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Interbake designs own depositor

Interbake, the bakery equipment supplier, has designed its own depositor and claims it is set to boost the company’s profits by 50%.

Bachmann’s in finals of excellence awards

Former Baking Industry Awards winner Bachmann’s Patisserie and Chocolate Creations has been made a finalist in the Annual Awards of Excellence (AAE) 2014.

Edme strikes new sourdough ingredients deal

Bakery supplier Edme has announced a new partnership deal with sourdough ingredients producer Philibert Savours of France.

Orchard Valley Foods buys food ingredients firm

Orchard Valley Foods has acquired a rival company in a deal which it said will boost sales to more than £20m a year.

Cranks to sell sandwich competition winner across UK universities

Sandwich supplier Cranks has introduced the winning sandwich from a student competition into universities nationwide.

Warburtons rolls out gluten-free thins across Tesco Express

Tesco Express is rolling out Warburtons’ gluten-free White and Seeded Sandwich Thins.

Baker takes educational cycle ride

A Bristol baker aims is raising awareness of where bread comes from by embarking on a 300-mile cycle ride collecting the ingredients for a loaf on the way.

Sandwich and Bakewell Pudding join Hall of Fame exhibit

Bakewell pudding and the sandwich have been awarded places in England’s Hall of Fame, beating off competition from hundreds of other foods.

UK’s chocolate consumption habits revealed

Consumed one too many Easter eggs this weekend? New research has revealed that eight million British consumers eat chocolate every day.

Front-of-pack labelling scheme attracts more participants

More suppliers have agreed to sign up to the government’s hybrid front-of-pack labelling system, it has been revealed.

Delice de France takes product launch award

Baking manufacturer and foodservice supplier Delice de France has triumphed at the Essential Café Trade Awards 2014.

Hovis introduces flavoured loaves

Hovis is to introduce three flavoured sliced loaves to its range as consumers demand innovation.

Waitrose TV welcomes bakery celebrity

TV bakery judge Paul Hollywood has made his debut on Waitrose TV with his own online bakery video collection.

Easter boosts cake decorating sales at Waitrose

Waitrose has reported a 20% increase in cake decorating sales, thanks to the Easter school holidays.

Burton's ploughs £14.75m into factory investment

Burton’s Biscuit Company will invest £14.75m in its manufacturing operation to support business growth.

UB puts all savouries under Jacob’s banner

United Biscuits (UB) has launched a new £10m advertising campaign for Jacob’s.

Scandinavian firm adds to gluten-free range in UK

Scandinavian gluten-free bakery brand Fria is launching six new products into the UK market.

Pork Farms revamps chilled foods range

Pork Farms has rebranded packaging for its chilled savoury foods range.

Top 5 tips for Foodex

Here are British Baker's top tips for Foodex, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham on 24 - 26 March. 

Lidl close to 100% target on in-store bakeries

Lidl has revealed that 94% of its UK stores now have an in-store bakery (ISB).

Greencore eyes growth in US with new plant

Convenience food producer Greencore has announced plans to build a new sandwich manufacturing facility in the US.

Village Bakery lays plans for a baking academy

Welsh business The Village Bakery has submitted a planning application for a new baking academy.

Village Bakery gains enterprise award

Welsh firm The Village Bakery has been recognised at the first St David Awards.

Costa looks ahead to summer

Costa Coffee has unveiled its summer bakery menu.

Muppets help Subway drive new campaign

Subway has launched a Muppets-themed campaign aimed at families.

Mr Kipling may lose famous tagline

Premier Foods has issued a print ad following speculation its Mr Kipling brand could drop its ‘Exceedingly Good’ tagline.

Doughnut Week open for sign-ups

Registration is now open for this year’s National Doughnut Week.

In pictures: Europain 2014

British Baker recently visited Europain 2014 at the Paris Norde Villepinte exhibition centre, France. Check out our gallery below featuring highlights from the show, including images from the hotly contested Bakery Masters competition featuring UK entrant, Wayne Caddy. 

Food suppliers make big strides in reducing waste

Food and drink manufacturers have achieved “substantial reductions” in the amount of waste sent to landfill, according to the latest results.

Dum Dum Doughnuts rocked by explosive demand

Dum Dum Doughnuts is to postpone online orders having sold 5,000 doughnuts within three days.

Greggs introduces loyalty app

Greggs has launched a new mobile payment app, designed to reward customer loyalty.

Blog: Gerhard Jenne's Icing on the Cake

The planets are aligning for Gerhard Jenne, as he dusts down and shapes up his business for the year ahead.

Digital media programme targets smaller firms

A new initiative aimed at making the UK’s smaller businesses digitally active will be launched this spring – after it was revealed just 1% use social media to increase sales.

Bread Ahead opens bakery school

London-based bakery Bread Ahead has opened its new school in Borough Market with a launch day.

Asda sees Q4 sales fall 0.1%

Asda has reported a 0.1% drop in like-for-like sales during its fourth quarter, citing 2013 as a tough year for UK retailers.

Hambleton Bakery confirms new shop locations

Hambleton Bakery has confirmed locations for two new shops, set to open this year.

Campden BRI posts sourdough course dates

Campden BRI has announced dates for a specialised sourdough technology course.

Ca’puccino reveals UK expansion plans

Italian café company Ca’puccino is planning to open its sixth UK outlet in November this year, with a seventh planned for early 2015, according to its COO.

Suffolk business named Britain’s Best Bakery

The Cake Shop Bakery, Suffolk has been crowned this year’s Britain’s Best Bakery.

Ingredion reveals new starches at French show

Ingredient solutions provider Ingredion has showcased its latest nature-based label starches at agri-food show CFIA Rennes 2014.

BFree announces new Asda listing

Irish free-from business BFree has announced a new listing in Asda for its brown seeded bloomer.

App launched to promote healthier food and drink choices

Food campaigners have launched a free smartphone app to help consumers switch to healthier food and drink choices.

Bakeries recognised for free-from innovation

Bakeries have been recognised for their free-from products in this year's FreeFrom Food Awards shortlist.

Grupo Bimbo to buy Canada Bread

Mexican bakery firm Grupo Bimbo has acquired Canada Bread, the bread division of Maple Leaf Foods, for C$1.8bn (£1bn).

United Biscuits invests in A&P Foods

United Biscuits has invested in Nigerian biscuit manufacturer A&P Foods.

Kudos develops SALP replacer in response to regulation

Following the introduction of a new EU regulation, restricting the use of sodium aluminium phosphate (SALP), Kudos Blends has developed an alternative product for bakers.

Scotmid launches fiery pie competition

Scottish retailer Scotmid has launched a touring “fiery pie” competition for consumers.

Charity launches flapjack range

Charity Pilgrim Bandits has launched its own range of flapjacks to help fund injured personnel from the armed forces.

East of England Co-op invests in delivery

The East of England Co-operative has invested £500,000 in its new free home delivery service.

Krispy Kreme announces Valentine’s range

Krispy Kreme has launched a loved-up doughnut range for Valentine’s Day.

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