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High Crown Bakery: re-opened following cockroach infestation
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London bakery re-opens following cockroach closure

A bakery in the London borough of Brent has re-opened following a £1,559 fine and forced closure for a cockroach infestation. 

British Pie Week
British Pie Week: tell us how it's going
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British Pie Week: top facts

There are still two days left in British Pie Week 2015 and British Baker has rounded up some facts about the UK pie eater. 

British Pie Week
British Pie Week celebrates the pie
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British Pie Week: Top 10 pies in pictures

British Pie Week (2 to 8 March) ran this week and to celebrate the Pierateers put together a list of the top 10 British pies. 

New food skills career website launched

The National Skills Academy for Food & Drink has launched a new website to encourage more youngsters into the industry.

Action on Sugar is 'disappointed' with the outcome on sugar recommendations
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WHO comes under fire for stance on sugar

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has been criticised for maintaining its draft guidelines on sugar, following a year-long consultation around the issue.

Foxcroft Ginger
Foxcroft & Ginger to launch 'cruffin'
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Foxcroft & Ginger introduces hybrid to range

London bakery Foxcroft & Ginger is launching a ‘cruffin’ on Friday (6 March) – the latest in bakery hybrids. 

Top London chocolaterie on urgent hunt for hot cross bun supplier

Top London chocolatier Paul A Young is searching for “the best” hot cross bun supplier to be judged on Saturday.

Ian Wright, FDF's new director general
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Former Diageo man to head FDF

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has appointed former Diageo director Ian Wright as the new director-general of the trade association.

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Greggs posts strong 2014 performance
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Greggs' results by numbers

High street bakery chain Greggs has posted its 2014 preliminary results including its best own-shop like-for like sales since 2007. 

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James Hall & Co currently bakes and supplies Clayton Park’s bread range to over 500 Spar stores
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Northern wholesaler extends Spar bakery range

James Hall & Co, a Spar wholesaler for the north of England, is trialling a new range of ambient bake-off products at seven Spar stores.

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Archer Daniels Midland and Cargill merger under investigation
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EC investigates ADM-Cargill merger

The European Commission has opened an ‘in-depth’ investigation into the merger of chocolate business Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and Cargill, due to potential competition concerns in the supply of industrial chocolate in Germany and the UK.

Greggs
Greggs posts strong 2014 trading performance
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Greggs posts strong 2014 performance

The chief executive of high street bakery giant Greggs has praised “an exceptional step-up in performance” for the brand in 2014 as it revealed total sales were up 5.5% to £804m and own-shop like-for-like sales had risen 4.5%. 

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Aldi offers cheapest bakery items
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Aldi named cheapest for bakery in grocery tracker

German discounter Aldi has been named the cheapest supermarket for bakery items as the price of a weekly shop rose 0.55% in the last month to £88.59. 

Exclusive: Allied Bakeries’ chief executive to leave

The chief executive of Allied Bakeries is to leave the business – just weeks after parent company Associated British Foods (ABF) declared the UK bakery market “intensely competitive”.

Mr Pretzels
Mr Pretzels focuses on expansion plans
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Pretzel maker seeks UK expansion

Mr Pretzels UK has set its eyes on up to 10 more sites by the end of the year, with ambitions to open up in train stations. 

Ansel cronut
Dominique's Ansel's cronut remains a sell-out
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Cronut founder opens desserts café

Inventor of the cronut Dominique Ansel is to open a made-to-order desserts café in New York amid international plans. 

Hovis
Hovis is top of the Superbrands report for Bakery
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Shake-up in top 20 brands list

Well-loved bakery and confectionery brands failed to make it into an annual ranking of the top 20 consumer brands in the UK, but Hovis won its category. 

Tom’s Pies launches at Ocado

Premium pie company, Tom’s Pies, has launched five products at ocado.com- its first listing at a major retailer.

Crosstown Doughnuts
Crosstown Doughnuts: rocky road doughnut
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Crosstown Doughnuts reveals first permanent store opening

London-based artisan doughnut concept Crosstown Doughnuts has announced its first permanent store opening in Soho this spring. 

Paul A Young
Paul A Young eyes expansion for chocolaterie brand
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Paul A Young sets expansion sights on Manchester

Top London Chocolatier Paul A Young has set his sights for expansion on Manchester as cacao prices rise to their highest in 40 years. 

Industry helps ‘Bread Nose Day’ event

The baking industry is lending a hand to a trio of amateur bakers, who will bake bread through the night to raise money for Comic Relief.

Jammie Bakes
Jammie Bakes: the Jammie Dodger for adults
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Burton's predicts up to £7m worth for Jammie Bakes

Burton’s Biscuits Company director of sweet estimates new launch Jammie Bakes will be worth £6-7m within a year. 

Fox's Biscuit Batley:
up to 80 jobs at risk
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Up to 80 jobs at risk at Fox's Biscuits site

Fox’s Biscuits has confirmed there could be redundancies at its Batley factory, West Yorkshire.

The best bacon sarnie revealed

A survey has revealed the nation’s favorite way to eat a bacon sarnie is in white bread, with smoked bacon and brown sauce.

Boosting bread among the young

As part of the #WeLoveBread campaign British Baker filmed a Grain Chain masterclass for teachers.

GBBO winner John Whaite is opening a bakery school
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GBBO winner opens bakery school

The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) 2012 winner is to open a cookery school this summer, named John Whaite’s Kitchen. 

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Sugar swap advice is getting through to consumers
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High-profile sugar debate moves consumers to action

As sugar swap advice continues amid the obesity crisis, Mintel has revealed that 46% of Brits have been moved to monitor their intake. 

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Paul UK confirms Newbury opening
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Paul reveals site of second regional outlet

Artisan bakery chain Paul UK has confirmed Newbury as the site of its second regional opening. 

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Students at University College Birmingham
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College opens new £2m bakery training facility

A new £2m training centre for bakers has been unveiled at University College Birmingham. 

Tesco Mini Monkey Milk Chocolate Biscuits
Tesco recalls Mini Monkey Milk Chocolate Biscuits over undeclared peanut protein
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Tesco recalls biscuits over peanut content

Tesco has recalled all of its Mini Monkey Milk Chocolate Biscuits due to the presence of a peanut protein not mentioned on the label. 

Costa Coffee
Costa goes 'from strength to strength'
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Analyst gives positive verdict on Costa

High street coffee chain Costa has gone “from strength to strength” in the UK aided by the benefits of being part of a larger company, according to a City analyst. 

Helen Browning
Helen Browning: believes organic is back
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Sales boost for organic bakery

Organic products have seen a bump in sales, up 4% in 2014 compared to 2013, boosting organic bakery products. 

Gerhard
Gerhard reflects on Comic Relief's Celebrity Bake-Off as well as proper lighting
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Gerhard’s blog: Light bulb moment

Gerhard Jenne dwells on the importance of proper marketing and learns a lesson on in-store lighting. 

French dip sandwiches tipped amongst latest emerging UK trends

French dip sandwiches and meat-style sauces have been revealed to be the latest trends in the UK high street.

Krispy Kreme gives away one million doughnuts

Krispy Kreme has estimated it gave out around 1m doughnuts worldwide, in a one-day-only promotion to celebrate the opening of its 1,000th store.

David Potts: the new chief executive of Morrisons
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Morrisons appoints new chief executive

David Potts, the former boss of Tesco in Ireland and Asia, has been appointed as the new chief executive of Morrisons.

New food innovation conference launched

New Frontiers in Food & Drink – a cutting edge conference to discuss the food industry of tomorrow – is to take place this summer.

Gail’s Bakery eyes sites outside of London

Gail’s Artisan Bakery has revealed plans to expand out of the capital, but has turned down opportunities to go into travel locations.

Suffolk bakery gets Oscar mention

The Pump Street Bakery, Suffolk, has gained Oscar fame after it was mentioned in a speech by winning director, Mat Kirkby.

Sandwich firm on minimum wage shaming list

A sandwich firm is among 70 firms named and shamed by the government, which have failed to pay the minimum wage.

Michael Murphy, new chief executive of Irwin's Bakery
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Irwin’s Bakery appoints new chief executive

Northern Irish firm Irwin’s Bakery has appointed a new chief executive to strategically manage the business.

Kaspar’s Seafood Bar & Grill in London’s Savoy Hotel charges £9 a head to serve their own cake- the same price as a dessert
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London venues charging cakeage fee

The so-called ‘cakeage fee’ – a charge restaurants command when customers bring their own cake – has shot up to as much as £9 in some big-name restaurants.

Greggs
Greggs saved from toilet provision across estate
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Greggs ducks toilet provision following council dispute

Greggs has been saved from flushing away millions of pounds following a ruling on whether it needed to provide toilets in its stores. 

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Cooplands of Doncaster increases range
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Cooplands of Doncaster offers 'bigger' range under new ownership

Cooplands of Doncaster will offer a “bigger and better range”, according to its new owners, following the closure of 39 stores and a move to a major supermarket bakery supplier. 

Bunnychow
Bunnychow celebrates the loaf with hot fillings
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#WeLoveBread: The edible lunchbox

Street-food business Bunnychow, which has recently opened a site in Soho, is encouraging people to “Love [their] Loaf”, as it prides its business around using artisan bread to contain hot fillings. 

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ABF: competitive bakery market
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ABF warns of lower profit for Kingsmill, amid competitive market

Associated British Foods (ABF) has said the UK bakery market “remains intensely competitive” and expects Kingsmill owner Allied Bakeries’ profit to be lower than last year as a result. 

Jammie Bakes
Jammie Bakes: Jammie Dodgers for adults
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Jammie Dodgers branch out

Burton’s Biscuit Company has launched a new version of its well-loved Jammie Dodgers brand aimed at adults. 

One of the offerings will be a macaroni cheese
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Starbucks embarks on evening offering

Starbucks has launched its first evening offering in the UK at Stansted Airport, offering hot and cold food, wine and beer.

Wholewheat bread
Whole grains including bread promoted as part of a healthy diet
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Bread recommended as major part of diet in sugar swap advice

The Department of Health (DoH) is promoting bread as a way to ‘bulk up’ meals and swap out more sugar and fat-laden foods. 

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Registered domain name 'hikjacked' on Instagram
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Baker issues warning on social media domain trademarks

A baker has warned other small business owners to check social media sites after a rival business assumed her trademarked domain name. 

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