Latest News

Kudos develops SALP replacer in response to regulation

Following the introduction of a new EU regulation, restricting the use of sodium aluminium phosphate (SALP), Kudos Blends has developed an alternative product for bakers.

Scotmid launches fiery pie competition

Scottish retailer Scotmid has launched a touring “fiery pie” competition for consumers.

Charity launches flapjack range

Charity Pilgrim Bandits has launched its own range of flapjacks to help fund injured personnel from the armed forces.

Grocery market growth falls to 2.4%

Aldi and Lidl dominated sales growth once again, as overall grocery market growth hit its slowest rate since 2005, new figures show.

East of England Co-op invests in delivery

The East of England Co-operative has invested £500,000 in its new free home delivery service.

UK representative second in student sandwich challenge

Nineteen-year old student chef Ricky Matonti came second in the 10th Délifrance Sandwich World Cup last week.

Krispy Kreme announces Valentine’s range

Krispy Kreme has launched a loved-up doughnut range for Valentine’s Day.

Britain has ‘too many shops’ claims LDC

As shop vacancy rates fall below 14% for the first time in four years, the Local Data Company’s (LDC) director has claimed Britain has too many shops.

Kingsmill follows Warburtons into snacks arena

Kingsmill has launched a range of snack products, called Mini Toasts, as it looks to diversify into new markets.

Egg industry calls for mandatory labelling

The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) is calling for the mandatory introduction of labelling, detailing the production method and country of origin of egg products.

Supermarkets face independent discounter threat

Supermarkets face a threat from independent retailers as over 60% of UK adults choose to shop in discount stores, new figures reveal.

Irwin’s creates skinny sarnie

Northern Irish bakery Irwin’s has developed a new product aimed at health-conscious consumers.

Bread Du Jour hooks new distribution deals

Wholesale bread supplier Bread Du Jour has secured a number of new distribution partnerships as it looks to roll out its expanding range.

Make Your Own sandwich concept eyes UK

Australian sandwich concept Make Your Own (MYO) is looking to re-enter the UK market, according to its CEO.

Up to 650 jobs at risk at Avana Bakeries

As many as 650 jobs are at risk at 2 Sisters business Avana Bakeries, following the loss of a major contract with Marks and Spencer (M&S).

Fletchers completes refinance package

Fletchers Group of Bakeries has completed a £22 million refinancing package in order to help it achieve its goals for long-term business growth.

Bakers in the south face further flood warnings

Further flooding is threatening bakery trade in the south as the Met Office issued an Amber warning.

Ginsters returns to screens with £4m ad campaign

A series of new television adverts for Ginsters are to launch on 12 February, in a bid to bring men back to the brand.

Zeelandia holds educational bakery workshop

Ingredients manufacturer Zeelandia has hosted a workshop for bakery students at Barking & Dagenham College.

New appointments at Peter’s Food Service

Peter’s Food Service has made a number of new appointments at its pie business.

The Cavan Bakery announces expansion plans

Family-owned business The Cavan Bakery has opened its sixth retail outlet in Teddington, Middlesex.

Warburtons rapped over ‘misleading’ advert

Plant baker Warburtons has been rapped over the knuckles by advertising authorities after complaints when it claimed it was: “No1. Now London’s biggest bakers”.

Blog: Gerhard Jenne’s Icing on the Cake

In this week’s blog, Gerhard Jenne discusses how the increasing popularity of British food has Continental bakers beating a path to our doors.

Workshop Coffee Co announces City expansion

London-based Workshop Coffee Company is opening a third site in Holborn Viaduct, London.

Northern Irish biscuit firm strikes Spanish deal

Gourmet biscuit business Grace’s, has gained a new contract to supply El Corte Inglés, an upmarket Spanish department store.

Ziferblat café faces eviction

Russian café concept Ziferblat faces the closure of its London outlet, following a lease dispute.

Sugar prices continue to hit Real Good Food Co

The Real Good Food Company (RGFC) has reported mixed trading conditions, during its third-quarter trading period, with the lowering of prices in the sugar market affecting profitability at Napier Brown.

Artisan bakery set to help ex-inmates

A history of art graduate has founded an artisan bakery, designed to prevent ex-inmates from re-offending.

Warburtons executive opens bakery teaching facility

Brett Warburton, executive director of Warburtons, will officially open Leeds City College’s new bakery teaching facilities.

Dum Dum Doughnuts announces first retail site

British artisan brand Dum Dum Doughnuts is opening its first retail outlet at Box Park, Shoreditch, London this month.

Pukka Pies launches family-focused campaign

Pukka Pies has unveiled its “biggest ever” marketing campaign, targeted at family meal-times.

Posh toast – a new gourmet trend?

It seems the national press have gone crazy for posh toast, naming it a new food trend.

Cake decorations company picks up new distributor deal

Truly (UK) has been appointed UK distributor for Chinese decorations company Quality Sprinkles, through its Twist Ingredients brand.

McVitie's launches new £12m campaign

Cute little animals are the focus of United Biscuits’ new £12m multi-media advertising campaign for masterbrand McVitie’s, which aims to convey the ‘sweet’ appeal of the category.

William Jackson sees 8% lift in profits

William Jackson & Son Limited posted a profit after tax increase of 8.3% to £9.82m, for the full year to 27 April 2013.

Jolly Pies aims to expand retail business

Belfast-based company Jolly Pies is looking to expand its retail offering after a successful season at Ulster rugby club.

Kindred Bakery to focus on wholesale

Kindred Bakery will focus on expanding its wholesale business - with a new bakery opening next month.

Genius Foods extends Asda deals

Genius Foods has re-entered the frozen food market with a range of gluten-free pies.

Starbucks CEO focusses on digital offering

Starbucks has reorganised its senior leadership team, as it focuses on its digital future.

Pieminister introduces low-calorie range

Bristol firm Pieminister has launched a range of low-calorie pies.

Border Biscuits adds to Sainsbury’s product listings

Border Biscuits has secured additional product listings in Sainsbury’s Scotland.

Invicta taps into new markets with plastic kit

Having traditionally worked with metal, Invicta Bakeware is expanding its business with the launch of a new trading division - Food Industry Supplies.

Pret and Greggs applauded by customers for satisfaction

Pret A Manger, Greggs and Subway have been listed among the top 50 UK performing organisations in terms of customer satisfaction.

Strike action imminent at 2 Sisters

Over 90% of trade union members have voted in favour of strike action at 2 Sisters Food Group’s Corby plant.

Hovis: City reaction and deal by numbers

The development of a joint venture business could “reinvigorate” the Hovis brand, according to a City analyst.

Blog: Gerhard Jenne’s Icing on the Cake

As January slowly turns into February, Gerhard Jenne discusses whether 2014 will be the year of the doughnut.

BREAKING: Sainsbury’s CEO to step down after 10 years

Sainsbury’s has announced that Justin King, CEO, will step down in July after 10 years in the role.

New York Bakery Co launches mini bagel range

Bagel brand the New York Bakery Co has launched a new range of mini bagels.

Brace’s Bakery sees £1.2m pre-tax profit

Welsh bakery Brace’s has reported pre-tax profits of £1.2m for the year ended 30 September 2013.

The Village Bakery rebrands for 80-year celebration

Wrexham manufacturer The Village Bakery has unveiled a new look to coincide with its 80th anniversary year.

My Account


Most read