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Sales of Scots baked goods booming in Co-op stores

Bakery products are driving a surge in sales of home-grown food and drink in Scottish Co-op stores.

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.

Art exhibition opens in Richmond bakery

Richmond-based business The Richmond Hill Bakery has opened a temporary art exhibition on its shop floor, inspired by the borough’s scenery.

Chiltern Society Awards best local bakeries

Three local bakers in the Chilterns region are celebrating after winning Real Bread Awards from the Chiltern Society.

Hovis hosts community tea party

UK baking giant Hovis hosted a tea party for local families at a community centre in Beckton, East London this week.

DE Turneys donates unsold food to the homeless

DE Turneys, the Milton Keynes-based family-run bakery, is donating its unsold food to the city’s homeless.

E5 Bakehouse helps Kenyan charity combat blindness

Hackney-based bakery, E5 Bakehouse is helping a Kenyan charity sell sourdough bread to fund the growing need for eye operations in its local Nakura region.

BBC seeks Northern Ireland’s best bakery

The BBC is searching for Northern Ireland’s best bakery for its Good Food Show, part of Bread and Baking, which is part of the Northern Ireland Year of Food and Drink.

Thoughtful Bread crowdfunds for expansion

Bath-based bakery Thoughtful Bread has asked the local business community to help it expand.

Olly Murs at Wrights Pies

Popstar Olly Murs paid Wrights Pies a visit in his home town of Stoke, and took to social media to praise the bakery.

Funding helps traybakes firm plan growth

A bakery in Cumbria has doubled the size of its workforce and has its sights set on national growth, thanks partly to investment from a Regional Growth Fund supplied by the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Ministry of Cake to export to China

Chris Ormrod, managing director of Taunton-based Ministry of Cake, has told British Baker that he expects the company to start exporting to China “within the year”.

Roberts Bakery to sponsor county show

Roberts Bakery is to support the Royal Cheshire County Show for an 11th consecutive year.

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.

Lewis Pies relaunches bakery

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

Border Biscuits scoops local business award

Border Biscuits has been recognised for its contribution to the local area with its win at the Lanarkshire Business Excellence Awards 2016.

Hampshire bakery launches wedding favours

Little Bee Bakery has started supplying a range of honey-based biscuits to John Lewis.

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Village Bakery sponsors half marathon

Craft business Village Bakery has sponsored Wales’ oldest half marathon for the 21st time.

Former baker launches online artisan food marketplace

New website Nurtured Foods aims to provide an easy-to-use marketplace for small, artisan food producers and sellers across the UK.

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.

Roberts educates local children for Breakfast Week

Roberts Bakery, the Cheshire-based firm, teamed up with Kerrygold to educate local schools for Breakfast Week.

Bakers pull together in the floods

Lisa Smith of Ginger Bakers in Kendal, Lancashire was “waist-deep in floodwater” at her catering kitchen, until local sourdough bakery Lovingly Artisan came to the rescue. 

Prince Charles visiting the flooded factory
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United Biscuits restarts production at flood-hit Carlisle factory

United Biscuits (UB) has restarted production of McVitie’s Gold biscuit bars at its Carlisle factory, after the site was devastated by floods in the wake of Storm Desmond.

Autumn statement: govt outlines apprenticeship and business rate plans

Chancellor George Osborne has unveiled plans for three million apprentices and handed local councils the power to cut business rates.

MacLean’s Bakery accepted in national scheme

MacLean’s Bakery has become one of four companies and the only bakery to be included in a Scotland-wide scheme to provide food for council projects.

Village Bakery extends Co-op contract

Wrexham-based Village Bakery has received a double boost from winning an award and an extended contract with supermarket chain The Co-operative.

Shortlist for Britain’s best high street announced

High streets in Bognor Regis, Bradford and York are among those that have been shortlisted as the best in Britain.

Baker sought for Scottish island

A Scottish Isle is seeking a baker to set up business and help boost food tourism as well as the skills set in the area.

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