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Social enterprise to open bakery in Nuneaton

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

Yorkshire bakery raises £12k via crowdfunding

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

Born & Bread: Pukka Pies, Syston, Leicestershire

Britain is a nation of pie-lovers, from the traditional steak & kidney to more exotic fare. Here’s how one company helped to fuel a nation’s obsession with the pastry product.

Spice up your life – and your baked goods

Back in 1997 The Spice Girls sang Spice up your Life! The message still rings true as bakers and manufacturers spruce up sweet goods with traditionally savoury ingredients.

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.

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