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Tom and Henry Herbert, the Fabulous Baker Brothers
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Fabulous Baker Brothers create beer bread for pop-up

Six limited edition breads have been created by Tom and Henry Herbert, aka the Fabulous Baker Brothers, to star in a beer-themed pop-up in Hoxton, London.

Special yeast decimates bread cancer chemical

In-house testing of Renaissance Ingredients’ acrylamide-reducing baker’s yeast has suggested its use lowers the presence of the chemical in fresh and toasted bread by an average of 80%.

Brioche Pasquier launches mini choux buns

French patisserie manufacturer Brioche Pasquier has expanded its catering range with its Bulles de Fruits line of frozen choux buns.

Scottish Bakers helps exporters with new brochure

Scottish Bakers has launched a new ‘Hero Products’ brochure to assist its exporter members in selling bakery products all over the world.

US gluten-free brand expands UK in-store trial

US-based gluten-free brand Udi’s has expanded a trial of in-store bakery goods from two to four Asda stores as part of a long-term development plan.

Caffè Nero introduces first hot food menu

Caffè Nero has launched its first ‘hot food’ menu with a range of Italian-inspired dishes.

Irwin's Howell's House brand is being revamped
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Irwin’s revamps Howell’s Handmade range

Northern Ireland-based Irwin’s Bakery is to revamp its Howell’s Handmade range, changing the name and adding eight new product lines.

ADM announces FIE plans

Food ingredients manufacturer Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has announced plans to exhibit its expanded range at Food Ingredients Europe 2015.

Real Bread Campaign celebrate Sourdough September

The Real Bread Campaign held Sourdough September last month to raise public awareness of the taste and potential health benefits of traditional bread-making.

Krazi Baker releases first packaged product

Mark Douglas, founder of Northern Irish bakery company Krazi Baker, has launched his first packaged retail product at Belfast International Airport’s (BIA) country market.

United Biscuits suffers profit tumble

United Biscuits (UB) has seen pre-tax operating profits fall 47.5% to £54.7 million in the year to 3 January 2015, according to newly filed Companies House accounts.

Thorntons re-embraces biscuit market

Chocolate-maker Thorntons has returned to the world of biscuits with a new range aimed at adults. 

Greggs wins health award

Highstreet bakery chain Greggs has won the Health and Wellness Award at the IGD Awards 2015 for the positive health impact of its Balanced Choice range.

Record wheat yield at harvest

This year’s harvest is set to become the biggest wheat yield on record, it has been revealed.

Wrights backs bid for World’s Strongest Man

It’s not every day a Wrights Food delivery van is used as a weight, but that’s precisely what happened when the UK’s Strongest Man deadlifted a 2.5 tonne vehicle. 

New addition to Irish breads range

Northern Irish bakery Irwin’s has launched a new Rankin Selection traditional Irish bread.

Hovis back on TV screens

Hovis has returned to TV screens for the first time in three years with a modern twist on its iconic ‘boy on a bike’ ad. 

Tesco removes £93k of garlic bread from shelves

Garlic bread produced by Bakkavör Foods worth £93,000 has been taken off the shelves at Tesco for being underweight.

Newburn Bakehouse by Warburtons launches allergen-friendly wraps

Newburn Bakehouse by Warburtons has launched a new range of wraps that are gluten-, wheat- and dairy-free.

Innovation rife at IBA

A staggering 77,000 people went through the doors at last month’s IBA exhibition in Munich, Germany.

Hovis launches Good Inside sandwich thins

Hovis plans to cash in on the appetite for sandwich alternatives with the launch of two new ranges.

Ulrick & Short launches shelf-life boosting starches

Ingredients specialist Ulrick & Short has launched two starches that it claims increase shelf-life and enhance the height and softness of the loaf with no detriment to taste or texture.

Tate & Lyle fined £18m for EU sugar deal

Tate & Lyle has been fined £18m over the 2010 sale of its EU sugars business to American Sugar Refining (ASR). 

Feel Free For Gluten Free launches doughnut range in Tesco

Feel Free For Gluten Free has launched a new doughnut product in 250 Tesco stores.

Proper Cornish’s portable pies listed by major companies

Proper Cornish’s new, handheld ‘on-the-go’ pies have been listed by wholesaler Bidvest and caterer Compass Group.

Best organic Danish rye in London is named

An organic 100% rye Danish loaf made by Notting Hill Real Bread bakery SNAPS + RYE was named ‘The Londoners’ Loaf’ at the Urban Food Awards during The Urban Food Feast at Borough Market on 25 September.

Great British Bake Off’s Holly Bell publishes cookbook

Great British Bake Off contestant Holly Bell has followed in the footsteps of Mary Berry and linked up with frozen food chain Iceland to publish a new cookbook called The Power Of Frozen.

Scottish co-operative launches premium doughnut range

Scotland’s largest independent co-operative has announced the launch of a new premium doughnut range.

Ultrasonic cutter on display at the IBA.
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Brook Food launches ultrasonic cake cutter

Brook Food has introduced the Reach Food Systems Ultrasonic Cake Cutter to the UK bakery market.

Cocomacs has opened at Birmingham's Grand Central
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Cocomacs launches in Birmingham

A new artisan micro-bakery, Cocomacs, has opened in the newly launched Grand Central Birmingham shopping centre.

Mike Roberts and Lindsay Occleston of Roberts alongside Val Custance, Mayor of Erewash
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Roberts Bakery celebrates £2m upgrade

Frank Roberts & Sons Bakery has opened its £2m-plus upgrade of the former Aldreds the Bakers bakery, in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, featuring a state-of-the-art sandwich thins line.

Active Families, Happy Families with Soreen
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Soreen launches active families campaign

Samworth Brothers-owned Soreen has launched a partnership with charity Youth Sport Trust called Active Families, Happy Families.

Real Good Food: a special report

Martyn Leek takes a closer look at the recent presentation by the Real Good Food board to its shareholders at its annual general meeting

Nina Bakery has launched a new pita
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Nina Bakery launches “no tear” pita

Artisan pita bread company Nina Bakery is launching its new range of ‘no tear’, stone oven pitas in the UK, suitable as sandwich carriers.

Shares dip at Real Good Food

Shares in Real Good Food (RGF) fell by nearly 2% – as the company announced revenue was down as it entered its new financial year.

Karren Brady congratulates Apprentice star on bakery launch

Former Young Apprentice 2013 contestant Lucy Beauvallet has just launched an online cake company called ‘Beauvallet’s Cakes’. 

Managing director of Village Bakery Robin Jones
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Welsh baker sets sights on Japan with crumpets

Wrexham baker Village Bakery is planning to launch its sourdough crumpets in Japan.

Nancy Birtwhistle, Great British Bake Off Champion 2014, supports the Love Food Hate Waste Use Your Loaf campaign
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Fresh ideas at stale bread feast

Reigning Great British Bake Off champion Nancy Birtwhistle joined forces with charity Love Food Hate Waste (LFHW) to show how stale bread should be viewed as a culinary asset rather than bin lining.

Helen Bollen of Mrs B's Cakes
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National Cupcake Championships: behind the scenes

The National Cupcake Championships bring out the very best in cupcake bakers – and now you get a chance to look behind the scenes.

Real Good Food's Executive Chairman Pieter Totté
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RGF satisfied, but warns revenue is down

Real Good Food, the bakery ingredients group, has declared itself “very satisfied” with the start of its new financial year – despite revenue being down.

Marketing director to leave Allied Bakeries

Jon Wilson, marketing director at Kingsmill owner Allied Bakeries, is to leave the business, British Baker can reveal.

Bardwell Mill Bakery
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Former chef reopens father’s windmill bakery

A former chef has restarted his father’s bakery on the site of the under-restoration windmill at Bardwell Mill, Suffolk.

Finsbury: analysing the results

Finsbury Food Group unveiled revenue and profit growth yesterday – but what were the drivers for the increases? Here British Baker analyses the performance of the bakery group in greater detail.

Charlotte Marrifield, Harrogate Cake Company and Jon Haw, Royal Bank of Scotland
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Pastry expert buys Harrogate Cake Company

Top pastry chef Charlotte Marrifield has bought the Harrogate Cake Company with funding support from the Royal Bank of Scotland for an undisclosed sum.

Profits and sales rise at ‘transformational’ Finsbury Food Group

Finsbury Food Group saw profit before tax soar by 76% to £11.4m last year, it revealed this morning.

Cupcakes take over the internet

National Cupcake Week took the internet by storm last week, reaching hundreds of thousands of people on Twitter.

CSM adds new topped and filled muffins

A four-strong range of topped and filled muffins is on the way from CSM Bakery Solutions.

Pastry firm revamps canapés range

Pidy, the ready-to-fill pastry specialist, has relaunched its Trendy range with a new recipe in time for Christmas. 

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Oliver Rudgard is Higgidy head of brand
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Higgidy appoints new head of brand

Higgidy, the West Sussex pie and quiche maker, has appointed Oliver Rudgard to the newly created role as head of brand. 

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Experts mooted growth for organic with products such as Sainsbury's range
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Opportunities in organic foods identified

The steady growth in organic foods presents new opportunities for brands and retailers, research from market data company Nielsen has revealed. 

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