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Foodservice industry urged to target the over-50s

Britain’s foodservice operators have been warned that a drop in the number of younger consumers eating out could cost the industry £800m a year.

‘Bakery is arguably a perfect example of the range of roles available’

Ian Wright, director general of the Food & Drink Federation, on the skills shortage facing bakeries and the wider food and drink industry

10 steps to ‘best Brexit outcome’ for food industry

Food industry groups including the Federation of Bakers and the National Association of British and Irish Flour Millers have set out 10 Brexit negotiation priorities to protect the food and farming sector.

SOFHT offers training course for bakers on food allergen management

The Society of Food Hygiene & Technology (SOFHT) has launched a new training course to give bakers an up-to-date insight into food allergen management and practical instruction in risk assessment.

Scottish food and drink industry aims to double turnover by 2030

An ambitious new strategy to drive growth in Scotland’s farming, fishing, food and drink industry has been unveiled by Scotland Food & Drink.

Richard Pennycook (left) and Steve Murrells
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Co-op CEO Richard Pennycook to be replaced by Steve Murrells

Richard Pennycook, the man credited with saving The Co-op Group, is to step down as CEO.

New event for food and drink entrepreneurs

A new conference for emerging food and drink companies is taking place this weekend.

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What Mary did next: BBC reveals former Bake Off star’s new role

Mary Berry is to present a new food-focused BBC One TV series exploring stately homes.

Spending on everyday essentials is flat, found Deloitte
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What Brexit blues? Consumer confidence rises to five-year high

While Brexit has shaken the confidence of many business leaders, low inflation has helped consumers shrug off such concerns, according to a new survey.

New manager for Wrights

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

Bread used for marketing not eating?

Supermarkets deliberately bake too much bread in-store as a marketing tool to attract shoppers, according to food waste charities.

Baked goods must become less sweet or smaller says government

Restaurants have been ordered to cut the size of their puddings by the government, or face being named and shamed.

Macphie introduces 30% reduced sugar range

Food ingredients manufacturer Macphie has unveiled that it will cut out 30% of sugar in its latest range of cakes and frostings.

Sainsbury’s sees slight second-quarter drop

Sainsbury’s has seen total retail sales (excluding fuel) fall 0.4% in its second quarter results to 24 September 2016.

Roberts Bakery bags FDF award

Northwich-based Roberts Bakery was awarded the Good Employer accolade at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) awards last week.

Co-op profits down by over 50%

Profits at the Co-op Group more than halved to £17m in the first six months of the year, hit by the group's three-year plan to rebuild the business.

Strathmore Foods brand launches exclusive NPD

Strathmore Foods brand, Cone Bakes has released an innovative new food-to-go snack that can be served with hot or cold fillings inside a bread cone.

Bread Factory scoops second FDF award

London-based bakery The Bread Factory has won the Regional Growth Business of the Year category for the second year in a row at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards.

Tesco partners with Hubbub to deploy new crowdfunding platform

Major retailer Tesco has chosen Hubbub to help it with the launch of a new crowdfunding platform – Tesco BackIt, which aims to give smaller food businesses the chance to showcase food and drink products to customers online to help them grow.

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.

Cotswolds bakery fined £25k

Cotswolds-based bakery La Tradition has been fined around £25k after pleading guilty to six charges of hygiene issues.

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.

Centre-back row - Peter Wright CEP Wrights Food Group; centre holding the hamper - Robin Edwards, chairman of South West Cheshire Scout Group
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Wrights Food presents hamper to local scouts group

Crewe-based Wrights Food Group has presented a Cheshire scout group with a special commemorative hamper as part of the company’s 90th anniversary celebrations.

Cleo Rocos promotes sugar alternative

Actress, producer and presenter Cleo Rocos, who has developed a tequila brand AquaRiva, is now targeting the bakery market with an organic agave syrup under the same brand, after spending time in Mexico to source the finest quality.

lunch! exhibition returns to London next week

One of the UK’s biggest shows for food-to-go trades, lunch! will be at the Business Design Centre, London on 21-22 September.

Cashless Keuken launches in London

New “faster, fresher” food-to-go brand Keuken has opened its first store, on Eldon Street, London.

Ocado sales climb despite price wars

Group sales at Ocado climbed 15.4% to £314 million in the third quarter, despite the chief executive indicating that price wars were expected to continue in the future.

Food-to-go outlets slammed for unhealthy breakfasts

High street food-to-go operators including Greggs, Starbucks, Costa, Pret and Caffè Nero have been slammed for selling unhealthy breakfast lines in a new survey.

From left: BBC Victorian Baker John Foster, Michele Shirlow from Food NI and Tim Andrew, Andrew Ingredients
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Irish baking workshop talks innovation

Innovation and quality were the focus at a recent Thinking Outside the Bap workshop held at Andrew Ingredients, Lisburn, suppliers of ingredients to the Irish baking and food industry.

Professor Graham MacGregor

Lobby groups renew call for action on childhood obesity

Lobby groups have renewed calls for action as they pick over the latest National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) published by Public Health England last week.

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.

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.

New online learning webinar launched

A new webinar, ‘How to embed online learning into your organisation’, aims to explore how the food and drink sector is changing in regards to technology, especially when it comes to staff training and compliance.

Chicken sandwich venture to open first permanent site

Fried chicken sandwich street-food outlet Butchies is to launch its first permanent site in London’s Camden Market later this month.

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.

British Sugar selects new bulk transporter

British Sugar has chosen a UK provider of bulk food transport services, Abbey Logistics Group, to manage its bulk sugar movements across the nation in a long-term deal.

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.

Linda Hill outside her bakery in Perth

Baker to promote local fare through Scottish Food and Drink fortnight

Linda Hill, owner of Murrays Bakers of Perth and World Scotch Pie Champion 2015, is to take a high-profile role in Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight (SFDF), which runs from 3-18 September.

FDF reveals rise in UK exports to non-EU countries

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has announced British food and drink exports are up by 6.2% in the first half of 2016 compared to the same period last year, following the fall of the pound since Brexit.

Foodwrap Co launches new website

An independent supplier of vegetable papers to the baking industry, Foodwrap Co, has designed a brand new website aimed to provide an improved experience for existing and new customers.

Edme brings ancient grain back to Britain

Food ingredients supplier Edme is reintroducing the ancient grain naked barley into Britain - the first commercial crop was recently harvested.

Scotland takes charge on childhood obesity challenge

Scotland is taking the challenge of tackling childhood obesity into its own hands, after the Scottish government expressed disappointment at the UK government’s childhood obesity strategy, published last week.

Food and drink manufacturers to benefit from £3.5m programme

Food and drink manufacturers looking to expand, take on extra staff, develop new products or access financing will be aided by a £3.5million programme, part-funded by the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership.

FSS committed to tackling obesity

Scotland’s new food authority, Food Standards Scotland (FSS), will take a hard line on tackling obesity, with suggested measures including a junk food tax and advertising bans.

Department of Health set to introduce teaspoon measures on food packs

The Department of Health has stated that food packaging will be labelled with how many teaspoons of sugar and salt are added to a product, following the decision to leave the European Union.

The industry reacts to reformed childhood obesity plans

Bakers have been told by the government to cut the amount of sugar in their products by 20% over the next four years.

VIDEO: Ben Eastick, marketing director of Ragus Sugars

We spoke to Ben Eastick at the Ragus factory in Slough.

DE Turneys donates unsold food to the homeless

DE Turneys, the Milton Keynes-based family-run bakery, is donating its unsold food to the city’s homeless.

Businesses and government must make food fairer, UK shoppers say

The majority of British consumers believe it is the responsibility of businesses and government to make food fair, according to a survey carried out by an independent research consultancy, GlobeScan.

Lunch! proves irresistible to Pan’Artisan

Pan’Artisan, the award-winning supplier of dough-based products, will be focusing on its handcrafted Focaccia Romana at this year’s Lunch! exhibition.

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