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New KWS cereals added to AHDB 2018 Recommended List

Cereals supplier KWS has added five new high-yielding cereals and an oilseed rape to the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board 2018 Recommended List (RL).

FDF Awards open for applicants

The Food and Drink Federation is inviting entries for its annual awards.

Soreen’s new festive loaf

Samworth Brothers-owned malt loaf maker Soreen has launched Winter Spice Mini Loaves that are available exclusively in Tesco.

Parkside appoints new head of innovation & NPD

Packaging manufacturer Parkside has appointed Phil O’Driscoll head of innovation & NPD.

Kara expands Genius gluten-free range

Kara, the foodservice brand of the Finsbury Food Group, has expanded its Genius gluten-free foodservice offering.

British food firms cut back on promotional activity

UK food businesses have put the brakes on promotions – with activity declining more here than in other European markets.

Northumbrian Fine Foods increases bakes by 30%

Prewett’s brand owner Northumbrian Fine Foods has increased its baked output by almost a third following a £1.2m investment.

Worshipful Company of Bakers appoints new Master

The Worshipful Company of Bakers has elected Patrick Wilkins as its new Master.

Allied Bakeries owner to build new bakery

Allied Bakeries owner ABF Grain Products is to build a new bakery in Lincolnshire.

J&I Smith Bakers shortlisted for Scotch Pie Awards 2017

Aberdeenshire-based bakery J&I Smith Bakers has secured a place on the shortlist of the 18th World Scotch Pie Awards.

Genesis Crafty boss scoops accolade at Institute of Directors Awards

Brian McErlain, managing director of Northern Ireland-based artisan bakery Genesis Crafty, has won a major honour at the Institute of Directors Awards at the Lancaster Hotel, London.

Tesco's free mince pie van returns

Tesco’s mince pie van has returned to the streets of Britain to deliver its pies free to 18 areas across the nation.

Costa set to launch cup recycling scheme across 2,000 UK stores

High street coffee chain Costa Coffee will launch a cup recycling scheme from next year across 2,000 UK stores, with the aim of recycling 30 million takeaway cups a year.

Ferrero deal imminent for United Biscuits’ Delacre

Ferrero is in the closing stages of acquiring Belgian biscuit brand Delacre from United Biscuits.

Upper Crust operator SSP to launch Paul Hollywood bakery concept

Starbucks and Upper Crust operator SSP has secured an agreement with Paul Hollywood to open a new bakery concept called Knead.

Patisserie Holdings sales break £100m barrier as store openings continue

Sales at Patisserie Valerie owner Patisserie Holdings have topped £100m for the first time as the business continues to grow its chain of bakery stores and cafés.

Barry Callebaut launches ‘Forever Chocolate’ sustainability strategy

Chocolate giant Barry Callebaut has launched its sustainability strategy ‘Forever Chocolate’, with the ultimate goal of making its chocolate 100% sustainable.

Toppings Pies acquires contract with Channel Islands Co-op Society

Doncaster-based bakery The Topping Pie Company has secured a contract with The Channel Islands Co-operative Society to supply its range of products.

Walkers unveils new packs for Crinkles

Britain’s biggest crisp brand Walkers has rolled out its new Crinkles packaging, which will be available in major retailers from next month.

Bakkavör announces significant recruitment drive

Fresh prepared food manufacturer Bakkavör has announced that it is aiming to recruit more than 300 new employees across its UK sites, due to an increased demand from its customers.

Have your say on gluten-free food labelling

Bakers are being given a chance to have their say on the introduction of new regulations in England to enforce EU rules on the labelling of gluten-free foods.

Greggs opens brand new distribution centre

High street bakery chain Greggs has worked with project management firm Clegg Food Projects to open up a 4,645sq m distribution centre in Enfield, North London.

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Edme given AA rating in food standard awards

Food ingredients supplier Edme has been given an AA rating for an announced audit in the British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) global food standard award.

Aryzta revenue declines in Europe and North America

Global bakery business Aryzta has reported a decline in revenues in its European and North American divisions.

Muffin Break opens door to new Redhill store

Artisan bakery Muffin Break has opened for business at a new store in Redhill, Surrey.

Bells of Lazonby extends ‘We Love Cake’ range

Gluten-free bakery Bells of Lazonby has added two new gluten-free products to its ‘We Love Cake’ range.

GALLERY: In cake, no-one can hear you scream

A baker from South Wales is celebrating after scooping several awards for his science-fiction inspired creations at Cake International.

Bakery exports: Bread sales increase 10% year on year

Export sales of bread have grown 10% year on year – in line with the overall increase in overseas sales of UK food and drink.

EHL offers bakers festive ingredient blends

Food ingredients supplier EHL Ingredients is offering bakers new festive organic ingredient blends and stuffing mixes.

Tunnock’s sales up 3.5% as business increases investment in machinery

Scottish manufacturer Tunnock’s has announced its sales have risen by 3.5% in its results for the year ended 29 February 2016.

Fancy a crisp/biscuit hybrid?

The Cheetos cookie – a cross between a Cheetos crisp and a biscuit – is making news Stateside for Cookie Good Bakery in California.

Autumn Statement: FDF boss Ian Wright responds

FDF director general Ian Wright has said an effective partnership between the industry and government has “never been more important”.

Walkers in Heathrow Christmas ad

Walkers Shortbread makes a special appearance in Heathrow Airport’s festive TV ad.

Scottish Bakers scoops top honour at the UK Association Awards

Scottish Bakers has won the Conference Development category accolade for the second consecutive year at the UK Associations Awards.

Mecatherm tunnel oven available for British plant bakers

A new Mecatherm FTA tunnel oven has been made available to British plant bakers and food manufacturers.

Bells expands its pie range

Scottish pastry manufacturer Bells Food Group has expanded its pie collection with a range of Deep Filled Pies.

Belfast Baking Co invests £100k in second bakery

The Belfast Baking Company has invested £100k to fund a second bakery outlet in the Northern Irish capital.

Arden Fine Foods creates biscuit mug huggers

Bakery brand Arden Fine Foods has created a biscuit that is designed to attach to a coffee or tea mug.

GBBO winner quits teaching for baking career

Candice Brown, winner of The Great British Bake Off 2016, has confirmed on ITV’s Loose Women show that she has quit her job as a PE teacher to pursue a baking career.

Behold, the folded baguette!

A French bakery in Breton has invented the folded baguette as a way for bikers to avoid breaking their bread and getting crumbs in their bags.

Finsbury Food: sales down in UK, but soar overseas

Cake manufacturer Finsbury Food Group has reported a 4% slump in UK bakery revenue in the face of retail price deflation and rising costs.

Bradgate Bakery youngster scoops Food Manufacture award

Wojciech Kalinowski, who works at Bradgate Bakery, has been given the Young Talent of the Year award at Food Manufacture Excellence awards.

New savoury crowns for Lantmännen

Lantmännen Unibake UK has launched two new savoury crowns under its Schulstad Bakery Solutions brand.

Do you know the five key flavours of 2017?

Glenbervie-based food ingredients manufacturer Macphie has released a report on what it predicts will be the flavour trends in bakery next year.

Budget chain easyCoffee aims to open 200 stores in two years

EasyCoffee is aiming to disrupt the coffee shop market in the next two years by opening 200 stores selling hot drinks at £1 a cup.

Morrisons to launch bread and baked goods under Safeway brand

Morrisons is to resurrect the Safeway brand as a range of ‘hundreds’ of products, including bread and baked goods, which will be available to independent retailers.

Specialists tipped to lead the way in food-to-go market growth

Food-to-go sales will grow by more than £5bn in the next five years, according to grocery research and training charity IGD.

Tesco to tackle discounters with price pledge

Tesco is set to compete head-on with discounters as it looks to cut the cost of its own-label products.

Lidl launches Christmas social media pricing campaign

Discounter Lidl has launched a social media campaign that it claims will put customers in control of product prices in the run-up to Christmas.

Krispy Kreme store lands in Scottish airport

Doughnut brand Krispy Kreme has opened a store at Glasgow International airport.

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