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Carrs Foods appoints marketing director

Bakery business Carrs Foods has expanded its marketing division with the appointment of Tim Boote to the newly created role of marketing director.

Birds restructures in Burton and opens in Branston

Birds has confirmed its Burton offering will restructure due to a decline in sales and ‘the changing nature of town centre shopping’.

Four new loaf cakes for Bells of Lazonby

Penrith-based family bakers Bells of Lazonby has launched four new loaf cakes ‘to help caterers take advantage of growing trends’.

Genesis Crafty wins supplier award

Magherafelt-based Genesis Crafty was named Overall Local Supplier of the Year at the Henderson Wholesale Local Supplier Awards, at the Balmoral Show.

Patisserie Valerie sales up 16% as store openings continue

Patisserie Valerie owner Patisserie Holdings has reported double-digit increases in revenue and profits.

Jempson’s and The Rye Bakery merge baked goods production

Sussex retail and café business Jempson’s is to create a ‘state of the art’ bakery operation in partnership with The Rye Bakery.

Warburtons unveils gluten-free Tiger Bloomer

Newburn Bakehouse by Warburtons has claimed a first for the gluten-free market with the launch of its Tiger Artisan Bloomer.

Bakery and patisserie chain Paul names new marketing director

French bakery and patisserie chain Paul has appointed Kathryn Pretzel-Shiels as marketing director of its UK and US operations. 

New cereal introduced to UK market

Tritordeum, a new natural cereal made by combining durum wheat (Triticum durum) and wild barley (Hordeum chilense), is now available in the UK.

Crosstown to launch vegan sourdough doughnut range

London-based Crosstown Doughnuts is launching a vegan range to tie in with National Vegetarian Week (15-21 May).

Baking Industry Awards 2017: book your place at this year’s shindig!

It’s time to book your tickets for the biggest hoedown in the bakery calendar – British Baker’s Baking Industry Awards.

Mark Norton, MD of Prima Bakeries and Chris Fyles of Cornwall Cricket Trust

Prima now official pasty of Cornwall Cricket

Prima Bakeries will be backing Cornish cricket this summer as part of a new partnership agreement.

Peter’s wins marketing award

The Peter’s Welsh Rugby Heroes campaign from Caerphilly-based Peter’s Foodservice has won a CIM Marketing Excellence Award.

Eurostar doubles chapati flour production

Yorkshire-based Eurostar Commodities will double the production of ‘healthy’ chapati flour, because it says sales since the launch a year ago have increased by 53%.

Dawn launches summer-themed doughnut

Dawn Foods has extended its Premium Donuts range with a summer-themed Raspberry & Cream Twist product.

Manchester bakery fined £14k for mouse droppings

Wong Wong Bakery Limited has been fined more than £14,000 after council health inspectors uncovered a host of food safety violations.

Warrens recruiting for bakers to cope with seasonal demand

Cornwall-based pasty-maker Warrens is looking for crimpers and bakery assistants in preparation for the busy summer season.

Three new mixes from Puratos

Belgian bakery ingredients manufacturer Puratos has added three new products to its bakery range.

Hovis is touring the UK

A retro 1962 Hovis trailer will tour the UK for two months, offering demonstrations, samples and the chance to have a go at milling wheat.

GALLERY: National Doughnut Week highlights

Feast your eyes on these glorious doughnuts, which were all made in honour of National Doughnut Week 2017, raising money for The Children’s Trust.

RACA Awards of Excellence pastry finalists announced

The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA) has announced the Awards of Excellence (AAE) 2017 finalists.

Pretzel retailer opens largest UK store

Auntie Anne’s, the world’s biggest soft pretzel retailer, opened its 32nd UK store last month, at London Luton Airport (LLA).

NI bakery at centre of same-sex cake row reports profit growth

Co Antrim-based Ashers, the Christian bakery at the centre of a landmark legal battle after it refused to bake a cake promoting same-sex marriage, has seen its profits rise.

Wall’s launches £5k community campaign

Dorset-based Wall’s Pastry has launched The Wall’s Helping Hand campaign, which will fund a regeneration project for one UK community.

Genius teams up with Edinburgh university

Gluten-free brand Genius will collaborate with Queen Margaret University (QMU) in Edinburgh to develop new products.

BREAKING: First pics of Peter Kay in latest Warburtons ad

A first look at on-set images from Warburtons’ new television advert starring Peter Kay.

New York Bakery Co revamps Bagel Thins range

New York Bakery Co has rebranded and relaunched its popular Bagel Thins range.

New éclair range from Brioche Pasquier

The latest éclair offerings from French bakery and patisserie producer Brioche Pasquier “bear little resemblance to the rather weighty anglicised versions”, according to the company.

New flour to put bread back on the menu?

West Yorkshire-based Spiffing says its new range of sprouted flours uses “natural technology to put bread back on the table for healthy eaters”.

Battle Oats unveils 'first ever' plant-based protein cookie

Hull-based Battle Oats is to launch what it claims is the first ever plant-based protein cookie.

Gluten Freevolution campaign launched by Coeliac UK

The Gluten Freevolution campaign is a bid to further grow the range of safe gluten-free food when eating outside of the home.

Doves Farm rebrands free-from line after £3m investment

The free-from range from Hungerford-based Doves Farm has been rebranded under the name Freee.

Baking Industry Awards deadline extended

Thought you’d missed your chance to enter the Baking Industry Awards (BIAs)? Think again! The deadline has just been extended to 12 May.

Reids of Caithness named Scottish Baker of the Year

Thurso-based business Reids of Caithness has been awarded the title of Scottish Baker of the Year.

GALLERY: Around the UK in biscuits and buns

We love to take the biscuit, and to have our cake and eat it, but which baked delights traditionally hail from your region of the UK? Find out here.

EXCLUSIVE: How to get YOUR bakery products stocked in Morrisons

Andy Clegg, senior buying manager - Bread & Commodities for Morrisons, told British Baker the five things Morrisons is looking for in a bakery supplier

International manager appointed to drive Scottish bakery exports

An international manager has been appointed to help grow overseas sales of Scottish bakery products.

Nisa launches own-label cake range

Retail chain Nisa has launched a new range of cake snacks and bites as part of its Heritage own-label range.

Signature Flatbreads extends healthy offering

Dunstable-based Signature Flatbreads has launched a new Deli Kitchen range, which it claims creates “new lunchtime sales opportunities” for retailers.

Urban launches limited-edition sandwich

Urban, the Adelie Foods-owned sandwich brand, is to launch a limited-edition Summer Special Coronation Chicken Sandwich

Luminary Bakery teams up with GBBO’s Benjamina

The Great British Bake Off’s Benjamina Ebuehi is developing an exclusive product for London’s Luminary Bakery.

20 million packs of hot cross buns sold in Easter week, says Kantar

A total of 20 million packs of hot cross buns were purchased throughout the major UK retailers in Easter week alone, according to research analyst Kantar Worldpanel.

Waitrose launches competition for 25th anniversary of Duchy brand

Waitrose has launched a customer competition to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the organic food brand Duchy Originals.

Pret A Manger set to reach 500 shops worldwide

Pret A Manger has set a target to open its 500th shop worldwide in the next 12 months as it announced its financial results for the 52 weeks to 29 December 2016.

New Tesco deal for Henllan Bakery

North Wales-based Henllan Bakery has signed a new deal with Tesco to stock six breads and four morning goods.

New pack format for Cathedral City Baked Bites

Burton’s Biscuit Company has announced a design refresh and the launch of a sharing format for its Cathedral City Baked Bites.

Dominique Ansel creates St George’s Day pastry

Exclusive to his London bakery, Cronut inventor and pastry chef Dominique Ansel has created a limited-edition St George’s Day pastry.

Study reveals ‘poor offering’ in Irish gluten-free bakery

Bakery in Ireland has been identified as having a “poor offering” in gluten-free, according to shopper research by Irish food organisation Bord Bía.

REVEALED: Top 10 best places in the UK to open a bakery

A new study claims to have identified the 10 best places for bakers to open up shop in the UK. 

Can you name the most searched-for recipes of 2016?

It was a year when sugar, salt and gluten made many a headline, but which baking recipes were most searched-for online in 2016?

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