Prewett’s rolls out bite-sized gluten-free cookies

Northumbrian Fine Foods-owned Prewett’s has expanded its ‘Minis’ range to include cookies.

Mr Kipling unveils £2m marketing campaign

Premier Foods has launched its first Mr Kipling TV advert for two years.

Industry welcomes Brexit transition period

The food industry has welcomed news that a ‘transition period’ will be implemented if the UK leaves the EU on New Year’s Eve 2020.

Writer seeks stories from former BFP Wholesale staff

A former operations manager at bakery ingredients supplier BFP Wholesale is appealing for ex-employees to come forward and share stories of their time at the company.

Mary Berry range set to be worth £5m, says Finsbury

Finsbury Food Group expects sales of its Mary Berry cake range to reach £5m in its first year on shelf.

Addo Food Group donates 187,000 meals in a year

Addo Food Group has donated more than 187,000 meals to good causes since teaming up with food distribution charity FareShare a year ago.

Charity launches coeliac disease research fund

Coeliac UK has launched a research fund and fundraising appeal to raise £5m to study coeliac disease and gluten-related autoimmune conditions.

Finsbury Food H1 results: revenue and profits rise

Finsbury Food Group has reported a 4.7% hike in operating profits in the 26 weeks ending 30 December 2017.

Bakery highlights from Asda spring/summer range

Asda has unveiled its 2018 spring/summer range, which includes a Dragon Cake, S’mores Mallow Cake and wood-fired pizzas.

Warrens Bakery unveils world flavours pasty range

Warrens Bakery has launched a limited-edition globally themed savoury pasty range.

Waitrose unveils sourdough Easter egg panettone

Waitrose has produced its first-ever Easter egg panettone.

United Biscuits rapped over ‘100% natural’ claim

Use of solvent-extracted sunflower oil and fat-reduced cocoa powder means a product cannot be marketed as ‘100% natural’, the advertising watchdog has ruled.

Bako North Western in drive for new shareholders

Bakery supplier Bako North Western Group is aiming to secure new shareholder members following a shake-up of its capital structure.

Probe launched into Co-op delistings and charges

Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon has started an investigation into the Co-operative Group over delistings and the introduction of quality control charges.

White Rabbit vegan pizza expands Sainsbury’s listings

White Rabbit Co has ramped up its Sainsbury’s distribution, with the retailer stocking another variant – Viva La Vegan – and increasing distribution of its Smokin’ Vegan pizza from 150 stores to 433.

Calorie reduction: industry and experts respond

Public Health England has launched a new campaign calling on businesses to slash 20% from the calorie content of certain foods by 2024.

Miss Macaroon in Facebook and Instagram link-up

Birmingham-based patisserie and social enterprise Miss Macaroon has attracted the attention of social media giants Facebook and Instagram.

Maître Choux and Deliveroo unveil Mother’s Day éclairs

Deliveroo has teamed up with patisserie Maître Choux ahead of Mother’s Day to create four éclairs topped with tongue-in-cheek messages.

Waitrose cheesecake recalled over plastic contamination fear

A New York cheesecake produced by Bakkavor for Waitrose is being recalled due to fears over plastic contamination.

Renshaw launches new range for home bakers

UK-based sugarcraft brand Renshaw is to debut a new cake decorating range, aimed at novice home bakers.

Spar revamps own-label sandwich range

Spar is to “modernise” its own-label sandwich lines with a new bread recipe and packaging.

Country Choice offers CSM doughnuts to c-stores

Country Choice has secured a deal with CSM Bakery Solutions to offer its Cadbury and Oreo branded doughnuts and muffins to the independent and convenience sector.

What’s in-store for hot cross buns this Easter?

One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns. The fruity treats dominate supermarkets’ bakery aisles at this time of year, but retailers are mixing things up to keep consumers engaged.

Allied ramps up bread supply as weather worsens

Allied Bakeries has increased bread production across the UK as the ‘Beast from the East’ causes supply problems for food operators.

Black magic: charcoal pizza helps to boost Bakkavor

Strong sales of bread and pizza – including a charcoal base launched into Waitrose stores – have helped drive growth for Bakkavor.

Unicorn celebration cake launched by Morrisons

Morrisons has jumped on the unicorn bandwagon with the roll out of two new celebration cakes.

Morrisons rolls out gluten-free in-store bakery bread

Morrisons has rolled out gluten-free bread into its in-store bakeries.

Mr and Mrs Pasty will head to London by train
  (Photo: Cornish Pasty Association )

Cornish pasty producers to meet with MPs

Cornish pasty producers will tell MPs of the importance of the product to the local economy as part of the first-ever Cornish Pasty Week.

Tim Hortons opens third Cardiff site

Canadian bakery business Tim Hortons will open a third site in Cardiff today (22 February), on Albany Road.

Gradz Bakery secures first supply deal with Ocado

Gradz Bakery has gained its first listing at online retailer Ocado.

Carrs' Baker Street revamp earns Waitrose listing

Carrs Foods has relaunched its Baker Street brand with new packaging, branding and NPD.

The company supplied a range of puddings
  (Photo: The Ultimate Food Co )

Pudding firm Ultimate Food Co enters administration

Christmas pudding supplier The Ultimate Food Company has entered administration after trading for more than 30 years.

Bahlsen launches free-from kids’ biscuits

Biscuit company Bahlsen is rolling out a free-from version of its children’s Zoo biscuits.

Grahams Bakery goes global with export deal

Northern Irish family business Grahams Bakery is ramping up its focus on the international market after securing an export deal for its Irish Oat Cookies and Irish Butter Shortbread to the US, France and Spain.

What is Britain’s favourite toast topping?

Brit’s favourite toast toppings have been revealed in a new survey by Waitrose.

Bakers share the love this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is here and the nation’s bakers have been whipped into a frenzy creating treats to mark the occasion.

Finsbury Food revamps Thorntons cake range

Finsbury Food Group is relaunching its licensed Thorntons celebration cake range with the addition of four new products.

Renshaw recently launched into the Australian market
  (Photo: Renshaw )

Australia tipped as key new export market

Australia has been predicted to offer big opportunities for UK business following Brexit.

Morrisons rolls out Yorkshire pudding pizza

Morrisons has combined two of Britain’s favourite foods to create the Yorkshire pudding pizza.

Five top trends for National Pizza Day

Happy National Pizza Day! Businesses across the country are celebrating with supermarket deals and discounts on delivery.

Warburtons launches wholemeal Toastie loaf

Warburtons has expanded its range of wrapped breads with a Wholemeal Toastie loaf.

Hot cross slices lead Mr Kipling Easter NPD line-up

Mr Kipling has unveiled Easter NPD including Hot Cross Slices and Chocolate Whirls.

Arden’s extends Morrisons listings with new products

Arden Fine Foods has launched three additional products into Morrisons’ stores to meet consumer demand for variety in savoury snacks.

Tesco changes doughnut recipe to reduce sugar

Tesco has changed the recipe of three own-label doughnut lines to reduce their sugar content. 

Doughnut and flapjack feature in Co-op Easter NPD

The Co-op has unveiled its spring bakery NPD, including an Easter doughnut, lemon meringue iced fingers and hot cross bun-flavoured flapjacks.

Charles Wilson (left) and Dave Lewis
  (Photo: Tesco )

Booker boss Charles Wilson to become Tesco retail CEO

Booker boss Charles Wilson is to lead Tesco’s UK retail operations when the merger of the two businesses completes.

Lawtons finds 100-year-old recipe while decorating

Staffordshire-based Lawtons Pies has discovered a historical recipe for gingerbread while decorating its bakery.

Pukka Pies sales soar thanks to campaign

Pukka Pies has revealed a record-breaking sales period, driven by its marketing campaign in 2017.

Bakers not affected as Morrisons axes 1,500 roles

Bakers will not be affected by the management changes at Morrisons, which is set to see 1,500 roles scrapped as part of a proposed restructure. 

McVitie’s rolls out banoffee Digestives slices

Pladis has expanded the McVitie’s Digestives Slices range with a new banoffee variant.

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