Opportunity knocks for cheaper sandwiches

Innovation at the cheaper end of the sandwich market is being stifled by a lack of originality in meeting the needs of hard-pressed consumers who seek out value alternatives, according to a top food consultant.

Bakers feel trading pinch

Craft bakers are feeling the pinch from the current economic squeeze, with some reporting a dip in lunchtime trade.

Bakery market grows by over £1bn in five years

Latest trends in bakery, revealed in the Warburtons Bakery Review, first published five years ago, show that, during that time, the size of the total bakery market has grown from £2.5 billion to £3.6bn (TNS Worldpanel).

BSB goes to Coventry for conference

The British Society of Baking's Autumn conference is to be held on 6 and 7 October at Coombe Abbey Hotel in Binley, Coventry.

Loaf size deregulation brings a flurry of activity

Tesco and Warburtons have been quick to take advantage of a relaxation in approach to bread sizes by Trading Standards Officers (TSOs), ahead of a change to the law next spring.

Maple Leaf closes two bakery sites

Maple Leaf Bakery UK will close two of its bakeries in Dunstable, Bedfordshire and Southend, Essex, with effect from October, 2008.

John Foster waves the flag for Barnsley bakers

Fosters Bakery MD John Foster has pledged to support bakers in Barnsley after the "extremely negative" approach taken by Barnsley council in persuading bakers to reduce salt usage.

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