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United Biscuits’ new launches

United Biscuits (UB) will launch McVitie’s Digestive Nibbles, in what the company described as its “biggest new product development” for 2016.

Grocery market grows, with further success for discounters

The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel showed the British grocery market returning to slow growth, after a disappointing Christmas period.

Sheffield bakery secures grant and expands fleet

The Depot Bakery has secured an Inmotion! grant and added an electric vehicle to its fleet.

Reducing reoffending with bread

The Freedom Bakery is a new Glasgow-based social enterprise that gives training and employment to recently released ex-offenders.

The Lewis Pie and Pasty Company brings back bara brith

The Lewis Pie and Pasty Company, one of the biggest pie and pasty manufacturers in the UK, has collaborated with Welsh Brew Tea to produce the traditional Welsh sweet treat bara brith.

Apprentice baker wins Scottish trophy

Nicola Reid of JB Christie Bakers in Airdrie has been announced as the winner of the 2015 James Allan Memorial Competition. 

Warrens Bakery launches The Great British Crisp Company

The Cornwall-based Warrens Bakery’s trade arm, Simply Cornish, has “refurbished” the Cornish Crisp Company, and it will now be known as The Great British Crisp Company (GBCC).

New Sandwich Thins from Warburtons

This week, Warburtons has added two variants to its Sandwich Thins range. 

Bakery appears on minimum wage shame list

The Welbeck Bakehouse, the Worksop-based bakery, is among businesses mentioned in a new report who have failed to pay all staff the minimum wage.

United Biscuits confirms national biscuit shortage

United Biscuits (UB), which owns the McVitie’s, Jacobs and Go Ahead brands, has admitted the flooding of its Carlisle factory has resulted in a nationwide shortage of its biscuits.

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