September

Roberts Bakery raises funds for cancer charity

Roberts Bakery hosted its first charity ball on Saturday (24 September), in aid of The Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention Appeal, and raised more than £21,000 for the cause.

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Scones voted signature UK treat

Scones with cream and jam have been crowned the UK’s signature treat, according to results of a recent survey by Dawn Foods.

Get your World Scotch Pie entries in

Entries are now open for this year’s World Scotch Pie Championships, which sees bakers and butchers vying against each other for the top spot.

Bakers warned on fridge gases

Bakers are being urged to get to grips with new legislation for refrigeration and air conditioning equipment or risk being fined.

BIA winner to star in TV show

Bakery Industry Award winner Amelia Nutting is to star in a BBC3 TV series, which will be broadcast in January.

Lees posts sales boost, warns on costs

Lees Foods this morning predicted its full year pre-tax profit will be ahead of expectations – despite the rising cost of raw materials.

Free-from becoming mainstream?

Free-from has hit the big time, according to speakers at a recent Food and Drink Innovation Network (FDIN) seminar, held last week.

Finsbury CEO outlines growth

The export of branded cakes has helped Finsbury Food Group to a 12.1% increase in sales in its cake division, as the exchange rate has benefited its Lightbody Europe (LBE) business.

Shoppers turn to brands

Shoppers are turning to brands – despite the weakened consumer confidence, according to research.

Starbucks eyes acquisitions and new markets

Starbucks, the global coffee chain, will look at acquisition opportunities, introducing healthier options and opening its first stores in India and Vietnam in the next 24 months.

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