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Christmas preview: retailers unwrap more bakery NPD

Christmas is drawing ever closer and the next handful of retailers have outlined what they’ve got planned for bakery NPD throughout the festive season.

What’s in-store for hot cross buns this Easter?

One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns. The fruity treats dominate supermarkets’ bakery aisles at this time of year, but retailers are mixing things up to keep consumers engaged.

Feature synopsis: Sandwiches 2018

Suppliers and retailers have embraced the opportunity around Christmas-themed sandwiches, but are there other seasonal opportunities and events that businesses are failing to tap, and how could this be done?

Fipronil: The industry reacts

Food safety chiefs yesterday announced that close to 700,000 eggs contaminated with fipronil, an insecticide not authorised for use in-food producing animals, has been distributed to the UK.

Supermarket sales below £100bn for first time in six years

Supermarket sales have decreased below £100bn for the first time since 2010 as the price war continues in the UK grocery sector.

Food charity fumes at bread overproduction

Food waste charity The Real Junk Food Project has hit out at retailers regarding overproduction.

Park Cakes secures development funding

Park Cakes, a major supplier of own-brand cakes and desserts for retailers, plans to pursue further growth and investment opportunities, after securing a multi-million-pound funding package from Yorkshire Bank.

In pictures: six chocolate recipe ideas for retailers

Chocolate producer Callebaut recently held a cookery demonstration that showed retailers how to take advantage of the food-to-go trend at six key meal occasions.

Top ten hot cross buns

No Easter would be complete without them – now Cambridge Market Research has published the results of a consumer blind taste test to see which hot cross bun is best.

Prewett’s extends gluten-free biscuit range

The UK gluten-free biscuit brand has further extended its range to include milk-free biscuits, ‘indulgent’ all butter cookies and individually wrapped chocolate-coated biscuit bars.

Keep Sunday Special campaign rallies retailers

The Keep Sunday Special (KSS) campaign is urging retailers to attend a mass lobby of parliament next week, in a bid to persuade MPs to vote against changes to Sunday trading legislation.

Lewis Pies increases workforce

The Lewis Pies and Pasty Company has hired a new sales manager in order to focus more on van sales.

Revamp for Haydens Bakery

Haydens Bakery has undergone a major rebranding as the overhaul of the company’s operations continues.

Christmas adverts hit the screen

With the major grocery retailers having broken their Christmas adverts for 2015, British Baker picks apart their strategies.

Free-from supplier expands offer to meet retailer demand

Free-from manufacturer Free’ist has upped its production in response to retailers expanding offerings.

Aryzta extends Wrapped To Go line

Bakery specialist Aryzta has added two products to its individually Wrapped To Go range.

UK retailers ‘optimistic’ for 2015

UK retailers are ‘optimistic’ about the year ahead, according to a survey by the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

Mike Coupe:
new chief executive at the supermarket
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Underlying profits and LFLs down at Sainsbury’s

Supermarket group Sainsbury’s this morning unveiled a 2.1% fall in like-for-like sales and said underlying profit had dropped by 6.3% to £375m.

DS-gluten free bourbon biscuits
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Boots to stock DS-gluten free snacks

Gluten-free company DS-gluten free has announced it will be launching into Boots retailers with immediate effect. 

Foodservice sales rise as confidence returns

The foodservice industry is seeing an increase in food sales year-on-year, with half of retailers serving more meals on weekends.

Jacobs:
UB will push its savoury brands in Masterbrand strategy
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United Biscuits attempts to grow savoury category

McVitie’s manufacturer United Biscuits has launched a ‘Snack Happy’ tour of depots across the UK in attempt to boost its Jacob’s biscuits sales.

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.

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.

Jubilee boost for June’s grocery sales

Grocery retailers have reported their highest balance of year-on-year (YOY) sales this month since February 2010, according to the latest statistics.

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