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Fortnum & Mason launches ‘Adam & Steve’ biscuits

Fortnum & Mason has unveiled gingerbread biscuits featuring gay and lesbian couples as part of its Valentine’s Day range.

Ruby chocolate Kitkat unveiled by Nestlé

Kitkat has become the world’s first brand to use Barry Callebaut’s new ruby chocolate – but the treat’s not yet available in the UK.

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.

Asda taps vegan trend with new food-to-go lines

Asda has launched a vegan food-to-go range featuring a new wrap and sandwich.

Muffin Break expands bakery range

Muffin Break has expanded its range with three new paninis and a limited-edition muffin.

Iceland set to axe plastic bakery packaging

Iceland has pledged to swap plastic packaging across its own-label bakery lines for paper-based material.

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.

Margin pressure continues to push up bread prices

The average price of a large loaf of wrapped bread has risen 6p in the past year as rising costs put pressure on Britain’s bakers.

Entries open for 2018 British Pie Awards

The British Pie Awards are seeking entries for this year’s competition.

Seasons Bakery's Beetroot Multiseed Sourdough was last year's winning loaf
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Could you be the baker of Britain’s Best Loaf?

Has your bread got what it takes to be Britain’s Best Loaf?

Bakery NPD to tap the New Year health drive

Two weeks into January and some folks’ commitment to healthy eating will be beginning to dwindle. But it doesn’t have to.

Aryzta introduces Otis Valentine’s Day doughnut NPD

Aryzta Food Solutions-owned Otis Spunkmeyer is driving Valentine’s Day sales through the roll-out of its new Champagne & Strawberry doughnut.

Great Northern Bakehouse's head baker Ben Crackett
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Darlington bakery sends loaf to EU Brexit negotiator

Europe’s chief Brexit negotiator is to receive a loaf of sourdough today (11 January) after a Darlington bakery found out there was no bread in a hamper of British goods delivered to the politician.

Alan Pirie of James Pirie & Son collecting his award from Carol Smillie
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James Pirie & Son crowned 2018 World Scotch Pie Champion

Perthshire-based business James Pirie & Son has won the 2018 World Scotch Pie Championships.

Ditty’s adds Irish Apple Oatcakes to its portfolio

Northern Ireland’s Ditty’s Home Bakery has extended its range with cider-infused oatcakes.

Signature Flatbreads aims to grow chapati market in the UK

Signature Flatbreads has revealed ambitions to grow the market for chapatis in the UK and continental Europe by supplying breads prepared at its bakery in India.

Asda and Sainsbury’s put rival’s crumpets on sale

Asda and Sainsbury’s have been selling each other’s own-label pikelets following a supply chain mix-up.

Mince pie sales soar as festive spend rises £1bn

Supermarket grocery sales rose by £1bn over the festive period as shoppers traded up to premium products.

Graze fuels New Year ‘health kick’ with four new ranges

Snacks supplier Graze has launched four new ranges and a marketing campaign to coincide with the traditional January health drive.

10 new bakery products on shelf this Veganuary

It’s Veganuary, a month-long celebration of a meat- and dairy-free lifestyle. But going vegan doesn’t have to mean giving up pies, cakes and doughnuts.

Prewett’s rolls out gluten-free ‘Mini’s’ biscuits

Northumbrian Fine Foods-owned Prewett’s has tapped into the on-the-go market with the introduction of ‘Mini’s’ cheese biscuits.

Can lupin bread take a slice of the health market?

Lupin bread has been flagged up as a potential food trend for 2018.

Central Foods continues free-from launches with new sausage roll

Central Foods is continuing to cater for free-from products with the introduction of a gluten-free sausage roll.

Iceland and M&S clash over crumpet advert

Iceland has been rapped by the advertising watchdog for running an ad describing its crumpets as better in quality than Marks & Spencer’s.

Mr Kipling launches reduced-sugar cake slices

Premier Foods is rolling out a three-strong range of reduced-sugar cake slices under the Mr Kipling brand.

Pieminister debuts ‘Kevin’, the vegan pie

Pieminister has launched its first vegan pie through its own restaurants and selected Waitrose stores.

Brioche Pasquier launches Crunchy Coulant Caramel

Brioche Pasquier has rolled out a new addition to its entremets range, inspired by the salted caramel dessert trend.

Warrens launches lower-calorie Good Taste Range

Warrens Bakery has launched a range of lower-calorie baked goods including a signature Pie Thin. 

Pladis extends Go Ahead Goodness Bar range

Pladis-owned snacking brand Go Ahead has added a coconut flavour to its range of Goodness Bars.

RGF secures new funding after making £6.7m loss

Haydens and Renshaw owner Real Good Food has secured further funding after announcing a loss of almost £7m in the first half of 2017.

Modern Baker gains listing at Selfridges

Modern Baker has launched 12 sourdough products at Selfridges, including breads, cakes and biscuits.

Cakes and pastries come under fire in the campaign
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Crumpets and malt loaf flagged up as healthier kids' snacks in new PHE push

Children are having unhealthy snacks throughout the day, health chiefs have claimed as they launch a new campaign designed to reduce kids’ sugar intake.

Ginsters and chef Chris Eden create flexitarian Cornish pasty

Ginsters is tapping into the growing trend of flexitarianism with the launch of its Cornish Cheddar & Caramelised Onion pasty.

Greencore recalls wraps in metal contamination alert

Food-to-go giant Greencore has recalled Chicken and Bacon Caesar Wraps produced for Aldi, Co-op and Morrisons over fears they may contain pieces of metal.

Hummingbird Bakery to debut vegan baked goods

Hummingbird Bakery is set to roll out its first vegan lines following high customer demand.

Bakery retail NPD 2017: our top ten picks

It’s been a busy year for bakery in the NPD department, with a raft of interesting, innovative and, in some cases, unusual products hitting supermarket shelves.

Modern Baker to lead study on making healthier bread

Modern Baker has pledged to ‘bring better baking to Britain’ by heading up a two-year research and development project into improving the nutritional quality of bread.

Dawn Foods set to launch Love Is in the Air 2018 campaign

Dawn Foods has unveiled a new marketing campaign giving bakers the opportunity to download exclusive recipes.

Greggs launches Festive Bake Sprinkles

Greggs has released limited-edition Festive Bake Sprinkles – the crunchy crumb topping used on its Christmas menu staple.

Cadbury’s Freddo brand leaps into a biscuit format

Confectionery brand Freddo is making its debut in the biscuit market with two new products from Mondelez International-owned Cadbury Biscuits.

Waitrose drives food innovation with new development facilities

Waitrose has invested £1.5m in food development facilities at its Bracknell head office as part of its long-term focus on product innovation.

Gallery: Britain’s bakers reveal more festive treats

Christmas is less than a week away and the nation’s bakers have been busy crafting festive fancies, cakes and gingerbread in preparation.

Pladis rolls out snack NPD for family sharing

McVitie’s owner Pladis is aiming to tap the ‘evening sharing occasion’ with the launch of its latest snacking innovation.

Pictured with the new pies is Bells sales and marketing director Gordon Smith
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Bells Food Group launches festive steak pies

Scottish pastry manufacturer Bells Food Group has introduced two new pies to take advantage of the seasonal sales spike.

Real Bread's Iceland ad complaint rejected

The Real Bread Campaign has criticised a ruling by the advertising watchdog that an advert for Iceland bread would not mislead consumers.

Thomas Ridley adds six new desserts to range

Wholesaler Thomas Ridley Foodservice has teamed up with Vanier Desserts to add six new cake and dessert variants to its range.

Mrs Crimble’s rolls out ‘Deeply Dippy’ macaroons

Gluten-free brand Mrs Crimble’s has introduced a Deeply Dippy chocolate macaroon to drive free-from snacking.

Pidy expands free-from pastry range with new tartelette

Pidy UK has added a 4cm gluten-free neutral tartelette to its range to meet increased demand for free-from options.

Krispy Kreme’s doughnut receives gingerbread makeover

Krispy Kreme has given its Original Glazed doughnuts a festive makeover with a gingerbread glaze.

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