EHL Ingredients has reported a global surge in prices for cassia cinnamon following heavy rainfall in south-east Asia.

Waitrose has introduced a new item to its patisserie counters, designed by an ITV viewer.

Warburtons has been listed as the brand bought by the most consumers, most frequently for the second year running.

Patisserie Holdings, the parent company behind coffee and bakery chain Patisserie Valerie, has been valued at £170m on its conditional admission to AIM. 

Italian company Caffeina has opened its first site in London.

Derby bakery Birds the Confectioners has experienced strong sales of its new gingerbread footballers.

UK employers are hiring staff at the fastest rate since before the financial crash, according to latest reports.

The number of people diagnosed with coeliac disease in the UK has increased fourfold since 1990, new results show.

Burton’s Biscuit Company has approached the owner of Fox’s Biscuits for a potential takeover deal, according to reports.

Konditor & Cook’s Curly Whirly Cake has gone viral after it appeared on Eurovision 2014.

Bread and cake manufacturer Finsbury Food Group has appointed Peter Baker as non-executive director chairman, effective from 1 July 2014.

Dawn Foods is to launch a new national bakery week as part of its American bakery campaign.

Bristol firm Pieminister has released a Brazil-inspired pie in time for this year’s Football World Cup.

This week revealed the news that Tesco is to close more than 100 in-store bakeries in a shock move.

Health has become the main reason consumers purchase gluten-free products, according to a new survey.

Gourmet chain Square Pie has launched a wholesale range of miniature pies.

Warburtons’ Newburn Bakehouse brand is launching its gluten-free wraps into Starbucks UK and Costa Coffee.

Pret A Manger has reported a 15% rise in sales as it continues to expand across the UK.

The government has launched a national campaign to attract more women into the food and drink industry.

Reports of Tesco’s plans to close more than 100 in-store bakeries has been met with anger from staff.

Once again, Aldi and Lidl have continued to dominate market share, while market growth hit its lowest level in 11 years.

Maple Leaf Bakery UK has been recognised at the Zero Waste Awards 2014.

Welsh business the Village Bakery has secured planning permission for a new £2.3m baking academy.

Tesco is set to close more than 100 in-store bakeries affecting 600 staff.

New artisan doughnut concept Crosstown Doughnuts has launched today in London with a market stall.

Allied Bakeries has unveiled a £25m investment at its West Bromwich bakery.

Manufacturer König has created a new automatic roll plant range.

Product innovation is the key to Warburtons’ survival within the market, according to its chairman.

Morecambe Football Club has been named Supreme Champion at the British Pie Awards 2014.

Former Baking Industry Awards winner Bachmann’s Patisserie and Chocolate Creations has been made a finalist in the Annual Awards of Excellence (AAE) 2014.

Interbake, the bakery equipment supplier, has designed its own depositor and claims it is set to boost the company’s profits by 50%.

The government will delay its decision to reintroduce folic acid into flour until 2015.

An Ashford café business has been fined £800 by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) for not holding Employers Liability (Compulsory Insurance) or ELCI.

Retail bakery chain Greggs has seen an increase in average consumer spend since launching its mobile loyalty scheme, according to its chief executive.

Arla VP to step down

30 April, 2014

Global dairy company Arla Foods Ingredients has announced UK executive vice-president Peter Lauritzen will step down after seven years in the role.

Bakery supplier Edme has announced a new partnership deal with sourdough ingredients producer Philibert Savours of France.

Retail bakery chain Greggs is the second most popular brand on social media for young people, according to a new report.

The founders of a Birmingham food project have launched a commercial bakery in the city centre.

Patisserie Holdings, the parent company behind coffee and bakery chain Patisserie Valerie, has announced plans to proceed with an initial public offering.

West Cornwall Pasty Company has appointed a new executive chairman.

Inmates at a London prison are to learn coffee-making skills to help find employment upon release.

Consumed one too many Easter eggs this weekend? New research has revealed that eight million British consumers eat chocolate every day.

More suppliers have agreed to sign up to the government’s hybrid front-of-pack labelling system, it has been revealed.

Baking manufacturer and foodservice supplier Delice de France has triumphed at the Essential Café Trade Awards 2014.

Hovis is to introduce three flavoured sliced loaves to its range as consumers demand innovation.

TV bakery judge Paul Hollywood has made his debut on Waitrose TV with his own online bakery video collection.

Waitrose has reported a 20% increase in cake decorating sales, thanks to the Easter school holidays.

Scottish manufacturer Brownings the Bakers is relocating its flour silo as part of a £1.3m expansion plan.

The Fabulous Bakin’ Boys has been bought by the Dutch bakery business Daelmans Group for an undisclosed sum.

Scottish business Johnstone’s Bakers has invested £100,000 in product development and expansion.

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