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Social enterprise to open bakery in Nuneaton

A not-for-profit youth organisation is set to open a bakery in Nuneaton serving artisanal bread, cakes and pastries while giving young people the chance to acquire baking skills.

Yorkshire bakery extends reach to M&S

A  West Yorkshire bakery is to supply baked items to more than 100 Marks & Spencer (M&S) stores.

New appointment and vegan NPD for Higgidy

Premium pie and quiche brand Higgidy is targeting vegans and vegetarians with the launch of two meat-free parcels exclusively in Waitrose.

Waitrose cheesecakes get ‘veggie makeover’

Waitrose has launched two sweet vegetable cheesecakes, featuring beetroot and avocado, in what it claims is a first for a UK supermarket.

Warrens Bakery to expand with Ashford store

Warrens Bakery is to open its first store in Kent next week (27 June) as part of its rapid expansion across the UK.

Turkish pizza business to open second site in London

A London-based Turkish pizza restaurant is to launch a second site in the capital next month.

Warm weather set to take toll on EU wheat yields

EU crop yields have been revised downwards following unusually warm and dry weather in much of Europe.

Deliveroo creates bee-friendly picnic

Food delivery service Deliveroo has created what it claims is a bee-friendly picnic menu – complete with bread crusts that can be used to grow plants.

Kalsec’s boss to chair UK Flavour Association

Kalsec Europe managing director James Smith has been named chairman of the UK Flavour Association.

Revealed: five trends shaping bakery in 2018

Bakery supplier Puratos outlined some of the key trends shaping bakery in 2018 and beyond, as it celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Satin Crème Cake range last week (14 June).

Burton’s overhauls Minis to hit 100 calories per serve

Burton’s Biscuit Company is to reformat its core Minis product lines in support of the Public Health England’s (PHE) 100-calorie snack initiative.

Bake Off: The Professionals – Episode 7

Cue the madness – the craziness that Bake Off: The Professionals induces in its contestants and the musical stylings of Suggs and crew.

Finnish crops systems could boost UK farm efficiency

Adopting a min-till or no-till arable system – sewing onto residues of the previous crop without loosening topsoil – could help British farmers improve efficiency, according to AHDB.

Baked goods account for more of kids’ sugar intake than soft drinks

Cakes, biscuits and other baked goods account for almost a quarter of children’s sugar intake, according to government body Public Health England.

Bread delivery triggers bomb scare at restaurant

Police descended on a London restaurant after a mix-up over a bread delivery sparked a bomb scare.

Costa releases rainbow cups to celebrate Pride

Costa Coffee is celebrating Pride across the UK with the release of its first-ever rainbow-coloured coffee cups.

Greggs revamps sandwich range and adds vegan wrap

Greggs has unveiled six additions to its sandwich range, including its first-ever vegan sandwich.

Central Foods appoints new development manager

Frozen food distributor Central Foods has appointed Richard Clegg as business development manager.

Yorkshire bakery raises £12k via crowdfunding

Malton-based Zuzu’s Bakery is set to expand its operations after raising more than £12,000 via a crowdfunding campaign.

Bake Off: The Professionals – Episode Six

This episode of Bake Off: The Professionals is brought to you by the letter ‘f’. What does ‘f’ stand for? Friendship, of course.

Buckingham Palace seeks skilled pastry chef

Buckingham Palace is searching for a new pastry chef, who will oversee culinary operations for both individual family members and state events.

Tesco rolls out flamingo celebration cake

Tesco has jumped on the flamingo bandwagon with a new addition to its celebration cake range.

Manufacturers gear up for World Cup with bakery NPD

Bakery manufacturers are preparing for the World Cup to kick off with a host of footie-themed NPD.

Can apple by-product cut sugar and sat fat in cakes?

A Welsh consortium has secured £350,000 in funding for research into using an apple by-product to reduce levels of sugar and saturated fat in items such as cakes.

Ferrero launches Nutella piping bag for foodservice

Ferrero Foodservice is rolling out a 1kg Nutella Piping Bag for caterers and bakers.

Brioche Pasquier rolls out six-strong macaron range

Brioche Pasquier has expanded its range of macarons for the foodservice industry with a six-strong ‘Notes Gourmandes’ collection.

Bake Off: The Professionals – Episode 5

The judges aren’t messing about this week. Armed with a ruler, they are expecting nothing less than perfection. With their often unattainably high standards, they may be a little disappointed.

Salvation Army celebrates 80 years of Doughnut Day

Today is Doughnut Day (1 June) – an international celebration of the fried treat from the humble jam doughnut to extravagant creations topped with chocolate bars, biscuits and sweets.

Waitrose’s step-by-step guide to reducing sugar

Pressure on bakery manufacturers and retailers to reduce the sugar content of their goods has been renewed after the food and drink industry fell short of government targets.

What we learned at the FOB conference 2018

Experts from Waitrose, Public Health England and the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) were among the speakers at the Federation of Bakers’ (FOB) annual conference last week.

Greggs showcases summer menu in undercover stunt

Greggs went undercover as an artisan delicatessen at a London food festival to showcase its new summer lunch menu, which includes its first vegan dish.

Doughnut Time unveils trio of Mega Doughnuts

Doughnut Time has unveiled a trio of treats the size of a person’s head ahead of National Doughnut Day on Friday 1 June.

Pladis launches ‘modern’ Moments cake range

Pladis is hoping to woo younger consumers to the cake category with the Moments cakes range.

Bake Off: The Professionals – Episode 4

From Eton mess to actual mess – things went awry in the kitchen this week as a new batch of six professional teams were put to task by judges Benoit and Cherish.

Dates for Ireland’s National Bread Week revealed

Parents and school-aged children are the target audience of National Bread Week 2018 in Ireland, which will be celebrated from 10-16 September.

Tesco bakery boss reveals retailer's future plans

Tesco bakery chief Gordon Gafa has revealed the retailer’s future plans for its in-store bakeries.

US woes take toll on profit growth at Greencore

Greencore profit growth has been dented in a “challenging” half year by problems in the firm’s US operation.

Bake Off: The Professionals – Episode 3

Forget Bake Off: The Professionals, it’s the Liam Charles show this week. I feel he has been overlooked in the previous two episodes, but this week his upbeat personality shone through.

Savoury doughnuts: just a fad or on a roll?

Think doughnuts are only for dessert? Think again. Bakers are getting experimental with doughnuts, adding fillings such as cheese, pulled pork and even eggs benedict.

New York Bakery Co rolls out seeded bagel thins

New York Bakery Co has added to its range of bagel thins with a soft seeded variant.

Bakers gear up for royal wedding: part 2

The big day is nearly upon us and bakers across the nation have been frantically creating treats to celebrate the union of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on 19 May.

Gallery: National Doughnut Week 2018

It’s National Doughnut Week and Britain’s bakers are looking to raise some dough for charity The Children’s Trust by rustling up delectable doughnuts.

Bake Off: The Professionals – Episode 2

Things are tense in the Bake Off kitchen this week – there’s swearing, a slew of criticism and even some tears.

Délifrance invests in sites and brand refresh

Délifrance is celebrating its 30th anniversary in the UK with investment in new and existing sites, a design refresh and a restructure of its brands.

NPD helps NI bakery Sweet Things treble sales

Sales at Northern Irish bakery Sweet Things have trebled to £1.5m over the past year, driven partly by NPD.

Healthy items off the menu for some of Britain’s bakers

Despite pressure on food manufacturers to cut sugar and calories from products, Britain’s bakers seem to be shying away from healthier NPD.

National Doughnut Week gets underway

Bakers across the country are gearing up for National Doughnut Week which begins tomorrow (12 May).

Pidy extends Trendy pastry cases range

Belgian-based producer Pidy has added a larger size to its Trendy range of sweet ready-to-fill pastry cases.

Hovis looks into substance abuse claims among staff in Glasgow factory

Hovis has launched an investigation into claims that workers at one of its manufacturing sites were under the influence of alcohol or drugs on-site.

Bakers celebrate royal wedding with NPD

The forthcoming marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has taken the nation by storm, with a flurry of products hitting the market in time for their nuptials on 19 May.

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