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Manchester baker Trove opens city centre store

Trove has opened its second bakery-café store in Ancoats, Manchester.

Cake Box expects 40% hike in half-year turnover

Egg-free cake specialist Cake Box is expecting to report a 40% increase in revenue to £8.3m for the first half of its financial year.

Subway crowned IGD food-to-go operator of the year

Subway has won the IGD food-to-go operator of the year award for the second year running.

Patisserie Holdings share offer raises £15.7m for crisis-hit business

A share offer has raised £15.7m to help Patisserie Holdings continue trading in the face of a crisis sparked by serious financial irregularities.

Patisserie Holdings reveals £25m plan to save business

Patisserie Holdings is launching a share offer and has admitted it needs a £20m capital injection to avoid calling in administrators.

Patisserie Holdings finance chief arrested and bailed

Patisserie Holdings finance director Chris Marsh has been arrested, according to the crisis-hit business.

Patisserie Holdings needs cash injection to continue trading in current form

Patisserie Valerie owner Patisserie Holdings has said it cannot continue to trade in its current form unless it gets an immediate cash injection.

Mars enters chilled dessert category with Milk Snacks

Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats has launched Mars Milk Snacks into the chilled dessert category.

Patisserie Holdings shares suspended amid fraud fears

Patisserie Valerie owner Patisserie Holdings has launched an investigation into what it has described as serious – and potentially fraudulent – accounting irregularities.

Focaccia-style pizzas help drive 7.3% Greggs growth

A strong summer performance in the breakfast market and from new products including focaccia-style pizzas have contributed to sales growth at Greggs.

Selfridges unveils Reese’s panettone for Christmas

Selfridges is to sell a Reese’s peanut butter and chocolate panettone as part of its Christmas range.

Genius adds Bread Crisps to ‘Good for the Gut’ range

Genius Gluten Free has added Bread Crisps to its ‘Good for the Gut’ range, which is suitable for vegans, vegetarians and coeliacs.

Biscuiteers introduces Paddington Bear biscuits

Iced biscuit company Biscuiteers has unveiled a two-piece collection of Paddington Bear biscuits.

Hovis disposes of three mills to focus on baking

Hovis is selling two of its flour mills to Whitworth Bros and closing a third as it looks to focus on its core baking business.

Aryzta underlying profit crashes more than 70%

Aryzta has reported steep declines in profit and earnings – but insists the business is well placed for future growth.

Pladis appoints McVitie’s and cake general manager

Pladis has appointed Sam Mitchell as McVitie’s and cake general manager.

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Pukka expands range with frozen and chilled pies

Pukka Pies has expanded its offering this month as part of its £6m new product and marketing investment this year.

Asda taps trends with new celebration cake lines

Asda has unveiled four new additions to its celebration cake range, taking inspiration from trends in homeware, fashion and stationery.

Sainsbury’s croissants are recalled in nut allergy scare

Sainsbury’s has recalled its in-store bakery all-butter croissants because they contain almond filling that is not declared on packaging.

Magioni adds trio of topped pizzas to Waitrose listing

Vegetable base pizza manufacturer Magioni has secured listings in Waitrose for three of its new topped pizzas.

Bakery giants pledge to halve food waste by 2030

Hovis, Warburtons and Premier Foods are among 90 of the UK’s biggest food retailers and suppliers to pledge to halve food waste by 2030 as part of a “ground-breaking” industry roadmap.

Hovis launches sourdough bloomer and seeded batch

Hovis is looking to tap the growing premium bread market with the launch of a white bloomer baked with sourdough and a seeded batch loaf.

Christmas preview: more festive NPD from retailers

Christmas is less than 13 weeks away, and in the build-up to the festive season more retailers have unveiled their festive NPD.

Pictured (l to r): Pardip Dass, CFO; Sukh Chamdal, CEO; and Dr Jaswir Singh, COO
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Cake Box opens 100th store and announces NPD

Egg-free cake specialist Cake Box has opened its 100th store as it continues its rapid roll-out.

Kingsmill adds Vitamin Boost loaf to 50/50 range

Allied Bakeries has launched a new Kingsmill 50/50 loaf with added vitamins and minerals.

Greggs trials click and collect breakfast orders

Greggs has launched a click and collect trial for breakfast orders in Manchester city centre.

Krispy Kreme teams up with Vimto for spooky NPD

Krispy Kreme has partnered with soft drinks brand Vimto to create two limited-edition doughnuts for Halloween.

Veggie Pret to open first store outside London

Veggie Pret will open in Manchester next month, marking the chain’s first dedicated vegetarian store outside the capital.

Hovis seeks to increase bread bag recycling

Hovis is introducing new on-pack labelling designed to increase the amount of bread bags being recycled.

Coffee brand TrueStart opens sustainable cafe

Sustainable coffee manufacturer TrueStart has opened its first coffee shop in Bristol serving hot beverages alongside locally sourced treats.

Asda rolls out freakshake-inspired Baileys cakes

Finsbury Food Group has unveiled a duo of NPD flavoured with Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur.

Ella’s Kitchen launches frozen muffins for kids

Baby food brand Ella’s Kitchen is moving into the frozen aisle with the launch of its Big Kids range, which includes a duo of frozen muffins.

Pop-up gin bakery to open in London this weekend

Artisan cake-maker Pearl & Groove has teamed up with mixers brand Fentimans to launch a pop-up bakery in London.

Finsbury to invest to meet demand for ‘artisan’ bread

Finsbury Food Group is to invest further to meet demand for artisan-style bread – and said it was committed to growing its business through further acquisitions.

Lotus and Krispy Kreme release S’mores doughnut

Krispy Kreme has partnered with Lotus Biscoff to create a S’mores doughnut. 

Toasties and doughnuts lead Greggs’ autumn menu

Doughnuts, toasties and a limited-edition pumpkin spice latte are among the items featured on Greggs’ autumn 2018 menu.

Mash Direct's Lance Hamilton, Trevor McCrum from Hovis Ireland and LacPatrick Dairies' Brendan Lappin
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Ormo Bakery teams up with NI brands for NPD

Belfast-based Ormo Bakery, which is part of Hovis, has teamed up with two other Northern Irish brands to develop new products.

Freaks of Nature roll out vegan hot puddings

Vegan brand Freaks of Nature has expanded its range with Sticky Toffee and Chocolate Fudge hot puddings.

The Cake Crew cupcakes gains national listings

The Cake Crew has secured its first national listings for the Beautifully Crafted cupcake brand in Ocado and Costco.

Warburtons adds to Toastie range with sourdough loaf

Warburtons has expanded its thick-sliced Toastie range with a sourdough variant.

Ginsters revamps sandwich packaging and adds NPD

Ginsters of Cornwall has overhauled its sandwich range with revamped packaging and new products.

Christmas preview: bakery brands reveal festive NPD

There are just over 15 weeks until Christmas and the nation’s bakery businesses have begun unveiling their plans for the festive season.

Pladis targets lunch market with McVitie’s Club cake

Pladis has extended its McVitie’s Cake range with a new product inspired by its orange Club bars, designed to combine cake, biscuits and chocolate in one treat.

Allied Bakeries ups prices to reduce operating loss

Allied Bakeries is continuing to reduce its losses – and will be looking to mitigate the impact of rising wheat prices.

Frozen vegan pizza gains listings in Tesco

Meat alternative brand Oumph! has gained listings for its frozen Italian-style pizza in 179 Tesco stores across the UK.

Dachshund takes lead in Sainsbury's cakes revamp

A trio of animal-themed cakes feature in the relaunch of Sainsbury’s celebration cake range.

Aulds supplies Scotmid stores and independents through its wholesale division
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Aulds to keep its eight remaining stores open

Scottish bakery business Aulds is to retain eight of its stores after last month liquidating its retail division.

Ridiculously Rich by Alana unveils commission scheme

The Apprentice winner Alana Spencer has launched a scheme enabling members of the public to sell her cakes for commission.

Roberts unveils 100% recyclable bread packaging

Roberts Bakery is launching packaging for its bloomer range that can be recycled in household kerbside collection bins.

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