Encouraging signs for UK wheat harvest quality

With just over 65% of the UK’s wheat harvest combined, the quality reports look promising, despite yield being down on its five-year average. Elsewhere in Europe, however, heavy rain has hit the German harvest with a number of farmers forced to source wheat from the UK.

Final chance for BIA tickets

Time has almost run out to book your place at the Baking Industry Awards 2011, so make sure you don’t miss out.

Real Bread Campaign targets public sector kitchens

A Bristol cookery school is to host a workshop in support of the Real Bread Campaign’s mission to put ‘real bread’ on public sector menus.

Fedima organises business event on promotion of bakery

The Federation of European Union Manufacturers and Suppliers of Ingredients to the bakery, confectionery and patisserie industries (Fedima) is to host a ‘business session’ on national bread and pastry promotional campaigns in Europe, at its General Assembly next month.

Mrs Crimble’s reveals brand makeover

Free-from bakery brand Mrs Crimble’s has undergone a major packaging revamp, with a “brighter, bolder and more contemporary” look.

Mr Kipling steps into puddings arena

Mr Kipling has thrown its hat into the ambient dessert market, with the launch of Mr Kipling Puddings. It marks a new focus for the brand, which currently produces cakes, tarts, pies and slices.

Asda keen to up local bakery sourcing

Asda has been working with regional food group Heart of England Fine Foods (HEFF) to extend its range of local food and drink, with a key focus on bakery.

Money-saving offer from Fleming Howden for Cupcake Week

Edinburgh-based ingredients supplier Fleming Howden is offering Scottish bakers the chance to save money on a range of products used for cupcake baking.

Free helpline for shopkeeper riot victims

A free legal advice helpline has been launched to offer support to victims of the recent riots.

Country Cupcakes acquired by Bath baker

Bath Cake Company has acquired past National Cupcake Competition award winner Country Cupcakes.

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