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Tesco shuts in-store bakery following pest discovery

A Tesco Extra store has closed its in-store bakery for two weeks due to a pest infestation. 

Supermarkets to review bakery allergen labelling

Asda, Sainsbury’s and Tesco are set to improve allergen labelling across their in-store bakeries.

Trends that shaped UK food and drink habits in 2018

The taco is the new sandwich, claims Waitrose in a study on what has shaped the food and drink market in the past year.

Muffin Break to open new store in Northumberland

Café-bakery chain Muffin Break is to open a new store in Cramlington, Northumberland this week (1 November).

Almost 360 bakery jobs under threat at Asda

Bakery jobs are among almost 2,500 that could be lost at Asda as part of proposals by the retailer.

Peyton and Byrne saved from administration

Artisan bakery and café chain Peyton and Byrne Bakeries has been rescued from administration.

More bakeries sign pledge to cut out loaf surplus

Almost 20 small bakeries across the country have signed up to the Real Bread Campaign’s No Loaf Lost pledge to reduce surplus loaves.

National Bakery School students visit Synergy HQ

Synergy Flavours welcomed staff and students from the National Bakery School (NBS) to its High Wycombe headquarters this week. 

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Manchester baker Trove opens city centre store

Trove has opened its second bakery-café store in Ancoats, Manchester.

‘Some have claimed women simply aren’t putting themselves forwards as industry ambassadors’

Amy North, multimedia content editor at British Baker discusses recent criticism of gender imbalance in the baking industry and what can be done to address it.

Cheesey choc? Hunt for the perfect pairing

Sweet and savoury flavour combinations are nothing new, but some bakers are pushing the boat out in an attempt to offer something new and exciting. 

Trays, Tins & Release Agents: Greasing the wheels of bakery success

Bakers cannot afford to ignore the condition of their bakeware, but getting the right coatings for tins and using the correct release agents for different products is no straightforward process.

Puratos targets small firms with 10kg sourdough packs

Puratos is rolling out 10kg packs of its Sapore Medea and Sapore Rigoletto sourdoughs, targeted at smaller bakery businesses.

Lemon drizzle declared Britain’s most-loved cake

A new study has claimed lemon drizzle is Britain’s favourite cake flavour.

Pop-up gin bakery to open in London this weekend

Artisan cake-maker Pearl & Groove has teamed up with mixers brand Fentimans to launch a pop-up bakery in London.

Christmas preview: bakery brands reveal festive NPD

There are just over 15 weeks until Christmas and the nation’s bakery businesses have begun unveiling their plans for the festive season.

Landing and keeping a supermarket listing

Looking to see your bakery goods on supermarket shelves? Here are some tips on how to approach the multiples’ bakery buyers and the type of items that could spark their interest.

Scottish Bakers welcome new food tourism strategy

A plan to boost food and drink spending by visitors to Scotland has been welcomed by trade association Scottish Bakers.

Hughes Bakery announces Asa Nicholson’s merger

Bradford-based family baker Hughes Bakery is merging with nearby business Asa Nicholson’s.

Bread and camping: PX+ Festival in a nutshell

Last weekend I camped, for the first time ever, in the name of British Baker. And, lying awake at 2am on Saturday, in a freezing cold tent in the middle of a field in Essex, it felt like a mistake.

Social enterprise bakery opens in Nuneaton

A new artisan bakery in Nuneaton has opened its doors to the public and given young people the chance to make a fresh start.

The Cornish Bakery on business awards shortlist

The Cornish Bakery has been shortlisted for Employer of the Year in The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards. 

London restaurateurs to open bakery restaurant

A bakery/restaurant hybrid is to be opened by restaurateurs Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim and David Gingell next month.

Lancaster wholesale bakery secures £250,000 funding

A new wholesale bakery business has launched in Lancaster and has its sights set on a £1m turnover target.

St John Bakery to open first permanent site in London

St John Bakery is to open a permanent site in London’s Seven Dials following the success of two pop-up ventures.

Pukka launches search for UK's Ultimate Pie Fan

Pukka Pies, which celebrates its 55th birthday this year, is launching a nationwide search for the UK’s biggest pie fan.

Step and Stone reveals its plans for the future

Step and Stone is an artisanal bakery with a difference. The Bristol-based social purpose organisation, which produces lavosh flatbread, employs young people with learning disabilities.

Shake up your cakes with cocktail flavours

If you like piña coladas… then put it in a cupcake. As boozy bakes become increasingly common, bakers are turning to cocktail menus for inspiration.

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

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