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.

Run for your Bun in London

13 January, 2017

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.

Warburtons and Allied Bakeries MDs are among business bosses who have taken part in IGD’s charitable initiative Feeding Britain’s Future, which helps students explore their employment options.

Manchester-based foodservice patisserie supplier Destiny Foods has merged with European dessert manufacturer La Compagnie des Desserts (CDD) to create a global business.

Luxury cake company owner Alana Spencer has been crowned winner of The Apprentice.

Coughlans opens 25th store

16 December, 2016

Surrey-based family baker and confectioner Coughlans Bakery opened its 25th store this week, in Lingfield.

Doughnut brand Krispy Kreme UK has announced the date of its latest store opening, at the Mall shopping centre, Blackburn.

Entries are open for the sixth World Pasty Championships, which will be held at the Eden Project in Cornwall on 4 March next year.

Bakery chain Paul UK has expanded its partnership with The Felix Project charity.

Food and drink travel outlet operator SSP Group has opened two new James Martin Kitchen outlets, at Manchester Piccadilly station and Debenhams at Intu Lakeside, Essex.

Gluten- and wheat-free baked goods supplier Welsh Hills Bakery is ramping up its business with Spanish airline Vueling.

Shipley-based bakery Just Desserts has launched its own retail brand of family-sized cakes after more than 30 years as a foodservice supplier.

Allied Bakeries is hoping a revamped version of its Allinson brand can bridge the gap between wrapped bread and craft bakery.

Wholesaler Palmer and Harvey has expanded its direct van sales operation with the launch of new service Bakedirect to help deliver bread and morning goods across London.

Asda innovation development chef Mark Richmond has created a way to remove the ‘air gap’ from his mince pies.

Pret A Manger is expanding its presence at London tube stations.

Bread products and freeze-dried foods supplier Chaucer Food Group has been acquired by Japanese firm Nagatanien.

Wright’s Food Group has launched a series of videos putting its own spin on the song “Twelve Days of Christmas”.

Campbell’s Bakery in Crieff plans to set up what managing director Iain Campbell describes as ‘the first bakery school in Scotland’.

FDF Awards open for applicants

02 December, 2016

The Food and Drink Federation is inviting entries for its annual awards.

Soreen’s new festive loaf

01 December, 2016

Samworth Brothers-owned malt loaf maker Soreen has launched Winter Spice Mini Loaves that are available exclusively in Tesco.

Kara, the foodservice brand of the Finsbury Food Group, has expanded its Genius gluten-free foodservice offering.

Aberdeenshire-based bakery J&I Smith Bakers has secured a place on the shortlist of the 18th World Scotch Pie Awards.

Brian McErlain, managing director of Northern Ireland-based artisan bakery Genesis Crafty, has won a major honour at the Institute of Directors Awards at the Lancaster Hotel, London.

High street coffee chain Costa Coffee will launch a cup recycling scheme from next year across 2,000 UK stores, with the aim of recycling 30 million takeaway cups a year.

Ferrero is in the closing stages of acquiring Belgian biscuit brand Delacre from United Biscuits.

Doncaster-based bakery The Topping Pie Company has secured a contract with The Channel Islands Co-operative Society to supply its range of products.

Britain’s biggest crisp brand Walkers has rolled out its new Crinkles packaging, which will be available in major retailers from next month.

Fresh prepared food manufacturer Bakkavör has announced that it is aiming to recruit more than 300 new employees across its UK sites, due to an increased demand from its customers.

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