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Pork Farms
Pork Farms Food has launched a new corporate name
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Pork Farms Group rebrands as Addo Food Group

Pork Farms Group, the chilled food producer, has rebranded as Addo Food Group, following the acquisition of the chilled savoury pastry business Kerry Foods. 

Morrisons
Morrisons downgraded by Moody's
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Morrisons’ rating downgraded following profit fall

Moody’s, the investors service, has downgraded its rating for Morrisons. 

Fred DeLuca
Fred DeLuca passed away after two years battling leukemia
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Subway co-founder passes on

The co-founder of franchise sandwich chain Subway, Fred DeLuca, has died at the age of 67 of leukaemia. 

Ask the Expert: GBBO does Victorian bakery

The Great British Bake Off is taking a retro twist tonight as the bakers look to the past and conjure up three classic Victorian dishes. 

Mary Berry
Mary Berry could present an American version of GBBO
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Bake Off to hit the US?

An American version of The Great British Bake Off, starring Mary Berry, is mooted to be on the cards. 

Greggs
Greggs is reportedly spreading its reach across Ireland
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Greggs ready to set down roots in Ireland

Greggs is to debut in Ireland later this year or early in 2016, Applegreen chief operations officer Joe Barrett has told the Irish Independent newspaper. 

Richard Marris
Richard Marris joins Samworth from Tesco
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Ex-Tesco man joins Samworth Brothers

Samworth Brothers has appointed a former Tesco executive Richard Marris into a new role as brands director. 

Real Bread
Real Bread Campaign wants a legal definition for sourdough
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Real Bread urges legal ‘sourdough’ definition

The Real Bread Campaign is calling for a legal definition of the word ‘sourdough’ as part of an Honest Crust Tax. 

Ed Rowlands
BFP appoints Ed Rowlands as operations director
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Exclusive: BFP appoints new ops director and invests £1m in fleet

Bakery supplier BFP Wholesale has appointed a new operations director as it also revealed it had replaced 75% of its transport fleet at the cost of £1m. 

Wessex Mill
Wessex Mill recalls spelt flour over labeling issue
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Miller recalls ‘low gluten’ flour

Wessex Mill has recalled some of its spelt flour which contains gluten because they are labelled “low gluten”. 

Muffin Break
Muffin Break launches grab and go concept
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Muffin retailer introduces grab-and-go

Muffin Break to launch its first grab-and-go concept at Birmingham New Street Station on 24 September. 

Cupcake winners
Helen Bollen of Mrs B's Cakes (centre right) won three categories as well as Overall Champion
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Wiltshire baker takes the National Cupcake crown

A baker from Wiltshire swept the board at the National Cupcake Championships 2015 winning three categories as well as the Overall Champion crown. 

Real Good Food
Real Good Food appoints new finance director
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New finance boss for Real Good Food

Real Good Food, the food ingredients and bakery supplier, has appointed David Newman to the board as finance director with immediate effect. 

Hollywood
Paul Hollywood and Carrs Foods' collaboration bread is hitting stores now
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Carrs Foods teams with Paul Hollywood for bread range

Paul Hollywood has thrown down the gauntlet to in store bakeries with a new range of premium ready to bake rolls. 

Boots sandwich criticised on social media

Boots is not naming the supplier who produced a Delicious Simply Ham sandwich that has been showcased on social media. 

Soreen Scream launched new Halloween flavour.
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Malt loaf supplier offers limited-edition Halloween product

Soreen, maker of the Original Malt Loaf, is launching a new flavour, Chocolate and Blood Orange, as part of its limited edition ‘Scream’ range. 

US sales vice-president joins bakery equipment firm

AMF Bakery Systems has appointed Scott Bieker as vice-president of US/Canada sales.

Cupcake
National Cupcake Championships final is today
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Cupcake championship finals today

The winners of the National Cupcake championships will be revealed tomorrow after the judging is held today (14 September) at British Bakels’ headquarters in Bicester.

Pasty company launched consumer competition

The West Cornwall Pasty Co is giving an individual the chance to design their own innovative pasty.

BB's King's Lynn
BB's in King's Lynn has just opened
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BB's Coffee & Muffins plans to double in size

BB’s Coffee & Muffins plans to double in size in the next five years as it opens sites in the UK and Ireland including a new masculine-look concept in Dublin. 

GBBO
Does GBBO help or hinder bakers?
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Survey: does GBBO help or hinder bakers?

The Great British Bake Off has maintained viewer popularity – but do bakers feel the same? 

GBBO
The Great British Bake Off is fronted by Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood
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Blog: Is The Great British Bake Off good for the industry? Give us your view

If you type The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) into Google you get a staggering 21 million hits. There can be no doubt the show is a media phenomenon. 

Video: why you should support Craft Bakers’ Week

Here is a heart-warming video which shows why the industry should support Craft Bakers’ Week.

FDF Awards
Orchard Valley collect their FDF award
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Bakery firms scoop accolades at food and drink awards

A trio of bakery manufacturers were among those crowned winners at the 2015 Food and Drink Federation Awards. 

National Cupcake Championshisps
National Cupcake Championships are nearly here
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National Cupcake Week and Championships are around the corner

The National Cupcake Championships are nearly here as National Cupcake Week (14 to 20 September) kicks off next week. 

Prima Bakeries
Prima Bakeries anticipates rapid growth
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Cornish Prima Bakeries anticipates rapid growth

Prima Bakeries, the Cornish company, has just invested £100,000 as it anticipates major growth for the brand. 

National Bakery School
National Bakery School training session
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National Bakery School reveals future plans

The National Bakery School is planning to launch its integrated Masters programme in September 2016 and continues to engage with industry to forge better links between its students and the industry. 

Baking Industry Awards in pictures

The prestigious Baking Industry Awards took place at London's Park Lane Hilton and were hosted by Claudia Winkelman.

BIA Awards
The cream of the baking industry gathered at the Hilton for this year's prestigious awards
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BIA: reaction to the baking industry's Oscars

Social media comment during last night’s long-awaited Baking Industry Awards 2015 event helped British Baker reach more than 200,000 people on Twitter. 

Waitrose
Waitrose sees LFL sales drop in first half
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Waitrose sees drop in first-half LFLs

Waitrose has revealed that like-for-like sales were down by 1.3% in its first half, as it insisted cut-price techniques were not hitting profits. 

Gerhard’s Blog: Stayin’ Alive

A whiff of the 1970s was in the air on last night’s Great British Bake-Off (GBBO) but also at the British Baker’s Baking Industry Awards (BIA) in London.

Morrisons LFLs down 2.7%, reveals plans to sell 11 stores

Morrisons saw like-for-like sales (LFLs) drop by 2.7% in its first half – and has announced plans to close 11 stores.

Train coffee
Commuters love a coffee on the go
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Railway station coffee sales on the up

Rail passengers spent more than £11m in coffee shops at Britain’s biggest railway stations from April to June this year. 

BIA
The BIA champions for 2015 have been revealed
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Winners of Baking Industry Awards revealed

So here they are… the 2015 winners of the prestigious Baking Industry Awards. 

Liverpool New Britain Oils
New Britain Oil's refinery in Liverpool has seen investment of more than £40m
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New Britain Oils expands production capacity

New Britain Oils, the producer of sustainable palm oil products, has increased its bakery fats production capability by 30%. 

Apostrophe
Apostrophe is going through senior management changes
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Apostrõphe managing director exits the business

Apostrõphe, the bakery café group, is missing a managing director after Richard Franks stepped down. 

Costa
Costa prices may rise to offset National Living Wage
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Whitbread may increase prices to offset National Living Wage

Costa’s parent company Whitbread has warned that it may be forced to raise prices to combat the effects of the National Living Wage. 

Costa
Costa launches limited edition roast with a Nicaraguan blend
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Costa launches fancy limited edition roast

Costa, the high street coffee shop chain, is launching a limited edition roast to join its Old Paradise Street range. 

Grahams Bakery
Grahams Bakery embarks on social media campaign alongside GBBO
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Grahams Bakery’s social media drive coincides with GBBO

Grahams Bakery in Northern Ireland has launched a social media campaign to coincide with The Great British Bake Off (GBBO). 

Tonight GBBO does desserts including vol-au-vents and frangipane

Ask the Expert: GBBO does pastry

There are plenty of shop-bought shortcuts that can be taken when it comes to baking pastry – but not for the seven bakers who remain. 

Genius Foods
Genius Foods has launched new recipes with 'flash' packaging
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Genius adapts gluten-free recipes

Genius Foods, the gluten-free brand, is hoping to “change the face” of the UK gluten-free bread market following changes to its recipes. 

Burton's Biscuit Company
Jammie Bakes is one of the products that were due for marketing this summer
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Burton’s delays TV campaign

Burton’s Biscuit Company has delayed TV advertising campaigns that had been mooted to air this summer, British Baker understands. 

Sugar
FDF director advises industry to unite in war on sugar
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FDF urges industry to unite on sugar attack

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) boss has warned the industry that no sector is safe from the attack on sugar. 

Private equity firm snaps up cake supplier

Cake manufacturer Bright Blue Foods has been acquired today for an undisclosed sum by private equity investor Endless. 

McVitie’s details its Christmas cake and biscuit offer

United Biscuits (UB) has revealed its festive cake and biscuit line-up under its McVitie’s brand. 

Mangobean
Mangobean has aggressive expansion plans
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Franchise coffee chain reveals expansion plans

Mangobean, the franchised coffee shop operator, has a pipeline of openings planned this year with the goal of achieving an estate of 125 shops. 

David Smart
David Smart of the CBA and Greenhalgh's is one of a top line up of speakers
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BSB reveals conference speakers

There are just five weeks until the British Society of Baking (BSB) hosts its 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Conference. 

Costa
Costa posts strong Q2 performance despite wet August
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Costa sees 4% LFL sales increase

Costa, the Whitbread-owned coffee brand, has posted an increase in like-for-like sales of 4% for the 11 weeks to 13 August 2015. 

Thorntons
Thorntons launches new cake bites snack to capitalise on growing market
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Finsbury launches Thorntons cake bites brand

Finsbury Food Group is launching a new Thorntons-branded range of cake bites in resealable bags under licence. 

Applaud Coffee
Applaud Coffee will open on Thursday following its name change
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Family company changes name after trademark mix-up

A two-year-old family company has been forced to change its name after finding a similar name had already been taken just weeks before it set up. 

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