German bakery shops make inroads in the UK

We have had ciabatta from Italy and pain de campagne from France, now Germany is the next Continental bakery superpower targeting British high streets after two of the country's leading retail bakeries revealed ambitious roll-out plans for the UK.

UK narrowly misses out on Bakery World Cup spot

The UK team has narrowly missed out on a place at the Bakery World Cup 2012, after Costa Rica was named as the ‘wild card’ team.

National Cupcake Championships open for entries!

It’s time again to launch British Baker’s annual National Cupcake Championships, in a bid to find the UK’s best professional cupcake maker for 2011. Will it be you?

Cupcake bakers urged to support children with cancer

British Baker is urging bakeries, coffee shops and retailers across the UK to raise money for children with cancer, as part of National Cupcake Week, 12-18 September.

McErlain's scoops major new contracts with Tesco

McErlain's Bakery has ramped up its business with Tesco, securing deals to supply 460 stores in the UK and all 38 of the retailer's in-store bakeries in Northern Ireland.

Last chance to nominate top bakery person

Time is running out, so make sure you get your nominations in for the Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Délifrance, by the 30 June deadline.

Supermarkets miss out on cupcake boom

Latest figures suggest supermarkets are failing to satisfy the booming demand for cupcakes, with consumers turning to craft, foodservice and home baking.

Rain relieves crops but not concerns

Heavy rain earlier this month brought some relief to wheat farmers in the South East and East Anglia, but yields in the UK and across Europe are still forecast to be below average after one of the driest springs on record.

Wrights revamp sees sales boosted by 20%

Wrights Pies has seen sales in its newly refurbished shops climb by around 20% following a £1m investment by the Crewe-based company.

Media reports mislead shoppers over bread price

Headline-grabbing government statistics showing bread inflation at nearly 6% do not reflect the real price of a loaf, which has barely risen in the past year despite a massive increase in wheat costs.

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