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Costa to flag up meat content of festive toastie

Costa Coffee is to highlight the meat content of its Ultimate Christmas Toastie after coming under fire for failing to mention turkey or bacon on the front of its pack.

Morrisons offers complete Christmas dinner in a pasty

Morrisons has unveiled a Christmas dinner pasty that contains a starter, main course and dessert.

How to get your bakery ready for Christmas

Christmas is coming and while many are focused on the big day, there’s much to do before the celebrations begin.

Greggs launches Christmas gifts and wrapping service

Greggs has launched a limited-edition range of Christmas gifts, including a jumper, socks and a phone case.

New bakery joins Carr’s Flour for festive recipe

A new bakery set to open this month in Essex has teamed up with Maldon-based miller Carr’s Flour to create a festive sourdough.

Early mince pie spend up £1m compared to last year

Christmas has come early, with more consumers than ever tucking into festive bakery treats well ahead of the big day.

Costa under fire over Christmas Toastie labelling

Consumers have rapped Costa for failing to mention meat on the front of packaging for its festive toastie.

Christmas preview: festive food-to-go battle begins

Holidays are coming! And soon. Festive adverts are on the TV, Coca-Cola’s Christmas truck is getting ready to tour the country but, most importantly, the Christmas sandwiches have hit the shelves.

Dunn’s Bakery stars in Visa UK Christmas TV advert

Visa’s first Christmas TV advert in the UK features nine real shopkeepers, including Dunn’s Bakery owner Christopher Freeman.

Christmas preview: bakery brands reveal festive fare

There’s less than two months to go until Christmas 2018! If that wasn’t enough excitement, Britain’s bakery brands have been busy whipping up a host of indulgent products for the festive season.

Asda launches new cheese and chocolate pairing

As sweet and savoury confectionery pairings rise in popularity, Asda has unveiled a Wensleydale cheese with salted caramel and white chocolate as part of its Christmas range.

Shoppers have already spent £4m on mince pies

Christmas has come early for the supermarkets as shoppers have already splashed out £4.1m on mince pies, an increase of 5.2% compared to a year ago.

Selfridges unveils Reese’s panettone for Christmas

Selfridges is to sell a Reese’s peanut butter and chocolate panettone as part of its Christmas range.

Christmas 2018: more top trends in bakery NPD

The temperature is dropping and the supermarkets have started stocking shelves with mince pies, which can mean only one thing – Christmas is coming.

Christmas preview: more festive NPD from retailers

Christmas is less than 13 weeks away, and in the build-up to the festive season more retailers have unveiled their festive NPD.

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.

Packing more flavour into classic festive fare

Brits love a mince pie, but consumers are looking beyond traditional festive fare for more exciting flavours

Christmas preview: retailers unwrap more bakery NPD

Christmas is drawing ever closer and the next handful of retailers have outlined what they’ve got planned for bakery NPD throughout the festive season.

Christmas 2018: top trends for festive bakery

It’s the most wonderful time of year! Britain might be in the middle of a heatwave, but the UK’s biggest retailers are busy gearing up for Christmas.

Christmas preview: retailers reveal bakery NPD

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – for those working in the supermarkets at least, as retailers start revealing what they’ve got planned for the 2018 festive season.

Gallery: Britain’s bakers reveal more festive treats

Christmas is less than a week away and the nation’s bakers have been busy crafting festive fancies, cakes and gingerbread in preparation.

  (Photo: Agencja Fotograficzna Caro / Alamy Stock Photo )

Warburtons in ‘furries’ social media mix-up

Warburtons has changed the hashtag used on a celebrity-backed competition after realising it is shared by a subculture known as ‘furries’.

Gallery: Bakers reveal their festive fancies

It’s Christmas! Ok, not quite, but that hasn’t stopped bakers whipping up delicious treats fit for Father Christmas himself.

Feature synopsis: Vegan Bakery 2018

Vegan bakery hit the mainstream this Christmas when Asda unveiled the first supermarket vegan mince pie. But is this a fad or something the wider bakery market should be embracing?

Christmas round-up: on-the-go festive bakery NPD

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The festivities are often accompanied by a hefty dose of seasonal NPD, from Rudolph cakes to mincemeat pasties and of course the highly-anticipated Christmas sandwiches. 

Bakers Basco boosts GPS technology to prevent equipment misuse

Bakers Basco has stepped up its equipment security with the launch of its latest GPS tracking chips across its bread baskets.

McVitie’s and Tesco set up charity campaign

McVitie’s has teamed up with Tesco in a partnership with charities Fareshare and The Trussell Trust.

Warrens unveils festive NPD, including vegan pasty

Warrens Bakery has become the latest food-to-go outlet to unveil its Christmas menu, which includes a vegan pasty.

Season's eatings: Greggs launches advent calendar

Greggs is set to launch its first advent calendar, featuring tokens that can be exchanged for items such as sausage rolls. 

Sainsbury’s launches Snow Globe Christmas sandwich

Sainsbury’s has launched a star-topped Snow Globe Sandwich as part of its Christmas range. 

Gallery: Costa unveils Christmas menu

Costa Coffee has unveiled its 2017 Christmas menu, complete with savoury sandwiches and festive sweet baked treats. 

Aryzta rolls out Christmas bakery range

Global bakery business Aryzta Food Solutions has introduced a nine-strong seasonal bakery range in the run-up to Christmas.

Brits have already spent £5m on mince pies and Christmas puds

Christmas came early for some bakery businesses, with supermarkets already selling more than £5m worth of Christmas puds and mince pies in recent weeks.

Warburtons unveils ‘Pride and Breadjudice’ campaign with Peter Kay

Warburtons has introduced its latest TV advertising campaign, featuring comedian Peter Kay pitching a concept for a romantic television drama to Jonathan Warburton.

Deadline extended for Christmas Stars 2017 entries

We have extended the entry deadline for the 2017 Christmas Stars competition – giving businesses one more week to show off their festive creations.

Only one week left to enter Christmas Stars 2017

There’s only one week left to enter the 2017 Christmas Stars competition – the ideal way to make your products stand out in the festive crowd.

Christmas: Pimp your panettone to create a festive treat

With sales of traditional Christmas pudding and Christmas cake declining in the supermarkets, more inventive offerings are coming to the fore. And panettone is a star of the festive show

Update: Supermarkets unveil bakery NPD for Christmas 2017

Asda and Marks & Spencer reveal festive bakery line-up. Here British Baker presents a round-up of the festive baked treats set to appear on supermarket shelves in the coming months.

Cole’s unveils new Connoisseur Christmas pudding

Cole’s has extended its festive range with a new pudding infused with cognac and brandy.

Are you a Christmas Star?

Entry is now open for the 2017 British Baker Christmas Stars competition – the ideal way for your products to stand out in the festive crowd.

Late sales boom brings strongest Christmas for grocers in four years

Supermarkets have had their best Christmas trading in four years thanks to a late surge in sales.

TV’s Gregg Wallace goes inside Premier Foods’ Carlton mince pie factory

Premier Foods’ Barnsley factory has featured in a Christmas edition of BBC TV show Inside the Factory.

Christmas cake and pud sales 12% behind last year

Supermarket sales of Christmas cakes and puddings – and many other festive favourites – are currently trailing last year’s.

Almost two-thirds of early festive shoppers will return to stores to restock

The UK grocery market is expected to grow 1.2% over the Christmas period, with shoppers spending £20.6bn, according to forecast figures from IGD.

Tangerine workers set for further strike action

Workers at the Tangerine Confectionery factory in York will begin fresh industrial action in the run-up to Christmas.

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.

Flower & White unveils Christmas range

Shrewsbury-based dessert maker Flower & White has launched its festive lines.

Waitrose rolls out Heston Blumenthal Persian-inspired Christmas pud

Waitrose is expecting another sell-out success from Heston Blumenthal with the roll-out this month of his latest Christmas pudding creation.

Burtree Puddings to supply Christmas puddings for English Heritage visitors

Darlington-based artisan pudding producer Burtree Puddings will be distributing Christmas puddings to English Heritage shops across the nation after landing a deal with the charity.

Christmas competition for pastry chefs launched

Classic Fine Foods and Valrhona Chocolate have launched a Christmas dessert competition, where pastry chefs can win a trip to New York. 

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