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Cleo Rocos promotes sugar alternative

Actress, producer and presenter Cleo Rocos, who has developed a tequila brand AquaRiva, is now targeting the bakery market with an organic agave syrup under the same brand, after spending time in Mexico to source the finest quality.

Barry Callebaut extends supply partnership with Mondelēz

The Barry Callebaut Group is to acquire and integrate the chocolate production facility of Mondelēz International in Halle, Belgium, resulting in a long-term supply agreement between the two companies.

lunch! exhibition returns to London next week

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.

Zut alors! No fries at McDonald’s

Fast food chain McDonald's has opened a pilot standalone café in Paris that serves a range including macarons and muffins, but no burgers.

Chiltern Society Awards best local bakeries

Three local bakers in the Chilterns region are celebrating after winning Real Bread Awards from the Chiltern Society.

Cashless Keuken launches in London

New “faster, fresher” food-to-go brand Keuken has opened its first store, on Eldon Street, London.

The Great British Bake Off 2016. Episode four: batter

Cathryn Dresser, GBBO series three contestant and baker extraordinaire, takes us through series 7 with an expert eye… she’s flippin’ great.

Morrisons reveals upbeat progress amid industry wins

Retailer Morrisons has seen like-for-like sales (excluding fuel and VAT) rise by 1.4% for the half year to 31 July 2016.

**National Cupcake Championships 2016 winners**

The icing was frosted, the sponges were squidged and the cakes were tasted, and the winners are:

Miss Macaroon prepares to launch

Birmingham social enterprise company Miss Macaroon will be opening its first shop in Birmingham’s Great Western Arcade in the last week of October.

Ocado sales climb despite price wars

Group sales at Ocado climbed 15.4% to £314 million in the third quarter, despite the chief executive indicating that price wars were expected to continue in the future.

Christmas competition for pastry chefs launched

Classic Fine Foods and Valrhona Chocolate have launched a Christmas dessert competition, where pastry chefs can win a trip to New York. 

Simmons goes purple

Simmons the Bakers will be supporting the Hospice of St Francis’ Grow Purple fundraising challenge at its 34 shops in October.

Lidl investigates Muffin choking incident

A one-year-old girl almost died after choking on a piece of plastic inside a mini-muffin bought from the Lidl store in Darlington, according to reports in the Daily Mail.

Food-to-go outlets slammed for unhealthy breakfasts

High street food-to-go operators including Greggs, Starbucks, Costa, Pret and Caffè Nero have been slammed for selling unhealthy breakfast lines in a new survey.

Costa Express hits the 6,000 mark

Costa Express has installed its 6,000th self-serve coffee bar globally in Tesco High Wycombe and says it is on track to have more than 8,000 machines by 2020.

From left: BBC Victorian Baker John Foster, Michele Shirlow from Food NI and Tim Andrew, Andrew Ingredients
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Irish baking workshop talks innovation

Innovation and quality were the focus at a recent Thinking Outside the Bap workshop held at Andrew Ingredients, Lisburn, suppliers of ingredients to the Irish baking and food industry.

Scotty Brand and Kerrs celebrate Asda listing

Scotland’s Scotty Brand has gained a £150,000 listing with Asda to stock two cake lines in Scottish stores, with both lines handmade by Motherwell’s Kerrs Bakery.

Nisbets to open two new shops in September

Catering equipment supplier Nisbets is opening two new shops this month, in the cities of York and Chelmsford.

Soreen continues product range expansion

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.

Coup de Pates appoints new director of creation and innovation

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

Manchester bakery Sheldon’s remains upbeat

Manchester wholesale bakery GH Sheldon’s saw a sharp drop in profits in the year to the end of February, according to its recently filed annual accounts.

End of an era for Burton’s Biscuits

Planning permission is set to be granted for almost 300 new homes to be built on the former Burton’s biscuit factory site in Moreton, Wirral.

Bake Off to move to Channel 4

The Great British Bake Off is to move from the BBC to Channel 4 from the next series on, after producer of the show Love Productions signed a new three-year agreement with the broadcasting company.

Scottish Bakers president Craig McPhie with a bolt of tartan

Scottish Bakers unveils 125th anniversary tartan

Carr’s Flour Mills has registered an exclusive tartan for trade body Scottish Bakers  to celebrate its 125th anniversary.

Paul UK flags up a birthday

The Paul UK bakery chain is celebrating the first birthday of its Le Restaurant De Paul at Tower 42 in London with a French flag promotion.

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Lobby groups renew call for action on childhood obesity

Lobby groups have renewed calls for action as they pick over the latest National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) published by Public Health England last week.

The Co-op's Truly Irresistible range will be renamed Irresistible
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Co-op overhauls own-label range

A range of bakery products are set to be repackaged as The Co-op shakes up its 3,500-line own-label offer.

Street Eats set for growth at new £4m processing centre

Food-to-go company Street Eats has moved into a state-of-the-art food processing centre as it pushes to become one of the leading food-to-go producers in the UK.

Finalists bask in the post-BIA limelight

Finalists and winners in the Baking Industry Awards have been in the media spotlight since the ceremony at London’s Hilton Park Lane hotel last week.

Abbey make two appointments to senior team

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

Lidl announces new CEO

Lidl UK has appointed Christian Härtnagel as its CEO with immediate effect, following the surprise departure of Ronny Gottschlich last week.

ABF posts positive trading update

Associated British Foods was upbeat about its UK bakery, sugar, ingredients and cereals businesses as it posted a trading update this morning, with underlying profit said to be “ahead of expectations”.

BB’s Coffee & Muffins opening creates new jobs

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.

Greggs introduces a lower-calorie, lower-fat sourdough pasty

Bakery chain Greggs is introducing sourdough pasties with less than 300 calories and up to two-thirds less fat and saturated fat than its standard pasty.

Puratos UK unveils £1.27m innovation centre

Bakery supplier Puratos UK today unveiled a £1.27m innovation centre at its UK Fringford Mill site near Bicester, Oxfordshire.

Real Good Food in upbeat mood

Real Good Food executive chairman Pieter Totté has issued a bullish statement on group trading in advance of the company’s annual general meeting today.

Linwoods Bakery recalls loaf

Northern Ireland-based Linwoods Bakery is recalling its Multigrain Loaf due to an inconsistent emphasis of wheat ingredients and a soya ingredient, according to the Food Standards Agency.

New online learning webinar launched

A new webinar, ‘How to embed online learning into your organisation’, aims to explore how the food and drink sector is changing in regards to technology, especially when it comes to staff training and compliance.

Macphie throws Cherry Bakewell into the mix

Macphie has added a new Cherry Bakewell flavour to its Sensations range of mixes.

Lower-fat pasty from Proper Cornish

Cornish pasty manufacturer Proper Cornish has launched a lower-fat pasty aimed at providing great-tasting, nutritional foods as part of a more balanced diet. 

Bakery takes ‘more masculine’ approach

The Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2016, held this week, saw one bakery company stage a fightback against “cutesy” bakery.

GALLERY: Macmillan 25,000 biscuit sculpture

In celebration of the millions of people around the UK who make the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning a record-breaking fundraising event, Macmillan Cancer Support has built the UK skyline from biscuits.

**VIDEO** Meet your BIA 2016 winners

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.

Pork Farms develops sausage roll snack pack

Pork Farms, part of Addo Foods Group, has launched a snack pack for its Wall’s sausage rolls range after collaborating with speciality packaging manufacturer, Parkside.

East Midlands bakery invests £75k in equipment

East Midlands bakery Luke Evans has invested £75,000 in new equipment, which will allow it to produce up to 9,000 bread rolls an hour.

Anger at changes to Sainsbury’s meal deal sandwiches

There has been a social media backlash after Sainsbury’s removed Taste the Difference options from its £3 meal deal. The range has been renamed On The Go, and still includes a drink, sandwich and snack.

Soreen Lunchbox Loaves approved by Mumpanel

Mumpanel, a 15,000-strong online forum, has said 95% of its members would recommend the loaves to other parents.

Macmillan launches 25,000 biscuit sculpture

Charity Macmillan Cancer Support is showcasing artwork featuring an entire British skyline made out of 25,000 biscuits in London.

Gail’s expands in Herts and London

Gail’s Artisan Bakery, the Luke Johnson-backed group, is to open sites in St Albans, Hertfordshire and One Tower Bridge, London.

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