Manufacture

Haden named Greencore COO following US disposal

Greencore has named Peter Haden as chief operating officer following the disposal of its US operation.

Greencore food-to-go sales up 7% in first half-year

Greencore has reported a strong performance from its food-to-go business in the first half of its financial year – although group revenue declined.

Krispy Kreme adds Lotus Biscoff Banana Kreme Pie

Krispy Kreme has partnered with Lotus Biscoff to create a Banana Kreme Pie doughnut.

Miller Kells launches ‘no time dough’ doughnut mix

Irish milling business Kells has launched a new doughnut mix designed to deliver consistent results.

Bridor adds half-baguettes to Gourmet Breads range

Bridor has added half-baguettes to its Gourmet Breads range.

Samworth Brothers rolls out food-to-go delivery

Samworth Brothers has launched a new food-to-go business and delivery service called Fresh Food For Now Company.

Dickinson & Morris unveils new recipe Pork Pies

Dickinson & Morris has relaunched its Melton Mowbray Pork Pies with an “improved” recipe and a new look.

Bakkavor further ramps up baking industry presence

Samworth Brothers has sold its Blueberry Foods cake and desserts business to Bakkavor Group.

Greggs procurement head Alan Honeyman, and Dale Farm group commercial director Stephen Cameron
  (Photo: Dale Farm )

Greggs signs three-year supply deal with Dale Farm

Farmer-owned dairy cooperative Dale Farm is to supply Greggs with cheddar cheese for its entire UK estate.

Five things we learned from Pladis’ 2019 biscuit report

McVitie’s owner Pladis has published a new report on making the most of biscuit sales.

Increasing costs bring end of Choccywoccydoodah

Cake business Choccywoccydoodah has ceased trading and closed its stores in Brighton and Covent Garden.

Macphie expands factory site in North Lanarkshire

Bakery ingredients supplier Macphie is investing in its North Lanarkshire production facility.

RedBlack and Campden to explore dough mixing tech

RedBlack Software and Campden BRI have secured a grant to look into whether artificial intelligence (AI) can improve bread dough mixing and cut bakery waste.

Burton’s launches Jam & Yogurt Jammie Dodgers

Burton’s Biscuit Company has added Jam & Yogurt Snacks to its Jammie Dodger line-up.

Deadline for 2019 Baking Industry Awards extended!

We have extended the deadline for Baking Industry Awards entries for one more week – so don’t delay in telling us about your stellar products, people and businesses!

BBF launches duo of licensed cakes into Asda

BBF has launched a PJ Masks party traybake and a Boofle mini gift cake into Asda stores. 

Brownings to partner with Whiteleys Retreat

Brownings the Bakers of Kilmarnock has announced a charity partnership with Whiteleys Retreat in Ayr.

St Pierre wins Queens Award for Enterprise

St Pierre Groupe has been given the Queens Award for Enterprise in recognition of its growth in overseas sales.

Bells Food Group expands commercial team

Scottish pie and pastry manufacturer Bells Food Group has appointed two new national account managers to its commercial team.

Graze kick-starts sugar cuts in its cereal bars

Graze has kicked off an initiative to halve the sugar content of its cereal bar range.

  (Photo: Snieguole Rimkune )

Dean’s launches ‘A better class of biscuit’ campaign

Family-owned shortbread manufacturer Dean’s is launching a new advertising campaign nationwide.

Ulrick & Short rolls out gluten-free egg replacer

Ulrick & Short has launched a new egg replacer for gluten-free bakery applications.

Allied Bakeries loses largest own-label bread contract

Kingsmill owner Allied Bakeries has lost its contract to supply Tesco with own-label bread.

Puratos UK appoints Neil Brown as senior key account manager

Former Stateside Foods commercial manager Neil Brown has joined ingredients supplier Puratos.

Puratos unveils summer seasonal mixes and fillings

Puratos has launched its first branded fillings to be produced at the Fruitapeel operation acquired in 2017.

Wheat price down as crop shows good development

Good development of the UK wheat crop has been reflected in a drop in the price of feed wheat.

Warburtons adds premium product to fruit loaf range

Warburtons has added a premium 400g loaf to its fruit loaf range.

Campden ingredient scientist Gael Delamare, who is leading the research
  (Photo: Campden BRI )

Campden BRI launches 3D printing technology study

A new study is to examine the capabilities and limitations of 3D-printing technology through practical trials on a wide range of food materials.

Jestic supplies equipment including Sveba Dahlen ovens
  (Photo: Sveba Dahlen )

Jestic Foodservice sold to Universal Industries

Kent-based Jestic Foodservice Equipment has been acquired by South Africa business Universal Industries International.

Four lessons from the 2019 BSB spring conference

Dozens of bakers, suppliers and retailers gathered at Campden BRI’s site in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire last week for the British Society of Baking’s spring conference.

Industry groups welcome October Brexit extension

Trade bodies have given a cautious welcome to the extension of Brexit negotiations to 31 October.

Businesses urged to take action over CO2 supply

CO2 users have been warned to look at their procurement practices to help prevent a supply crisis similar to the one that hit the baking industry last summer.

The Artisan Bakery rolls out new trio of vegan muffins

London-based business The Artisan Bakery has rolled out vegan muffins following the strong performance of a vegan pastry range it launched a year ago.

Topping Pie Co unveils speciality pork pie range

Yorkshire business The Topping Pie Company has launched a speciality pork pie range to tap demand for smaller pies with more flavour variety.

Cargill launches coatings with sustainable coconut oil

Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate has launched a range of coatings and fillings, including coconut oil sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms.

Nevis Bakery fined over allergen labelling error

A Scottish bakery has apologised to the family of a child who suffered an allergic reaction after eating a biscuit that contained egg.

Cornish pasty is UK’s most recognised PGI product

Cornish pasties and Melton Mowbray pork pies are among the most recognised Geographic Indication (GI) products.

Cake Box chief executive officer Sukh Chamdal
  (Photo: Cake Box )

Cake Box opens record number of new stores

Egg-free cake supplier Cake Box has increased its estate by 28 sites in the past 12 months.

Greggs recalls mini sausage rolls over safety fears

Greggs has recalled a batch of its frozen mini sausage rolls over fears they may contain pieces of plastic.

Coeliac diagnosis inspires launch of cake business

A former finance assistant has developed an online cake-making business after being diagnosed with coeliac disease.

Genius adds cobs and rolls to ‘Good for the Gut’ range

Genius Gluten Free has expanded its ‘Good for the Gut’ range with new cobs and deli rolls.

‘Burger Lad’ Simon Dukes joins Lantmännen Unibake

Burger reviewer Simon Dukes has joined the Lantmännen Unibake’s Americana team.

Foster’s Bakery ramps up sourdough production

Foster’s Bakery has purchased new equipment that has increased its sourdough production by 2,000 loaves per day.

The White Rabbit Pizza Co unveils new look and NPD

The White Rabbit Pizza Co has refreshed its look with new product names and packaging.

  (Photo: Chris Young/Real Bread Campaign )

RBC partners with school bread-making programme

The Real Bread Campaign has partnered with Grow Your Own Playground in an initiative that teaches London school children to grow wheat and make bread.

Signature raises wages to mitigate Brexit concerns

Signature Flatbreads is to pay its staff the living wage and has created 50 new jobs at its Dunstable factory.

Algeria offers new export opportunity for biscuit flour

Algeria may become a destination for UK biscuit wheat exports following a visit by state officials.

Pladis expands McVitie’s with new Digestives Twists

Pladis has extended its McVitie’s brand with a new range of biscuits called Digestives Twists.

Fatherson Bakery launches 2Go gluten-free snack bars

Fatherson Bakery has launched a range of gluten-free snack bars designed to be eaten on the go.

Easter 2019: What’s new for hot cross buns this year?

Chocolate & Salted Caramel, Apple & Cinnamon and even Rhubarb & Custard: flavour pairings are transforming the humble hot cross bun.

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