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Sandwich chain opens fifth UK site

American sandwich chain Quiznos has opened its fifth UK site in Maidstone, with local firm Speciality Breads’ white and brown loaves taking centre stage on the menu.

Kara crowned cake winner

Finsbury Food Group foodservice brand Kara has been crowned the cake winner at the 2016 Café Quality Food Awards.

What is the number one biscuit choice for British workers?

A survey conducted by national workplace law consultancy, protecting.co.uk has concluded that Britain’s favourite biscuit in the place of work is...

Flower & White unveils Christmas range

Shrewsbury-based dessert maker Flower & White has launched its festive lines.

Sandwich producers wary over automated system

Sandwich manufacturers are wary of being the first to market with a fully-automated sandwich system, according to a report from the British Sandwich Association (BSA).

Holland’s launches Steak and Guinness Golden Ale pie

Lancashire baker Holland’s has joined forces with Guinness again to produce a Steak and Guinness Golden Ale Pie.

Waitrose rolls out Heston Blumenthal Persian-inspired Christmas pud

Waitrose is expecting another sell-out success from Heston Blumenthal with the roll-out this month of his latest Christmas pudding creation.

How Queen Victoria really was partial to a Victoria sponge

Hot on the heels of the Bake Off finale, University of Warwick food historian Professor Rebecca Earle investigates the history of the Victoria sponge.

GALLERY: Bobbi Brown marks 25 years with cakes galore

The make-up giant is marking 25 years in business with an exclusive afternoon tea at Balthazar London brasserie in Covent Garden.

Lidl could potentially introduce click and collect system to UK stores

Discount retailer Lidl could potentially introduce click and collect for groceries in the UK, following its launch in stores across Germany later this year.

Biscuiteers secures £550k crowdfunding target

Online handmade biscuit retailer Biscuiteers has exceeded its initial £550,000 funding target on equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube by almost £50k.

NFU specialist reminds manufacturers over product recall issues

Paul Shattock, food and drink sector specialist at commercial insurer the National Farmers Union - trading as NFU Mutual - has reminded manufacturers of the importance of risk management to avoid product recall issues on a global scale.

Campaigners urge food manufacturers to support reformulation programme

Action on Sugar (AoS) has prodded food manufacturers to support Public Health England’s voluntary reformulation programme.

Soreen supports hospital’s ‘Bake it Better’ charity campaign

Samworth Brothers-owned malt loaf maker Soreen has supported Great Ormond Street Hospital’s charity campaign Bake It Better after donating £5,000.

Most Marvellous Baking scoops savoury snacks accolade

Northamptonshire-based artisan bakery Most Marvellous Baking has won the savoury snacks category in the Good Choice! Quality Food Awards in London.

Finsbury extends celebration and Thorntons lines

Finsbury Food Group has added three new celebration cakes to its line-up, as well as six new luxurious lines to its Thorntons Cakes range.

Allied Bakeries invites aspiring bakers to its factory

Allied Bakeries has welcomed 29 primary school children from Carryduff, Northern Ireland for a guided tour of its bakery and a pancake decorating demonstration.

‘Peasant bakery’ crowdfunding in Wales

There are plans to create the UK’s first ‘peasant bakery’ near St Davids in Pembrokeshire.

Greggs denies it has stopped selling scones

It was widely reported high street bakery chain Greggs had scrapped scones from its 1,700 stores, and there was a furious reaction from consumers. But the claims have been denied.

National Doughnut Week 2017 dates announced

Organisers have revealed the timings for next year’s National Doughnut Week charity push.

Ginsters launches festive editions

Pastry brand Ginsters is to launch its festive range on 26 October. It will include two limited-edition sandwiches and a limited-edition pasty.

Starbucks’ red cups are back

High street coffee chain Starbucks has announced its Christmas sandwich range, as well as the return of its fast-becoming-traditional festive red cups.

Krispy Kreme launches Halloween-themed doughnut edition

Doughnut retailer Krispy Kreme has released a limited-edition Halloween dozen doughnut pack available from today (Thursday 20 October) for just 11 days.

M&S unveils the Croloaf croissant/loaf hybrid

In keeping with the bakery trend for hybrids, Marks and Spencer has launched a croissant loaf that fits in the toaster.

Ancient grains and yuzu feature in new 120-strong Sainsbury's desserts range

Sainsbury’s is launching a range of 120 new and revamped desserts this month – with some featuring foodie faves, including ancient grain quinoa and citrus fruit yuzu.

Holland’s develops its product range

Lancashire baker Holland’s Pies has developed its product range with a new variety of frozen pies: Chicken Balti, Chicken & Vegetable and Steak Pies.

Pots & Co’s puddings sweep across Europe

Makers of Michelin-standard desserts, Pots & Co, is expanding across Europe with a number of international listings.

Brits turn to baked goods as source of protein

According to Euromonitor’s latest nutrition research, baked goods are the third most popular source of protein among the British public.

Nick Clegg: ‘Food prices face cliff edge if UK leaves Single Market’

Liberal Democrat politician Nick Clegg has warned that UK food prices will see a steep hike if the government opts for a hard Brexit and leaves the Single Market.

Greggs to deliver?

High street baker Greggs is trialling a home delivery service called Greggs Delivered, which, if successful, will roll out nationwide.

National Cupcake Week: the calm after the sugar rush

A look at who took part, where and when, to help bakers make the most of the sales opportunity.

Premier Foods unveils spooky Halloween range

Premier Foods is set to drive sales during the Halloween period by launching several spooky cakes through its Cadbury Cakes and Mr Kipling brands.

Kara launches sandwich thins

Kara, the foodservice brand of the Finsbury Food Group, has expanded its speciality bread range with the launch of sandwich thins.

Muffin Break improves its menu and packaging

Artisan bakery Muffin Break has continued to expand its menu with a variety of seven premium toasties, as well as improving its packaging for the new range.

**Video** In conversation with Paul Rhodes at the Le Cordon Bleu bakery demonstration

Last week, British Baker visited Le Cordon Bleu in London to gain an insight into the company’s new diploma, the Diplôme de Boulangerie, and speak with guest chef Paul Rhodes who provided a bakery demonstration.

Schär launches NPD to bread portfolio

UK gluten-free brand Schär has added the new Wholesome Vitality Loaf to its gluten-free bread range.

GALLERY: Tesco’s new-look in-store bakery

There are 30 up and running, and five more being built each week. Take a look at Tesco’s new in-store bakery offering. 

Pidy launches ready-to-use sponge sheets

Pidy’s new handmade Technipat sponge sheets are aimed at the UK bakery and foodservice sectors, and are designed for Genoise and desserts.

Soreen’s Scream range brought back by popular demand

Malt loaf maker Soreen has announced that it has brought back its limited-edition Scream range for Halloween for the third consecutive year.

Liz Moskow: ‘We'll all be eating chocolate cake for breakfast by 2017’

Liz Moskow, culinary director of Sterling-Rice Group and food trend expert, has stated that people will be eating chocolate cake for breakfast by 2017.

Equipment supplier joins Greggs Breakfast Club in aid of local school

Guildford-based equipment supplier Manitowoc Foodservice has announced that it will join forces with Greggs Breakfast Club programme in aid of supporting Walkley Primary School, Sheffield.

**Video** In Conversation with Charles and William Eid from Signature Flatbreads

Last week, British Baker conducted an exclusive interview at the Signature Flatbreads factory in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, with joint MDs Charles and William Eid.

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Him! reveals continuing rise for food-to-go

The total food-to-go market is set to rise by an average rate of 4.4% over the next three years, according to MCA.

Wheat meeting bread quality requirements could hit 10-year high

The proportion of UK wheat hitting the high-quality bread specification is set to be the highest in 10 years, latest Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) figures have revealed.

Sweet Treats buck overall trend at Premier Foods

A sixth consecutive quarter of growth in its Sweet Treats division, at 6.4%, bucked the overall sales trend at Premier Foods, which reported a 5.4% fall in total group sales in its second quarter.

Speciality Breads rolls out local bread to new Waterstones café

Margate-based Speciality Breads has introduced its Kentish Huffkins to a new café situated in the bookshop Waterstones.

Thai’s the limit: public vote for winning pie flavour

Thai pork, lemongrass and coconut has been voted the winning pie flavour combination in a competition organised by the Pork Farms brand.

Crisp sandwich shop to cater for weddings

Keighley-based crisp sandwich business Mr Crisp has announced that it is going mobile by catering for weddings.

Gradz Bakery the pick of the bunch at World Bread Awards

London-based business Gradz Bakery has been crowned the Winner of the Speciality Savoury Category – and overall winner of the Tiptree World Bread Awards at St John’s Church, Hyde Park, London.

Muffin Break continues flavour expansion

Artisan bakery Muffin Break has announced the latest addition to flavours in its range: a Halloween-themed Chai-Spiced Pumpkin muffin.

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