June

Vote called on baking by numbers

The European Parliament is to vote on the inclusion of a provision in the Food Information Regulation (FIR) directive, which would see UK bakers selling wrapped products by numbers allowed to continue doing so.

Community funds new bakery in Exeter

A bakery producing sourdough breads and homemade cakes is set to be at the heart of a new local food shop and café in Exeter, which is to be financed entirely with investment from the local community.

Eco-bakery Thoughtful Bread triples in size

Bristol-based eco-bakery The Thoughtful Bread Company has moved to a new purpose-built bakery at Farrington’s Farm Shop.

Maher speaks out about Mary Queen of Shops experience

It has to be one of the most talked-about television shows on a bakery in history. The first episode of the new series of Mary Queen of Shops, screened on 7 June, saw retail guru Mary Portas come head-to-head with Maher & Sons bakery owner Angela Maher in a battle of wills. This culminated in Portas and her crew being asked to stop filming and leave the premises.

Aryzta announces double acquisition

Swiss-based baker Aryzta has unveiled two acquisitions that it hopes will strengthen its market position in Europe and the US.

Mono buys rights to make Bluebird machinery

Mono Equipment has announced the purchase of Bluebird Packaging Machines after it went into liquidation in April.

Hobbs House lays claim to most expensive loaf

Hobbs House Bakery has claimed it sells the most expensive loaf in the UK, at £21 a pop – if it's sold in a gift box that is. Its Shepherds Loaf was created by Tom Herbert, a director at the Circencester-based bakery, as part of the BBC 4 programme ‘In Search of the Perfect Loaf’, which aired in March this year.

Warburtons extends British wheat commitment with Openfield

Warburtons has announced a long-term extension to its UK milling wheat contract with farmer-owned business Openfield, as it continues to maintain its support of British wheat.

Venue amendment for California Raisins competition

Entries for California Raisins Bread Competition 2010 need to be sent to Bako North Western by 30 June, not Bako Northern as previously stated.

Subway tops sandwich sales table

Subway has taken the number one spot for UK sandwich sales according to a report published by the British Sandwich Association (BSA).

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