its site in Bicester, Oxfordshire to speak with managing director Paul Morrow.

Kent-based Speciality Breads has launched a new Pan Rustic Cranberry Roll. 

Ingredients supplier Bakels has invested £1.5 million on a new line to produce a range of caramels aimed at the global market.

Pukka Pies has announced a brand relaunch that will be supported by an £8m marketing investment.

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