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Bakery finalists announced in Product Excellence Awards

The Caterer has announced the shortlist for the 2016 Product Excellence Awards.

Premier chairman steps down

Premier Foods has announced that David Beever will step down as chairman of the company in 2017.

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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.

Food charity fumes at bread overproduction

Food waste charity The Real Junk Food Project has hit out at retailers regarding overproduction.

Janet Carr with Craig McPhie and Brian Irwin.
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CBA conference focuses on future success

At its annual conference, the Craft Bakers’ Association (CBA) welcomed a new president and announced changes to the board. 

Bakery is Northern Family Business of the Year

Family Business United (FBU) has announced Bradleys Bakery is North & Northern Ireland Family Business of the Year 2016.

New McVitie’s twin packs

United Biscuits (UB) has announced the launch of McVitie’s To Go snack packs. 

Cookie Crumbles to export to Middle East

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

Costa Coffee starts accepting Android Pay

Costa Coffee has announced it is accepting payment with the Android Pay app at participating stores.

Pret launches Android Pay service

High street coffee chain Pret A Manger has announced that the Android Pay service is now available in all of its UK stores. 

Speciality Breads nominated for award

Speciality Breads, the Margate-based wholesale bakery, has been nominated as a Responsible Business Champion of north and south Thanet.

New CEO for Hovis

Hovis has announced that Nish Kankiwala will be its new chief executive, as Martyn Wilks retires. 

Gavin Darby, chief executive at Premier Foods
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Premier Foods under fire for takeover rejection

Premier Foods has been criticised by shareholders for its handling of a takeover offer from US spice brand, McCormick.

Waites will not re-open after floods

Sadness has greeted news that West Yorkshire bakery Waites will not be re-opening, having been devastated twice by water damage.

Costa’s fresh food initiative expands

High street coffee chain Costa has announced it will be rolling out its offering with premium salad brand Chop’d to a further 12 London stores. 

New bakery appointment at Jestic

The foodservice equipment manufacturing company has announced that Steven Lamb will be its new bakery product manager. 

Costa Fresco launches instore bakery

The London concept store has announced that it will serve a range of hot lunch dishes and desserts, baked instore. 

Destiny Foods Richard Watts, Managing Director, and Cllr. John Hughes
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Destiny Foods expands range

Destiny Foods, the Manchester-based foodservice patisserie firm and distributer, has expanded its core product range by 20%.

Suzy Pelta launches Bake British range

Award-winning baking blogger Suzy Pelta has announced that she has launched a new range of home baking kits. 

Apprentice baker wins Scottish trophy

Nicola Reid of JB Christie Bakers in Airdrie has been announced as the winner of the 2015 James Allan Memorial Competition. 

Bakers’ jobs safe in current consultation at Asda

Asda has assured British Baker that the retailer’s in-store bakery workers will not be affected in its recently announced Project Renewal process. 

Europain and Intersuc winners announced

The winners of the Europain Innovation Awards and Intersuc Collections have been announced

Jestic to expand into bakery

Jestic Foodservice Equipment has announced its expansion into the bakery sector. 

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. 

Michael Carr, new sales director at Edme
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Edme appoints new sales director

The malted ingredients producer Edme has announced that Michael Carr is to be its new sales director. 

Dum Dum Doughnuts to expand in UAE

Dum Dum Doughnuts has launched a new website and announced expansion plans in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

John Duffy, chief executive of Finsbury Food Group
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Finsbury shares up on preliminary results

Shares in Finsbury Food Group, the large bakery manufacturer and supplier, rose 25% yesterday after the company announced pre-tax profits had grown by 76% to £11.4m last year.

X-Factor judge teams with Greggs for charity

Greggs has announced a partnership with X Factor’s Cheryl Fernandez-Versini to launch a new product.

Tesco cut trading profit

Tesco have cut its trading profit from £2.8bn to £2.4bn, following what it is calling ‘challenging trading conditions.’

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