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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.

Pidy launches Valentine pastry range

With Valentine’s Day just a few months away, Pidy has announced that it will be bringing out a bite-sized heart-shaped pastry range – named Apericoeur.

Subway launches first ever festive sub

High street sandwich firm Subway has introduced its first ever seasonal sub to its stores – the Festive Feast.

Personalised shortbread for Christmas

VIP Shortbread has announced the launch of its Christmas range of personalised shortbread.  

New festive lines at Muffin Break

Artisan bakery Muffin Break has launched its festive menu, which includes both sweet and savoury options.

New ‘grown-up’ Christmas puddings

Christmas pudding maker Matthew Walker is launching two new fruit puddings with a twist this year, the Golden Mulled Plum & Port Christmas Pudding, and the Guinness Fruit Pudding. 

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Premier to launch Cadbury Choc Tarts following 4.1% cake sales hike in H1

Premier Foods is to extend its Cadbury range with Cadbury Choc Tarts following another strong performance from its cakes division.

Kara brings out new muffin range

Kara, the foodservice brand of the Finsbury Food Group, has launched a new Tulip Muffin range. 

Cotswolds bakery scoops two awards

South Gloucestershire-based Marshfield Bakery has won a national IGD award and been named Manufacturer of the Year for SME at the Insider Magazine Made in the South West Awards.

Bath Cake Company wins five awards

Somerset-based Bath Cake Company took home five awards for cakes entered at Cake International this month. 

You won’t find this in a petrol station – the £20 steak slice

Cocktail bar chain Hawksmoor is offering its customers a steak slice with a premium difference – and a £20 price tag.

Greencore sales up 10.6% in strong food-to-go market

Sandwich and convenience food giant Greencore has reported a surge in revenue as demand for food to go remains strong.

Lovemore free-from brand set to expand into China

Gluten and wheat-free brand Lovemore is set to extend into the Chinese market after attending a trade event in the country last month.

Greencore to acquire US firm Peacock Foods in £600m deal

Convenience food business Greencore – which describes itself as the largest sandwich manufacturer in the world – is set to ramp up its US profile with the acquisition of Peacock Foods.

Apprentice TV show appearance boosts rainbow bagel sales

London bakery the Beigel Shop is enjoying a surge of interest in its rainbow bagels after they appeared on TV show The Apprentice.

Warrens brings back mince pie pasty

Warrens Bakery, the Cornish pasty and cake maker, has reintroduced its mince pie pasty due to popular demand.

New lemon meringue tarts from Brioche Pasquier

French bakery and patisserie producer Brioche Pasquier has introduced the Tarte Citron Meringueé to its range in two versions.

Just Desserts’ salted caramel cake wins award

A hand-crafted salted caramel cake, produced for the retail market by Shipley-based bakery Just Desserts, has sliced through the competition to win a coveted Taste Award.

Judgment day at World Scotch Pie Champs

Judging for The World Championship Scotch Pie Awards 2017 is now complete, with bakers waiting anxiously for the results in January.

Pie makers urged to enter British Pie Awards

The 2017 British Pie Awards (BPAs) will officially open for entries on 16 November.

VIDEO: Meet the UK Pastry Team

British Baker caught up with the UK Pastry Team ahead of the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie – that’s the pastry world cup to you and I – and they might just win it!

Former police officer named Cake Artist of the Year

Former police officer Dawn Butler has scooped the Cake Artist of the Year award for her ‘flying’ helicopter cake at the Cake Masters Magazine Cake Awards.

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