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Macphie wins Employer of the Year and NPD awards

Scottish food ingredient manufacturer Macphie won a duo of awards at two separate events last night (21 March).

Great Celebrity Bake Blog – Episode Three

Smash the patriarchy, not the cake. This week’s episode of The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up 2 Cancer was all about celebrating strong, independent women.

BakeTran launches online technical training for bakers

International baking consultancy BakeTran has launched an online technical training facility to help businesses improve their breadmaking and pastry skills.

Peggy Porschen opens flagship parlour in Chelsea

Cake parlour brand Peggy Porschen has opened its new flagship store on King’s Road, London. 

Biscuiteers reveals limited edition Royal Baby biscuits

Iced biscuit manufacturer Biscuiteers has unveiled a limited-edition tin of biscuits to mark the imminent arrival of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first child.

Crosta & Mollica partners with lager brand for launch

Italian baked goods supplier Crosta & Mollica has partnered with beer brand Birra del Borgo for its new beverage launch.

Costa trials Deliveroo service at six London stores

Costa Coffee is trialing a delivery service with Deliveroo through six of its London stores.

Great Celebrity Bake Blog 2019: Episode Two

This week’s episode of the The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up 2 Cancer was like a happy trip down memory lane for me.

Pidy promotes Levet to commercial manager

Pidy has promoted Fabien Levet to the position of commercial manager.

Urban Eat to launch vegan avocado summer sandwich

Urban Eat has added two summer seasonal specials to its portfolio, including its first-ever sandwich featuring avocado.

Hovis pledges support for Alzheimer’s Society

Hovis has announced a two-year charity partnership with Alzheimer’s Society following a vote among its 3,000 employees.

Mono hosts chocolate workshop for bakers

Mono Equipment has hosted a chocolate workshop for bakers, run by master chocolatier Beverly Dunkley.

Doughnut time teams up with Blondies Kitchen for International Women’s Day

Today (8 March) is International Women’s Day, and London-based doughnut chain Doughnut Time is marketing the occasion with a doughnut inspired by the movie Legally Blonde.

Costa adds gluten-free and Easter items to spring menu

Costa Coffee has unveiled a refreshed menu for March, with new Easter treats and gluten-free options.

Bridor unveils ‘Confettis’ Viennese pastry range

French bakery manufacturer Bridor has launched a range of Viennese pastries called Confettis.

Richard Mew joins Bakers Basco as general manager

Bakers Basco has hired Richard Mew as its new general manager, taking over from Steve Millward, who has been in the role for seven years.

Pukka adds personalised pies for British Pie Week

Pukka Pies has unveiled a limited-edition range featuring the top 10 names of Brits most likely to love pies.

A practical guide to adding vegan options to a menu

Veganism was the standout trend in 2018, with many declaring it to have finally hit the mainstream. Two months into 2019 and it shows no sign of slowing down.

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Farm Shop & Deli bakery finalists announced

Bakeries from Cumbria, Essex and Gloucestershire are among those shortlisted for Baker of the Year at the 2019 Farm Shop & Deli Awards.

Real Bread Week 2019: activity from across the UK

Real Bread Week 2019 – an international celebration of additive-free loaves and the people who make them – is drawing to a close.

Vegan cake product added to Bakels Multimix range

Bakels has launched a new vegan cake mix available from today (1 March).

Welsh bakery Siwgr a Sbeis celebrates 30th anniversary

North Wales bakery Siwgr a Sbeis is celebrating its 30th anniversary this week.

Eurostar Commodities launches gluten-free flour

Eurostar Commodities has launched its first gluten-free flour.

Finalists for MCGB Young Pastry Chef 2019 revealed

Seven finalists have been announced for the annual Master Chefs of Great Britain Young Pastry Chef competition.

Second annual Cornish Pasty Week kicks off

The second annual Cornish Pasty Week kicked off yesterday (24 February), with mascots Mr and Mrs Pasty taking on England’s longest and fastest zip-wire at the Eden Project.

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ABST reveals burger bun challenge winners

The Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees (ABST) has revealed the winners of its burger bun innovation challenge.

Bakery event aims to tackle period stigma

Period-themed pancakes and tampon macarons are to be served at a London eatery, which is taking part in what has been dubbed the UK’s biggest-ever brunch.

Hovis launches bread bag recycling scheme

Hovis has teamed up with recycling firm TerraCycle to help increase the amount of bread bags sent for recycling.

EHL Ingredients invests £1m in new 8,000 sq ft premises

EHL Ingredients has expanded its premises, investing £1 million in a new 8,000 sq ft site in Stockport.

Honeybuns extends vegan cake offering

Free-from bakery Honeybuns is to add three new variants to its vegan cake range next month, bringing the total number to five.

Pidy adds chocolate waffle basket to UK portfolio

Pidy, the ready-to-fill pastry manufacturer, has unveiled a chocolate waffle basket ahead of Easter.

Addo promotes Deborah Bolton to CEO

Deborah Bolton has been named as Addo Food Group’s new chief executive officer.

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Mini Miss Bread to open sourdough bakery in Essex

Sourdough bakery Mini Miss Bread is opening a store in Saffron Walden, Essex.

Are supermarkets treating bakers fairly, asks GCA

Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon is urging bakery suppliers to say whether major groceries retailers are treating them fairly.

Cargill launches new cocoa powder for bakers

Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate has unveiled a new cocoa powder designed specifically for bakers.

Bridor adds Breton cake-inspired Breizh’N’Roll

French bakery manufacturer Bridor has launched Breizh’n’Roll.

Cafés urged to apply calorie labelling to scones

Coffee shops and cafés in Northern Ireland should consider applying calorie labelling to scones, according to the Food Standards Agency.

Délifrance launches filled Madeleines into UK market

Délifrance UK has expanded its range with a filled and shaped selection of Madeleines.

Asda labels buns and baps to raise cancer awareness

Asda is stickering items including buns, baps and pancakes to raise awareness of breast cancer.

The Wicked Cake Co adds low calorie cake bars

Family-owned business The Wicked Cake Company has extended its line-up with portion controlled cake bars.

Nairn’s unveils its lowest sugar biscuit

Nairn’s has extended its portfolio with Coconut & Chia Oat Biscuits that it claims have 55% less sugar than the average sweet biscuit.

Ministers urged to delay non-Brexit consultations

The UK’s food and drink industry has urged the government to pause current and planned consultations or risk trade associations not responding.

The Cornish Bakery reopens York store after fire

The Cornish Bakery is to reopen its Colliergate store in York today (12 February), over four months since it closed following a fire.

Welsh companies team up to create Bakery Gin

Swansea-based Lewis Pie & Pasty Co has collaborated with a local brewery and distillery to create a gin made from surplus bread.

Feeling the love: more Valentine’s bakery NPD

Bakers and food manufacturers are giving consumers the chance to spread the love in a host of ways including doughnuts, biscuits and Yorkshire puds (yes, you read that right).

NYBC and pizzeria team up to create ‘Bagelizza’

New York Bakery Co has teamed up with London restaurant Mulberry Street Pizza to develop what is claimed to be the UK’s first bagel/pizza hybrid – dubbed the Bagelizza.

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Prada pastry shop Marchesi 1824 to open first UK site

Prada Group-owned pastry shop Marchesi 1824 is to open a store in London’s Mayfair this year.

McVitie’s promotes mental health initiative

McVitie’s has joined forces with charity initiative Time to Change to promote conversations around mental health on Time to Talk Day (7 February 2019).

Defra reveals no-deal food labelling changes

The government has laid out rules for what food and drink businesses must show on product labels if the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 29 March 2019.

Aryzta unveils Otis cracked egg muffin for Easter

Aryzta Food Solutions has launched a Cracked Egg Muffin under its Otis sweet bakery brand.

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