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.

British Baker spoke with Shilpa Agarwal, sales and marketing director for the Indian market, on how food-tech companies are currently thriving in India.

Kent-based Jestic Foodservice Equipment has launched  the Josper HJX38, a countertop charcoal oven.

WD Systems has unveiled a modular spiral conveyer system that it claims eliminates issues around cleaning and maintenance.

Portioning equipment manufacturer Unifiller has unveiled its most versatile cookie dough depositor machine to date - the Uni-X Extruder.

Equipment supplier Baker Perkins has developed a system that it says brings cookie dough and filling together in one machine for the first time.

A new Mecatherm FTA tunnel oven has been made available to British plant bakers and food manufacturers.

Derbyshire- based the Buckley Bakehouse has been ordered to pay ££4,654 in costs after using Bakers Basco’s bread baskets without its permission.

High street coffee chain Caffè Nero has teamed up with Yoyo Wallet to enable use of its mobile wallet at all UK and Ireland stores.

New wirecut from Baker Perkins

09 November, 2016

Equipment supplier Baker Perkins has introduced a new servo-driven version of its TruClean wirecut machine, which forms cookies and bars from soft dough.

European Process Plant’s (EPP) MD Steve Merritt has reacted to the BBC’s investigative programme Watchdog’s shaming of Asda over its unhygienic baskets by stating that washing machine production line Colussi Ermes is the answer to its problems.

Unifiller launches iPump

31 October, 2016

Portioning equipment manufacturer Unifiller has launched iPump, which it says can transfer product without compromising on quality or production space. 

Sandwich manufacturers are wary of being the first to market with a fully-automated sandwich system, according to a report from the British Sandwich Association (BSA).

Shoppers searched for groceries on their smartphones 11% more in Q3 2016 compared to the previous quarter, according to Google and the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

Mono launches new oven range

24 October, 2016

The new BX Eco-Wash Convection Oven range from Swansea-based Mono Equipment is the result of consultation with bakeries and major food-to-go outlets, according to the bakery and foodservice equipment manufacturer.

Meeting food safety standards has just become less stressful for independent bakeries, with the launch of Checkit Solo - a digital food safety system from Checkit.

Equipment supplier Baker Perkins has created two new innovations for its Multitex4 bread moulder, enabling it to enrobe standard loaves with seeds or grains and/or create swirled loaves.

Catering equipment supplier Nisbets is opening two new shops this month, in the cities of York and Chelmsford.

East Midlands bakery Luke Evans has invested £75,000 in new equipment, which will allow it to produce up to 9,000 bread rolls an hour.

Roberts Bakery has embarked on a second major investment programme within a year at the firm’s Ilkeston site.

Food equipment manufacturer Concept Engineering has introduced to the UK market a machine that specifically loosens up dried fruit.

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

Wolverhampton-based sandwich maker, Authentic Bite has been ordered to pay almost £7,000 in damages and costs for using bread baskets that belonged to Bakers Basco to transport its sandwiches without permission.

A leading manufacturer of automated handling equipment for the baking industry, Newsmith Stainless, will bring its extensive expertise in bakery goods production equipment to this year’s International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) in Las Vegas.

Zeelandia has agreed to sell its bakery equipment business, Zeelandia Technical Solutions (ZTS), to Everbake Group to focus on its bakery ingredients portfolio.

The palletising of artisanal loaves has been revolutionised by the new system at Speciality Bread (SB)’s £3m state-of-the-art Margate bakery. 

Cheshire-based business Roberts Bakery has joined forces with Derby County football club to launch a new app aimed at getting youngsters to improve their footballing ability.

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.

Charity Coeliac UK has launched a new mobile app named Gluten-free food checker, designed to help those on a gluten-free diet find food while shopping.

Cake topping is among a new range of clean-label, dairy-based solutions for the food-service sector launched by Denmark-based firm Arla Foods Ingredients.

Supermarket giant Tesco will launch its mobile payment service nationally by the end of the year, after a successful trial period.

Entrepreneurs Jamie Crummie and Chris Wilson have designed an app to offload bakery products that are destined for the bin at a discounted price.

Lidl is to introduce the Silvercrest Bread Maker to its UK stores from today (Thursday 4 August 2016), despite the fact that the retailer has an in-store bakery in each of its outlets.

Milton Keynes-based packaging firm Par-Pak Europe has launched its first ‘off-the-shelf’ standard bakery packaging range.

Digital start-up company Wallet Circle is redefining its business model so that large and small retail businesses can join its mobile loyalty app for free.

Scandinavian oven company Sveba-Dahlen has claimed that its recently launched eco+ concept will save 35% in oven energy.

A bakery that specialises in artisan wheat- and gluten-free breads, Wheat Free Bakery Direct, has purchased the new FP016 evo flow wrapper from packaging supplier KernPack.

New trucks for Roberts

06 July, 2016

Roberts Bakery has five new bespoke bread transport trucks, thanks to its contract with Bibby Distribution.

Warewash equipment manufacturer Hobart has appeared in The Top 100 awards for the most innovative small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in its native Germany.

Pastry Pro, a new baking equipment business, has launched in the capital, and hopes to attract national and international clients.

Mono Equipment, the bakery and foodservice equipment manufacturer, has launched a new convection oven.

Melton Mowbray-based Samworth Brothers, the company behind Ginsters, is proposing to build a 10,650sq m food production facility at Mountsorrel in Leicestershire.

Butterware, a supplier of online ordering websites to the lunch-to-go market, has launched a new mobile responsive website design, available to all customers. 

The winner of Mono equipment’s Dec-A-Doughnut Competition is coffee shop owner Berris Evans from Pontypridd, South Wales.

Marks & Spencer has introduced RedBlack Software’s Cybake Instore to over 500 in-store bakeries.

The Dispotool Roadshow recently came to the UK, giving industry leaders a chance to see the logistical software in action.

The three-strong CO Convection Oven range from Lancashire-based Pantheon Catering Equipment has been improved.

Fresh food supply chain software specialist Linkfresh has appointed Andy Makeham as chief executive officer.

Muntons, the Suffolk-based maltster and malted ingredient company, has invested £2.5 million in management software.

Lincoln-based commercial catering equipment manufacturer Lincat has appointed two new managers to its sales team.

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