Prewett’s rolls out bite-sized gluten-free cookies

Northumbrian Fine Foods-owned Prewett’s has expanded its ‘Minis’ range to include cookies.

Unveiled: details of Meghan and Harry's wedding cake

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen organic baker and Violet Bakery owner Claire Ptak to create the cake for their upcoming Big Day.

Addo Food Group donates 187,000 meals in a year

Addo Food Group has donated more than 187,000 meals to good causes since teaming up with food distribution charity FareShare a year ago.

Fats supplier AAK opens new innovation centre

AAK, manufacturer and supplier of edible oils, fats and semi-specialty oil ingredients, has opened a customer innovation centre in Hull.

Finsbury Food H1 results: revenue and profits rise

Finsbury Food Group has reported a 4.7% hike in operating profits in the 26 weeks ending 30 December 2017.

Cynthia Stroud to close Pretty Gorgeous Cakes shop

Cynthia Stroud, founder and director of Pretty Gorgeous Cakes, is to close her Hertford-based shop.

Bid to launch ‘spent grain’ bakery in London

A food and drink business is aiming to launch a bakery dedicated to producing goods from the by-product of beer making.

Warning over ‘hard Brexit’ for baked good exports

Food and drink suppliers exporting to the EU may face tariffs because of rules governing the origin of products.

Coveney takes US lead role in Greencore shake-up

Greencore boss Patrick Coveney is to split his time between the UK and the US as the business announces a restructure of its US operations and leadership.

Eid family buys back Signature from Aryzta

Signature Flatbreads has bought out its joint venture partner Aryzta.

Aryzta profits crash in wake of rising costs and US woes

Earnings at baked goods supplier Aryzta have fallen by almost a third as the business looks to turn around its performance.

McVitie’s ‘Sweeter Together’ marketing drive launched by Pladis

Pladis has launched a £9.7m advertising campaign called ‘Sweeter Together’ for its McVitie’s brand.

Artist Hazel Reeves alongside the 'Cracker Packers' statue
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Pladis reveals Cracker Packers statue for Women’s Day

Biscuit manufacturer Pladis is today unveiling a ‘Cracker Packers’ statue in Carlisle, Cumbria, to mark International Women’s Day (8 March).

‘There is a huge challenge to inspire more young women to join the industry’

Nina Sparks, general manager of Pladis’ bakery in Harlesden, asks how young women can be encouraged to take up engineering

Calorie reduction: industry and experts respond

Public Health England has launched a new campaign calling on businesses to slash 20% from the calorie content of certain foods by 2024.

Waitrose cheesecake recalled over plastic contamination fear

A New York cheesecake produced by Bakkavor for Waitrose is being recalled due to fears over plastic contamination.

The category winners with their trophies
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US business takes title at pasty championships

A business based in the suburbs of Washington DC has won one of the categories in the World Pasty Championships held in Cornwall this weekend (3 March).

Bakkavor launches drive for 26 new apprentices

Bakkavor has kicked off a recruitment drive for 26 new apprentices.

Burford Bakery Solutions CEO receives international recognition

Burford Bakery Solutions CEO Fred Springer has been presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bakery Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (BEMA) summit in Chicago.

Warburtons moves up Sunday Times Best Big Companies rankings

Warburtons has become the first food manufacturer to earn a place on The Sunday Times’ Best Big Companies to Work For list for a third successive year, moving up from 23rd to 17th place.

Finsbury buys freehold of Lightbody factory

Finsbury Food Group has purchased the freehold property of its Lightbody celebration cakes factory in Hamilton, Scotland.

Peter’s Pies set to axe 90 jobs at Bedwas factory

Pie and pasty maker Peter’s Food Service is to cut production at its factory in Bedwas, south Wales following a review of the profitability of its own-label customer contracts, putting up to 90 jobs at risk.

Black magic: charcoal pizza helps to boost Bakkavor

Strong sales of bread and pizza – including a charcoal base launched into Waitrose stores – have helped drive growth for Bakkavor.

Mr Kipling distribution centre in Rugby set to close

A distribution centre in Rugby that handles Mr Kipling and Cadbury cakes is set to close.

Greggs: 2018 will be a year of record investment

Greggs is to make £45m of capital expenditure in 2018 as it continues the consolidation of its manufacturing and logistics operations.

ABF: Allied recovering loss but Ryvita under pressure

Allied Bakeries is continuing to make progress in recovering its losses, according to owner Associated British Food (ABF).

Mr and Mrs Pasty will head to London by train
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Cornish pasty producers to meet with MPs

Cornish pasty producers will tell MPs of the importance of the product to the local economy as part of the first-ever Cornish Pasty Week.

Finsbury Food Group secures £45m debt facility

Finsbury Food Group has refinanced its debt facility with an eye to exploring future growth opportunities.

Trade mission explores export opportunities in India

Cake supplier The English Cheesecake Company has taken part in a trade mission showcasing export opportunities in India.

Macphie names new head of operations

Ingredients supplier Macphie has appointed Stuart Harrington as its new head of operations.

The company supplied a range of puddings
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Pudding firm Ultimate Food Co enters administration

Christmas pudding supplier The Ultimate Food Company has entered administration after trading for more than 30 years.

Pukka sees profits fall despite rise in turnover

Pukka Pies has reported a slight increase in turnover, although rising costs have contributed to a drop in profits.

McVitie’s taps food-to-go trend with Jaffa Cake Pocket Packs

Pladis has introduced McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes Pocket Packs to meet demand from millennials for products on-the-go.

Renshaw recently launched into the Australian market
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Australia tipped as key new export market

Australia has been predicted to offer big opportunities for UK business following Brexit.

Border Biscuits production manager Elaine Bone
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Border switches from seven to five-day production

Scottish biscuits supplier Border has switched from a seven-day week to a five-day one under a new production schedule.

Lawtons finds 100-year-old recipe while decorating

Staffordshire-based Lawtons Pies has discovered a historical recipe for gingerbread while decorating its bakery.

Folic acid in flour could have ‘major implications’

Fortifying flour with folic acid could have major implications for bakers, according to Scottish Bakers.

Allied Bakeries rolls out Kingsmill Super Seeds loaf

Allied Bakeries has launched a Kingsmill Super Seeds loaf to tap into the appeal of seeded breads for families.

CSM refreshes Craigmillar cake mixes

CSM Bakery Solutions has revamped its range of Craigmillar Cake Mixes.

Revealed: how to cut the carbon footprint of sarnies

Sandwich manufacturers could reduce the carbon footprint of their products by as much as 50% through recipe changes and waste reduction, a study by The University of Manchester has found.

Booming food-to-go market drives growth at Greencore

Soaring food-to-go sales have driven a 9.2% rise in reported revenue for Greencore’s UK and Ireland operations.

Greencore sells cakes and desserts business

Leading international convenience business Greencore has reached an agreement to sell its cakes and desserts business in Hull to Bright Blue Foods Ltd.

Ten new products on show at Europain 2018

Thousands of professionals from the bakery, pastry and chocolate-making industries are set to descend upon France’s Paris-Nord Villepinte for trade show Europain next month.

Hugh Weeks (foreground) was a judge at many competitions
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Confectionery expert Hugh Weeks passes away

Hugh Weeks, one the bakery industry’s leading confectionery experts and demonstrators, has passed away, aged 85 years.

Aryzta cites Brexit pressure as it issues profit warning

Aryzta has warned its earnings will be down 15% year on year, but insists revenue is ‘relatively’ stable.

Allied Bakeries recovering losses, reports ABF

Allied Bakeries has made “some progress” in reducing its previously announced losses, according to its parent company.

Finsbury UK sales up as overseas business dips

Finsbury Food Group has said it is maintaining its focus on offsetting cost increases after reporting a 2.5% rise in revenue in the last six months of 2017.

Nomad Foods to acquire Goodfella’s Pizza

Nomad Foods is to buy Goodfellas pizza supplier Green Isle Foods from 2 Sisters Food Group.

Greggs reveals plan to accelerate store openings

Greggs is aiming to grow its estate to almost 2,000 stores in the coming year with the opening of up to 130 new sites.

Premier Foods Q3: Cadbury and Mr Kipling sales decline

Premier Foods’ Mr Kipling and Cadbury cake sales have fallen in the past three months – although the business has reported strong growth in its own-label cake business.

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