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V&A celebrates Dior show with patisserie pop-up

Benugo’s Exhibition Road Café at the V&A has been styled to resemble a French patisserie in line with the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition.

Gail's unveils Brighton store and Kew Gardens biscuit

Gail’s Bakery is gearing up to open its 49th store this month.

Spar wholesaler rolls out meat-free sandwich line

James Hall & Co, the North of England Spar UK wholesaler, aims to cash in on the meat-free trend with a new vegan and vegetarian-themed food-to-go range.

Sainsbury’s-Asda merger ‘could push up prices’

The proposed merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda suffered a blow today (20 February) as the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) found that it could push up prices and reduce quality.

Honeybuns extends vegan cake offering

Free-from bakery Honeybuns is to add three new variants to its vegan cake range next month, bringing the total number to five.

Prepare for egg sandwich shortage, says British Lion

Food businesses need to brace themselves for a shortage of egg sandwiches and empty shelves post-Brexit, experts have warned.

Addo promotes Deborah Bolton to CEO

Deborah Bolton has been named as Addo Food Group’s new chief executive officer.

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Mini Miss Bread to open sourdough bakery in Essex

Sourdough bakery Mini Miss Bread is opening a store in Saffron Walden, Essex.

Ghanaian bakery secures listings with Morrisons

A London-based Ghanaian specialist bakery has secured listings for its products in Morrisons.

Lottie Shaw’s gains first national supermarket listing

Yorkshire bakery Lottie Shaw’s has gained listings at Sainsbury’s for its Yorkshire Parkin cake.

Are supermarkets treating bakers fairly, asks GCA

Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon is urging bakery suppliers to say whether major groceries retailers are treating them fairly.

Pukka Pies gains listings for three lines at Waitrose

Pukka Pies has secured listings in Waitrose for three of its products.

Buyers found for Patisserie Valerie and Philpotts

Patisserie Holdings businesses Patisserie Valerie and Philpotts have been sold in separate deals.

Patisserie Valerie rescued in private equity-backed MBO

Patisserie Valerie has reportedly been sold to its management team in a move backed by a private equity firm.

Gail’s adds Bacon Hot Cross Bun to Easter menu

Gail’s Bakery has unveiled its Easter 2019 range, including sweet chocolate treats and a hot cross bun with bacon.

Patisserie Valerie unveils Valentine’s NPD and brand

Patisserie Holdings – which entered administration last month – has rolled out Patisserie Valerie Valentine’s NPD and rebranded one of its flagship stores.

The Wicked Cake Co adds low calorie cake bars

Family-owned business The Wicked Cake Company has extended its line-up with portion controlled cake bars.

Nairn’s unveils its lowest sugar biscuit

Nairn’s has extended its portfolio with Coconut & Chia Oat Biscuits that it claims have 55% less sugar than the average sweet biscuit.

The Cornish Bakery reopens York store after fire

The Cornish Bakery is to reopen its Colliergate store in York today (12 February), over four months since it closed following a fire.

Feeling the love: more Valentine’s bakery NPD

Bakers and food manufacturers are giving consumers the chance to spread the love in a host of ways including doughnuts, biscuits and Yorkshire puds (yes, you read that right).

Burton’s rolls out Cathedral City Crumbly Bites

Burton’s Biscuit Company has expanded its Cathedral City range with Cathedral City Crumbly Bites.

Graze healthy snack brand acquired by Unilever

Unilever is raising its profile in the healthy foods market with the acquisition of the Graze snacking brand.

Pladis expands Godiva line-up with luxury biscuits

Pladis is expanding its luxury chocolate brand Godiva with a trio of biscuit-based NPD.

Aryzta unveils Otis cracked egg muffin for Easter

Aryzta Food Solutions has launched a Cracked Egg Muffin under its Otis sweet bakery brand.

Year of the Pig: bakeries celebrate Chinese New Year

To mark the occasion of Chinese New Year, bakers have been busy stocking shelves and adorning windows with celebratory treats.

Fox’s introduces Double Dough Cookies

Fox’s Biscuits has unveiled what it described as a “world first” for the biscuit category with its Double Dough Cookies.

Retailers unveil bakery NPD for Valentine's Day 2019

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and food manufacturers and bakers are set to stock shelves and adorn counters with seasonal NPD to tempt loved-up consumers. British Baker rounds up the new launches.

Signorelli opens third outlet in London’s Stratford

Italian artisan bakery and pasticceria (pastry shop) Signorelli has opened its third outlet in Stratford’s newest neighbourhood.

Morrisons to train bakers in new apprenticeship push

Just days after news broke that Tesco planned to axe many of its fresh food counters, Morrisons has announced investment in more than 500 butchery, bakery and fishmongery apprentices.

Pladis expands McVitie’s line-up with new flavours

Pladis has added new flavours to four of the lines in its Mcvitie’s portfolio.

London campaign to curb crust waste launched

A campaign to help reduce the number of bread crusts thrown away in London every year has been launched by the North London Waste Authority (NLWA).

Greencore food-to-go sales rise 6.4% in Q1

Greencore has stated that 2019 has got off to an “encouraging start”, with strong sales in its food-to-go operations.

Food firms warn of no-deal shortages and price hikes

Consumers could face availability issues and higher prices, major retailers and foodservice businesses have warned.

No changes to bakeries ‘this year’, says Tesco

There are to be “no significant changes” to Tesco’s in-store bakeries this year, the retailer has said.

What was 2018 like for Britain’s baking industry?

British Baker wants you to tell us what the past 12 months have meant for the retail bakery market.

Is Tesco set to overhaul its in-store bakery operation?

Tesco is set to shake-up its in-store bakeries as part of a major overhaul of its fresh foods operation, according to newspaper reports.

Birds revives classic bakes for 100th anniversary

In celebration of its 100th year, Birds Bakery is reviving an old favourite each month.

Consultation on sandwich allergen labelling launched

A consultation - which includes a proposal of making full ingredient listing mandatory on food prepared in shops – has been launched by the government.

Chicago Town unveils hot pizza cabinet for c-stores

Dr Oetker has launched a takeaway pizza concept for convenience stores under its Chicago Town brand.

Mars adds Maltesers Smash Cake to celebration line-up

Mars Chocolate Drinks & Treats has added a Maltesers Smash Cake to its range of celebration cakes.

The Artisan Bakery partners with milk delivery service

West London baker The Artisan Bakery has teamed up with milk delivery service Milk & More.

Premier launches Cadbury Cupcake Platter for Easter

Premier Foods has added a Cadbury Easter Cupcakes Platter to its seasonal cake range.

Vegan bakery Nora and Nama opens in Camden

Nora and Nama Vegan Bakery & Deli has opened at Camden Market.

Locations of 71 Patisserie Holdings closures revealed

Patisserie Holdings administrators have announced the closure of the company's Spitalfields bakery and revealed which stores and concessions are to close.

New bakery launches for Veganuary 2019

As the biggest Veganuary to date continues, British Baker rounds up some of the latest launches including new food-to-go and retail products.

Burton’s launches Maryland sugar-free cookies

Burton’s Biscuit Company is targeting consumers looking to cut down on sugar with its latest piece of NPD – Maryland Sugar Free Cookies.

Seventy Patisserie Holdings sites to close immediately

Patisserie Holdings administrator KPMG is to immediately close 70 sites following the collapse of the business last night.

Patisserie Holdings enters administration

Patisserie Valerie owner Patisserie Holdings has entered administration after failing to secure financing.

Bakery items among foods hit by shrinkflation

Pizza, biscuits and cakes are among the 200-plus consumer products that have shrunk in size, according to new research by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

AIBI Congress to focus on bakery of the future

Jonathan Warburton and Sir John Timpson are among speakers at an event being billed as the UK’s biggest bakery conference.

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