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Is bread helping to destroy the planet?

Scientists have published research that claims a single loaf produced in the UK contributes as much to global warming as more than half a kilogram (kg) of carbon dioxide.

Dawn supplies new coconut range

Dawn Foods has launched a seasonal range of finished and part-finished coconut bakery products.

Dawn launches competition for bakers

Dawn Foods has launched a promotion across some of its top products that will see hundreds of prizes given to high street bakers.

Muffin Break in Make-a-Wish charity partnership

Muffin Break has announced a new partnership with children’s charity Make-A-Wish UK.

Finsbury introduces new Batman, Paw Patrol and My Little Pony cakes

Finsbury Food Group has introduced three new licensed character cakes from Batman, Paw Patrol and My Little Pony.

Carrs Foods adds rye bread duo to Baker Street range

Carrs Foods has added two new rye breads into its Baker Street range - a Seeded Rye Bread and Rye & Wheat Bread.

Welsh Hills wins export award

Family-run operation Welsh Hills Bakery triumphed at the South and Mid Wales Chambers Welsh Business Awards in the Success in Overseas Trade category and went on to be named overall winner on the night.

Bosch launches packaging site for bakers

Bosch Packaging Technology has rolled out a microsite designed to help producers find the right machinery systems. 

£3m expansion plans for Pecan Deluxe Candy

North Yorkshire ingredients manufacturer Pecan Deluxe Candy is to spend £3m on an ambitious European expansion programme.

Baravelli’s commissioned by Harrods for Easter Egg range

Conwy-based chocolatier Baravelli’s has been approached by Harrods to produce a dozen handmade Easter eggs.

Warburtons makes Sunday Times’ Best Big Companies list again

Warburtons has been selected among the Sunday Times’ Best Big Companies list for the second year in a row.

Allied Bakeries’ margins fall in competitive bread market

Intense competition in the UK bread market has taken its toll on margins at Kingsmill owner Allied Bakeries.

The Bread Maker seeks funds to open support centre

Aberdeenshire-based bakery The Bread Maker is aiming to raise £20k to open a support centre for adults with learning disabilities.

Packaging provider to benefit from £2m investment

Thermoformed packaging product provider DMD 2000 is to continue its expansion following a new £2 million investment.

Greggs falls ‘fowl’ of persistent thief

A branch of high street chain Greggs, in Scotland’s Arbroath, is being terrorised daily by a bird that staff have named Steven Seagull.

Consumer spending confidence ‘at highest level on record’

British consumer spending confidence is at its highest recorded level, according to analysts Nielsen.

CBA takes action in face of business rates furore

Trade body the Craft Bakers’ Association (CBA) has raised concerns about the impact of business rates hikes with Chancellor Philip Hammond.

Food industry ‘being sacrificed to keep prices low’

Food safety expert professor Chris Elliott has called for a new approach to food at The City Food Lecture 2017.

New MD for West Cornwall Pasty Co

Samworth Brothers-owned West Cornwall Pasty Company (WCPC) has appointed Tony Keating as its new managing director.

Coeliac UK to share gluten-free pancake recipes for Shrove Tuesday

Coeliac UK is sharing its ‘tried-and-tested’ gluten-free pancake recipes for Shrove Tuesday (28 February).

Queen’s wedding cake saved by 3D scanning technology

A replica of one of the wedding cakes presented to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in 1947 has been repaired using 3D technology, developed by the University of Warwick.

AMF Bakery Systems promote Jason Ward as president

AMF Bakery Solutions has promoted its vice-president Jason Ward to president with immediate effect.

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Baker puts £8.17 price tag on sausage rolls to highlight business rates threat

Two Magpies Bakery in Southwold has hit the national press after advertising sausage rolls for £8.17 – a 177% mark-up on the usual £2.95 price tag.

Brownings the Bakers ends trademark row with Kilmarnock football club

Brownings the Bakers has ended its trademark disagreement with Kilmarnock Football Club.

Oxford’s Bakery creates biscuit to mark connection with Elizabethan explorer

Sherborne-based business Oxford’s Bakery has created a unique biscuit marking the town’s connection with Sir Walter Raleigh.

Pie at centre of potential FA investigation

Sutton United’s hopes of FA Cup glory may be pie in the sky, but the non-league’s side reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw could face disciplinary action from the Football Association after eating a pie on the bench in the team’s loss to Arsenal.

BSB announces Morrisons’ Andy Clegg as main speaker for spring conference

Morrisons category manager of bakery Andy Clegg will be keynote speaker at this year’s British Society of Baking (BSB) spring conference.

Topping Pie exports to New Zealand

Doncaster-based The Topping Pie Company has shipped its first orders to New Zealand.

UK food and drink exports exceeds £20bn

Exports of baked goods including bread rose 11.3% year on year to £117.6m in 2016, according to new figures from the Food & Drink Federation (FDF).

Yellow Door Bakery creates ale made from sourdough yeast

Northern Ireland-based business Yellow Door Bakery has partnered with craft brewery Pokertree Brewing of Carrickmore to create a new beer from sourdough yeast.

Knead Bakery devises chocolate crumpet range

London-based business Knead Bakery has unveiled two innovative chocolate crumpet products.

Federation of Bakers relaunches with new logo and website

The Federation of Bakers (FOB) has unveiled a new logo and website following its move to new offices.

National Doughnut Week registration opens

Registration for National Doughnut Week is now open for bakeries who want to get involved in fundraising activities.

New crispbread flavours from Easy Bean

Somerset-based food-to-go producer Easy Bean will launch Cheddar Crunch and Seaweed & Sesame versions of its Chickpea Crispbread next month.

Maître Choux launches the Paris Brest éclair

Specialist patisserie Maître Choux has unveiled its newest éclair – the Paris Brest.

VIDEO: How technology can play a big role in the baking industry

British Baker spoke with Shilpa Agarwal, sales and marketing director for the Indian market, on how food-tech companies are currently thriving in India.

Bakers left ‘devastated’ following government report on underpaid staff

Bakers have hit out at a report naming businesses that have underpaid staff – saying it is ‘misleading’ and has branded ‘honest people’ as criminals.

National Toast Day

The annual day to celebrate toast is back on 23 February in association with Kingsmill and Tiptree World Bread Awards.

Hovis invests £6m to revamp Granary and Seed Sensations recipes

UK baking giant Hovis has invested £6m to re-vamp its Seed Sensations and Granary products following improvements made across its Soft White loaves.

Ritz launches £4m ‘Baked to Perfection’ campaign

Savoury biscuit brand Ritz has unveiled a new marketing push.

Addo Food Group partners with charity to tackle food waste

Addo Food Group has partnered with food redistribution charity FareShare to fight hunger and food waste by donating products to those in need.

Costello’s invests £150k in new production facility

Yorkshire-based business Costello’s Bakery has announced that it will invest £150k in a production facility in Malton, which is set to open by March 2017.

REVEALED: Five big trends driving the food-to-go market

Grocery research organisation IGD has identified the top five trends that will shape the food-to-go market for the future.

The Polish Bakery scoops Business of the Year Award

West London business The Polish Bakery has been crowned Business of the Year at the West London Business Awards

Pan’Artisan launches breadstick range

Pan’Artisan has launched a six-strong breadstick range called Artisan Speciality Breads.

Crosta & Mollica secures major new listing at Sainsbury’s

Italian baked goods supplier Crosta & Mollica has secured a listing in 500 Sainsbury’s stores nationwide for its five-core range.

VIDEO: A day in the life of an Indian baked goods distributor

British Baker spent a day with one of India’s leading food distributors, TJUK Trade Networks, which showed multimedia reporter Ashley Williams the process of delivering baked goods from start to finish.

Prue Leith in the running to become The Great British Bake Off judge

Chef and author Prue Leith is a contender to replace Mary Berry as a judge for The Great British Bake Off (GBBO).

Lantmännen Unibake revamps Americana brand

Bakery supplier Lantmännen Unibake UK has revamped its Americana brand.

Speciality Breads creates scone-brioche hybrid the Scioche

Kent-based Speciality Breads has created a scone-brioche hybrid claimed to be a world first.

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