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Ancient grain markets to grow by over 20%

The global seed market is predicted to be worth £4.43bn by 2020, and ancient grain markets are set to experience a 20% growth, according to global market research and consulting firm Mordor Intelligence.

Muffin Break brings back the Duffin

Bakery café chain Muffin Break has relaunched the Duffin, with two brand new flavours alongside the original hazelnut chocolate. 

Amazon Fresh launches

Amazon Fresh has made its entrance into the UK grocery market, in a move which threatens Britain’s already under-pressure supermarkets.

Scottish oat brand takes bakery and cereals award

Oats-specialist Stoats is celebrating the victory of its new muesli product at the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2016.

£1.2m investment for Northumbrian Fine Foods

Northumbrian Fine Foods Ltd (NFF), the UK’s biggest gluten-free biscuit manufacturer, is investing £1.2m in new baking production capabilities.

Destiny Foods’ new Viennoiserie range

The Manchester-based foodservice patisserie firm and distributor, Destiny Foods, has launched a new Viennoiserie range.

Biscuits buck sugar fears

Biscuit sales have remained strong despite health concerns around sugar, latest research by analysts Mintel has revealed. 

Tiptree sales up 10.6%

Essex-based jam and marmalade maker Tiptree has increased sales by 10.6% to exceed £40m for the first time, but profits were affected by abandoned factory expansion plans.

New gluten-free biscuits from McVitie’s

United Biscuits (UB) is to debut a gluten-free biscuit selection for the first time next month, under its McVitie’s brand. 

Sainsbury’s to increase baked free-from range

Baked goods will be featured in Sainsbury’s upcoming expansion of its free-from range, British Baker has been told.

Pret launches veggie pop up

Pret A Manger opened its first vegetarian pop up in Soho this week. 

New premium doughnut range from Dawn

Dawn Foods has launched a new range of premium ring doughnuts, each with its own end-to-end filling.

Square Pie launches Brexit-themed pie poll

Square Pie has waded into the Brexit debate by launching a pie-themed poll to test the nation’s mood.

New McVitie’s twin packs

United Biscuits (UB) has announced the launch of McVitie’s To Go snack packs. 

New peanut butter and jam doughnut from Krispy Kreme

Doughnut chain Krispy Kreme has launched a Reese’s Peanut Butter and Jelly flavoured offering.   

New patisserie for Ainsdale

A new patisserie and macaron maker has opened in Ainsdale, Merseyside offering a range of homemade chocolates and pastries.

Cookie Crumbles to export to Middle East

London-based baking mix producer Cookie Crumbles has announced it will sell products across the Middle East. 

New recipe and packaging for Hovis

Hovis will introduce a new ‘softer’ recipe for its Best of Both and Soft White, supported by new packaging designs.

Burton’s relaunches Chicken ‘n’ Chips

Burton’s Biscuit Company will reintroduce Chicken ‘n’ Chips, its 1980s savoury snack brand, next month. 

Destiny launches European bread range

The Manchester-based foodservice patisserie firm and distributor, Destiny Foods, has launched a new Continental Selection.

New filling for Macphie

Independent food ingredients manufacturer Macphie has announced a new belgian chocolate filling to add to its existing luxury range.

Waitrose launches dog muffins

Iced Woofins, iced muffins for dogs made of sponge cake, are now available in Waitrose.

New Hovis Best of Both Mix

The new Hovis Best of Both Mix from Premier Foods is for those “who enjoy the taste of white bread, but want the benefits of wholemeal bread”, according to Premier Foods. 

New competition from Patisserie Valerie

High street bakery Patisserie Valerie has launched the #MyValerieGateau competition, which will see the public design the company’s next gateau. 

Kellogg’s launches brownie-style bake

Kellogg’s has launched Coco Pops Choco Bakes, a Coco Pops-branded brownie-style bake, targeted at children looking for snacks after school. 

ABF’s Illovo acquisition confirmed

Kingsmill owner Associated British Foods (ABF) has confirmed that its proposal to move to full ownership of Illovo Sugar will go ahead. 

Real Bread Campaign ad complaint rebuffed

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has declined to take action following a complaint by the Real Bread Campaign (RBC) about advertising claiming that artisan bread can be made using a packet mix.

M&S food ‘outperforms a competitive market’

Profits at Marks & Spencer (M&S) dropped by a fifth, it announced in its full-year results today. But food fared better than its other divisions, despite “difficult trading conditions”.

Sandwiches most popular cold food-to-go

The new Food-To-Go Market Factsheets from packaging specialist Huhtamaki have revealed that sandwiches, wraps and paninis are the most popular cold choices.

New Bunting Label from Planglow

Food label-designer Planglow’s new Bunting Label has a bright polka dot bunting print on a blue striped border, and is designed with summer in mind.

Fresh baked goods are top convenience choice

Over half of those who regularly shop in convenience stores have said they regularly buy freshly baked goods, according to research analyst Mintel.

Welsh Hills Bakery celebrates Morrisons advert appearance

Free-from food producer Welsh Hills Bakery is celebrating the appearance of its chocolate sponge cake in a Morrisons TV advert.

Coffee #1 recalls brownie over milk concerns

Coffee #1 is recalling its gluten- and dairy-free hazelnut and praline brownies because they have been found to contain milk.

Students design limited-edition Subway sandwich

Students from Leeds have won a competition which will see their design for a Subway sandwich sold to the public.

Mr Kipling launches limited edition Fancies

Mr Kipling, the cake producer, is aiming to attract new shoppers with the launch of two limited-edition versions of its Fancies.

Warburtons most-bought FMCG brand

Bread giant Warburtons has topped a list of the UK’s most-bought fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) brands. There are four bakery brands in the top 10.

RGF launches Liverpool innovation centre and academy

Real Good Food (RGF) has launched a new innovation centre and cake decoration academy in Wavertree, Liverpool.

Tesco launches commemorative shortbread

To celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday this summer, supermarket giant Tesco has launched a tin of commemorative shortbread. 

IFBA members move to phase out trans fats

Eleven of the largest global food and drink companies have pledged to phase out industrially produced trans fats by the end of 2018.

Squires Kitchen tutor leads team to Bake Off victory

The BBC’s quest to find the country’s best pastry chefs has come to an end after Mark Tilling and his team triumphed in the Bake Off: Crème de la Crème final.

Scotch Pie Champ spat as organisers split

Scottish Bakers is to become the sole manager of the World Scotch Pie Championships following a row between the competition’s organisers.

Tesco sold 4.5m more cream cakes in 2015

Shoppers at supermarket chain Tesco bought 4.5m more luxury cream cakes in 2015 than the year before.

Specialist baker launches new brand

Nottingham-based baker Butt Foods has marked its 25th anniversary with a new brand, called Baked Earth. 

The Sammies Awards winners

The full list of winners at the recent Sammies Awards, organised by The British Sandwich Association.

New launch for Speciality Breads

Speciality Breads, the Margate-based wholesale bakery, has launched a new malted ciapanini.

Premier Foods reports £86.1m profits

Premier Foods, the manufacturer of Mr Kipling and Cadbury cakes, has reported a 3.5% rise in pre-tax profits to £86.1m for the year to the start of April.

Pieminister expands after £1.4m investment

Bristol-based pie business Pieminister will open five new restaurants across the UK and create more than 80 new jobs after securing a £1.4m finance package from HSBC.

Muntons expands abroad

Muntons, the Suffolk-based maltster and malted ingredients company, has opened its first plant outside the UK.

Gluten-free bread has up to seven times more fat

Own-label gluten-free options often contain up to seven times more fat, according to research for The Grocer.

Aldi expands gluten-free range

Discount supermarket chain Aldi now stocks 19 new products, which it launched during Coeliac Awareness Week.

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