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Addo Food Group to remarket brands

Two of Addo Food Group’s brands, Wall’s Savoury Pastry and Pork Farms, are to be relaunched later this month.

Pret sales up thanks to breakfast

High street coffee chain Pret A Manger’s financial results for the 52 weeks to 31 December 2015 showed group sales were up 13.9% year on year (YOY) to £676.2m (+7.5% like-for-like). Ebitda was up 14.5% to £84.3m. 

New CEO for Hovis

Hovis has announced that Nish Kankiwala will be its new chief executive, as Martyn Wilks retires. 

GALLERY: See all the winners at Britain's Best Loaf 2016

All the winners and highly commended entries at this year's Britain's Best Loaf, which took place at the Farm Shop & Deli Show.

Bexhill Farm Kitchen scoops hat-trick in Britain’s Best Loaf

Lee Smith, co-owner of Bexhill Farm Kitchen, has won Britain’s Best Loaf for the third time with a white tin loaf.

Topping to present Queen with birthday pie

Yorkshire family bakery The Topping Pie Company has baked a Queen’s Pie, which will be delivered to Her Majesty on 20 April.

One of the amazing Bakeorama creations from Charlotte O'Toole
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Manchester welcomes first dessert restaurant

Due to open next month, Milk Jam is the brainchild of Manchester baking trio Claire Kelsey, Charlotte O’Toole and Nicky Griffiths. 

Dominique Ansel reveals first London bakery location

British Baker can exclusively reveal the location of Dominique Ansel’s first bakery in Europe, in London’s Belgravia. 

Ginsters revamps slices

Cornwall-based pasty producer Ginsters is revamping its slices range with improved recipes and updated packaging.

Border Biscuits launches new line in Scotland

The Dark Chocolate Gingers and Orange add orange pieces to the brand’s bestselling Dark Chocolate Gingers recipe. The biscuits launch from this month in 98 Tesco stores.

Brioche Pasquier launches Tartelettes Tatin

French bakery and patisserie producer Brioche Pasquier has launched a mini apple tarte Tatin, aimed at the foodservice sector.

WH Smith to extend café offering

The high street stationers has 17 café outlets nationwide, which are now being rebranded and improved under the name Coffee House.

New ad campaign for Bahlsen

German biscuit brand Bahlsen is set to air a £5m UK television campaign from 18 April.

Sneak Peek: Lily Vanilli patisserie at Fortnum & Mason

Lily Vanilli last week unveiled her new range of patisserie with premium food retailer Fortnum & Mason.

Brownings the Bakers will no longer make Killie Pies

Ayrshire-based Brownings the Bakers will no longer serve Killie Pies at Kilmarnock FC, following a dispute over trademarks.

Waitrose launches own premium range

Waitrose has launched its first ever premium range, Waitrose 1, which includes a selection of breads and oatcakes.

Tower Bakery in Scottish Lidl deal

Perth-based Tower Bakery has agreed a deal to supply 90 Lidl stores across Scotland with a range of six products. 

McVitie’s drives price-marked packs through convenience

McVitie’s has launched a range of flapjack and slice PMPs (price marked packs) aimed at the convenience market.

Jacobsens recalls Disney cookies

Danish cookie manufacturer Jacobsens Bakery is recalling tins of its Disney-brand cookies due to the presence of undeclared milk.

Independent cafés see sales rise, but challenges remain

Brits just cannot get enough caffeine, according to new figures which show 74% of independent café owners increased like-for-like turnover in 2015.

Greggs trials Balanced Choice bakes

High street food-to-go retailer Greggs is trialling its first low-calories bakes, under its Balanced Choice range.

SIN boosts sales with new website

Gluten-free baker SIN has launched a new website, and has been nominated for an award for the design. 

Exclusive: M&S extends fibre policy

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has confirmed it will be extending its added fibre policy to instore bakery products, British Baker can reveal.

Baker & Spice launches first gluten-free range

Patisserie Holdings-owned Baker & Spice will launch its own gluten-free range this week, and has grand expansion plans.

Sales of Tunnock’s tea cakes soar

Following a boycott by hard-line Scottish nationalists, sales of Tunnock’s iconic tea cakes have risen by 10%.

New Cadbury Cookies

Burton’s Biscuits will introduce Cadbury Cookies this month, the first premium biscuit range from the chocolate producer.  

60% of consumers pick desserts over starters

New research by foodservice supplier Coup de Pates, which launched its rebrand of Delice de France last year, has found that 60% would take the sweet course over a savoury starter.

Exercise detail urged for food labels

Food labels should show how much exercise is needed to burn off the calories consumed, an expert has said.

Pie company to launch new range

Doncaster-based The Topping Pie Company is to launch a new range this month. 

Pidy’s gluten-free range wins award

Pidy, the ready-to-fill pastry specialist, has won an award for its recently launched gluten-free range.

Bakery market suffers as snacking falls

The war on sugar is starting to have an impact, with people turning their backs on sweet baked goods and pastry products because of health concerns, according to new figures.

Jammie Dodgers thieves sentenced

The gang who stole £20,000 of Jammie Dodgers from a Burton’s Biscuits factory in Cwmbran, Wales, have been jailed for more than 11 years.

Lily Vanilli launches Fortnum & Mason collaboration

Lily Jones, aka Lily Vanilli, has entered into a permanent partnership with premium London food retailer Fortnum & Mason.

Sunblest voted tastiest veda in Northern Ireland

Veda (an Irish version of malt loaf) is big business on the Emerald Isle, and now Sunblest, owned by Allied Bakeries, has been voted Northern Ireland’s tastiest. 

Personalised Jaffa Cakes for Father’s Day

United Biscuits-owned McVitie’s has launched personalised Jaffa Cakes for Father’s Day on 19 June.

Brioche Pasquier starts production at new UK site

One of the world’s largest producers of French patisserie and bakery products, Brioche Pasquier, has started production at its new site in Milton Keynes.

Carr’s Water Biscuit production restarts at flood-hit factory

Carr’s Water Biscuit production has resumed at United Biscuits’ (UB) Carlisle factory for the first time since it was flooded last December.

Aberdeen bakery faces underweight goods charge

Chalmers Bakery in Aberdeen has been charged with producing 50 underweight packs of cheese straws and one pack of underweight oatcakes.

New gin-flavoured fudge from Cornish producers

Artisan confectioner Buttermilk, and Cornish spirits producer Southwestern Distillery, have collaborated to produce Tarquin’s Gin, pastis and vanilla -flavoured fudge.

Bidvest Foodservice launches savoury muffins

Bidvest Foodservice has expanded its Premium Selection range with the launch of its first savoury muffins.

Bakery launches online to help homeless

London social enterprise bakery Providence Row has rebranded as Rise Bakery and launched an online bakery, designed to help support the homeless back into work. 

Walkers launches commemorative tin

Walkers Shortbread has launched a commemorative biscuit tin to celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday. 

Irwin’s new products

Northern Irish bakery Irwin’s has added two new flavours to its Howell’s cake range.

Duncan’s expands

Aberdeenshire biscuit maker Duncan’s of Deeside is to boost production by 300% and almost double its workforce.

Sweetpea Pantry secures new listing

Sweetpea Pantry is to see its full range of healthy baking mixes stocked by health retailer Revital.

Square Pie to launch in Sainsbury’s

Premium pie restaurant chain Square Pie is launching the UK’s first gourmet pie into the freezer in Sainsbury’s from 4 April.

New gluten-free muffins for Flower & White

Shrewsbury-based Flower & White has created a range of gluten-free muffins for the foodservice sector. 

Brioche Pasquier achieves new Sainsbury’s listings

French bakery Brioche Pasquier has added five new products to its range in Sainsbury’s, which takes the company’s listing with the supermarket up to nine.

Arden and Amici introduces Millefoglie

Bakery brand Arden and Amici is to introduce Millefoglie to its sweet Italian baked goods range.

Baketime apologises

Baketime Ltd has apologised for “any inconvenience” caused after it recalled batches of Aldi, Happy Shopper and Bestway own-label snacks. 

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