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Cornelius appoints sales manager

Speciality ingredients supplier Cornelius has appointed Adrian Barnfield as sales manager.

MCA Food to Go conference returns in 2017

Foodservice information service MCA – owned by British Baker publisher William Reed Business Media – is next month holding a Food to Go conference

Tottle launches cheesy pork pie for National Cheese Lovers Day

Addo Food Group-owned Tottle Bakery has launched a new Pork, Cheddar and Ale pie to celebrate National Cheese Lovers Day (20 January).

Finsbury Foods investing to combat commodity cost hikes

Finsbury Foods has said continued investment will help it address commodity cost inflation, but has warned it may also have to raise prices.

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Bridor launches new line of filled croissants

French bakery specialist Bridor has launched a new line of four filled croissants to tap the expanding breakfast market.

The Apprentice winner Alana Spencer launches new cake brand

The Apprentice winner Alana Spencer has completed the transition to her cake firm’s brand from Narna’s Cakes to Ridiculously Rich by Alana.

Lotus Bakeries UK founder Paul Hunter to lead Urban Fresh Foods

Lotus Bakeries UK founder Paul Hunter has become managing director of healthy snacks business Urban Fresh Foods (UFF).

Own-label takes bite out of Mr Kipling mince pie sales

Premier Foods’ branded cakes sales fell in the last quarter of 2016 as mince pies volumes shifted from Mr Kipling to own-label products.

Paul UK raises over £15k for The Felix Project

Bakery chain Paul UK has announced that it has raised £15,013 for The Felix Project, which is part of the Sharing Our Daily Bread initiative.

Abbey appoints new group operations director

Bulk food transport service provider Abbey Logistics Group has appointed Tony Kenny as operations director.

Mondelēz investigates live maggot in Cadbury biscuit

Mondelēz International has launched an investigation after a consumer found a live maggot in the wrapper of a Cadbury’s biscuit selection box.

Industry responds to PM’s plans to leave single market

Following Theresa May’s announcement that the UK is set to leave the single market, the industry has reacted to the news that could affect their businesses.

Premier Foods launches Cadbury Mini Rolls Raspberry variant

Premier Foods has added a new variant to the Cadbury Mini Rolls range, with the introduction of the raspberry twin-pack format.

Greggs trading update: Food-to-go continuing to drive growth

Greggs says its “growing strength” in food-to-go has contributed to a 4.2% hike in like-for-like sales through its company-managed stores in the past year.

Federation of Bakers welcomes new associate member

The Federation of Bakers has announced a new associate member – Toolbox Software GmbH.

J&I Smith Bakers scoops several accolades at World Scotch Pie Championships

Aberdeenshire-based bakery J&I Smith Bakers has won Gold awards at the World Scotch Pie Championships for its Mince Bridie and Football Pie products.

Give us YOUR views on bakery retailing in 2016

Readers have less than two weeks left to tell British Baker what the past 12 months have meant for the retail bakery market.

US winter wheat plantings lowest in more than 100 years

Winter wheat plantings for the coming year are the second-lowest ever recorded by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Premier Foods launches two McDougalls pancake mixes

Premier Foods has unveiled two new McDougalls’ pancake mixes ahead of Shrove Tuesday.

Greggs Delivered expands delivery service trial to London

Greggs Delivered, the new delivery service from the food-to-go retailer, is being trialled in London from today (Monday 16 January).

Walkers launches Mediterranean range to the UK

Britain’s biggest crisp brand Walkers has rolled out a new premium Mediterranean range that is cooked in 100% Spanish olive oil.

Konditor & Cook to offer cake giveaway on Blue Monday

London-based bakery Konditor & Cook will today (16 January) give away 5,000 Red Velvet Mini Bakes across its six stores to cheer up the public in what is regarded as the ‘most depressing day of the year’.

How has the big chill affected Britain’s bakers?

As snow sweeps the country to varying degrees, we take a look at how the baking industry is affected by consumer reactions to the weather… and why. 

Parsons Bakery to re-open eight Bath Bakery shops

Parsons Bakery is to re-open eight former Bath Bakery shops closed after the business ceased trading.

California Prunes appoints new brand ambassador

Leicestershire-based business California Prunes has appointed Peter Cook as the company’s new brand ambassador.

Graze runs 50%-off promotion at WHSmith travel stores

Snack brand Graze is running a 50%-off promotion on its products at WHSmith Travel stores across the UK as part of a January health push.

Holland’s Pies launches campaign to encourage workers to take lunchbreaks

Holland’s Pies has launched a campaign giving businesses the chance to win a ‘canteen kit out’.

Run for your Bun in London

In a bid to combat ‘al desko’ office lunches, David Lloyd gym group is offering Londoners a free bread-based lunch if they exercise for six minutes.

Warburtons set to open R&D bakery at Bolton HQ

Warburtons is planning to create a campus-style research and development (R&D) centre in Bolton as it aims to become “Britain’s best food business”.

Brownings the Bakers named 2017 World Scotch Pie Champion

Kilmarnock-based business Brownings the Bakers has won the top accolade in the World Championship Scotch Pie Awards 2017.

Newburn Bakehouse launches gluten-free crumpets

Gluten-free crumpets are the latest addition to the free-from line-up from Warburtons-owned Newburn Bakehouse.

Premier Foods launches McDougalls wholesaler baking competition

Premier Foods has announced it will launch the first-ever McDougalls Wholesaler Baking Team of the Year competition following the success of a similar competition in primary schools for the past two years.

Sandwich-makers set out vision for post-Brexit foodservice staffing

Trade groups including the British Sandwich Association have set out plans for foodservice staffing in post-Brexit Britain.

Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods set to raise prices

Premier Foods, owner of a raft of household brands including Mr Kipling, is preparing to increase the price retailers pay for its products.

Should the NHS be paying £25m for gluten-free food?

Medical experts have been fiercely debating the £25m the NHS spends on prescription gluten-free food for coeliacs.

Plymouth bakery to make giant pasty for Plymouth Argyle FC

Friary Mill Bakery is to present the Plymouth Argyle team with a massive pasty as a ‘well done’ from the town for their 0-0 draw against Liverpool last weekend.

Premier Foods joins supplier scheme

Premier Foods has become the latest member of the Soil Association’s Food for Life Supplier Scheme.

New tart for Brioche Pasquier

The Tarte Tatin has been given a twist with the new Normande version from Brioche Pasquier.

Egg prices set to surge

Having dropped dramatically last year, egg prices are on the up thanks to increased consumer demand.

Little Cheesecake Factory forced to change name

Bolton-based Farzana Dipoti has been forced to change her bakery’s name by the multi-billion dollar US business The Cheesecake Factory.

Late sales boom brings strongest Christmas for grocers in four years

Supermarkets have had their best Christmas trading in four years thanks to a late surge in sales.

Sam Allardyce given pasties for Bolton return

Bolton Wanderers staff gave Sam Allardyce a welcome present when he returned to his former club last weekend.

WD Systems launches edge-drive modular spiral conveyor

WD Systems has unveiled a modular spiral conveyer system that it claims eliminates issues around cleaning and maintenance.

Premier Foods unveils new Mr Kipling and Cadbury Easter cakes

Premier Foods is expanding its recently launched ‘whole cakes’ range as part of its seasonal Easter line-up.

Jobs under threat at Addo Food Group’s Spalding Bakery

Forty-six jobs are at risk at Spalding Bakery after the business revealed plans to shake up its shift system.

Apprentice winner Alana Spencer seeking pastry chef

The Apprentice winner Alana Spencer is looking for a production pastry chef for her cake business Narna's Cakes.

Muntons breaks record for malt production in 2016

Malt producer Muntons set itself a new record in 2016 by exceeding 100,000 tonnes of malt production.

Irwin & Sons back in profit

Northern Ireland-based bakery Irwin & Sons returned to profit in 2016 after reporting a loss the previous year.

Pieminister sales up 17% year on year

Growth in its own retail outlets has driven a strong performance by Bristol-based pie chain Pieminister in the past year.

New gluten-free trade association formed

New trade body the Gluten Free Industry Association (GFIA) has been created in response to soaring sales of gluten-free food.

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