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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.

Crosstown to launch limited edition doughnut

Crosstown, the artisan doughnut producer, has teamed up with bakery and chocolate producer Pump Street Bakery to produce a limited edition chocolate doughnut.

Sunday trading laws to be relaxed?

Prime Minister David Cameron has revived plans to allow shops to open for longer on Sundays, despite opposition from MPs and trade unions. 

Subway opens second car dealership outlet

Sandwich retailer Subway has opened a store at Jennings Kia dealership in Stockton, Teesside.

No extra pay for Tesco bakers working anti-social hours

Tesco has confirmed it is cutting pay for certain staff who work on Sundays, Bank Holidays, late nights and overtime.

New British burrito offering

The Yorkshire pudding filled with slow-cooked beef is being called a British burrito by its gastropub inventor, Long Can Hall in Halifax.

New appointment for Bath Bakery

Bath Bakery has made a new appointment to its senior management team.

New London food-to-go bakery

Mighty Restaurants, which also owns Aubaine, the London-based restaurant and patisserie concept, is to launch a new fast-casual concept called Bake! according to M&C Allegra Foodservice.

Border Biscuits expands Mini Pack range

Border Biscuits, the Scottish Premium biscuit manufacturer, has added a Dark Chocolate Ginger variety to its Mini Pack range.

easyjet’s first supermarket – easyfoodstore.com

The budget airline has launched a 25p supermarket in Park Royal, North London.

Morrisons extends Free From range

Supermarket chain Morrisons’ Free From range will include additional gluten-free core staples and on-the-go items.

Grocery prices lowest in over a year

The cost of a basket of 35 popular products – including white bread – fell £85.80 in January, the cheapest it has been in more than a year.

Salmonella risk triggers tikka sandwich recall

Two sandwich brands have recalled products using tikka powder supplied by Catermix, due to the possible presence of salmonella, a bacterium that can cause food poisoning.

Real Good Food’s share price falls 20%

Food ingredients and bakery supplier Real Good Food (RGF) saw share prices drop 20% after it warned that profits for the year would not hit market expectations.

Bad Brownie wins Dragons Den investment

The London brownie company won a £60,000 investment from the dragons.

Stephen Hargreaves, chief executive of Cranleigh
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New patisserie and Champagne bar in the Lake District

A brand new patisserie and Champagne concept, The Fizzy Tarté, will open in Bowness-on-Windermere in the Lake District next month.

Border Biscuits launches marketing campaign

Border Biscuits, the premium sweet biscuit producer, has launched a major rebranding and advertising programme along with a new biscuit range.

Wenzel’s to give away £2,016

Wenzel’s The Bakers will be giving away £2,016 to one lucky customer at its London Designer Outlet bakery.

Greggs and Patisserie Valerie to open in Belfast

High street bakery chain Greggs is planning a third stand-alone store in Belfast, while high street patisserie and cake shop, Patisserie Valerie (PV), will make its Northern Irish debut a few doors away.

Real Good Food warns it will miss profit expectations

Real Good Food (RGF), the food ingredients and bakery supplier, has warned profits for the year ended 31 March will not hit market expectations.

Northern Irish bakery wins Dubai contract

Grahams Bakery in Northern Ireland has won a contract to supply its baked goods to a United Arab Emirates (UAE) supermarket giant.

Fazer brings Arctic Thin Breads to the UK

Finland-based Fazer Group’s Arctic Thin Breads are available now from Worldwide Cuisine (WWC).

Gail’s celebrates Orchid Festival with biscuit

Gail’s Artisan Bakery, the London-based company, has produced a special biscuit to celebrate Orchid Festival at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Cuisine de France launches Valentine’s Day mini loaf

Cuisine de France has released a heart-shaped loaf for Valentine’s Day, to allow lovers to say it with bread.

Bidvest revamps own-brand bakery

Bidvest Foodservice, the wholesale retailer, has released a range of bakery goods as part of a major relaunch of its own label products.

Will Torrent’s patisseries in Harrods

Award winning patissier Will Torrent will have two patisserie lines available exclusively in The Tea Room at Harrods next month.  

Roberts Bakery launches pink loaf

Roberts Bakery is selling pink packaged wholemeal loaves in local supermarkets in aid of breast cancer, as part of an initiative with Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention.

Pukka Pies sales up but profits down

Independent pie manufacturer, Pukka Pies, has reported a “satisfactory year”, with a pre-tax profit of £4.3 million in the year to 25 May. 

Kara launches new cake range

Kara, the foodservice brand of the Finsbury Food Group, has a new Indulgent Cake Collection.

Freakshake – the Australian craze comes to London

Newly-opened bakery, Molly Bakes in New Dalston, has brought the freakshake to London, following in the footsteps of The Great British Cupcakery in Newcastle.

Carlisle’s Tesco reopens after floods

Following severe flooding before Christmas, Tesco re-opened its Carlisle store to customers.

UK economy expands 0.5%

The UK economy expanded by 0.5% in the final three months of last year.

SSP reports strong first quarter

SSP Group, the travel location food and drink brand operator, has reported a like-for-like (LFL) sales increase of 4.3% for its first quarter. 

Pastry chef launches pet treat business

Claire Carter has been in the catering and hospitality business for over 24 years, and now runs her own pet treat business, Ollie’s Pet Pawtisserie.

Coffee Republic strikes new deal with Midcounties Co-operative

The Midcounties Co-operative has launched a new franchise partnership with coffee chain Coffee Republic.

Peter’s acquires Mom’s Fabulous Foods

Peter’s Foodservice has acquired the Farnham-based gourmet hot dog business Mom’s Fabulous Foods. 

Cake firm profits from BBC appearance

Sales have rocketed for Hampshire-based Odiham Cake Company after it appeared on BBC2’s The Millionaire’s Gift Guide.

New equipment seller targets small bakeries

MyDelightful, a Cheshire-based online company, was launched on Friday, selling wholesale bakery supplies to small retail businesses.

Mark Sheath of Jengers Craft Bakery
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BBC Sussex visits Jengers Craft Bakery

As part of its ‘winter warm up’ tour around the county, BBC Sussex visited Jengers Craft Bakery in Billingshurst, West Sussex. 

Tesco reprimanded over treatment of suppliers

Supermarket giant Tesco will be censured by the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA), following a year-long investigation into its payment terms.

William Jackson reports pre-tax profit of £18m

William Jackson Food Group (WJFG) has seen pre-tax profits rise to £18m for the year ending 25 April 2015, from £15.8m the year before.

Greencore reports positive Q1 revenue growth

Greencore, the convenience food manufacturer, has reported revenue growth of 7.2% to £356m for the 13 weeks to 25 December.

Tarte & Berry invests in its first bakery

Online artisan brownie business Tarte & Berry is to open its first bakery in response to overwhelming demand.

MSK Ingredients receives £750K funding

Online food and ingredients supplier MSK Ingredients is set to expand, following investment from Santander.

Mr Kipling releases oat-based cake slices

Mr Kipling, the Premier Foods owned cake-manufacturer, has released two new oat-based cake slices.

Dawn Foods launches new pomegranate compound

A pomegranate compound is the latest addition to Dawn’s existing range of 20 compound flavours.

New £100M investor for Bakkavör

An American hedge fund has invested in excess of £100M in Britain’s biggest prepared fresh foods supplier.

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