Sainsbury’s has spread the reach of its one-hour delivery service to 35,000 postcodes across London.

Christmas pudding manufacturer Matthew Walker has launched a brand new gluten-free sponge pudding range that is available in two variants.

Pidy, the Belgian pastry products business, has unveiled the straight-sided Tellines to its range due to customer demand and current food trends.

Darlington-based artisan pudding producer Burtree Puddings will be distributing Christmas puddings to English Heritage shops across the nation after landing a deal with the charity.

UK milling wheat is set to be on the up from a good-quality harvest as demand is increasing from Europe due to the French crops falling to a 10-year low.

Patisserie chain Maison Blanc’s future has become uncertain after the owner launched a review of its stores portfolio – potentially putting 300 jobs at risk, the Evening Standard has discovered.

Supermarket giant Waitrose has launched a new marketing campaign using customer reviews to highlight the quality of its in-store products.

Roberts Bakery bags FDF award

27 September, 2016

Northwich-based Roberts Bakery was awarded the Good Employer accolade at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) awards last week.

McGhee’s extends fleet

27 September, 2016

Glasgow-based McGhee’s Bakery has added two Sprinter chassis cabs to its fleet of Mercedes-Benz vans.

Sheffield-based business Gunstones Bakery, one of 2 Sisters Food Group’s top divisions, could cut over 500 staff as the company has lost a contract with Marks & Spencer.

Staff from Glenbervie-based food ingredients manufacturer Macphie have raised £450 for the charity Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland by taking part in The Beast, a 10km obstacle race.

Richmond-based business The Richmond Hill Bakery has opened a temporary art exhibition on its shop floor, inspired by the borough’s scenery.

Yorkshire based family bakery The Topping Pie Company has been shortlisted for the Deliciouslyorkshire taste awards for its two products: Queen’s pie and Game & Poultry pie.

Strathmore Foods brand, Cone Bakes has released an innovative new food-to-go snack that can be served with hot or cold fillings inside a bread cone.

Premier Foods is set to extend its on-the-go variants for Mr Kipling as part of its efforts to widen the brand’s appeal.

Last week, we asked baking enthusiasts to send British Baker pictures of cupcake selfies to celebrate the eighth year of National Cupcake Week.

London-based bakery The Bread Factory has won the Regional Growth Business of the Year category for the second year in a row at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards.

Major retailer Sainsbury’s has unveiled an overhaul of its patisserie counters as it looks to tap into the success of the Great British Bake Off (GBBO).

The Hampshire-based gluten-free bakery Mrs Crimbles has released a new range of home baking mixes.

The Lancaster London hotel will serve an exclusive spooky experience for its Halloween-themed ARTea afternoon tea, which will be available from 17-31 October.

New Forest-based artisan bakery Great British Biscotti Co is moving to a new site in Christchurch, Dorset, and will be open for business next week.

The lunch market is coming under increasing pressure as people spend more on breakfast, according to data from NPD Crest on the ‘out of home’ (OOH) foodservice market.

Major retailer Tesco has chosen Hubbub to help it with the launch of a new crowdfunding platform – Tesco BackIt, which aims to give smaller food businesses the chance to showcase food and drink products to customers online to help them grow.

Border Biscuits, the premium sweet biscuit producer, will improve its presence in major retailer Asda this month, with the introduction of Dark Chocolate Gingers and Orange - a new variant to its chocolate ginger range.

British Airways (BA) is in talks to join forces with Marks & Spencer to provide travellers with its range of sandwiches and snacks on its flights.

Northern Ireland-based bakery Irwin’s has landed a contract with major retailer Asda to produce a new range of Extra Special Muffins.

Burton’s Biscuit Company has launched Jammie Dodgers in an exclusive snack pack range, following the launch of this year's ‘Best Ever Recipe’.

This week we celebrate the eighth year of National Cupcake Week (19-25 September) for all you sweet-toothed baking enthusiasts and we want to know what you will be whipping up for the next seven days.

This week, British Baker hosted the 2016 National Cupcake Championships at the AB Mauri Centre of Excellence in Corby, Northamptonshire.

The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, visited the free-from producer Welsh Hills Bakery factory in Aberdare.

A slice of Queen Victoria’s wedding cake, preserved since the 19th century, has been sold at auction for £1,500 by notable collector David Gainsborough Roberts.

Marks & Spencer has announced its take-out sandwiches will all contain extra vitamin D.

Invicta Bakeware, the equipment manufacturer and supplier, joined forces with Sergeant Michael Cottingham to create a cake for the Royal Mail’s 500th anniversary.

Cotswolds bakery fined £25k

19 September, 2016

Cotswolds-based bakery La Tradition has been fined around £25k after pleading guilty to six charges of hygiene issues.

One of the UK’s biggest shows for food-to-go trades, lunch! will be at the Business Design Centre, London on 21-22 September.

Malt loaf maker Soreen has unveiled its latest new product as part of its range expansion with the introduction of the toasting format, Toast Me’s.

Foodservice supplier Coup de Pates has announced that Fabrice Prochasson will join the company as its new director of creation and innovation.

Bulk food transport service provider Abbey Logistics Group has announced two new members to bolster its team.

UK bakery and coffee chain BB’s Coffee & Muffins has created 13 new vacancies as part of a new store opening at the McArthurGlen East Midlands Designer Outlet in Nottingham.

British Baker held its annual Baking Industry Awards at the Hilton Park Lane, London last night and, during the evening we caught up with the winners of the categories.

Artisan bakery Muffin Break has unveiled the latest invention to its muffin lab – ‘Earl Grey Tea and Raspberry’.

According to a report from MCA, Glyn House, who earlier this year stepped down from his post as chief operating officer at Wagamama, will take the helm at Caffè Nero.

Pret A Manger CEO Clive Schlee has announced on his personal blog that the company’s temporary vegetarian pop-up will remain permanent in Soho, London.

Scottish Bakers has held an anniversary ball at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh to celebrate 125 years in the baking industry.

Gluten-free bakery brand Genius has announced Jeremy Bradley as the company’s new CEO. He will succeed Roz Cuschieri from the 16 October.

The latest Barclaycard consumer spending data has reached a 13-month high of 4.2%, a counteraction from muted growth of 2.6% in July.

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

Artisan coffee shop chain Small Batch Coffee has revealed that it will relocate outside of Brighton and Hove for the first time and will open up a site in Worthing, West Sussex in October.

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

06 September, 2016

Pladis-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.

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