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J&I Smith Bakers shortlisted for Scotch Pie Awards 2017

Aberdeenshire-based bakery J&I Smith Bakers has secured a place on the shortlist of the 18th World Scotch Pie Awards.

EHL offers bakers festive ingredient blends

Food ingredients supplier EHL Ingredients is offering bakers new festive organic ingredient blends and stuffing mixes.

Udi’s owner Boulder Brands quits UK gluten-free market

Boulder Brands – owner of the Udi’s gluten-free brand – has pulled out of the UK market.

Amaze Bites were described as the standout performer
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Premier to launch Cadbury Choc Tarts following 4.1% cake sales hike in H1

Premier Foods is to extend its Cadbury range with Cadbury Choc Tarts following another strong performance from its cakes division.

Irwin’s launches new low-sugar range for families

Northern Ireland bakery Irwin’s has created a new range of low-sugar products aimed at families.

Artisan food sales benefit smaller manufacturers

Sales of artisan food have helped smaller and medium-sized manufacturers to grow profit margins to 6.8% of turnover over the past year, according to research by law firm EMW.

Sweet Treats buck overall trend at Premier Foods

A sixth consecutive quarter of growth in its Sweet Treats division, at 6.4%, bucked the overall sales trend at Premier Foods, which reported a 5.4% fall in total group sales in its second quarter.

M&S supplier buys Dutch puff pastries business

Marks & Spencer supplier Mademoiselle Desserts has announced the acquisition of Quality Pastries.

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.

New Ingredion pulse flours and proteins

Manchester-based ingredient solutions company Ingredion has added four new products to its pulse-based proteins & flours range.

Hovis records £19m loss in second year of trading

UK baking giant Hovis has recorded a £19m loss in its second year of trading since Premier Foods wrote off part if its investment into the company.

Bread used for marketing not eating?

Supermarkets deliberately bake too much bread in-store as a marketing tool to attract shoppers, according to food waste charities.

Edme extols benefits of sprouted grains

Ingredients supplier and manufacturer Edme is ramping up sales of its new Wholesoft concept in a bid to counteract declining sales of bread and bakery products and appeal to millennial consumers.

Macphie introduces 30% reduced sugar range

Food ingredients manufacturer Macphie has unveiled that it will cut out 30% of sugar in its latest range of cakes and frostings.

Waitrose uses customer reviews for marketing drive

Supermarket giant Waitrose has launched a new marketing campaign using customer reviews to highlight the quality of its in-store products.

Topping Pie Company ltd products shortlisted for awards

Yorkshire based family bakery The Topping Pie Company has been shortlisted for the Deliciouslyorkshire taste awards for its two products: Queen’s pie and Game & Poultry pie.

Tesco partners with Hubbub to deploy new crowdfunding platform

Major retailer Tesco has chosen Hubbub to help it with the launch of a new crowdfunding platform – Tesco BackIt, which aims to give smaller food businesses the chance to showcase food and drink products to customers online to help them grow.

Whitworths focuses on superfoods for new snacks line

UK snacking and baking brand Whitworths has launched its first superfood range of snacks, called Full of Super.

Carotino Group launches two new varieties to Baker’s Friend

The London-based Carotino Group has launched two new varieties of the new bakery product, Baker’s Friend.

Real Good Food confirms Renshaw US division

Real Good Food has confirmed that it has created a new 100% wholly-owned subsidiary business in the US, under the name Renshaw US Inc.

Welsh Hills welcomes Cabinet Secretary

The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, visited the free-from producer Welsh Hills Bakery factory in Aberdare.

Scotty Brand and Kerrs celebrate Asda listing

Scotland’s Scotty Brand has gained a £150,000 listing with Asda to stock two cake lines in Scottish stores, with both lines handmade by Motherwell’s Kerrs Bakery.

Nisbets to open two new shops in September

Catering equipment supplier Nisbets is opening two new shops this month, in the cities of York and Chelmsford.

The Co-op's Truly Irresistible range will be renamed Irresistible
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Co-op overhauls own-label range

A range of bakery products are set to be repackaged as The Co-op shakes up its 3,500-line own-label offer.

Greggs introduces a lower-calorie, lower-fat sourdough pasty

Bakery chain Greggs is introducing sourdough pasties with less than 300 calories and up to two-thirds less fat and saturated fat than its standard pasty.

Soreen Lunchbox Loaves approved by Mumpanel

Mumpanel, a 15,000-strong online forum, has said 95% of its members would recommend the loaves to other parents.

Brakes reveals new pricing strategy

Foodservice wholesaler Brakes has revealed a new and more transparent pricing strategy, which will go live in November following extensive pilots.

Arla develops healthy snack solution for children

Denmark-based firm Arla Foods Ingredients has developed a suite of protein and calcium snacking solutions for kids that offer a healthier alternative to chocolate bars and other popular children’s snacks.

Warburtons introduces protein-packed bakery

Leading wrapped bakery brand Warburtons has bolstered its portfolio with a range of new Protein, loaves, wraps, rolls and thins.

North American chain Tim Horton

Tim Horton’s to extend to UK market

Canadian and US restaurant chain Tim Horton’s will expand into the UK market after announcing a joint venture with a British investor.

Hovis' Wholemeal loaf and NYCO's Cheese Bagel

NPDs from Hovis and New York Bakery

Bakery giants Hovis and New York Bakery Co (NYBC) have both added new products to their ranges, with Hovis introducing Wholemeal & Tasty Spelt loaf and NYBC announcing a Cheese Bagel variant.

Lactose-free requests on the up

According to research conducted by Almondy, 72% of people would like to see more lactose-free options on menus when eating out.

Baked goods increase by 10% for breakfast consumers

Baked products are becoming more popular among the British public for breakfast after a 10% rise in consumption, according to research from The Grocer.

Foodwrap Co launches new website

An independent supplier of vegetable papers to the baking industry, Foodwrap Co, has designed a brand new website aimed to provide an improved experience for existing and new customers.

Amazon could ‘dash’ the hopes of UK supermarket sales

The launch of Amazon Dash service could take away 20% of UK supermarket online sales by 2020, according to e-commerce delivery expert ParcelHero.

Brioche Pasquier launches new breakfast pastry

French bakery and patisserie producer Brioche Pasquier has launched a new Pain au Chocolat Crème Pâtissière.

The industry reacts to reformed childhood obesity plans

Bakers have been told by the government to cut the amount of sugar in their products by 20% over the next four years.

Coeliac UK introduces new gluten-free app

Charity Coeliac UK has launched a new mobile app named Gluten-free food checker, designed to help those on a gluten-free diet find food while shopping.

Lidl to expand bakery in second Scottish store

Discount retailer Lidl has submitted a planning application to extend its Dalry, North Ayrshire store in order to include a larger bakery.

Arla brings out clean-label line

Cake topping is among a new range of clean-label, dairy-based solutions for the food-service sector launched by Denmark-based firm Arla Foods Ingredients.

Prewett’s biscuit products selected as finalist for national awards

Gateshead-based gluten-free biscuit brand Prewett’s has had two of its products shortlisted at the prestigious Grocer New Product Awards 2016, to be held on Friday 7 October at the Marriott Grosvenor Square, London.

Cornelius to bring new clean protein to market

The Cornelius Group has partnered with international food ingredients company Agropur to supply the purest whey protein supplement available on the market today.

Puddings firm picks up three Great Taste accolades

Specialist business Burtree Puddings has picked up 2016 Great Taste Awards for several of its products.

Mondelēz to complete Cadbury biscuit takeover

Mondelēz International has agreed to buy the global licence for Cadbury-branded biscuits from Burton’s Biscuit Company.

Bakery goods make Great Taste Top 50

Two bakery products and one dessert item have made the Top 50 Foods shortlist in this year’s Great Taste Awards, organised by the Guild of Fine Food.

Schär launches six new UK products

Schär, the fastest-growing gluten-free brand in the UK, has brought six new lines to market.

From left: Steve Angle, Alex Birch of Langleys Solicitors, John Haken and Hilary Angle
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£15m MBO for biscuit and confectionery marketer

A £15m Yorkshire-based biscuit and confectionery specialist Right Angle Marketing (York) has been sold in a management buy-out (MBO) for an undisclosed seven-figure sum.

Doncaster bakery Toppings Pies donates products to local foodbank

Doncaster-based bakery Toppings Pies has donated 1,400 pies and quiches to the Thorne & Moorends Community hub, which offers food and support to those suffering from food poverty.

Genius produces the first gluten-free toastie loaf

Free-from bakery, Genius has expanded its bread range by bringing out the first gluten-free toastie loaf – Genius Toastie.

FDF publishes sugar reduction guidance

Bakers are being urged to understand the function of sugars in bakery items before moving to reduce the sugar content.

Frozen pizza and white bread buck rising grocery price trend

Frozen pizza and white bread have fallen in price despite the cost of a basket of popular supermarket items jumping by 1% in July, latest figures from mysupermarket.co.uk show.

Bakery recalls sausage roll products over plastic concern

Lancashire based- craft bakery, Clayton Park Bakery has recalled some of its sausage roll products with a Best Before date of 3 and 4 August as they may contain plastic.

Bakery secures deal with AmazonFresh

Northern Irish bakery Graham’s has won a listing to supply a number of its baked goods to AmazonFresh.

Bakery scoops prize at the Great Taste Awards

Dorset-based business Leakers Bakery was among a number of winners at the Great Taste Awards 2016 for their local bread – the pure sourdough rye loaf.

Food Standards Agency ‘names and shames’ bakeries in recall list

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published a summary of food incidents handled between April and June 2016, which includes five bakery products.

Tulip muffin wrap range extended

Telford-based i2r Packaging Solutions has expanded its range of tulip muffin wraps to include both stepped and micro sizes.

Northern Irish bakery on course to increase sales overseas

Portadown-based wholesale business Kitchen Bakes is on target to increase cross-border sales by 50% as it celebrates 30 years in business.

Bakery set to wrap up free-from market

A bakery that specialises in artisan wheat- and gluten-free breads, Wheat Free Bakery Direct, has purchased the new FP016 evo flow wrapper from packaging supplier KernPack.

Gluten-free bakery opens new branch

Gluten-free bakery Beyond Bread has expanded into a second branch that will be located in Islington, London.

Denbigh craft baker changes name

Henllan Bread, as it has been known since 1908, will now be known as Henllan Bakery, which it said is to better reflect the range of products it now sells.

Rio fun day for Bako

Bako North Western invited customers to a Rio-themed family fun day at its depot in Preston on 3 July.

Bonds to launch American baked goods line

Traditional British confectionery company, Bonds of London, has launched an extensive new range of American products.

Sugar tax reduces consumption, says survey

A new study by Newcastle University shows that a sugar tax could be effective in discouraging shoppers from buying sweet products.

WHSmith expands food-to-go with Munch

Cranswick Food On The Go has partnered with high street retailer WHSmith and Fresh to Store to launch new brand Munch.

Sainsbury’s to increase baked free-from range

Baked goods will be featured in Sainsbury’s upcoming expansion of its free-from range, British Baker has been told.

David Smart: Clean eating is a “cutesy one-liner aiming to sell books”

David Smart, president of the Craft Bakers’ Association (CBA) has claimed the clean eating movement is a “cutesy one-liner aiming to sell books.”

CSM and Bako launch Euro 2016 promotion

Ingredient suppliers CSM Bakery Solutions and Bako have launched a tie-in promotion with the UEFA Euro 2016 football championships.

Cookie Crumbles to export to Middle East

London-based baking mix producer Cookie Crumbles has announced it will sell products across the Middle East. 

Sugar tax unfairly aimed at the poor?

The planned sugar tax will “hit poorest families hardest” and has nothing to do with the sugar content of products, according to the Taxpayers’ Alliance (TPA).

Aldi expands gluten-free range

Discount supermarket chain Aldi now stocks 19 new products, which it launched during Coeliac Awareness Week.

Feel Free For Gluten Free secures Morrisons listing

Yorkshire-based Feel Free For Gluten Free (FFFGF) has introduced eight frozen lines to Morrisons, including its award-winning doughnuts.

Sugar smart app reaches 2m downloads

Public Health England’s (PHE’s) sugar reduction app has been downloaded nearly two million times since it was launched in January.

Destiny launches made-without-gluten desserts

Destiny Foods, the Manchester-based foodservice patisserie firm and distributor, has launched a new range of made-without-gluten desserts.

Premier Foods enters into Nissin deal

Premier Foods has officially entered into its previously-announced relationship agreement with Japanese instant noodle firm Nissin.

New GM for Comark

Comark Instruments, the international manufacturer of precision thermometers, data loggers and wireless monitoring solutions, has appointed Lika Dutta as general manager.

Tower Bakery in Scottish Lidl deal

Perth-based Tower Bakery has agreed a deal to supply 90 Lidl stores across Scotland with a range of six products. 

Wrights celebrates 90th birthday

Crewe-based Wrights Food Group is to stage a series of celebratory events throughout 2016, to mark the company’s 90th anniversary.

Bakery market suffers as snacking falls

The war on sugar is starting to have an impact, with people turning their backs on sweet baked goods and pastry products because of health concerns, according to new figures.

Irwin’s new products

Northern Irish bakery Irwin’s has added two new flavours to its Howell’s cake range.

Brioche Pasquier achieves new Sainsbury’s listings

French bakery Brioche Pasquier has added five new products to its range in Sainsbury’s, which takes the company’s listing with the supermarket up to nine.

Carritech Research launches crowdfunding campaign

Belfast-based food technology company Carritech Research aims to raise £350,000 through a crowdfunding campaign for the commercial development of ColdBake.

Baketime recalls various product lines

Baketime, which supplies Aldi and wholesaler Booker among others, has recalled numerous biscuit, snack and confectionery products that may have been produced in “unhygienic conditions”. 

Premier Foods’ shares jump after takeover rejection

Shares in Premier Foods jumped to a high of 54.05p yesterday, after the company announced it had rejected a takeover bid by US spice brand McCormick.

Premier Foods writes off Hovis stake

Premier Foods, the manufacturer of Mr Kipling and Cadbury cakes, has revealed it is to write off its £8m investment in Hovis.

Survey finds demand for more gluten-free products

There is insufficient choice in the gluten-free market, according to 73% of consumers who buy coeliac-friendly products.

Defra urges manufacturers to apply for PDOs

UK manufacturers are to be encouraged to apply for protected status for their regional speciality food and drink names, according to Elizabeth Truss, minister at the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

Scott’s Bakery wins seasonal Asda contract

Easter has come early for Scott’s Bakery, after it won a contract to supply Asda with three seasonal lines.

Lewis Pies relaunches bakery

The Lewis Pie and Pasty Company has relaunched its bakery branch of the business.

Morrisons details strategy for growth

Morrisons has listed six key priorities, as part of its ongoing strategy to improve profitability.

Brighton bakery fights food waste with new app

Angel Food Bakery is distributing leftover products through waste-prevention app, Olio. 

United Biscuits releases teacakes

United Biscuits (UB) is to expand further into the cake aisle with the release of two teacake products.

Genius launches gluten-free bagels

Genius Gluten Free has launched its first bagel line as part of a package of three new products.

Welsh chef partners Lewis Pies

Renowned Welsh chef Michael Knight has partnered with The Lewis Pies and Pasty Company to lend his expertise to the firm’s new range of premium products.

Grocery prices continue to drop

mySupermarket.co.uk has said grocery prices have dropped to their lowest level in more than a year.

Welsh Hills triumphs at Welsh Business Awards

Gluten-free bakery Welsh Hills has been revealed as joint winner of the Success through Overseas Trade category in the Welsh Business Awards.

Irwin’s wheaten bread in Asda

Irwin’s Bakery is to supply more than 100,000 packs of its new wheaten bread products to all Asda stores in Northern Ireland.

Morrisons to enter supply arrangement with Amazon

Morrisons has this morning announced a new supply deal with Amazon.

Understanding shoppers is ‘key to the sugar issue’

To keep products on supermarket shelves, suppliers need to understand what shoppers think, according to Bridgethorne.

Swiss rolls recalled due to undeclared milk

Two Swiss roll products have been recalled due to incorrect ingredients information.

Blueberries are a source of the digestion-retarding pigment anthocyanin
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Diabetic-friendly bread produced by Singapore scientists

A team of scientists have produced diabetic-friendly bread by adding a plant-extract which slows the rate of digestion.

Chris Ormrod, managing director of Ministry of Pudding
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Ministry of Pudding expands production capability

Ministry of Pudding has spent around £500,000 on new equipment, ahead of fresh product releases later in the year.

Caterforce launches premium frozen cakes

A range of frozen cakes and desserts has been launched by buying and marketing group Caterforce.

Tasty Bake recalls cakes

Undeclared milk has caused Tasty Bake, the wholesale bakery, to recall its range of branded cakes.

Worst ever quarterly sales fall for Asda

Asda has seen sales fall 5.8% during the three months that include Christmas - its biggest quarterly sales fall on record.

Boulder Brands UK recalls products over sesame contamination

Boulder Brands UK, which owns the Udi’s Gluten Free brand, is recalling packs of several products, due to possible contamination with sesame seeds.

Free-from market set for strong growth

The UK free-from market could grow 13% to £531m in 2016 and climb to £673m by 2020, a new report by market analyst Mintel has claimed.

Clean label opportunities for bakers

A new study, Cracking the Clean Label Code, has highlighted clean-label opportunities for manufacturers and retailers in the baking industry.

Tower Bakery agrees deal to supply local Tesco stores

Perth-based Tower Bakery has agreed a deal to supply Tesco with traditional Scottish bakery treats.

Museum puts historic mill to good use

The Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings plans to mill its own flour with one of its exhibits, which it will then use to make bread.

The 2016 FreeFrom Awards Shortlist

Celebrating the best in gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free and all free-from foods, the 2016 shortlist is out now. British Baker picks out the bakery highlights.

Welsh Hills secures Morrisons contract

South Wales-based Welsh Hills Bakery has secured a contract with supermarket giant Morrisons to supply its gluten- and dairy-free products. 

British Rema launches Interchangeable Blender

British Rema Process Equipment, based in Sheffield, has introduced an Interchangeable Blender that allows bakers to blend products with different densities using a single piece of equipment.

Roberts Bakery extends distribution reach

Cheshire-based Roberts Bakery has extended its customer reach, with a new deal to distribute from the Corby site of logistical firm Bibby Distribution.

Manchester baker lands Harvey Nichols contract

Charlotte O’Toole is to supply Harvey Nichols in Manchester with products from her company, Bakeorama. 

Grocery prices lowest in over a year

The cost of a basket of 35 popular products – including white bread – fell £85.80 in January, the cheapest it has been in more than a year.

Vincent Brook, UK retail commercial manager at Aryzta Food Solutions
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Aryzta appoints Brook to top sales role

Aryzta Food Solutions has announced Vincent Brook as its UK retail commercial manager.

Fazer brings Arctic Thin Breads to the UK

Finland-based Fazer Group’s Arctic Thin Breads are available now from Worldwide Cuisine (WWC).

Bidvest revamps own-brand bakery

Bidvest Foodservice, the wholesale retailer, has released a range of bakery goods as part of a major relaunch of its own label products.

Dawn Foods launches new pomegranate compound

A pomegranate compound is the latest addition to Dawn’s existing range of 20 compound flavours.

Premier Foods reports strong Q3 sweet treats sales

Premier Foods, the St Albans-based food group, posted positive Q3 sales growth of 6.5% for its sweet treats division against the backdrop of a virtually static group performance of 0.1% growth.

Metal parts found in Sainsbury’s loaves

Sainsbury’s is recalling two of its own-label wholemeal loaves because of the presence of small pieces of metal.

Kara launches artisan breads range

Kara, the foodservice brand of the Finsbury Food Group, has launched a new range of artisan breads.

Sainsbury’s sales good despite LFL drop

Sainsbury’s suffered a 0.4% drop in like-for-like (LFL) retail sales, excluding fuel, for the 15 weeks to 9 January 2016 – despite trading well over Christmas.

Handmade Cake Company sees profit growth

The Handmade Cake Company, the Berkshire-based foodservice cake business, has reported an increase in operating profit from £1.7m to £2.4m for the year ending 31 March 2015.

Subway continues drive for customer footfall

The Subway brand has announced new products for its menu, as it aims to drive more traffic into its stores in the first quarter of 2016. 

Wrights Food Group doubles production capacity

Wrights Food Group has installed a £1.2m pie production line, which it says will double its pie production capacity.

Blackthorn Foods launches free-from fudge

Blackthorn Foods, the Belfast-based fudge and toffee manufacturer, has launched a range of free-from fudges.

2 Sisters sees quarterly drop in sales and profits

Boparan Holdings – the owner of 2 Sisters Food Group, which runs Holland’s Pies and Fox’s Biscuits, saw sales slump by 3.5% to £778.3m in the three months to 31 October.

Wall’s rolls out on-the-go festive products

Wall’s Pastry is giving consumers the chance to enjoy Christmas flavours on the go with two new seasonal products.

Europeans are decreasing their sugar intake, says study

The majority of consumers in key European markets are cutting back on their consumption of sugar, new research from Mintel has revealed.

Antique mill withdraws flour

Worsbrough Mill, a 17th century working mill, has withdrawn packs of flour, bran, semolina and bread mix due to incorrect allergen information.

Paul and Katrina Allan of Murdoch Allan with Brian O'Shea of Asda (centre)
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Scottish bakers celebrate Asda listings

Three Scottish bakeries are celebrating new listings worth an estimated £275,000 in total as Asda grows its locally sourced bakery range.

Ian Firth (left), business development manager for Bibby Distribution, shakes hands with Mark Owen, logistics director at Roberts Bakery
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Roberts Bakery secures logistics deal

Roberts Bakery, the Cheshire-based firm, has agreed a deal with logistics provider Bibby Distribution, which will allow it to supply customers further afield than ever.

Revamp for Haydens Bakery

Haydens Bakery has undergone a major rebranding as the overhaul of the company’s operations continues.

Asian snacks firm gains funds for new production centre

An Asian sweets specialist has set up a manufacturing hub in Birmingham after securing a six-figure funding package from Barclays.

British Lion Egg Processors has launched the world's most comprehensive egg quality scheme
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British Lion Egg Processors relaunches Code

British Lion Egg Processors has relaunched its Lion Egg Products Code of Practice to provide what it claims is the world’s most comprehensive egg quality scheme.

Cookie dough withdrawn over allergen

Mo’s Cookie Dough, the chilled cookie dough producer, has temporarily withdrawn its products due to a labelling issue.

Aldi trumpets British Baker awards success

The Bread Factory buys retail bakery

Wholesale bakery The Bread Factory has bought St Albans-based manufacturer Bread Roll for an undisclosed sum.

American bakery joins historic Soho market

American-inspired bakery Elizabeth D Bakes is among six new stalls to join the newly refurbished Berwick Street Market in Soho, London.

Pukka Pies launches unbaked products

Five new unbaked frozen products have been released by pie manufacturer Pukka Pies.

Scottish Bakers helps exporters with new brochure

Scottish Bakers has launched a new ‘Hero Products’ brochure to assist its exporter members in selling bakery products all over the world.

US gluten-free brand expands UK in-store trial

US-based gluten-free brand Udi’s has expanded a trial of in-store bakery goods from two to four Asda stores as part of a long-term development plan.

The Vegan Cakery founder Michelle Orme
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Vegan bakery scoops award

Leicestershire-based The Vegan Cakery has won a prestigious award at the Vegfest UK Festival.

British Lion Eggs’ Code of Practice reviewed

The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) is preparing to relaunch its Lion Eggs Code of Practice at the end of this month, and has also lodged a trademark application for a logo for products such as quiche made with Lion eggs.

Bakery fat up by a third at New Britain Oils

Liverpool-based New Britain Oils has increased its bakery fats production capacity by 30% to cope with increasing demand for traceable, segregated palm-based products.

Aldi supermarket sales increase by a third

Discount supermarket Aldi has recorded record sales of £6.89 billion for its last financial year, a 31% increase on the previous (2013) year’s figure of £5.27bn.

McVitie’s details its Christmas cake and biscuit offer

United Biscuits (UB) has revealed its festive cake and biscuit line-up under its McVitie’s brand. 

Mr Kipling extends sharing cake range

Premier Foods is extending its Mr Kipling cake lines to target sharing occasions, as it prepares for a complete packaging redesign.

Food and drink industry to create thousands of jobs

Firms in England and Wales’ food and drink sector will create 73,000 jobs in the next five years, according to a new study by Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.

UK shoppers cite sugar as major concern, finds study

Sugar content in food is the UK’s biggest concern, research has found.

Salmonella concerns linked to one supplier

The recall of four products due to the possibility of salmonella presence has been linked to one Dutch supplier.

Scottish firm brings out new cake decoration products

A cake decoration supplier has launched two new products designed for the food-to-go market.

SACN consults on Vitamin D intake

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) has published draft recommendations on vitamin D, finding that the UK is not getting enough in winter.

Joanne Bland will join the team at the South Shields head office and production facility
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Dicksons takes on NPD advisor to extend baked range

Dicksons Pork Butchers is expanding its product offering to the retail and wholesale market, by appointing a new product development (NPD) consultant.

Callebaut’s European sales buck the global chocolate trend

Global chocolatier Barry Callebaut has seen sales volumes rise in Europe - outperforming the declining global chocolate confectionery market.

United Biscuits Sweeet campaign turns to breakfast

A flying squirrel with jet-pack is the latest character being used to advertise United Biscuits (UB) products with the relaunch of McVitie’s Breakfast range. 

Nostalgia a driver in confectionery, claims Canadean

Six out of 10 consumers go for confectionery that reminds them of their childhood.

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Price of grocery basket rises

Prices for the UK’s most popular grocery products have risen for the first time in more than six months. 

Jaffa Orange Cakes recalled

A batch of E. Wedel Supreme Jaffa Orange Cakes has been recalled as some packs contain milk, which is not mentioned on the packaging.

Free-from supplier expands offer to meet retailer demand

Free-from manufacturer Free’ist has upped its production in response to retailers expanding offerings.

Gluten-free range goes online

Bath Bakery has launched its gluten-free products online as it introduces a new range.

Genius: highs and lows

Since the launch of the brand in 2009, Genius has come a long way, expanding its product range and customer base and becoming one of the UK’s biggest gluten-free brands.

Barry Callebaut buys American Almond

Chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut is to acquire the assets of nut products company American Almond Products.

Proper Cornish factory delayed

Proper Cornish’s new £4m factory in Bodmin has been “slightly delayed” from its earmarked June opening.

Aryzta extends Wrapped To Go line

Bakery specialist Aryzta has added two products to its individually Wrapped To Go range.

Allied Bakeries embraces free-from market

Allied Bakeries has made a move into gluten free, launching two ‘free-from’ products under the Burgen brand.

Stephens Bakery targets hungry motorists

Stephens Bakery has opened two sites in service station locations, as it resubmits plans for the bakery drive-thru concept.

Grahams Chocolate Sponge
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Northern Irish bakery grows UK presence

Grahams Bakery in Northern Ireland has expanded its reach in the UK, scoring two deals with major retailers.

Flatbread firm seeks first major multiple listing

Flatbread company Strong Bread is hoping to supply its first Big-Four supermarket, as it quadruples the size of its bakery.

Gerhard’s blog: reeling in customers

Taking the hands-on approach, Gerhard Jenne hits the streets to drive sales from passers-by. 

Deli Santé will look to expand this year
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Waitrose pastry supplier seeks to extend business

Waitrose pastry products supplier, Deli Santé is looking for a national distributor to extend its customer base.

The gluten-free bakery will soon launch a bespoke cake range with restaurant chain Leon
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Honeybuns strikes deal with Leon restaurants

Gluten-free bakery, Honeybuns, will soon launch a bespoke cake range with London restaurant chain Leon as it outgrows its current Dorset premises.

Thomas J Fudges launches new savoury products

Thomas J Fudge’s Remarkable Bakery is launching a raft of new savoury products in Waitrose.

Schools and business are taking part in Breakfast Week 2015
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Breakfast Week gets under way

Breakfast Week 2015 has kicked off, with bakeries, businesses and schools from around the country holding events to promote breakfasts.

Peros granola and rocky road
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Fairtrade range extended at Peros

Peros has extended its range of Fairtrade bakery products.

BIA 12 Days of Christmas: JG Ross see’s future in gluten-free products for 2015

Customer service winner at this year’s BIAs, JG Ross, expects competition to stiffen in 2015, but has exciting predictions for its gluten-free products.

BIA 12 Days of Christmas: Just: Gluten Free Bakery expects innovation

Number two on the BIA 12 days of Christmas is the Just: Gluten Free Bakery, winner of this year’s Free-from Bakery Product of the Year, which says 2015 will be about improving allergen-free treats.

Genius bread was amongst one of the most popular gluten free products purchased
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Online research points to rise in gluten-free purchases

Gluten-free products are increasingly popular, according to a leading shopping and comparison site.

Rocky road sponge:
the bakery sells classic and new flavour bakes
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Sponge soaks up £300k eco revamp

Norfolk-based cake company Sponge, owned by Byfords, has just completed a £300,000 refurbishment on its bakery to make it more eco-friendly.

Cake firm launches nostalgic ranges

Exquisite Handmade Cakes, based in Leeds, will launch cocktail and sweet shop cake ranges early next year.

Aldi profits boom

Aldi has announced a soar in profits after competitive prices attracted customers to the discounted supermarket.

Study reveals misunderstanding on sugar

AB Sugar has found that many people misunderstand the outcome of reformulating a product. 

Lidl
Lidl launches TV campaign
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Lidl drives in new TV campaign

Lidl has launched a Little Market advertising campaign, comprising 13 separate adverts including one that champions its baked goods.

Flavour innovation at Synergy

Synergy Flavours, global manufacturer of flavourings, extracts and essences, has launched a new range of pastes and seasoning blends to be used in speciality breads.

Bath Bakery branches into gluten-free

Family-run Bath Bakery has launched a new range of gluten-free goods to meet customer demands.

Online technology helps bakers select products

Foodservice supplier Bidvest 3663 has created an online tool to help bakery customers choose the right products.

Phat Pasty Co introduces halal products

The Phat Pasty Co has launched two halal products as part of its exotic range of pastries.

Nordic bakery introduces free-from goods to Ireland

Scandinavian free-from baker Fria is launching its products in Ireland.

Mexican grocer expands gluten-free range

Online Mexican grocery supplier, mexgrocer.co.uk, has expanded its gluten-free product range.

Greggs’ healthy sandwich range boosted by good weather

Greggs has seen sales of over £1m a week on its healthier range of sandwiches, helped by good weather, the company claimed.

Flour mill launches naturally Gluten Free range

Specialist flour mill, Doves Farm, has launched their Gourmet Collection range to meet demand for gluten free products.

Halo donuts
Popular:
A spike in doughnut sales prompts new products
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Readi-Bake launches new doughnut range

Readi-Bake, the brand owned by bakery ingredients supplier CSM, has launched a new range of sticky ring doughnuts.

Genius loaf
A bold move:
This will be the first time gluten-free options will be sold with mainstream bread
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Genius to merge loaves with mainstream bread aisle

Gluten-free brand Genius is to introduce its bread to the mainstream bread aisle of 150 Asda stores across the UK.

Stag Bakeries lands Russian deal

Stag Bakeries, a leading Scottish wholesale company, has secured a new export contract to Russia.

Irish bakery extends Tesco contract

Portadown-based Irwin’s Bakery has signed a deal to extend its Freshly Baked table bread range across 25 Tesco stores in Northern Ireland.

In pictures: Foodex 2014

British Baker looks back at the highlights of Foodex 2014, held at Birmingham’s NEC (24-26 March), in an exclusive picture gallery.

Bakels improves digital presence

Supplier Bakels has embraced the digital revolution with a host of interactive products for the tech-savvy baker.

Ex-prisoner set to grow bakery business

A baker trained in prison for a Gordon Ramsay TV show has plans to expand his business with four sites.

Harvesting sugar cane
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14% growth in sales of Fairtrade Products

The sales of Fairtrade Products rose by 14% in 2013 to an estimated £1.78bn.

Warburtons pulls out of France

Plant bread baker Warburtons has said au revoir to the French bread market – after it decided to stop selling its Le Toastie loaf there.

Warburtons relaunches free-from range

Warburtons has created a dedicated brand for its relaunched line of gluten-free and wheat-free bakery products.

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