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Lewis Pies targets Middle East with Halal products

Lewis Pies, the Wales-based pie and pasty manufacturer, is targeting the Middle East after securing a new sales and distribution agreement with the Yearsley Group to export.

CBA director acknowledges Great British Bake Off influence

The Craft Bakers Association’s (CBA’s) Mike Holling has spoken out on radio about the positive effect The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) has on bakery sales.

Krispy Kreme
Krispy Kreme to target Millennials
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Krispy Kreme targets Millennials to build UK presence

Krispy Kreme is to extend its presence in the UK, targeting Millennials and ‘smart snackers’. 

The opening of its new shop in Erdington, West Midlands earlier this month.
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The Poundbakery builds on retail sites

The Poundbakery has been expanding its presence, opening three new shops this summer.

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Cottage Kitchen recalled products that did not state the presence of walnuts
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NI bakery recalls traybakes after incorrect labelling

A Northern Ireland bakery has recalled a product after incorrect labelling neglected to state the presence of walnuts. 

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Daily Mail targets NHS spend on gluten-free

A row has broken out over a reported £116m spend on prescription gluten-free food by the NHS, which included biscuits, doughnuts, muffin mixes and bread.

Gail’s set to open 22nd bakery outlet

The Gail’s Artisan Bakery team is set to open its new bakery site in Clapham Old Town this month.

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Ginsters signs deal with football programme
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Ginsters sponsors football TV programme

Ginsters has signed a deal to sponsor the new Football League highlights show, Football League Tonight, on Channel 5. 

Pret A Manger will trial vegetarian-friendly ideas gleaned from online poll

Pret to increase veggie option in-store

Pret A Manger will increase the vegetarian and vegan options in its stores following a blog and poll led by chief executive Clive Schlee. 

The Fabulous Bakers outlines growth plans

The Fabulous Bakers has spoken of ambitions to grow into Europe in the near future.

Outside investment need for bread, says analyst

The wrapped bread market needs outside investors, according to a top analyst, as sales decline continues within the sector.

Italian bakery expands into UK

An Italian bakery has opened its first site in the UK, as it looks set to move the brand out of Italy.

Pie firm gains Grade A food safety certification

Lewis Pies, the Swansea-based pie company, has secured a Grade A certificate for food safety from the BRC Global Standards.

Bakers angered by icing sugar reformulation

A reformulation of Tate & Lyle Sugars’ icing sugar has resulted in a backlog of complaints from bakers.

Dean Arbel and Tom Thexton are growing their supply of gluten-free bread to restaurants
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The Bread Factory strikes gluten-free partnership

The Bread Factory has partnered with Wild Thexton to up its gluten-free offering, as it opens its new 30,000sq ft bakery.

Fabulous Bakers launches mass campaign drive

The Fabulous Bakers, previously the Fabulous Bakin’ Boys, has launched a nationwide marketing campaign focusing on its natural ingredients.

BRC reports first drop in food sales for 2015

Food sales fell for the first time this year, as budgets and weather affected shopper habits.

Burton’s to launch Cadbury Screme Egg biscuits

Burton’s Biscuits has introduced Cadbury Screme Egg biscuits to its Halloween range.

Cake and biscuits market in slow growth, but future positive

The biscuit and cake market has seen a “subdued” growth, threatened by home baking and competition between confectionery, health foods and ice cream products.

Gluten-free roll takes Dragons’ Den spotlight

Gluten-free business Rule of Crumb has defended its award-winning white roll, after it was dubbed “truly horrible” on BBC2’s Dragons’ Den last night. 

Asda celebrates 50th with cake tour

Supermarket chain Asda has completed a countrywide tour to celebrate its 50th birthday.

Swedish bakery opens second UK outlet

Swedish bakery Fabrique is opening its second UK shop in West London.

GBBO contestant launches dessert restaurant

A former Great British Bake Off contestant has struck upon a sweet concept by launching a niche ‘fine dining’ dessert restaurant in Birmingham.

British Baker’s Christmas Stars revealed

They’re here! These are the first-ever winners of British Baker’s Christmas Stars.

Wheat cost helps drive food price inflation

Food prices returned to inflation in July for the first time this year driven in part by the rising cost of wheat, according to latest figures released by the British Retail Consortium. 

Scottish firm brings out new cake decoration products

A cake decoration supplier has launched two new products designed for the food-to-go market.

Ginsters announces new managing director

Ginsters, the Cornish pasty giant, has announced the appointment of a previous Coca-Cola marketing boss as its new managing director.

Dunkin’ Donuts opens first London outlet

Dunkin’ Donuts has opened its first central London shop, as it continues to expand across the UK. 

Discounter Lidl targets Warburtons in new advert

Warburtons bread has become the latest brand to feature in Lidl’s ‘Shop a Lidl Smarter’ advertising campaign which aims to promote the message that tasty food does not have to be expensive. 

Don’t miss it: British Baker’s Christmas Stars announced tomorrow

The winners of British Baker’s Christmas Stars awards will be announced in an exclusive web broadcast tomorrow.

Lidl now sells the pizza in its in-store bakeries for 59p
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Lidl expands ISB range

Lidl has expanded its in-store bakery (ISB) range to include products like pizza and goat’s cheese focaccia, made with “high- quality” ingredients.

Allied Bakeries reviews 23 jobs in streamlining operation

A major restructure at Allied Bakeries will see 23 management and admin roles go under review, including its category director position.

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Average grocery basket went down last month
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Price of average grocery shop sees deflation

Grocery prices in July fell by 1% compared to the previous month, according to groceries website mySupermarket.co.uk. 

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Packed lunches are becoming less popular
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Lunchboxes on the way out, new survey suggests

Just 5% of people take a homemade lunch to work, a new survey has revealed. 

Burton’s in the frame to buy Nakd bars

Burton’s Biscuits, owner of Jammy Dodgers and Maryland Cookies, is reportedly in the running to make a £60m bid for the maker of Nakd bars.

Oreo boosts range in marketing drive

Oreo, the biscuit brand, has launched two new flavours, as part of a multimillion pound marketing investment.

Tattie Scones at Tesco
The ISB Potato Scones are called Tattie Scones in Scotland
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Tesco “pinch of salt” response to rumours Tattie Scones had been renamed

Tesco has responded to headlines suggesting that it was changing the name of its Tattie Scone.

Costcutter
Costcutter's own-label sandwich range has hit the market
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Costcutter introduces own-label sandwiches

Costcutter is introducing sandwiches, wraps and rolls to its own-label Independent range. 

Greggs
Greggs has revamped its pizza offer for a thin crust market
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Greggs revamps pizza for current market

High street bakery giant Greggs is replacing its thick-base square pizza slices for a thin crust triangular version. 

Cadbury
Cadbury Amaze Bites to hit stores in october
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Cadbury launches 'step-change' products in snacking

Premier Foods and Cadbury owner Mondelez are entering the snacking arena with the launch of “step-change product” Cadbury Amaze Bites. 

Greggs
Greggs runs a loyalty card scheme
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Consumers still love a loyalty scheme

A total of 87% of consumers say a good loyalty scheme will encourage them to repeatedly buy, research has revealed. 

Harry Potter
Lara Clarke's cake of Harry Potter being jinxed
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Bakers worldwide celebrate Harry Potter's birthday with cake art

It’s Harry Potter’s 35th birthday today and an award-winning baker from the West Midlands has joined a worldwide collaboration to create an edible world of Harry Potter for author JK Rowling’s birthday (31 July). 

Pret A Manger
Pret A Manger could introduce all-vegetarian outlets
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Pret takes a vote on going vegetarian

Pret A Manger, the high street sandwich chain, is considering opening an all-vegetarian shop. 

Mr Crisp
Mr Crisp will offer exclusively crisp sandwiches
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Fancy a crisp sandwich? Shop launches in Yorkshire

An outlet that sells only crisp sandwiches has launched in West Yorkshire. 

Costa
Costa introduces healthy smoothies into SE London and South Yorkshire stores
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SuperDay Smoothies range on trial at Costa

Costa Coffee, the high street coffee giant, is trialling a SuperDay Smoothies range across two regions in the UK. 

Pret A Manger
Pret A Manger's evening trial is proving popular
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Night time’s the right time for Pret trial

Pret A Manger, the high street sandwich chain, has said that its alcohol offer is “proving popular” in its evening trial site. 

Lagkagehuset
Danish bakery Lagkagehuset is set to open in the UK
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Danish bakery business to make UK debut

Lagkagehuset, the Danish bakery chain, is set to launch in the UK amid international expansion plans. 

Five of Greggs all time most popular products

High street bakery giant Greggs released its impressive first half results today. It was even hailed by Hollywood star Jake Gyllenhaal last week – can the company do no wrong?

Greggs bacon roll
Greggs' breakfast and low-calorie options are a success
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Greggs sales boom with breakfast demand

High street bakery giant Greggs has reported “a strong first half” as consumer demand for its low-calorie and breakfast options grows. 

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Fundbird can help SMEs find the right funding for business
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Funding connection for SMEs

An online platform to help small and medium businesses (SMEs) land the right funding has launched in the UK. 

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