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Allied Bakeries hires new category director

Allied Bakeries has appointed Martin Garlick as category director.

Bakkavor avoids pizza plant strike action

Bakkavor has announced that the planned industrial action ballot will not go ahead.

Sainsbury's relaunches basics range

Sainsbury’s is relaunching its basics range with a new campaign.

Scotmid partners celebrated at Scotch Pie Championships

Five of Scotmid’s local bakery partners have received awards at the 15th World Scotch Pie Championships.

ABF sees 27% decrease in sugar revenue

Associated British Foods plc (ABF) has seen a 27% fall in sugar revenue at constant currency, according to the latest results.

Bakkavör appoints new UK chief operating officer

Bakkavör has appointed Mike Edwards as chief operating officer for its UK business.

Kingsmill launches £4m campaign for 50/50

Kingsmill has launched a new £4m campaign for its 50/50 range, starring John Thomson.

Marley Coffee outlines 2014 plans for UK

US-based company Marley Coffee is looking to increase its distribution and product lines in the UK and Europe in 2014.

Gavin Darby appointed chair of food engineering board

Gavin Darby has been appointed chair of the Food Engineering Industrial Advisory Board (FEIAB) for the National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering.

Newburn Bakehouse gains new Tesco listing

Warburtons’ Newburn Bakehouse brand is launching its seeded sandwich thins in Tesco this month.

Fortnum & Mason sees Christmas success

Fortnum & Mason has experienced a “highly successful” Christmas period with sales up 16%.

Premier Foods announces £20m investment

Premier Foods has announced a £20m investment to double capacity at its cake manufacturing site in Carlton, Barnsley.

Stevia’s value to reach £167m by 2017

The value of natural sweetener stevia is forecast to grow to £167m by 2017, according to research group Mintel.

Clayton Park Bakery sends 1,000 pies to Wolverhampton

Clayton Park Bakery has supplied close to 1,000 pies to football club Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Bakkavor pizza workers in strike vote

Bakkavor has said it was “naturally disappointed” that 600 GMB members are to be balloted for strike action, in a dispute over pay.

Greggs looks to mitigate job loss impact

Greggs will look to do everything it can to mitigate the impact of job redundancies within the company, according to its chief executive.

Tesco sees 2.4% decline in LFL sales

Tesco has reported a 2.4% decline in like-for-like (LFL) sales during the Christmas period, according to latest results.

M&S records 1.5% LFL food increase for Christmas

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has seen a 1.5% increase in like-for-like (LFL) food sales during the Christmas period, according to its latest results.

Greggs forecasts more than 400 redundancies

Greggs has announced that more than 400 jobs are potentially at risk, due to structural changes to its supply chain and a reduction in general overhead costs.

Greggs sees 2.6% LFL increase in Q4

Greggs has seen an increase of 2.6% in Q4 like-for-like (LFL) sales following “strong demand” during the Christmas period, according to its latest trading results.

Piebury Corner eyes West End expansion

North London business Piebury Corner is hoping to expand with a restaurant, following three seasons of success.

Co-op sees positive food sales over Christmas

The Co-operative Group has seen a like-for-like (LFL) sales increase of 1% during the Christmas period following strong food sales.

Pasty Presto unveils new design

Cornish bakery Pasty Presto has started a “new Cornwall-inspired” rebrand across 29 shops throughout the UK.

Tiptree World Bread Awards 2014 open for entries

Entry is now open for the Tiptree World Bread Awards 2014.

Lola’s Cupcakes launches Underground cart

Lola’s Cupcakes has opened a cart at Kings Cross St Pancras London Underground station, with a further four planned for this year.

Fabulous Bakin’ Boys appoint new chief executive

Richard Cooper has been appointed chief executive of The Fabulous Bakin’ Boys, effective from January this year.

Warburtons to invest £20m in new plant

Warburtons has submitted for planning permission to build a £20m new plant at its Burnley bakery.

Jenkins Bakery opens new outlet

Jenkins Bakery has expanded with its 28th outlet in Porthcawl, South Wales.

United Biscuits brings back dunkable Digestives

United Biscuits is returning to the classic recipe for its McVitie’s Digestives, containing more saturated fat.

Warburtons launches April Fool’s loaf

Warburtons has turned an April Fool’s joke into a reality by launching All-Ends, a loaf comprising solely of the crusts of Toastie product.

Kingsmill lines up new breakfast items

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

United Biscuits targets Halloween

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

Krispy Kreme UK launches autumn collection

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

Patisserie Valerie launches gluten-free line

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

The Great British Bake Off returns

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.

Waitrose launches global food-to-go range

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

Cupcake sales on the up

The cupcake phenomenon shows no slowing down with sales reaching £23.5m.

Dundee Cake needs single recipe

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.

Ditty’s lands oatcake deal with Tesco

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.

More? sourdough named in Top 50 list

Cumbria-based More? The Artisan Bakery has had its two-kilo sourdough Miche loaf named in the Great Taste Top 50 Foods list.

Officials soften Olympics stance

Bakers might have been thrown a lifeline on producing goods to celebrate the Olympics thanks to the government.

Bako partners in Genius foodservice move

Bako has teamed up with Genius Foods as part of the gluten-free bakery brand’s move into the foodservice sector.

McVitie’s to make breakfast biscuit?

McVitie’s looks to be considering a move into the breakfast biscuit market, in a bid to rival the likes of Kraft’s Belvita brand.

Tesco to spend millions on bakery revamp

Tesco has announced plans to overhaul 850 of its in-store bakeries (ISB) to offer a wider range of continental bread products.

The supermarket chain has said it will invest millions of pounds in the new bakery format, which will be called Your Bakery at Tesco, and will extend its current speciality breads line from 10 to 30 products.

Britvic blames weather and recall for sales dip

Soft drinks manufacturer Britvic has become the latest victim of the awful summer weather.

CakeyPigg says it with cake

Edible gift specialist CakeyPigg Originals is branching out with new Cakey Cards.

Asda brings out own-label free-from loaf

Asda has just launched an own-brand free-from loaf, as competition on the fresh free-from market hots up.

Perfection Foods expands in UK

Walsall cake manufacturer Perfection Foods will launch a series of new brands in the UK during the next 12 months.

Deadline today for London bakery competition

The Real Bread Campaign is urging London bakers to enter their best loaves by today’s deadline as part of its latest bakery competition.

Genius targets gluten-free breakfast market

Genius Foods has created two new breakfast bakery products for the gluten-free market.

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