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GALLERY: Is your bakery making the most of market trends?

Matthew Verity, business unit director, chilled and bakery at Kantar Worldpanel UK, addressed the recent British Society of Baking (BSB) Autumn Conference.

Merangz owner Flower & White moving to new site in Telford

Sweet treats Flower & White is moving from its premises in Shrewsbury to Telford in January next year as it looks to build on its success in the UK.

Quarter of British population opt for free-from products

More than a quarter of the British population purchase free-from products as a lifestyle choice, according to research by Harris Interactive.

The Flour Station launches first permanent site

Bread Holdings, parent company of Gail’s and artisan baker The Bread Factory, has opened the first permanent site for its sourdough brand The Flour Station.

New Found Joy lands £20k listing deal with Tesco

Gluten-free bakery New Found Joy has secured a listing from Tesco that brings six of its traybakes to shelves in a number of Northern Ireland stores.

Miss Macaroon opens its doors for the first time

Social entrepreneur Rosie Ginday has unveiled the UK’s first French macaron shop and prosecco bar Miss Macaroon in Great Western Arcade, Birmingham.

VIDEO: how to make a beautiful chocolate cake topper

British Baker spent the day with chocolate and cocoa supplier Callebaut. It wants to show bakers that making beautiful desserts with higher price points is easy. Want us to prove it? If we can do it, you definitely can…

Lidl and Aldi’s growth driven by millennials

Growth in discount retailers Lidl and Aldi is being driven by millennials, whose spend on grocery shopping is rising three times faster than that of the overall population, according to Nielsen.

GALLERY: Bakers whip up Halloween sweet treats

Bakers from across the nation were in full Halloween spirit yesterday after whipping up spooky (trick or) treats.

Get Stuffed sandwich shop selected as finalists for national awards

Hamilton-based sandwich shop Get Stuffed has been chosen as a finalist at the British Takeaway Awards in London.

Cornish Pasty Heritage Centre wants your help

Britain’s first Cornish Pasty Heritage Centre is asking the public to donate artefacts to help tell its story.

FSA publishes summary of food incidents

Allergy alerts accounted for more than half the product recall notices issued by the Food Standards Agency between July and September this year.

Bells Food Group strikes pie deal with Lidl

Scottish pastry manufacturer Bells Food Group has secured a deal to supply discount retailer Lidl with a range of nine pies across 91 Scotland stores.

Unifiller launches iPump

Portioning equipment manufacturer Unifiller has launched iPump, which it says can transfer product without compromising on quality or production space. 

Sandwich chain opens fifth UK site

American sandwich chain Quiznos has opened its fifth UK site in Maidstone, with local firm Speciality Breads’ white and brown loaves taking centre stage on the menu.

Mono introduces new deck loader

Mono has unveiled an Integrated Deck Loader designed to take the strain out of manually loading each oven deck. 

Mondelēz brands boost organic sales in third quarter

Mondelēz brands Oreo, Ritz and Cadbury Dairy Milk have contributed to the multinational's organic sales increase of 1.1% in the third quarter.

Kara crowned cake winner

Finsbury Food Group foodservice brand Kara has been crowned the cake winner at the 2016 Café Quality Food Awards.

What is the number one biscuit choice for British workers?

A survey conducted by national workplace law consultancy, protecting.co.uk has concluded that Britain’s favourite biscuit in the place of work is...

Flower & White unveils Christmas range

Shrewsbury-based dessert maker Flower & White has launched its festive lines.

Small business campaign set to boost independent bakers

Independent bakers are being encouraged to join a campaign designed to put small businesses in the spotlight.

Sandwich producers wary over automated system

Sandwich manufacturers are wary of being the first to market with a fully-automated sandwich system, according to a report from the British Sandwich Association (BSA).

Paul UK opens Earls Court branch

Bakery chain Paul UK is set to take its total number of UK shops to 36 with the opening of a store at Earls Court, London.

Nairn’s partners with Amanda Hamilton to launch new campaign

Manufacturer Nairn’s has partnered with Scottish broadcaster and nutritionist Amanda Hamilton for its new Naturally Energising Challenge campaign.

Holland’s launches Steak and Guinness Golden Ale pie

Lancashire baker Holland’s has joined forces with Guinness again to produce a Steak and Guinness Golden Ale Pie.

Waitrose rolls out Heston Blumenthal Persian-inspired Christmas pud

Waitrose is expecting another sell-out success from Heston Blumenthal with the roll-out this month of his latest Christmas pudding creation.

How Queen Victoria really was partial to a Victoria sponge

Hot on the heels of the Bake Off finale, University of Warwick food historian Professor Rebecca Earle investigates the history of the Victoria sponge.

GALLERY: Bobbi Brown marks 25 years with cakes galore

The make-up giant is marking 25 years in business with an exclusive afternoon tea at Balthazar London brasserie in Covent Garden.

The Great British Bake Off. Episode ten: The Final

Cathryn Dresser, GBBO series three contestant takes us through series 7 with an expert eye... Who was crowned champion? Who made a right pavlova of it? Oh... AND SHE'S WRITTEN A SONG ABOUT IT! 

High street store decline continues to accelerate

High street stores have taken a major hit, with PwC research produced by the Local Data Company finding that 15 stores closed every day in the first six months of this year.

Lidl could potentially introduce click and collect system to UK stores

Discount retailer Lidl could potentially introduce click and collect for groceries in the UK, following its launch in stores across Germany later this year.

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Tesco trial digital receipts

Tesco has introduced a trial of a contactless system that sends a proof of purchase to customers’ smartphones.

Biscuiteers secures £550k crowdfunding target

Online handmade biscuit retailer Biscuiteers has exceeded its initial £550,000 funding target on equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube by almost £50k.

New York Bakery Co scales back pre-tax losses

The New York Bakery Co has steadied its sales and has cut its losses during a strong year.

Princess Anne opens £6m Wrights Food Group factory

HRH The Princess Royal this week officially opened a £6m Wrights Food Group factory in Crewe.

NFU specialist reminds manufacturers over product recall issues

Paul Shattock, food and drink sector specialist at commercial insurer the National Farmers Union - trading as NFU Mutual - has reminded manufacturers of the importance of risk management to avoid product recall issues on a global scale.

Warburtons graduates go back to the olden days

Graduates working for Warburtons have explored how bread was baked before the invention of modern ovens at Openfield’s Sacrewell Mill, Peterborough.

Campaigners urge food manufacturers to support reformulation programme

Action on Sugar (AoS) has prodded food manufacturers to support Public Health England’s voluntary reformulation programme.

Grocery searches soar across mobile devices

Shoppers searched for groceries on their smartphones 11% more in Q3 2016 compared to the previous quarter, according to Google and the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

Artisan food sales benefit smaller manufacturers

Sales of artisan food have helped smaller and medium-sized manufacturers to grow profit margins to 6.8% of turnover over the past year, according to research by law firm EMW.

Soreen supports hospital’s ‘Bake it Better’ charity campaign

Samworth Brothers-owned malt loaf maker Soreen has supported Great Ormond Street Hospital’s charity campaign Bake It Better after donating £5,000.

Costa continues multiple channel strategy as sales rise

Costa’s total UK retail sales rose 10.1% in the first half of 2016/17 amid total revenue growth for Whitbread of 8.1% to £1.6bn in the six months to 1 September 2016.

Most Marvellous Baking scoops savoury snacks accolade

Northamptonshire-based artisan bakery Most Marvellous Baking has won the savoury snacks category in the Good Choice! Quality Food Awards in London.

Finsbury extends celebration and Thorntons lines

Finsbury Food Group has added three new celebration cakes to its line-up, as well as six new luxurious lines to its Thorntons Cakes range.

Destiny celebrates new partnership with savoury range

The Manchester-based foodservice patisserie firm and distributor Destiny Foods has partnered with Devon-based prepared foods manufacturer Little & Cull.

Vegan baker retains national accolade

Leicestershire baker Michelle Orme has retained her ‘Best Vegan Bakery’ title at the annual Vegfest UK awards in London at the weekend (Saturday 22 October).

Allied Bakeries invites aspiring bakers to its factory

Allied Bakeries has welcomed 29 primary school children from Carryduff, Northern Ireland for a guided tour of its bakery and a pancake decorating demonstration.

Ashers Bakery loses court appeal over ‘gay cake’ row

Belfast-based business Ashers Bakery has lost its appeal against a court ruling that its refusal to make a ‘gay cake’ was discriminatory.

Mono launches new oven range

The new BX Eco-Wash Convection Oven range from Swansea-based Mono Equipment is the result of consultation with bakeries and major food-to-go outlets, according to the bakery and foodservice equipment manufacturer.

Whole grains linked to healthy hearts

Whole grains may help significantly lower the risk of heart disease in overweight and obese adults who are under the age of 50, according to a new study.

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