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Prince of Wales visits Bettys

Bettys’ craft bakery in Starbeck was the last port of call for The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall yesterday. 

Sugar tax would save £10m a year

A tax on sugary drinks could prevent 3.7m obesity cases by 2025, according to Cancer Research UK and the UK Health Forum.

Florence Roberts training for Wrexham Half Marathon
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Village Bakery sponsors half marathon

Craft business Village Bakery has sponsored Wales’ oldest half marathon for the 21st time.

Shrewsbury baker celebrates football cup challenge with loaf

Bread and Loaf bakery in Castle Gates has produced the FA Cob, to celebrate Shrewsbury Town’s FA Cup draw with Manchester United. 

Chris Ormrod, managing director
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Ministry of Cake talks immigration on ITV News

Ministry of Cake managing director Chris Ormrod has spoken to ITV News about immigration, ahead of the Brexit referendum.

Welsh bakery to close unexpectedly

Staff at North Wales-based chain, Castle Bakery, said they had been told that the shops across Gwynedd and Anglesey were to close.

Breakfast Week web visits up 37%

AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds’ Breakfast Week 2016 has been “overwhelmed by the support” it has seen for its campaign website.

Tesco says Brits prefer their croissants straight

British consumers now prefer the straight variety of the breakfast pastry, and from today (19 February), Tesco will no longer sell curved croissants. 

Burton’s Biscuits aims to buy Fox’s

Burton’s Biscuits, the St Albans-based manufacturer, is reported to be in the early stages of talks to buy Fox’s Biscuits from Boparan Holdings.

White bread sales drop by 75%

There has been a dramatic shift away from white bread, according to the National Food Survey.

Warburtons invests £300k in charity initiative

Warburtons has announced a three-year partnership with parkrun, which organises running events across the country.

Boulder Brands UK recalls products over sesame contamination

Boulder Brands UK, which owns the Udi’s Gluten Free brand, is recalling packs of several products, due to possible contamination with sesame seeds.

Second site for Manchester bakery

Levenshulme-based bakery Trove will open a second site at Altrincham.

Pies for rail travellers on Global Scouse Day

Rail travellers across the UK will get a taste of Liverpool on 28 February.

New Starbucks drive-thru for Birmingham

Coffee chain Starbucks has brought forward new plans to open a drive-thru café in Northfield on the southern outskirts of Birmingham.

Christophe Jouan, chief executive of global trends consultancy The Future Foundation
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Indulgent food sales to fall, according to City Food Lecture

Healthy eating and indulgent products were key themes of the annual City Food Lecture.

Cadbury Fingers set for relaunch

Burton’s Biscuits, the St Albans-based manufacturer, has announced a packaging relaunch of its Cadbury Fingers line with 3 new SKUs.

The Yolkin hits London

Stand aside the Cronut, for the UK has a few amazing bakery inventions of its own. The latest is the Yolkin, a macaron ice cream sandwich, from eponymous London pop-up bakery Sammie Le.

Scotland’s Bakery of the Year contest opens

On 25 February, McGhee’s Bakery in Glasgow will play host to the launch of the 2016 Scottish Bakery of the Year competition.

Irwin’s secures seasonal Joeys buns listing

Irwin’s has secured a listing to supply Tesco with three new Easter variants of its Joeys buns.

Iceland and Waitrose rule supermarket roost, says Which?

Iceland is the nation’s top online supermarket, and Waitrose best in-store, according to a report by consumer watchdog Which?.

DESSERT PHOTOS: Ok, now you've been warned, here's the first dessert restaurant in London

Café Royal will launch on 3 March, with menus created by executive pastry chef Sarah Barber.

Bettys Ilkley redesigned

The shop at Bettys Café Tea Rooms in the centre of Ilkley is the second of the brand to be updated.

Anne Nilsson, associate professor at the food for health science centre at Lund
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Barley bread can reduce diabetes and obesity risk

Bread made using barley could cut the risk of obesity and diabetes, according to research by Lund University in Sweden.

Action on Sugar rounds on coffee shops

A “shocking” amount of sugar can be found in many hot flavoured drinks, according to Action on Sugar.

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Federation of Bakers’ annual conference

The Federation of Bakers (FOB) is to hold its AGM, annual conference and lunch on 18 May at Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham.

Pret A Manger’s first campus shop

The high street sandwich chain will start work on the new University of Exeter site in the next few weeks. 

Former baker launches online artisan food marketplace

New website Nurtured Foods aims to provide an easy-to-use marketplace for small, artisan food producers and sellers across the UK.

New York Bakery Co launches poppy seed bagel

Newly introduced poppy seed bagels from the New York Bakery Co are on sale in Asda for an RRP of £1.50 for a 360g pack. 

Prolific baker’s first book

Clive Mellum, a master baker for more than 47 years, has seen his first book published. 

Essex bakery to re-open with new name

Gilbert’s, the Essex bakery based in Leigh, will now be run by the Murphy family, and will open within the next few months. 

David Girard to pop-up at RHS Chelsea

David Girard, the Dorchester hotel’s head pastry chef, has collaborated with designer florist Philip Hammond to create an afternoon tea for the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) show in Chelsea.

Report points to benefits of breakfast

Trying to lose weight? – Eat breakfast, according to research produced by the University of Bath.

Blackthorn Fudge releases chocolate toffees

Blackthorn Fudge, the Belfast-based fudge and toffee manufacturer, has launched a line of chocolate-covered toffees under its Melting Pot brand.

South Korea has crowned winner of the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie
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South Korea triumphs at Bakery World Cup

South Korea has beaten off competition from 11 other international teams to be crowned winner of the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie, or The Bakery World Cup.

Cameron to scrap sugar tax plans

According to the Financial Times, the government has abandoned plans to introduce a sugar tax as part of its ‘obesity strategy’.

Sainsbury’s leads the way by scrapping multi-buys

Sainsbury’s has become the first of the major supermarkets to commit to phasing out multi-buy deals, after mounting evidence that shoppers find them confusing and misleading. 

Free-from market set for strong growth

The UK free-from market could grow 13% to £531m in 2016 and climb to £673m by 2020, a new report by market analyst Mintel has claimed.

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Krazi Baker launches bakery classes

Mark Douglas, owner of Northern Irish bakery Krazi Baker, has opened a cookery school to raise awareness of traditional Irish griddle breads.

Clean label opportunities for bakers

A new study, Cracking the Clean Label Code, has highlighted clean-label opportunities for manufacturers and retailers in the baking industry.

Chunk of Devon releases new sausage rolls

Chunk of Devon, the artisan wholesale pastry manufacturer, has launched three new flavours of sausage roll to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

Keep it sweet, says Callebaut research

Global chocolate producer Callebaut says Millennials and ‘buy now, enjoy later’ products are the future of the food-to-go market.

Fats and oils supplier joins Federation of Bakers

The Federation of Bakers has welcomed AAK, the UK arm of Swedish fats and oil ingredients manufacturer, as a new member. 

5 bakeries spreading the love this Valentine’s Day

With romance in the air ahead of Valentine's Day on 14 February, British Baker takes a look a five bakeries producing sumptuous little treats for the event.

Tower Bakery agrees deal to supply local Tesco stores

Perth-based Tower Bakery has agreed a deal to supply Tesco with traditional Scottish bakery treats.

Hovis switches to new ordering system

TrueCommerce has entered into a partnership with Hovis, the milling and bakery business, to provide it with a secure electronic ordering system.

Tesco buys Harris +Hoole coffee shops outright

Tesco now has full ownership of its in-store coffee shop business Harris + Hoole.

Supermarket special offers to be banned?

Major supermarkets are under official investigation after it emerged that questionable special offers encouraged shoppers to spend, not save.

New anniversary labelling for Warburtons

Warburtons has added a gold commemorative label to some of its most popular products to mark its 140th anniversary.

Mark Price granted peerage and appointed as trade minister

GroceryAid life patron and former Waitrose chairman Mark Price has been made a Lord and named as a trade minister.

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