May

First UK GM wheat trial vandalised

An intruder has broken into the Rothamsted Research Centre in Hertfordshire, where the UK’s first GM wheat trial is taking place.

M&S takes profit hit

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has seen profit before tax down £122.6m on last year, despite strong like-for-like food sales.

Greencore H1 revenue up almost 50%

Greencore has reported a 49.9% growth in revenue to £567.7m in its first half-year results for 2012 due to the acquisition of Uniq.

Morrisons relaunches in-store bakeries

Supermarket chain Morrisons is revamping its in-store bakeries at the end of May with new product lines, packaging and baking methods.

Glamwiches are on the rise

A new lunchtime trend – ‘the glamwich’ – has been emerging as more and more Brits are making their own packed lunches at home.

In pictures: China bakery study tour 2012

British Baker's associate editor, Georgi Gyton, travelled to China earlier this month on a bakery study tour, hosted by Rich Products. Check out our exclusive gallery of pictures, from the trade show in Shanghai to business visits in Beijing and the Great Wall of China.

Lotus targets UK bakery ingredients market

Caramelised biscuit manufacturer Lotus Bakeries is targeting the UK ingredients sector for the first time with a new crumb-based product.

Morrisons set to close Wigan bakery

Morrisons has launched a year-long consultation as it looks to close its Rathbones bakery site in Wigan.

Deadline today for Cupcake Championships

Today is the deadline for entries to the National Cupcake Championships, so make sure you’ve got yours in.

Which? calls for clearer front-of-pack labelling

An investigation by Which? magazine has highlighted the need for clearer front-of-pack nutrition labelling including ‘traffic light’ colour-coding, which not every retailer supports.

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