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The bakery will open in Bristol city centre- opened by Steven Whibley (Le Pain Quotidien, GAIL’s Bakery)
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Bristol to see new-concept bakery

An experienced restaurant duo are to open a new-concept bakery in Bristol. 

Coffee
Coffee is still on the rise
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Ireland’s coffee shop market rises 14%

Ireland’s coffee shop market is outperforming the Irish retail sector with sales growth of 14%. 

Maltings firm welcomes students on food science project

Edme has hosted several groups of students at its Mistley-based maltings, as it continues to support education in food science.

Tesco relists two Kingsmill loaves

Kingsmill loaves are back in Tesco, after the major multiple delisted the brand’s sliced range earlier this year.

Mondelēz puts on the Ritz in new £10m campaign

Mondelēz International is boosting its new Ritz Crisp & Thin baked snack products with a multi-million-pound marketing campaign.

Jaffa Orange Cakes recalled

A batch of E. Wedel Supreme Jaffa Orange Cakes has been recalled as some packs contain milk, which is not mentioned on the packaging.

Hatton baker strengthens hand with Aberdeen acquisition

Murdoch Allan bakers has bought a Scottish bakery firm, as it expands to meet demand.

UB withdraws McVitie’s Toasting Waffles after recipe change info

United Biscuits (UB) has voluntarily withdrawn its McVitie’s Toasting Waffles, after a change in the recipe.

Birds in cancer charity cupcake fundraising

Birds of Derby has raised £2,500 for a charity appeal by selling cupcakes.

Ingredients firm raises money for cancer

Bakery ingredients company Ireks UK has launched a new fundraising campaign for Macmillan Cancer Support.

‘Brutal’ price wars hit bread spend, while sales improve

Supermarket bread sales are up for the first time in four years – but ‘brutal’ price wars have hit spending.

5 things you can learn from the Bakery Market Report

The Bakery Market Report is the definitive guide to the retail bakery sector in the UK. Here we outline the reasons YOU need this product.

Premier invests millions in Mr Kipling snack pack line

Premier Foods has unveiled a new £20m cake line in Barnsley, to double production of Mr Kipling snack packs.

Councillor Charlie Rooney, Middlesbrough Council’s executive member for regeneration (l) with James Stoddart, of On A Roll (r)
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Sandwich company invests £3.6m in production

A Middlesbrough sandwich firm, On A Roll Sandwich Company, is to invest £3.6m in a new factory – almost tripling its production space.

Scotmid doubles mac pie sales amidst Greggs discontinuation

Scotmid convenience has seen a macaroni pie sell-out, after it teamed up with The Scottish Sun to boost its #savethepie marketing campaign.

Hovis drives premium loaves in landmark campaign

Hovis is relaunching its Seeded and Granary ranges, in what it calls its biggest campaign since the new ownership.

Claudia Winkleman to present BIA

TV legend Claudia Winkleman has been confirmed to present this year’s Baking Industry Awards (BIA).

Irish Pride Taghmon site
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Potential deal for Irish Pride Bakeries on cards

It is rumoured that a rescue-deal for Irish Pride Bakeries is under way, after it went into receivership last month.

Free-from supplier expands offer to meet retailer demand

Free-from manufacturer Free’ist has upped its production in response to retailers expanding offerings.

Gunstones bakery ‘last-ditch’ talks continue

Union leaders have said ‘as of yet’ further strikes at 2 Sisters Food Group’s Gunstones bakery will still go ahead.

Bread prices and discounters impact inflation

Grocery inflation is at -1.7%, reflecting the impact of Aldi and Lidl, as well as deflation in major categories like bread.

Wimbledon cake pops by www.definitelycake.com
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8 Wimbledon-inspired cakes from UK bakers

Bakers have been batting their best Wimbledon-inspired cakes on social media, as the two-week championships begin this week.

Paris firm secures contract with Starbucks

Paris bakery Michel & Augustin has struck a deal with Starbucks to sell its cookies in 25 locations in New York, before potentially coming to the UK. 

Bake Off contestant lands recipe deal

Last year’s Great British Bake Off contestant Kate Henry has launched a partnership with fine food company Bennett Opie.

Brace’s appoints new CEO

Brace’s Bakery, the South Wales family-run bakery, has appointed former sales and marketing director Scott Richardson as its new chief executive.

Macaroni pies dilemma reaches parliament

The campaign to save the macaroni pies has reached Scottish Parliament, after Greggs bakery discontinued the product.

Jon Gatfield has left Rank Hovis after just five months
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Rank Hovis boss departs

The managing director of flour miller Rank Hovis has left the business just five months after joining.

Warburtons’ toaster arrives

Warburtons has partnered with kitchen equipment manufacturer Breville to create a custom fit toaster to fit its Toastie bread.

Blog: Éclairs back on-trend

Did you know the word ‘éclair’ comes from the French for ‘flash of lightning’? On learning this recently I thought, yes, it does have a lightning bolt-esque look to it, but non! They are so named as they are eaten quickly – in a flash.

Gunstones bakery to enter final pay talks

Final efforts to end the pay dispute at 2 Sisters Food Group’s Gunstones bakery in Sheffield will take place next week.

Foodservice demi-baguettes launched

Speciality Breads has launched a new range of demi-baguettes available for the foodservice sector. 

Tesco beats expectations as sales decline slows

Outlook for Tesco is looking up as the retailer boasts an improved sales performance in its first quarter trading update.

Stop the Week: online

This week we look at edible poo and the danger of biscuits when in the wrong hands. 

Patisserie Valerie to open in Debenhams

Growing confectionery chain Patisserie Valerie has signed a deal to open six Debenhams concession shops.

Pieminister rejected from Glasto for first time in over a decade

A ‘pie-panic’ has spread across social media, as Glastonbury-goers discovered veteran attendee Pieminister will not be at the festival this year.

NCW
Enter the National Cupcake Championships today
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Nine reasons why you need to enter the National Cupcake Championships

National Cupcake Week is back! From 14 to 20 September we shall be all about the little cakes and we want bakers to get involved as well. 

Greggs links with VoucherCodes for sausage roll drive

Bakery giant Greggs is treating consumers to a free sausage roll this week, with 6,000 to give away each day. 

Man arrested over Jammie Dodgers factory theft

A man has been arrested following the theft of £12,000 of biscuits from a Burton’s factory.

Tea biscuit
SK Biscuits adds tea to the mix
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A fresh take on shortbreads

SK Biscuits has taken the tea-biscuit dunk a step further with a new range of shortbreads with tea flavouring. 

ABST Conference 2015 in pictures

Student and delegate attendance was up 30% at the annual ABST Conference last weekend (19-21 June).

Pork pie-maker embraces export markets

Walker & Son has stepped into the export market, after finding a way to deliver its Dickinson & Morris pork pies frozen.

Start-up Irish biscuit firm makes €15m investment

New biscuit manufacturer The East Coast Bakehouse is to invest €15m (£10.7m) in its manufacturing facility in Drogheda, Ireland.

The new-look Chatwins sites aim to look more modern, and now make fresh sandwiches to order
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Chatwins closes Hanley outlets but revamps other stores

Chatwins bakery has shut three shops around Hanley, while it continues to refit and re-brand other more profitable stores.

Social media
Social media engagement differs hugely between brands
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Research reveals bakery’s social media stars

Coffee chains Costa Coffee and Starbucks and bakery giant Greggs both appear in the top 10 ranking of companies leading the way in social media. 

2 Sisters to invest in biscuits

Food giant 2 Sisters Food Group is investing in biscuit and pizza categories, it has revealed in its Q3 results.

Stag Bakeries
Stag Bakeries' smoked butter oatcakes
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Hebridean bakery enjoys sales success

Stag Bakeries, a family-owned bakery based in Stornoway, Lewis, has doubled year-on-year sales for the third consecutive year. 

£12k-worth of Burton's biscuits stolen in Wales

A trailer full of biscuits worth £12,000 has been stolen from Burton’s Biscuits factory in Wales.

Cornish pasty
Portreath Bakery is to open a Cornish pasty drive-thru
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Cornish pasty firm to open drive-thru

A Cornish pasty drive-thru to open in the South West could be a world first. 

Costa
Costa used telephone boxes to raise awareness of it ice-cold coffees
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Costa employs technology in latest outdoor campaign

High street coffee chain Costa has launched an outdoor advertising campaign on public telephone boxes using a printing technique that creates the illusion of movement.

Ferrero makes £112m play for Thorntons

Ferrero International, the maker of Ferrero Rocher chocolates and Nutella, has offered to buy Thorntons for around £112m.

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