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Bridor introduces bakery lines to UK market

French bakery specialist Bridor is set to roll out two indulgent bakery ranges to the UK market.

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.

Barry Johnson to represent UK in 2018 World Chocolate Masters final

London Southbank Bakery College lecturer Barry Johnson has won the UK and Irish national selection of the World Chocolate Masters competition.

Aryzta’s UK business hit by weak pound and soaring butter costs

Rising butter costs and the impact of weakened sterling have taken their toll on Aryzta Food Solutions’ UK business in the past year.

Schär launches seven new products into UK supermarkets

Gluten-free brand Schär has unveiled seven new products including gluten-free flour and gluten-free waffles, which will be rolled out into UK supermarkets.

Givaudan partners with food ingredients distributor IMCD

Flavourings supplier Givaudan has announced a partnership with chemicals and food ingredients distributor IMCD.

‘Low prices of SMP have reduced the profitability of butter’

Michael Liberty, market analyst at Mintec, on the background to today’s soaring butter prices – and what the future might hold

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.

Costa brand chief to lead Tim Hortons’ UK growth

Canadian café and bakery business Tim Hortons has appointed Kevin Hydes to lead its development in the UK.

Benier UK rebrands and appoints Ashley Morris MD

Bakery equipment supplier Kaak Group has rebranded its subsidiary, Benier UK, to become Kaak Group United Kingdom. It has appointed Ashley Morris as managing director of the Milton Keynes-based company.

Bread dominates list of UK’s most-shopped brands

Bread brands have again taken three of the top spots in a list of Britain’s most chosen brands.

Greencore H1 revenue breaks £1bn barrier – but UK profits are flat

Revenue at food-to-go business Greencore has soared following the acquisition of US company Peacock Foods.

Pret A Manger set to reach 500 shops worldwide

Pret A Manger has set a target to open its 500th shop worldwide in the next 12 months as it announced its financial results for the 52 weeks to 29 December 2016.

Tim Hortons to make UK debut

Canadian coffee and doughnut franchise chain Tim Hortons has announced that it will roll out its stores throughout the UK this year.

Available to subscribers now: The 2017 Bakery Market Report worth £250!

Despite pressure from Brexit, Britain’s bakers are feeling more positive about the future of the industry than they were 12 months ago.

Finsbury Food Group to launch Mary Berry cakes

Finsbury Food Group has secured the licence to produce a range of Mary Berry cakes.

VIDEO: How technology can play a big role in the baking industry

British Baker spoke with Shilpa Agarwal, sales and marketing director for the Indian market, on how food-tech companies are currently thriving in India.

SSP UK growth driven by rise in air passenger numbers

Starbucks and Upper Crust operator SSP has reported a 4.3% increase in sales for the first quarter of its financial year.

US winter wheat plantings lowest in more than 100 years

Winter wheat plantings for the coming year are the second-lowest ever recorded by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Subway appoints Peter Dowding as country director

High street sandwich firm Subway has appointed Peter Dowding country director for the UK and Ireland.

Bakkavör appoints two non-executive directors

Bakkavör has announced the appointment of two new non-executive directors – including McDonald’s veteran Denis Hennequin.

Will these be the secrets to foodservice success in 2017?

Local sourcing, quality of customer experience and a flexible approach to retailing will be key to success in the foodservice market in 2017, according to analysts.

British food firms cut back on promotional activity

UK food businesses have put the brakes on promotions – with activity declining more here than in other European markets.

Tesco's free mince pie van returns

Tesco’s mince pie van has returned to the streets of Britain to deliver its pies free to 18 areas across the nation.

Upper Crust operator SSP to launch Paul Hollywood bakery concept

Starbucks and Upper Crust operator SSP has secured an agreement with Paul Hollywood to open a new bakery concept called Knead.

Bells of Lazonby extends ‘We Love Cake’ range

Gluten-free bakery Bells of Lazonby has added two new gluten-free products to its ‘We Love Cake’ range.

New savoury crowns for Lantmännen

Lantmännen Unibake UK has launched two new savoury crowns under its Schulstad Bakery Solutions brand.

FDF policy manager wins award for Brexit work

Food and Drink Federation (FDF) policy manager Dominic Goudie has been named Young Association Executive of the Year at the National Association Awards last week.

Zeelandia acquires fillings producer James Fleming & Co

Mincemeat and fillings supplier James Fleming & Co has been acquired by Zeelandia.

Fulton marks 50 years of UK manufacturing

Fulton Limited has marked 50 years of manufacturing heat transfer solutions in the UK by hosting a ceremony at the M-Shed museum in Bristol.

Subway launches first ever festive sub

High street sandwich firm Subway has introduced its first ever seasonal sub to its stores – the Festive Feast.

Breakfast and meal deals helping brands transform foodservice market

Brits are snubbing independent foodservice operators in favour of branded business, according to a new study.

Morrisons offers one-hour full shop through Amazon Prime

Shoppers in some parts of the country can now order a full Morrisons shop through Amazon Prime and have it delivered within one hour.

Greencore sales up 10.6% in strong food-to-go market

Sandwich and convenience food giant Greencore has reported a surge in revenue as demand for food to go remains strong.

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Cargill spending £30m to ramp up glucose-fructose production

Ingredients supplier Cargill is investing more than £30m in manufacturing operations as it looks to tap opportunities created by the end of the European sugar regime.

Lovemore free-from brand set to expand into China

Gluten and wheat-free brand Lovemore is set to extend into the Chinese market after attending a trade event in the country last month.

Greencore to acquire US firm Peacock Foods in £600m deal

Convenience food business Greencore – which describes itself as the largest sandwich manufacturer in the world – is set to ramp up its US profile with the acquisition of Peacock Foods.

Walkers products set to rise by 5p following weakening of the pound

Britain's biggest crisp brand Walkers is set to increase prices of its products by 5p as a result of the pound weakening.

Patisserie Valerie set to open second Northern Ireland store

High street bakery Patisserie Valerie is set to open another store in Belfast, which will create 20 new jobs.

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Churros, bao buns and mini treats – Waitrose reveals hot food trends of 2016

Churro-styled doughnuts and steamed bao buns have been flagged up as some of the hottest foods of 2016 by Waitrose.

High street store decline continues to accelerate

High street stores have taken a major hit, with PwC research produced by the Local Data Company finding that 15 stores closed every day in the first six months of this year.

Nick Clegg: ‘Food prices face cliff edge if UK leaves Single Market’

Liberal Democrat politician Nick Clegg has warned that UK food prices will see a steep hike if the government opts for a hard Brexit and leaves the Single Market.

What could Brexit mean for the UK wheat industry?

Increasing productivity and profitability across the agricultural supply chain will be essential following Brexit, the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has warned.

Wheat meeting bread quality requirements could hit 10-year high

The proportion of UK wheat hitting the high-quality bread specification is set to be the highest in 10 years, latest Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) figures have revealed.

World Scotch Pie Championships launched

Scottish Bakers has announced the dates for the 18th World Scotch Pie Championships.

Cornelius joins with New Holland Extraction to develop into Europe

Speciality ingredients supplier Cornelius is teaming up with New Holland Extraction to continue its development within Europe.

Tesco continues growth curve amid competitive environment

Supermarket giant Tesco 'is regaining competitiveness' in its core UK business as it records a seventh consecutive quarter of growth.

Le Cordon Bleu launches bakery diploma

World-famous culinary school Le Cordon Bleu, based in London, has launched a new bakery diploma, the Diplôme de Boulangerie.

Krispy Kreme abandons £200m London flotation

Doughnut retailer Krispy Kreme has chosen to withdraw its planned £200m London flotation after announcing the 100% sale of its shares to US parent brand owner Krispy Kreme Group.

Aunt Bessie’s expands hot dessert portfolio

The William Jackson Food Group brand Aunt Bessie’s has expanded its hot dessert selection with two new variant pudding pots.

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