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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
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Greggs launches national apprenticeship programme

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

Update: Supermarkets unveil bakery NPD for Christmas 2017

Asda and Marks & Spencer reveal festive bakery line-up. Here British Baker presents a round-up of the festive baked treats set to appear on supermarket shelves in the coming months.

Expanded role for Waitrose bakery buying director Paul Walker

Paul Walker, Waitrose buying director for categories including bakery and food to go, has had his remit expanded to all fresh buying.

New York Bakery Co bagels hit by production issues

New York Bakery Co has been forced to temporarily halt production of some of its bagels after suffering “teething problems” at its site in Rotherham following an upgrade.

Morrisons adds exotic wraps and sandwiches to meal deal

Morrisons has extended its £3 lunchtime deal with wraps and sandwiches inspired by cuisine from around the world.

Henllan Bakery secures Morrisons contract

Denbighshire family-run business Henllan Bakery has signed a contract with Morrisons to supply a number of its products to the retailer.

Greggs trials home delivery service through UberEats

Greggs has teamed up with UberEats to trial a home delivery service in Newcastle.

Rising ingredient costs prompts Greggs price hikes

Greggs has increased the price of its sausage rolls and breakfast baps in reaction to rising food ingredients costs.

Roddy the Reindeer cake gallops into Asda

Asda has unveiled a new festive cake that it describes as a “rival to Colin the Caterpillar”.

Bake Off star Selasi rolls out his own cupcake range

Former The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) star Selasi Gbormittah has partnered with Deliveroo to open a pop-up bakery.

Peel & Stone expands wholesale operation

Artisan bakery Peel & Stone is expanding its wholesale operation in Birmingham.

Genius unveils new look and half-loaves in brand revamp

Genius Gluten Free has relaunched its brand with support from a £1m marketing campaign and two new products.

M&S to launch new spelt bread range

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has launched a spelt bread range in partnership with spelt supplier Sharpham Park.

BKD wins £80,000 Dragons’ Den investment from Peter Jones

Children’s baking company BKD secured an £80,000 investment on BBC Two show Dragons’ Den.

Bakery suppliers to publish food waste data in Tesco partnership

Allied Bakeries, Samworth Brothers and Greencore are among a group of suppliers to publish food waste data in a ground-breaking deal with supermarket giant Tesco.

Real Good Food secures further debt facility

Shareholders in Haydens and Renshaw owner Real Good Food have agreed to give the business a £4m short-term debt facility.

RedBlack Software splits business to focus on supermarket sector

RedBlack Software has divided its business in two with the creation of BakePlan Software Ltd.

Warrens Bakery continues retail expansion

Warrens Bakery is to open its first store in the medieval city of Winchester this month, as it continues its rapid expansion across the UK.

It’s a wrap: Waitrose reveals top Essential bakery products

Brits’ love of international cuisine has helped make tortillas the second-most popular bakery item in the Waitrose Essential line-up.

Genesis Crafty rolls out new products after extending M&S contract

Northern Irish business Genesis Crafty has extended its contract with Marks & Spencer (M&S) with the introduction of 11 new own-label lines.

The second Veggie Pret, Shoreditch

Third Veggie Pret to open in London next month

Pret A Manger is to open a third Veggie Pret in London next month. 

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