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Northern Irish macaron firm plans exports

Northern Irish patisserie business Eva Paris has launched a range of handmade macarons in local delis and is gearing up for exports to mainland Britain and the Republic of Ireland.

Surge in number of coeliac sufferers

The number of people diagnosed with coeliac disease in the UK has increased fourfold since 1990, new results show.

Coffee#1 enjoys 55% rise in sales

Rapidly growing coffee shop chain Coffee#1 saw sales grow by 55% last year as it continued to open new outlets.

Curly Whirly Cake achieves Eurovision limelight

Konditor & Cook’s Curly Whirly Cake has gone viral after it appeared on Eurovision 2014.

Burton’s rumoured to be targeting Fox’s

Burton’s Biscuit Company has approached the owner of Fox’s Biscuits for a potential takeover deal, according to reports.

Finsbury appoints new chairman

Bread and cake manufacturer Finsbury Food Group has appointed Peter Baker as non-executive director chairman, effective from 1 July 2014.

Irish bakery extends Tesco contract

Portadown-based Irwin’s Bakery has signed a deal to extend its Freshly Baked table bread range across 25 Tesco stores in Northern Ireland.

Dawn plans American bakery week

Dawn Foods is to launch a new national bakery week as part of its American bakery campaign.

Pieminister chooses Brazilian theme

Bristol firm Pieminister has released a Brazil-inspired pie in time for this year’s Football World Cup.

Research finds health is key to gluten-free

Health has become the main reason consumers purchase gluten-free products, according to a new survey.

Waitrose introduces new-style bakery counters

Waitrose has launched new-look bakery and patisserie counters in 12 branches, selling coffee, cakes and pastries to take away or eat in.

Pie company introduces miniature versions

Gourmet chain Square Pie has launched a wholesale range of miniature pies.

Rascals change to Scallywags in Yorkshire scone stand-off

A Yorkshire bakery claims it has been forced to change the name of one of its best-selling scones after a request by famous tearoom and bakery Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate.

Warburtons introduces gluten-free wraps to coffee chains

Warburtons’ Newburn Bakehouse brand is launching its gluten-free wraps into Starbucks UK and Costa Coffee.

Morrisons’ share price takes a hit as sales drop

Morrrisons saw like-for-like sales tumble 7.1% in the 13 weeks to 4 May – a bigger fall than many analysts were expecting.

Pret bullish as it reports 15% sales increase

Pret A Manger has reported a 15% rise in sales as it continues to expand across the UK.

Tesco ISB staff react angrily to closure plans

Reports of Tesco’s plans to close more than 100 in-store bakeries has been met with anger from staff.

Timeline: Euphorium Bakery & Tesco

Following the news that Tesco plans to close more than 100 in-store bakeries, British Baker looks back at the development of the Euphorium Bakery.

Aldi and Lidl hold strong as competition heats up

Once again, Aldi and Lidl have continued to dominate market share, while market growth hit its lowest level in 11 years.

Silver environment award for Maple Leaf

Maple Leaf Bakery UK has been recognised at the Zero Waste Awards 2014.

Village Bakery gains permission for academy

Welsh business the Village Bakery has secured planning permission for a new £2.3m baking academy.

Tesco to close 100 in-store bakeries

Tesco is set to close more than 100 in-store bakeries affecting 600 staff.

London sees arrival of gourmet doughnut firm

New artisan doughnut concept Crosstown Doughnuts has launched today in London with a market stall.

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Allied completes £25m bakery spend at West Bromwich

Allied Bakeries has unveiled a £25m investment at its West Bromwich bakery.

Bakels bring out retro doughnut fillings

A new range of retro flavoured doughnut fillings has been launched by Bakels to coincide with the start of National Doughnut Week. 

Handmade Cake Company targets pubs

Pubs are a target for business growth for cake manufacturer The Handmade Cake Company, its managing director has revealed.

König devises new roll plant line

Manufacturer König has created a new automatic roll plant range.

Innovation is key, says Warburtons

Product innovation is the key to Warburtons’ survival within the market, according to its chairman.

Morecambe Football Club scoops British Pie Award

Morecambe Football Club has been named Supreme Champion at the British Pie Awards 2014.

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.

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