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UK food and drink exports exceeds £20bn

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).

Yellow Door Bakery creates ale made from sourdough yeast

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

Knead Bakery devises chocolate crumpet range

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

National Doughnut Week registration opens

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

New crispbread flavours from Easy Bean

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

Maître Choux launches the Paris Brest éclair

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

National Toast Day

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

Hovis invests £6m to revamp Granary and Seed Sensations recipes

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

Ritz launches £4m ‘Baked to Perfection’ campaign

Savoury biscuit brand Ritz has unveiled a new marketing push.

REVEALED: Five big trends driving the food-to-go market

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

Pan’Artisan launches breadstick range

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

Crosta & Mollica secures major new listing at Sainsbury’s

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

VIDEO: A day in the life of an Indian baked goods distributor

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.

Lantmännen Unibake revamps Americana brand

Bakery supplier Lantmännen Unibake UK has revamped its Americana brand.

Speciality Breads creates scone-brioche hybrid the Scioche

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

Genius launches Breakfast Bakes in three variants

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

Greggs launches first ‘healthier shop’

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

GALLERY: Ansel turns pastries pink for Valentine's

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

Aryzta boss Owen Killian quits in major management shake-up

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.

VIDEO: In conversation with Signature International Foods MD Yatin Patel

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

New York Bakery Co launches cheese bagel to out-of-home sector

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

Muffin Break introduces first limited-edition ‘Guest’ toastie range

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 unveils three sharing cake bites

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.

Prewett’s products shortlisted for Free-From Food awards

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

Free subs from Subway for Valentine’s

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

Mr Kipling launches Valentine’s Bou-cake

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

New cake bars from Mrs Crimble’s

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

Muffin Break launches new range

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

Real Bread Week 2017 prepares for launch

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

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

Sandwiches ‘possibly unfit for human consumption’ recalled

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

Higgidy rebrands as part of five-year plan

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

Fish finger sandwich finalists announced

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.

Hunt is on for the best loaf of bread in Britain

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.

Greggs launches Valentine’s and Easter ranges

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

Supermarket pricing hits five-year low at 60p for large Kingsmill loaf

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.

Brook launches new online store

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

Baker adds beer to brownies to create ‘Brewnies’

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

VIDEO: British Baker speaks with Bakels MD Paul Morrow

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.

New Cranberry Pan Rustic Rolls from Speciality Breads

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

Bakels invests £1.5m in caramel production line

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

‘Cake culture’ backlash: Civil servants urged to cut back on sweet treats

Civil service staff have been warned that bringing cake to work for birthdays or other celebrations could be a “public health hazard”.

Pukka Pies unveils £8m brand relaunch

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

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McVitie’s launches Digestive Thins to woo younger shoppers

McVitie’s has unveiled its first new retail range for 2017 with the launch of Digestive Thins in three variants.

Charlie Hodson crowned The Great Sausage Roll Off champion

Purple Plum Catering chef director Charlie Hodson has been crowned winner of The Great Sausage Roll Off 2017 competition.

Mr Kipling reveals Valentine’s Day packaging

Premier Foods brand Mr Kipling has released a seasonal range of packaging designed by agency BrandOpus to help consumers celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Hovis reassures Mothers Pride consumers

UK baking giant Hovis has reassured consumers in Scotland that its Mothers Pride Scottish Plain loaf is to stay on shelf following social media fears that it was in danger of being axed.

Kettle Foods extends Bites range with two new variants

Baked snacks company Kettle Foods has announced that it will be extending its Bites range by introducing two new variants.

Maclean’s Bakery secures Lidl listing for its oatcakes

Scottish-based business Maclean’s Highlands Bakery has secured its first Lidl contract, worth more than £120k, for its oatcakes.

Sainsbury’s launches baked-in-store gluten-free bread

Sainsbury’s has this week begun selling baked-in-store gluten-free bread – a move it claims is a first for a UK supermarket.

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