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No crunch?… No Christmas, says Sainsbury’s

Crisps without crunch were voted the top food fail in a recent Sainsbury’s study of festive snacks… so the retailer has introduced a Crunch-o-meter.

SSP Group confirms two new James Martin food-to-go bakeries

Food and drink travel outlet operator SSP Group has opened two new James Martin Kitchen outlets, at Manchester Piccadilly station and Debenhams at Intu Lakeside, Essex.

Strong performance from premium own label ranges

Premium own-label ranges have been star performers in Britain’s supermarkets in the past quarter, according to data from analysts Kantar Worldpanel.

Cake packaged with a spoon hailed as ‘breakthrough’ NPD

A single-serve cake designed to be eaten with a spoon has been highlighted as a ‘breakthrough’ product launch in a new study.

Dominique Ansel reveals his new creation – the ChurroDuo

Cronut inventor Dominique Ansel has unveiled his latest creation - the ChurroDuo made from interlocking pyramid-shaped black and white sesame churros.

Bad Brownie launches Kickstarter campaign to fund permanent site

Baking company Bad Brownie has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help open a dessert bar in central London.

McVitie’s set to extend its £12m Nibbles range

United Biscuits-owned McVitie’s is extending its Nibbles range with a Hobnobs variant.

Almost two-thirds of early festive shoppers will return to stores to restock

The UK grocery market is expected to grow 1.2% over the Christmas period, with shoppers spending £20.6bn, according to forecast figures from IGD.

GALLERY: The Derbyshire village made entirely of cake

It took Lynn Nolan 387 hours to create, but she built her home village of Youlgrave, in Derbyshire’s Peak District, entirely out of Christmas cake to raise funds for a new church roof.

Allied Bakeries unveils new-look Allinson brand

Allied Bakeries is hoping a revamped version of its Allinson brand can bridge the gap between wrapped bread and craft bakery.

Aryzta donates 2,500 mince pies to two UK charities

Aryzta Food Solutions has donated 2,500 mince pies to events organised by charities Operation Smile and Walking with the Wounded.

CAP bans high-fat, salt and sugar food ads targeting children

A ban on advertising food high in fat, salt or sugar in media targeted at kids has been announced by The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP).

Groundbreaking new cookie machine from Baker Perkins

Equipment supplier Baker Perkins has developed a system that it says brings cookie dough and filling together in one machine for the first time.

VIDEO: How to make 720 mince pies a minute – and without the ‘air gap’!

Asda innovation development chef Mark Richmond has created a way to remove the ‘air gap’ from his mince pies.

VIDEO: How to make a mathematically perfect mince pie

Samsung challenged a professor to create a formula for the perfect festive pie, and here it is…

Can innovation stem 20% slump in sandwich thins sales?

Warburtons has said it is hoping to reinvigorate the sandwich thins market following a sharp drop in overall category sales.

Sandwiches set to oust the Sunday roast?

The lunchtime roast is toast according to Premier Foods - with sandwiches now almost twice as popular for Sunday lunch.

Greggs Delivered trial extended to homes in Newcastle

Greggs Delivered, the much-anticipated home delivery service from the Tyneside baker, is being trialled in Newcastle city centre.

Renshaw targets amateur bakers as growth market

Real Good Food is to ramp up activity targeting amateur bakers after identifying them as a growth market.

Coffee shops attacked for 'staggering' levels of sugar in cakes

Health campaign group Action on Sugar – which has previously lambasted products including breakfast biscuits  has now turned its guns on the cake market.

Welsh sandwich supplier wins £5m contract

Swansea-based Panini Ltd is to supply every state-run hospital and school in Wales in a new contract worth £5m.

Will these be the secrets to foodservice success in 2017?

Local sourcing, quality of customer experience and a flexible approach to retailing will be key to success in the foodservice market in 2017, according to analysts.

Price of Christmas pudding ingredients soars 21%

The cost of key ingredients for Christmas puddings has soared by 21%, according to data from commodity analyst Mintec.

Wrights launches Christmas video campaign

Wright’s Food Group has launched a series of videos putting its own spin on the song “Twelve Days of Christmas”.

New KWS cereals added to AHDB 2018 Recommended List

Cereals supplier KWS has added five new high-yielding cereals and an oilseed rape to the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board 2018 Recommended List (RL).

Soreen’s new festive loaf

Samworth Brothers-owned malt loaf maker Soreen has launched Winter Spice Mini Loaves that are available exclusively in Tesco.

Kara expands Genius gluten-free range

Kara, the foodservice brand of the Finsbury Food Group, has expanded its Genius gluten-free foodservice offering.

Northumbrian Fine Foods increases bakes by 30%

Prewett’s brand owner Northumbrian Fine Foods has increased its baked output by almost a third following a £1.2m investment.

Allied Bakeries owner to build new bakery

Allied Bakeries owner ABF Grain Products is to build a new bakery in Lincolnshire.

Tesco's free mince pie van returns

Tesco’s mince pie van has returned to the streets of Britain to deliver its pies free to 18 areas across the nation.

Barry Callebaut launches ‘Forever Chocolate’ sustainability strategy

Chocolate giant Barry Callebaut has launched its sustainability strategy ‘Forever Chocolate’, with the ultimate goal of making its chocolate 100% sustainable.

Toppings Pies acquires contract with Channel Islands Co-op Society

Doncaster-based bakery The Topping Pie Company has secured a contract with The Channel Islands Co-operative Society to supply its range of products.

Walkers unveils new packs for Crinkles

Britain’s biggest crisp brand Walkers has rolled out its new Crinkles packaging, which will be available in major retailers from next month.

Bells of Lazonby extends ‘We Love Cake’ range

Gluten-free bakery Bells of Lazonby has added two new gluten-free products to its ‘We Love Cake’ range.

GALLERY: In cake, no-one can hear you scream

A baker from South Wales is celebrating after scooping several awards for his science-fiction inspired creations at Cake International.

Bakery exports: Bread sales increase 10% year on year

Export sales of bread have grown 10% year on year – in line with the overall increase in overseas sales of UK food and drink.

Fancy a crisp/biscuit hybrid?

The Cheetos cookie – a cross between a Cheetos crisp and a biscuit – is making news Stateside for Cookie Good Bakery in California.

Walkers in Heathrow Christmas ad

Walkers Shortbread makes a special appearance in Heathrow Airport’s festive TV ad.

Bells expands its pie range

Scottish pastry manufacturer Bells Food Group has expanded its pie collection with a range of Deep Filled Pies.

Arden Fine Foods creates biscuit mug huggers

Bakery brand Arden Fine Foods has created a biscuit that is designed to attach to a coffee or tea mug.

Behold, the folded baguette!

A French bakery in Breton has invented the folded baguette as a way for bikers to avoid breaking their bread and getting crumbs in their bags.

Finsbury Food: sales down in UK, but soar overseas

Cake manufacturer Finsbury Food Group has reported a 4% slump in UK bakery revenue in the face of retail price deflation and rising costs.

Morrisons to launch bread and baked goods under Safeway brand

Morrisons is to resurrect the Safeway brand as a range of ‘hundreds’ of products, including bread and baked goods, which will be available to independent retailers.

Specialists tipped to lead the way in food-to-go market growth

Food-to-go sales will grow by more than £5bn in the next five years, according to grocery research and training charity IGD.

Tesco to tackle discounters with price pledge

Tesco is set to compete head-on with discounters as it looks to cut the cost of its own-label products.

Krispy Kreme store lands in Scottish airport

Doughnut brand Krispy Kreme has opened a store at Glasgow International airport.

Black Friday? Pieminister offers Black Pieday

Bristol-based pie chain Pieminister will be giving away frozen surplus pie stock in return for donations to homeless charity Shelter on Friday.

Warrens launches next addition to Christmas pasty range

Cornish pasty- and cake-maker Warrens Bakery has launched its second Christmas pasty collection - the Port & Stilton pasty - following the re-introduction of the mince pie pasty.

Waitrose sees bakery ingredients soar for Stir Up Sunday

Sales of some bakery ingredients at Waitrose were up more than 300% as shoppers prepared for Stir Up Sunday.

Roberts Bakery reaches £50k for breast cancer charity

Northwich-based business Roberts Bakery has reached its £50,000 fundraising target for the charity Prevent Breast Cancer.

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