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L to r: Simon Cannell and Peter Millen
L to r: Simon Cannell and Peter Millen
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New MD for Speciality Breads

Margate-based Speciality Breads has appointed Simon Cannell as the firm’s new managing director, following the announcement that current MD Peter Millen will retire later this year.

Burton’s CEO steps down

Ben Clarke has announced he will step down from his post as chief executive of Burton’s Biscuits Company after seven years in the post. 

Desserts firm gains two Great Taste Awards

Shipley-based firm Just Desserts has been awarded a two-star Great Taste Award for its individual Pear and Almond Franzipan tart and a one-star award for its Yorkshire Moggy Parkin.

Moditions bakery secures Asda contract

The Ballymena-based Moditions bakery will be supplying its gluten-free ranges to Asda stores across Northern Ireland, the company has announced.

**VIDEO** In conversation with Chris Peck, executive chairman, West Cornwall Pasty Company

Chris Peck, executive chairman of the West Cornwall Pasty Company, explains the "turnaround story" for his business since he took the helm in 2014.

Burton’s expands Christmas biscuit range

Burton’s Biscuit Company has unveiled a new addition to its Christmas Biscuits range, the Cadbury Snowy Fingers, which will be available from 1 September.

Proper Cornish launches new Pasty Society campaign

Cornish pasty manufacturer, Proper Cornish will renew its Pasty Society campaign this September, following last year’s success.

McVitie’s brings out limited-edition Bonfire Bakes

United Biscuits-owned McVitie’s has announced the launch of a new limited-edition range of its Sticky Pudding Cakes for Bonfire Night.

Edme brings ancient grain back to Britain

Food ingredients supplier Edme is reintroducing the ancient grain naked barley into Britain - the first commercial crop was recently harvested.

Hershey rejects Mondelez takeover bid

Mondelez International, owner of Cadbury, has had its latest £19bn takeover offer for US snack and confectionary manufacturer Hershey rejected and will now end its attempts to acquire the company.

Café manager’s sandwich design nominated for national award

Susan Yarnell, who is the manager of Southport-based café A Great Little Place has been shortlisted for her sandwich design skills at the Café Life Awards held at The Lunch! exhibition on Wednesday 21 September.

#SourdoughSeptember countdown

Next week the Real Bread Campaign’s (RBC’s) fourth annual #SourdoughSeptember begins.

VIDEO: In conversation with Ted Linehan, marketing director, Jacob’s

This week, United Biscuits-owned Jacob’s launched their #CRACKINdiscoveries campaign, and announced a partnership with musician and cheese maker, Alex James, who will be the company’s chief taste curator.

Aulds Bakery manager found guilty of theft

A bakery manager in Scotland has been found guilty of embezzling almost £3k from Aulds Bakery.

Coultons creates new depot for Allied Bakeries

UK bakery distribution business Coultons Bread is to open a new depot in Caernarfon, creating 20 jobs, after teaming up with Kingsmill owner Allied Bakeries.

Homepride unveils new 100% British wheat campaign

Kerry Foods, the owner of Homepride flour, is to launch a 100% British Wheat Campaign in September which will involve new marketing and packaging for the brand. 

New gluten replacer for industrial bakeries

California-based baking supplier Bellarise has developed an organic gluten substitute that it says can replace 25% to 50% of gluten used by bakers.

Alex James joins Jacob’s for new campaign

Musician and cheesemaker Alex James has joined United Biscuits (UB)-owned Jacob’s as chief taste curator for a new lunchtime campaign.

M&S reveals hidden jewels for Christmas

Hidden centres “abound” in this year’s Christmas bakery offer from Marks & Spencer.

Sodexo announces plans to source only cage-free eggs

International foodservice firm Sodexo has announced that it will source only cage-free eggs globally by 2025.

Macphie launches new shimmer gel

Food ingredients manufacturer Macphie has launched a brand new Shimmer finishing gel for baked goods, desserts and savoury dishes.

Halloween focus for McVitie’s

United Biscuits-owned McVitie’s is launching a range of “spook-tacular” cakes in time for Halloween.

Brioche Pasquier launches new breakfast pastry

French bakery and patisserie producer Brioche Pasquier has launched a new Pain au Chocolat Crème Pâtissière.

BRC Standard awarded to bakery ingredients firm

Bakery supplier Unicorn Ingredients has been awarded the BRC Standard for Agents and Brokers as a broker of seeds, sesame and olive oils, honey and pulses.

Walkers links with Heinz to create sandwich-inspired crisps

Major crisp company Walkers is to team up with Heinz to launch six new limited-edition sandwich-inspired crisp flavours: Cheese Toastie & Worcester Sauce, Bacon & Tomato Ketchup, Cheese, Cucumber & Salad Cream, Ham & Mustard, Sausage & Brown Sauce, and Roast Chicken & Mayonnaise.

Furniss Biscuits installs new oven to increase production

Furniss Biscuits, owned by pasty manufacturer Proper Cornish, has installed a new oven in its Cornwall bakery as part of a major ongoing investment programme.

Kara adds to Indulgent Cake line

Finsbury Food Group food-service brand Kara is launching two new cakes as part of its Indulgent Cake Collection.

Hovis hosts community tea party

UK baking giant Hovis hosted a tea party for local families at a community centre in Beckton, East London this week.

Go Compare launches UK dessert map

UK price-comparison website, Go Compare has created an interactive map displaying British region’s favourite desserts based on the frequency of Instagram tags.

DE Turneys donates unsold food to the homeless

DE Turneys, the Milton Keynes-based family-run bakery, is donating its unsold food to the city’s homeless.

Businesses and government must make food fairer, UK shoppers say

The majority of British consumers believe it is the responsibility of businesses and government to make food fair, according to a survey carried out by an independent research consultancy, GlobeScan.

Lunch! proves irresistible to Pan’Artisan

Pan’Artisan, the award-winning supplier of dough-based products, will be focusing on its handcrafted Focaccia Romana at this year’s Lunch! exhibition.

Sugar tax popular with consumers, finds study

Nearly half (48%) of consumers agree with the sugar tax and a large proportion of them want more products, such as cakes and biscuits, to be added to it, according to market research firm Future Thinking.

Burts reveals Britain’s favourite ‘ultimate crisp sandwich’

Artisan hand-cooked potato crisp manufacturer Burts has unveiled that the winner of the ‘ultimate crisp sandwich’, as voted by the nation, is the Roasted Vegetable Picnic Roll.

Fudge’s launches Marmite biscuits

Unilever has expanded its partnership with Dorset-based Thomas J Fudge’s Remarkable Bakery to produce an on-the-go Marmite snack.

E5 Bakehouse helps Kenyan charity combat blindness

Hackney-based bakery, E5 Bakehouse is helping a Kenyan charity sell sourdough bread to fund the growing need for eye operations in its local Nakura region.

Arla brings out clean-label line

Cake topping is among a new range of clean-label, dairy-based solutions for the food-service sector launched by Denmark-based firm Arla Foods Ingredients.

Prewett’s biscuit products selected as finalist for national awards

Gateshead-based gluten-free biscuit brand Prewett’s has had two of its products shortlisted at the prestigious Grocer New Product Awards 2016, to be held on Friday 7 October at the Marriott Grosvenor Square, London.

Latest sandwich trends sweep across Instagram

The macaron ice cream sandwich is the latest sandwich trend that has received a large amount of publicity from social media site, Instagram.

AHDB results reveal rise of on-the-go breakfasts

On-the-go options are driving growth in breakfast consumption, according to the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB's) latest consumer insight article.

Puddings firm picks up three Great Taste accolades

Specialist business Burtree Puddings has picked up 2016 Great Taste Awards for several of its products.

Muffin Break launches health range in support of the NHS

Bakery retail chain Muffin Break has announced that it will support the NHS’s introduction of a 20% sugar tax in hospitals by 2020 by bringing out a healthier range of products at its stores based in the University Hospital Lewisham and Whittington Hospital, both in London.

Speciality breads all aboard on P&O ferries

Margate-based wholesale bakery Speciality Breads’ pepper brioche roll has become the bread of choice for P&O Ferries’ new steak burger.

Warburtons teams up with Cigi to change use of pulse flours

British baking company Warburtons is to join forces with Canadian International Grains institute (Cigi) in an attempt to revolutionise the use of pulse flours in the food sector.

Planet Organic brings out gluten-free vegan sliced bread line

Speciality health retailer Planet Organic has announced its new addition to the free-from bakery department: an organic, gluten-free, vegan, soy- and nut-free range of bread from Good Grain Bakery.

CSM Bakery Solutions launches Genoese cake mix

International ingredients and products supplier CSM Bakery Solutions has launched its first-ever Genoese Cake Mix to help bakers perfect their cakes.

Warrens creates Perfect Picnic range

Cornish pasty and cake-maker Warrens Bakery has launched a new Perfect Picnic cake range, aimed at consumers looking for a treat for barbecues or afternoon tea in the garden.

UK wheat traders may capitalise on poor French harvest

French analysts have revised down their expectations for the country’s milling wheat harvest, but UK traders are eyeing export opportunities to North Africa.

Italian bakery expands and rebrands range

London-based Italian bakery Crosta & Mollica has added two new lines to its range and repackaged an existing product. 

Destiny Foods launches Christmas line

Manchester-based foodservice patisserie firm and distributor Destiny Foods has launched its Christmas range.

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