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Cornelius launches creative centre

Speciality ingredients supplier Cornelius has launched a new creative centre, designed to host joint development project workshops with partners and customers.

Almondy creates lactose-free dessert

Gluten-free bakery Almondy has launched a creamy chocolate cake with roasted almonds that is gluten- and lactose-free.

Brakes reveals new pricing strategy

Foodservice wholesaler Brakes has revealed a new and more transparent pricing strategy, which will go live in November following extensive pilots.

Subway adds to social media portfolio

High street sandwich chain Subway has set up the company’s first ever Instagram account, aiming to create a community around conceptually high-quality content.

Festive NPDs for McVitie’s

United Biscuits-owned McVitie’s has added five new products to this year’s Christmas cake range that will be available in major retailers from 19 September.

The Fine Cheese Co creates ‘unique’ type of toast

Exporter of artisan British cheeses The Fine Cheese Co has joined forces with cheese-maker Joe Schneider to create the thin and crispy pack - ‘Stichelton Toast’.

Ginsters revamps sandwich range

Ginsters has redesigned its sandwich range with four new variants alongside a new image for its packaging available from 7 September.

Arla develops healthy snack solution for children

Denmark-based firm Arla Foods Ingredients has developed a suite of protein and calcium snacking solutions for kids that offer a healthier alternative to chocolate bars and other popular children’s snacks.

Warburtons introduces protein-packed bakery

Leading wrapped bakery brand Warburtons has bolstered its portfolio with a range of new Protein, loaves, wraps, rolls and thins.

Waitrose recalls cookie range as precautionary measure

Waitrose recalls cookie range over nut concern

UK supermarket Waitrose has recalled its 150g Orange and Milk Chocolate Cookies, with a best-before date of 30 March 2017 over concerns that some of the packs may contain hazelnuts.

Linda Hill outside her bakery in Perth

Baker to promote local fare through Scottish Food and Drink fortnight

Linda Hill, owner of Murrays Bakers of Perth and World Scotch Pie Champion 2015, is to take a high-profile role in Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight (SFDF), which runs from 3-18 September.

Slight grocery price drop in August

Research from comparison website MySupermarket shows that a basket of popular supermarket items dropped slightly in August, two months after prices rose in June and July.

Hovis' Wholemeal loaf and NYCO's Cheese Bagel

NPDs from Hovis and New York Bakery

Bakery giants Hovis and New York Bakery Co (NYBC) have both added new products to their ranges, with Hovis introducing Wholemeal & Tasty Spelt loaf and NYBC announcing a Cheese Bagel variant.

Aviko launches breakfast competition

Potato specialist Aviko has launched the Great British Breakfast competition, following last year’s success.

Lactose-free requests on the up

According to research conducted by Almondy, 72% of people would like to see more lactose-free options on menus when eating out.

Baked goods increase by 10% for breakfast consumers

Baked products are becoming more popular among the British public for breakfast after a 10% rise in consumption, according to research from The Grocer.

Dominique Ansel sets London opening date

Dominique Ansel, the man behind the Cronut (the croissant-doughnut hybrid), will be opening in London’s Belgravia on Elizabeth Street, on 30 September, and, to celebrate, he’s created a UK-exclusive menu.

Emma Herling and operations director Simon Thorpe with Village Bakery staff at the wheat-free factory

Village Bakery invests £500k in wheat-free bakery

Wrexham-based Village Bakery is on a recruitment drive after investing £500k in a new range of wheat-free products.

Subway employee reveals all to internet users

An anonymous shift manager at high street sandwich chain Subway has revealed the pros and cons of working at the company on the discussion website Reddit.

David Smart encourages children to bake

David Smart, director at Greenhalgh’s Craft Bakery, appeared on ITV’s Good Morning Britain yesterday to encourage children to get involved in baking.

Amazon delivery service extends across England

Amazon has extended its express Prime Now delivery service to new areas in the north and east of England.

L to r: Simon Cannell and Peter Millen
L to r: Simon Cannell and Peter Millen
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New MD for Speciality Breads

Margate-based Speciality Breads has appointed Simon Cannell as the firm’s new managing director, following the announcement that current MD Peter Millen will retire later this year.

Burton’s CEO steps down

Ben Clarke has announced he will step down from his post as chief executive of Burton’s Biscuits Company after seven years in the post. 

Desserts firm gains two Great Taste Awards

Shipley-based firm Just Desserts has been awarded a two-star Great Taste Award for its individual Pear and Almond Franzipan tart and a one-star award for its Yorkshire Moggy Parkin.

Moditions bakery secures Asda contract

The Ballymena-based Moditions bakery will be supplying its gluten-free ranges to Asda stores across Northern Ireland, the company has announced.

**VIDEO** In conversation with Chris Peck, executive chairman, West Cornwall Pasty Company

Chris Peck, executive chairman of the West Cornwall Pasty Company, explains the "turnaround story" for his business since he took the helm in 2014.

Burton’s expands Christmas biscuit range

Burton’s Biscuit Company has unveiled a new addition to its Christmas Biscuits range, the Cadbury Snowy Fingers, which will be available from 1 September.

Proper Cornish launches new Pasty Society campaign

Cornish pasty manufacturer, Proper Cornish will renew its Pasty Society campaign this September, following last year’s success.

McVitie’s brings out limited-edition Bonfire Bakes

United Biscuits-owned McVitie’s has announced the launch of a new limited-edition range of its Sticky Pudding Cakes for Bonfire Night.

Edme brings ancient grain back to Britain

Food ingredients supplier Edme is reintroducing the ancient grain naked barley into Britain - the first commercial crop was recently harvested.

Hershey rejects Mondelez takeover bid

Mondelez International, owner of Cadbury, has had its latest £19bn takeover offer for US snack and confectionary manufacturer Hershey rejected and will now end its attempts to acquire the company.

Café manager’s sandwich design nominated for national award

Susan Yarnell, who is the manager of Southport-based café A Great Little Place has been shortlisted for her sandwich design skills at the Café Life Awards held at The Lunch! exhibition on Wednesday 21 September.

#SourdoughSeptember countdown

Next week the Real Bread Campaign’s (RBC’s) fourth annual #SourdoughSeptember begins.

VIDEO: In conversation with Ted Linehan, marketing director, Jacob’s

This week, United Biscuits-owned Jacob’s launched their #CRACKINdiscoveries campaign, and announced a partnership with musician and cheese maker, Alex James, who will be the company’s chief taste curator.

Aulds Bakery manager found guilty of theft

A bakery manager in Scotland has been found guilty of embezzling almost £3k from Aulds Bakery.

Coultons creates new depot for Allied Bakeries

UK bakery distribution business Coultons Bread is to open a new depot in Caernarfon, creating 20 jobs, after teaming up with Kingsmill owner Allied Bakeries.

Homepride unveils new 100% British wheat campaign

Kerry Foods, the owner of Homepride flour, is to launch a 100% British Wheat Campaign in September which will involve new marketing and packaging for the brand. 

New gluten replacer for industrial bakeries

California-based baking supplier Bellarise has developed an organic gluten substitute that it says can replace 25% to 50% of gluten used by bakers.

Alex James joins Jacob’s for new campaign

Musician and cheesemaker Alex James has joined United Biscuits (UB)-owned Jacob’s as chief taste curator for a new lunchtime campaign.

M&S reveals hidden jewels for Christmas

Hidden centres “abound” in this year’s Christmas bakery offer from Marks & Spencer.

Sodexo announces plans to source only cage-free eggs

International foodservice firm Sodexo has announced that it will source only cage-free eggs globally by 2025.

Macphie launches new shimmer gel

Food ingredients manufacturer Macphie has launched a brand new Shimmer finishing gel for baked goods, desserts and savoury dishes.

Halloween focus for McVitie’s

United Biscuits-owned McVitie’s is launching a range of “spook-tacular” cakes in time for Halloween.

Brioche Pasquier launches new breakfast pastry

French bakery and patisserie producer Brioche Pasquier has launched a new Pain au Chocolat Crème Pâtissière.

BRC Standard awarded to bakery ingredients firm

Bakery supplier Unicorn Ingredients has been awarded the BRC Standard for Agents and Brokers as a broker of seeds, sesame and olive oils, honey and pulses.

Walkers links with Heinz to create sandwich-inspired crisps

Major crisp company Walkers is to team up with Heinz to launch six new limited-edition sandwich-inspired crisp flavours: Cheese Toastie & Worcester Sauce, Bacon & Tomato Ketchup, Cheese, Cucumber & Salad Cream, Ham & Mustard, Sausage & Brown Sauce, and Roast Chicken & Mayonnaise.

Furniss Biscuits installs new oven to increase production

Furniss Biscuits, owned by pasty manufacturer Proper Cornish, has installed a new oven in its Cornwall bakery as part of a major ongoing investment programme.

Kara adds to Indulgent Cake line

Finsbury Food Group food-service brand Kara is launching two new cakes as part of its Indulgent Cake Collection.

Hovis hosts community tea party

UK baking giant Hovis hosted a tea party for local families at a community centre in Beckton, East London this week.

Go Compare launches UK dessert map

UK price-comparison website, Go Compare has created an interactive map displaying British region’s favourite desserts based on the frequency of Instagram tags.

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