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Bread used for marketing not eating?

Supermarkets deliberately bake too much bread in-store as a marketing tool to attract shoppers, according to food waste charities.

Bakkavör’s baking lesson for teenagers

Bakkavör, the fresh prepared food manufacturer, has hosted a cooking masterclass for young people from the Prince’s Trust to teach them how to bake cakes.

McVitie’s launches Hobnob Flapjack variety packs

United Biscuits-owned McVitie’s has announced the launch of the brand new multipack Hobnob Flapjacks with a selection of three different variants in the range.

Primary school catering manager crowned Big School Bake Off winner

Sarah Levenson, catering manager from Lordsgate Township CofE Primary school, has been crowned winner of competition the Big School Bake Off, organised by Unilever Food Solutions.

Macphie introduces 30% reduced sugar range

Food ingredients manufacturer Macphie has unveiled that it will cut out 30% of sugar in its latest range of cakes and frostings.

British Airways confirms partnership with M&S

Major airline British Airways (BA) has confirmed that it will scrap its free food and drink on its short flights and will offer passengers the Marks & Spencer snacks and sandwich range.

Le Chouxnut arrives at Selfridges

London-based Bijou Choux, creator of Le Chouxnut, an éclair-doughnut hybrid, has seen its products listed in the foodhall of upmarket UK retailer Selfridges this month.

High gluten consumption for babies could enhance coeliac disease risk

Babies who consume high amounts of gluten products before the age of two are at higher risk of developing coeliac disease, according to researchers.

Songbird Bakery brings Greggs-inspired cakes to Newcastle

Middlesbrough-based cupcake business, Songbird Bakery has baked cake versions of Greggs’-style pasties, sandwiches and sandwich rolls for Greggs’ head office.

Matthew Walker moves into gluten-free market

Christmas pudding manufacturer Matthew Walker has launched a brand new gluten-free sponge pudding range that is available in two variants.

Pidy takes straight-sided option in latest range

Pidy, the Belgian pastry products business, has unveiled the straight-sided Tellines to its range due to customer demand and current food trends.

Burtree Puddings to supply Christmas puddings for English Heritage visitors

Darlington-based artisan pudding producer Burtree Puddings will be distributing Christmas puddings to English Heritage shops across the nation after landing a deal with the charity.

Art exhibition opens in Richmond bakery

Richmond-based business The Richmond Hill Bakery has opened a temporary art exhibition on its shop floor, inspired by the borough’s scenery.

Topping Pie Company ltd products shortlisted for awards

Yorkshire based family bakery The Topping Pie Company has been shortlisted for the Deliciouslyorkshire taste awards for its two products: Queen’s pie and Game & Poultry pie.

Strathmore Foods brand launches exclusive NPD

Strathmore Foods brand, Cone Bakes has released an innovative new food-to-go snack that can be served with hot or cold fillings inside a bread cone.

Premier Foods extends variants for Mr Kipling

Premier Foods is set to extend its on-the-go variants for Mr Kipling as part of its efforts to widen the brand’s appeal.

Sainsbury’s revamps patisserie counters

Major retailer Sainsbury’s has unveiled an overhaul of its patisserie counters as it looks to tap into the success of the Great British Bake Off (GBBO).

Mrs Crimble’s launches gluten-free home baking mixes

The Hampshire-based gluten-free bakery Mrs Crimbles has released a new range of home baking mixes.

Hotel serves spooky afternoon tea for Halloween

The Lancaster London hotel will serve an exclusive spooky experience for its Halloween-themed ARTea afternoon tea, which will be available from 17-31 October.

Border Biscuits boosts its retail presence with new variants

Border Biscuits, the premium sweet biscuit producer, will improve its presence in major retailer Asda this month, with the introduction of Dark Chocolate Gingers and Orange - a new variant to its chocolate ginger range.

Whitworths focuses on superfoods for new snacks line

UK snacking and baking brand Whitworths has launched its first superfood range of snacks, called Full of Super.

Major airline set to announce deal with M&S

British Airways (BA) is in talks to join forces with Marks & Spencer to provide travellers with its range of sandwiches and snacks on its flights.

Brioche Pasquier embraces new chocolate desserts

Brioche Pasquier is introducing a selection of four continental-style desserts, aimed at targeting chocoholics on Valentine’s Day.

Pladis offers further opportunities for convenience retailers

Biscuits and cakes manufacturer Pladis, has revealed the next phase of its convenience and impulse strategy (C&I) that will include two new channel launches and in-store merchandising support.

Pidy cycling event raises thousands for homeless charity

Pidy, the Belgian pastry products business, organised a 270-mile bike ride from Northampton to Ypres, Belgium, with 28 amateur cyclists raising over 20k for the homeless charity, Northampton Hope Centre (an official figure is yet to be confirmed).

Irwin’s secures national supply contract with Asda

Northern Ireland-based bakery Irwin’s has landed a contract with major retailer Asda to produce a new range of Extra Special Muffins.

Burton’s unveil Jammie Dodger snack packs

Burton’s Biscuit Company has launched Jammie Dodgers in an exclusive snack pack range, following the launch of this year's ‘Best Ever Recipe’.

Multi-channel strategy reaps significant rewards for Finsbury

Cake, bread and morning goods manufacturer Finsbury Food Group has enjoyed a near 25% rise in group revenue for the financial year ended 2 July 2016, according to preliminary results from the company.

New London bread delivery charity

Breadwinners has set up a long-term plan for those struggling to find employment, to start their own bread delivery business.

Welsh Hills welcomes Cabinet Secretary

The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, visited the free-from producer Welsh Hills Bakery factory in Aberdare.

Slice of cake sells for £1.5k

A slice of Queen Victoria’s wedding cake, preserved since the 19th century, has been sold at auction for £1,500 by notable collector David Gainsborough Roberts.

Invicta Bakeware creates Royal Mail cake

Invicta Bakeware, the equipment manufacturer and supplier, joined forces with Sergeant Michael Cottingham to create a cake for the Royal Mail’s 500th anniversary.

The new RGF warehouse facility in Rockaway, New Jersey
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Breaking: Real Good Food creates Renshaw US

British Baker has learnt that Real Good Food (RGF) has launched a new 100% wholly owned subsidiary business, Renshaw US Inc. and opened a warehouse facility in Rockaway, New Jersey.

**Video** Meet your National Cupcake Championship winners

This week, British Baker hosted the 2016 National Cupcake Championships at the AB Mauri Centre of Excellence in Corby, Northamptonshire.

Zut alors! No fries at McDonald’s

Fast food chain McDonald's has opened a pilot standalone café in Paris that serves a range including macarons and muffins, but no burgers.

Chiltern Society Awards best local bakeries

Three local bakers in the Chilterns region are celebrating after winning Real Bread Awards from the Chiltern Society.

Cashless Keuken launches in London

New “faster, fresher” food-to-go brand Keuken has opened its first store, on Eldon Street, London.

**National Cupcake Championships 2016 winners**

The icing was frosted, the sponges were squidged and the cakes were tasted, and the winners are:

Miss Macaroon prepares to launch

Birmingham social enterprise company Miss Macaroon will be opening its first shop in Birmingham’s Great Western Arcade in the last week of October.

Christmas competition for pastry chefs launched

Classic Fine Foods and Valrhona Chocolate have launched a Christmas dessert competition, where pastry chefs can win a trip to New York. 

Lidl investigates Muffin choking incident

A one-year-old girl almost died after choking on a piece of plastic inside a mini-muffin bought from the Lidl store in Darlington, according to reports in the Daily Mail.

Costa Express hits the 6,000 mark

Costa Express has installed its 6,000th self-serve coffee bar globally in Tesco High Wycombe and says it is on track to have more than 8,000 machines by 2020.

Scotty Brand and Kerrs celebrate Asda listing

Scotland’s Scotty Brand has gained a £150,000 listing with Asda to stock two cake lines in Scottish stores, with both lines handmade by Motherwell’s Kerrs Bakery.

Soreen continues product range expansion

Malt loaf maker Soreen has unveiled its latest new product as part of its range expansion with the introduction of the toasting format, Toast Me’s.

The Co-op's Truly Irresistible range will be renamed Irresistible
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Co-op overhauls own-label range

A range of bakery products are set to be repackaged as The Co-op shakes up its 3,500-line own-label offer.

ABF posts positive trading update

Associated British Foods was upbeat about its UK bakery, sugar, ingredients and cereals businesses as it posted a trading update this morning, with underlying profit said to be “ahead of expectations”.

Greggs introduces a lower-calorie, lower-fat sourdough pasty

Bakery chain Greggs is introducing sourdough pasties with less than 300 calories and up to two-thirds less fat and saturated fat than its standard pasty.

Real Good Food in upbeat mood

Real Good Food executive chairman Pieter Totté has issued a bullish statement on group trading in advance of the company’s annual general meeting today.

Linwoods Bakery recalls loaf

Northern Ireland-based Linwoods Bakery is recalling its Multigrain Loaf due to an inconsistent emphasis of wheat ingredients and a soya ingredient, according to the Food Standards Agency.

Macphie throws Cherry Bakewell into the mix

Macphie has added a new Cherry Bakewell flavour to its Sensations range of mixes.

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