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Despite pressure from Brexit, Britain’s bakers are feeling more positive about the future of the industry than they were 12 months ago.

Blog: British Baker reports from India

Multimedia reporter Ashley Williams is in Mumbai to examine the differences between the British and Indian bakery markets. Here he talks with the boss of one of India’s leading food distributors.

Bakery veteran John Gorman passes on

Galashiels baker John Gorman passed away recently at the age of 90, having spent 60 years in the trade.

The Cheese Truck smashes £100k crowdfunding goal

Grilled cheese street food operator The Cheese Truck has smashed its crowdfunding target of £100k after an investment of more than £50k in less than 24 hours.

National Cupcake Week: the calm after the sugar rush

A look at who took part, where and when, to help bakers make the most of the sales opportunity.

Great British Biscotti Co moves to new premises as demand surges

New Forest-based artisan bakery Great British Biscotti Co is moving to a new site in Christchurch, Dorset, and will be open for business next week.

Real Good Food confirms Renshaw US division

Real Good Food has confirmed that it has created a new 100% wholly-owned subsidiary business in the US, under the name Renshaw US Inc.

Zut alors! No fries at McDonald’s

Fast food chain McDonald's has opened a pilot standalone café in Paris that serves a range including macarons and muffins, but no burgers.

From left: BBC Victorian Baker John Foster, Michele Shirlow from Food NI and Tim Andrew, Andrew Ingredients
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Irish baking workshop talks innovation

Innovation and quality were the focus at a recent Thinking Outside the Bap workshop held at Andrew Ingredients, Lisburn, suppliers of ingredients to the Irish baking and food industry.

New editor for British Baker

British Baker is delighted to announce that Vince Bamford will be joining the magazine as the new editor, effective 10 October.

Winners to be announced 1st August at 2pm

British Baker’s Christmas Stars to reveal winners this Monday

The entries are in, and the judges are ready! British Baker’s Christmas Stars will be announcing winners on Monday 1 August at 2pm.

Hobbs House Bakery creates gluten-free GiFt

Gloucestershire-based Hobbs House Bakery has given a name to its first gluten-free loaf, following a lengthy process to create a product suitable for coeliacs.

Ministry of Cake owner nominated for CEO award

Chris Ormrod, managing director of Taunton-based Ministry of Cake, has been announced as winner of the CEO of the Year award for the south west in the Management Team Awards 2016, organised by the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA).

Sainsbury’s to increase baked free-from range

Baked goods will be featured in Sainsbury’s upcoming expansion of its free-from range, British Baker has been told.

Partial sale of bakery supplier BFP Wholesale agreed

Part of the collapsed bakery ingredients supplier BFP Wholesale has been bought by a firm which is run by a director of Kent Foods for an undisclosed sum, British Baker can reveal.

Union to stage protest over Giles Foods

Union GMB is planning to stage a series of protests outside supermarket chains Lidl and Morrisons, over a dispute at Warburtons-owned supplier Giles Foods.

Time to enter the Baking Industry Awards

Are you the very best in bakery? If so, time is running out to enter the prestigious Baking Industry Awards.

Dominique Ansel reveals first London bakery location

British Baker can exclusively reveal the location of Dominique Ansel’s first bakery in Europe, in London’s Belgravia. 

10 things to do at next week’s exhibitions

Next week British Baker is exhibiting at Farm Shop & Deli Show and here is our guide of what you should do while visiting it, Foodex and Food & Drink Expo.

WH Smith to extend café offering

The high street stationers has 17 café outlets nationwide, which are now being rebranded and improved under the name Coffee House.

Tesco rumoured to be selling off Euphorium and Harris + Hoole

Tesco is reportedly on the verge of selling its offshoots Euphorium Bakery and the coffee shop chain Harris + Hoole.

McCormick issues third offer for Premier

US spice brand McCormick has upped its offer on Premier Foods to 65p a share.

Revealed: how to make rainbow bagels

The rainbow bagel craze has finally crossed over to the UK from the USA, thanks to the Beigel Shop.

5 things you can learn about Greggs

Greggs' record annual profits off the back of a bold food-to-go strategy gives any bakery pause for thought. British Baker takes a look at the key factors which give the high-street baker its competative edge.

Greggs’ Annual Report at a glance

Greggs reported record revenues and pre-tax profits yesterday, proving the wisdom of its transition from traditional baker to food-to-go retailer.

Applegreen to trial Bakewell Café in the UK

Applegreen has told British Baker that it will bring the successful motorway service café concept in the UK.

Miss it, miss out!

If you haven’t registered for the Insights from the Bakery Market Report webinar, you now have only just over a week to do so.

Entries open for Baking Industry Awards

Do you have what it takes to compete against the very best in the industry?

Bread vital to nation’s future health, says Warburtons research

Bread has an important role to play in UK consumers’ micronutrient intake, said Warburtons, following recent research commissioned by the company.

5 things YOU need to know about Warrens Bakery

British Baker profiles Cornwall-based Warrens Bakery and takes at look at the key areas where it excels.

Review of the Year: Part 1

The past year has produced plenty to celebrate for our industry, with strong investment in production equipment, moves to propagate the next generation of bakers and, to cap it all, the best British wheat harvest on record. British Baker looks back over the top 10 successes of the year.

Aldi broadcasts British Baker awards success on TV

Here is the Aldi Christmas advert which trumpets the success of its Specially Selected Mince Pies at the British Baker Christmas Stars awards.

Jamaica Blue, the coffee chain, is to open four new stores next year
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Australia franchise café firm reveals UK expansion plans

Jamaica Blue plans to open four new cafés in ‘affluent’ areas of the UK in 2016.

Bakery Business Survey still taking entries

British Baker is carrying out its third Bakery Business Survey to reveal how the industry looks from the ground and needs YOUR help.

Blog: Who is winning the battle of the Christmas ads?

With the crucial battle for Christmas sales joined in earnest, British Baker asked marketing expert Mark McCulloch, founder and chief executive of agency WE ARE Spectacular, for his opinion on this year's advertising strategies.

Aldi trumpets British Baker awards success

Cuckoo's Bakery in Edinburgh launched a range of cupcakes for Halloween
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Bakers say 2015 was best Halloween ever

Bakers have reported that sales boomed over Halloween, with the strongest sales ever this year.

Outgoing chief executive of Samworth Brothers, Lindsey Pownall
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Seven day round-up

The last seven days have produced some interesting stories for the baking industry, from Lindsey Pownall annoucing her retirement from Samworth Brothers to Morrisons unveiling plans to enter the fresh sandwich market. British Baker looks back over the top 5.

E5 Bakehouse exercises its social conscience

London’s artisan E5 Bakehouse has just finished a second project to support refugee women, in partnership with the charity the Refugee Council.

Cupcakes take over the internet

National Cupcake Week took the internet by storm last week, reaching hundreds of thousands of people on Twitter.

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Check out our top 5 stories this week
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Top 5 stories this week

Been a bit busy? Read our round-up of the five biggest stories this week. 

Gluten-free roll takes Dragons’ Den spotlight

Gluten-free business Rule of Crumb has defended its award-winning white roll, after it was dubbed “truly horrible” on BBC2’s Dragons’ Den last night. 

Scottish firm brings out new cake decoration products

A cake decoration supplier has launched two new products designed for the food-to-go market.

National Cupcake Championships
National Cupcake Championships: final call for entries
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Have you entered yet? Final call for Cupcake Champions

It is the last chance for wannabe cupcake champions to get their entries in for the National Cupcake Championships. 

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BIA finalists are revealed ahead of the 9 September ceremony
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Baking Industry Awards finalists are revealed

The finalists in the Baking Industry Awards (BIA) 2015 have been unveiled.  

What are you waiting for? Cupcake title is open

We are down to the wire for entries to see which baker will be crowned Cupcake Champion 2015 – the deadline is Thursday 6 August. 

Watch: bakery @ Hyper Japan 2015

With influence from abroad bang on trend, British Baker decided to gather some inspiration from Japan. 

People love pasties: Cornish pasty drive-thru a success

The world’s first Cornish Pasty drive-thru has been inundated in its first few days of opening, managing director of Portreath Bakery Marion Symonds has exclusively told British Baker.

Workers strike over pay at 2 Sisters bakery

Bakers at Gunstones Bakery, Sheffield, have gone on strike today (15 June) over a pay freeze.

Bakery Market Report 2015
Bakery Market Report 2015 lists the top 75 bakery companies
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Is the future of bakery bright? You told us:

Almost 55% of bakers are more positive about the future of their bakeries than one year ago, British Baker can reveal. 

Stop the Week: online

We look at how sausage rolls can get the coppers on your case and whether we should be chomping cheese on toast, not downing oysters in our tongue-in-cheek Stop the Week

Bakery Market Report 2015
The Bakery Market Report 2015 is now available to buy
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Webinar debates latest bakery retail trends

A new ‘battleground’ for retail bakeries was explored in British Baker’s web event, which saw experts discuss today’s industry ahead of an exclusive market report. 

Bakery Market Report
Bakery Market Report 2015 launch coincides with our live webinar
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Sign up now for bakery trends webinar

Time is running out to sign up for British Baker’s exclusive webinar on the current trends in bakery retail. 

Stop the Week: online

We look at Easter ideas and why cake is good for you in the first move online for our tongue-in-cheek Stop the Week. 

The 2015 budget: what you need to know

The Chancellor has revealed his sixth, and final, budget of this Parliament- and declares that Britain is “walking tall”. 

British Baker leads bread campaigners to Number 10

The nation’s bakers visited Number 10 today to express their anger over Prime Minister David Cameron’s decision to give up bread to fight the flab.

Cameron halts pasty eating habits
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PM’s diet sees pasties ditched alongside bread

The Prime Minister David Cameron has given up the Cornish Pasty, just weeks after he announced his decision to stop eating bread.

Christophe Duchez, export director of Grands Moulins de Paris
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French flour prices rise after poor harvest

French millers have been forced to source strong wheat from Canada for the first time in decades, after heavy rain damaged the 2014 harvest.

Bakery Market Report 2015
Bakery Market Report 2015
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Last chance to complete survey

Time is running out to complete the Bakery Business Survey. 

We Love Bread campaign
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We Love Bread: British Baker campaigns for the loaf

This is a call to arms. Bakers we need you to defend bread.

The Challenge of Bakery Retail: register now!

In a free online event, British Baker is bringing you a panel of first-class experts to discuss the challenge of bakery retail in the UK.

Bakery Market Report 2015
Fill in the survey to have your views and insight in the Bakery Market Report 2015
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Have your say in the Bakery Business Survey

British Baker needs your views to compile a review of the industry’s thoughts on the bakery sector over the last year. 

New opportunity

British Baker and Meat Trades Journal, owned by William Reed Business Media (WRBM), are market-leading brands that focus on delivering the best information in print, on-line and face-to-face to their respective communities.

BIA 12 Days of Christmas: a glimpse ahead

And so we come to the end of our 12 Days of BIA…

BIA 12 days of Christmas: Sainsbury’s capitalises on win

It was Sainsbury’s that scooped the prestigious title of In-store Bakery Retailer of the Year at the Baking Industry Awards earlier this year.

Bakery Business Survey 2015 launched

British Baker launched it’s first-ever Bakery Business Survey to gauge opinions from the industry last year.

BIA 12 Days of Christmas: Baker of the year to open bakery school

In a special Christmas feature, British Baker has asked its 2014 Baking Industry Awards (BIA) winners to tell us what they are predicting for 2015.

Social media reaction to Premier Foods’ supplier payment row

As usual the internet, particularly social media, has been quick to react in the light of the criticism of Premier Foods.

Chris Ormrod:
Managing director spoke to British Baker about plans
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Ministry of Cake ponders export potential

Independent cake and dessert manufacturer Ministry of Cake is debating how to take the company abroad.

Our interactive guide to what's in this issue of British Baker mag!

Not picked up your copy of British Baker yet? Have a sneak preview at what is inside with our interactive guide to the issue!

National Cupcake Championships 2014: The day in pictures

Last Saturday (8 November) saw the top cupcakes in the UK go through to the final round of judging at Cake International in Birmingham.

National Cupcake Championship
Laura Morris wins overall in the National Cupcake Championship homebakers' category
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National Cupcake Champions announced

Daniel Addy and Laura Morris took the top prizes at this year’s National Cupcake Championships. 

British Baker round up: our favourite stories from the latest issue

Have you read your copy of British Baker this week? Have a look at our favourite stories from the most recent issue! 

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Oliver Peyton plans expansion
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Peyton and Byrne invests £1m in new central bakery

TV Judge Oliver Peyton, of Peyton and Byrne, is to make a £1m investment in a new 18,000sq ft central bakery.

LSBU grants former bakery graduate Honorary Fellowship

Baking entrepreneur David Powell has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship at the London South Bank University (LSBU). 

Bakers' & Butchers' Fair: the day in pictures

Hundreds of bakers flocked to Newark yesterday for the Bakers’ & Butchers Fair 2014. 

Finsbury Food Group: we could buy again

Finsbury Food Group could acquire further businesses in its bid to grow and has predicted there will be further consolidation in the bakery sector in the next five to six years.

Britain's Best Loaf
Britain's Best Loaf: last chance to enter
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Do you have Britain’s Best Loaf? If so, prove it

Bakers have their last chance to prove they make Britain’s Best Loaf. 

Still time to sign up for EDME webinar

Time is running out to sign up for the latest British Baker webinar held in conjunction with bakery ingredients supplier EDME.

National Cupcake Week
Emily Johnson of Upsy Daisy Bakery teaches Ruth and Eammon to ice cupcakes
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National Cupcake Week captures nation’s attention

National Cupcake Week caught the attention of the nation’s media last week – after it appeared on television twice and saw social media get fully behind it. 

October's Bakers' Fair is on its way

The annual Bakers’ & Butchers’ Fair is fast approaching and with it, your chance to prove you make Britain’s Best Loaf.

BIA
BIA 2014: winners revealed
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Baking Industry Awards 2014: the winners revealed

Hundreds from the baking industry turned out to see who would be crowned winners at the Baking Industry Awards 2014 (BIA) annual ceremony at the Park Lane Hilton last night. 

Brace yourselves! Just seven days until National Cupcake Week

Calling all bakers! You had better sit down and prepare yourselves because National Cupcake Week 2014 is just a week away.

Annual Bakers' & Butchers' Fair coming up

In an autumn jam-packed with top bakery events, don’t forget the annual Bakers’ & Butchers’ Fair on 12 October. 

The winning formula: National Cupcake Week champ tells all

As the deadline for the National Cupcake Championships 2014 draws near, Bronya Smolen speaks to last year's home baker winner, Shalini Sriskandarasa, about how it felt to take the crown. 

National Cupcake Week
National Cupcake Championships: entry deadline is almost here
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Enter the National Cupcake Championships NOW!

Time is running out to prove your baking prowess by entering the National Cupcake Championships for National Cupcake Week (15 to 21 September).

National Cupcake Week
National Cupcake Championships: four days to enter
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One week to enter National Cupcake Championships

The deadline for entries for the National Cupcake Championships is this Friday (15 August).

Competitions and demos at Bakers’ Fair

The Bakers’ & Butchers’ Fair returns this autumn and, with it, your chance to prove you make Britain’s Best Loaf.

Poll: Is this the end of the ISB?

This week revealed the news that Tesco is to close more than 100 in-store bakeries in a shock move.

Hundreds log on to Bakery Market Report webinar

Hundreds of baking industry professionals have already accessed British Baker’s new online discussion between leading bakers and analysts on the UK Bakery Market.

In pictures: Foodex 2014

British Baker looks back at the highlights of Foodex 2014, held at Birmingham’s NEC (24-26 March), in an exclusive picture gallery.

Top 5 tips for Foodex

Here are British Baker's top tips for Foodex, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham on 24 - 26 March. 

In pictures: Europain 2014

British Baker recently visited Europain 2014 at the Paris Norde Villepinte exhibition centre, France. Check out our gallery below featuring highlights from the show, including images from the hotly contested Bakery Masters competition featuring UK entrant, Wayne Caddy. 

Brotform micro-business now in production

Breadstead, a micro-business set up to offer a UK alternative to brotforms and bannetons shipped from overseas, has now produced its first run of baking bowls

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.

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 new blog for British Baker, Konditor & Cook’s Gerhard Jenne discusses showstopping cakes from this year’s Cake International.

The Great British Bake Off: Episode 3

Desserts is “stressed” spelt backwards, and that was certainly how the remaining 11 contestants felt as they strove to shine in the third week of The Great British Bake Off. The Bake Off squirrel has been replaced by the Bake Off duck, and a burglary took place. Baking: it is no mere trifle.

Gerhard Jenne, Konditor & Cook
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The Great British Blog Off: Week 2

Our two professional bakers, Gerhard Jenne and Charlotte Green, give you their view on the second episode from this year’s The Great British Bake Off. Did they think the bakers used their heads with different breads?

The Great British Bake Off: Episode 1

The nation’s favourite culinary series, The Great British Bake Off, returned last night. It brought drama, laughter and, most importantly, an array of sweet treats to savour.

EasyJet founder to launch food store

EasyJet founder, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, has announced the launch of a pilot grocer in Croydon, called easyFoodstore.

Scottish Bakers and NAMB seal new training deal

The training arm of the Scottish Bakers, National Bakery Training (NBT), has signed an agreement to become a preferred provider of training within the whole of the UK.

Patisserie Valerie opens 54th outlet

Birmingham-based bakery chain Patisserie Valerie has opened its 54th outlet in Reading.

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