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One Stop strikes ISB deal

One Stop convenience stores has struck a new partnership with Country Choice, as it sees opportunity in the in-store bakery sector.

Genius crumpets
Genius crumpets are one of the items recalled following gluten contamination
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Genius 'gluten-free' products recalled by supermarkets

A number of Genius-branded and own-label gluten-free products have been recalled after it was found they are contaminated with gluten. 

Gay Cake
Gay cake row continues
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X-Men star supports "gay cake" row bakery

X-Men star Patrick Stewart has weighed into the “gay cake” row, taking the side of the Christian baker found guilty of discrimination. 

Pan'Artisan
Chefs were hands on with the dough
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Pan'Artisan launches new kitchen

Pan’Artisan has launched a new kitchen facility by hosting a workshop with the Craft Guild of Chefs. 

Geary's
Geary's Bakery has a successful contract with Aldi
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Geary's plans new bakery site

Loughborough based Geary’s Bakery is planning another factory after outgrowing its current site. 

Cooplands
Cooplands bakery and HQ is sold
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Cooplands HQ is sold

The former head office and bakery of Cooplands of Doncaster has been sold for an undisclosed sum. 

Hovis
Hovis is the second-best selling bread brand in the UK
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Jobs "at risk" at Hovis bakery

Hovis has confirmed that almost 50 jobs are “at risk” at its crumpet and bread factory in Wigan. 

Greencore
Greencore invests millions in Worksop site
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Greencore makes 'multi-million' investment at Worksop site

Convenience giant Greencore has made a multi-million pound investment at its Worksop sandwich distribution hub. 

McGhee's
McGhee's Scotch pies
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McGhee’s plans £3m bakery extension

Glasgow-based McGhee's Bakery is investing £3m to extend its bakery, it has been revealed. 

Protein bakery facility planned

The Protein Works is to invest a significant sum of money into a new protein-focused bakery facility in Cheshire. 

Sugar
Ian Wright of the FDF has written tot he NHS over its obesity concerns
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FDF pens open letter after NHS's "demonisation" of sugar

The director general of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has published an open letter to the NHS complaining of its “demonisation” of sugar. 

Pork Farms Group
Pork Farms Group cleared for acquisition of Kerry Foods
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CMA clears Pork Farms Group's Kerry Foods purchase

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today posted its formal decision to clear Pork Farms Group’s acquisition of the chilled savoury pastry business of Kerry Foods. 

Melba toasting loaf
Melba toasting loaf from Marks & Spencer
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M&S to fortify all bread with vitamin D

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has announced all of its bread is to be made using yeast fortified with vitamin D.

Wayne Caddy
Wayne Caddy to host bakery class with Mono
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Wayne Caddy offers masterclass at Mono

Mono Equipment, the Swansea-based machinery supplier, is holding its first-ever bakery masterclass featuring award-winner Wayne Caddy.

Sales climb to nearly €1bn for Aryzta

Aryzta, the Swiss-based bakery group behind brands like Delice de France and Otis Spunkmeyer, saw its third-quarter revenue climb 13.2% to nearly €1bn. 

Federation of Bakers
L-R Black, Garner, Peck and Gordon Polson, director of the Federation of Bakers sit a Q&A panel
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AUDIO: FOB conference gives verdict on supermarket bakery

The bread and bakery industry's "pint is half full" according to speakers at the Federation of Bakers’ (FOB) annual conference. 

Joe & The Juice expands

Joe & The Juice, the expanding Swedish coffee and juice shop, has opened a new site in Manchester’s Trafford Centre and is set to open in Newcastle soon.

Supermarkets see slight sales growth

New figures show continued slow growth in the supermarket sector, with sales up 0.2% for the 12 weeks to 24 May.

Real Good Food: bakery and cakes showing growth

Real Good Food plans to focus on its cake decorating and bakery arm, the company revealed this morning.

Subway opens first eco-store

Subway franchisees will be able to receive 100% green electricity following a renewed deal, as it opens its first eco-store.

Olive oil shortage threat

Soaring olive oil prices and the looming threat of shortages caused by poor harvests in Italy and Spain could force speciality bread bakers to increase prices.

Wholesaler Bidvest changes name

UK foodservice provider Bidvest 3663 will now be known as Bidvest Foodservice.

Sugar
Sugar is in the spotlight again
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Sugar debate reignites with new report

Health campaigners have released findings of higher concentrations of sugar in so-called ‘healthy’ snacks than in a bag of Haribo. 

Gay cake
Gay cake row lives on as Ashers Bakery decides to appeal judge's decision
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'Gay cake' bakery to appeal after discrimination ruling

The Christian bakery at the centre of the ‘gay cake’ row is to appeal against a discrimination ruling. 

Stop the Week: online

This week we look at the 'right' way to eat a cupcake and how to launch a product with a party in our tongue-in-cheek Stop the Week

Starbucks
Starbucks is top of the coffee shops in global brand value chart
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Discounters perform in global brands chart

Aldi and Lidl once again showed up the Big Four in the most valuable global retail brands chart. 

Auditing
Financial Reporting Council highlights importance of quality audits
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Financial watchdog to help SMEs in quality auditing

The complex relationships between retailers and their suppliers is to be investigated by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) as it pledges to help smaller businesses. 

National Cupcake Week
National Cupcake Week is back and we invite you to enter the Championships
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Do you have a winning cupcake?

National Cupcake Week is back for 2015 and with it comes a new-look National Cupcake Championships. 

Georgia Kousoulou
Georgia Kousoulou backs bread campaign
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TOWIE star joins pro-bread drive

The Federation of Bakers has teamed up with The Only Way is Essex (TOWIE) star Georgia Kousoulou to counter the perception among women that bread is unhealthy. 

Tate & Lyle
Tate & Lyle sees profits plunge 30%
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Tate & Lyle suffers ‘challenging year’

Full-year profit and earnings at sucralose producer Tate & Lyle have taken a hit after a “very challenging year”. 

Esquires coffee
A revamped Esquires site
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Esquires Coffee rolls out store revamps

Franchise coffee shop chain Esquires Coffee has launched a refurbishment programme across its 24 stores as it looks to grow rapidly in the UK. 

Bakkavor
A number of buyers are interested in stakes in Bakkavor
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Bakkavör to sell stakes in the business

A bidding war for a stake in UK convenience group Bakkavör is looming after reports of interest from a number of buyers, including private equity firms PAI Partners and Pamplona Capital. 

Bread smells nice
Freshly baked bread is officially the nation's favourite smell
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Fresh bread scents victory

Freshly baked bread has won by a nose in a poll of the nation’s favourite smells ahead of bacon and freshly cut grass. 

Cake row
Ashers Bakery to limit offer following guilty verdict over 'gay cake' row
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‘Gay cake' row bakery limits offer after guilty verdict

The ‘gay cake' row bakery is to limit its services after having been found guilty of discrimination against a gay customer. 

Northampton bakery
Products from the artissan bakery run by female ex-offenders
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Not-for-profit bakery set to open in Northampton

The artisan bakery and café that aims to help women who are ex-offenders is to open on 1 July. 

Mice
Sharon's Bakery has reopened following mice and cockroach infestations
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Bakery fined £28k over pest infestation

A bakery has been fined £28,000 after mice and cockroach infestations were discovered at two London branches. 

Retail
Strong food retail performance last year reported
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Retail food sales show strong growth

Food retailers reported robust sales volumes last year reflecting a strong performance from the British retail sector as a whole. 

Harvest
Wheat harvest is looking smaller for 2015 crop
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Preliminary forecasts for US wheat crop

Early indications suggest that the US will be looking at a “slightly smaller” wheat crop this coming harvest with knock-on effects for the UK. 

RedBlack
RedBlack Software sales director Martin Coyle gives a peek of the new-look Infood
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RedBlack rebrands food compliance system

RedBlack Software has rebranded its food information compliance system, which helps companies meet the new EU Food Information to Consumers Regulations (FIR). 

Kudos
Kudos shortlisted for leavening agent award
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Bakery ingredients firm shortlisted for export award

Ingredients supplier Kudos Blends is a finalist in the Exporter of the Year category at the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. 

Delifrance
Delifrance's third place sandwich used acidic and sweet flavours
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‘Inspired’ sandwich contest winners revealed

Délifrance has awarded winners of its first international ‘inspired’ sandwich competition for young talent. 

Wafflemeister
Wafflemeister academy opens today
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Waffle retailer opens training academy

The Wafflemeister Academy officially opens today, while its eighth UK site at Westfield Stratford will start trading from 1 June. 

Pret A Manger
Pret A Manger to open first hospital location
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Pret A Manger to open first hospital location

Sandwich chain Pret A Manger will open its first hospital location in Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital in early June. 

Whitbread appoints next CEO

Whitbread, the company behind Costa, has filled the position of chief executive with Lloyds Banking boss, Alison Brittain.

Tesco to discuss 'gay cake' supply contract

Supermarket giant Tesco has said it is ‘reviewing’ the judgement of Ashers Baking Co, after it was found guilty of discrimination towards a gay customer.

French patissier to open first London outlet

A French pastry chef is to open her first bakery shop in London in June.

Waitrose sees sandwich sales soar with weather

Waitrose has seen sandwich sales rocket up 11% compared to this time last year.

Report: Scottish Bakers Conference 2015

“It’s time to invest in products, people and business,” said John Gall, president of the Scottish bakers. These three things seemed to remain the theme of the Scottish Bakers Conference for 2015.  

Asda
Asda cafe concept to roll out across more stores
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Asda is rolling out new cafe concept

Asda has initiated a roll-out of a new cafe format called Express Diner with four outlets open so far. 

SSP sees UK LFLs growth

SSP, the leading food operator in travel locations worldwide, saw like-for-like sales (LFLs) grow by 3.7% in the UK in its first half.

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