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Südzucker UK achieves new BRC standard

Livingston-based sugar producer Südzucker UK has achieved the new BRC Agents & Brokers certification.

Baking hot: How is the trade coping in the heat?

With temperatures forecast to hit 34 degrees in parts of the UK today (21 June), we asked Britain’s bakers how they are dealing with the summer sizzle.

Sainsbury’s unveils Gin & Tonic and Prosecco baking flavourings

Sainsbury’s has rolled out two new baking flavourings, Gin & Tonic and Prosecco, to its stores.

Soreen secures listing at WHSmith Travel stores

Malt loaf maker Soreen has linked up with WHSmith for a new distribution partnership of its Malt Loaf bar.

Amazon buys Whole Foods Market in $13.7bn deal

Amazon is to acquire grocery business Whole Foods Market in a deal valued at $13.7bn.

GALLERY: #CupcakeDay 2017

Yesterday, bakers across the UK were hard at work making cupcakes for #CupcakeDay, which raises money for the Alzheimers Society.

What was the UK’s most recalled bakery item in 2016?

New research from pest control experts Rentokil has examined the cost of product recalls to the bakery industry, and how they can be avoided. 

Hovis unveils 30% Lower Carb bread range

UK baking giant Hovis is tapping consumer demand for healthier bread with the launch of a three-strong Lower Carb range.

VIDEO: How to make a chocolate beer cake for Father’s Day

Banbury-based baking decorations supplier Cake Angels has come up with a way to offer dads a treat combining cake and beer. 

Carrs Foods in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 list

Manchester-based bakery business, Carrs Foods, has been ranked at number seven in this year’s The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200.

Greggs named first food-to-go retailer of the year in Grocer Golds

Greggs has been declared food-to-go retailer of the year in The Grocer Gold Awards 2017.

Dominique Ansel creates Father’s Day Éclair

Dominique Ansel’s DAB London bakery is celebrating its first Father’s Day with a bespoke Father’s Day Éclair.

Too Good To Be Gluten Free unveils snack packs

Free-from brand Too Good To Be Gluten Free has launched a range of snack packs into Waitrose stores.

Palmer and Harvey closes Bakedirect delivery scheme

Wholesaler Palmer and Harvey has ended its direct-to-store baked goods sales service six months after it started.

Nim’s fruit crisps signs major deal with bakery supplier

Baked goods supplier Handmade Speciality Products is distributing Nim’s Fruit Crisps products to education outlets and the healthcare sector.

Amazon Fresh extends in-house bakery delivery to Herts and Beds

Amazon has expanded its Amazon Fresh delivery service – which includes a range of in-house bakery products - to 42 postcodes in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

Krispy Kreme launches limited-edition Father’s Day range

Doughnut brand Krispy Kreme has unveiled three limited-edition doughnuts for Father’s Day.

Whole Earth Sweetener Co launches in UK

Whole Earth Sweetener Co, which produces low-calorie sweeteners, has launched in the UK.

Ryvita introduces Three Cheese Flatbread

Ryvita has announced a new flavour addition to its Thins range.

Greggs launches first UK drive-thru in Manchester

High street bakery chain Greggs has announced the opening of its first UK drive-thru on the outskirts of Salford, Manchester.

Bimbo to launch in UK for first time

Part of Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest bakery company, Bimbo Little Adventures has launched into the UK market for the first time, with a range of baked family snacks. 

Addo’s Breakfast Twist to launch in Asda

Addo Food Group has secured a major listing in Asda for its Breakfast Twist, part of the Wall’s Pastry range. 

VIDEO: How to make a gingerbread crown

To celebrate the Queen’s official birthday, Banbury-based Cake Angels has come up with a suitably regal recipe.

Australian baker invents the ‘glonut’

The glow-in-the-dark doughnut was created by Christopher Thé for his Black Star Pastry bakery in Sydney. 

Big opportunity for food-to-go in c-stores, says IGD

Convenience and discount retailers have been tipped to drive 15% growth in UK food and grocery sales over the next five years.

Burton’s launches Maryland Thins Cookies range

Burton’s Biscuit Company is tapping the trend for ‘lighter’ snacking with the launch of Maryland Thins Cookies.

Coconut and spice feature in Greggs’ new summer line-up

A limited-edition summer menu has launched into Greggs stores nationwide - and there’s not a pastry in sight. 

Délifrance launches vegan croissant

Délifrance has unveiled a vegan-friendly croissant that features a quinoa topping. 

Want to get a job? Take up baking

Home economics skills are now more valued than work experience, according to research carried by baking decoration specialist Cake Angels.

Village Bakery creates 50 new jobs and a dozen apprenticeships

Wrexham-based business Village Bakery has announced it will be creating an extra 50 jobs, which will include a dozen apprenticeships.

Morrisons fined £55k for selling mouldy pork pie

Morrisons has been fined £55,000 after it sold a mouldy pork pie from the deli counter at its Elvetham Heath store in Fleet, Hampshire.

Can you name the UK’s most searched-for biscuit?

With so many different treats to choose from, which biscuit is the slam dunk with internet users and which ends up with a soggy bottom?

Stacey’s Bakery set to mark National Sausage Roll Day with 30ft pastry

Derbyshire-based bakery Stacey’s will celebrate National Sausage Roll Day on 5 June 2017 by making a 30ft sausage roll.

Soreen boosts nutrition message with Disney Mini loaves

Malt loaf maker Soreen has partnered with Disney to launch its new Mini Loaves range.

Patterson Arran scoops sustainability award at Food & Drink Excellence Awards

Biscuit manufacturer Paterson Arran has been recognised for reducing its impact on the environment after receiving the Environmental Sustainability award at the 2017 Scotland Food & Drink Excellence awards.

Crosta & Mollica adds Focaccia Romana to its range

Italian baked goods supplier Crosta & Mollica has launched a new addition to its range, the Focaccia Romana.

Border Biscuits launches Café Bake range

Lanark-based manufacturer Border Biscuits has launched the Café Bake snack range for the out-of-home and foodservice sectors.

2 Sisters invests £250k in festive pudding site

Seasonal production at 2 Sisters Food Group-owned Matthew Walker will be boosted by the £250,000 investment, which is set to create 45 new jobs at the Heanor site.

Firms ordered to pay out £20,000 for using bread baskets

Two Yorkshire poultry companies have been ordered to pay almost £20k in costs and damages to London-based Bakers Basco.

NI bakery and brewery join forces to produce stout-flavoured bread

Northern Irish artisan bakery and restaurant business French Village has teamed up with craft brewer Yardsman to produce a stout-flavoured Irish wheaten bread.

New business strategist for Cybake

Former EPOS Group managing director Steve Boyes has joined RedBlack Software as lead business strategist for Cybake.

Warburtons donates £25,000 to Together with Manchester appeal

Family baking firm Warburtons made the generous gesture yesterday, and said to victims’ families: “Our thoughts are with you all.” 

Bread dominates list of UK’s most-shopped brands

Bread brands have again taken three of the top spots in a list of Britain’s most chosen brands.

Student takes Coup de Pates competition

Wendy Lo of City of Glasgow College has won Coup de Pates’ Chefs at Play, after a four-way final cook-off last week.

All the 2017 Sammies sandwich awards winners

Here is the full list of winners of The British Sandwich Association’s annual Sammies Awards.

Pastry World Cup team captain sets up Proper Patisserie

UK Pastry World Cup team captain Andrew Blas has launched his first solo venture

Warrens Bakery opens Eastleigh store

Warrens Bakery has started a second franchise partnership with the opening of a new bakery in Eastleigh, near Southampton.

GALLERY: Greggs unveils salad dresses by Katy Perry’s costume designer

Greggs has launched its summer menu by unveiling two dresses designed by Katy Perry’s costume creator – and made entirely of salad.

Greencore H1 revenue breaks £1bn barrier – but UK profits are flat

Revenue at food-to-go business Greencore has soared following the acquisition of US company Peacock Foods.

Corinthia apprentice is Pastry Chef Student of the Year

Jessica Edwards has been named Institute of Hospitality (Southern Branch) Pastry Chef Student of the Year at the Institute of Hospitality Student Awards.

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