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Edme supports local care homes

Malted ingredients supplier Edme has been visiting care homes, allowing residents to ask about baking.

Marley Coffee outlines 2014 plans for UK

US-based company Marley Coffee is looking to increase its distribution and product lines in the UK and Europe in 2014.

Aldi and Lidl show continued sales growth

Aldi and Lidl continue to show strong sales growth, according to the latest results.

Gavin Darby appointed chair of food engineering board

Gavin Darby has been appointed chair of the Food Engineering Industrial Advisory Board (FEIAB) for the National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering.

UK inflation hits 2% target

The UK inflation rate fell to 2% in December, from 2.1% the previous month.

Carr’s Milling sees net debt increase

Carr’s Milling Industries net debt has risen by £6.1m, according to latest reports.

Newburn Bakehouse gains new Tesco listing

Warburtons’ Newburn Bakehouse brand is launching its seeded sandwich thins in Tesco this month.

Fortnum & Mason sees Christmas success

Fortnum & Mason has experienced a “highly successful” Christmas period with sales up 16%.

Premier Foods announces £20m investment

Premier Foods has announced a £20m investment to double capacity at its cake manufacturing site in Carlton, Barnsley.

Stevia’s value to reach £167m by 2017

The value of natural sweetener stevia is forecast to grow to £167m by 2017, according to research group Mintel.

UK’s first pay-per-minute café opens

Russian café concept Ziferblat has opened its first UK outlet in London.

SSP denies advisor appointment

British food outlet operator Select Service Partner (SSP) has denied the appointment of advisors for initial public offering (IPO).

Clayton Park Bakery sends 1,000 pies to Wolverhampton

Clayton Park Bakery has supplied close to 1,000 pies to football club Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Danish bakers fears recipe step-change for cinnamon rolls

Danish bakers have been asked to make sure the amount of cinnamon they use falls within EU rules, after a survey found that 50% of products contained levels above the limit.

Bakkavor pizza workers in strike vote

Bakkavor has said it was “naturally disappointed” that 600 GMB members are to be balloted for strike action, in a dispute over pay.

Greggs looks to mitigate job loss impact

Greggs will look to do everything it can to mitigate the impact of job redundancies within the company, according to its chief executive.

Hummingbird Bakery to open sixth outlet

Cupcake emporium The Hummingbird Bakery is to open its sixth branch in Richmond next month - its first outside central London.

Tesco sees 2.4% decline in LFL sales

Tesco has reported a 2.4% decline in like-for-like (LFL) sales during the Christmas period, according to latest results.

Morrisons’ LFL sales slump almost 6%

Morrisons saw like-for-like (LFL) sales over Christmas down 5.6% (7.1% including fuel), in what it called a “disappointing” performance.

M&S records 1.5% LFL food increase for Christmas

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has seen a 1.5% increase in like-for-like (LFL) food sales during the Christmas period, according to its latest results.

Sugar the main health target of 2014

A group of health experts and academics have pledged to tackle rising obesity by combating sugar.

Greggs forecasts more than 400 redundancies

Greggs has announced that more than 400 jobs are potentially at risk, due to structural changes to its supply chain and a reduction in general overhead costs.

Greggs sees 2.6% LFL increase in Q4

Greggs has seen an increase of 2.6% in Q4 like-for-like (LFL) sales following “strong demand” during the Christmas period, according to its latest trading results.

Piebury Corner eyes West End expansion

North London business Piebury Corner is hoping to expand with a restaurant, following three seasons of success.

Caffè Nero announces debt financing package

Caffè Nero has announced the agreement of a new debt financing package.

Co-op sees positive food sales over Christmas

The Co-operative Group has seen a like-for-like (LFL) sales increase of 1% during the Christmas period following strong food sales.

Sainsbury’s reports bumper Christmas sales

Sainsbury’s saw total sales in its third quarter up 2.5%. However, like-for-like sales growth was flat (0.2%) over the the 14 weeks to 4 January 2014.

UK coffee shops to exceed 20,500 by 2018

The UK coffee shop market will exceed 20,500 outlets by 2018, according to latest reports.

Pasty Presto unveils new design

Cornish bakery Pasty Presto has started a “new Cornwall-inspired” rebrand across 29 shops throughout the UK.

Fletchers completes £1m expansion

Fletchers Group of Bakeries has completed a £1m expansion of its cold storage facilities at its dedicated foodservice business unit Kara.

Blog: Gerhard Jenne’s Icing on the Cake

In his first blog for 2014, Gerhard Jenne discusses how to turn consumer New Year’s resolutions into profit.

Genius supplies gluten-free lines to Middle East

Genius Foods has signed a deal with a leading supermarket chain in the Middle East, which will see its products sold across the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Tiptree World Bread Awards 2014 open for entries

Entry is now open for the Tiptree World Bread Awards 2014.

Country Style now owns Poole's Pies
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Country Style sees profits rise by 27%

Country Style Foods achieved an increase in profit after tax of 27%, to £3.8m, for the full year to 30 April 2013.

Lola’s Cupcakes launches Underground cart

Lola’s Cupcakes has opened a cart at Kings Cross St Pancras London Underground station, with a further four planned for this year.

Subway launches new deal for new year

Building on the success of its £2 breakfast deal, Subway has launched a £3 meal deal for the new year.

Pieminister posts profit boost in annual figures

Bristol firm Pieminister revealed an increase in underlying profit of almost 40% in its annual accounts, filed at Companies House.

Fabulous Bakin’ Boys appoint new chief executive

Richard Cooper has been appointed chief executive of The Fabulous Bakin’ Boys, effective from January this year.

Britain’s Best Bakery is back

The search for Britain’s Best Bakery is on again as ITV gears up to screen the second series of the popular show, starting next Monday (6 January).

Warburtons to invest £20m in new plant

Warburtons has submitted for planning permission to build a £20m new plant at its Burnley bakery.

Marshmallows to be big?
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What will be big in 2014?

As the New Year begins, predictions for the year ahead’s food trends are quick to emerge. So what will be the big flavours and products of 2014?

Jenkins Bakery opens new outlet

Jenkins Bakery has expanded with its 28th outlet in Porthcawl, South Wales.

United Biscuits brings back dunkable Digestives

United Biscuits is returning to the classic recipe for its McVitie’s Digestives, containing more saturated fat.

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