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Freshpack to close after low margins deter buyers

Frozen pies and snacks manufacturer Freshpack is to close following an unsuccessful search for a buyer.

Born & Bread: Pukka Pies, Syston, Leicestershire

Britain is a nation of pie-lovers, from the traditional steak & kidney to more exotic fare. Here’s how one company helped to fuel a nation’s obsession with the pastry product.

Calorie reduction: industry and experts respond

Public Health England has launched a new campaign calling on businesses to slash 20% from the calorie content of certain foods by 2024.

Five things you might not know about pies

Pukka Pies has teamed up with food historian Seren Evans Charrington-Hollis to reveal its top five favourite facts about the humble pie ahead of British Pie Week (5-11 March).

Waitrose grows deli range with artisanal baked goods

Waitrose has added a raft of artisanal baked goods, including posh sausage rolls and premium pasties, to its deli counters. 

Entries open for 2018 British Pie Awards

The British Pie Awards are seeking entries for this year’s competition.

Bakery NPD to tap the New Year health drive

Two weeks into January and some folks’ commitment to healthy eating will be beginning to dwindle. But it doesn’t have to.

Gail’s debuts its ‘12 days of Christmas’ advent calendar

Gail’s Bakery has rolled out its first-ever advent calendar, featuring chocolate treats and gift certificates that can be exchanged for baked products such as mince pies.

Holland’s unveils new branding

Holland’s Pies has revealed a brand new look to its packaging as it embarks on a year of “innovation and growth”.

Higgidy rebrands as part of five-year plan

Premium pie and quiche brand Higgidy has announced a new brand renovation programme, and aims to “disrupt” the category.

Pieminister sales up 17% year on year

Growth in its own retail outlets has driven a strong performance by Bristol-based pie chain Pieminister in the past year.

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.

Black Friday? Pieminister offers Black Pieday

Bristol-based pie chain Pieminister will be giving away frozen surplus pie stock in return for donations to homeless charity Shelter on Friday.

Holland’s launches Steak and Guinness Golden Ale pie

Lancashire baker Holland’s has joined forces with Guinness again to produce a Steak and Guinness Golden Ale Pie.

Destiny celebrates new partnership with savoury range

The Manchester-based foodservice patisserie firm and distributor Destiny Foods has partnered with Devon-based prepared foods manufacturer Little & Cull.

Millennial baking boom

Baking is now more common among 25- to 34-year-olds than any other age group, according to food marketing agency Kindred.

Destiny Foods launches Christmas line

Manchester-based foodservice patisserie firm and distributor Destiny Foods has launched its Christmas range.

Doncaster bakery Toppings Pies donates products to local foodbank

Doncaster-based bakery Toppings Pies has donated 1,400 pies and quiches to the Thorne & Moorends Community hub, which offers food and support to those suffering from food poverty.

Village Bakery to supply pies to Wrexham Football Club

Wrexham-based business The Village Bakery will supply its pies to Wrexham football supporters for their first home game of the season this weekend at The Racecourse.

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.

Holland’s Pies launches rugby promotion

Pie manufacturer Holland’s Pies has teamed up with AB World Foods to launch a new on-pack promotion to celebrate the success of its Guinness range.

Holland’s extends pies and puddings range

Pie manufacturer Holland’s, part of the 2 Sisters Food group, has developed its product range with a new variety of frozen pies and puddings.

Pies in space

Crewe-based Wrights Food Group has seen one of its pies sent into space as part of a project to support the 2016 KMF Young Engineer of the Year Competition.

Square Pie predicted Brexit

Last week Hackney-based Square Pie successfully predicted the EU referendum result through sales of its pies in a Brexit Bake Off.

Chunk of Devon celebrates Taste of the West awards

Chunk of Devon, the artisan wholesale pastry manufacturer, is celebrating after winning 10 Taste of the West Awards, which brings its award tally to 88.

Square Pie launches Brexit-themed pie poll

Square Pie has waded into the Brexit debate by launching a pie-themed poll to test the nation’s mood.

Pieminister launches 10,000 pie giveaway

Premium pie maker Pieminister has launched a summer giveaway, which will see over 10,000 pies delivered to selected events across the UK.

Higgidy Pies expands

Shoreham-based Higgidy Pies has won a major food contract, requiring it to double annual output by 2018. 

Square Pie to launch in Sainsbury’s

Premium pie restaurant chain Square Pie is launching the UK’s first gourmet pie into the freezer in Sainsbury’s from 4 April.

Pieminister enters gluten-free market

Premium pie maker Pieminister has entered the free-from market with the introduction of two gluten-free pies.

Blackburn family bakery rises from the ashes to scoop awards

Sandersons has won six national awards for its pies at the 2016 British Pie Awards, just three years after going into administration.

Square Pie launches “most exciting” gluten-free pies

A duo of gluten-free pies has been launched by premium-pie restaurant Square Pie.

Camilla Stephens, founder of Higgidy Pies
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Higgidy Pies hits 50-million milestone

Higgidy Pies is set to celebrate British Pie Week in style by producing its 50-millionth pie.

Eat Square agrees deal to keep name

Eat Square has won the right to continue using its name and produce square-shaped pies, as its legal battle with Square Pie has come to a conclusion.

Welsh chef partners Lewis Pies

Renowned Welsh chef Michael Knight has partnered with The Lewis Pies and Pasty Company to lend his expertise to the firm’s new range of premium products.

Holland’s Pies on television

Lancashire based pie-maker Holland’s Pies is on the box in time to support National Pie Week (March 7-13).

Lewis Pies launches new premium range

The Lewis Pie & Pasty Company, one of the biggest pie and pasty manufacturers in the UK, has launched a new range of premium products. 

Pies for rail travellers on Global Scouse Day

Rail travellers across the UK will get a taste of Liverpool on 28 February.

Pukka Pies sales up but profits down

Independent pie manufacturer, Pukka Pies, has reported a “satisfactory year”, with a pre-tax profit of £4.3 million in the year to 25 May. 

Eat Square launches gluten-free range

Eat Square, the Wiltshire-based pie producer, has released a range of gluten-free pies, which includes dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan variants.

Peter’s launches family-sized pies as part of an £800k investment

Following an £800k investment, Peter’s Pies has launched family-sized versions of its most popular pies, in a bid to appeal to families.

Lewis Pies increases workforce

The Lewis Pies and Pasty Company has hired a new sales manager in order to focus more on van sales.

Hot cross buns on sale for Christmas

This is the picture which proves that Easter has come early.

Aldi broadcasts British Baker awards success on TV

Here is the Aldi Christmas advert which trumpets the success of its Specially Selected Mince Pies at the British Baker Christmas Stars awards.

Tesco sends out Mince Pie Van

A publicity stunt delivering free mince pies to people’s homes in the run-up to Christmas has been launched by Tesco.

10 magical mince pies you'll want to munch right now

Mince pies hold a special place in the hearts of the British public, comforting, portable and one of the few British Christmas bakes only a few “don’t really like”. British Baker takes a look at 10 great places to buy these little pieces of festive heaven:

Pieminister raises funds for homeless on Black Friday

Pieminister, the luxury pie restaurant chain and manufacturer, has staged a charity pie give-away to coincide with the Black Friday spending frenzy.

Timmy's Pies has launched a crowdfunding campaign
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Timmy’s Pies launches crowdfunding campaign

Timmy’s Pies, the luxury pie producer, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund growth plans.

Pieminister intends to open four restaurants by the end of 2016
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Pieminister reveals 2016 expansion plans

Gourmet pie and mash restaurant Pieminister intends to open four new restaurants in 2016, including a flagship venue in Nottingham.

Harrods triumphs in mince pie taste-off

Harrods, the luxury department store, is selling this year’s best own-brand mince pies according to a taste-test by consumer journal Which?.

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