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Hovis
Hovis is seeking a new chief executive
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Opportunity knocks for next Hovis boss

The new boss of Hovis could make a “sizable name for themselves” if they turned the fortunes of the company around, according to a leading City analyst. 

Milling man garners widespread bakery support for 10k run

A host of 33 bakery businesses have sponsored a milling manager to take on the Great Manchester Run.

Stop the Week: online

Today's Stop the Week is cake themed, so grab a cuppa and get reading. 

Watch: bakers explore potential in farm shops and delis

British Baker visited the Farm Shop & Deli show in the NEC and asked the question: why supply a farm shop or deli?

Cold Brew
Starbucks has launched Cold Brew in three of 30 initial sites
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Starbucks brews up cold speciality

Starbucks has today launched Cold Brew in three central London stores, ahead of a roll-out to 30 sites. 

Coughlans
Coughlans: won an apology from Greggs
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Greggs apologises to bakery after 'staff poaching' attempts

Bakery giant Greggs has apologised to a local baker after being accused of “poaching staff”. 

Holland & Barrett
Free-from store Holland & Barrett More has opened in Chester
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Holland & Barrett launches first of 50 free-from stores

Health store chain Holland & Barrett has today opened the country’s first-ever free-from concept store under the brand Holland & Barrett More. 

United Biscuits Ambassadors Club (UBAC)
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United Biscuits forms retail Ambassadors Club

United Biscuits (UB) has announced the launch of its “exclusive retailer Ambassadors Club” as it increases its focus on the convenience sector.

Toppings Pies reaches south with Budgens

Doncaster-based Toppings Pies has struck a deal with Budgens, in a bid to spread further down south.

Election 2015: bakers, who will you vote for?

The election is fast approaching, and, like any business person, bakers will be studying manifestos for policies that benefit their firm. But who will you be backing?

Palm oil supplier beefs up bakery support

New Britain Oils, supplier of sustainable palm oil, has strengthened technical support in its bakery division with three new appointments.

Tesco suffers record loss

Tesco has posted a record £6.4bn annual pre-tax loss for the year to the end of February.

CMA gives provisional clearance for Pork Farms merger

The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has provisionally cleared Pork Farms Group’s acquisition of chilled savoury pastry business Kerry Foods.

Which?
Which? has issued challenge on supermarket pricing
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Which? issues challenge on supermarket pricing tactics

Consumer rights campaigner Which? has issued the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) with a “super-complaint” regarding supermarket pricing practices. 

Sugar
Tate & Lyle repositions business for maximum return
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Tate & Lyle readjusts global focus

Tate & Lyle has announced a major realignment to focus on speciality food ingredients amid a significant restructuring of its Splenda sucralose business. 

Sugar
ABF's sugar arm weakened and profitability hit
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ABF recoups ‘lost volume’ for Kingsmill

Associated British Foods (ABF) has claimed that “lost volume” following Tesco’s de-listing of Kingsmill sliced last month has “been replaced elsewhere”. 

Kingsmill
Allied Bakeries speaks about Kingsmill sliced's delisting in Tesco
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AUDIO: Allied Bakeries speaks of delisting and the bread market

An Allied Bakeries director has told British Baker of hopes to get Kingsmill bread back on Tesco shelves following its recent delisting. 

New York Bagel Company
New York Bagel Company joins the Thins market
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New York Bakery Company launches Sandwich Thins

The New York Bakery Company is adding Bagel Sandwich Thins to its range this spring with a £2.5m campaign. 

Pret A Manger
Pret A Manger posts strong year-end results
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Pret A Manger reveals strong full-year performance

Sandwich chain Pret A Manager has reported a 9.7% increase in like-for-like sales in the 52 weeks to 1 January 2015. 

Warburtons launches Thin Bagels

Warburtons has invested £7m in its new range of Thin Bagels.

Mr Kipling boosts Premier’s performance

Premier Foods continues to show improved trading performance in Q1 as master brand Mr Kipling “remains the star”.

Bakery firms scoop supplier awards

United Biscuits and Allied Bakeries have taken two top-spots in The Grocer’s Supplier of The Year competition for the Bakery category.

Subway
Subway continues to target non-traditional locations
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Subway opens 500th non-traditional store

Sandwich chain Subway has hit another 2015 milestone in opening 500 stores in non-traditional locations in the UK and Ireland. 

Puratos extends ingredients offer with Italian acquisition

Ingredients and bakery firm Puratos has acquired Italian ingredients specialist Bakery Future Lines (BFL), as it plans to expand production and meet consumer demand.

Wheat
British wheat could be half wiped out by 'Warrior' fungal strain
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Warrior disease poses threat to British wheat

British wheat could be in danger as it is thought a strain of fungal disease could wipe out half of this year’s crop. 

Aryzta
Aryzta launches 'posh' range of pies
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Aryzta offers ‘posh’ pie range

Swiss bakery group Aryzta has launched a range of five ‘posh’ pies inspired by UK flavours. 

Linda Hill
Linda Hill of Murrays Bakers was delighted to win the Scotch Pie award
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Scotch pie winner sees sales surge

The current Scotch Pie Champion 2015 Linda Hill of Murray’s Bakers has seen sales shoot up since winning the award. 

Stop the Week: online

We look at the popularity of a foodie freebie and (at last) an end to age-old problems with unspreadable butter in our tongue-in-cheek Stop the Week

Kingsmill
Nick Law, operations director at Allied Bakeries
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Allied Bakeries makes £31m bakery investment

Allied Bakeries has made a £31m investment at its Stevenage bakery - completing its multi-million pound capital expenditure programme. 

Bakkavor pizza
Bakkavor has sold the remainder of Italpizza to Dreamfood
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Bakkavör sells remainder of Italian pizza business

Bakkavör has sold the remaining stake of its Italian manufacturing pizza business Italpizza to Dreamfood after the sale of a 40% share in it last year. 

Ditty's
Ditty's smoked oatcakes to be listed in M&S
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Ditty's oatcakes now listed in M&S

Ditty’s oatcakes has won a listing in Marks & Spencer (M&S), adding to the bakery names to land deals with the retailer since it launched its new British Foods range. 

Wrights
Wrights' Street Pie range
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Wrights launches Street Pie range

Crewe based Wrights Food Group has rolled out a ‘kick-ass’ Street Pie to target the grab-and-go sector. 

Strike to disrupt Fox’s Biscuits production

Production at the Batley Fox’s Biscuits factory in West Yorkshire is expected to be disrupted, following an engineering workers strike.

Eclairs
Some of the eclairs on offer at Maître Choux
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Three-Michelin starred pastry chef opens London patisserie

Specialist patisserie Maître Choux has opened today in South Kensington, London. 

Blog: is Tesco euphoric over bakery deal?

Bronya Smolen asks, how do you solve a problem like the ISB? 

Stephens Bakery targets hungry motorists

Stephens Bakery has opened two sites in service station locations, as it resubmits plans for the bakery drive-thru concept.

Grahams Chocolate Sponge
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Northern Irish bakery grows UK presence

Grahams Bakery in Northern Ireland has expanded its reach in the UK, scoring two deals with major retailers.

Gerhard’s blog: Vote rhubarb

The election is not far off, but Gerhard Jenne has just one piece of advice for the baking fraternity...

Cocoa
Cocoa fibre could replace cocoa as prices are set to soar
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Product replacement aims to reduce cocoa dependence

Natural food expert Naturis has developed a cocoa replacement as real cocoa prices continue to rise.

Farm Shop & Deli show the biggest yet

Next week’s Farm Shop & Deli Show is set to be the biggest yet – with 200 new exhibitors and a bigger machinery, packaging and equipment offer.

Exclusive: Tesco buys Euphorium Bakery

Tesco has bought the remaining stake in Euphorium Bakery, British Baker can reveal.

New savoury snack line joins Ritz brand

Mondelēz International has unveiled its new Ritz Crisp & Thin products, in conjunction with a £10m brand marketing campaign.

Scottish bakery clinches M&S deal

Scotland’s Stag Bakeries has landed a supply deal with Marks & Spencer (M&S) as part of its new Taste of the British Isles initiative.

Bakers urged to participate in Doughnut Week

There are just four weeks until National Doughnut Week (9 to 16 May) hits, so bakers are urged to register.

Own-brand bakery rescued from administration

All 60 jobs at supermarket own-brand bakery Bakeaway have been secured after the business was bought out of administration.

Cookie Crumbles appoints distributor for baking mixes

Cookie Crumbles is set for expansion following its appointment of Blakemore Fine Foods as a distributor of its baking mix range.

Biscuit firm keeps sale option open

Thomas J Fudge, biscuit maker, has revealed it has been working with corporate adviser Grant Thornton about the potential sale of the business to achieve growth plans.

Swapping guns for buns: Stallone meets Warburtons

Hollywood movie star Sylvester Stallone starred in Warburtons’ multi-million pound advert this weekend, for the new campaign ‘The Deliverers’.

Bread fibre argument lacking, says expert

A leading nutritionist says the importance of fibre in food such as bread is “poorly recognised” - with the nutrition of a loaf “well below the radar”.

Carr's mill in Kirkcaldy
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Carr’s Group praises its flour mills

Carr’s Group, the farming and food conglomerate, said its flour mills had delivered an ‘excellent performance’ in its first half.

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