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Genius launches Breakfast Bakes in three variants

Gluten-free bakery brand Genius has unveiled a soft breakfast biscuit that it claims is a first for UK free-from aisles.

Greggs launches first ‘healthier shop’

A new Greggs shop in a hospital in the Midlands is focusing on soups and salads rather than the traditional Greggs fare.

GALLERY: Ansel turns pastries pink for Valentine's

To mark his first Valentine’s Day in London, Cronut inventor Dominique Ansel has turned his pastries pink.

Aryzta boss Owen Killian quits in major management shake-up

Aryzta has announced a top-level management shake-up, with chief executive Owen Killian among a trio of senior figures to leave the bakery business.

VIDEO: In conversation with Signature International Foods MD Yatin Patel

British Baker made the trip to Nashik, India to speak with Signature International Foods managing director Yatin Patel.

New York Bakery Co launches cheese bagel to out-of-home sector

New York Bakery Co has released a freeze-thaw version of its cheese bagel for out-of-home (OOH) outlets.

Muffin Break introduces first limited-edition ‘Guest’ toastie range

Muffin Break has introduced the first of a new range of limited-edition toasties into its offer, which will run from 2 February – 3 May 2017.

McVitie’s unveils three sharing cake bites

McVitie’s has announced the launch of three cake bites tubs, featuring Digestives Mini Milk Choc Tiffin, Caramel Crispies, and Hobnobs Mini Milk Choc Teacakes, each in a sharing format.

Prewett’s products shortlisted for Free-From Food awards

Gluten-free brand Prewett’s has had its Chocoful and Rich Triple Chocolate Cookies shortlisted as a finalist for the Free-From Food awards.

Blog: British Baker visits Signature International Foods in Nashik

Multimedia reporter Ashley Williams travels into rural India to visit Signature International Foods’ bakery in Nashik. There he met managing director Yatin Patel and sales and marketing director for the Indian market Shilpa Agarwal.

TasteTech to drive innovation with Bakery Laboratory

Flavourings and ingredients developer TasteTech has opened a bakery laboratory at its Bristol HQ.

Edme appoints Ashley Clinton as new sales manager

Ingredients supplier Edme has appointed a new sales manager with experience of the fast-growing gluten-free market.

Graham’s signs Mexican trade deal

Northern Irish independent baker Graham’s Bakery has relaunched its range of traditional Irish biscuits and secured a deal to export products to Mexico.

Free subs from Subway for Valentine’s

High street sandwich chain Subway is to give away free six-inch subs to anyone who buys a large drink on 14 February.

Mr Kipling launches Valentine’s Bou-cake

Premier Foods-owed Mr Kipling has introduced a 3ft tall cake and flower bouquet in time for Valentine’s Day.

Record quantity of wheat milled in first half of season

Britain’s milling industry used a record amount of wheat between July and December last year.

New cake bars from Mrs Crimble’s

Gluten-free brand Mrs Crimble’s is to launch three new cake bars in supermarkets from April.

Muffin Break launches new range

Muffin Break has unveiled new range Curious Creations, which will bring the launch of a new muffin each month.

Gail’s calls for volunteers

Gail’s Bakery has launched a call to arms for local volunteers to help it deliver bread to charities in Brighton and Hove.

Blog: British Baker reports from India

Multimedia reporter Ashley Williams is in Mumbai to examine the differences between the British and Indian bakery markets. Here he talks with the boss of one of India’s leading food distributors.

Warrens opens first store outside the West Country

Cornish pasty maker Warrens will open a new store in Sutton Coldfield, its first venture outside its West Country heartland.

Real Bread Week 2017 prepares for launch

The Real Bread Campaign (RBC) is calling on bakeries and baking schools to join in the ninth annual Real Bread Week between 6 and 14 May.

Gluten-free bakery expands and rebrands

Primal Joy, which makes all-natural, gluten-free snacks and granolas, has unveiled a new look and improved packaging as part of its continued expansion. 

New Cadbury Tarts for Premier

Premier Foods is launching a range of indulgent Choc Tarts this month under the Cadbury Cakes brand. 

Sandwiches ‘possibly unfit for human consumption’ recalled

Blackpool-based Great Northern Sandwich Co (GNSC) has recalled six chicken sandwich products because of possible contamination.

Higgidy rebrands as part of five-year plan

Premium pie and quiche brand Higgidy has announced a new brand renovation programme, and aims to “disrupt” the category.

International businesses partner up to combat child labour

Food and agriculture company Cargill has partnered with the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI), to expand their joint actions on child labour in Côte d’Ivoire.

KernPack becomes GSP’s sole UK distributor

Hampshire-based KernPack, distributor of specialist packaging machinery and solutions, has announced an exclusive UK and Ireland sales and distribution agreement with General System Pack (GSP).

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Co-op CEO Richard Pennycook to be replaced by Steve Murrells

Richard Pennycook, the man credited with saving The Co-op Group, is to step down as CEO.

New sharing pork pie for Valentine’s

Leicestershire-based Dickinson & Morris has launched a Valentine Melton Mowbray Pork Pie in time for the season of love.

Consumer spending up according to Barclaycard

The latest consumer spending figures from Barclaycard have shown that, following a lull in December, record expenditure on essential items drove a 4.4% uplift in consumer spending in January. 

Fish finger sandwich finalists announced

Birds Eye has announced the three finalists who will battle it out to become the first ever winner of the Birds Eye Fish Finger Sandwich Awards.

Aldi becomes Britain’s fifth-largest supermarket after 12.4% sales growth

Aldi has overtaken The Co-operative to become Britain’s fifth-largest supermarket chain.

Sayers sales and profits fall in ‘challenging’ year

Consumer uncertainty following the Brexit referendum made for a challenging financial year, Sayers the Bakers has reported.

Hunt is on for the best loaf of bread in Britain

If you think your bread has what it takes to be a winner in one of five categories – Sourdough, Wholegrain, White, Innovation or Gluten Free – then we want to know about it.

Greggs launches Valentine’s and Easter ranges

The months of love (and chocolate) are upon us, and high street baker Greggs has launched its seasonal ranges to celebrate. 

Supermarket pricing hits five-year low at 60p for large Kingsmill loaf

Tesco is selling 800g loaves of Kingsmill at two-for-£1.20 – the lowest price for a major bread brand in at least five years.

The Western CBA weekend deemed a huge success

Ninety-one bakers and their associates from across the south west swapped dough for haute cuisine as they gathered for the first time in 12 years.

Pastry chefs encouraged to enter MCA Awards

The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA) has launched the eighth Master of Culinary Arts (MCA), aimed at pastry chefs, head chefs and restaurant managers.

Brook launches new online store

Somerset–based equipment firm Brook Food Processing Equipment has launched an online shop for bakery accessories and sundries.

Baker adds beer to brownies to create ‘Brewnies’

Heather Moore, owner of We Luv Brownies, has created what is described as a unique recipe by adding beer to her products.

York bakeries defy advertising ban

Cafés and bakeries in York have remained defiant in the face of a new city-wide ban on A-boards on the pavements, which came into effect this week.

VIDEO: British Baker speaks with Bakels MD Paul Morrow

Following the launch of Bakels’ £1.5m caramel production line, British Baker visited its site in Bicester, Oxfordshire to speak with managing director Paul Morrow.

GM ‘super wheat’ trial approved by Defra

Researchers have been given the go-ahead to carry out field trials of genetically modified (GM) wheat in Hertfordshire.

Real Good Food raises prices as cost increases hit margins

Renshaw and Haydens owner Real Good Food has raised prices as its margins come under pressure from commodity price hikes.

Jestic launches new countertop charcoal oven

Kent-based Jestic Foodservice Equipment has launched  the Josper HJX38, a countertop charcoal oven.

New Cranberry Pan Rustic Rolls from Speciality Breads

Kent-based Speciality Breads has launched a new Pan Rustic Cranberry Roll. 

Former Morrisons boss Sir Ken Morrison dies

Former Morrisons chairman and life president Sir Ken Morrison CBE has died.

GALLERY: Lancashire dog bakery is one of a kind

There are many canine bakeries popping up online, but Millie and Ruby’s in Great Harwood is among the first to open a bricks-and-mortar bakery devoted entirely to dogs. 

Bakels invests £1.5m in caramel production line

Ingredients supplier Bakels has invested £1.5 million on a new line to produce a range of caramels aimed at the global market.

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