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Tottle launches cheesy pork pie for National Cheese Lovers Day

Addo Food Group-owned Tottle Bakery has launched a new Pork, Cheddar and Ale pie to celebrate National Cheese Lovers Day (20 January).

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Bridor launches new line of filled croissants

French bakery specialist Bridor has launched a new line of four filled croissants to tap the expanding breakfast market.

Lotus Bakeries UK founder Paul Hunter to lead Urban Fresh Foods

Lotus Bakeries UK founder Paul Hunter has become managing director of healthy snacks business Urban Fresh Foods (UFF).

Mondelēz investigates live maggot in Cadbury biscuit

Mondelēz International has launched an investigation after a consumer found a live maggot in the wrapper of a Cadbury’s biscuit selection box.

Premier Foods launches Cadbury Mini Rolls Raspberry variant

Premier Foods has added a new variant to the Cadbury Mini Rolls range, with the introduction of the raspberry twin-pack format.

Greggs trading update: Food-to-go continuing to drive growth

Greggs says its “growing strength” in food-to-go has contributed to a 4.2% hike in like-for-like sales through its company-managed stores in the past year.

J&I Smith Bakers scoops several accolades at World Scotch Pie Championships

Aberdeenshire-based bakery J&I Smith Bakers has won Gold awards at the World Scotch Pie Championships for its Mince Bridie and Football Pie products.

Premier Foods launches two McDougalls pancake mixes

Premier Foods has unveiled two new McDougalls’ pancake mixes ahead of Shrove Tuesday.

Greggs Delivered expands delivery service trial to London

Greggs Delivered, the new delivery service from the food-to-go retailer, is being trialled in London from today (Monday 16 January).

Walkers launches Mediterranean range to the UK

Britain’s biggest crisp brand Walkers has rolled out a new premium Mediterranean range that is cooked in 100% Spanish olive oil.

Konditor & Cook to offer cake giveaway on Blue Monday

London-based bakery Konditor & Cook will today (16 January) give away 5,000 Red Velvet Mini Bakes across its six stores to cheer up the public in what is regarded as the ‘most depressing day of the year’.

Graze runs 50%-off promotion at WHSmith travel stores

Snack brand Graze is running a 50%-off promotion on its products at WHSmith Travel stores across the UK as part of a January health push.

Holland’s Pies launches campaign to encourage workers to take lunchbreaks

Holland’s Pies has launched a campaign giving businesses the chance to win a ‘canteen kit out’.

Run for your Bun in London

In a bid to combat ‘al desko’ office lunches, David Lloyd gym group is offering Londoners a free bread-based lunch if they exercise for six minutes.

Brownings the Bakers named 2017 World Scotch Pie Champion

Kilmarnock-based business Brownings the Bakers has won the top accolade in the World Championship Scotch Pie Awards 2017.

Newburn Bakehouse launches gluten-free crumpets

Gluten-free crumpets are the latest addition to the free-from line-up from Warburtons-owned Newburn Bakehouse.

Sandwich-makers set out vision for post-Brexit foodservice staffing

Trade groups including the British Sandwich Association have set out plans for foodservice staffing in post-Brexit Britain.

Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods set to raise prices

Premier Foods, owner of a raft of household brands including Mr Kipling, is preparing to increase the price retailers pay for its products.

Plymouth bakery to make giant pasty for Plymouth Argyle FC

Friary Mill Bakery is to present the Plymouth Argyle team with a massive pasty as a ‘well done’ from the town for their 0-0 draw against Liverpool last weekend.

Premier Foods joins supplier scheme

Premier Foods has become the latest member of the Soil Association’s Food for Life Supplier Scheme.

New tart for Brioche Pasquier

The Tarte Tatin has been given a twist with the new Normande version from Brioche Pasquier.

Sam Allardyce given pasties for Bolton return

Bolton Wanderers staff gave Sam Allardyce a welcome present when he returned to his former club last weekend.

Premier Foods unveils new Mr Kipling and Cadbury Easter cakes

Premier Foods is expanding its recently launched ‘whole cakes’ range as part of its seasonal Easter line-up.

Jobs under threat at Addo Food Group’s Spalding Bakery

Forty-six jobs are at risk at Spalding Bakery after the business revealed plans to shake up its shift system.

Apprentice winner Alana Spencer seeking pastry chef

The Apprentice winner Alana Spencer is looking for a production pastry chef for her cake business Narna's Cakes.

Sweet Nothings set to create unique all-butter flapjack range

Cheshire-based baked snacks brand Sweet Nothings has revealed to British Baker that it is bringing out a unique all-butter flapjack bites range, with no added sugars and 100% natural ingredients.

Customer designs new cake for Patisserie Valerie

A customer has designed a new whole gateau and individual slice for Patisserie Holdings-owned Patisserie Valerie.

Pidy unveils meal-sized vol-au-vents

Pidy, the Belgian pastry products business, has unveiled a range of ’meal-sized’ vol-au-vents it claims are “bigger and better than ever”.

Burton’s develops Maryland into Cookie Bites

Burton’s Biscuit Company has expanded its Maryland brand into the sharing category with the release of Cookie Bites.

New gluten-free pie from Pieminister

Pieminister has extended its gluten-free line-up with The Gluten Free Ranger made with free-range British chicken and ham with leeks & thyme.

Samworth acquires West Cornwall Pasty Company

Ginsters owner Samworth Brothers has acquired West Cornwall Pasty Co (WCPC) from private equity investor Endless LLP, British Baker has learned. 

Warburtons launches Toastie Pockets as sandwich alternative

Warburtons has unveiled a new product for 2017 – Toastie Pockets – which it claims enables anyone to make a sandwich toastie easily.

British Baker's top 10 most-read bakery industry stories of 2016

As the year draws to a close, we present the 10 stories that attracted the largest audience among subscribers to British Baker’s e-newsletter in 2016.

TV’s Gregg Wallace goes inside Premier Foods’ Carlton mince pie factory

Premier Foods’ Barnsley factory has featured in a Christmas edition of BBC TV show Inside the Factory.

Christmas cake and pud sales 12% behind last year

Supermarket sales of Christmas cakes and puddings – and many other festive favourites – are currently trailing last year’s.

Brits spending more on free-from products than sparkling wine

Free-from food and drink has been one of the fastest-growing categories in UK supermarkets this year, according to research by analysts Nielsen.

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Foodservice drives 7% sales hike at Macphie

Ingredients supplier Macphie has reported a hike in sales and profit in its full-year results, driven by a strong performance in foodservice.

Health campaigners attack ‘shocking’ level of salt in crumpets

Crumpets have come under fire from health campaigners Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH), who found a single Warburtons’ Giant Crumpet contains more salt than three bags of ready salted crisps.

Bells Food Group expects £500k festive sales hike for steak pies

Scottish pastry manufacturer Bells Food Group is anticipating a £500,000 jump in sales for its festive steak pie range, with its Christmas turnover predicted to exceed £2.5m.

Pret A Manger to trial sandwich bread with fewer additives

Pret A Manger has revealed it is to trial sliced sandwich bread free from all additives except ascorbic acid following claims by The Real Bread Campaign that the chain is serving baked goods containing additives to “unsuspecting customers”.

Today’s Group ‘scorecard’ to measure potential of NPD

Today’s Group has developed an NPD scorecard designed to help its members and suppliers determine the likely success or failure of new products.

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Alana Spencer crowned winner of The Apprentice

Luxury cake company owner Alana Spencer has been crowned winner of The Apprentice.

GBBO finalist Andrew Smyth on engineering the perfect gingerbread house

Great British Bake Off finalist Andrew Smyth – who is also an aerospace engineer – has helped to engineer the perfect Christmas gingerbread house.

Greggs launches festive flavoured lip balms

High street bakery chain Greggs hopes to encourage the tradition of kissing under the mistletoe with the release of two limited-edition festive flavoured lip balms.

Former Genius chief exec Roz Cuschieri to chair Emily Crisps

Former Genius Gluten Free boss Roz Cuschieri has been appointed chairman of snack brand Emily Crisps.

World Pasty Competition launched

Entries are open for the sixth World Pasty Championships, which will be held at the Eden Project in Cornwall on 4 March next year.

73% will pay more for recognised ingredient names

New research shows consumers will pay more for products made with ingredients they recognise, according to a new study. 

Paul UK expands partnership with food charity

Bakery chain Paul UK has expanded its partnership with The Felix Project charity.

McVitie’s launches multi-pack Penguin Mini Biscuits

United Biscuits-owned McVitie’s has unveiled a new Penguin Mini Biscuits range in a multi-pack format.

Honeybuns expands New Generation cake range

Gluten-free bakery Honeybuns has expanded its New Generation cake range with two new flavours – Oaty Coconut bar and Oaty Apricot bar.

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