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New bakery for Peyton and Byrne

Artisan bakery Peyton and Byrne has opened a fifth shop in the capital.

Muffin Break brings back the Duffin

Bakery café chain Muffin Break has relaunched the Duffin, with two brand new flavours alongside the original hazelnut chocolate. 

Garth Bakery recalls chocolate sponge

Garth Bakery in South Wales has recalled its chocolate sponge cake because it contains soya, which is not mentioned on the labelling. 

Amazon Fresh launches

Amazon Fresh has made its entrance into the UK grocery market, in a move which threatens Britain’s already under-pressure supermarkets.

United Biscuits part of new firm

United Biscuits (UB) owner Yildiz Holdings has combined its global biscuits and confectionery businesses to form a new company worth £3.57bn ($5.2bn).

Scottish oat brand takes bakery and cereals award

Oats-specialist Stoats is celebrating the victory of its new muesli product at the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2016.

Bakery is Northern Family Business of the Year

Family Business United (FBU) has announced Bradleys Bakery is North & Northern Ireland Family Business of the Year 2016.

M&S lunch for the Queen

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has created a picnic hamper containing pork pies for guests attending The Patron’s Lunch in honour of the Queen’s official 90th birthday.

Sainsbury’s reports ‘solid’ start to year

Sainsbury’s has reported a slight 0.8% drop in Q1 like-for-like retail sales (excluding fuel).

Tesco to sell Giraffe

Tesco is expected to announce the sale of its Giraffe restaurant chain, which has reignited speculation that the Euphorium bakery chain and coffee shop chain Harris + Hoole will be next.

TOWIE star promotes the health benefits of bread

The Federation of Bakers has teamed up with TOWIE star Georgia Kousoulou to launch a sportswear range inspired by bread. 

£1.2m investment for Northumbrian Fine Foods

Northumbrian Fine Foods Ltd (NFF), the UK’s biggest gluten-free biscuit manufacturer, is investing £1.2m in new baking production capabilities.

Morrisons’ lunch for the Queen

Morrisons has released a spoof video of 'the Queen' as it prepares to launch its own value version of the Patron’s Lunch ahead of her official 90th birthday. 

Destiny Foods’ new Viennoiserie range

The Manchester-based foodservice patisserie firm and distributor, Destiny Foods, has launched a new Viennoiserie range.

Biscuits buck sugar fears

Biscuit sales have remained strong despite health concerns around sugar, latest research by analysts Mintel has revealed. 

Tiptree sales up 10.6%

Essex-based jam and marmalade maker Tiptree has increased sales by 10.6% to exceed £40m for the first time, but profits were affected by abandoned factory expansion plans.

New gluten-free biscuits from McVitie’s

United Biscuits (UB) is to debut a gluten-free biscuit selection for the first time next month, under its McVitie’s brand. 

Sainsbury’s to increase baked free-from range

Baked goods will be featured in Sainsbury’s upcoming expansion of its free-from range, British Baker has been told.

Video: In conversation with National Cupcake Champion Helen Bollen

With the National Cupcake Championships 2016 now open for entries, British Baker caught up with last year’s Overall Winner Helen Bollen.

Pret launches veggie pop up

Pret A Manger opened its first vegetarian pop up in Soho this week. 

New director for SDEA

The Shop and Display Equipment Association (SDEA) has a new director in Antony Behiels, after Lawrence Cutler stepped down. 

New baking diploma for Nottingham

The School of Artisan Food in Nottinghamshire has secured national recognition for its Advanced Diploma in Artisan Baking.

New premium doughnut range from Dawn

Dawn Foods has launched a new range of premium ring doughnuts, each with its own end-to-end filling.

Chunk of Devon celebrates Taste of the West awards

Chunk of Devon, the artisan wholesale pastry manufacturer, is celebrating after winning 10 Taste of the West Awards, which brings its award tally to 88.

Oliver Adams saved from collapse

Oliver Adams, the Northamptonshire bakery chain which recently closed 11 sites, has entered into a Company Voluntary Agreement (CVA) – in a bid to save the company.

Get your BIA tickets before they’re all gone!

Time is running out to get your tickets for the Baking Industry Awards (BIAs) 2016. Over 80% have already gone, and we don’t want you to miss out. 

David Smart: Clean eating is a “cutesy one-liner aiming to sell books”

David Smart, president of the Craft Bakers’ Association (CBA) has claimed the clean eating movement is a “cutesy one-liner aiming to sell books.”

Sugar prices rocket

There has been a 37.9% increase in sugar prices year on year (yoy) due to concerns over dwindling supplies, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) price index.

Great Fire remembered in Worshipful Company of Bakers play

The Worshipful Company of Bakers has commissioned a new dinner play to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London.

David Smart’s blog: Last one to the bottom wins!

As a race we seem to be like the humble lemming, with the attitude: ‘let’s just jump right off that cliff and, when we do, the dumb-ass behind will just go on and jump right off after us’. Why is that? I’d love to know. 

Fiona Sample, founder of the Oswin Project
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Charity project aims to turn criminals into bakers

A new project is aiming to give prisoners a second chance by turning them into professional bakers.

Sussex-based pizzeria makes festival final

Sussex-based The Hearth has been picked from almost 2,000 pizzerias to take part in the London Pizza Festival.

Square Pie launches Brexit-themed pie poll

Square Pie has waded into the Brexit debate by launching a pie-themed poll to test the nation’s mood.

Soho Coffee acquires Apostrõphe

Soho Coffee Co, the West Country-based coffee chain, has agreed a joint venture with CH&Co. This includes the acquisition of the Apostrõphe bakery café group.

New McVitie’s twin packs

United Biscuits (UB) has announced the launch of McVitie’s To Go snack packs. 

CSM and Bako launch Euro 2016 promotion

Ingredient suppliers CSM Bakery Solutions and Bako have launched a tie-in promotion with the UEFA Euro 2016 football championships.

Bakels wins two awards

Ingredients supplier Bakels has won two titles in the 2016 Cherwell Business Awards.

New peanut butter and jam doughnut from Krispy Kreme

Doughnut chain Krispy Kreme has launched a Reese’s Peanut Butter and Jelly flavoured offering.   

New patisserie for Ainsdale

A new patisserie and macaron maker has opened in Ainsdale, Merseyside offering a range of homemade chocolates and pastries.

GroceryAid announces new director general

Food industry charity GroceryAid has appointed a new director general.

Cookie Crumbles to export to Middle East

London-based baking mix producer Cookie Crumbles has announced it will sell products across the Middle East. 

Aryzta profits up 0.9%

Swiss-Irish bakery group Aryzta Food Solutions, the company behind brands including Delice de France, has reported a 0.9% rise in underlying revenue.

New recipe and packaging for Hovis

Hovis will introduce a new ‘softer’ recipe for its Best of Both and Soft White, supported by new packaging designs.

Sugar tax unfairly aimed at the poor?

The planned sugar tax will “hit poorest families hardest” and has nothing to do with the sugar content of products, according to the Taxpayers’ Alliance (TPA).

Top chef to open Danish bakery

Michelin-starred chef Christoffer Hruskova aims to bring the taste of modern Danish baking to London with his first bakery and café.

Burton’s relaunches Chicken ‘n’ Chips

Burton’s Biscuit Company will reintroduce Chicken ‘n’ Chips, its 1980s savoury snack brand, next month. 

Destiny launches European bread range

The Manchester-based foodservice patisserie firm and distributor, Destiny Foods, has launched a new Continental Selection.

New filling for Macphie

Independent food ingredients manufacturer Macphie has announced a new belgian chocolate filling to add to its existing luxury range.

New Subway at Southampton hospital

The new Subway store at University Hospital Southampton offers patients and visitors freshly prepared subs, flatbreads and salads.

Video: National Cupcake Championships 2016 want YOU

The National Cupcake Championships 2016 are officially open for entries from the great and the good of the cupcake world.

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