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Born & Bread: Burns the Bread, Glastonbury

Each month we profile a family firm, charting its course through the generations. Here, we look at the Burns family, who have been at the helm of Burns the Bread for more than 30 years.

WMAW: ‘I’m hoping I can be an inspiration for others’

Dawn Gemmell received an award for Outstanding Contribution to the Baking Industry. Here she shares her career highlights and how she hopes to be an inspiration to the next generation of bakers.

Le Pain Quotidien launches in Dublin

Global bakery-restaurant chain Le Pain Quotidien has opened a site in Dublin’s Molesworth Street.

Born & Bread: Stephens Bakery, Dunfermline

Scotland’s Stephens Bakery has seen massive change over the past 145 years, from different owners to adapting its offering. MD Andre Sarafilovic takes us on a journey through the business’ history.

Aryzta names new Europe CEO as Murphy steps down

Former Friesland Campina chief operating officer Gregory Sklikas has been appointed CEO of Aryzta’s European business.

Warrens Bakery new Bognor site – ‘first of many’

Continuing its expansion across the UK, Warren’s Bakery is opening for business in Bognor Regis. 

Great Celebrity Bake Blog: Episode Four

It was hard to tell whether I was watching The Great Celebrity Bake Off last night or Carry On Baking. With all the antics, the innuendoes and the buffoonery, I was surprised not to see Barbara Windsor make an appearance.

Score a hole in one with quality doughnuts

Brits are going nuts for lavish doughnuts that command a premium price. What sort of flavours and fillings are winning over shoppers, and how can bakers tap such demand themselves?

it’s a family affair: Ticklebelly Lane Bakery, Lincoln

Family matters at The Ticklebelly Lane Bakery and Tea House. And this family-run business wants its customers to feel at home in its site just off Lincoln’s High Street.

Dunn’s Bakery, Crouch End

Each month we profile a family firm to see how it has passed down through the generations. Here, Dunn’s Bakery charts the changes in its development since the Freeman family took the reins

Ole & Steen to open in Westfield London

Danish bakery Ole & Steen is opening a new store in Westfield London, based in Shepherds Bush, next week (20 March), taking the total number of sites in the capital to seven.

The Artisan Bakery taps vegan trend with new range

West London business The Artisan Bakery has rolled out a vegan range of pastries.

Katie-Joy Woods, winner of the 2017 BIA Customer Focus Award
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WMAW: "Winning has given me a real sense of achievement"

What really goes into building an award-winning customer relationship? Katie-Joy Woods, bakery technologist at Campden BRI, explains…

Improvers, Concentrates and Functional Ingredients: Supplier focus shifts to sourdough and rye

Increased demand for rustic-looking breads means improver and concentrate suppliers are placing greater emphasis on helping to produce artisan-style loaves

Sandwiches: Seasons eatings: a new opportunity for sarnies

Festive sandwiches are big business, but what other seasonal opportunities are there for sandwich players? 

Post-Brexit strategy for UK-grown pulses set out

Action designed to maintain a strong and healthy UK pulses sector has been proposed by the Processors and Growers Research Organisation (PGRO).

Schär secures low-fodmap certification for bread lines

Gluten-free brand Schär has claimed to be the first brand to supply a range of 'low-fodmap' certified bakery products to UK supermarkets.

Patisserie: Classic treats that never go out of fashion

Refined patisserie is in demand as consumers increasingly seek out indulgent treats to ‘eat with their eyes’… and post on Instagram

Pidy’s Chefs’ Choice success flags up charcoal trend

Pidy has won a Chefs’ Choice Award for its The Black Mussel Shell canapé case – another sign of growing interest in charcoal as a bakery ingredient.

McVitie’s ‘Sweeter Together’ marketing drive launched by Pladis

Pladis has launched a £9.7m advertising campaign called ‘Sweeter Together’ for its McVitie’s brand.

Raynor Foods set to undergo revamp

Wholesale sandwich supplier Raynor Foods has relaunched its brand with new packaging.

Government fails to commit to 25p ‘latte levy’

The government has been accused of taking ‘no real action’ on tackling single-use coffee cups after failing to commit to a ‘latte levy’.

Roberts Bakery staff improve bakery skills with programme

Roberts Bakery staff have completed the Bakery Excellence Programme in partnership with Tameside College.

Cornelius appoints Joy Thomas as UK business manager

Speciality ingredients supplier Cornelius Group has named Joy Thomas as UK business manager.

Artist Hazel Reeves alongside the 'Cracker Packers' statue
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Pladis reveals Cracker Packers statue for Women’s Day

Biscuit manufacturer Pladis is today unveiling a ‘Cracker Packers’ statue in Carlisle, Cumbria, to mark International Women’s Day (8 March).

White Rabbit vegan pizza expands Sainsbury’s listings

White Rabbit Co has ramped up its Sainsbury’s distribution, with the retailer stocking another variant – Viva La Vegan – and increasing distribution of its Smokin’ Vegan pizza from 150 stores to 433.

Great Celebrity Bake Blog: Episode One

Bake Off is back for five weeks, providing the perfect opportunity to sit back on the sofa and enjoy all the innuendos, panicking and Paul Hollywood handshakes during this cold miserable weather. And this has the added twist of being a celebrity version to raise awareness of charity Stand up to Cancer.

Photo credit: Matt Bowman, picture taken by Les Goff
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Greggs driver hands out baked goods to stranded motorists

A Greggs driver handed out free doughnuts and cakes to stranded drivers as Storm Emma caused major travel disruption across the north of England.

Five things you might not know about pies

Pukka Pies has teamed up with food historian Seren Evans Charrington-Hollis to reveal its top five favourite facts about the humble pie ahead of British Pie Week (5-11 March).

Warburtons moves up Sunday Times Best Big Companies rankings

Warburtons has become the first food manufacturer to earn a place on The Sunday Times’ Best Big Companies to Work For list for a third successive year, moving up from 23rd to 17th place.

Finsbury buys freehold of Lightbody factory

Finsbury Food Group has purchased the freehold property of its Lightbody celebration cakes factory in Hamilton, Scotland.

Allied ramps up bread supply as weather worsens

Allied Bakeries has increased bread production across the UK as the ‘Beast from the East’ causes supply problems for food operators.

Peter’s Pies set to axe 90 jobs at Bedwas factory

Pie and pasty maker Peter’s Food Service is to cut production at its factory in Bedwas, south Wales following a review of the profitability of its own-label customer contracts, putting up to 90 jobs at risk.

Carbs in fashion with surge of interest in bread makers

Further evidence has emerged that Brits are falling back in love with bread – with Argos reporting a surge of interest in bread makers.

Kudos appoints James Youngman as finance director

Leavening agents producer Kudos Blends has named James Youngman as the company’s first finance director.

Topping Pie launches pie eating competition

Doncaster-based The Topping Pie Company is to launch a Pie Eating Contest on the 4 March at Frenchgate Shopping Centre.

Wessanen names Emma Vass as chief executive

Mrs Crimble’s owner Wessanen has appointed former McCormick’s general manager Emma Vass as head of its UK operations.

Pieminister co-founders Jon Simon & Tristan Hogg (right) with the Pork-Pie Scream
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Pieminister unveils the Pork Pie-Scream for Pie Week

Pieminister is set to introduce a dessert-based pie at selected restaurants across the UK.

Brakes UK names Hugo Mahoney as CEO

Foodservice wholesaler Brakes UK has appointed Hugo Mahoney as CEO.

Speciality Breads urges chefs to get creative

Speciality Breads is supporting the launch of its three-strong frozen dough range with a ‘Prove it’ competition for chefs.

Stacey’s Bakery launches new loaf with traditional recipe

Stacey’s Bakery has rolled out a limited-edition bread loaf using an 80-year old recipe as part of Real Bread Week (24 February – 4 March).

Afternoon tea drives surge in macaron sales

Brits’ love of afternoon tea has helped to boost UK macaron sales for French manufacturer Tipiak.

Modern Baker: 'We are trying to disrupt a very established industry'

Modern Baker has revealed its ambitions to improve the quality of carbohydrates in diets.

Hummingbird Bakery marks Deliveroo milestone with cupcake giveaway

Hummingbird Bakery will bake 5,000 cupcakes that will be distributed by Deliveroo across London to mark the online delivery service's fifth anniversary.

Tim Hortons opens third Cardiff site

Canadian bakery business Tim Hortons will open a third site in Cardiff today (22 February), on Albany Road.

Gradz Bakery secures first supply deal with Ocado

Gradz Bakery has gained its first listing at online retailer Ocado.

Pidy introduces frozen sponge sheet additions

Pidy has launched two new frozen sponge sheets offering on-trend flavours.

Macphie names new head of operations

Ingredients supplier Macphie has appointed Stuart Harrington as its new head of operations.

Carrs' Baker Street revamp earns Waitrose listing

Carrs Foods has relaunched its Baker Street brand with new packaging, branding and NPD.

St John Bakery opens pop-up at Old Street Station

St John Bakery has opened a temporary site at Old Street station in London.

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.

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.

NFU Mutual issues safety guide for selling at farmers’ markets

The National Farmers’ Union Mutual (NFU) has published a safety guide for producers thinking about selling at farmers’ markets.

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.

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

Ethnic Flours & Speciality Breads: Corn and the cob: Brits get a taste for US classic

Growing interest in corn-based bakery products is an opportunity to add some excitement to the market

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?

Rise in veganism prompts afternoon tea launch for Cake Boy

London patisserie Cake Boy has launched a vegan afternoon tea.

Aryzta unveils four new sourdough breads

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

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.

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.

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.

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: Sourdough and Rye Bread

As artisan-style breads including sourdoughs and rye become increasingly mainstream, how can bakers and retailers stand out from their rivals?

Feature synopsis: Toppings and Fillings

While chocolate and caramel continue to be hugely popular in the market, what about the role of fruit-based fillings and toppings?

Feature synopsis: Bread & Roll Plant

Availability of labour is a major concern for many parts of the bakery and food-to-go industry in the wake of the Brexit vote. How much of a solution does increased automation and robotics offer manufacturers of baked goods?

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.

Whitco CEO Jeff Whitaker passes away

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New initiatives and passenger numbers drive SSP UK growth

Group revenue at Starbucks and Upper Crust travel sites operator SSP grew 13.5% in the last quarter of 2017.

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.

Fortnum & Mason launches ‘Adam & Steve’ biscuits

Fortnum & Mason has unveiled gingerbread biscuits featuring gay and lesbian couples as part of its Valentine’s Day range.

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.

Nomad Foods to acquire Goodfella’s Pizza

Nomad Foods is to buy Goodfellas pizza supplier Green Isle Foods from 2 Sisters Food Group.

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.

Five tips for reducing bakery surplus and waste

Surplus and waste stock can be a drain on bakery businesses of all sizes in addition to being an environmental concern.

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.

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.

Feature synopsis: Patisserie 2018

What flavours, textures and formats are expected to shape the patisserie market in the coming years.

Feature synopsis: Deck and Rack Ovens 2018

What factors should a business consider when investing in a new deck or rack oven.

Feature synopsis: Improvers, Concentrates and Functional Ingredients 2018

The role of improvers and concentrates in artisan bakery

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.

Feature synopsis: Doughnuts 2018

The growth of specialist retailers such as Doughnut Time has shown Brits have an appetite for premium products with a premium price tag. What sort of products are wowing consumers?

Feature synopsis: Sandwiches 2018

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

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.

Ole & Steen Bakery, Victoria Nova: A slice of Danish in London

The fifth Ole & Steen Bakery to open in London since the brand made its UK debut a year ago is located on the doorstep of one of Britain’s busiest railway stations.

Breakfast Bakery: Bolster your breakfast with on-the-go goods

How can Britain's bakers capitalise on the growing demand for grab-and-go breakfast products?

Retarder Provers: Getting the most out of a retarder prover

The benefits that retarder provers bring to a bakery cannot be underestimated – and could even play a role in encouraging youngsters into the trade

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.

WMAW: "Enter the awards because you believe in your products"

Key to success in free-from is ensuring you can match the quality and flavour of gluten-containing products, says
Sam Benjamin from Too Good To Be Gluten Free

Bread mixes: Artisan bread becomes bigger part of the mix

Is it a contradiction that bakers are using bread mixes to meet consumer demand for authentic, natural products? 

Valentine’s Day: time for a change of heart?

How moving away from tradition for the annual lovefest could reinvigorate sales

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.

Can lupin bread take a slice of the health market?

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

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

Bread Ahead set to open third site

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

Feature synopsis: Vegan Bakery 2018

Vegan bakery hit the mainstream this Christmas when Asda unveiled the first supermarket vegan mince pie. But is this a fad or something the wider bakery market should be embracing?

Feature synopsis: Mixers 2018

This article will look at the action craft bakers should take to ensure their mixing equipment is well maintained, and how equipment manufacturers are developing machines that are easier to maintain

Feature synopsis: Ethnic & speciality breads 2018

This article will look at growing interest in corn-based bakery product

Feature synopsis: Refrigeration and blast freezing 2018

This article will examine the benefits of blast freezing over other cooling methods for craft bakeries, and look at whether it is more suitable to some types of business than others.

Born & Bread: Roberts Bakery, Northwich

Each month we profile a family firm to see how the business has passed down through the generations. Here, how Robert Roberts founded a bakery that has flourished for 130 years

Born & Bread: Dorringtons, Sawbridgeworth

Each month we profile a family business to see how the baking craft has passed down through the generations. This month, the story of Dorringtons, founded in the aftermath of World War One

Cosson’s second chapter: Cosson's Bakery & Patisserie, Wickford

The closure of Cosson’s Bakery in Harold Hill offered Simon Cosson the opportunity for a refresh. 

Brits still have stomach for cutting back carbs

Carbohydrates may be coming back into favour, but consumers are still seeking breads with health benefits, prompting a variety of solutions from the industry

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Paul to open site in Hammersmith Broadway

French artisan bakery Paul is to open a new site in Hammersmith Broadway, West London next month, taking its number of UK shops to 36.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Gingerbread flavours are focus for Aldi festive NPD

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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%.

Feature synopsis: Bread mixes 2018

This article will look at evolving role of bread mixes in the British bread market.

Feature synopsis: Retarder Provers 2018

This feature will look at the role retarder provers can play in improving the quality of finished product.

Feature synopsis: Easter Bakery 2018

European countries – particularly Eastern European – have a tradition of producing Easter breads. The babka has already attracted some publicity, for example.

Feature synopsis: Breakfast Bakery 2018

This feature will explore how demand for on-the-go breakfast products is growing – and how the line between breakfast and snacking is blurring.

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.

Gallery: Greggs reveals its festive menu

Greggs has unveiled its sweet and savoury Christmas menu that will feature nine new baked products.

Pret A Manger unveils Christmas sandwich range

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

Legal: Be aware of the need to manage asbestos

John Mitchell, partner at law firm Blake Morgan, looks at the essential role of an asbestos management plan, particularly for older food manufacturing plants

Legal: You have the PUWER, so use it wisely

John Mitchell, a partner at law firm Blake Morgan, offers advice on complying with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations

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.

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.

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.

Waste: Good causes: donating your surplus to charity

Charity donations are a good way of using up surplus stock, but bakeries need to be sure they don’t fall foul of the regulations governing this process

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

WMAW: "Winning was surreal, I wasn't expecting it"

The Cake Shop Bakery’s David Wright saw off tough competition to be crowned Baker of the Year at the 2017 Baking Industry Awards ceremony

Pizza: Secure a slice of the action at breakfast

Will we be tucking into our full English breakfasts on a stuffed crust? The pizza-for-breakfast trend from the US appears to be gaining traction in the UK

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Feature synopsis: Healthy Bread 2017

This article will look at the work being done by businesses to make bread more attractive to customers concerned about the health credentials of bread.

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!

Feature synopsis: Sweet Pastries 2017

Maintaining margins in the pastries market

Feature synopsis: Waste 2017

Donating surplus baked goods to charity – the benefits and the pitfalls.

Feature synopsis: Pizza 2017

Could pizza be the next big thing in the breakfast bakery market?

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.

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.

Bakkavor reveals plans for £100m flotation

Prepared food giant Bakkavor is aiming to raise around £100m through a stock market flotation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

"There were 84 food product recalls in the UK in 2016, with 12% of these related to baked goods"

Daniela Verhaeg, marketing manager for X-ray business unit Mettler-Toledo, looks at the use of X-ray technology to protect both consumers and manufacturers from the threat of glass contamination

"We understand some of the mechanisms that cause bread to lose its softness, but baking has changed"

Martin Whitworth, principal scientist for cereal science and technology at Campden BRI, on the establishment of a new trade group to tackle bread softness issues

"Long, complicated supply chains are not conducive to product security and traceability"

Ian Jones, chairman of British Lion Egg processors, looks at regaining consumer trust following the fipronil contamination scandal

Fats and Oils: Can replacers benefit from butter cost hike?

As butter prices continue to rise, alternative fats suppliers are relishing the opportunity to prove their products can o­ffer equal performance at lower costs

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).

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.

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.

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.

Puratos UK rolls out new website

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

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.

Can you eat a doughnut without licking your lips?

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

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.

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”.

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

Christmas: Pimp your panettone to create a festive treat

With sales of traditional Christmas pudding and Christmas cake declining in the supermarkets, more inventive offerings are coming to the fore. And panettone is a star of the festive show

Packaging and Labelling: Is packaging keeping up with latest trends?

We asked a range of experts whether bakery packaging is fit for purpose as the market continually evolves. Here’s what they had to say…

Muffins: Muffin market mixes up savoury selection

Savoury muffins are growing in popularity in the UK, with flavours influenced by trends in the US and Australia, as well as consumers’ increased interest in healthy bakery goods

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Stag Bakeries unveils new sprouting grains range

Stornoway-based business Stag Bakeries has introduced a Sprouting Grains range as part of its approach for innovation and creativity.

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.

The Tiny Bakery set to close its doors after three years

Independent business The Tiny Bakery is to cease trading from Saturday 2 September after operating for the last three years.

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.

WMAW: "We knew we had something special, but we had very fierce competition"

Morrisons says its triumph in the hotly contested In-store Bakery Retailer of the Year category at last year’s Baking Industry Awards ‘means the world’ to the business

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.

Bakels to launch bakery demos on Facebook Live

Ingredients supplier Bakels is set to launch a live broadcast series of bakery demonstrations on its Facebook page.

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.

Pukka Pies’ ‘Everything’s Pukka’ campaign drives over £3m in sales

Pukka Pies says its ‘Everything’s Pukka’ marketing campaign has generated £3.1m in incremental pie sales across retailers.

Bite UK set to launch Pure Bite baked snack clusters range

Snacks supplier Bite UK is set to debut its Pure Bite baked snack clusters range to the UK.

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.

Synergy may have the solution to butter shortage issue

Flavouring specialist Synergy has created a range of dairy solutions that can enhance mouthfeel and dairy notes in bakery products where butter may have been reduced.

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.

Real Good Food shares crash following profit warning

Shares in Renshaw and Haydens Bakery owner Real Good Food plunged by a third yesterday (1 August) after the business issued a profits warning.

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.

Greggs’ yum-yums production boosted by supply chain shake-up

Greggs has reported that its manufacturing and logistics shake-up, which has brought the closure and restructure of a number of sites, is boosting efficiency and product quality.

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.

‘Bakery is arguably a perfect example of the range of roles available’

Ian Wright, director general of the Food & Drink Federation, on the skills shortage facing bakeries and the wider food and drink industry

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.

Thomas Ridley expands with new frozen storage facility

Wholesaler Thomas Ridley Foodservice has expanded with a new 25,000 sq ft freezer facility.

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.

Warrens Bakery steps up UK growth with second Hampshire opening

Warrens Bakery will open its second store in Hampshire at The Marlands shopping centre in Southampton as part of its plans for UK growth.

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.

Jacob’s Oddities axed by Pladis

Bagged savoury biscuit range Jacob’s Oddities has been axed by Pladis following a six-year spell.

Helen’s Gluten Free Baking Mixes secure Waitrose listing

Free-from brand Helen’s has secured a listing at Waitrose for its four-strong range of Gluten Free Baking Mixes.

Muffin Break adds ‘Big Top Muffin’ to Curious Creations range

Retail bakery chain Muffin Break has extended its Curious Creations range with the Big Top Muffin.

Sandwiches top lunch choice for Brits

New research by Kettle Chips has highlighted that Brits are creatures of habit when it comes to lunchtime choices, eating the same thing three times a week.

New Black Tuxedo tulip muffin wrap from i2r

i2r Packaging Solutions has released a new Black Tuxedo range, which it says will provide customers with "a premium look".

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.

Wessanen to roll out new look for Mrs Crimble’s

Mrs Crimble’s has unveiled new-look packaging designed to highlight the brand’s free-from status and taste.

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.

Welsh bakery business Cake Crew to expand

Wales-based business Cake Crew is expanding to meet growing demand for its cupcakes.

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. 

Cole’s unveils new Connoisseur Christmas pudding

Cole’s has extended its festive range with a new pudding infused with cognac and brandy.

Waitrose rolls out cheese & black pepper muffins

Waitrose has unveiled a new twist on the breakfast muffin – a cheese & black pepper version.

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.

Feature Synopsis: Traceability, Weighing & Measuring August 2017

This article will look at the options available to bakeries when selecting and implementing systems to trace ingredients, production and finished goods. In particular, a focus of the article will be on how smaller businesses can make use of commercially available systems.

Feature Synopsis: Yeast August 2017

This feature will offer bakers insight into yeast production – and how ingredients suppliers transform a tiny vial of bacteria into tonnes of liquid or solid yeast.

Feature Synopsis: Combi and Tunnel Ovens August 2017

This feature will offer advice to bakers on making the most of their combination oven, while also exploring developments in the technology available.

Feature Synopsis: Ethnic Flours & Speciality Breads August 2017

Steamed buns such as bao are no longer the preserve of foodies and specialist ethnic retailers – Sainsbury’s now has them in its food-to-go range, a number of foodservice chains sell them, and steamed bread also made an appearance in Great British Bake Off challenge last year.

Feature Synopsis: Cupcakes August 2017

Supermarkets are stocking fewer cupcake lines (number of SKUs is down around 20% in past two years), and some major café chains no longer sell cupcakes

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.

Greggs named first food-to-go retailer of the year in Grocer Golds

Greggs has been declared food-to-go retailer of the year in The Grocer Gold Awards 2017.

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. 

Flavourings & Colourings: Talking sense: trends in flavour and colour

Flavourings and colourings experts give their views on what’s in vogue in British bakery

Sugar & Sweeteners: Industry still in a stir over war on sugar

Health campaigners and government agencies are continuing to gun for the sweet stuff. But, when it comes to baking, not all sugars are created equal

Dividers & Moulders: Gentle touch: how to handle dough stress

Growing consumer interest in healthier and artisan-style products has brought demand for more versatile dough handling equipment

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

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.

Patisserie. If the choux fits: British bakers dare to eclair

Are you embracing Brits' love for the eclair? If not, perhaps it's time you did. We take a look at the pastry that's on the rise

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

Bath Cake Company has been awarded with the PME Professional Diploma UK and Ireland Award of Excellence 2016 as part of PME’s Wall of Honour 2016.

EHL boosts manufacturing capacity by 50% with new Stockport site

Food ingredients supplier EHL Ingredients has acquired a new manufacturing site at the Broadstone Industrial Estate, Stockport.

Stacey’s Bakery set to mark National Sausage Roll Day with 30ft pastry

Derbyshire-based bakery Stacey’s will celebrate National Sausage Roll Day on 5 June 2017 by making a 30ft sausage roll.

Soreen boosts nutrition message with Disney Mini loaves

Malt loaf maker Soreen has partnered with Disney to launch its new Mini Loaves range.

Patterson Arran scoops sustainability award at Food & Drink Excellence Awards

Biscuit manufacturer Paterson Arran has been recognised for reducing its impact on the environment after receiving the Environmental Sustainability award at the 2017 Scotland Food & Drink Excellence awards.

Crosta & Mollica adds Focaccia Romana to its range

Italian baked goods supplier Crosta & Mollica has launched a new addition to its range, the Focaccia Romana.

Border Biscuits launches Café Bake range

Lanark-based manufacturer Border Biscuits has launched the Café Bake snack range for the out-of-home and foodservice sectors.

2 Sisters invests £250k in festive pudding site

Seasonal production at 2 Sisters Food Group-owned Matthew Walker will be boosted by the £250,000 investment, which is set to create 45 new jobs at the Heanor site.

Firms ordered to pay out £20,000 for using bread baskets

Two Yorkshire poultry companies have been ordered to pay almost £20k in costs and damages to London-based Bakers Basco.

NI bakery and brewery join forces to produce stout-flavoured bread

Northern Irish artisan bakery and restaurant business French Village has teamed up with craft brewer Yardsman to produce a stout-flavoured Irish wheaten bread.

New business strategist for Cybake

Former EPOS Group managing director Steve Boyes has joined RedBlack Software as lead business strategist for Cybake.

Student takes Coup de Pates competition

Wendy Lo of City of Glasgow College has won Coup de Pates’ Chefs at Play, after a four-way final cook-off last week.

All the 2017 Sammies sandwich awards winners

Here is the full list of winners of The British Sandwich Association’s annual Sammies Awards.

Pastry World Cup team captain sets up Proper Patisserie

UK Pastry World Cup team captain Andrew Blas has launched his first solo venture

Warrens Bakery opens Eastleigh store

Warrens Bakery has started a second franchise partnership with the opening of a new bakery in Eastleigh, near Southampton.

Roberts Bakery sponsors Royal Cheshire County show food halls

Family-owned business Roberts Bakery has continued its support for The Royal Cheshire County show by renewing its sponsorship of the Roberts Bakery Food Halls.

Marriage’s partners with Moul-Bie to supply French flour into the UK

Flour miller W&H Marriage & Sons has partnered with Moul-Bie to supply French flours and mixes to the UK.

GroceryAid appoints Andy Higginson and Charles Wilson as president and vice president

GroceryAid’s board of trustees has appointed Morrisons chairman Andy Higginson as its new president, and Booker chief executive Charles Wilson as vice-president.

GALLERY: Greggs unveils salad dresses by Katy Perry’s costume designer

Greggs has launched its summer menu by unveiling two dresses designed by Katy Perry’s costume creator – and made entirely of salad.

Entries for Big School Bake Off competition close this week

Unilever Food Solution’s Big School Bake Off has urged aspiring bakers to get their entries in before the deadline closes this Friday (26 May 2017).

Hummingbird to open in Guildford

Hummingbird Bakery is to open its first site outside the London area. 

Mars blurs line between confectionery and bakery with Choc Brownie bar

Mars Chocolate UK is aiming to tap interest in bakery snacks with the launch of a new variation of the Mars Bar, the Mars Choc Brownie.

Spice Drops introduces Lime Zest

Concentrated extract specialist Spice Drops has launched a Lime Zest product designed ‘to give a citrus zing of lime, but without the grating’.

MD of David Wood Baking on charity cycle

David Wood Baking boss David Wood is cycling more than 1,000 miles for charity - visiting his company’s six production sites and HQ. 

Pladis launches new Jacob’s Cracker Crisps advert

Biscuit and confectionery manufacturer Pladis has unveiled a new TV advert for Jacob’s Cracker Crisps.

Corinthia apprentice is Pastry Chef Student of the Year

Jessica Edwards has been named Institute of Hospitality (Southern Branch) Pastry Chef Student of the Year at the Institute of Hospitality Student Awards.

Pladis signs mental health pledge

McVitie’s owner Pladis has signed a pledge to change how it and its staff think and act about mental health.

Mrs Crimble’s cake bars to launch in over 1,500 new stores

Wessanen UK-owned gluten-free brand Mrs Crimble’s claims to be the first to launch free-from cake bars into the food-to-go section of convenience outlets.

Graze launches Protein Bites

Snack retailer Graze has announced the launch of new ‘energy-fuelled’ Protein Bites.

Carrs Foods appoints marketing director

Bakery business Carrs Foods has expanded its marketing division with the appointment of Tim Boote to the newly created role of marketing director.

Greggs sales up 7.5% as breakfast demand grows

Demand for Greggs’ £2 breakfast offer has helped drive a 7.5% hike in sales across the business.

Birds restructures in Burton and opens in Branston

Birds has confirmed its Burton offering will restructure due to a decline in sales and ‘the changing nature of town centre shopping’.

Four new loaf cakes for Bells of Lazonby

Penrith-based family bakers Bells of Lazonby has launched four new loaf cakes ‘to help caterers take advantage of growing trends’.

Genesis Crafty wins supplier award

Magherafelt-based Genesis Crafty was named Overall Local Supplier of the Year at the Henderson Wholesale Local Supplier Awards, at the Balmoral Show.

Patisserie Valerie sales up 16% as store openings continue

Patisserie Valerie owner Patisserie Holdings has reported double-digit increases in revenue and profits.

Jempson’s and The Rye Bakery merge baked goods production

Sussex retail and café business Jempson’s is to create a ‘state of the art’ bakery operation in partnership with The Rye Bakery.

Warburtons unveils gluten-free Tiger Bloomer

Newburn Bakehouse by Warburtons has claimed a first for the gluten-free market with the launch of its Tiger Artisan Bloomer.

Bakery and patisserie chain Paul names new marketing director

French bakery and patisserie chain Paul has appointed Kathryn Pretzel-Shiels as marketing director of its UK and US operations. 

New cereal introduced to UK market

Tritordeum, a new natural cereal made by combining durum wheat (Triticum durum) and wild barley (Hordeum chilense), is now available in the UK.

Crosstown to launch vegan sourdough doughnut range

London-based Crosstown Doughnuts is launching a vegan range to tie in with National Vegetarian Week (15-21 May).

Premier Foods FY results: ‘challenging’ year brings £12m profits slump

Full-year profits at Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods have fallen by almost 10% in what the company described as a challenging year.