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Simmons goes purple

Simmons the Bakers will be supporting the Hospice of St Francis’ Grow Purple fundraising challenge at its 34 shops in October.

Waitrose recalls cookie range as precautionary measure

Waitrose recalls cookie range over nut concern

UK supermarket Waitrose has recalled its 150g Orange and Milk Chocolate Cookies, with a best-before date of 30 March 2017 over concerns that some of the packs may contain hazelnuts.

Urban Eat extends sandwiches and wraps

Food to go brand Urban Eat has developed a range of sandwiches and wraps aimed at vegetarians and vegans.

Brace’s announces sports grants

Newport-based Brace’s Bakery has announced the teams that will receive a slice of £10k as part of its Community Sport Fund.

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.

London bakery crowdfunding for expansion

L’Orchidée, a London-based bakery selling French macarons, luxury cakes and desserts is looking to raise £200,000 to expand across the capital.

Sweetpea Pantry wins at FreeFrom Awards

Sweetpea Pantry, the baking mix producer, won the Store Cupboard category at the FreeFrom Awards for its Grainy Brainy Pancakes.

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.

Duncan’s expands

Aberdeenshire biscuit maker Duncan’s of Deeside is to boost production by 300% and almost double its workforce.

Village Bakery in new Tesco and China deals

Welsh firm The Village Bakery is ramping up production of Welsh cakes in time for St David’s Day, after clinching two major new deals.

Sheffield bakery secures grant and expands fleet

The Depot Bakery has secured an Inmotion! grant and added an electric vehicle to its fleet.

Hobbs House donates to food waste project

Cotswolds-based artisan baker Hobbs House donated “enough bread for 200 people” to The Surplus Food Café.

The Snapery founder, Richard Snapes
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London bakery smashes crowdfunding target

The Snapery, the London-based artisan bakery, has soared through its crowdfunding target of £5,000 to raise funds for the installation of a new bakery.

Cookie Crumbles is to have three lines sold in France
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British baking mixes to sell in France

London-based baking mix producer Cookie Crumbles is to have three of its lines stocked by international retailer Casino Group.

Steve and Ann Wells with Brook Food's award
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Brook Food scoops new business award

Bakery equipment supplier Brook Food Processing has won a regional award in recognition of its business model, ethics and successes.

Tom and Henry Herbert, the Fabulous Baker Brothers
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Fabulous Baker Brothers create beer bread for pop-up

Six limited edition breads have been created by Tom and Henry Herbert, aka the Fabulous Baker Brothers, to star in a beer-themed pop-up in Hoxton, London.

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.

Tesco removes £93k of garlic bread from shelves

Garlic bread produced by Bakkavör Foods worth £93,000 has been taken off the shelves at Tesco for being underweight.

Welsh bakery investigates van speeding incident

Wrexham’s Village Bakery has launched an internal investigation, after a video was released online filming one of its vans allegedly speeding.

Florence Hellier and Darren Bland of the Hoxton Bakehouse
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Hampshire's Hoxton Bakehouse to move into retail

Hoxton Bakehouse, the sourdough specialist bakery supplier, is to open its first retail site in Winchester with a view to rolling out across Hampshire and London.

Ministry of Cake
Chris Ormrod leads the Ministry of Cake business
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Ministry of Cake ploughs through growth target

Cake and desserts manufacturer Ministry of Cake has smashed its targets one year after becoming independent as it achieves 25% growth year-on-year. 

Patisserie Valerie, bakery, cakes
Patisserie Valerie has seen financial growth in the past six months
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Ebitda up 23% at Patisserie Holdings

Underlying profit increased by 23.1% to £8.7m at Patisserie Holdings in the six months to 31 March 2015.

Aldi profits boom

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

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