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Arla
Arla claims milk protein could spell the end for below par gluten-free products
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Arla calls time on dry gluten-free bakery products

Arla Foods Ingredients says it has developed a protein that will solve the texture problems associated with gluten-free baking. 

Hethertons raises £750 for Cumbrian charities

Hethertons, the Carlise-based bread brand, has raised £750 for three different Cumbrian charities.

National Cupcake Week
National Cupcake Week is for bakers! Download posters to tell your customers
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Get your poster for National Cupcake Week - one week to go!

National Cupcake Week (14 to 20 September) is nearly here and we encourage all bakers to get involved. 

Kingsmill
Kingsmill has gained in sales but suffered from lower profitability
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Sales volumes up at Allied Bakeries, but market remains ‘challenging’

Associated British Foods (ABF) has revealed that Allied Bakeries saw increased sales volumes over the financial year, but overall profits across the group are expected to decline. 

Exports
UK bakery exports are up but were impacted by the strength of the pound
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Bakery a highlight as exports fall

Cereals and bakery exports increased by 10% in the first half of the year – but total food and drink sales abroad fell because of the strength of the pound. 

Craft Bakers' Week
There is still time to register for Craft Bakers' Week
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Still time to register for Craft Bakers’ Week

There is still time left for bakers to register for Craft Bakers’ Week. 

Sourdough September underway

The Real Bread Campaign is celebrating Sourdough September for the third year running this month.

Queen’s cake slice sells for £500

A 68-year-old slice of the Queen’s wedding cake has been sold at auction for £500.

Doughnut firm sets up truck at London market

Crosstown Doughnuts, the London-based artisan doughnut concept, has taken up residency next to Old Spitalfields Market in east London.

Gerhard’s Blog – GBBO: Free From

The popularity of The Great British Bake Off is unquestionable, and has brought baking to the water coolers (or coffee machines) of the nation. Staff in our local nursery not only love watching it, after each episode they re-bake one of the challenges with the kids – surely this will help secure some future baking pros! 

Celebrity chef attacks sugar in new documentary

A new documentary by Jamie Oliver in which he urges the government to reduce the nation’s sugar intake is aired tonight.

New salt link to obesity

Obesity could be linked to a high salt intake – regardless of overall calorific consumption, a new study has found.

Northern Irish bakery sees sales surge

Grahams Bakery in Northern Ireland has seen weekly like-for-like sales sustain a significant 60% uplift since January this year.

Limit on contactless payments rises

Contactless payments are set to account for more retail transactions now the upper limit has increased from £20 to £30.

Mr Kipling extends sharing cake range

Premier Foods is extending its Mr Kipling cake lines to target sharing occasions, as it prepares for a complete packaging redesign.

Ask the Expert: GBBO does alternatives

With free-from foods in growth, The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) contestants take on the challenge of baking with alternative ingredients. Gregg Woodhead, product development manager at British Bakels, passes on his words of wisdom in our Ask the Expert blog.

Orchard Valley
Orchard Valley's new hub in Leominster is up and running
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Investment pays off for cake ingredients company

Orchard Valley, the cake decoration and ingredients firm, has seen turnover rise 35% year on year for two consecutive years following investment. 

Real Good Food finalises sugar arm sale

Real Good Food has completed the disposal of its sugar business Napier Brown to Tereos, and announced it received a further £3.4m for the business.

The Topping Pie Company
The Topping Pie Company will be sold in Co-operative stores across Yorkshire
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Pie firm strikes local deal with Co-op

The Topping Pie Company, based in Doncaster, has been chosen by The Co-operative to supply its pies across Yorkshire. 

New York Bakery Company
New York Bakery Company has branched out into pretzels
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New York Bakery Co branches into pretzels

New York Bakery Co (NYBC) is moving out of the bagel world with the launch of a packaged soft pretzel as it aims to become an “all-round” bakery business. 

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Cornish pasty ‘invented in London’

A leading historian has claimed that the Cornish pasty was actually not founded in Cornwall.

Warrens Bakery
Warrens Bakery has seen positive effects from its company-wide rebranding programme
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Rebranding boosts Cornish pasty firm

Warrens Bakery, the Cornwall-based 50-strong chain, has revealed that retail sales and wholesale have jumped following a rebranding programme. 

Mary Eastman
Mary Eastman of Mary's Fairies has seen increased interest after being shortlisted in the National Cupcake Championships
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Cupcake Championship finalist sees orders influx

A baker has seen an uplift in cake orders following her announcement of becoming a finalist in the National Cupcake Championships 2015. 

Sandwiches remain key to children’s lunchboxes

Research has revealed that children’s packed lunches are changing – but sandwiches remain a staple item.

Flooding impacts Hertfordshire baker’s trade

Rickmansworth bakery Cinnamon Square has lost out on trade after flash flooding this week.

Bakers' Mock the Week

This week's Bakers' Mock the Week includes the superhero wedding cake and police defending their bakery-loving reputation. 

Bread Ahead team at the Westfield Stratford shop
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Second outlet opens for Bread Ahead

Bread Ahead Bakery has opened its second retail site in Westfield Stratford, as it looks to expand.

Croissants
Morning goods were one area identified for growth
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Sweet bakery: steps to growth identified

Swedish bakery supplier Lantmännen Unibake UK claims the sweet bakery category can grow by £59m in the next five years. 

Budgens
Christoper and Lewis Freeman of Dunn's Bakery supply the Crouch End store
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Budgens enjoys bakery success in new concept stores

Bakery products have “played an important role” in the success of Budgens’ new concept stores. 

James Cawthorne
Asda's senior category director for bakery James Cawthorne leaves after 15 years
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Exclusive: bakery director leaves Asda

Asda’s senior category director for bakery has left after 15 years’ service. 

Food and drink industry to create thousands of jobs

Firms in England and Wales’ food and drink sector will create 73,000 jobs in the next five years, according to a new study by Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.

Gerhard Jenne
Gerhard discusses last night's Great British Bake Off
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Gerhard’s Blog: Spanische Windtorte

Hot on the heels of last week’s Great British Bake Off (GBBO) Baguette challenge came the news from Paris that it is actually very difficult to lay your hands on a genuine French baguette this summer. 

Jen's Cupcakery
Jennifer Sutton is a finalist in the National Cupcake Championships 2015
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Radio interview for Cupcake Championship finalist

A finalist in the National Cupcake Championships 2015 has revealed business plans live on the radio as we gear up for the final. 

Lotus Biscoff
Lotus Bakeries sees good half year results
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Profits leap for Lotus Bakeries

Lotus Bakeries, the Belgium based company that has just bought a majority stake in Natural Balance Foods, has seen profits jump by more than a third in its first half. 

Tate & Lyle launches website to help food manufacturers with fibre

Ingredients provider Tate & Lyle has launched a new website dedicated to fibre fortification.

Paul
Le Restaurant de Paul opening at London's Tower 42
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Paul bakery opens second restaurant venue

The second Le Restaurant de Paul is opening in London’s Tower 42 in the French bakery brand’s largest venue yet. 

80% of bakers said prices will have to be bumped-up
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CBA survey finds National Living Wage will cause 'major setbacks'

The Craft Bakers Association (CBA) says around 80% of bakers will have to put prices up when the National Living Wage (NLW) is introduced. 

Ask the expert: GBBO does desserts

Patissier Charlotte Marrifield has catered for Her Majesty The Queen, but how would she cook for the king and queen of Bake Off Paul and Mary? We ask for her top tips for the bakers, as tonight they will tackle desserts.

UK shoppers cite sugar as major concern, finds study

Sugar content in food is the UK’s biggest concern, research has found.

Cadbury
Cadbury extends festive biscuits range
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Burton’s extends Cadbury Christmas biscuit lines

Burton’s Biscuit Company has added three new products to its range of Cadbury’s Christmas Biscuits for 2015. 

Bako North Western finalises sister company purchase

Bako North Western, the Preston-based company, has bought sister company Bako Northern & Scotland in a deal to create a business with a turnover of more than £100m. 

Salmonella concerns linked to one supplier

The recall of four products due to the possibility of salmonella presence has been linked to one Dutch supplier.

Slow growth in grocery sector

“Sluggish growth” has been recorded in the British grocery market in the 12 weeks to 16 August 2015 with Sainsbury's the only one of the big four in growth.

X-Factor judge teams with Greggs for charity

Greggs has announced a partnership with X Factor’s Cheryl Fernandez-Versini to launch a new product.

Scottish confectionery firm gains £1.6m boost

Scottish fudge company Mrs Tilly’s Confectionery has secured a £1.6m finance package to extend its market.

Greenhalgh’s embarks on new training initiative

North-west company Greenhalgh’s Craft Bakery has struck a partnership with Wigan Technical College to take on 12 apprentices a year in a “brand new initiative”.

Habwood
Habwood launches new range of depositors
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Habwood to supply new depositor range

Habwood, the Worcestershire-based supplier of catering and bakery equipment, is to deliver a new range of depositors into the UK. 

Cadbury
More than 400 million Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons are produced at the Bournville site daily
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Mondelēz extends Cadbury production

A new Cadbury production line has opened at Mondelēz International’s site in Birmingham as part of a £75m investment. 

Speciality coffee market set to grow

A study suggests the UK coffee market is becoming increasingly specialist – with a new wave of baristas accounting for 15% of the market.

Sponge pudding
Hot desserts sales hotting up at Aldi
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Discounters outpace traditional retailers in hot desserts

The German discounters are leaving the traditional supermarkets behind in the hot desserts market. 

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