Morrisons category manager of bakery Andy Clegg will be keynote speaker at this year’s British Society of Baking (BSB) spring conference.

Doncaster-based The Topping Pie Company has shipped its first orders to New Zealand.

The Federation of Bakers (FOB) has unveiled a new logo and website following its move to new offices.

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

Savoury biscuit brand Ritz has unveiled a new marketing push.

Addo Food Group has partnered with food redistribution charity FareShare to fight hunger and food waste by donating products to those in need.

Yorkshire-based business Costello’s Bakery has announced that it will invest £150k in a production facility in Malton, which is set to open by March 2017.

West London business The Polish Bakery has been crowned Business of the Year at the West London Business Awards

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

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

Bakery supplier Lantmännen Unibake UK has revamped its Americana brand.

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

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

Ninety-one bakers and their associates from across the south west swapped dough for haute cuisine as they gathered for the first time in 12 years.

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

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.

French bakery and patisserie producer Brioche Pasquier has had a food-grade hygiene flooring and drainage system installed at its bakery in Milton Keynes.

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

Pie maker Pork Farms, part of Addo Food Group, has relaunched the Board Games Championships following its success last year.

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

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.

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

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

Starbucks and Upper Crust operator SSP has reported a 4.3% increase in sales for the first quarter of its financial year.

Lanark-based manufacturer Border Biscuits is running a Ginger January social media campaign to mark the 30th anniversary of its Gingers biscuit range.

Northwich-based business Roberts Bakery has started using the Microlise transport management system across its 90-strong fleet.

Nottingham-based bakery Butt Foods has launched a new Baked Earth sourdough naan bread in response to a new wave of Indian food dining experiences.

Britain’s biggest crisp brand Walkers has rolled out a re-sealable 175g sharing pack featuring on-pack promotion as part of its UEFA Champions League sponsorship.

Food to go and casual dining businesses are being encouraged to use seasonal-themed packaging to mark special occasions such as Valentine’s Day.

Speciality ingredients supplier Cornelius has appointed Adrian Barnfield as sales manager.

The Apprentice winner Alana Spencer has completed the transition to her cake firm’s brand from Narna’s Cakes to Ridiculously Rich by Alana.

Bakery chain Paul UK has announced that it has raised £15,013 for The Felix Project, which is part of the Sharing Our Daily Bread initiative.

Bulk food transport service provider Abbey Logistics Group has appointed Tony Kenny as operations director.

The Federation of Bakers has announced a new associate member – Toolbox Software GmbH.

Aberdeenshire-based bakery J&I Smith Bakers has won Gold awards at the World Scotch Pie Championships for its Mince Bridie and Football Pie products.

Readers have less than two weeks left to tell British Baker what the past 12 months have meant for the retail bakery market.

Greggs Delivered, the new delivery service from the food-to-go retailer, is being trialled in London from today (Monday 16 January).

Leicestershire-based business California Prunes has appointed Peter Cook as the company’s new brand ambassador.

Snack brand Graze is running a 50%-off promotion on its products at WHSmith Travel stores across the UK as part of a January health push.

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In a bid to combat ‘al desko’ office lunches, David Lloyd gym group is offering Londoners a free bread-based lunch if they exercise for six minutes.

Ministry of Cake has been sold to French manufacturer Mademoiselle Desserts for an undisclosed sum.

Nottingham-based bakery Butt Foods has been awarded the Desserts and Bakery Supplier of the Year honour at the Brakes Supplier Conference.

Pidy, the Belgian pastry products business, has unveiled a range of ’meal-sized’ vol-au-vents it claims are “bigger and better than ever”.

Burton’s Biscuit Company has expanded its Maryland brand into the sharing category with the release of Cookie Bites.

Bread Ahead bakery is to open its fourth retail outlet in Chelsea, London on 6 January.

Warburtons has unveiled a new product for 2017 – Toastie Pockets – which it claims enables anyone to make a sandwich toastie easily.

Convenience food firm Greencore has completed its acquisition of US business Peacock Foods

Ingredients supplier Macphie has reported a hike in sales and profit in its full-year results, driven by a strong performance in foodservice.

The Bread Factory MD Dean Arbel is to trek through the Himalayan mountains in a bid to raise £120,000 for charity Action Against Hunger.

Scottish pastry manufacturer Bells Food Group is anticipating a £500,000 jump in sales for its festive steak pie range, with its Christmas turnover predicted to exceed £2.5m.

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