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Bakeries among FDF awards shortlist

The Food and Drink Federation has announced its shortlist for its awards evening on the 22 September at The Brewery in London.

Baker takes steps to counter Brexit effect

Britain’s only organic gluten-free bakery is looking to expand into Europe in a bid to combat escalating costs caused by Brexit.

Cupcakes and Shhht to take part in a relaunched street food market

Gluten-free and vegan bakery Cupcakes and Shhht will be attending London’s street food scene, KERB Camden Market, which will officially open to the public on Friday 12 August.

Finsbury celebrates new licensed cake additions

Finsbury Food Group has created two new celebration cakes to coincide with the launch of two blockbuster movies this summer.

Former Gordon Ramsay chef to open own bakery

Craig Poynter, who used to work at Gordons Ramsay’s restaurant, is set to open up his own Artisan bakery in Nottingham.

Norfolk bakery expands business with lucrative deals

Norfolk-based bakery Sponge Cakes has expanded its business by securing deals with sports clubs, royal palaces and attractions around the UK.

Free-from bakery a major player in Tesco/Holland & Barrett trial

As many as 50 free-from bakery products are being sold at Tesco’s first Holland & Barrett ‘store within a store’ pilot site.

Craft baker gains listing with Japanese retailer

A Derbyshire bakery is gearing up to prepare almost 15,000 puddings for one of Japan’s largest department stores.

Aspiring bakers to attend Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink festival

Aspiring bakers will flock to the Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink festival this weekend, which will include celebrity chefs The Hairy Bikers (Si King and Dave Myers) and James Martin.

Morrisons recalls children’s cake over salmonella worries

UK supermarket, Morrisons has recalled its Busy Bee Cake after discovering that a batch of its stock may contain traces of salmonella.

Urban Eat extends sandwiches and wraps

Food to go brand Urban Eat has developed a range of sandwiches and wraps aimed at vegetarians and vegans.

Country Choice bakery items to be offered in Jet petrol stations

A new coffee and snack concept selling Country Choice bakery items has been launched by petrol station brand Jet across its forecourt network.

Winners to be announced 1st August at 2pm

British Baker’s Christmas Stars to reveal winners this Monday

The entries are in, and the judges are ready! British Baker’s Christmas Stars will be announcing winners on Monday 1 August at 2pm.

Near sell-out for Baking Industry Awards

Bakery professionals hoping to attend this year’s Baking Industry Awards are advised to make their bookings without delay.

Bakery makes cake for reality TV star

Bedfordshire-based bakery La Belle Cake Company has baked a cake for former The Only Way is Essex star Abigail Clarke for her birthday.

Artisan baker wins award at Cotswold Life Food and Drink event

Gloucestershire-based bakery The Artisan Baker has won the Food Product of the Year award for its Nelson Loaf at the 14th annual Cotswold Life Food and Drink awards at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Brand new dessert bar opens in Manchester

Caramello Gelato and Patisserie has opened its doors for dessert lovers around Manchester to indulge in various baked puddings.

Dawn’s American Week hailed a success

The third year of Dawn Foods’ National American Sweet Bakery Week was embraced by UK bakers and deemed a success by the Evesham-based bakery ingredients supplier.

Brace’s announces sports grants

Newport-based Brace’s Bakery has announced the teams that will receive a slice of £10k as part of its Community Sport Fund.

Bakeries shortlisted in Scottish food awards

A number of bakeries and bakery manufacturers have been listed as finalists in the Food Scotland Awards 2016.

Taura celebrates 20th anniversary with on-track sales targets

Global ingredients company, Taura Natural Ingredients will celebrate its 20th anniversary with the news that its European sales are on target to increase by 20% this year.

Bakers follow their roots at local business

Traditional German bakery products are being brought to Taunton, Somerset, by newly opened Fräulein’s Bakery, owned by Lilly Rempel and Ramona Stuber-Case.

Apple named the nation’s favourite pie

A study of 2,000 people, commissioned by online market research company OnePoll, saw apple pie voted the nation’s favourite ahead of other British classics.

Bakery creates the world’s most expensive cronut

London-based artisan bakery Dum Dum Donutterie has produced the world’s most expensive ‘cronut’ – costing £1,500.

Grocery trade escapes immediate Brexit fallout

Brexit has had little impact on grocery share figures, according to the latest data from research firm Kantar Worldpanel.

Greencore reaps benefits of food to go

Food to go has continued to drive sales for manufacturer Greencore Group’s convenience division.

Bake-Off judge to open pastry academy

Pastry chef and Bake-Off Crème de la Crème judge Claire Clark is to open a new academy for pastry chefs in partnership with Milton Keynes College.

Lakeland Dairies survey: Butter the number-one dairy spread for consumers

Consumers have chosen butter as their preferred dairy spread, due to its taste and quality over other products, according to an independent survey commissioned by Lakeland Dairies.

Vegan baker scoops third award in 10-month spell

Leicestershire baker Michelle Orme has won her third national baking award within a period of 10 months after being crowned the ‘Best Vegan cakes/desserts’ category at the Vegan Awards UK in Sheffield over the weekend.

Tunnock’s plans multi-million pound extension

Biscuit company Tunnock’s has submitted plans for a multi-million-pound extension to its Lanarkshire factory in Uddingston.

Caption: Gordon Gafa, Tesco’s category director for bakery, commodities and wholesale operations, is a headline speaker at the BSB conference

Tesco bakery boss to headline BSB conference

Tesco bakery chief Gordon Gafa will head a star line-up of speakers at this year’s British Society of Baking (BSB) conference in October.

Baker left distraught as thief steals company’s van

Matt Fountain, founder of Glasgow-based business Freedom Bakery, has been left devastated after a thief stole the company’s van and demanded money for its return.

Bakery signs up for food and drink apprenticeship scheme

Nottingham-based bakery Butt Foods has joined a food and drink apprenticeship scheme that aims to regenerate the skills in the food and drink sector.

Greencore lays out £15m on food-to-go specialist

Greencore Group has acquired Warwickshire-based The Sandwich Factory Holdings Limited (The Sandwich Factory) from sausage-maker Cranswick.

Thoughtful Bread crowdfunds for expansion

Bath-based bakery Thoughtful Bread has asked the local business community to help it expand.

First gluten- and rice-free flour blend

Gluten-free baker Free From Fairy has launched the first ever gluten- and rice-free wholegrain flour blend – available exclusively from Honest Eats.

Morrisons pie voted best in the UK

Supermarket chain Morrisons’ £1.50 pie has been crowned the Best Pie in the United Kingdom at the recent SuperMeat Awards 2016, held in London.

Lola’s Cupcakes celebrates 10-year anniversary

Lola’s Cupcakes will mark its 10th anniversary with a series of in-store events next month.

Genius scoops Fast Track 100 award

Bakery brand Genius Gluten Free has scooped the Ones to Watch award at the 19th annual Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 awards.

Food charity fumes at bread overproduction

Food waste charity The Real Junk Food Project has hit out at retailers regarding overproduction.

Wallet Circle offers free mobile loyalty to cafés and bakeries

Digital start-up company Wallet Circle is redefining its business model so that large and small retail businesses can join its mobile loyalty app for free.

Muffin Break launches new muffin shakes

Bakery retail chain Muffin Break has introduced three new flavours of milkshake to their drinks range, which are made with actual muffins.

Starbucks to trial recyclable coffee cups

Starbucks will begin testing a new kind of recyclable coffee cup as it looks to cut waste.

Tulip muffin wrap range extended

Telford-based i2r Packaging Solutions has expanded its range of tulip muffin wraps to include both stepped and micro sizes.

Grocery Aid hails record £4.3m of welfare spending

Grocery Aid, which is the trading name of the National Grocers' Benevolent Fund (NGBF), spent £4.3m on welfare projects, according to its end of year financial results.

Dawn adds new fondants to line up

Bakery ingredients supplier Dawn Foods has launched two new fondants suitable for coating doughnuts, pastries, eclairs and desserts.

Bakery launches Cornish pasty flavoured crisps

The Great British Crisp Company, part of Warrens Bakery in Cornwall, has launched Cornish pasty flavoured crisps.

Cake Angels reveals spooky decorations range

Banbury-based decorations supplier Cake Angels has released details of its Halloween products, which will sell through major UK retailers.

Why these Brazilian cheese balls could be the future of gluten free

It looks like bread, behaves like bread and is named after bread, but Pão de Queijo is actually made from tapioca and cheese, and could be the next big thing in the lucrative gluten-free market.

Mondelēz in discussions to purchase Cadbury licence

The maker of Oreos, Mondelēz is in discussions to buy the licence to make Cadbury biscuits from UK-based biscuit maker Burton’s Biscuit Company, Sky News has been told.

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