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Tim Hortons steps up UK expansion with three new sites

Canadian café and bakery business Tim Hortons is to open three more sites, in Manchester, Cardiff and Belfast, this year.

Roberts set to shake up wrapped bakery category with radical relaunch

Roberts Bakery has unveiled a radical relaunch, featuring new branding and NPD including gin & tonic-flavoured buns and wrapped bloomer loaves.

Nottingham bakery donates unsold bread to refugees

Nottingham-based bakery The Bakehouse will donate its unsold bread to the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum (NNRF).

Pukka goes posh as new CEO takes the reins

Pukka Pies has unveiled a premium grocery range as the company’s new CEO, Deborah Ewan, takes the reins.

World Championship Scotch Pie Awards dates revealed

Scottish Bakers has unveiled that its annual World Championship Scotch Pie Awards will held at the Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld on 9 January 2018.

Premier agrees expanded Cadbury licensing deal with Mondelēz International

Premier Foods has secured an expanded licensing deal with Mondelēz International to produce Cadbury-branded cakes and ambient desserts.

Nairn’s shrugs off ‘shrinkflation’ with 20%-extra cracker range

Nairn’s has added 20% extra fill to its Gluten-Free Wholegrain Crackers range – bucking the so-called ‘shrinkflation’ trend affecting many food manufacturers.

Cocovite manufacturer reassures customers following fipronil egg alert

Cocovite producer Lodewijckx has said customers can be confident its egg products comply with EU fipronil standards.

Biscuit fans outraged as Tesco rolls out ‘healthier’ custard creams

Tesco has come under fire after changing the recipe for its own-label custard creams.

White Rabbit secures Sainsbury’s listing for chilled vegan pizza

Gluten-free brand White Rabbit Pizza Co has secured a listing for two of its pizzas at Sainsbury’s, including its chilled vegan pizza.

Prue Leith supports Real Bread Campaign Honest Crust Act

New Bake Off judge Prue Leith has offered her support for the Real Bread Campaign’s Honest Crust Act to protect the provenance of artisan bread.

Herald eyes expansion as sales of printed cases soar

Cake cases manufacturer Herald is to expand its Barking facilities following a 20% increase in sales of bespoke bakery products over the past year.

Renshaw owner Real Good Food reduces expected earnings for second time

Haydens and Renshaw owner Real Good Food (RGF) has further reduced its earnings expectations.

Muffin Break introduces Moroccan Lamb Toastie to Guest range

Retail bakery chain Muffin Break has introduced North African cuisine to its stores as part of its Guest flavours initiative running throughout 2017.

Fipronil scandal: FSA sets 15% threshold for product withdrawal

Food safety chiefs have set out guidance for the recall of products potentially contaminated with fipronil.

Addo donates 100,000 meals to charity FareShare

Wall’s owner Addo Food Group has donated 100,000 meals-worth of pies, slices and quiches to redistribution charity FareShare.

Biscuit shoppers will pay seven times more for premium packaging

Shoppers are prepared to pay seven times more for biscuits with premium packaging than identical ones in everyday packs, a study has revealed.

Revealed: Baked products gluten-free shoppers miss the most

A crusty French stick is the product most missed by gluten-free shoppers, according to a new survey.

Brioche Pasquier launches Tarte Au Citron

French bakery and patisserie producer Brioche Pasquier has unveiled its new pre-portioned Tarte au Citron - translated as lemon tart.

Nairn’s rolls out new packaging across its ranges

Nairn’s has revealed new-look packaging to be rolled out across all its product ranges.

Irwin’s rolls out lower-calorie bread to 630 stores

Irwin’s Bakery has secured listings in 630 stores for its Better You lower-calorie breads.

Mondelēz extends Belvita with filled Soft Bakes

Mondelēz International is expanding its Belvita breakfast biscuits range with a new variant – Soft Bakes Filled.

Hovis ‘Boy on Bike’ finally rides up that hill

Hovis’ 1973 TV ad has been recreated 44 years after its original screening, with former child actor Carl Barlow conquering that cobbled hill with help from an electric bike.

GALLERY: Bakeries to feature in London’s biggest Asian foodhall

London’s biggest Asian foodhall Bang Bang Oriental, which opened in Colindale, north London this week, will feature a number of bakery kiosks.

Border Biscuits adds Strawberry Drizzle Melts to its range

Lanark-based manufacturer Border Biscuits has introduced the Strawberry Drizzle Melts to its range.

Child obesity: Focus widens from sugar to total calories

Sandwiches, pizza and savoury snacks are set to be in the firing line as the government widens its focus from sugar to total calorie intake to combat childhood obesity.

Fipronil scandal: Cocovite egg products withdrawn

Certain batches of liquid egg products have been withdrawn in a further escalation of the fipronil contamination scandal.

Premier Foods unveils Paul Hollywood icings range

Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods is to launch a selection of Paul Hollywood icings next month.

Tate & Lyle expands starch range

Tate & Lyle has introduced two new instant starch products to help food manufacturers tap the clean-label bakery trend.

Storck brings Knoppers wafer brand to UK

German confectionery producer Storck is eyeing the back-to-school market with the launch of its Knoppers baked wafer brand in the UK.

New guidance published on ‘wholegrain’ labelling

Healthgrain Forum, a group of cereal science and nutrition experts, has published new guidelines recommending when products can be labelled ‘wholegrain’.

Bakery deals down as supermarket promos fall to lowest level in 10 years

Supermarket promotions have fallen to their lowest level in 10 years, according to a new study.

Soreen Lunchbox range extended with apple loaf

Samworth Brothers-owned malt loaf maker Soreen is to extend its Lunchbox range with an apple variant following the “runaway success” of the format.

Mondelēz unveils Cadbury cookie to be heated in microwave

Mondelēz has launched a chocolate chip cookie range - its second biscuit NPD since acquiring the licence from Burton’s Biscuits last year.

New business to showcase Northern Ireland’s baking heritage

A small food producer is hoping to highlight the “great baking tradition in Northern Ireland” with a themed biscuit.

Stag Bakeries unveils new sprouting grains range

Stornoway-based business Stag Bakeries has introduced a Sprouting Grains range as part of its approach for innovation and creativity.

Fox’s and Gunstones partner with food charity Fareshare

2 Sisters-owned Gunstones Bakery and Fox’s Biscuits have given food to charity Fareshare to support children from deprived backgrounds during the summer holidays.

Aldi unveils ‘low priced’ gluten-free range

Aldi has ramped up its activity in the free-from market with a limited-edition range of gluten-free products.

Peter’s Food Service recalls pasties and slices as they may contain glass

Bedwas-based Peter’s Food Service has recalled selected branded and own-label products as they may contain glass fragments.

Fipronil: The industry reacts

Food safety chiefs yesterday announced that close to 700,000 eggs contaminated with fipronil, an insecticide not authorised for use in-food producing animals, has been distributed to the UK.

Sandwiches recalled as UK fipronil egg numbers soar

Supermarkets have been accused of having double standards on egg sourcing following the recall of products sold in UK stores over fears of fipronil contamination.

GALLERY: Pladis reveals Christmas biscuit NPD line-up

Pladis has unveiled what it claims to be its biggest Christmas brand campaign, which will feature NPDs from McVitie’s, Jacob’s and Carr’s.

Wrights to supply pies to one-third of Football League clubs

Wrights Pies will be supplying its pies to a third of all the clubs in the Football League ahead of the second weekend of fixtures.

Good Grain Bakery secures listing at Ocado and Abel & Cole

London-based Good Grain Bakery has been listed by Ocado and organic delivery company Abel & Cole.

Brownie flavour added to Oreo cookie range

Oreo has added a brownie flavour to its biscuit range on the back of customer demand.

Founder and finance director leave in shake-up at Real Good Food

Real Good Food – which last week saw its shares plunge following a profit warning – has announced the departure of its founder and its finance director.

Pukka Pies’ ‘Everything’s Pukka’ campaign drives over £3m in sales

Pukka Pies says its ‘Everything’s Pukka’ marketing campaign has generated £3.1m in incremental pie sales across retailers.

Bite UK set to launch Pure Bite baked snack clusters range

Snacks supplier Bite UK is set to debut its Pure Bite baked snack clusters range to the UK.

Behold! Britain’s ‘biggest’ supermarket sausage roll

Morrisons has unveiled what it claims is the largest supermarket sausage roll.

Do you want a slice of the growing vegan market?

Vegan bakery and pie businesses will be among those exhibiting at the UK’s first vegan trade and media show in London this October.

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