Greggs has revealed further shake-ups in its manufacturing structure following news it is to convert its bakery in Birmingham into a distribution centre.

The UK Pastry Team competed in day one of the finals of the biannual Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie in Lyon, France – and British Baker was there to watch the action unfold.

Tonnes of sandwiches and other chilled food that would have gone to waste may now be made available for charity use under new ‘use-by’ date guidance.

In keeping with the ongoing trend for hybrids, Bridor plans to bring its Bun ‘n’ Roll, a croissant/burger-bun hybrid, to the UK market before the end of this year.

An unnamed business has made an approach to acquire Fox’s Biscuits.

Storage silo manufacturer Barton Fabrications has secured accreditation from the SafeContractor scheme for its commitment to health and safety.

Consumers are being advised how to avoid exposure to acrylamide when cooking at home in a new campaign from the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

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.

Sandwiches are no longer on the menu at Shrewsbury and Telford hospitals after bosses attempted to delay payments to its sandwich supplier.

Northern Ireland artisan bakery Yellow Door has begun research into using ancient grains for baking healthier bread.

Professional chefs from around the UK will face off next week with the return of The Sausage Roll Off.

High street bakery chain Greggs has revealed plans to convert its bakery in Birmingham into a distribution centre.

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.

Foodservice information service MCA – owned by British Baker publisher William Reed Business Media – is next month holding a Food to Go conference

Addo Food Group-owned Tottle Bakery has launched a new Pork, Cheddar and Ale pie to celebrate National Cheese Lovers Day (20 January).

Finsbury Foods has said continued investment will help it address commodity cost inflation, but has warned it may also have to raise prices.

French bakery specialist Bridor has launched a new line of four filled croissants to tap the expanding breakfast market.

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

Lotus Bakeries UK founder Paul Hunter has become managing director of healthy snacks business Urban Fresh Foods (UFF).

Premier Foods’ branded cakes sales fell in the last quarter of 2016 as mince pies volumes shifted from Mr Kipling to own-label products.

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.

Mondelēz International has launched an investigation after a consumer found a live maggot in the wrapper of a Cadbury’s biscuit selection box.

Following Theresa May’s announcement that the UK is set to leave the single market, the industry has reacted to the news that could affect their businesses.

Premier Foods has added a new variant to the Cadbury Mini Rolls range, with the introduction of the raspberry twin-pack format.

Greggs says its “growing strength” in food-to-go has contributed to a 4.2% hike in like-for-like sales through its company-managed stores in the past year.

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.

Winter wheat plantings for the coming year are the second-lowest ever recorded by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Premier Foods has unveiled two new McDougalls’ pancake mixes ahead of Shrove Tuesday.

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

Britain’s biggest crisp brand Walkers has rolled out a new premium Mediterranean range that is cooked in 100% Spanish olive oil.

London-based bakery Konditor & Cook will today (16 January) give away 5,000 Red Velvet Mini Bakes across its six stores to cheer up the public in what is regarded as the ‘most depressing day of the year’.

As snow sweeps the country to varying degrees, we take a look at how the baking industry is affected by consumer reactions to the weather… and why. 

Parsons Bakery is to re-open eight former Bath Bakery shops closed after the business ceased trading.

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.

Holland’s Pies has launched a campaign giving businesses the chance to win a ‘canteen kit out’.

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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.

Warburtons is planning to create a campus-style research and development (R&D) centre in Bolton as it aims to become “Britain’s best food business”.

Kilmarnock-based business Brownings the Bakers has won the top accolade in the World Championship Scotch Pie Awards 2017.

Gluten-free crumpets are the latest addition to the free-from line-up from Warburtons-owned Newburn Bakehouse.

Premier Foods has announced it will launch the first-ever McDougalls Wholesaler Baking Team of the Year competition following the success of a similar competition in primary schools for the past two years.

Trade groups including the British Sandwich Association have set out plans for foodservice staffing in post-Brexit Britain.

Premier Foods, owner of a raft of household brands including Mr Kipling, is preparing to increase the price retailers pay for its products.

Medical experts have been fiercely debating the £25m the NHS spends on prescription gluten-free food for coeliacs.

Friary Mill Bakery is to present the Plymouth Argyle team with a massive pasty as a ‘well done’ from the town for their 0-0 draw against Liverpool last weekend.

The Tarte Tatin has been given a twist with the new Normande version from Brioche Pasquier.

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