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How hosting pop-up classes could benefit your bakery

Turning a bakery or café into a temporary classroom could generate up to £100 an hour, according to one learning provider.

Paterson Arran makes management changes

Shortbread supplier Paterson Arran is to restructure its business following the retirement of owners Alan Hardie and Ian Appleton.

Warrens launches vegan pasty range

The Vegan Pasty range from Warrens Bakery was in response to ‘huge demand’ according to the Cornish business.

Former Genius chief exec Roz Cuschieri to chair Emily Crisps

Former Genius Gluten Free boss Roz Cuschieri has been appointed chairman of snack brand Emily Crisps.

New York Bakery Co scales back pre-tax losses

The New York Bakery Co has steadied its sales and has cut its losses during a strong year.

Vegan baker retains national accolade

Leicestershire baker Michelle Orme has retained her ‘Best Vegan Bakery’ title at the annual Vegfest UK awards in London at the weekend (Saturday 22 October).

Greggs says people don’t buy bread in bakeries anymore

Greggs chief executive Roger Whiteside has suggested that bread is being phased out in bakeries as consumers turn to supermarkets for their loaves.

New manager for Wrights

Wrights Food Group has appointed a new business development manager, bringing its team of food innovators to five.

Le Cordon Bleu launches bakery diploma

World-famous culinary school Le Cordon Bleu, based in London, has launched a new bakery diploma, the Diplôme de Boulangerie.

Krispy Kreme abandons £200m London flotation

Doughnut retailer Krispy Kreme has chosen to withdraw its planned £200m London flotation after announcing the 100% sale of its shares to US parent brand owner Krispy Kreme Group.

BIAs feature on BBC

Baker of the Year Dominic Salter of The Sandwich Box in Cheltenham and Salt Bakehouse has appeared on BBC Points West with his Baking Industry Award (BIA).

Hovis records £19m loss in second year of trading

UK baking giant Hovis has recorded a £19m loss in its second year of trading since Premier Foods wrote off part if its investment into the company.

Premier chairman steps down

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

Great British Biscotti Co moves to new premises as demand surges

New Forest-based artisan bakery Great British Biscotti Co is moving to a new site in Christchurch, Dorset, and will be open for business next week.

BIA: a tribute to our sponsors

British Baker would like to take the opportunity to thank all of its generous sponsors at the recent Baking Industry Awards, held on 7 September at the Park Lane Hilton, London.

Real Good Food confirms Renshaw US division

Real Good Food has confirmed that it has created a new 100% wholly-owned subsidiary business in the US, under the name Renshaw US Inc.

New London bread delivery charity

Breadwinners has set up a long-term plan for those struggling to find employment, to start their own bread delivery business.

Welsh Hills welcomes Cabinet Secretary

The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, visited the free-from producer Welsh Hills Bakery factory in Aberdare.

The new RGF warehouse facility in Rockaway, New Jersey
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Breaking: Real Good Food creates Renshaw US

British Baker has learnt that Real Good Food (RGF) has launched a new 100% wholly owned subsidiary business, Renshaw US Inc. and opened a warehouse facility in Rockaway, New Jersey.

Barry Callebaut extends supply partnership with Mondelēz

The Barry Callebaut Group is to acquire and integrate the chocolate production facility of Mondelēz International in Halle, Belgium, resulting in a long-term supply agreement between the two companies.

Street Eats set for growth at new £4m processing centre

Food-to-go company Street Eats has moved into a state-of-the-art food processing centre as it pushes to become one of the leading food-to-go producers in the UK.

Finalists bask in the post-BIA limelight

Finalists and winners in the Baking Industry Awards have been in the media spotlight since the ceremony at London’s Hilton Park Lane hotel last week.

Abbey make two appointments to senior team

Bulk food transport service provider Abbey Logistics Group has announced two new members to bolster its team.

Real Good Food in upbeat mood

Real Good Food executive chairman Pieter Totté has issued a bullish statement on group trading in advance of the company’s annual general meeting today.

Ann Wells, Brook Food; Dominic Salter, The Sandwich Box; Matt Dawson

Sandwich Box owner takes top bakery accolade

Cheltenham-based baker Dominic Salter has chased off stiff competition to claim the Baker of the Year Award at this year’s prestigious Baking Industry Awards.

Genius Gluten Free appoints new CEO

Gluten-free bakery brand Genius has announced Jeremy Bradley as the company’s new CEO. He will succeed Roz Cuschieri from the 16 October.

Carr's Kircaldy flour mill at night

Carr’s Food sold to Whitworths

Agriculture, food and engineering group Carr’s has announced the disposal of its food division, Carr’s Flour Mills Ltd, to flour milling business Whitworths Holdings Limited (Whitworths) for a gross consideration of £36m.

West Cornwall Pasty Co continues profitable turnaround

West Cornwall Pasty Company has released its latest financial statement, with sales figures of £13m and underlying like-for-like sales increasing by 7.6% for the year ending 25 March 2016.

L to r: Simon Cannell and Peter Millen
L to r: Simon Cannell and Peter Millen
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New MD for Speciality Breads

Margate-based Speciality Breads has appointed Simon Cannell as the firm’s new managing director, following the announcement that current MD Peter Millen will retire later this year.

Moditions bakery secures Asda contract

The Ballymena-based Moditions bakery will be supplying its gluten-free ranges to Asda stores across Northern Ireland, the company has announced.

**VIDEO** In conversation with Chris Peck, executive chairman, West Cornwall Pasty Company

Chris Peck, executive chairman of the West Cornwall Pasty Company, explains the "turnaround story" for his business since he took the helm in 2014.

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.

Furniss Biscuits installs new oven to increase production

Furniss Biscuits, owned by pasty manufacturer Proper Cornish, has installed a new oven in its Cornwall bakery as part of a major ongoing investment programme.

McGhee’s Bakery makes Glasgow awards shortlist

Scottish business McGhee’s Bakery has been shortlisted in the Glasgow Business Awards, organised by the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Bank of Scotland.

Taylors Bakers closes after more than 55 years of trading

Oldham-based business Taylors Bakers has shut its doors after more than 55 years. The main reason cited for the closure was that the owners could not make enough money to keep the company going.

Walls under new ownership after American takeover

Shetland-based Walls Bakery has been taken over by American entrepreneur Bruce Gilardi and has changed its name to Waas Bakery.

Artisan bakery scoops national award

Northumberland-based artisan bakery The Running Fox has won a Country Homes and Interiors My Country Business Award.

From left: Steve Angle, Alex Birch of Langleys Solicitors, John Haken and Hilary Angle
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£15m MBO for biscuit and confectionery marketer

A £15m Yorkshire-based biscuit and confectionery specialist Right Angle Marketing (York) has been sold in a management buy-out (MBO) for an undisclosed seven-figure sum.

Bakery to create 50 jobs with new factory

Leicestershire-based craft business Geary’s bakery has been given approval by Blaby District Council to build a new factory to double its production of bread.

Bakers follow their roots at local business

Traditional German bakery products are being brought to Taunton, Somerset, by newly opened Fräulein’s Bakery, owned by Lilly Rempel and Ramona Stuber-Case.

Greencore reaps benefits of food to go

Food to go has continued to drive sales for manufacturer Greencore Group’s convenience division.

Baker left distraught as thief steals company’s van

Matt Fountain, founder of Glasgow-based business Freedom Bakery, has been left devastated after a thief stole the company’s van and demanded money for its return.

Thoughtful Bread crowdfunds for expansion

Bath-based bakery Thoughtful Bread has asked the local business community to help it expand.

Wallet Circle offers free mobile loyalty to cafés and bakeries

Digital start-up company Wallet Circle is redefining its business model so that large and small retail businesses can join its mobile loyalty app for free.

Mark Tomlinson, CEO, Bako NorthWestern

Bako boss takes on charity challenge

Bako North Western Group CEO Mark Tomlinson is to raise money for charity by cycling the length of the country, from John O’Groats to Land’s End.

Northern Irish bakery on course to increase sales overseas

Portadown-based wholesale business Kitchen Bakes is on target to increase cross-border sales by 50% as it celebrates 30 years in business.

Local bakeries to feature at Leicester’s Business Festival

A variety of Leicestershire-based baking companies are set to feature at Leicester’s Business Festival, taking place from 24 October – 4 November.

Artisan bakery to take centre stage at UK’s small business campaign

An award-winning Fulham-based micro bakery, Ma Baker, is to take centre stage at the launch of the UK’s 2016 Small Business Saturday campaign on 3 December.

Pidy produces gluten-free pastry tartelettes

Belgian family food business Pidy has devised a new range of gluten-free pastry tartelettes.

Jobs saved at BFP Wholesale’s Leeds site

Bakery ingredients supplier BFP Wholesale has announced that it is to save a number of jobs at its Leeds operation.

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