Finished Goods

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.

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.

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