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Cooplands of Doncaster sold in pre-pack administration deal

Doncaster-based craft bakery business Cooplands has been saved in a pre-pack administration deal.

Courier company says Trump’s victory could be good for UK businesses

ParcelHero, an international courier specialising in UK-US deliveries, says Donald Trump’s presidential victory could be good news for UK businesses that trade regularly with the US.

Pie makers urged to enter British Pie Awards

The 2017 British Pie Awards (BPAs) will officially open for entries on 16 November.

Bakery ordered to pay £5k in costs for unauthorised bread basket use

Derbyshire- based the Buckley Bakehouse has been ordered to pay ££4,654 in costs after using Bakers Basco’s bread baskets without its permission.

VIDEO: Meet the UK Pastry Team

British Baker caught up with the UK Pastry Team ahead of the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie – that’s the pastry world cup to you and I – and they might just win it!

Former police officer named Cake Artist of the Year

Former police officer Dawn Butler has scooped the Cake Artist of the Year award for her ‘flying’ helicopter cake at the Cake Masters Magazine Cake Awards.

Caffè Nero launches mobile payment wallet

High street coffee chain Caffè Nero has teamed up with Yoyo Wallet to enable use of its mobile wallet at all UK and Ireland stores.

Biscuiteers smashes crowdfunding target

Online hand-iced biscuit retailer Biscuiteers has secured £1.25m in crowdfunding from 784 investors in 31 countries.

Allied: ‘Wrapped bread sales can return to growth’

Allied Bakeries has unveiled a strategy to transform the packaged bakery market – and says it believes the wrapped bread category can return to growth.

Sainsbury’s profits drop 10.1%

Sainsbury’s sales continued to decline as it posted a 10.1% fall in first-half profits to £277m.

Profits up for ABF post referendum

Allied Bakeries owner Associated British Foods (ABF) has reported 5% year on year growth in group revenue to £13.4bn in the 53 weeks to September 17 2016.

October brought highest growth in consumer spending since 2011, says Barclaycard

Consumer spending rose 5.5% year-on-year in October, the highest growth since Barclaycard began publishing data on consumer finances in 2011.

Greggs and Pret give away festive freebies

High street chains Greggs and Pret a Manger have been giving away their latest Christmas releases for free as part of the run-up to the festive period.

New wirecut from Baker Perkins

Equipment supplier Baker Perkins has introduced a new servo-driven version of its TruClean wirecut machine, which forms cookies and bars from soft dough.

First international competitor for Scotch Pie Awards

California-based bakery Sunblest Foods has become the first international competitor in the World Championship Scotch Pie Awards.

Asda fined £664,000 over mouse infestation at west London store

Major supermarket Asda has been fined over half a million pounds after a customer ate a bread roll covered in mouse droppings.

GALLERY: Brown’s Hotel unveils healthy afternoon tea

From January, Mayfair’s Brown’s Hotel will offer a healthy alternative to traditional afternoon tea with Tea-Tox.

Topping’s game pie wins Yorkshire Taste Award

The handcrafted game and poultry pie from Doncaster-based the Topping Pie Company has won a Yorkshire Taste Award.

CSM launches Oreo doughnut

Bakery ingredients supplier CSM Bakery Solutions has launched an Oreo doughnut.

M&S closes stores to focus on food

Marks & Spencer has announced store cuts as part of a wide strategic shake-up.

Derbyshire bakery brings back traditional Thor cake as a limited-edition

Derbyshire-based bakery Stacey’s has brought back a traditional Derbyshire cake for a limited time.

Tangerine confectionery workers begin strike over pay and conditions

Workers at the Tangerine confectionery factory in York will today (Tuesday 8 November) begin the first of four days of strike action after members of the GMB union voted to reject a pay offer.

EPP MD puts hygiene at top of agenda after Watchdog’s Asda exposé

European Process Plant’s (EPP) MD Steve Merritt has reacted to the BBC’s investigative programme Watchdog’s shaming of Asda over its unhygienic baskets by stating that washing machine production line Colussi Ermes is the answer to its problems.

Walkers products set to rise by 5p following weakening of the pound

Britain's biggest crisp brand Walkers is set to increase prices of its products by 5p as a result of the pound weakening.

Can Kingsmill’s new Super Toasty loaf deliver the ‘best ever toast’?

Allied Bakeries has unveiled a new Kingsmill loaf that it claims offers consumers the ‘best ever toast’.

Christmas Entremet winner announced

From a 28-strong list of entrants, to a short list of five pastry chefs, the winner of the 2016 Classic Fine Foods Christmas Entremet competition has been crowned.

Study says baked goods contain highest levels of salt

Baked goods are among the biggest contributors to high levels of salt consumption by US children, researchers have claimed.

Did you work at Park Cake Bakeries between 1976 and 1981?

A former worker at Park Cake Bakeries, Oldham, is trying to track down his old colleagues for a 40-year reunion.

James Martin to open Manchester food-to-go bakery

TV chef James Martin is set to bring food-to-go bakery concept James Martin Kitchen to Manchester’s Piccadilly Station.

Danish bakery brand set to open first UK outlet next year

Danish bakery brand Ole & Steen is set to broaden its business overseas after securing a site St James’ Market, London.

Bakery included in Lidl’s planned extension of Croydon store

A new bakery is among expansion plans for Lidl’s store in Norbury, South London.

How Brexit uncertainty is pushing up bakery costs

Key bakery ingredients have soared in price following the Brexit referendum as weak sterling hits the cost of imports.

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What Mary did next: BBC reveals former Bake Off star’s new role

Mary Berry is to present a new food-focused BBC One TV series exploring stately homes.

Good availability boosts use of home-grown wheat

Greater availability of home-grown milling grade wheat and a reduced competitiveness of imports has boosted the use of GB wheat.

Tunnock’s succeeds in factory extension

Biscuit company Tunnock’s has been granted permission by council chiefs to build a multi-million-pound extension to its Lanarkshire factory in Uddingston, Glasgow.

Pidy rolls out first branded retail products to Ocado

Pidy has secured its first branded retail listing as part of its ambitions to become a recognised name with UK consumers.

Holland’s unveils Micro 2 Go microwave slices range

Holland’s Pies is aiming to shake-up the on-the-go pastry market with a new range of microwaveable slices.

Peboryon Bakery creates Wallace & Gromit-inspired Cake-o-matic machine

Cornwall based business Peboryon Bakery has created a machine made out of cake that bakes its very own cakes.

Boparan records encouraging Q4 performance for branded divisions

Fox’s Biscuits and Goodfellas pizza owner Boparan Holdings has reported a positive branded divisional performance with Q4 like-for-like sales up 3.2% to £91.1m.

Fourth consecutive quarter of LFL growth at Morrisons

Morrisons – which was crowned In-store Bakery Retailer of the Year at the Baking Industry Awards in September – has reported its fourth consecutive increase in like-for-like sales.

The Cheese Truck smashes £100k crowdfunding goal

Grilled cheese street food operator The Cheese Truck has smashed its crowdfunding target of £100k after an investment of more than £50k in less than 24 hours.

Buoyant first half for Tate & Lyle

Global ingredients supplier Tate & Lyle has seen a strong first half, boosting its expectations for its full-year results.

Aunt Bessie’s launches I’m a Celebrity-themed dessert pie

William Jackson Food Group brand Aunt Bessie’s has launched a Dingo Dollar dessert pie ahead of the 16th series of ITV’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.

Patisserie Valerie set to open second Northern Ireland store

High street bakery Patisserie Valerie is set to open another store in Belfast, which will create 20 new jobs.

Creams British Luxury given the go-ahead for two new stores

Artisan café chain Creams British Luxury is to open two stores in Kent.

Irwin’s launches new low-sugar range for families

Northern Ireland bakery Irwin’s has created a new range of low-sugar products aimed at families.

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Churros, bao buns and mini treats – Waitrose reveals hot food trends of 2016

Churro-styled doughnuts and steamed bao buns have been flagged up as some of the hottest foods of 2016 by Waitrose.

FDF holds Exiting the EU event

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has held a landmark Exiting the EU event with former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg among a number of key speakers.

Barry Callebaut stays bullish amid ‘difficult’ European market

Chocolate giant Barry Callebaut Group said it bucked a difficult trading in Europe to grow sales of its products to food manufacturers.

Krispy Kreme launches three new doughnut treats

Doughnut brand Krispy Kreme has added three new doughnuts to its range - the Bonfire Toffee, Gingerbread Ring and Smores doughnuts.

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