June

Have you made the FMCG Product of the Year?

Entries are now being accepted for Product of the Year 2012. Now in its eighth year, it is the nation’s largest independent survey, conducted by TNS Research International, into FMCG product innovation, with over 12,000 consumers voting.

Football club beats bakers to top gong at British Pie Awards

Morecambe Football Club has swept the board at the British Pie Awards. The Npower League Two team won the Supreme Champion award for its chicken, leek and ham pie at the event, which took place in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire – the home of the pork pie.

Mixed performance in pies and pastries sector

Value sales of pasties have fallen by 3.9%, while sales of sausage rolls have grown by the same percentage, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel.

William Reed backs job plan

British Baker's publisher William Reed Business Media is to support a new careers initiative, led by the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) and Improve, the food and drink sector skills council.

Bread price inflation shoots up

Following a rollercoaster few months for bread prices, the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) figures show that prices are soaring.

Britons unhappy with ailing high streets

A new survey has added fuel to calls for government intervention to revive Britain’s struggling high streets.

Rising dairy prices add to bakery company woes

UK wholesale dairy prices have crept up after a dip during March and early April, with bakers being hit by the rising cost of unsalted butter in particular.

Anuga attracts British bakers

Anuga Trade Fair takes place at Koelnmesse, in Cologne on 8-12 October, with one whole hall given over to bakery.

Leicestershire bakers meet salt targets

Leicestershire bakers have been praised for reducing the amount of salt in their bread.

Bakers urged to diversify sugar sourcing

Bakery manufacturers will have to adjust their sugar buying as the UK’s deficit of sugar supply continues to keep prices high going into the next contract season.

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