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AmazonFresh launches medieval mince pie

Amazon’s grocery delivery service, AmazonFresh, has launched a traditional meat-filled mince pie. 

Prima Bakeries unveils premium filled doughnut range

Cornish wholesale bakery Prima Bakeries has launched a range of premium filled doughnuts.

Muffin Break unveils four locations in expansion drive

Retail bakery chain Muffin Break has revealed the locations of four new stores.

McVitie’s and Tesco set up charity campaign

McVitie’s has teamed up with Tesco in a partnership with charities Fareshare and The Trussell Trust.

Gallery: Harrods unveils from-scratch bakery

Harrods has officially opened the first phase of its Food Halls’ transformation, unveiling a from-scratch bakery and coffee roastery.

Warrens unveils festive NPD, including vegan pasty

Warrens Bakery has become the latest food-to-go outlet to unveil its Christmas menu, which includes a vegan pasty.

Sainsbury's eyes a pizza the action with takeaway trial

Sainsbury’s is to trial a pizza pre-ordering service at three of its stores, in a move which sees the retailer go head to head with the likes of Domino’s.

Premier Foods: Mr Kipling sales dip as own-label soars

Sales of Premier Foods’ own-label cakes have far outpaced its branded lines in the past six months.

Aryzta completes Park Garage Group in-store bakery roll-out

Aryzta Food Solutions has completed the installation of Cuisine de France in-store bakeries across 49 Park Garage Group forecourt convenience stores.

Subway unveils expansion plans for south coast

Subway has unveiled plans to expand the number of its stores on the south coast by more than 20 over the next 18 months.

First-ever Cornish Pasty Week set for next February

The first-ever Cornish Pasty Week is set to take place from Sunday 25 February to Saturday 3 March. 

Stores sold 10m packs of festive biscuits last month

Supermarket shoppers bought more than 10 million packs of Christmas biscuits in October, latest Kantar Worldpanel data has shown.

Warburtons drops Newburn name from gluten-free lines

Warburtons is rebranding its Newburn Bakehouse free-from range as Warburtons Gluten Free.

Bettys unveils its first ever TV advert

Bettys has launched its first ever TV advert, starring chocolate animals in an enchanted forest.

Season's eatings: Greggs launches advent calendar

Greggs is set to launch its first advent calendar, featuring tokens that can be exchanged for items such as sausage rolls. 

Union claims Midlands faces bread shortages if Allied Bakeries strike goes ahead

Allied Bakeries drivers are being balloted for strike action that could bring a “bread drought” to the north west and Midlands, according to union Unite.

Best-selling bakery products revealed by Palmer & Harvey

Wholesaler Palmer & Harvey has revealed a guide of best-selling products across the bakery sector to help retailers stock the correct items in their core range.

Muffin Break rolls out festive bakery range

Muffin Break has launched its Christmas range, including two new festive paninis and muffins.

Michael McCallion, Asda NI buying manager and Michael Murphy, CEO of Irwin’s Bakery
  (Photo: Irwin's Bakery )

Irwin’s secures major batch bread contract with Asda

Northern Ireland-based Irwin’s Bakery has secured a major contract with Asda to supply batch bread to 300 stores across the UK. 

Sainsbury’s launches Snow Globe Christmas sandwich

Sainsbury’s has launched a star-topped Snow Globe Sandwich as part of its Christmas range. 

Irwin’s eyes brunch with artisan range

Irwin’s Bakery has expanded its range with two new artisan loaves, including a sourdough.

Tim Hortons continues expansion with second Glasgow site

Tim Hortons is set to open a second outlet in Glasgow as part of the firm’s nationwide roll-out plan in the UK.

Butt Foods’ sourdough naans listed at Soho Coffee

Nottingham-based bakery Butt Foods has secured a contract to supply its sourdough naans to Soho Coffee Co.

Waitrose adds six new lines to on-the-go Christmas range

Waitrose has extended its Christmas Good To Go range with new sandwiches, wraps and flatbreads.

Gallery: Costa unveils Christmas menu

Costa Coffee has unveiled its 2017 Christmas menu, complete with savoury sandwiches and festive sweet baked treats. 

Square Pie launches mini pies at under 200-calories

Square Pie has launched a range of frozen mini pies into Waitrose stores across the country.

Ginsters and chef Chris Eden create Mexican slice

Samworth Brothers-owned pastry brand Ginsters has teamed up with Cornish Michelin-starred chef Chris Eden to create the Mexican Chilli Beef savoury slice.

Carb-cutting falling out of fashion, says new report

Carbs are on the menu again as Brits move away from faddy diets, according to a new study of UK food trends.

Warrens continues franchise expansion with new Taunton store

Warrens Bakery is continuing expansion outside the south west of England with the opening of a franchise store in Taunton this week.

Ban high-sugar biscuits and cakes from meal deals, urge health campaigners

High-sugar treats including biscuits and cakes should be banned from lunchtime meal deals, according to health campaigners Action on Sugar (AOS).

New-look Muffin Break store opens in Hertfordshire

Muffin Break is continuing its store refurbishment programme with the opening of a new-look site in Hemel Hempstead.

Subway due inspection after employee retrieves bread from bin

A Subway branch in Rugby, Warwickshire is to receive a follow-up inspection after footage emerged of an employee retrieving bread out of a bin.

Lola’s Cupcake opens in Birmingham Selfridges

Lola’s Cupcakes has opened a new kiosk, in Birmingham department store Selfridges. 

Bake Off boosts sales of Sainsbury’s boozy flavourings

Sales of Sainsbury’s gin & tonic and prosecco baking flavourings have increased nearly 10-fold since the start of the latest series of The Great British Bake Off (GBBO).

Vampires beware: Morrisons unveils super-strength garlic bread

Morrisons has launched a super-strength garlic bread, said to be 600% stronger than a traditional garlic flatbread, for Halloween. 

Mince pies meet croissants in Paul UK festive NPD

Paul UK has unveiled its first hybrid creation – a mince pie and croissant combination – as part of its Christmas 2017 range.

Two in five Brits now buy lunch at least once a week

The number of Brits buying lunch at least once a week has risen to 40%, up from 35% in 2016.

Graham’s Bakery secures listings with French retailer

Northern Irish business Graham’s Bakery has secured an export deal with French retailer Comptoir Irlandais.

Greggs boss backs mental health Time to Change Employer Pledge

Greggs chief executive Roger Whiteside is raising awareness of mental health in the workplace by signing the Time to Change Employer Pledge.

Premier Foods distributes cake lines to New Zealand

Premier Foods has secured listings for its Mr Kipling and Cadbury Cakes with New Zealand supermarket business Progressive Enterprises.

Brits have already spent £5m on mince pies and Christmas puds

Christmas came early for some bakery businesses, with supermarkets already selling more than £5m worth of Christmas puds and mince pies in recent weeks.

McVitie’s launches Halloween cake range

McVitie’s has launched a Halloween cake range under its Hobnobs and Jaffa Cakes brands.

Retailers unveil spooky bakery NPD for Halloween

It’s no tricks and all treats this year as the retailers unveil their spooky bakery line-ups ahead of Halloween 2017.

Premier Foods extends Cadbury Cakes range with Roses bars

Premier Foods is hoping to woo older shoppers with the launch of a range of Cadbury Roses Cake Bars.

Waitrose reduces sugar levels in desserts by 14%

Waitrose has cut sugar levels in some of its desserts, including pies and puddings, as part of its ongoing sugar reformulation programme.

Gallery: Finsbury’s new licensed cakes

Finsbury Food Group has extended its range of licensed cakes with six new characters.

Veggie Pret opens third shop in Exmouth Market

Veggie Pret, the vegetarian spin-off to Pret A Manger, has opened its third shop in Exmouth market in Islington, London.

Nairn’s adds gluten-free Crunchy Biscuit Breaks to range

Nairn’s has expanded its gluten-free range with Chunky Biscuit Breaks.

Mrs Crimble’s launches first sharing tub

Gluten-free brand Mrs Crimble’s is rolling out its first sharing tub – a 12-portion pack of Choc Macaroons.

Apprentices with Ivan Jepson, Gateshead College, and Greggs' Katie-Anne McCue
  (Photo: Greggs )

Greggs launches national apprenticeship programme

Greggs has launched a national apprenticeship programme that it claims will help to fast-track its expansion plans.

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