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Hilton launches cupcake competition

The golden ticket cupcake competition at Hilton London Bankside gives guests the chance to win prizes including spa breaks and hotel stays.

Cornelius joins with New Holland Extraction to develop into Europe

Speciality ingredients supplier Cornelius is teaming up with New Holland Extraction to continue its development within Europe.

Bakery finalists announced in Product Excellence Awards

The Caterer has announced the shortlist for the 2016 Product Excellence Awards.

Artichoke sourdough set to raise funds for charity

London-based The Bread Factory has teamed up with executive chef Nieves Barragán Mohacho from Michelin-star restaurant Barrafina to develop an artichoke sourdough, with all profits to be donated to Action Against Hunger.

Tesco continues growth curve amid competitive environment

Supermarket giant Tesco 'is regaining competitiveness' in its core UK business as it records a seventh consecutive quarter of growth.

Le Cordon Bleu launches bakery diploma

World-famous culinary school Le Cordon Bleu, based in London, has launched a new bakery diploma, the Diplôme de Boulangerie.

Award-winning sandwich-maker dishes out his top tips

One of the UK’s best sandwich makers, David Worthing, has offered some advice on how to make an award-winning sandwich.

Krispy Kreme abandons £200m London flotation

Doughnut retailer Krispy Kreme has chosen to withdraw its planned £200m London flotation after announcing the 100% sale of its shares to US parent brand owner Krispy Kreme Group.

GroceryAid’s director general announces retirement

Grocery Aid’s director general Gillian Barker has announced that she will retire at the end of November after 14 years with the charity, with Steve Barnes succeeding Barker as the charity’s chief executive.

Prime Minister reveals family recipe for scones

Prime Minister Theresa May has revealed her favourite family scone recipe in an interview with the Sunday Times.

Muntons project shortlisted for energy industry award

Muntons, the Suffolk-based maltster and malted ingredients supplier, has been shortlisted for the Industrial Project of the Year by the Association of Decentralised Energy (ADE).

Aunt Bessie’s expands hot dessert portfolio

The William Jackson Food Group brand Aunt Bessie’s has expanded its hot dessert selection with two new variant pudding pots.

Burton’s adds festive flavour to savoury snacks

Burton’s Biscuit Company has extended its savoury snacks portfolio with a festive option in the run-up to Christmas.

Menu development helps boost Greggs’ sales

High street bakery retailer Greggs has said its Balanced Choice and breakfast products have been popular over the summer months, as it released its third-quarter trading statement to 1 October.

Lorraine Hendle joins GroceryAid board

Lorraine Hendle, divisional managing director at William Reed publishing house is to join the board of GroceryAid trustees.

New Kingsmill Toasties ‘disrupt’ breakfast

Allied Bakeries is tapping into the increasing popularity of the breakfast market with the launch of Kingsmill Toasties, which it says will disrupt the market.

Kara brings new traybakes to foodservice arena

Finsbury Food Group’s foodservice brand Kara has introduced a new range of traybakes and mallow bombes to the market.

BIAs feature on BBC

Baker of the Year Dominic Salter of The Sandwich Box in Cheltenham and Salt Bakehouse has appeared on BBC Points West with his Baking Industry Award (BIA).

Biscuiteers aims for growth via crowdfunding

Handmade biscuits company Biscuiteers is launching a crowdfunding campaign with Crowdcube in a bid to achieve accelerated growth.

BB’s launches charity muffin with Ronan Keating

BB’s has launched Mrs Pink Muffin in aid of breast cancer charity The Marie Keating Foundation, founded by pop star Ronan Keating.

Hovis records £19m loss in second year of trading

UK baking giant Hovis has recorded a £19m loss in its second year of trading since Premier Foods wrote off part if its investment into the company.

Premier chairman steps down

Premier Foods has announced that David Beever will step down as chairman of the company in 2017.

Délifrance partners Michelin Guide launch

The 2017 Michelin Guide for Great Britain & Ireland launches today in London, partnered by bakery Délifrance.

BSB vice-chairman visits UCB

The vice-chairman of the British Society of Baking (BSB), Paul Turner, met with students at University College Birmingham (UCB) to talk about the society’s autumn conference.

Bread used for marketing not eating?

Supermarkets deliberately bake too much bread in-store as a marketing tool to attract shoppers, according to food waste charities.

Baked goods must become less sweet or smaller says government

Restaurants have been ordered to cut the size of their puddings by the government, or face being named and shamed.

5am queues outside new Ansel bakery

Dominique Ansel opened his bakery in London at 8am this morning, and London loves it. To celebrate, here are some exclusive images of the first Dominique Ansel Bakery (DAB) in Europe.

Bakkavör’s baking lesson for teenagers

Bakkavör, the fresh prepared food manufacturer, has hosted a cooking masterclass for young people from the Prince’s Trust to teach them how to bake cakes.

Edme extols benefits of sprouted grains

Ingredients supplier and manufacturer Edme is ramping up sales of its new Wholesoft concept in a bid to counteract declining sales of bread and bakery products and appeal to millennial consumers.

River Cottage Deli earns permanent premises at ExCeL

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage Deli has opened a permanent site at London’s ExCeL, following a successful pop-up earlier this year.

McVitie’s launches Hobnob Flapjack variety packs

United Biscuits-owned McVitie’s has announced the launch of the brand new multipack Hobnob Flapjacks with a selection of three different variants in the range.

UK e-commerce grocery market grows by 6.9%

According a report published by Kantar Worldpanel, sales of groceries in the UK through e-commerce platforms has increased by 6.9% in the 12 months to June 2016.

Primary school catering manager crowned Big School Bake Off winner

Sarah Levenson, catering manager from Lordsgate Township CofE Primary school, has been crowned winner of competition the Big School Bake Off, organised by Unilever Food Solutions.

Macphie introduces 30% reduced sugar range

Food ingredients manufacturer Macphie has unveiled that it will cut out 30% of sugar in its latest range of cakes and frostings.

British Airways confirms partnership with M&S

Major airline British Airways (BA) has confirmed that it will scrap its free food and drink on its short flights and will offer passengers the Marks & Spencer snacks and sandwich range.

Casting call for female bakers

London-based production company Ridley Scott Associates (RSA) films are looking for female bakers to feature in a new TV advertising campaign.

Ministry of Cake director to share success story

MD of Ministry of Cake, Chris Ormrod, will share his success story with aspiring food entrepreneurs on the 12-13 November at the Bread and Butter festival at the Institute of Directors, London.

Le Chouxnut arrives at Selfridges

London-based Bijou Choux, creator of Le Chouxnut, an éclair-doughnut hybrid, has seen its products listed in the foodhall of upmarket UK retailer Selfridges this month.

Kellogg’s hires new MD

Snacks and Cereal manufacturer, Kellogg’s has appointed Dave Lawlor as managing director of its UK and Ireland division.

High gluten consumption for babies could enhance coeliac disease risk

Babies who consume high amounts of gluten products before the age of two are at higher risk of developing coeliac disease, according to researchers.

Songbird Bakery brings Greggs-inspired cakes to Newcastle

Middlesbrough-based cupcake business, Songbird Bakery has baked cake versions of Greggs’-style pasties, sandwiches and sandwich rolls for Greggs’ head office.

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Matthew Verity, business unit director - chilled & bakery, Kantar Worldpanel
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BSB puts in final preparation for autumn conference

The British Society of Baking (BSB) has issued a final call for industry members wishing to take part in its autumn conference on 11 and 12 October, as the event is nearly sold out.

Sainsbury’s sees slight second-quarter drop

Sainsbury’s has seen total retail sales (excluding fuel) fall 0.4% in its second quarter results to 24 September 2016.

World Chocolate Masters looks to future

Chocolate competition The World Chocolate Masters is set to kick off is national pre-selections in the run-up to the 2017/18 event.

Sainsbury’s extends delivery trial

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

Matthew Walker moves into gluten-free market

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

Pidy takes straight-sided option in latest range

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

Burtree Puddings to supply Christmas puddings for English Heritage visitors

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.

AHDB survey records three-year high in British wheat

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.

Maison Blanc store review risks 300 jobs

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.

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