Broderick's gains UK footing

Dublin-based Broderick's looks set to be a new contender in the UK cake and snack bar market after it secured its first UK listing, which will see the brand stocked in 200 WH Smith stores.

Union Market provides opening for bakeries

Artisan bakeries the Flour Station and the Bread Factory have won listings with Union Market a newly launched retailer that combines elements of a farmers' market with the convenience of a supermarket.

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FSA introduces salt calculator for craft bakers

A new online salt calculator has been launched by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to help craft bakers reduce the amount of salt in their bread.

More retailers join the home-grown wheat race

Supermarket enthusiasm for bread made with 100% British flour continues to grow, with Morrisons looking into making the switch in its in-store bakeries and Tesco launching an advertising campaign highlighting the use of home-grown wheat in its in-store farmhouse loaves.

Richemont sets course for decoration

The Richemont Bakery School in Lucerne, Switzerland, is to host a special course on decorative breads, marzipan modelling and chocolates, from 17-21 October.

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Paul Rhodes opens second bakery outlet

Greenwich bakery Paul Rhodes London has opened a second upmarket shop in Notting Hill and hopes to open two more next year in the capital.

Question mark on FSA leaves bakers in limbo

The baking industry has to wait until autumn to discover whether the Food Standards Agency (FSA) will be axed as part of the government's cost-cutting agenda.

Latest wheat price rise could impact flour costs

Despite the Met Office announcing the sunniest June since 1929, the rise in wheat prices in the past few weeks could mean a significant increase in flour costs.

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