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Brace’s Bakery chairman Colin Brace passes away

Colin Brace, chairman of Newport-based Brace’s Bakery, has passed away after a short illness, aged 96 years.

Bahlsen launches free-from kids’ biscuits

Biscuit company Bahlsen is rolling out a free-from version of its children’s Zoo biscuits.

British wrapped bread not ‘ultra-processed’, says FOB

The Federation of Bakers (FOB) has defended British bread following the publication of a French report suggesting a link between wrapped loaves and a higher risk of cancer.

Euro Catering supports new businesses with entry-level pizza ovens

Equipment supplier Euro Catering has broadened its equipment portfolio with an entry-level pizza oven described as suitable for start-up businesses.

McVitie’s taps food-to-go trend with Jaffa Cake Pocket Packs

Pladis has introduced McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes Pocket Packs to meet demand from millennials for products on-the-go.

Tropical flavours tipped to be major macaron trend

Floral and tropical flavoured macarons are set to become the next big thing, according to Brioche Pasquier.

Behold! The Valentine’s Day-themed toastie

Bristol-based delivery service Cheese Posties has marked Valentine’s Day with cheese toasties inspired by red velvet cupcakes.

Paterson Arran makes management changes

Shortbread supplier Paterson Arran is to restructure its business following the retirement of owners Alan Hardie and Ian Appleton.

Grahams Bakery goes global with export deal

Northern Irish family business Grahams Bakery is ramping up its focus on the international market after securing an export deal for its Irish Oat Cookies and Irish Butter Shortbread to the US, France and Spain.

Fears raised over stem rust risk to UK wheat crop

UK wheat may be at renewed risk from stem rust – a disease associated with crop failure and famine – according to a new study.

What is Britain’s favourite toast topping?

Brit’s favourite toast toppings have been revealed in a new survey by Waitrose.

Bakers share the love this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is here and the nation’s bakers have been whipped into a frenzy creating treats to mark the occasion.

Gallery: Greggs extends sweet and savoury menu

Greggs has made several additions to its line-up, featuring new doughnuts, pizzas and bakes.

Topless Baker to feature at Foodex 2018 show

YouTube and Instagram sensation Matt Adlard, the Topless Baker, is among the bakers who will feature at Foodex 2018.

Refrigeration & Blast Freezing: Blast off: from 70 to zero in 90 minutes

Maintaining product quality and safety in a busy bakery can be problematic... and this is where the blast freezer can make a difference. But the technology is not suited to everyone

Gallery: 2018 World Master Bakers highlights

The World Master Bakers 2018 competition took place at Europain last week (3-5 February), with entrants from across the globe hoping to win the coveted title in three categories.

Easter: Don't put all your eggs in one basket

Hot cross buns dominate the Easter bakery selection, but is it time bakers branched out?

Finsbury Food revamps Thorntons cake range

Finsbury Food Group is relaunching its licensed Thorntons celebration cake range with the addition of four new products.

Rise in veganism prompts afternoon tea launch for Cake Boy

London patisserie Cake Boy has launched a vegan afternoon tea.

Morrisons rolls out Yorkshire pudding pizza

Morrisons has combined two of Britain’s favourite foods to create the Yorkshire pudding pizza.

Aryzta unveils four new sourdough breads

Aryzta Food Solutions has launched four new sourdough breads to boost foodservice operator menus.

Five top trends for National Pizza Day

Happy National Pizza Day! Businesses across the country are celebrating with supermarket deals and discounts on delivery.

New York Bakery Co rolls out bagel beer

New York Bakery Co has launched a limited-edition beer made with bagels in celebration of today’s National Bagel Day (9 February).

Abedalrahman Al-Zghoul (left) collecting his accolade from from the King of Dubai
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Waste bread project secures student international award

A University of Sunderland student has been awarded by the King of Dubai for a charitable initiative that sees waste bread turned into animal feed.

Auntie Anne’s launches apple cinnamon mini pies

Franchise business Auntie Anne’s has rolled out limited-edition apple cinnamon mini pies to tap growing interest in the snacking market.

Bridor introduces bakery lines to UK market

French bakery specialist Bridor is set to roll out two indulgent bakery ranges to the UK market.

Warburtons launches wholemeal Toastie loaf

Warburtons has expanded its range of wrapped breads with a Wholemeal Toastie loaf.

Tunnocks ad ruled ‘socially irresponsible’

An advert for Tunnocks Tea Cake featuring a female tennis player has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), following a single complaint that it was ‘offensive’.

Online ordering systems to shape future bakery market

Online ordering systems have been tipped to transform the way UK consumers purchase baked goods in the future.

US sandwich chain Which Wich set to make UK debut

American sandwich brand Which Wich is set to open its first site in the UK at the St Giles Plaza in London.

Flower & White targets snacking with meringue bar

Shropshire-based Flower & White has launched a duo of Meringue Bars in raspberry and chocolate.

Premier Foods appoints new marketing director

Premier Foods has promoted Yilmaz Erceyes to the role of UK marketing director. 

Hot cross slices lead Mr Kipling Easter NPD line-up

Mr Kipling has unveiled Easter NPD including Hot Cross Slices and Chocolate Whirls.

Arden’s extends Morrisons listings with new products

Arden Fine Foods has launched three additional products into Morrisons’ stores to meet consumer demand for variety in savoury snacks.

Tesco changes doughnut recipe to reduce sugar

Tesco has changed the recipe of three own-label doughnut lines to reduce their sugar content. 

Doughnut and flapjack feature in Co-op Easter NPD

The Co-op has unveiled its spring bakery NPD, including an Easter doughnut, lemon meringue iced fingers and hot cross bun-flavoured flapjacks.

Bells taps free-from rise with double choc brownie

Family bakery Bells of Lazonby has introduced a gluten-free and milk-free double chocolate brownie to meet a gap in the foodservice market.

Five tips for boosting your bagel sales

Bagels are one of the fastest-growing bakery products and sandwich carriers on UK menus, according to MCA Insights Eating Out Panel 2017.

World Bread Awards open for entries this week

The Tiptree World Bread Awards, in association with Brook Food, is seeking bakers for this year’s competition.

Feature synopsis: Biscuits & Cookies

Biscuits once gain came under fire in January when Public Health England called for further action to curb childhood obesity. Suppliers rightly argue that biscuits are a treat, but some shoppers are shifting away from the market.

Deliveroo launches Treat Yo-Self bakery

Delivery service Deliveroo has launched the Treat Yo-Self bakery to help Londoners see off their January diets in style.

Bakers not affected as Morrisons axes 1,500 roles

Bakers will not be affected by the management changes at Morrisons, which is set to see 1,500 roles scrapped as part of a proposed restructure. 

Folic acid in flour could have ‘major implications’

Fortifying flour with folic acid could have major implications for bakers, according to Scottish Bakers.

Whitco CEO Jeff Whitaker passes away

Jeff Whitaker, CEO of Whitco Catering and Baking Equipment, has passed away after a short illness.

Waitrose grows deli range with artisanal baked goods

Waitrose has added a raft of artisanal baked goods, including posh sausage rolls and premium pasties, to its deli counters. 

McVitie’s rolls out banoffee Digestives slices

Pladis has expanded the McVitie’s Digestives Slices range with a new banoffee variant.

Polar Refrigeration names new global head of business

Equipment brand Polar Refrigeration has named Glenn Roberts as its global head of business.

Battle Oats cuts sugar across oat bar range

Battle Oats is to relaunch its five-strong protein oat bars range with reduced sugar content.

Metin Fevzi promoted to Edme managing director

Ingredients supplier Edme has named Metin Fevzi as managing director.

RGF warns of £3.5m loss following weak end of year

Real Good Food has warned it is set to make a £3.5m earnings loss following poor trading at the end of last year.

Allied Bakeries rolls out Kingsmill Super Seeds loaf

Allied Bakeries has launched a Kingsmill Super Seeds loaf to tap into the appeal of seeded breads for families.

Greggs to open store in Three Bridges station

Greggs is to open a new shop at Three Bridges railway station, West Sussex, next week (Saturday, 3 February).

CSM refreshes Craigmillar cake mixes

CSM Bakery Solutions has revamped its range of Craigmillar Cake Mixes.

Revealed: how to cut the carbon footprint of sarnies

Sandwich manufacturers could reduce the carbon footprint of their products by as much as 50% through recipe changes and waste reduction, a study by The University of Manchester has found.

Greggs offers candlelit dinners for Valentine’s Day

Greggs is offering romantic candlelit dinners in its stores for the first time this Valentine’s Day.

The Strawberry & Raspberry Sensation round cake (left) and the Pretzel Brownie
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Kara extends Indulgent Cake Collection range

Kara, the foodservice brand of Finsbury Food Group, has made four additions to its Indulgent Cake Collection.

Greencore sells cakes and desserts business

Leading international convenience business Greencore has reached an agreement to sell its cakes and desserts business in Hull to Bright Blue Foods Ltd.

Ditty’s Bakery rolls out seeded sourdough loaf

Northern Ireland’s Ditty’s Home Bakery has introduced a seeded sourdough loaf featuring linseeds, pumpkin and sunflower seeds.

Planglow launches vegan sticker for food-to-go

Food-label designer Planglow has launched a vegan sticker designed to help shoppers quickly identify meat- and dairy-free food on-the-go.

Country Choice releases two savoury pastries

Foodservice provider Country Choice is rolling out two new cheese twists.

McVitie’s extends Hobnobs Nibbles with hazelnut NPD

McVitie’s has extended its £15m Nibbles snacking range with a Hazelnut Hobnobs variant.

Ten new products on show at Europain 2018

Thousands of professionals from the bakery, pastry and chocolate-making industries are set to descend upon France’s Paris-Nord Villepinte for trade show Europain next month.

Veganuary gains pace with savoury bakery NPD

Veganuary is drawing to a close but that doesn’t mean the flurry of meat- and dairy-free NPD to hit the market has slowed. 

Warburtons rolls out first wrapped bloomer

Warburtons has increased distribution of its first wrapped bloomer – Lancashire’s Thorough Bread.

Mrs Crimble’s launches macaroon snack bar

Gluten-free brand Mrs Crimble’s has extended its choc macaroon range with a snack bar.

John Grabecki wins The Great Sausage Roll Off

John Grabecki – head chef at corporate bank company BNY Mellon - has been crowned the Great Sausage Roll Off champion for 2018.

Sainsbury's CEO Mike Coupe (left) and Tesco boss Dave Lewis
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Tesco and Sainsbury’s shake-up puts thousands of jobs at risk

Thousands of jobs are at risk across Tesco and Sainsbury’s as the retailers shake up their management structure.

Krispy Kreme to open second store in Brighton

Doughnut specialist Krispy Kreme is set to open a second store in Brighton on Thursday 8 February.

Holland’s reveals new packaging

Holland’s Pies has launched new packaging across its chilled and frozen retail range.

Pretzel chain Auntie Anne’s to open in the north west

Franchise business Auntie Anne’s has revealed expansion plans for the next year that will see it open its first stores in the north west of England.

Last year's winner Charlie Hodson will return to defend his title
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Line-up announced for Great Sausage Roll Off competition

The Great Sausage Roll Off competition has confirmed its chef line-up for this year’s event.

Roberts Bakery teams up with Brazilian street artist

Roberts Bakery has teamed up with Brazilian street artist Mateus Bailon to promote its recent rebrand.

Doughnut Time partners with GBBO star for new store opening

Australia’s Doughnut Time has partnered with Great British Bake Off finalist Steven Carter-Bailey ahead of the opening of its third store in Notting Hill this Saturday (27 January).

Tromp Group appoints new president

International bakery equipment manufacturer Tromp Group has promoted Richard van Heukelum to president of the company.

Tesco replaces budget own-label loaves with exclusive HW Nevill’s brand

Tesco has replaced its Everyday Value bread loaves with a new brand named after a historical London bakery.

New York Bakery Co gives tips on tapping ‘bagel boom’

New York Bakery Co is set to launch a new bagel guide to tap increased demand for the baked product.

Speciality Breads rolls out first frozen dough range

Margate-based Speciality Breads is hoping to drive “kitchen and menu creativity” with its first-ever frozen dough range.

Maryland £1m marketing drive launched by Burtons

Burton’s Biscuit Company has launched a £1m advertising campaign for its Maryland brand.

Dawn Foods introduces frozen cake discs

Dawn Foods has launched a new three-strong range of pre-cut cake discs.

Thomas Kellaway from the Village Bakery with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
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Welsh cakes in demand thanks to Harry and Meghan

Village Bakery has had enquiries from the US for its Welsh cakes following a Royal visit from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Rising costs prompt Pladis to shrink McVitie’s pack size

Pladis will reduce its McVitie’s Digestives pack sizes from 500g to 400g following a review of its portfolio.

Stephens opens drive-through bakery site

Family-run Scottish business Stephens claims to have opened the UK’s first drive-through independent bakery site.

Patisserie Holdings sets 50p discount for reusable coffee cup

Patisserie Holdings has become the latest chain to introduce a 50p discount for customers who order a takeaway drink and bring their own reusable cup.

Goodfella’s Pizza debuts vegan pizza

2 Sisters owned-Goodfella’s Pizza is set to roll-out its first mainstream vegan frozen pizza to tap the increased demand for plant-based products.

Ruby chocolate Kitkat unveiled by Nestlé

Kitkat has become the world’s first brand to use Barry Callebaut’s new ruby chocolate – but the treat’s not yet available in the UK.

Stacey’s Bakery set to invest in equipment

Stacey’s Bakery has revealed plans to invest in new bakery equipment at its main site in South Street, Ilkeston.

Adelie Foods appoints new commercial controller

Food-to-go business Adelie Foods has named Gary Pothecary as commercial controller for its convenience team.

Asda taps vegan trend with new food-to-go lines

Asda has launched a vegan food-to-go range featuring a new wrap and sandwich.

Nick Hampton to succeed Javed Ahmed as Tate & Lyle CEO

Tate & Lyle has appointed Nick Hampton as its new chief executive with effect from 1 April 2018.

Muffin Break expands bakery range

Muffin Break has expanded its range with three new paninis and a limited-edition muffin.

Iceland set to axe plastic bakery packaging

Iceland has pledged to swap plastic packaging across its own-label bakery lines for paper-based material.

Butterscotch Bakery’s new afternoon tea site

London-based Butterscotch Bakery is to open its second site in Marylebone, London, specialising in afternoon tea.

Real Bread Campaign launches guide to cutting bakery surplus and waste

A new guide to help small bakeries reduce surplus and waste has been published by The Real Bread Campaign.

Entries open for 2018 British Pie Awards

The British Pie Awards are seeking entries for this year’s competition.

Bakery NPD to tap the New Year health drive

Two weeks into January and some folks’ commitment to healthy eating will be beginning to dwindle. But it doesn’t have to.

Paul UK raises over £13k for food charity campaign

Paul UK has raised £13,280 for The Felix Project’s ‘Help a Hungry Child’ campaign from sales of its breads.

Aryzta introduces Otis Valentine’s Day doughnut NPD

Aryzta Food Solutions-owned Otis Spunkmeyer is driving Valentine’s Day sales through the roll-out of its new Champagne & Strawberry doughnut.

Great Northern Bakehouse's head baker Ben Crackett
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Darlington bakery sends loaf to EU Brexit negotiator

Europe’s chief Brexit negotiator is to receive a loaf of sourdough today (11 January) after a Darlington bakery found out there was no bread in a hamper of British goods delivered to the politician.

Tesco recalls chocolate cake over packaging error

Tesco has recalled its Finest Chocolate Cakes after a manufacturing error, which saw Tesco Finest Carrot Cake packed into the boxes instead.

Alan Pirie of James Pirie & Son collecting his award from Carol Smillie
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James Pirie & Son crowned 2018 World Scotch Pie Champion

Perthshire-based business James Pirie & Son has won the 2018 World Scotch Pie Championships.

Ditty’s adds Irish Apple Oatcakes to its portfolio

Northern Ireland’s Ditty’s Home Bakery has extended its range with cider-infused oatcakes.

Signature Flatbreads aims to grow chapati market in the UK

Signature Flatbreads has revealed ambitions to grow the market for chapatis in the UK and continental Europe by supplying breads prepared at its bakery in India.

Asda and Sainsbury’s put rival’s crumpets on sale

Asda and Sainsbury’s have been selling each other’s own-label pikelets following a supply chain mix-up.

The Kemtile team celebrates its move to the new HQ at Taylor Business Park in Warrington
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Kemtile moves to new Warrington Headquarters

Bakery flooring specialist Kemtile has moved into new premises on Taylor Business Park, Warrington.

Champseys Bakery business up for sale

Artisan business Champseys Bakery, formerly known as Champs Bakery, has been put up for sale for £475,000.

Graze fuels New Year ‘health kick’ with four new ranges

Snacks supplier Graze has launched four new ranges and a marketing campaign to coincide with the traditional January health drive.

Euro Catering set to open culinary centre in Daventry

Equipment supplier Euro Catering is to open a new Culinary Centre in Daventry this month.

10 new bakery products on shelf this Veganuary

It’s Veganuary, a month-long celebration of a meat- and dairy-free lifestyle. But going vegan doesn’t have to mean giving up pies, cakes and doughnuts.

Can lupin bread take a slice of the health market?

Lupin bread has been flagged up as a potential food trend for 2018.

PETA launches petition for Greggs vegan sausage roll

Animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) UK has launched a petition calling for Greggs to add a vegan sausage roll to its menu.

Central Foods continues free-from launches with new sausage roll

Central Foods is continuing to cater for free-from products with the introduction of a gluten-free sausage roll.

Prewett’s rolls out gluten-free ‘Mini’s’ biscuits

Northumbrian Fine Foods-owned Prewett’s has tapped into the on-the-go market with the introduction of ‘Mini’s’ cheese biscuits.

Iceland and M&S clash over crumpet advert

Iceland has been rapped by the advertising watchdog for running an ad describing its crumpets as better in quality than Marks & Spencer’s.

Scottish Bakers names Alasdair Smith as CEO

Scottish Bakers has named Alasdair Smith as its new chief executive officer.

Mr Kipling launches reduced-sugar cake slices

Premier Foods is rolling out a three-strong range of reduced-sugar cake slices under the Mr Kipling brand.

Pieminister debuts ‘Kevin’, the vegan pie

Pieminister has launched its first vegan pie through its own restaurants and selected Waitrose stores.

Brioche Pasquier launches Crunchy Coulant Caramel

Brioche Pasquier has rolled out a new addition to its entremets range, inspired by the salted caramel dessert trend.

Warrens launches lower-calorie Good Taste Range

Warrens Bakery has launched a range of lower-calorie baked goods including a signature Pie Thin. 

Granier Bakery grows UK presence with Stratford site

Spanish bakery and café brand Granier has continued its UK expansion with a new store in Stratford, London. 

Pladis extends Go Ahead Goodness Bar range

Pladis-owned snacking brand Go Ahead has added a coconut flavour to its range of Goodness Bars.

Modern Baker gains listing at Selfridges

Modern Baker has launched 12 sourdough products at Selfridges, including breads, cakes and biscuits.

Ginsters and chef Chris Eden create flexitarian Cornish pasty

Ginsters is tapping into the growing trend of flexitarianism with the launch of its Cornish Cheddar & Caramelised Onion pasty.

Review of the Year 2017: October to December

We look back at some of the major stories that affected the baking industry in the last quarter of 2017.

Pladis names Jonny Jacobs as strategy director

McVitie’s owner Pladis has appointed Jonny Jacobs as its strategy director for its UK and Ireland division.

Hummingbird Bakery to debut vegan baked goods

Hummingbird Bakery is set to roll out its first vegan lines following high customer demand.

Mark Tyldesley promoted to MD at malt supplier Muntons

Malt producer Muntons has named Mark Tyldesley as managing director.

Bakery retail NPD 2017: our top ten picks

It’s been a busy year for bakery in the NPD department, with a raft of interesting, innovative and, in some cases, unusual products hitting supermarket shelves.

Modern Baker to lead study on making healthier bread

Modern Baker has pledged to ‘bring better baking to Britain’ by heading up a two-year research and development project into improving the nutritional quality of bread.

Dawn Foods set to launch Love Is in the Air 2018 campaign

Dawn Foods has unveiled a new marketing campaign giving bakers the opportunity to download exclusive recipes.

Review of the year: July – September

As the year draws to a close, we look back at some of the major stories that have impacted the baking industry in 2017.

Greggs launches Festive Bake Sprinkles

Greggs has released limited-edition Festive Bake Sprinkles – the crunchy crumb topping used on its Christmas menu staple.

Cadbury’s Freddo brand leaps into a biscuit format

Confectionery brand Freddo is making its debut in the biscuit market with two new products from Mondelez International-owned Cadbury Biscuits.

Waitrose drives food innovation with new development facilities

Waitrose has invested £1.5m in food development facilities at its Bracknell head office as part of its long-term focus on product innovation.

Revealed: what employers want from graduates

Bakery employers have revealed what they are looking for in graduates, and one word constantly pops up – enthusiasm.

Bread Ahead set to open third site

Bread Ahead is to open a new bakery and café in Soho, London, next year.

Gallery: Britain’s bakers reveal more festive treats

Christmas is less than a week away and the nation’s bakers have been busy crafting festive fancies, cakes and gingerbread in preparation.

Pladis rolls out snack NPD for family sharing

McVitie’s owner Pladis is aiming to tap the ‘evening sharing occasion’ with the launch of its latest snacking innovation.

Pictured with the new pies is Bells sales and marketing director Gordon Smith
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Bells Food Group launches festive steak pies

Scottish pastry manufacturer Bells Food Group has introduced two new pies to take advantage of the seasonal sales spike.

Coopland & Son set for expansion with £8.5m investment

Coopland & Son is set to open 30 new shops in three years across the north of England following a £8.5m external investment from investors Business Growth Fund (BGF).

Real Bread's Iceland ad complaint rejected

The Real Bread Campaign has criticised a ruling by the advertising watchdog that an advert for Iceland bread would not mislead consumers.

Doughnut Time reveals three new London locations

Doughnut Time has revealed the locations of three new stores in London, with one in Shoreditch opening last Friday (15 December).

Thomas Ridley adds six new desserts to range

Wholesaler Thomas Ridley Foodservice has teamed up with Vanier Desserts to add six new cake and dessert variants to its range.

Mrs Crimble’s rolls out ‘Deeply Dippy’ macaroons

Gluten-free brand Mrs Crimble’s has introduced a Deeply Dippy chocolate macaroon to drive free-from snacking.

Pidy expands free-from pastry range with new tartelette

Pidy UK has added a 4cm gluten-free neutral tartelette to its range to meet increased demand for free-from options.

Krispy Kreme’s doughnut receives gingerbread makeover

Krispy Kreme has given its Original Glazed doughnuts a festive makeover with a gingerbread glaze.

Jacksons targets sandwich market with £40m factory

Yorkshire-based bakery Jacksons is investing £40m in a second factory to supply bread for sandwich manufacturers.

Revealed: 9 in 10 vegans struggle to find food-to-go options

Vegans struggle to find food-to-go options despite the growth of veganism in recent years, according to a survey from The Vegan Society.

Ferrero launches Nutella piping bag for baked goods

Ferrero Foodservice has introduced a Nutella-branded piping bag for caterers.

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Warburtons in ‘furries’ social media mix-up

Warburtons has changed the hashtag used on a celebrity-backed competition after realising it is shared by a subculture known as ‘furries’.

Gallery: Bakers reveal their festive fancies

It’s Christmas! Ok, not quite, but that hasn’t stopped bakers whipping up delicious treats fit for Father Christmas himself.

Lily Clements (left) alongside Stacey's Bakery owner David Stacey
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Stacey’s Bakery raises £500 from poppy cupcakes sales

Stacey's Bakery has raised £500 for the Royal British Legion by selling poppy cupcakes.

ITS names Gail Underwood as chief flavourist

International Taste Solutions (ITS) has appointed Gail Underwood as the company’s chief flavourist.

Subway set to trial home delivery

Subway has announced it will trial a home delivery service in London from next year.

Crowdfunding push for ‘Slutty’ gingerbread axed

A London bakery has called off a Kickstarter campaign for its range of ‘Slutty’, ‘Bossy’ and ‘Sassy’ gingerbread women over concerns customers were confused about the crowdfunding system.

Hart’s Bakery opens Saturday market for independent traders

Bristol-based Hart’s Bakery has rolled out a Saturday market featuring different stalls each week.

Five trends set to shape foodservice in 2018

Premium loyalty schemes, top-quality staff and click & collect have been flagged up as key foodservice trends for the coming year.

Walkers van sales service launches after P&H collapse

PepsiCo UK has set up a vans sales operation to distribute Walkers snack products to independent retailers and foodservice operators.

Apprentice winner’s cakes recalled due to allergen labelling

Ridiculously Rich by Alana, the cake company started by The Apprentice 2016 winner Alana Spencer, has recalled a raft of products due to undeclared and incorrectly labelled allergens. 

Greggs raises more than £800k for Children in Need

Greggs has raised £832,573 for this year’s BBC Children in Need campaign through fundraising events.

Paul UK set to open second Oxford site

Paul UK is to open a new site at Oxford’s Westgate shopping centre, taking its total number of UK venues to 37.

Food service firms urged to tap ‘fourth meal’ trend

Gluten-free bakery Almondy is encouraging food service operators to review their cake and coffee offering following high demand for snacking products.

Allinson offers ‘best bread experience’ with three new artisan loaves

Allied Bakeries is set to launch a three-strong artisan loaf range under its Allinson brand, which it claims will offer the ‘best bread experience’ within the wrapped bread category.

Zizzi and Sainsbury’s team up for takeaway pizza trial

Pizza restaurant chain Zizzi has partnered with Sainsbury’s to pilot a takeaway scheme. 

Heston serves up ‘sprout’ dessert for Christmas

Heston Blumenthal is celebrating Christmas at Waitrose by serving up a giant Brussels ‘sprout’ filled with profiteroles. 

Gallery: 3D Cakes creates 8ft HMS Queen Elizabeth replica

Scottish cake designer 3D Cakes has created an edible replica of the new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, which will be presented to The Queen today (7 December).

Federation of Bakers and Hovis sign up to Courtauld Commitment 2025

The Federation of Bakers, Hovis and the Real Bread Campaign are among the latest organisations to sign up to Courtauld 2025.

Burton’s to launch Maryland Big & Chunky biscuits

Burton’s Biscuit Company is set to introduce an ‘indulgent’ extension of its Maryland brand called Big & Chunky. 

More than 30 members of the Australian Cake Decorating Network are visiting the Renshaw Academy
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Renshaw expands into Australian market

UK-based sugarcraft brand Renshaw Professional is continuing its overseas expansion with the opening of an Australian operation.

Stacey’s Bakery to supply restaurant chain George’s Kitchen

Stacey’s Bakery is to supply a variety of its baked products to George’s Kitchen.

Revealed: Pladis’ insight into UK snacking habits

McVitie’s owner Pladis has revealed that social media and the boundary between meals and snacks is influencing the UK’s snacking habits.

Savoury pastries: Spice up your sausage roll sales

While not necessarily the healthiest of options, quality sausage rolls made with top ingredients still offer bakers a way to stand out from the crowd

Strike threat at Allied Bakeries site called off

Threatened strike action by drivers at the Allied Bakeries site in West Bromwich has been called off.

Food Hygiene Rating delivers tangible benefits, says FSA science adviser

The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme has driven up standards, according to the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) chief scientific adviser.

Asda rolls out 'first' vegan supermarket mince pies

Asda has claimed to be the first supermarket to roll out vegan mince pies.

EPP partner Koenig creates turnkey subsidiary

Roll plant manufacturer Koenig has set up a new subsidiary to design and install turnkey projects for bakeries.

Too Good secures Waitrose dessert listing

Free-from brand Too Good To Be Gluten Free has secured a new listing at Waitrose for its three of its dessert products.

Tesco doubles festive plant-based food offering

Tesco has rolled out what it claims is its “biggest ever” vegetarian and vegan festive offering.

Sainsbury's '1869 Coffee' shop
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Sainsbury’s trials on-the-go coffee concept

Sainsbury’s has rolled out a new barista-styled coffee bar at the front of six of its stores.

House of Flavours creates bacon and curry arctic rolls

Food flavouring manufacturer House of Flavours has unveiled Mango Coconut & Curry and Smoky Maple & Bacon Arctic Rolls.

Christmas round-up: on-the-go festive bakery NPD

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The festivities are often accompanied by a hefty dose of seasonal NPD, from Rudolph cakes to mincemeat pasties and of course the highly-anticipated Christmas sandwiches. 

Tim Hortons opens its first UK drive-through site in Manchester

Canadian café and bakery business Tim Hortons is set to open its first UK drive-through site in Manchester later this month.

Euro Catering rolls out new bakery ovens

Equipment supplier Euro Catering has unveiled a new three-strong range of bakery decks and ovens for the first time in the UK.

VIDEO: Roberts Bakery reveals its next steps

Roberts Bakery has revealed its plans for the business, including the roll out of more ‘innovative’ NPD in May 2018, following a major relaunch in September 2017.

WRAP releases guidance on bread labelling to help tackle food waste

The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has released best practice guidance designed to clear up confusion around food labelling, which can lead to food being wasted.

Supermarket NPD expert reveals top bakery trends

Dessert-inspired treats and coffee shop flavours have been highlighted as some of the biggest trends in UK bakery.

Ryvita gets a makeover in brand revamp

Ryvita has undergone a brand relaunch in collaboration with branding consultancy Coley Porter Bell.

Bakers Basco boosts GPS technology to prevent equipment misuse

Bakers Basco has stepped up its equipment security with the launch of its latest GPS tracking chips across its bread baskets.

Pidy rolls out the Sablee pastry case for Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air for pastry brand Pidy as it launches the heart-shaped Sablee pastry case as a Valentine’s Day treat.

Administration for national wholesaler Palmer & Harvey

Wholesaler Palmer & Harvey has entered administration with the loss of 2,500 jobs.

Asda to launch Christmas dinner pizza complete with Brussels sprouts

Asda has unveiled a Christmas dinner pizza, complete with Brussels sprouts.

Warrens Bakery teams up with Bake Off star for London openings

Warrens Bakery has teamed up with Great British Bake Off star Martha Collison as it opens its first-ever stores in London. 

Allied Bakeries staff vote in favour of strike action

Drivers and other workers at Allied Bakeries’ West Bromwich site have voted to take strike action in a row over pay.

Colossal choux! Asda ‘super-sizes’ choc éclair

Asda has joined Morrisons in the trend for oversized baked goods with the launch of a foot-long chocolate éclair.

Krispy Kreme rolls out festive doughnut range

Krispy Kreme has introduced a three-strong limited-edition Christmas doughnut range.

Revealed: five trends set to shape bakery in 2018

Bakers will take healthy eating to the next level, according to a food industry expert who has predicted five trends that may shape the market next year.

Pieminister to open escape room in Nottingham restaurant

Pieminister is to open two escape rooms within its Nottingham restaurant in early December.

Adelie Foods invests £1.3m to drive toastie market

Adelie Foods has launched a range of toasties across retail and foodservice operators under the Urban Eat brand following a £1.3m investment in grilling technology.

Tale of two export markets: cake booms as bread falls

Exports of UK-produced cakes have soared almost 20% year on year in the past quarter – but bread exports have slumped 15%.

Baking technology management student Sophie Braker on what she looks for in an employer
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Revealed: what the bakers of tomorrow want from an employer

Students from the National Bakery School at London Southbank University have revealed what they are looking for in a potential employer.

Black Friday: bakers grab a slice of the action

Bakers are grabbing a slice of the action this Black Friday, with discounts on bakery courses, brownies, cookbooks and celebration cakes. 

Prewett’s expands gluten-free range with biscuit bar

Gluten-free brand Prewett’s has expanded its range with a chocolate-coated and caramel biscuit bar. 

Starbucks rolls out London lunchtime meal deal

Starbucks is going up against the likes of Boots and Tesco as it rolls out a £3.99 lunchtime meal deal at its stores across the capital. 

Central Foods boosts free-from presence with doughnut range

Frozen food distributor Central Foods has introduced the Katerbake medium-sized gluten-free ring doughnut range.

Starbucks cuts sugar in Christmas cakes

Starbucks has slashed sugar across its sweet bakery range, with reductions of up to 54%. 

BakePlan MD Jane Tyler and York Central MP Rachael Maskell try out the software
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BakePlan Software receives £43k grant to cut retail waste

BakePlan Software has been given a £43,600 grant by innovation agency Innovate UK to create a system to reduce food waste across retailers.

Brioche Pasquier creates afternoon tea mini-cakes range

Brioche Pasquier has introduced a six-strong sweet and savoury mini-cakes range.

Crikey! Doughnut Time rolls out cricket-topped treat

Doughnut Time UK has launched a cricket-loaded doughnut to mark the return of ITV’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here

Coeliac UK rolls out gluten-free recipe calendar

Coeliac UK has launched a gluten-free recipe calendar as part of the company’s 50th anniversary.

Baking bread reduces anxiety, study finds

Baking bread reduces anxiety and increases happiness in those struggling with mental health, according to a study by the Real Bread Campaign.

Baked goods firms ordered to pay out £150k for hygiene offences

Edmonton-based Doce Bakers & Sweets Ltd and Sweet Mahall Ltd, which share the same premises, have been ordered to pay a total of £152,823.23 for a string of hygiene failings.

Lincoln’s Ticklebelly to open bakery shop and tea house

Lincoln-based Ticklebelly Lane Bakery is to open a bakery shop and tea house later this week. 

Muntons invests in new truck designs

Ingredients supplier Muntons has arranged for its branding to appear on two new trucks. 

Gingerbread flavours are focus for Aldi festive NPD

Aldi has released a number of gingerbread creations ahead of Christmas.

AmazonFresh launches medieval mince pie

Amazon’s grocery delivery service, AmazonFresh, has launched a traditional meat-filled mince pie. 

Muffin Break unveils four locations in expansion drive

Retail bakery chain Muffin Break has revealed the locations of four new stores.

McVitie’s and Tesco set up charity campaign

McVitie’s has teamed up with Tesco in a partnership with charities Fareshare and The Trussell Trust.

Gallery: Harrods unveils from-scratch bakery

Harrods has officially opened the first phase of its Food Halls’ transformation, unveiling a from-scratch bakery and coffee roastery.

Warrens unveils festive NPD, including vegan pasty

Warrens Bakery has become the latest food-to-go outlet to unveil its Christmas menu, which includes a vegan pasty.

Sainsbury's eyes a pizza the action with takeaway trial

Sainsbury’s is to trial a pizza pre-ordering service at three of its stores, in a move which sees the retailer go head to head with the likes of Domino’s.

Aryzta completes Park Garage Group in-store bakery roll-out

Aryzta Food Solutions has completed the installation of Cuisine de France in-store bakeries across 49 Park Garage Group forecourt convenience stores.

Subway unveils expansion plans for south coast

Subway has unveiled plans to expand the number of its stores on the south coast by more than 20 over the next 18 months.

First-ever Cornish Pasty Week set for next February

The first-ever Cornish Pasty Week is set to take place from Sunday 25 February to Saturday 3 March. 

Aryzta hires Tony Murphy as chief people officer

Global bakery business Aryzta has appointed Tony Murphy as its first chief people officer (CPO). 

Bettys unveils its first ever TV advert

Bettys has launched its first ever TV advert, starring chocolate animals in an enchanted forest.

Season's eatings: Greggs launches advent calendar

Greggs is set to launch its first advent calendar, featuring tokens that can be exchanged for items such as sausage rolls. 

Brian Stockdale receiving the award from Steph McGovern, from BBC Breakfast and Watchdog
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Spooner wins awards for apprenticeship scheme

Bakery equipment supplier Spooner Industries has been awarded the Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business award for its apprenticeship scheme. 

Best-selling bakery products revealed by Palmer & Harvey

Wholesaler Palmer & Harvey has revealed a guide of best-selling products across the bakery sector to help retailers stock the correct items in their core range.

Warrens Bakery unveils its first gluten-free pasties

Warrens Bakery has introduced its first ever gluten-free pasty range to fill the gap in its offering.

Breadcraft Bakery forced to close after pest infestations

London-based Breadcraft Bakery has closed after health inspectors found cockroaches and pigeons in its storeroom.

Muffin Break rolls out festive bakery range

Muffin Break has launched its Christmas range, including two new festive paninis and muffins.

Michael McCallion, Asda NI buying manager and Michael Murphy, CEO of Irwin’s Bakery
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Irwin’s secures major batch bread contract with Asda

Northern Ireland-based Irwin’s Bakery has secured a major contract with Asda to supply batch bread to 300 stores across the UK. 

Sainsbury’s launches Snow Globe Christmas sandwich

Sainsbury’s has launched a star-topped Snow Globe Sandwich as part of its Christmas range. 

Irwin’s eyes brunch with artisan range

Irwin’s Bakery has expanded its range with two new artisan loaves, including a sourdough.

Bakery margins squeezed tighter as wheat costs rise

Rising wheat prices are heaping further pressure on UK bread margins.

Tim Hortons continues expansion with second Glasgow site

Tim Hortons is set to open a second outlet in Glasgow as part of the firm’s nationwide roll-out plan in the UK.

Butt Foods’ sourdough naans listed at Soho Coffee

Nottingham-based bakery Butt Foods has secured a contract to supply its sourdough naans to Soho Coffee Co.

EU plans too late for many workers, warn trade bosses

Industry bosses have welcomed government plans to allow EU citizens to stay in the UK – but point out that many workers have already left the country.

Charity launching bakery employing young people with autism

A charity is planning to build a commercial bakery employing young people with severe autism.  

Roberts Bakery joins SOFHT High 5 training scheme

Roberts Bakery has joined the Society of Food Hygiene & Technology (SOFHT)’s High 5 scheme.

Barry Callebaut bucks declining chocolate market

Chocolate supplier Barry Callebaut has bucked a declining overall EMEA chocolate market to grow its volumes 6.4%.

Farm Shop & Deli show 2018 dates revealed

The Farm Shop & Deli show is set to return to the NEC, Birmingham from 16-18 April 2018 – with more than 450 companies predicted to exhibit.

Pret A Manger unveils Christmas sandwich range

Pret A Manger has launched its Christmas sandwich range – including its first-ever vegan festive sandwich.

Legal: Are you ready for a data protection shake-up?

Bruce Potter, chairman of Blake Morgan law firm, on the Incoming General Data Protection Regulation.

Former bakery boss disqualified from running a business for five years

A former director of The Royal William Bakery in Plymouth has been disqualified from running a business for the next five years after failing to pay more than £130k in tax bills.

Bettys forces tiny café to stop using Fat Rascal name

Tea room chain operator and Yorkshire Tea owner Bettys and Taylors Group has forced a tiny café in Whitby to rename one of its cakes.

Carrs Foods supports Manchester Rugby Club juniors

Carrs Foods has become a main sponsor of Manchester Rugby Club’s Mini & Junior section.

Waitrose adds six new lines to on-the-go Christmas range

Waitrose has extended its Christmas Good To Go range with new sandwiches, wraps and flatbreads.

Video: Ole & Steen ops director on chain’s expansion plans

Danish bakery Ole & Steen has revealed its future expansion plans – including its first UK site outside London.

Tim Hortons to open second outlet in Cardiff

Canadian café and bakery business Tim Hortons is to open a second site at Cardiff’s Queens Arcade shopping centre.

Crust Bros to launch brunch pizzas with MasterChef ‘losers’ Billy and Jack

Waterloo pizzeria Crust Bros is to launch a brunch menu in collaboration with MasterChef 2016 contestants Billy and Jack.

Gallery: Costa unveils Christmas menu

Costa Coffee has unveiled its 2017 Christmas menu, complete with savoury sandwiches and festive sweet baked treats. 

The Bread Factory and Great British Biscotti Co win at Food Manufacture awards

The Bread Factory and Great British Biscotti Co were among the winners at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards.

Nairn’s rolls out gluten-free flatbreads for lunchtime market

Nairn’s is tapping the lunchtime market for the first time with the launch of a two-strong Gluten Free Flatbread range.

Square Pie launches mini pies at under 200-calories

Square Pie has launched a range of frozen mini pies into Waitrose stores across the country.

Ginsters and chef Chris Eden create Mexican slice

Samworth Brothers-owned pastry brand Ginsters has teamed up with Cornish Michelin-starred chef Chris Eden to create the Mexican Chilli Beef savoury slice.

World Vegan Day 2017: here’s some of our favourite bakery NPD

It’s World Vegan Day! As the number of people following a meat- and dairy-free diet rises, so does interest in vegan bakery items. 

Great British Bake Blog: Episode 10

And the winner is… Liam. Ok, that’s just wishful thinking on my part (and that of hundreds of Twitter users). But I am willing to concede the actual champion ultimately deserved to win.

Ban high-sugar biscuits and cakes from meal deals, urge health campaigners

High-sugar treats including biscuits and cakes should be banned from lunchtime meal deals, according to health campaigners Action on Sugar (AOS).

Traybakes: Creative ways to shake up your traybakes

While they are universally popular with consumers and easy for bakers to make, demand for premium and healthier options means your traybakes need to stand out from the crowd

Sweet pastries: Butter prices squeeze sweet pastry margins

Smaller sizes and niche products are just two of the strategies being used by suppliers to bolster sales as ingredients prices take their toll

Ancient & Sprouted Grains: Ingredients suppliers follow ancient paths

A trend towards simplicity and more natural products is leading bakers to explore the use of ancient and sprouted grains to achieve a healthier, and tastier, offer

Bread Ahead to open winter bakery in Mayfair

London-based bakery Bread Ahead is set to open its doors as part of a new seasonal residency in Mayfair.

EHL launches new gluten-free ingredients range

Food ingredients supplier EHL Ingredients has unveiled a new 20-strong range of gluten-free ingredients for bakers to add to formulations and recipes.

Bakers recreate Queen’s 500lb wedding cake

Patisserie chefs at Le Cordon Bleu have recreated The Queen’s wedding cake for a documentary celebrating her 70th wedding anniversary.

Subway due inspection after employee retrieves bread from bin

A Subway branch in Rugby, Warwickshire is to receive a follow-up inspection after footage emerged of an employee retrieving bread out of a bin.

Lola’s Cupcake opens in Birmingham Selfridges

Lola’s Cupcakes has opened a new kiosk, in Birmingham department store Selfridges. 

Subway teams up with Paddington Bear for new campaign

Subway has launched a new marketing push in partnership with upcoming movie Paddington 2.

Bake Off boosts sales of Sainsbury’s boozy flavourings

Sales of Sainsbury’s gin & tonic and prosecco baking flavourings have increased nearly 10-fold since the start of the latest series of The Great British Bake Off (GBBO).

I2r’s tulip muffin wraps get a Halloween makeover

I2r Packaging Solutions is introducing a Halloween-theme to its tulip muffin wraps.

Stacey’s Bakery bakes poppy cupcakes for appeal

Derbyshire-based bakery Stacey’s will create cupcakes decorated with a poppy to raise funds for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

Bread-based meals head up Brits’ top comfort foods

Pizza, bacon sandwiches and beans on toast dominate the list Britain’s favourite comfort foods, according to new research. 

Vampires beware: Morrisons unveils super-strength garlic bread

Morrisons has launched a super-strength garlic bread, said to be 600% stronger than a traditional garlic flatbread, for Halloween. 

Mince pies meet croissants in Paul UK festive NPD

Paul UK has unveiled its first hybrid creation – a mince pie and croissant combination – as part of its Christmas 2017 range.

Great British Bake Blog: Episode Nine

There was a surprising lack of innuendos in this week’s episode of The Great British Bake Off. Perhaps patisserie isn’t very sexy. Or, far more likely, Noel was asked not to mention what Prue’s necklace really looked like. I was given the same instructions.

Lantmännen Unibake appoints new senior development chef

Bakery supplier Lantmännen Unibake UK has promoted Harry Peak to senior development chef.

Revealed: Britain’s favourite cake flavours and textures

Zesty lemon is Britain’s most-loved cake flavour, according to a new survey.

Orchard Valley launches vegetarian marshmallows

Orchard Valley Foods has launched an all-natural range of marshmallows suitable for vegetarians. 

Gallery: Bakers reveal spooky Halloween treats

Halloween is less than a week away and the nation’s bakers are feeling spooky. In celebration of this haunted holiday, British Baker has created a gallery of some spooktastic creations. 

New stores and Express sites drive Costa growth

Estate expansion and the introduction of a new range of breakfast food have helped grow sales at the Costa chain.

Bells Food Group invests £500k in cake bakery expansion

Bells Food Group has spent £500k to create a dedicated cake bakery at a former council depot in Shotts, Scotland.

Aryzta rolls out Christmas bakery range

Global bakery business Aryzta Food Solutions has introduced a nine-strong seasonal bakery range in the run-up to Christmas.

Healthy eating messages contradicted by schools, claims Jamie Oliver report

School activities such as cake and bake sales contradict healthy eating messages, a report by the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation has claimed. 

Genius recruits Whitworths’ Colin Stephens as commercial director

Gluten-free bakery brand Genius Gluten Free has named Colin Stephens commercial director.

Gallery: Roberts Bakery’s Sky High Tea event

Roberts Bakery held a one-day-only pop-up restaurant suspended 100ft above Manchester’s Etihad Stadium last week.

Clanger sales double after Bake Off appearance

Bedfordshire clanger sales have doubled at Gunns Bakery following the appearance of the product on Channel 4’s Great British Bake Off this week.

Wall’s Pastry campaign provides £5k boost for Welsh café

Wall’s Pastry has invested £5,000 in community café Little Lounge Play Café in Pontypridd, Wales as part of its 2017 Helping Hand campaign.

Two in five Brits now buy lunch at least once a week

The number of Brits buying lunch at least once a week has risen to 40%, up from 35% in 2016.

State Fayre to step up expansion under new ownership

Manchester-based kosher bakery State Fayre has changed hands.

Graham’s Bakery secures listings with French retailer

Northern Irish business Graham’s Bakery has secured an export deal with French retailer Comptoir Irlandais.

Greggs boss backs mental health Time to Change Employer Pledge

Greggs chief executive Roger Whiteside is raising awareness of mental health in the workplace by signing the Time to Change Employer Pledge.

Great British Bake Blog: Episode Eight

This episode should have contained a trigger warning. Seriously, it was harrowing to watch and I have been left emotionally scarred 75 minutes of television… as has pretty much everyone on Twitter.

‘Evolution of coating’ prompts new Invicta appointment

Bakery equipment supplier Invicta has employed Chris Higgins as the company’s new head of coating.

Premier Foods rolls out Halloween Mr Kipling and Cadbury cakes

Premier Foods is getting into the Halloween spirit with the rollout of spooky Mr Kipling and Cadbury cakes.

Premier Foods distributes cake lines to New Zealand

Premier Foods has secured listings for its Mr Kipling and Cadbury Cakes with New Zealand supermarket business Progressive Enterprises.

Walkers targets ‘night in’ market with Mint Royals Shortbread

Walkers Shortbread has extended its Chocolate Shortbread range with Mint Royals Shortbread.

McVitie’s launches Halloween cake range

McVitie’s has launched a Halloween cake range under its Hobnobs and Jaffa Cakes brands.

Rhythm108 gains Costa listings for vegan biscuits

Rhythm108 has secured listings for its gluten-free, vegan Ooh-La-La biscuit range with Costa Coffee. 

Retailers unveil spooky bakery NPD for Halloween

It’s no tricks and all treats this year as the retailers unveil their spooky bakery line-ups ahead of Halloween 2017.

Premier Foods extends Cadbury Cakes range with Roses bars

Premier Foods is hoping to woo older shoppers with the launch of a range of Cadbury Roses Cake Bars.

Feature synopsis: Savoury pastries 2017

This feature will offer an alternative view, and examine how bakers and their suppliers deliver high-quality sausage rolls using premium ingredients, and how recipes can be given a healthy spin.

Gallery: Finsbury’s new licensed cakes

Finsbury Food Group has extended its range of licensed cakes with six new characters.

Brace’s Bakery emphasises premium sliced bread with revamp

Newport-based family business Brace’s Bakery has unveiled a brand revamp.

High tea: Roberts Bakery to hold pop-up event 100ft in the air

Roberts Bakery is to host ‘high tea’ in a pop-up restaurant suspended above Manchester’s Etihad Stadium.

Revealed: the winners of British Baker’s 2017 Christmas Stars!

Here they are – the winning products in the 2017 Christmas Stars competition!

Great British Bake Blog: Episode Seven

It’s hard to imagine the sweltering temperature inside the Bake Off tent on Italian week, particularly when you’re watching it from the sofa in your polar bear PJs under a blanket.

Veggie Pret opens third shop in Exmouth Market

Veggie Pret, the vegetarian spin-off to Pret A Manger, has opened its third shop in Exmouth market in Islington, London.

BB’s develops ‘In the Pink’ muffin for Marie Keating Foundation

Coffee chain BB’s has launched a special edition ‘In the Pink’ muffin in aid of cancer charity the Marie Keating Foundation.

Five trends from the Cake & Bake Show 2017

From illusion cakes to boozy bakes, there was a host of trends on display at the Cake & Bake Show held at London’s ExCeL last weekend (6-8 October).

Nairn’s adds gluten-free Crunchy Biscuit Breaks to range

Nairn’s has expanded its gluten-free range with Chunky Biscuit Breaks.

Mrs Crimble’s launches first sharing tub

Gluten-free brand Mrs Crimble’s is rolling out its first sharing tub – a 12-portion pack of Choc Macaroons.

Apprentices with Ivan Jepson, Gateshead College, and Greggs' Katie-Anne McCue
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Greggs launches national apprenticeship programme

Greggs has launched a national apprenticeship programme that it claims will help to fast-track its expansion plans.

Dr Oetker Professional launches sprinkles range

Dr Oetker Professional has launched a new range of sprinkles.

Crantock rolls out Levi Roots patties in Co-op

Cornish bakery Crantock Foods has launched two Levi Roots savoury patties into The Co-op.

Finsbury cuts sugar in Disney cakes range by 40%

Finsbury has reduced the sugar across its licensed Disney celebration cakes by 40%.

Gallery: Highlights from the Cake & Bake Show 2017

The Cake & Bake Show hit London’s ExCeL this weekend (6-8 October) showcasing the UK’s baking industry with celebrity experts, Bake Off alumni and sugar craft demonstrations. 

Full of Eastern Promise: Soboro Bakery, Cambridge

Soboro Bakery made its world debut in the UK two months ago at The Lion Yard Shopping Centre, Cambridge.

Rational UK expands head office with Centre of Excellence

Oven manufacturer Rational UK has opened a new Centre of Excellence as part of an expansion of its UK head office.

Central Foods introduces new Katerbake ranges to meet health demand

Frozen food distributor Central Foods is tapping the health trend with the launch of its Katerbake beetroot and pumpkin flavoured rolls and wraps.

Update: Supermarkets unveil bakery NPD for Christmas 2017

Asda and Marks & Spencer reveal festive bakery line-up. Here British Baker presents a round-up of the festive baked treats set to appear on supermarket shelves in the coming months.

Finsbury confirms closure of Grain D’Or operation

Finsbury Food Group has confirmed it is to close premium baked goods business Grain D’Or, which employs 250 staff.

Maître Choux set to open second site in Soho

Specialist patisserie company Maître Choux has confirmed that it will be opening a second site in Soho, London.

Asda renames tiger bread after 85-year-old customer

An Asda store in Barking has renamed its Tiger Chest Bread after 85-year-old customer Audrey Bond, who helped its bakers perfect the recipe.

Spelt flour demand continues to grow for bakers, says Marriage’s

Flour miller W & H Marriage & Sons has revealed that demand for spelt flour continues to soar as its supplier David Hill celebrates 20 years of growing British spelt.

Bako North Western names Mike Tully CEO

Former Bako Northern & Scotland boss Mike Tully has been appointed chief executive of Bako North Western Group.

Elizabeth Shaw rolls out first chocolate biscuit range

British chocolate brand Elizabeth Shaw has made its debut in the biscuits category with a premium chocolate biscuit range.

Expanded role for Waitrose bakery buying director Paul Walker

Paul Walker, Waitrose buying director for categories including bakery and food to go, has had his remit expanded to all fresh buying.

Warburtons unveils ‘Pride and Breadjudice’ campaign with Peter Kay

Warburtons has introduced its latest TV advertising campaign, featuring comedian Peter Kay pitching a concept for a romantic television drama to Jonathan Warburton.

New York Bakery Co bagels hit by production issues

New York Bakery Co has been forced to temporarily halt production of some of its bagels after suffering “teething problems” at its site in Rotherham following an upgrade.

Great British Bake Blog: Episode Six

It’s pastry week in The Great British Bake Off tent, leading Brits everywhere to question why anyone would bother to make puff pastry. I certainly don’t know anyone that does. Although I take this opinion of many of the technical challenges… quit faffing and just pop to the shops!

Classic cakes: Jazz up your classics with a modern spin

Give classic cakes such as Victoria sponge or Bakewell tart a fresh twist to appeal to a younger audience and tap seasonal trends.

Morrisons adds exotic wraps and sandwiches to meal deal

Morrisons has extended its £3 lunchtime deal with wraps and sandwiches inspired by cuisine from around the world.

Henllan Bakery secures Morrisons contract

Denbighshire family-run business Henllan Bakery has signed a contract with Morrisons to supply a number of its products to the retailer.

Rising ingredient costs prompts Greggs price hikes

Greggs has increased the price of its sausage rolls and breakfast baps in reaction to rising food ingredients costs.

Warrens Bakery unveils the Sunday roast in a pasty

Warrens Bakery has launched two pasties based on the traditional roast dinners. 

Roddy the Reindeer cake gallops into Asda

Asda has unveiled a new festive cake that it describes as a “rival to Colin the Caterpillar”.

Video: Brioche Pasquier plans further production lines in UK

Following the opening of a second production line at its Milton Keynes site, Brioche Pasquier’s UK managing director Olivier Ripoche tells British Baker the plans for the plant.

Peel & Stone expands wholesale operation

Artisan bakery Peel & Stone is expanding its wholesale operation in Birmingham.

Great British Bake Blog: Episode Five

Emotions were running high in this week’s Bake Off. Towards the end of the episode, the jovial frolicking from earlier episodes was but a distant memory as more despondent emotions set in. 

Genius unveils new look and half-loaves in brand revamp

Genius Gluten Free has relaunched its brand with support from a £1m marketing campaign and two new products.

Tipiak launches chocolate-inspired macaron range

French food manufacturer Tipiak has launched a chocolate box-inspired macaron range. 

M&S to launch new spelt bread range

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has launched a spelt bread range in partnership with spelt supplier Sharpham Park.

BKD wins £80,000 Dragons’ Den investment from Peter Jones

Children’s baking company BKD secured an £80,000 investment on BBC Two show Dragons’ Den.

Out of this world: Rowe’s sends Cornish pasty into space

Cornwall-based bakery Rowe’s has claimed to be the first business to send a Cornish pasty into space.

Dominique Ansel rolls out autumnal pastries at London bakery

Dominique Ansel’s DAB London Bakery has unveiled two new seasonal pastries.

Brioche Pasquier opens second UK production line

French bakery and patisserie producer Brioche Pasquier has unveiled a second production line at its site in Milton Keynes.

Gallery: More from National Cupcake Week 2017

National Cupcake Week has taken social media by storm, with thousands of Tweets from charities, supermarkets, independent bakeries and even home bakers.

BKD to pitch on Dragons’ Den this Sunday

Children’s baking company BKD is to appear on Dragons’ Den this Sunday (24 September).

Speciality Breads introduces Chia Seed range

Margate-based Speciality Breads has rolled out new chia seed-based rustic rolls and glazed brioches to tap into the health food trend.

National Free From Week: what is your favourite free-from brand?

Free-from brand Too Good To Be Gluten Free is searching for the UK’s favourite free-from brands as part of National Free From Week (26 September – 2 October).

Dr Oetker launches Bake in the Box range

Home baking brand Dr Oetker has launched a three-strong range of Bake in the Box Loaf Cake Mixes. 

Rise in seeded bread prompts new CSM bread mixes

CSM Bakery Solutions has launched a new range of seeded bread mixes.

RedBlack Software splits business to focus on supermarket sector

RedBlack Software has divided its business in two with the creation of BakePlan Software Ltd.

Gordon Smith, sales and marketing director, with the new Bells Bakes

Bells launches new Bakes range

Scottish pie brand Bells has expanded its portfolio with a new Bakes range.

Warrens Bakery continues retail expansion

Warrens Bakery is to open its first store in the medieval city of Winchester this month, as it continues its rapid expansion across the UK.

Great British Bake Blog: Episode Four

After last night’s episode of The Great British Bake Off, I’m convinced that caramel is, in fact, the nectar of the gods. This tempting, silky, golden brown delight was poured, drizzled and smothered on everything in sight, as was to be expected in the first-ever caramel week.

What’s the difference between a cupcake and a fairy cake?

It’s National Cupcake Week and Britain’s bakers have gone crazy using the hashtag #NationalCupcakeWeek to share their delicious creations.

It’s a wrap: Waitrose reveals top Essential bakery products

Brits’ love of international cuisine has helped make tortillas the second-most popular bakery item in the Waitrose Essential line-up.

Gallery: National Cupcake Week 2017

It’s National Cupcake Week! Started by British Baker eight years ago, the seven-day event has already taken Twitter by storm, reaching second place in the trend chart yesterday.

American Pan appoints vice president of UK operation

Bundy Baking Solutions-owned American Pan has named Mark Picconi as vice-president of American Pan’s UK operation.

Subway introduces 99p ‘Brek-Fest’ sub campaign

High street sandwich chain Subway is offering customers the opportunity to purchase its Mega Melt Breakfast Sub for just 99p for one week only.

Patisserie Valerie continues rapid expansion with Bracknell opening

Patisserie Valerie is expanding its presence further in the UK with a site opening at Bracknell’s Lexicon Shopping Centre.

Deadline extended for Christmas Stars 2017 entries

We have extended the entry deadline for the 2017 Christmas Stars competition – giving businesses one more week to show off their festive creations.

Burton’s eyes sharing occasions with Crisp ‘n’ Fin

Burton’s Biscuit Company is targeting the sharing market with the launch of Crisp ‘n’ Fin, an extension to its Fish ‘n’ Chips range.

The second Veggie Pret, Shoreditch

Third Veggie Pret to open in London next month

Pret A Manger is to open a third Veggie Pret in London next month. 

Schär launches seven new products into UK supermarkets

Gluten-free brand Schär has unveiled seven new products including gluten-free flour and gluten-free waffles, which will be rolled out into UK supermarkets.

Pladis renames R&D centre after biscuit figurehead

Pladis has renamed its research and development (R&D) centre in High Wycombe after Lord Hector Laing, the long-time chairman of United Biscuits, and the grandson of Alexander Grant, who first produced the Digestive biscuit at McVitie’s.

What do you call a bread roll? Map reveals regional differences

GlobeHunters has unveiled a map to put an end to The Great British Bread debate, revealing the regional names for a bread roll. 

Puratos UK rolls out new website

Puratos UK has become the first country in the Puratos Group to launch its new website.

Stevia use in global bakery NPD rises 15%

Global launches of baked goods made with stevia increased 15% in the second quarter of 2017 compared to 2016, according to new research.

l-r: Jason Frankland, Stanley Cauvain, Mark Borland

Consultancies BakeTran and BakeryLogic join forces

International bakery consultancies BakeTran and BakeryLogic have announced plans to collaborate.

Lotus Biscoff targets food manufacturers with new Crumble range

Lotus Biscoff has launched a ‘Crumble’ version of its biscuit for use as a cake base or topping.

Asda releases '70s board-game inspired cake

Asda has launched a board-game inspired cake, less than a week after board game biscuits featured on The Great British Bake Off

Can you eat a doughnut without licking your lips?

Morrisons has challenged consumers to eat one of its jam doughnuts – without licking their lips.

Délifrance unveils Christmas range

European bakery supplier Délifrance has unveiled its four-strong Christmas range, including a panettone and boule.

Speciality Breads strengthens brioche range

Margate-based Speciality Breads has bolstered its brioche range with an edition initially targeted at the Christmas season.

Flo, who said goodbye to the Bake Off tent

Great British Bake Off Blog: Episode Three

It’s bread week on Bake Off and there’s not a gluten-free loaf in sight! I am ecstatic. There is, however, a rather phallic-looking snail, an adorable baby dragon and a wise old bread owl.

Pastry firm challenges students to revamp the vol-au-vent

Belgian-based ‘ready-to-fill’ pastry manufacturer Pidy is launching a new challenge aimed at catering and hospitality students within the UK.

CSM rolls out American sweet bakery mixes range

CSM Bakery Solutions has launched a new range of American sweet bakery mixes, including muffins, brownies and doughnuts.

AB Mauri appoints Hannah Parry as R&D technologist

AB Mauri has appointed Hannah Parry as its research and development (R&D) technologist.

Mars introduces baked cookies trio

Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats has rolled out three new cookie variants across its Bounty, Galaxy and M&M’s brands.

Dawn Foods kicks off Halloween campaign

Dawn Foods has kicked off its Halloween campaign to help bakers tap into the spooky season.

ABF: Ingredients in growth but bread under pressure

Allied Bakeries has been hit by “significant margin decline” as a result of low prices and cost pressure, according to parent company Associated British Foods (ABF).

Orchard Valley Foods and Candeco merge

Orchard Valley Foods has merged with Swedish decorations manufacturer Candeco Confektyr AB.

New York Bakery Co unveils biggest campaign to date

New York Bakery Co has unveiled what it claims to be its “biggest campaign since it was founded in the 1990’s”.

Only one week left to enter Christmas Stars 2017

There’s only one week left to enter the 2017 Christmas Stars competition – the ideal way to make your products stand out in the festive crowd.

Patisserie Valerie to open new site in Worthing

Patisserie Valerie is to open a new site in Worthing later this year.

VIDEO: Baking Industry Award winners on their success

British Baker held its annual Baking Industry Awards at the Hilton Park Lane, London this week and, during the evening we caught up with the winners of each category.

Bako Select reassures customers over fipronil

Bako Select has taken action to reassure customers following a number of cake mix withdrawals in the wake of the fipronil contamination scandal.

Puratos UK appoints Julia Darvill as new general manager

Bakery supplier Puratos has appointed Julia Darvill as UK general manager.

Cake Angels set to re-ignite home baking with brand revamp

Banbury-based decorations supplier Cake Angels has unveiled new branding that it claims will “blaze a new trail in home baking”.

Sheeting & Laminating: Suppliers bed in artisan dough lines

Modern sheeting and laminating equipment can now handle almost any type of dough, say suppliers, but bakers should ensure they invest in the kit that really suits their needs

Great British Bake Blog: Episode Two

Following a strong start from most contestants last week it seemed inevitable that, in week two, some would crumble… Yes, it was biscuit week.

Bako North Western set to take on Tough Mudder course

The Bako North Western Group is set to take on one of Britain’s toughest obstacle courses, Tough Mudder, this weekend (9-10 September).

Asda fined £700k after health inspectors find live mouse on baking tray

Asda has been fined £700,000 after Environmental Health Officers found mice droppings and a live mouse at the bakery in its Bromborough store.

Jestic partners with Edge Ovens for exclusive UK distribution

Jestic Foodservice Equipment has unveiled a new partnership with leading conveyor oven manufacturer Edge Ovens.

Last chance to book your place at the Baking Industry Awards

It’s almost awards time folks! The biggest night in the baking industry calendar is just days away.

Jacob’s rolls out Mini Cheddar Crispy Thins range

Pladis-owned Jacob’s has rolled out thinner and crispier versions of its Mini Cheddars.

Paterson’s Shortbread reaches £100k for MacMillan

Shortbread brand Paterson’s has hit its target of raising £100,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support in a single year.

Tim Hortons steps up UK expansion with three new sites

Canadian café and bakery business Tim Hortons is to open three more sites, in Manchester, Cardiff and Belfast, this year.

Australia’s Doughnut Time to open store in London

Australian doughnut brand Doughnut Time is to open its first UK store, in Shaftesbury Avenue, London next month.

Nottingham bakery donates unsold bread to refugees

Nottingham-based bakery The Bakehouse will donate its unsold bread to the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum (NNRF).

Pukka goes posh as new CEO takes the reins

Pukka Pies has unveiled a premium grocery range as the company’s new CEO, Deborah Ewan, takes the reins.

World Championship Scotch Pie Awards dates revealed

Scottish Bakers has unveiled that its annual World Championship Scotch Pie Awards will held at the Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld on 9 January 2018.

Fipronil scandal: now trade cake mixes are withdrawn

Trade packs of cake mixes from suppliers including Domson and Bako have been withdrawn over fears they may be contaminated with fipronil.

Dr Oetker reveals its “talking bakes” GBBO strategy

Baking ingredients company Dr Oetker unveiled its “talking bakes” marketing campaign for the Channel 4 series of The Great British Bake Off (GBBO).

Revealed: First site of SSP and Paul Hollywood bakery concept Knead

Starbucks and Upper Crust operator SSP is to open a new bakery concept with Paul Hollywood at London’s Euston station.

Nairn’s shrugs off ‘shrinkflation’ with 20%-extra cracker range

Nairn’s has added 20% extra fill to its Gluten-Free Wholegrain Crackers range – bucking the so-called ‘shrinkflation’ trend affecting many food manufacturers.

Winter harvest: most of Group 1 wheat meets milling spec

With two-thirds of the harvest complete, reports suggest most Group 1 winter wheat is meeting specification.

Great British Bake Blog: Episode One

Bake Off is back! And, just in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, it’s now on Channel 4 with a fresh line-up of presenters alongside the blue-eyed male judge, Paul Hollywood.

Cocovite manufacturer reassures customers following fipronil egg alert

Cocovite producer Lodewijckx has said customers can be confident its egg products comply with EU fipronil standards.

Baking Industry Awards 2017 – just one week to the big night!

If you haven’t got your tickets for the biggest night in the bakery calendar, don’t leave it a moment longer!

Biscuit fans outraged as Tesco rolls out ‘healthier’ custard creams

Tesco has come under fire after changing the recipe for its own-label custard creams.

White Rabbit secures Sainsbury’s listing for chilled vegan pizza

Gluten-free brand White Rabbit Pizza Co has secured a listing for two of its pizzas at Sainsbury’s, including its chilled vegan pizza.

Prue Leith supports Real Bread Campaign Honest Crust Act

New Bake Off judge Prue Leith has offered her support for the Real Bread Campaign’s Honest Crust Act to protect the provenance of artisan bread.

Muffin Break introduces Moroccan Lamb Toastie to Guest range

Retail bakery chain Muffin Break has introduced North African cuisine to its stores as part of its Guest flavours initiative running throughout 2017.

Patisserie Valerie opens in Southport, Dublin and Stevenage

Patisserie Valerie opened three new cafés last week in Southport, Dublin and Stevenage.

Independent bakery start-ups rise 20%, claims study

The number of independent bakery start-ups has increased 20% in the past year, according to research by insurance brokers Simply Business.

Fipronil scandal: FSA sets 15% threshold for product withdrawal

Food safety chiefs have set out guidance for the recall of products potentially contaminated with fipronil.

Addo donates 100,000 meals to charity FareShare

Wall’s owner Addo Food Group has donated 100,000 meals-worth of pies, slices and quiches to redistribution charity FareShare.

Biscuit shoppers will pay seven times more for premium packaging

Shoppers are prepared to pay seven times more for biscuits with premium packaging than identical ones in everyday packs, a study has revealed.

Revealed: Baked products gluten-free shoppers miss the most

A crusty French stick is the product most missed by gluten-free shoppers, according to a new survey.

Brioche Pasquier launches Tarte Au Citron

French bakery and patisserie producer Brioche Pasquier has unveiled its new pre-portioned Tarte au Citron - translated as lemon tart.

Wall’s Pastry set to sponsor Dorset County Show

Wall’s Pastry has been confirmed as the main sponsor at Dorset County Show, which will run from 2-3 September in Dorchester.

Nairn’s rolls out new packaging across its ranges

Nairn’s has revealed new-look packaging to be rolled out across all its product ranges.

Esquires Coffee continues expansion with new sites

Franchised coffee chain Esquires Coffee has added two stores in Balham, London, and Esher, Surrey.

AB Mauri given AA accreditation in BRC audit

AB Mauri has secured AA accreditation in its latest British Retail Consortium audit.

Dunn’s Bakery boss Christopher Freeman hands reins to his son

Dunn’s Bakery owner Christopher Freeman has handed over the day-to-day running of his business to his son Lewis.

Finsbury Foods set to close Grain D’Or business

Finsbury Food Group is planning to close premium baked goods business Grain D’Or, with the potential loss of 250 jobs.

Real Bread Campaign to launch #SourdoughSeptember

The Real Bread Campaign will be running its annual #SourdoughSeptember campaign for its fifth successive year.

Irwin’s rolls out lower-calorie bread to 630 stores

Irwin’s Bakery has secured listings in 630 stores for its Better You lower-calorie breads.

Krispy Kreme set to open 100th UK store

Doughnut chain Krispy Kreme is set to open its 100th UK store at Nottingham’s Intu Victoria Centre on 23 August.

GALLERY: Bakeries to feature in London’s biggest Asian foodhall

London’s biggest Asian foodhall Bang Bang Oriental, which opened in Colindale, north London this week, will feature a number of bakery kiosks.

Border Biscuits adds Strawberry Drizzle Melts to its range

Lanark-based manufacturer Border Biscuits has introduced the Strawberry Drizzle Melts to its range.

Sainsbury’s predicts five top baking trends for 2017

Sainsbury’s has forecast five top baking trends ahead of The Great British Bake Off’s Channel 4 debut on 29 August.

Wrights Food Group acquires bread supplier Premier Catering

Wrights Food Group is to acquire Stoke-on-Trent bakery Premier Catering, which has been supplying it with bread for more than 30 years.

Real Good Food agrees £2m overdraft to plug funding gap

Renshaw and Haydens owner Real Good Food has secured a £2m overdraft facility with Lloyds Bank after discovering a shortfall in its finances.

Premier Foods unveils Paul Hollywood icings range

Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods is to launch a selection of Paul Hollywood icings next month.

Tate & Lyle expands starch range

Tate & Lyle has introduced two new instant starch products to help food manufacturers tap the clean-label bakery trend.

Soreen Lunchbox range extended with apple loaf

Samworth Brothers-owned malt loaf maker Soreen is to extend its Lunchbox range with an apple variant following the “runaway success” of the format.

Mondelēz unveils Cadbury cookie to be heated in microwave

Mondelēz has launched a chocolate chip cookie range - its second biscuit NPD since acquiring the licence from Burton’s Biscuits last year.

New business to showcase Northern Ireland’s baking heritage

A small food producer is hoping to highlight the “great baking tradition in Northern Ireland” with a themed biscuit.

Campden BRI calls on bakery firms to join bread softness project

Food and drink advisory service Campden BRI is urging businesses to get involved with a new bread softness research project.

Fox’s and Gunstones partner with food charity Fareshare

2 Sisters-owned Gunstones Bakery and Fox’s Biscuits have given food to charity Fareshare to support children from deprived backgrounds during the summer holidays.

ADM launches first multiseed concentrate with ancient grains

Food ingredients manufacturer Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has unveiled its first concentrate containing ancient grains.

Sainsbury’s introduces 30-minute click and collect trial

Sainsbury’s has introduced a click and collect trial that enables customers to order their shopping online and pick up 30 minutes later via new app Chop Chop.

Peter’s Food Service recalls pasties and slices as they may contain glass

Bedwas-based Peter’s Food Service has recalled selected branded and own-label products as they may contain glass fragments.

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.

Sandwiches recalled as UK fipronil egg numbers soar

Supermarkets have been accused of having double standards on egg sourcing following the recall of products sold in UK stores over fears of fipronil contamination.

Genius axes 68 jobs with closure of Hull factory

Genius Foods is to close its production facility in Hull with the loss of 68 roles - just months after announcing another 115 redundancies across the business.

GALLERY: Pladis reveals Christmas biscuit NPD line-up

Pladis has unveiled what it claims to be its biggest Christmas brand campaign, which will feature NPDs from McVitie’s, Jacob’s and Carr’s.

Wrights to supply pies to one-third of Football League clubs

Wrights Pies will be supplying its pies to a third of all the clubs in the Football League ahead of the second weekend of fixtures.

Good Grain Bakery secures listing at Ocado and Abel & Cole

London-based Good Grain Bakery has been listed by Ocado and organic delivery company Abel & Cole.

Warrens set to open fourth store in seven months

Warrens Bakery is continuing its rapid expansion across the UK after announcing it will open a new store at Cornhill in Bridgwater, Somerset.

New leap for Lady of Luxury: Lola's Bakery, West Hampstead

Lola’s Cupcakes has embarked on a new adventure by unveiling its Lola’s Bakery concept in West Hampstead, London last month.

Ingredion partners with potato starch supplier Lyckeby

Ingredients supplier Ingredion has teamed up with Lyckeby, the Swedish manufacturer of potato-based starch and fibre products.

Grupo Bimbo UK boss Cliff Irwin among BSB conference speakers

The British Society of Baking (BSB) has named its list of speakers for its 2017 Autumn Conference.

Keith Hamill to replace David Beever as Premier Foods chair

Keith Hamill is to replace David Beever as non-executive chairman of Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods.

Brownie flavour added to Oreo cookie range

Oreo has added a brownie flavour to its biscuit range on the back of customer demand.

Givaudan partners with food ingredients distributor IMCD

Flavourings supplier Givaudan has announced a partnership with chemicals and food ingredients distributor IMCD.

Lotus Bakeries makes two additions to UK team

Lotus Bakeries has appointed Alexandra Fisher as the company’s new category marketing manager and Larysa Dushko as key account manager for retail sales.

Behold! Britain’s ‘biggest’ supermarket sausage roll

Morrisons has unveiled what it claims is the largest supermarket sausage roll.

Petrow Food Group invests £100k in new dry mix line

Ingredients supplier Petrow Food Group has invested £100,000 in a new Auger powder fill machine for dry mixes at its site in Perivale, London.

GALLERY: Get your tickets for the biggest night of the baking industry's year

The Baking Industry Awards are just around the corner and it promises to be a special night.

Wellaby’s Simple Bakes listed at Waitrose and Ocado

Wellaby’s Simple Bakes – the gluten-free vegan snack brand that launched earlier this year – has achieved listings in Waitrose stores and on Ocado.

Burns the Bread to open Somerton outlet

Burns the Bread is preparing to unveil its seventh site on the premises of a former charity shop.

Edme apprentice earns promotion to food technologist

Ingredients supplier Edme has announced that its apprentice Luke Nesbitt will be the company’s new food technologist.

Pret introduces vegan flatbread monthly special

Pret A Manger has launched a vegan flatbread as one of its monthly speciality sandwiches.

Cuckoo’s Bakery unveils ice cream-flavoured cupcake range

Edinburgh-based business Cuckoo’s Bakery has launched a cupcake range inspired by some of Britain’s iconic ice cream and ice lolly brands.

Muffin Break to open 15 UK stores in the next 12 months

Retail bakery chain Muffin Break is set to open 15 stores in the next 12 months nationwide.

Union challenges McVitie’s on Glasgow plans

McVitie’s has been urged to reassure workers over its long-term commitment to production at its Glasgow factory.​

McVitie’s bolsters Nibbles range with new Milk Chocolate Orange

McVitie’s has extended its Nibbles range with a new Milk Chocolate Orange variant.

Dirk Van de Put to succeed Irene Rosenfeld as CEO of Mondelēz

Mondelēz International has announced that McCain Foods president Dirk Van de Put will succeed Irene Rosenfeld as the new CEO following her decision to step down.

Channel 4 launches new GBBO trailer

Channel 4 has launched a TV marketing campaign for the upcoming Great British Bake Off series.

West Cornwall Pasty Co unveils first low-calorie vegetable pasty

West Cornwall Pasty Company has launched a limited-edition Mediterranean Vegetable Pasty across its stores nationwide.

Aryzta aims for dietary needs to be ‘a piece of cake’ with new range

Global bakery business Arzyta Food Solutions has launched an Afternoon Tea range in time for Afternoon Tea Week (14-20 August).

Battle Oats extends plant-based protein cookie range

Hull-based nutrition brand Battle Oats has added the Lemon Drizzle protein cookie to its range.

Gail’s Bakery launches its first gluten-free sourdough loaf

Gail’s Bakery has unveiled its first gluten-free sourdough loaf across four of its London bakeries.

Nairn’s adds Super Seeded Oatcakes to gluten-free range

Nairn’s has extended its gluten-free oatcake range with the addition of Super Seeded Oatcakes.

Pret rolls out reusable cup discount across all stores

Following a successful three-month trial in London, Pret A Manger’s 25p reusable cup discount has been rolled out across all its UK stores.

Bakeries scoop Great Taste accolades

More? The Artisan Baker and Gail’s Artisan Bakery are among those to have topped the list of baking industry winners in this year’s Great Taste Awards.

Parkside launches Ooh-la-la biscuits packs made from eucalyptus trees

Packaging manufacturer Parkside has developed a new share bag packaging range, manufactured with a substrate eucalyptus tree.

Muntons appoints new deputy managing director

Malt producer Muntons has hired Mark Tyldesley as the company’s new deputy managing director.

Federation of Bakers steps up #betterwithbread with café opening

An innovative pop-up café is set to make its debut in Shoreditch, London designed to promote the #betterwithbread campaign.

Pladis to feature on BBC’s Inside the Factory

McVitie’s-owned Pladis is to appear on the BBC Two series of Inside the Factory, broadcast from 8pm tonight (1 August).

Geary’s Bakery expands with £4.5m funding

Family-owned bakery Geary’s Bakery has constructed a larger factory facility at its premises following a £4.5m investment from NatWest.

Paterson Arran scoops Gold award for health & safety performance

Biscuit manufacturer Paterson Arran has been recognised for its health & safety performance by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) after receiving a gold award at the 2017 Health and Safety Awards.

Lidl to hold one-week gluten-free food promotion

Lidl is to offer a selection of gluten-free bakery and non-baked items as part of a one-week promotion. 

Flower & White unveils new Meringue Truffles range

Flower & White is set to launch a limited-edition range of Meringue Truffles in the lead-up to the festive period.

Thomas the Baker invests in £750k refurb at Helmsley store

Thomas the Baker is investing more than £750,000 in rebuilding and refurbishing its Thomas of Helmsley delicatessen.

Wall’s to offer prize giveaway as part of Helping Hand campaign

Wall’s Pastry will be offering an on-pack promotion as part of its Helping Hand campaign.

Traceability: Tailor your approach to track and trace

With traceability an important element in production, bakers need to ensure they have a system that really answers their needs

Yeast: Rise to the challenge: yeast's shifting demand

How are yeast suppliers adapting to changing conditions in the bakery market and increased flavour demand?

Greencore Q3 revenue up 76.6% - but challenges for cake and dessert in UK

Revenue at food-to-go business Greencore has soared despite “challenging conditions” in parts of its UK business.

Cupcakes: little treats offer big opportunity

Supermarkets and café chains have lost some of their passion for cupcakes – but this gives bakery shops a chance to pick up the slack

New online ordering system for Craggs

Craggs & Co, a commercial spelt flour producer, has launched an online store.

Food-to-go culture gives convenience retailers £36m boost

Offering a greater variety of food-to-go options has boosted revenues for convenience retailers by £36m, according to market research company IRI.

Muntons installs colour sorter to avoid contamination issues

Muntons has claimed to be the first maltster in the UK to invest in a colour sorter to avoid cross-contamination with malting barley deliveries.

Thomas the Baker to offer Yorkshire Day cupcakes

Helmsley-based Thomas the Baker will mark Yorkshire Day on 1 August by selling special Yorkshire Day cupcakes.

Pladis and Unite link up for engineering apprenticeship

McVitie’s owner Pladis has unveiled an engineering apprenticeship agreement with the UK’s largest union, Unite.

Greggs raises £85k for We Love Manchester Emergency Fund

Greggs has raised £85,718 for the Manchester Evening News (MEN) We Love Manchester Emergency Fund through in-store collections.

VIDEO: How to bake off the perfect cinnamon swirl

Bakery supplier Lantmännen Unibake shows us how to bake off cinnamon swirls exactly right.

Lyle’s Golden Syrup and Dr Oetker sponsor Great British Bake Off

Lyle’s Golden Syrup and Dr Oetker are to sponsor the upcoming Channel 4 version of the Great British Bake Off (GBBO).

Promise Gluten Free sells majority stake to Mayfair Equity Partners

Irish free-from bakery supplier Promise Gluten Free has sold its majority stake to private equity firm Mayfair Equity Partners.

Windmill Bakery director given suspended jail sentence

A director of Coventry-based Windmill Bakery risks going to prison if he continues to breach an injunction to not use Bakers Basco’s bread baskets.

Patisserie Valerie opens in former Maison Blanc and extends Sainsbury’s tie-up

Patisserie Holdings is further expanding its presence with the acquisition of four former Maison Blanc sites and the extension of a retail tie-up with Sainsbury’s.

Tesco set to roll out same-day delivery nationwide

Tesco has claimed to be the first retailer to offer nationwide same-day grocery delivery.

Do you have a star product in your festive line-up?

Entry is now open for the 2017 British Baker Christmas Stars competition – the ideal way for your products to stand out in the festive crowd.

VIDEO: Lola’s Bakery aims to expand to 20-30 sites in London

Following the first site opening of the Lola’s Bakery concept in West Hampstead, managing director Asher Budwig tells British Baker he would like to see 20-30 stores in London.

Costa unveils nitrogen-infused cold brew coffee

Coffee chain Costa has added Nitro Cold Brew Coffee to its menu.

Unifiller launches new depositors

A new range of Pro Series Food Service depositors from portioning equipment manufacturer Unifiller Systems are designed for 'the rigorous demands' of the foodservice sector, according to the company.

Needham expands food-grade printer range

A new range from Needham Coding includes specialist food-grade, ultra-violet, heavy pigment and small character models.

Greggs extends limited-edition summer menu

Six new summer products from Greggs are in shops now, where they will remain until 13 September.

Family-run Talerddig Bakery up for sale

Family-owned Talerddig Bakery, founded in 1925, is selling its business, equipment, freehold and fleet of vehicles.

Sonneveld and Credin partner for UK cake ingredients launch

Sonneveld is widening its UK product range by forming a joint venture with Credin.

Finsbury UK bakery sales down 1.4% in full-year figures

Declining prices have contributed to a 1.4% drop in UK bakery turnover at Finsbury Food Group.

Krispy Kreme launches American-themed doughnut range

Doughnut brand Krispy Kreme has unveiled four limited-edition American-inspired doughnuts to its collection as part of its 80th anniversary.

Baking Industry Awards 2017 finalists announced

Giddy-up bakers – it’s the moment that you’ve been waiting for – the 2017 Baking Industry Award finalists have been announced.

Waitrose hires first director of food service

Waitrose has recruited its first director of food service Simon Burgess as the retailer taps growth in casual dining and grazing.

Bells of Lazonby secures export deal with Australian bakery business

Gluten-free family bakery Bells of Lazonby has secured an export deal with Australian business Bakery Depot to send its We Love Cake brand Down Under.

How Olivia’s Artisan Bakery was resurrected as Great Northern Bakehouse

Great Northern Bakehouse managing director Ian Cross on transforming Olivia’s Artisan Bakery into a growing wholesale business.

Warburtons helps children learn importance of wheat

Warburtons is helping children learn about wheat and sustainable farming by visiting working farms.

Game of Scones? TV show’s baker launches themed products through Deliveroo

An actor who played an apprentice baker in Game of Thrones has opened a bakery inspired by the TV show.

Lola’s Cupcakes launches first bakery in West Hampstead

Lola’s Cupcakes’ has opened its first bakery site - Lola's Bakery - in West Hampstead, London, which will begin operating from today (13 July 2017).

National Doughnut Week raises over £25k for The Children’s Trust

National Doughnut Week has raised £25,131 for charity The Children’s Trust.

RedBlack Software offers ordering system for wholesale craft bakers

RedBlack Software has launched a new online ordering system for wholesale craft bakers.

Unilever Food Solutions offers authentic taste for bakers with new guide

Cornbread and tacos feature in a guide designed to help chefs and bakers boost profit by offering tastes of America, Canada and Mexico.

Adelie Foods set to axe 180 jobs at Middlesbrough site

Food-to-go business Adelie Foods has ceased production at its Middlesbrough plant, putting 180 jobs at risk.

Wasabi to open Japanese-inspired bakery in Cambridge

Social media has been set alight with talk of ‘the Asian answer to Greggs’, which will open in Cambridge this Saturday (15 July).

Kara expands Indulgent Cake Collection with seasonal trio

Kara, the foodservice brand of Finsbury Food Group, has extended its Indulgent Cake Collection with three new autumn-inspired cakes.

Muffin Break extends Curious Creations range with two new additions

Retail bakery chain Muffin Break has unveiled the Eton Mess Muffin and Eton Mess Muffin Shake to its Curious Creations range.

Cornelius supports Sparkle Foundation project

Speciality ingredients supplier Cornelius has backed UK charity The Sparkle Foundation to provide children with an education, nutrition and medical support across 17 rural villages in Malawi, Africa.

Too Good poll: 10 things not to say to a coeliac

Free-from brand Too Good To Be Gluten Free has revealed the top 10 most annoying questions to ask coeliacs in its latest poll.

Pope rules out use of gluten-free bread at Holy Communion

Pope Francis has said that bread used to celebrate Christian service the Eucharist must not be gluten-free bread, but can be produced from genetically modified organisms.

Poole Bakery restructure puts jobs under threat

Addo Food Group-owned Poole Bakery has proposed a restructure that could put five jobs under threat.

Tickets to the Baking Industry Awards are selling out fast!

Giddy-up folks! Book your tickets now for the biggest hoedown in the bakery calendar – British Baker’s Baking Industry Awards.

Pidy launches mini canapé cone range

Pastry manufacturer Pidy has unveiled a canapé cones range for the foodservice market.

Costa rebrands for Pride

Coffee chain Costa’s London stores underwent a rainbow rebrand in honour of London’s Pride Parade.

EXCLUSIVE: How to get YOUR bakery product stocked in Lidl

The four things you need to know if you want to get your product into Lidl, according to Richard Inglis, senior buying manager.

Iceland unveils ‘slow dough’ breads, extends Millie’s bake-at-home range

Frozen food specialist Iceland is today (10 July) rolling out a new fresh Luxury Bread range to Iceland stores across the country, and extending the Millie's Cookies bake-off range.

Update: Supermarkets unveil bakery NPD for Christmas 2017

Asda and Marks & Spencer reveal festive bakery line-up. Here British Baker presents a round-up of the festive baked treats set to appear on supermarket shelves in the coming months.

What was the best thing before sliced bread?

Today marks 90 years since the first sliced bread was sold by the Chillicothe Baking Company in Missouri, America. 

Halloween: Fright night treats: if you’ve got it, haunt it

Make sure it’s not all trick and no treat this Halloween with innovative new product and marketing ideas to help boost seasonal sales

Cutting & Slicing: Slice is right as bakers look for a cutting edge

Advances in cake and bread cutting technology are helping bakeries meet demand for wider product ranges, while also reducing waste

WMAW: "Good people, who put their heart and soul into the work they do, are everything"

Signature Flatbreads explains what it meant to be crowned Bakery Manufacturer of the Year at the Baking Industry Awards (BIAs) 2016

Jacob’s adds Stilton and Red Leicester to Mini Cheddar range

Pladis-owned Jacob’s Crackers has extended its Mini Cheddar range with three new flavours: Red Leicester, Stilton and Smoked Cheddar.

Warburtons fined £1.9m following bread line injury

Warburtons has been fined £1.9m after a worker trapped his arm in a running conveyor belt.

Brits eating out could be under threat post-Brexit, says PAPA

Brits could find it more difficult to eat out if the government fails to find a way to fill jobs in the UK after Brexit, according to The Pizza, Pasta & Italian Food Association (PAPA).

Suppliers ‘need to upskill’ says Bridgethorne

Grocery suppliers need to upskill to capitalise on developing online opportunities, according to marketing consultant Bridgethorne.

ADM completes acquisition of Chamtor

Food ingredients manufacturer Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has completed the acquisition of French producer of wheat-based sweeteners and starches Chamtor.

Pork Farms launches TV ad campaign

Pork pie brand Pork Farms has launched a new advertising campaign, following a successful TV stint in 2016.

2,500th UK Subway will open in Bristol

Subway aims to create 5,000 new jobs in the UK and Ireland by 2020 as part of its expansion programme.

New office birthday cake service for London

New online start-up CakeDrop connects office workers to independent bakeries across central London.

New Thaw & Serve range from Aryzta

Global bakery business Aryzta Food Solutions has launched the range to encourage retailers to ‘capitalise on the growing in-store bakery market’.

Finsbury appoints new non-executive director

Finsbury Food Group has appointed Bob Beveridge as non-executive director with immediate effect.

Lose weight, eat Greggs?

High street bakery chain Greggs has launched a summer diet plan, Minimise Me – despite including sausage rolls and doughnuts - that can help people lose weight.

Incredible Bakery set to increase Northamptonshire operation

Wholesale craft business The Incredible Bakery Company is set to expand its site in Warkton, Northamptonshire.

Flipping great: Sales of American pancakes soaring

Brits have developed a big appetite for American-style pancakes, according to foodservice distributor Central Foods.

NI manufacturer buys London sandwich and snack business

Food-to-go manufacturer Around Noon has purchased London-based Chef in a Box from Donegal Investment Group PLC.

Born and Bread: Lough's Home Bakery, Eyemouth

Each month we profile a family business to see how the baking craft has passed down through the generations. This month, the story of Lough's, where the home fires have burned strong for 70 years.

From all walks of loaf: The Bristol Loaf, Redfield

The Bristol Loaf, which opened last month, prides itself on being part of the community.

GALLERY: National Cream Tea Day

Today (30 June) is National Cream Tea Day, and bakers from across the nation have been whipping up one of Britain’s quintessential treats.

Real Good Food invests £15.5m in Renshaw and Haydens

Real Good Food is to invest £15.5m in subsidiaries Renshaw and Haydens Bakery.

Cake Shop Bakery plans wholesale growth after opening new facility

Suffolk-based family business Cake Shop Bakery has opened a new facility to increase production by 20% to keep up with demand.

Drapers Bakery hit by hefty bill in bread baskets misuse case

Tewkesbury-based Drapers Bakery has been ordered to pay £5,500 in costs and damages following persistent misuse of Bakers Basco bread baskets.

McVitie’s unveils charity initiative with Morrisons

Pladis-owned McVitie’s will donate 5p of every pack of biscuits sold at Morrisons to young people’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent.

Caffè Nero opens unit at student accommodation in Leeds

High street coffee chain Caffè Nero has agreed a 10-year lease with developer Downing to open a ground floor unit at CitySide student accommodation, Leeds.

Costa, Starbucks and Caffè Nero respond to faecal bacteria investigation

Costa, Starbucks and Caffè Nero have pledged to take action following a BBC Watchdog investigation found that their ice contained bacteria from faeces.

Greencore buys Heathrow food-to-go site from Tasties of Chester

Greencore has acquired a manufacturing facility opened by Tasties of Chester 18 months ago.

Did you know? Greggs has been quietly giving away cake in Scotland since 2016

For more than a year, 20 Scottish Greggs stores have been offering free cakes to people who host a tea party for lonely OAPs.

Edme appoints Metin Fevzi as operations and technical director

Ingredients supplier Edme has named Metin Fevzi as the company’s new operations and technical director.

Billington’s Gingerbread rolls out new-look packaging

Shropshire-based Billington’s Gingerbread is to launch its new packaging today (28 June).

Need advice on selling overseas? Visit the Food Export Conference

Whether you are looking for your first export opportunities or want to grow your existing overseas sales, the Food Export Conference should be a date in your diary.

New sugar reduction course announced

Sugar Reduction In Foods is a new course from Chipping Campden-based Campden BRI, taking place on 31 October at its Gloucestershire centre.

Hovis releases Despicable Me 3 on-pack promotion

Hovis has teamed up with Universal Pictures for an on-pack promotion to support the release of Despicable Me 3 in UK cinemas on 30 June.

Sainsbury’s unveils edible flower cake toppings

Sainsbury’s has unveiled a range of edible flowers that can be used as a topping on cakes.

Addo Food Group expands into foodservice sector

Pastry producer Addo Food Group is expanding into the UK foodservice sector.

Great Northern Bakehouse unveils nationwide charity fundraiser

Darlington-based bakery the Great Northern Bakehouse has worked with Marie Curie to send its artisan Battenburgs to 73 sites across the UK in support of its Blooming Great Tea Party campaign.

Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2018 open for entries

The Farm Shop & Deli Awards, to be held at the NEC, Birmingham, next year are now open for entries.

Jordans Cereals founders sell oat milling business

Bedford-based milling business European Oat Millers has been acquired by Canadian agricultural giant Richardson International.

Warburtons-owned Giles Foods confirms site closure

Giles Foods has confirmed it is to close its bakery in Milton Keynes.

Prewett’s introduces EU-friendly packaging

Northumbrian Fine Foods-owned Prewett’s has rebranded its Family Favourites range as it moves into the European market.

Competitive wrapped bread market takes £25m toll on Warburtons

Warburtons’ turnover fell more than £25m last year as the “increasingly competitive” wrapped bread market impacted the business.

Subway hires regional development trio to drive growth

High street sandwich chain Subway has hired Bob Dalgarno, Liam Dalgarno and Adrian Johnson to oversee brand development in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

Deli Food sandwiches recalled over wrong use-by date

Deli Food (Scot) has recalled six varieties of sandwiches as they are labelled with the wrong use-by date.

Guenther Bakeries extends partnership with Axis Cleaning

Banbury-based Guenther Bakeries has awarded Axis Cleaning and Support Services with a new five-year cleaning and hygiene maintenance contract.

HOW TO: make festival-themed biscuits

Festival season is here, and baking decoration specialists Cake Angels are making the most of it with some festival-themed biscuits.

Trade welcomes May’s EU citizens plan - but warns more needs to be done

Trade body the British Sandwich Association has said it remains “extremely concerned” about the availability of migrant labour despite Theresa May’s commitment that EU citizens living in the UK would be able to stay.

Pidy announces 50 cyclists for charity ride

Pastry manufacturer Pidy has announced that 50 riders have signed up for the Ride 4 Hope charity cycle ride from Northampton to Ypres, Belgium.

Heygates acquires flour miller C Marston & Sons in pre-pack deal

Suffolk-based family flour milling company C Marston & Sons has been bought out of administration by Heygates Limited.

Laura’s Little Bakery criticises X Factor free cake request

Liverpool-based business Laura’s Little Bakery has criticised an email request from X Factor representatives to provide a free cake for the judges.

Südzucker UK achieves new BRC standard

Livingston-based sugar producer Südzucker UK has achieved the new BRC Agents & Brokers certification.

Thomas the Baker raises £10k for British Heart Foundation

Yorkshire-based Thomas the Baker has presented a cheque for £10,000 to the British Heart Foundation.

Paul Rhodes Bakery adds eight vehicles to fleet

London-based business Paul Rhodes Bakery has purchased eight specially adapted Renault Master LoLoader vehicles from Devon-based manufacturer Trucksmith.

Costa sales up 8.7% as Whitbread records ‘good start’ to year

Whitbread has reported an 8.7% hike in total sales at Costa in its first-quarter results for the 13 weeks to 1 June.

Baking hot: How is the trade coping in the heat?

With temperatures forecast to hit 34 degrees in parts of the UK today (21 June), we asked Britain’s bakers how they are dealing with the summer sizzle.

Ishida launches new series of mid-range multihead weighers

Ishida has launched mid-range multihead weighers for weighing free-flowing and semi-sticky products.

Revealed: How Brexit has hit the foodservice trade

Growth in the British foodservice industry has slowed in the wake of the Brexit referendum vote, according to new research.

NFU president to discuss Brexit implications at Agribusiness 2018

National Farmers’ Union president Meurig Raymond will be among the keynote speakers at the annual event for the UK agrisupply industry, Agribusiness 2018.

Line between snacking and breakfast blurring, says Euromonitor

Snacking continues to rise in importance as consumers move away from eating three fixed meals a day, researchers have found.

Hummingbird Bakery founder Tarek Malouf receives MBE

Hummingbird Bakery founder Tarek Malouf has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list for his services to baking and confectionery.

Sainsbury’s unveils Gin & Tonic and Prosecco baking flavourings

Sainsbury’s has rolled out two new baking flavourings, Gin & Tonic and Prosecco, to its stores.

Funnybones unveils US-styled cookie dessert duo

North and South American specialist wholesaler Funnybones Foodservice has launched two baked desserts into the UK foodservice market.

Finsbury Food Group expands Kara brand with Sourdough Doughballs

Kara, the foodservice brand of Finsbury Food Group, has expanded its line-up with the launch of Sourdough Doughballs.

Linpac invest £320k in energy-efficient cooling system

Fresh food packaging company Linpac has invested more than £320k in a state-of-the-art outside chill plant at its Featherstone headquarters in West Yorkshire.

Soreen secures listing at WHSmith Travel stores

Malt loaf maker Soreen has linked up with WHSmith for a new distribution partnership of its Malt Loaf bar.

Aryzta aims for ‘Instagram appeal’ with red and black burger buns

Global bakery business Aryzta Food Solutions has unveiled red and black coloured burger buns.

McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year and Big School Bake Off finalists unveiled

Finalists have been announced by Premier Foods and Unilever Food Solutions for the McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year and Big School Bake Off competitions, both of which will reach their climax at the Lead Association for Catering in Education (LACA) Main Event on 6 July.

What was the UK’s most recalled bakery item in 2016?

New research from pest control experts Rentokil has examined the cost of product recalls to the bakery industry, and how they can be avoided. 

Hovis unveils 30% Lower Carb bread range

UK baking giant Hovis is tapping consumer demand for healthier bread with the launch of a three-strong Lower Carb range.

VIDEO: How to make a chocolate beer cake for Father’s Day

Banbury-based baking decorations supplier Cake Angels has come up with a way to offer dads a treat combining cake and beer. 

Carrs Foods in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 list

Manchester-based bakery business, Carrs Foods, has been ranked at number seven in this year’s The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200.

Mark Tomlinson resigns as CEO of Bako North Western

Bako North Western Group group CEO Mark Tomlinson has resigned with immediate effect for personal reasons.

Dominique Ansel creates Father’s Day Éclair

Dominique Ansel’s DAB London bakery is celebrating its first Father’s Day with a bespoke Father’s Day Éclair.

Pieminister launches three new pies as part of ‘A Pie for a Pie’ campaign

Pieminister has launched three new pie variants as part of its summer charity campaign ‘A Pie for a Pie’.

Salador launches point-of-sale cake cutter

Derby-based Salador Company has launched what its claims is the first cutting machine designed to portion baked products at point of sale rather than in a factory.

Whitworths extends Shots snacking range

Fruits, nuts and seeds supplier Whitworths has extended its Shots range with the launch of Shots Nuts.

Too Good To Be Gluten Free unveils snack packs

Free-from brand Too Good To Be Gluten Free has launched a range of snack packs into Waitrose stores.

Pret to trial veggie-only fridges across its stores

Pret A Manger is trialling vegetarian-only fridges in selected UK branches for a month following the success of its dedicated Veggie Pret store.

Nim’s fruit crisps signs major deal with bakery supplier

Baked goods supplier Handmade Speciality Products is distributing Nim’s Fruit Crisps products to education outlets and the healthcare sector.

Birds Bakery raises £10,000 to British Red Cross Manchester fund

Birds Bakery has raised £10,000 for the British Red Cross Manchester fund following the re-introduction of the salted caramel doughnut across its 58 stores.

NFU outlines post-Brexit vision of British farming to Michael Gove

New Defra chief Michael Gove has been told farmers need “certainty” that the Government will make Brexit a success for British food and farming.

Dawn’s Donut scoops silver at British Frozen Food Federation awards

Dawn Foods collected a silver award for its Premium Caramel-Lace Donut at the annual British Frozen Food Federation awards, held at Park Lane Hilton, London last week.

‘It would be great to see more opportunities for young bakers’

Laura Gibbons, a final year bakery and patisserie undergraduate at University College Birmingham and Dawn Foods’ first student ambassador, on the challenges faced by young bakers in a competitive market

Amazon Fresh extends in-house bakery delivery to Herts and Beds

Amazon has expanded its Amazon Fresh delivery service – which includes a range of in-house bakery products - to 42 postcodes in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

Cake that dispenses wine created in Nottingham

A boozy bake has been created by Demi Salt of Nottingham-based Bijou Beauty Bakes for the mother of a friend.

Iain Munro joins Hobart as director

Hobart Cooking Solutions has appointed former Catering Equipment Distribution Association (CEDA) chairman Iain Munro as director.

Astronaut set to boldly bake where no one has baked before

Bakers, scientists and engineers are working to develop a bread machine and dough for baking bread rolls in space.

Two new sponsors for Claire Clark Academy

The Claire Clark Academy at Milton Keynes College is to be sponsored by De Buyer, a French manufacturer of pastry utensils and cookware, and Chatham-based catering equipment supplier Signature FSE.

Pecan Deluxe launches red velvet cake pieces

Pecan Deluxe Candy has launched a range of red velvet cake pieces.

EPP appoints Nicholas & Harris baker as area sales manager

Epsom-based bakery equipment supplier EPP has appointed Steve Russell as the company’s area sales manager.

Hung parliament: the industry reacts

A hung parliament following the UK general election has led to more uncertainty for the baking industry.

Greggs launches first UK drive-thru in Manchester

High street bakery chain Greggs has announced the opening of its first UK drive-thru on the outskirts of Salford, Manchester.

Taste Direct launches new frozen bakery brand

Frozen bakery specialist Taste Direct has unveiled a new frozen baking brand, Baking Agent, which will offer a range of frozen ready-to-bake cookies, muffins and scones.

Ulrick & Short urges manufacturers to look to next stage of gluten NPD

Ingredients specialist Ulrick & Short has called upon food manufacturers to concentrate on nutritional profile and label declarations of gluten-free NPD.

Krispy Kreme launches limited-edition Father’s Day range

Doughnut brand Krispy Kreme has unveiled three limited-edition doughnuts for Father’s Day.

Whole Earth Sweetener Co launches in UK

Whole Earth Sweetener Co, which produces low-calorie sweeteners, has launched in the UK.

Ryvita introduces Three Cheese Flatbread

Ryvita has announced a new flavour addition to its Thins range.

Bimbo to launch in UK for first time

Part of Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest bakery company, Bimbo Little Adventures has launched into the UK market for the first time, with a range of baked family snacks. 

Addo’s Breakfast Twist to launch in Asda

Addo Food Group has secured a major listing in Asda for its Breakfast Twist, part of the Wall’s Pastry range. 

Abbey secures transport contract with Tata Chemicals and British Salt

Bulk food transport service provider Abbey Logistics Group has been selected by Tata Chemicals Europe to manage its bulk transport and logistics for all its products, including sister company British Salt, across the UK.

World Bread Awards open for entries

Tiptree World Bread Awards, in association with Brook Food, is seeking bakers for the 2017 competition. 

WMAW: "The journey was challenging, demanding yet hugely enjoyable"

Finsbury Food Group saw off tough competition to win the Celebration Cake Business of the Year category at the Moulin Rouge-themed Baking Industry Awards 2016

People who eat white bread are no less healthy, says new study

‘Cheap’ white bread is just as good for you as whole wheat sourdough, a new study has claimed.

VIDEO: How to make a gingerbread crown

To celebrate the Queen’s official birthday, Banbury-based Cake Angels has come up with a suitably regal recipe.

Pecan Deluxe hires Chamber International to combat Brexit export challenges

North Yorkshire ingredients manufacturer Pecan Deluxe Candy has employed overseas trade specialist Chamber International to offset any export challenges following Brexit.

Australian baker invents the ‘glonut’

The glow-in-the-dark doughnut was created by Christopher Thé for his Black Star Pastry bakery in Sydney. 

Are you a Christmas Star?

Entry is now open for the 2017 British Baker Christmas Stars competition – the ideal way for your products to stand out in the festive crowd.

Thins, Wraps & Pitta: How bagels stole a slice of the thins market

Retail sales of thins are in decline as consumers switch to other products with more interesting NPD. So how can the sector maintain a commanding share of the bakery market?

Dawn unveils reduced sugar and fat Crème Cake mixes

Dawn Foods has launched lower fat and sugar mixes with the introduction of Chocolate and Plain Crème Cake Mixes.

Burton’s launches Maryland Thins Cookies range

Burton’s Biscuit Company is tapping the trend for ‘lighter’ snacking with the launch of Maryland Thins Cookies.

Brace’s Bakery adds Cartwright trailers to fleet

Newport-based family business Brace’s Bakery has added Cartwright trailers to its vehicle fleet.

Baker praised for actions during London terror attack

Baker Florin Morariu has been praised for his actions during Saturday night’s terror attacks on London Bridge and Borough Market.

Bagelmans bakery switches to biodegradable cups

Brighton-based bakery Bagelmans has made its coffee cups biodegradable and 100% recyclable.

Premier Foods set to drive summer sales with new Mr Kipling cakes

Premier Foods has unveiled four limited-edition Mr Kipling cakes for the summer.

Pork Farms launches major promotional campaign

Pork Farms has launched a new major on-pack promotion that will begin in stores in the upcoming weeks.

Coconut and spice feature in Greggs’ new summer line-up

A limited-edition summer menu has launched into Greggs stores nationwide - and there’s not a pastry in sight. 

Délifrance launches vegan croissant

Délifrance has unveiled a vegan-friendly croissant that features a quinoa topping. 

Birds to reintroduce salted caramel doughnut for Manchester terror attack fund

Birds Bakery is to bring back its salted caramel doughnut to its 58 stores to raise funds for those affected by the Manchester Arena bombing.

Want to get a job? Take up baking

Home economics skills are now more valued than work experience, according to research carried by baking decoration specialist Cake Angels.

Weather presenter Sian Welby urges public to get baking

Weather presenter and charity volunteer Sian Welby has urged people to bake this summer to help provide life-changing care and support for disabled people.

Born and Bread: Walkers, Arberlour

Each month we profile a family business to see how the baking craft has passed down through the generations. This month, the story of Walkers, a business built on £50 and a single shortbread recipe.

A case of the munchies: Miriam's Munchies, Harrow

Miriam's Munchies started off as a hobby baking project in local farmer's markets - now it's a vital part of the community.

Muffin Break opens new store in Chatham

Retail bakery chain Muffin Break has announced the opening of a new store at the Pentagon Shopping Centre in Chatham, Kent.

Village Bakery creates 50 new jobs and a dozen apprenticeships

Wrexham-based business Village Bakery has announced it will be creating an extra 50 jobs, which will include a dozen apprenticeships.

Adams Cakes produces Beatles-themed creation for 50th anniversary

A baker at Adams Cakes has recreated the cover of The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album to mark the record’s 50th anniversary.

Baking Industry Awards 2017: book your place at this year’s shindig!

It’s time to book your tickets for the biggest hoedown in the bakery calendar – British Baker’s Baking Industry Awards.

Bread and cake exports up 10% as wheat and barley fall

Growth in overseas sales of bread and cakes have contributed to UK food and drink exports rising to record levels.

Column Bakehouse set to open second branch

Plymouth-based artisan bakery The Column Bakehouse has announced it is opening a second branch, inside Ocean Studios at the Royal William Yard.

Is this Scotland’s smallest cake shop?

Cakes in The Call Box has been set up in an old phone box in Argyll by friends and bakers Holly Ford and Bron Campbell.

GroceryAid appoints new treasurer

David Wheeler, head of finance at Sainsbury’s, is to join the GroceryAid trustee board as treasurer.

Manchester artist creates 2.5ft tall King Arthur cake

A medieval masterpiece has been created by Rose Dummer of Rosie Cake Diva and Cakebomb for the opening of a new furniture store.

New Heinz Cook-in-pack and Bake-in-pack lines for Aryzta

A collaboration with Heinz and Peter’s Foods has seen Aryzta introduce the Heinz Cook-in-Pack range.

New multi-lane metal detector aims to cut waste

A new detector from Banbury-based Fortress Technology is designed to improve waste levels as well as safety.

Baker Perkins names new UK and US managing directors

Bakery equipment supplier Baker Perkins has appointed new managing directors for its UK and US operations.

Morrisons fined £55k for selling mouldy pork pie

Morrisons has been fined £55,000 after it sold a mouldy pork pie from the deli counter at its Elvetham Heath store in Fleet, Hampshire.

Daelmans closes Fabulous Bakin’ Boys’ Witney site

Daelmans Group has closed its former Fabulous Bakin’ Boys factory in Oxfordshire, with all staff made redundant.

Tale of two markets: Aryzta European sales rise as US business falls

Group sales at global bakery business Aryzta have remained flat despite growth in its European division.

VIDEO: Independent bakers should use crowdfunding, says Andrew Bowen

Former Coffee Republic franchisee Andrew Bowen has urged independent bakers to use Kickstarter campaigns to start up or expand a business.

Can you name the UK’s most searched-for biscuit?

With so many different treats to choose from, which biscuit is the slam dunk with internet users and which ends up with a soggy bottom?

Walkers rebrands Oven Baked range as part of health trend

Britain’s biggest crisp brand, Walkers, is rebranding its Oven Baked range to highlight its 50% less fat element.

Bath Cake Company awarded for teaching PME sugarcraft courses