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Five facts you might not know about Danish pastries

In celebration of the first-ever Danish Week on the Great British Bake Off tonight, we’ve scoured the archives to find five interesting facts about Nordic pastries and rising trends.

Village Bakery creates jobs at new gluten-free site

Village Bakery is seeking 20 extra staff for its new gluten-free site, which is set to open in December. 

Shareholder challenges €800m Aryzta funding plan

Plans by frozen bakery giant Aryzta to raise €800m are being challenged by its largest shareholder.

What did bakers make of the royal wedding cake?

As the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did before them, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank broke with tradition in their choice of wedding cake this weekend.

Hughes bakery gets £600k funding ahead of rebrand

Shipley-based Hughes Bakers has secured a £600,000 loan from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).

Mars enters chilled dessert category with Milk Snacks

Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats has launched Mars Milk Snacks into the chilled dessert category.

Ashers general manager Daniel McArthur and his wife Amy at the Supreme Court
  (Photo: The Christian Institute )

Court rules in favour of bakery in ‘gay cake’ case

The Supreme Court has ruled that a bakery did not discriminate against a customer by refusing to make a cake supporting gay marriage.

British Baker’s 2018 Christmas Stars revealed

Here they are – the winning products in the 2018 Christmas Stars competition!

Focaccia-style pizzas help drive 7.3% Greggs growth

A strong summer performance in the breakfast market and from new products including focaccia-style pizzas have contributed to sales growth at Greggs.

Selfridges unveils Reese’s panettone for Christmas

Selfridges is to sell a Reese’s peanut butter and chocolate panettone as part of its Christmas range.

Trio of NI companies work together on bakery NPD

Bangor-based Heatherlea Bakery has partnered with two other Northern Irish companies to create a new Irish Oatcake.

  (Photo: Copyright (c) 2017 Shutterstock )

Details of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's wedding cake are revealed

Princess Eugenie of York and her fiancé Jack Brooksbank have chosen London-based cake designer Sophie Cabot to create their wedding cake.

  (Photo: Daniel Oxtoby )

Just Desserts creates Lotus Biscoff cheesecake

Yorkshire bakery Just Desserts has partnered with Belgian biscuit brand Lotus Biscoff to create a new handcrafted cheesecake.

Menu variety is major draw for breakfast shoppers

Menu variety and good coffee should be key for businesses looking to attract breakfast shoppers, according to Délifrance.

Genius adds Bread Crisps to ‘Good for the Gut’ range

Genius Gluten Free has added Bread Crisps to its ‘Good for the Gut’ range, which is suitable for vegans, vegetarians and coeliacs.

Puratos targets small firms with 10kg sourdough packs

Puratos is rolling out 10kg packs of its Sapore Medea and Sapore Rigoletto sourdoughs, targeted at smaller bakery businesses.

Kara relaunches and expands bloomer range

Finsbury Food Group foodservice brand Kara has relaunched and expanded its bloomers range with new flavours and thicker slices.

Brioche Pasquier updates macaron flavours for 2019

French pâtisserie manufacturer Brioche Pasquier has updated its collection, adding new flavours to its macaron range.

Fry’s launches vegan baked goods into Sainsbury’s

Vegan food company The Fry Family Food Co is launching a range of chilled meat-alternative products exclusively at Sainsbury’s.

Costa rapped for radio ad saying bacon roll is better breakfast than an avocado

Advertising Watchdogs have upheld complaints over a Costa radio ad, which suggested a bacon roll was a better breakfast choice than an avocado.

Pret to list all ingredients on fresh-made lines following teenager's allergen death

Pret A Manger has pledged to list all ingredients, including allergens, on products that are freshly made in its kitchens.

Biscuiteers introduces Paddington Bear biscuits

Iced biscuit company Biscuiteers has unveiled a two-piece collection of Paddington Bear biscuits.

Country Range launches three cheese and onion roll

Foodservice brand Country Range has extended its frozen pastry selection with a Three Cheese and Onion Roll.

Hovis disposes of three mills to focus on baking

Hovis is selling two of its flour mills to Whitworth Bros and closing a third as it looks to focus on its core baking business.

Search for World Scotch Pie Champion 2019 begins

The World Championship Scotch Pie Awards 2019 has announced the dates for its 20th competition.

McVitie’s launches Bonfire Night and Halloween cakes

Pladis is marking autumn with the launch of new bakes for the season.

Pukka expands range with frozen and chilled pies

Pukka Pies has expanded its offering this month as part of its £6m new product and marketing investment this year.

Jacksons’ £40m sandwich bread factory opens

Jacksons has opened a new £40m bakery that can produce 10,000 loaves of sandwich bread an hour.

Asda taps trends with new celebration cake lines

Asda has unveiled four new additions to its celebration cake range, taking inspiration from trends in homeware, fashion and stationery.

Christmas 2018: more top trends in bakery NPD

The temperature is dropping and the supermarkets have started stocking shelves with mince pies, which can mean only one thing – Christmas is coming.

Irwin’s strike postponed as firm makes union new offer

A strike due to start today (26 September) at Irwin’s Bakery in Northern Ireland has been postponed after the company made another offer to workers.

Sainsbury’s croissants are recalled in nut allergy scare

Sainsbury’s has recalled its in-store bakery all-butter croissants because they contain almond filling that is not declared on packaging.

Magioni adds trio of topped pizzas to Waitrose listing

Vegetable base pizza manufacturer Magioni has secured listings in Waitrose for three of its new topped pizzas.

Lemon drizzle declared Britain’s most-loved cake

A new study has claimed lemon drizzle is Britain’s favourite cake flavour.

Hovis launches sourdough bloomer and seeded batch

Hovis is looking to tap the growing premium bread market with the launch of a white bloomer baked with sourdough and a seeded batch loaf.

Christmas preview: more festive NPD from retailers

Christmas is less than 13 weeks away, and in the build-up to the festive season more retailers have unveiled their festive NPD.

Marking the mid-autumn festival with a mooncake

Many people across the UK will be tucking into traditional treat the mooncake today (24 September) to mark the Chinese and Vietnamese mid-autumn festival.

Kingsmill adds Vitamin Boost loaf to 50/50 range

Allied Bakeries has launched a new Kingsmill 50/50 loaf with added vitamins and minerals.

Pidy announces return of student catering challenge

Ready-to-fill pastry manufacturer Pidy has announced the return of its ‘revamp the vol-au-vent’ student catering challenge for the second year.

Gail’s creates loaf using waste bread

Gail’s has created what it claims is the UK’s first loaf made using leftover bread.

Gallery: Highlights from National Cupcake Week

It’s National Cupcake Week – a celebration in which bakers across the country take to social media to share their delicious creations.

Greggs trials click and collect breakfast orders

Greggs has launched a click and collect trial for breakfast orders in Manchester city centre.

Krispy Kreme teams up with Vimto for spooky NPD

Krispy Kreme has partnered with soft drinks brand Vimto to create two limited-edition doughnuts for Halloween.

Veggie Pret to open first store outside London

Veggie Pret will open in Manchester next month, marking the chain’s first dedicated vegetarian store outside the capital.

Hovis seeks to increase bread bag recycling

Hovis is introducing new on-pack labelling designed to increase the amount of bread bags being recycled.

Dates revealed for National Doughnut Week 2019

National Doughnut Week is returning next year from 11–18 May for more fundraising.

Asda rolls out freakshake-inspired Baileys cakes

Finsbury Food Group has unveiled a duo of NPD flavoured with Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur.

Ella’s Kitchen launches frozen muffins for kids

Baby food brand Ella’s Kitchen is moving into the frozen aisle with the launch of its Big Kids range, which includes a duo of frozen muffins.

Pop-up gin bakery to open in London this weekend

Artisan cake-maker Pearl & Groove has teamed up with mixers brand Fentimans to launch a pop-up bakery in London.

Out of this world! China wins IBA UIBC bakers cup

Zhou Bin and Peng Fudong from China have won the IBA-UIBC-Cup of Bakers with a stunning array of baked goods.

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