Brand clinic: rejuvenate a craft business

Don Williams, CEO of brand and design consultacy Pi Global, suggests that brands need gentle nurturing as they pass from one generation to the next.

In my world

Umer Ashraf is a young entrepreneur who owns the Glasgow-based iCafé chain of shops, as well as smoothie and juice bar Paradise Bay in Oban, Scotland

Silicon shapes for bakery

Mitchell & Cooper is offering a new range of silicon moulds to those looking to create interestingly shaped bakery products. The Silikomart Professional moulds come in a range of shapes from traditional muffin cases to hearts, pyramids and volcanoes.

Dawn grows fudge icing selection

Dawn Foods has extended its range of toppings. Orange, lemon, strawberry and coffee fudge icings join Dawn's existing portfolio of icings and frostings. The new fudge icings contain no artificial flavours or colours and are available in 7kg pails.

Fox's makes crisp move on Rocky

Fox's Biscuits has added a new biscuit bar to its Rocky range. The new Rocky Crispy Crunch has been described by the firm as a "rugged and textured biscuit bar", which is covered in milk chocolate and contains wafer and biscuits bits.

Easy vanilla

Porter Foods is now offering vanilla bean paste in squeezy bottles, with larger sizes for foodservice available on request.

Firm develops salt sense

Givaudan has developed a sensory 'language', which enables a more accurate description of the complex taste effects of salt in foods.

McVitie's builds on festive celebration

United Biscuits (UBUK) has revealed its new line-up for the festive season, which includes a number of major biscuit launches. New for Christmas 2010 are: a McVitie's Belgian Chocolate Biscuit Selection; McVitie's Festive Faces jam 'n' cream-filled biscuits; and McVitie's Family Favourites Selection which includes Penguin, Club and Iced Gems.

Panini power

Lantmännen Unibake has launched a grill-marked large panini, which will feature alongside the other products in its Panefresco range.

Unifine looks to Christmas

Unifine Food & Bake Ingredients has added new products to its porfolio for Christmas. New circular chocolate plaques, with either Santa, Christmas tree or gift box designs feature on the chocolate button-shaped plaques. The plaques are made from Belgian milk chocolate and come in boxes of approximately 462 pieces.

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