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Scottish snowballs
The snowball:
A soft marshmallow covered in chocolate and coconut
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A snowballing victory: Scottish snowballs win VAT-free status

Scottish snowballs, made by Lees of Scotland and Thomas Tunnock, have been ruled as zero-rated on tax, after they were classed as cakes.

Genius loaf
A bold move:
This will be the first time gluten-free options will be sold with mainstream bread
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Genius to merge loaves with mainstream bread aisle

Gluten-free brand Genius is to introduce its bread to the mainstream bread aisle of 150 Asda stores across the UK.

Nisa launches new-look pies and pastries

Nisa has revamped its Heritage range of pies and pastries to begin its re-launch of the own-brand label.

New app for coeliac sufferers

Coeliac UK has announced the launch of its new app, ‘Gluten-free on the Move’.

Dr Zak's protein bread
Dr Zak's plans product expansion amid anticipated sales growth
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Dr Zak's plans to treble sales amid product extension

High-protein bread brand Dr Zak’s plans to double or treble sales in a year with several new product launches planned by the end of 2014.

Gluten-free brand moves into the breakfast market

Yorkshire-based brand Feel Free for Gluten Free has moved into the breakfast market with the launch of its granola cereals and granola bars. 

Student conference attracts greater participation

Lesley Foottit reports from the Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees’ (ABST’s) annual conference 2014, which saw the AGM, prizes awarded and plenty of opportunities for students to network with industry professionals.

Delice de France launches Customer Innovation Centre

Delice de France has opened its customer innovation centre in Covent Garden, London.

Craft bakers week
Craft bakers week 2014
A range of bread, cakes and pies will be available for people to try and buy at the event
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Bakers urged to sign up for Craft Bakers’ Week

Bakers are encouraged to sign up to take part in Craft Bakers’ Week to maximise the support available.

Sugar Tax Survey
Sugar tax bakers survey
Sugar Tax: Your Views.
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Sugar survey: bakers, give us your views on tax

There has been a mixed reaction to plans announced this week to introduce a sugar tax and reduce added sugars by 40% by 2020. But what do you think?

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