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Village Bakery recognised as top employer at awards

Welsh craft bakery the Village Bakery was named runner-up in Wales’ VQ Employer of the Year awards.

Teachers believe nutrition education is 'poor'

The majority of teachers (88%) rate food, cooking and nutrition education in the UK as poor or just adequate.

Call for greater transparency in palm oil sourcing

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is calling for greater tranparency on where and how palm oil is grown in the quest for responsible and sustainable sourcing.

Associated British Foods buys Dorset Cereals

Allied Bakeries’ parent company Associated British Foods (ABF) is to buy UK premium cereal maker Dorset Cereals in a deal believed to be worth £50m.

Kamps targets new stores in UK

German bakery chain Kamps has revealed plans to expand in London and the rest of the UK.

Morrisons chairman to step down

The chairman of the under-fire supermarket chain Morrisons has announced he plans to step down.

English shoppers to be charged for carrier bags

Shoppers will be charged 5p for every plastic carrier bag they use in supermarkets from October 2015, under plans to bring England into line with Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Bakeware company wins people management award

Invicta, the British bakeware company, has been awarded Investors in People status.

HGCA celebrates wheat export milestone

HGCA has worked under its milling wheat export classifications ukp and uks for 10 years.

Welsh bakery reveals growth plans

Welsh bakery Henllans is planning expansion to meet product demand across the UK and US.

Grocery market growth slows

Grocery market growth has seen the biggest slump for 11 years, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel.  

Paul Hollywood artisan bread firm to be liquidated

Celebrity baker Paul Hollywood’s artisan bread company has gone into liquidation.

Bacheldre Watermill for sale for £1.4m

An award-winning watermill business, which supplies organic and traditional flours and bread mixes, has been placed on the market for £1.4m. 

London bakery fined for fly-tipping

A bakery in north-west London has been fined for fly-tipping waste.

EAT plans UK expansion

The private equity-backed sandwich chain EAT plans to expand beyond London – after securing a further £40m in funding.

Stag Bakeries lands Russian deal

Stag Bakeries, a leading Scottish wholesale company, has secured a new export contract to Russia.

Hotel Chocolat expands international presence

Hotel Chocolat, the upmarket confectioner, is opening two stores in Copenhagen this summer.

New high street plan published

Town centres must have five-year plans and embrace digital opportunities, according to a new report on the future of the nation’s high streets.

Ms Cupcake eyes expansion across the UK

Brixton-based vegan baker Ms Cupcake is looking at sites in major cities across the UK.

Anges de Sucre opens in Kensington

Artisan Patisserie, Anges de Sucre, has launched its first boutique shop in the heart of Kensington, London.

Paddy & Scott's launches summer drinks

Independent artisan coffee producers Paddy & Scott’s has launched a range of summer drinks.

Report: Scottish Bakers continued

Here British Baker looks at the work of Scotland Food & Drink and the top tips of Tom O'Toole.

Ms Cupcake baker stars in online video

The founder of London’s first entirely vegan bakery Ms Cupcake has starred in an online film, made by the British Library.

French coffee house opens in Birmingham

A French-inspired coffee house has opened at The Cube, in Birmingham.

Gluten-free pop-up shop opened in Nottingham

Riverside Bakery in Nottingham has opened a pop-up shop for its successful brand Too Good To Be Gluten Free.

Real Good Food Company dispute to be resolved in July

The dispute between The Real Good Food Company (RFGC) and British Sugar should be resolved by early July, British Baker has learned.

Entries invited for FreeFrom awards

The FreeFrom Eating Out Awards are open for entry across seven categories including cafés and coffee shops.

Finsbury adds to sales and commerce roles

Finsbury Food Group has appointed Lawrence Trist and Graeme Clark to new roles in its cake business. 

Bertinet opens new Bath shop

French baker Richard Bertinet and wife Jo have opened a new shop in central Bath, replacing their previous site in the town.

Attempts to exempt fortified flour from new labelling unlikely

The Federation of Bakers (FoB) said there was no sign that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) could exempt fortified flour from EU Food Information Regulation labelling rules, despite a new consultation.

Kindred bounces back from flood

Business is booming at London’s Kindred Bakery following a devastating flood at its Herne Hill branch in August 2013.

Warburtons men jailed for bread basket theft

Two Warburtons employees have been jailed for stealing more than £560,000-worth of bread baskets and selling them on for recycling.

Scottish bakers scoop food and drink awards

Scotland Food & Drink Excellence crowned three bakery winners at its annual awards.

Craft Bakers' Association to focus on youth

The Craft Bakers’ Association (CBA) has begun a journey which will see it focus on youth and training in the baking industry.

David Wood expands with Creative purchase

David Wood Baking, the Leeds-based bakery wholesaler, has acquired the ready meals firm Creative Foods.

Millie’s investigates c-store unit options

Millie’s Cookies, the SSP-owned brand, has revealed plans to offer standalone units in convenience stores.

GE Capital invests £80m in Hovis

GE Capital has provided an £80m facility to finance the future growth of the Hovis brand.

Vitamin D deficiency affects 23% UK adults

Vitamin D deficiency in the UK is “not acceptable” as it is revealed that 23% of adults are not hitting their recommended daily intake.

Subway updates app with nutritional info

The sandwich chain Subway has updated its mobile app to include nutritional information.

Exeter Street Bakery gains news Waitrose listing

Exeter Street Bakery, a London bread supplier, is to launch four new loaves in 14 Waitrose stores.

Wholesaler Booker posts sales growth

Wholesale giant Booker this morning unveiled like-for-like sales growth of 2.1% - as it said it continued to strive to give customers an ‘improved choice’.

Scotmid celebrates Ashers’ success

Scottish Co-operative Scotmid has congratulated its local bakery partner, Ashers of Nairn, after it was crowned Scottish Baker of the Year.

Ministry of Cake to add second site

Newly independent cake and dessert manufacturer Ministry of Cake plans to add a second UK site and double turnover in the next three to five years.

Britvic pushes soft drinks for summer

Soft drinks manufacturer Britvic is launching a Taste of Summer portfolio promotion for retailers to inspire shoppers to ‘shake up’ their routines.

Video: the CBA one year on

It has been a year since the rebranding which saw the Craft Bakers’ Association (CBA) come to the fore and here British Baker catches up with its senior management team.

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Kingsmill launches Bagel Thins

Kingsmill, the bakery brand, has launched Bagel Thins, which are significantly thinner than a regular bagel, and contain only 122 calories.

Food LFLs up at M&S, profits down

Marks & Spencer (M&S), the high street stalwart, today revealed its food like-for-like sales improved by 1.7% in the past year – because it was “more specialist” and focused on “quality and innovation”.

Tesco triumphs in own-label awards

Tesco came out top in the Grocer’s Own-Label Awards in the baked goods category - and went home with almost a third of the total awards.

Ashers named Scottish Baker of the Year

Craft bakery and family owned business Ashers of Nairn has been named the Scottish Baker of the Year 2014.

Poor weather causes surge in cinnamon prices

EHL Ingredients has reported a global surge in prices for cassia cinnamon following heavy rainfall in south-east Asia.

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