Retail

Bakery suppliers to publish food waste data in Tesco partnership

Allied Bakeries, Samworth Brothers and Greencore are among a group of suppliers to publish food waste data in a ground-breaking deal with supermarket giant Tesco.

Real Good Food secures further debt facility

Shareholders in Haydens and Renshaw owner Real Good Food have agreed to give the business a £4m short-term debt facility.

RedBlack Software splits business to focus on supermarket sector

RedBlack Software has divided its business in two with the creation of BakePlan Software Ltd.

Warrens Bakery continues retail expansion

Warrens Bakery is to open its first store in the medieval city of Winchester this month, as it continues its rapid expansion across the UK.

It’s a wrap: Waitrose reveals top Essential bakery products

Brits’ love of international cuisine has helped make tortillas the second-most popular bakery item in the Waitrose Essential line-up.

Genesis Crafty rolls out new products after extending M&S contract

Northern Irish business Genesis Crafty has extended its contract with Marks & Spencer (M&S) with the introduction of 11 new own-label lines.

The second Veggie Pret, Shoreditch

Third Veggie Pret to open in London next month

Pret A Manger is to open a third Veggie Pret in London next month. 

Schär launches seven new products into UK supermarkets

Gluten-free brand Schär has unveiled seven new products including gluten-free flour and gluten-free waffles, which will be rolled out into UK supermarkets.

Bristol-based Pinkmans Bakery and 19 jobs saved in pre-pack deal

Pinkmans Bakery in Bristol has been rescued out of administration in a pre-pack deal.

Fipronil contamination: Pidy profiteroles withdrawn from sale

Pidy has taken action to ensure its egg supply chain is free from fipronil contamination – including the use of new suppliers – following the discovery of “very small amounts” of the insecticide in three batches of its profiteroles.

Asda releases '70s board-game inspired cake

Asda has launched a board-game inspired cake, less than a week after board game biscuits featured on The Great British Bake Off

Can you eat a doughnut without licking your lips?

Morrisons has challenged consumers to eat one of its jam doughnuts – without licking their lips.

New York Bakery Co unveils biggest campaign to date

New York Bakery Co has unveiled what it claims to be its “biggest campaign since it was founded in the 1990’s”.

Greencore fined £1m after death at cake factory

Greencore has been fined £1m after a worker died at its cake and desserts factory in Hull.

Nestlé combines KitKat and cheesecake in Chunky NPD

Nestlé has unveiled a new KitKat Chunky bar inspired by New York cheesecake.

Asda fined £700k after health inspectors find live mouse on baking tray

Asda has been fined £700,000 after Environmental Health Officers found mice droppings and a live mouse at the bakery in its Bromborough store.

Sales of Scots baked goods booming in Co-op stores

Bakery products are driving a surge in sales of home-grown food and drink in Scottish Co-op stores.

Tim Hortons steps up UK expansion with three new sites

Canadian café and bakery business Tim Hortons is to open three more sites, in Manchester, Cardiff and Belfast, this year.

Roberts set to shake up wrapped bakery category with radical relaunch

Roberts Bakery has unveiled a radical relaunch, featuring new branding and NPD including gin & tonic-flavoured buns and wrapped bloomer loaves.

Australia’s Doughnut Time to open store in London

Australian doughnut brand Doughnut Time is to open its first UK store, in Shaftesbury Avenue, London next month.

Premier agrees expanded Cadbury licensing deal with Mondelēz International

Premier Foods has secured an expanded licensing deal with Mondelēz International to produce Cadbury-branded cakes and ambient desserts.

Biscuit fans outraged as Tesco rolls out ‘healthier’ custard creams

Tesco has come under fire after changing the recipe for its own-label custard creams.

Muffin Break introduces Moroccan Lamb Toastie to Guest range

Retail bakery chain Muffin Break has introduced North African cuisine to its stores as part of its Guest flavours initiative running throughout 2017.

Patisserie Valerie opens in Southport, Dublin and Stevenage

Patisserie Valerie opened three new cafés last week in Southport, Dublin and Stevenage.

Krispy Kreme set to open 100th UK store

Doughnut chain Krispy Kreme is set to open its 100th UK store at Nottingham’s Intu Victoria Centre on 23 August.

Hovis ‘Boy on Bike’ finally rides up that hill

Hovis’ 1973 TV ad has been recreated 44 years after its original screening, with former child actor Carl Barlow conquering that cobbled hill with help from an electric bike.

Sainsbury’s predicts five top baking trends for 2017

Sainsbury’s has forecast five top baking trends ahead of The Great British Bake Off’s Channel 4 debut on 29 August.

Bakery deals down as supermarket promos fall to lowest level in 10 years

Supermarket promotions have fallen to their lowest level in 10 years, according to a new study.

Aldi unveils ‘low priced’ gluten-free range

Aldi has ramped up its activity in the free-from market with a limited-edition range of gluten-free products.

Sainsbury’s introduces 30-minute click and collect trial

Sainsbury’s has introduced a click and collect trial that enables customers to order their shopping online and pick up 30 minutes later via new app Chop Chop.

Warrens set to open fourth store in seven months

Warrens Bakery is continuing its rapid expansion across the UK after announcing it will open a new store at Cornhill in Bridgwater, Somerset.

The Tiny Bakery set to close its doors after three years

Independent business The Tiny Bakery is to cease trading from Saturday 2 September after operating for the last three years.

Good Grain Bakery secures listing at Ocado and Abel & Cole

London-based Good Grain Bakery has been listed by Ocado and organic delivery company Abel & Cole.

Founder and finance director leave in shake-up at Real Good Food

Real Good Food – which last week saw its shares plunge following a profit warning – has announced the departure of its founder and its finance director.

Wellaby’s Simple Bakes listed at Waitrose and Ocado

Wellaby’s Simple Bakes – the gluten-free vegan snack brand that launched earlier this year – has achieved listings in Waitrose stores and on Ocado.

Do you want a slice of the growing vegan market?

Vegan bakery and pie businesses will be among those exhibiting at the UK’s first vegan trade and media show in London this October.

Behold! Britain’s ‘biggest’ supermarket sausage roll

Morrisons has unveiled what it claims is the largest supermarket sausage roll.

Muffin Break to open 15 UK stores in the next 12 months

Retail bakery chain Muffin Break is set to open 15 stores in the next 12 months nationwide.

Pret rolls out reusable cup discount across all stores

Following a successful three-month trial in London, Pret A Manger’s 25p reusable cup discount has been rolled out across all its UK stores.

Greggs’ yum-yums production boosted by supply chain shake-up

Greggs has reported that its manufacturing and logistics shake-up, which has brought the closure and restructure of a number of sites, is boosting efficiency and product quality.

Paul UK bucks ‘challenging conditions’ to grow 12%

Store refurbishments and new product development have helped drive growth at bakery and café chain Paul UK.

VIDEO: How to bake off the perfect cinnamon swirl

Bakery supplier Lantmännen Unibake shows us how to bake off cinnamon swirls exactly right.

Greggs raises £85k for We Love Manchester Emergency Fund

Greggs has raised £85,718 for the Manchester Evening News (MEN) We Love Manchester Emergency Fund through in-store collections.

Warrens Bakery steps up UK growth with second Hampshire opening

Warrens Bakery will open its second store in Hampshire at The Marlands shopping centre in Southampton as part of its plans for UK growth.

Helen’s Gluten Free Baking Mixes secure Waitrose listing

Free-from brand Helen’s has secured a listing at Waitrose for its four-strong range of Gluten Free Baking Mixes.

Tesco set to roll out same-day delivery nationwide

Tesco has claimed to be the first retailer to offer nationwide same-day grocery delivery.

Patisserie Valerie opens in former Maison Blanc and extends Sainsbury’s tie-up

Patisserie Holdings is further expanding its presence with the acquisition of four former Maison Blanc sites and the extension of a retail tie-up with Sainsbury’s.

New Black Tuxedo tulip muffin wrap from i2r

i2r Packaging Solutions has released a new Black Tuxedo range, which it says will provide customers with "a premium look".

Pastry chef crowned UK Junior Chocolate Master 2017

Twenty-three-year-old Gabriella Cugno, who works as a pastry chef at London’s Ritz Hotel, has been named UK Junior Chocolate Master 2017.

Sandwiches top lunch choice for Brits

New research by Kettle Chips has highlighted that Brits are creatures of habit when it comes to lunchtime choices, eating the same thing three times a week.

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