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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. 

Born and Bread: Warburtons, Bolton

Each month we profile a family business and look at how the baking craft has passed down through the generations. This month, how Warburtons grew from a single shop to a £500m-a-year business.

Born and Bread: Swifts, Wheaton Aston

Each month we bring you the art of baking, passed down through generations in another historic British company

How Queen Victoria really was partial to a Victoria sponge

Hot on the heels of the Bake Off finale, University of Warwick food historian Professor Rebecca Earle investigates the history of the Victoria sponge.

New packaging for Sheldon’s

Lancashire-based family bakers Sheldon’s has added black-and-white family portraits to their packaging, to highlight the company’s 70-year history. 

A statue of Robert the Bruce by Pilkington Jackson, near Bannockburn Heritage Centre
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Greggs remembers Robert the Bruce

The new Greggs bakery in Dumfries has put up a plaque in-store, to mark the spot where Robert the Bruce began his bid for the throne of Scotland.

Genius
Genius recently launched a major digital campaign
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Blog: What next for Genius after gluten contamination scare?

The dust is now starting to settle on what must surely be the worst week in Genius’ short history. 

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