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Lotus Bakeries UK founder Paul Hunter to lead Urban Fresh Foods

Lotus Bakeries UK founder Paul Hunter has become managing director of healthy snacks business Urban Fresh Foods (UFF).

Mono introduces new deck loader

Mono has unveiled an Integrated Deck Loader designed to take the strain out of manually loading each oven deck. 

Mono launches new oven range

The new BX Eco-Wash Convection Oven range from Swansea-based Mono Equipment is the result of consultation with bakeries and major food-to-go outlets, according to the bakery and foodservice equipment manufacturer.

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Country Style Foods acquires General Mills Jus-Rol factory in Berwick

In-store bakery supplier Country Style Foods has acquired the former General Mills Jus-Rol factory in Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Peyton and Byrne appoints advisors to explore its options

Artisan bakery and café Peyton and Byrne has appointed Deloitte as its advisors to help consider its options for the future of the business.

Tesco sells Euphorium Bakery

Tesco has agreed to sell its Euphorium Bakery business for an undisclosed sum.

Coultons creates new depot for Allied Bakeries

UK bakery distribution business Coultons Bread is to open a new depot in Caernarfon, creating 20 jobs, after teaming up with Kingsmill owner Allied Bakeries.

Phone app designed to ‘fight war on food waste’

Entrepreneurs Jamie Crummie and Chris Wilson have designed an app to offload bakery products that are destined for the bin at a discounted price.

Bakeries shortlisted in Scottish food awards

A number of bakeries and bakery manufacturers have been listed as finalists in the Food Scotland Awards 2016.

Job losses at Allied

Allied Bakeries, the company behind Kingsmill, Allinson and Burgen, plans to shut a distribution centre in Flintshire, which will put 53 jobs at risk.

Ex UB boss is new Continental Bakeries chairman

Jeff van der Eems, the former chief executive of United Biscuits (UB), has been made chairman at European bakery group Continental Bakeries (CB).

Bakeries rank highly in Hello! afternoon tea listing

Cutter & Squidge Bakery and The Hummingbird Bakery have been ranked among the top 10 in a Hello! magazine survey of the best venues for afternoon tea in London.

Stag completes £5k programme

Stornoway-based Stag Bakeries has announced the completion of a £525k investment programme.

Dispotool Roadshow hits the UK

The Dispotool Roadshow recently came to the UK, giving industry leaders a chance to see the logistical software in action.

Paul increases turnover to £28.7m

Turnover at French bakery and café Paul is up 17% in its results for the year ended 31 December 2015, and group turnover increased to £28.7m.

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”.

New Real Bread Week plans

The eighth annual Real Bread Week is proving nicely, and will be coming out of the oven on 14 May.

Sunblest voted tastiest veda in Northern Ireland

Veda (an Irish version of malt loaf) is big business on the Emerald Isle, and now Sunblest, owned by Allied Bakeries, has been voted Northern Ireland’s tastiest. 

Allied Bakeries avoids strike disruption

A hot cross bun shortage has been avoided following successful talks between Allied Bakeries and union officials.

Roger Whiteside, chief executive at Greggs
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Greggs to reorganise and capitalise

Capitalising on the food-to-go market and reorganising the bakery portfolio are key priorities for Greggs, according to chief executive Roger Whiteside.

Stag Bakeries launches Sweet Straws

Stag Bakeries has launched a new range of biscuit-style snacks as the first stage of a new brand venture.

Greggs' Twickenham factory
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Greggs to close three bakeries

The closure of three bakeries has been announced by food-to-go retailer Greggs, with the loss of 355 jobs.

Allied makes savings through stock profiling

Specialist stock profiling from Brammer, a distributor of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul products and services, is set to deliver cost savings for Allied Bakeries.

Allied Bakeries invests in Northern Ireland charity initiative

The Kingsmill owner’s Belfast bakery is to produce pancakes, muffins and loaves of bread for the SOS NI charity.

New Cardiff bakery to open next week

Pettigrew Bakeries, a spin-off of Cardiff's Pettigrew Tea Rooms, is to open next month.

Tate & Lyle launches new fondants for professional bakers

Tate & Lyle Sugars, the bakery ingredients supplier, has launched a new range of fondants aimed at baking professionals.

Allied Bakeries reports increased sales in challenging times

Kingsmill owner Allied Bakeries achieved a substantial increase in sales volumes for the 16 weeks ending 2 January, “although pricing and margins remain challenging”.

Stag Bakeries wins new M&S listing

Stag Bakeries, the Isle of Lewis-based producer, has had its Smoked Dunlop Cheese Straws listed by Marks & Spencer (M&S).

Real Bread Campaign celebrate Sourdough September

The Real Bread Campaign held Sourdough September last month to raise public awareness of the taste and potential health benefits of traditional bread-making.

Marketing director to leave Allied Bakeries

Jon Wilson, marketing director at Kingsmill owner Allied Bakeries, is to leave the business, British Baker can reveal.

Craft Bakers' Week
There is still time to register for Craft Bakers' Week
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Still time to register for Craft Bakers’ Week

There is still time left for bakers to register for Craft Bakers’ Week. 

Sourdough September underway

The Real Bread Campaign is celebrating Sourdough September for the third year running this month.

Barry Callebaut urges support for Afternoon Tea Week

Operators, including bakeries, are being urged to support Afternoon Tea Week between 10 to 16 August to boost their businesses.

Kingsmill
ABF announces Kingsmill is increasing its volumes while the market remains tough
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ABF steps up volumes at Allied Bakeries

Associated British Foods (ABF) has revealed that Kingsmill owner Allied Bakeries is increasing its volumes in its trading statement for the 40 weeks ended 20 June 2015. 

Tesco relists two Kingsmill loaves

Kingsmill loaves are back in Tesco, after the major multiple delisted the brand’s sliced range earlier this year.

Irish Pride Taghmon site
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Potential deal for Irish Pride Bakeries on cards

It is rumoured that a rescue-deal for Irish Pride Bakeries is under way, after it went into receivership last month.

National Doughnut Week
Bakers get involved with National Doughnut Week
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National Doughnut Week on track to hit fundraising target

National Doughnut Week saw 707 bakeries take part and is on target to make over £25,000 for The Children’s Trust. 

Allied Bakeries embraces free-from market

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

Bord Bia
Bord Bia is running a programme to introduce bakeries to foodservice
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Irish bakeries target foodservice via new programme

A group of bakeries are among 18 food and drink companies selected for a programme aimed at getting them listed in foodservice. 

UKTI
UKTI: supporting medium sized businesses aiming to export
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Government boosts export support to medium-sized firms

The government has today announced its increased support to medium-sized businesses (MSBs) trying to export. 

Exclusive: Allied Bakeries’ chief executive to leave

The chief executive of Allied Bakeries is to leave the business – just weeks after parent company Associated British Foods (ABF) declared the UK bakery market “intensely competitive”.

Tesco
Tesco issues statement on trading profit
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Tesco issues profit warning

Tesco has stated that it does not expect group trading profit to exceed £1.4bn for the financial year, in an unscheduled trading statement. 

Coup de Pates
Coup de Pates launches seasonal goodies
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Coup de Pates launches Christmas products

Coup de Pates, formerly Delice de France, has launched a Christmas brochure featuring seasonal products to help caterers profit this year. 

Dunkin' Donuts:
seen as one of the top brands in food service
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Horizons highlights bakery sector as one to watch

Dunkin’ Donuts and Pieminister are among the top brands named in foodservice consultancy Horizons’ latest list of food companies on the ascendant.

Delice de France
Savoury cheese and bacon muffin from Delice de France and Coup de Pates catalogue
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Aryzta bakeries reveal autumn/winter selection

Bakeries Delice de France and Coup de Pates have unveiled an autumn/winter catalogue with almost 50 new lines for bakers. 

Bakels launches gluten-free bread mixes

 Ingredients supplier British Bakels has launched a range of gluten-free bread mixes for retail.

Lunch market
Sandwiches: eaten 'al desko' by 52% of Londoners
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London tops UK charts for lunch-to-go

Londoners pay 24% more for lunch-to-go and the capital accounts for 18% of Britain’s lunch-to-go spend, according to a new report. 

BIA
BIA 2014: winners revealed
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Baking Industry Awards 2014: the winners revealed

Hundreds from the baking industry turned out to see who would be crowned winners at the Baking Industry Awards 2014 (BIA) annual ceremony at the Park Lane Hilton last night. 

Nutrition labelling laws still confusing to some firms

Larger companies are making more progress towards the mandatory provision of nutrition information, as it is revealed that many firms remain confused.

Grocery inflation
Supermarkets: big four feel the squeeze
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Grocery price inflation stands at 0.2% as big four feel the squeeze

Grocery price inflation has fallen for the eleventh consecutive period, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel.

Sourdough September launched by bread campaigners

The Real Bread Campaign is preparing to launch Sourdough September, in a bid to encourage more people to buy bread from independent bakeries. 

FSA
Allergen information necessary to avoid fines from 13 December
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Lack of allergen info could result in 'unlimited fines'

Bakeries that fail to warn customers about possible allergens in their food could face an unlimited fine, under new EU rules.

Afternoon tea week:
Charlies & The Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych
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Bakeries get creative for Afternoon Tea Week

A number of UK venues have launched their own versions of afternoon tea for Afternoon Tea Week, running from 11 to 17 August.

Competitions and demos at Bakers’ Fair

The Bakers’ & Butchers’ Fair returns this autumn and, with it, your chance to prove you make Britain’s Best Loaf.

Hovis pull contract job losses Swansea
Cost and finance:
Hovis may move work from Swansea to to Avenmouth
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Forty jobs at risk with threat of Hovis contract move

Hovis could end its contract with a logistics company, which would result in 40 job cuts or the entire work force.

Kingsmill Great White Rolls
Kingsmill launches Great White Rolls
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Kingsmill launches Great White Rolls

Kingsmill has launched Great White Rolls following the success of the launch of the loaf by the same name earlier this year.

Pieminister BrewDog
Pieminister launches two pies made with BrewDog beer
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Shareholders name new Pieminister pies

Two of Pieminister’s hybrid pies have been named by the shareholders (known as ‘punks’) of Scottish craft beer company, Brewdog.

Post office works for small companies
Post Office launches service to save small businesses money
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Post Office announces half-price offer on parcels for food and drink firms

Post Office is offering up to 50% off fast-track pre-paid mail services available at over 11,000 branches across the UK.

Lancashire bakery invests in new packing line

Lancashire’s Clayton Park Bakery has installed an Ulma Packaging packing line to cope with demand for its products.

Companies join forces for American Sweet Bakery Week

California Raisins has teamed up with Dawn Foods to make a splash with its National American Sweet Bakery Week (1 to 7 July).

Associated British Foods buys Dorset Cereals

Allied Bakeries’ parent company Associated British Foods (ABF) is to buy UK premium cereal maker Dorset Cereals in a deal believed to be worth £50m.

Ms Cupcake eyes expansion across the UK

Brixton-based vegan baker Ms Cupcake is looking at sites in major cities across the UK.

Anges de Sucre opens in Kensington

Artisan Patisserie, Anges de Sucre, has launched its first boutique shop in the heart of Kensington, London.

Paddy & Scott's launches summer drinks

Independent artisan coffee producers Paddy & Scott’s has launched a range of summer drinks.

Vitamin D deficiency affects 23% UK adults

Vitamin D deficiency in the UK is “not acceptable” as it is revealed that 23% of adults are not hitting their recommended daily intake.

Bakeries urged to get involved in Vintage Tea Week

National Cupcake Week’s major sponsor Wellbeing of Women is hosting a Vintage Tea Week in June and is urging bakeries to get involved.

Britvic pushes soft drinks for summer

Soft drinks manufacturer Britvic is launching a Taste of Summer portfolio promotion for retailers to inspire shoppers to ‘shake up’ their routines.

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