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Burton’s unveil Jammie Dodger snack packs

Burton’s Biscuit Company has launched Jammie Dodgers in an exclusive snack pack range, following the launch of this year's ‘Best Ever Recipe’.

Multi-channel strategy reaps significant rewards for Finsbury

Cake, bread and morning goods manufacturer Finsbury Food Group has enjoyed a near 25% rise in group revenue for the financial year ended 2 July 2016, according to preliminary results from the company.

New London bread delivery charity

Breadwinners has set up a long-term plan for those struggling to find employment, to start their own bread delivery business.

Welsh Hills welcomes Cabinet Secretary

The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, visited the free-from producer Welsh Hills Bakery factory in Aberdare.

Slice of cake sells for £1.5k

A slice of Queen Victoria’s wedding cake, preserved since the 19th century, has been sold at auction for £1,500 by notable collector David Gainsborough Roberts.

Invicta Bakeware creates Royal Mail cake

Invicta Bakeware, the equipment manufacturer and supplier, joined forces with Sergeant Michael Cottingham to create a cake for the Royal Mail’s 500th anniversary.

The new RGF warehouse facility in Rockaway, New Jersey
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Breaking: Real Good Food creates Renshaw US

British Baker has learnt that Real Good Food (RGF) has launched a new 100% wholly owned subsidiary business, Renshaw US Inc. and opened a warehouse facility in Rockaway, New Jersey.

**Video** Meet your National Cupcake Championship winners

This week, British Baker hosted the 2016 National Cupcake Championships at the AB Mauri Centre of Excellence in Corby, Northamptonshire.

Zut alors! No fries at McDonald’s

Fast food chain McDonald's has opened a pilot standalone café in Paris that serves a range including macarons and muffins, but no burgers.

Chiltern Society Awards best local bakeries

Three local bakers in the Chilterns region are celebrating after winning Real Bread Awards from the Chiltern Society.

Cashless Keuken launches in London

New “faster, fresher” food-to-go brand Keuken has opened its first store, on Eldon Street, London.

**National Cupcake Championships 2016 winners**

The icing was frosted, the sponges were squidged and the cakes were tasted, and the winners are:

Miss Macaroon prepares to launch

Birmingham social enterprise company Miss Macaroon will be opening its first shop in Birmingham’s Great Western Arcade in the last week of October.

Christmas competition for pastry chefs launched

Classic Fine Foods and Valrhona Chocolate have launched a Christmas dessert competition, where pastry chefs can win a trip to New York. 

Lidl investigates Muffin choking incident

A one-year-old girl almost died after choking on a piece of plastic inside a mini-muffin bought from the Lidl store in Darlington, according to reports in the Daily Mail.

Costa Express hits the 6,000 mark

Costa Express has installed its 6,000th self-serve coffee bar globally in Tesco High Wycombe and says it is on track to have more than 8,000 machines by 2020.

Scotty Brand and Kerrs celebrate Asda listing

Scotland’s Scotty Brand has gained a £150,000 listing with Asda to stock two cake lines in Scottish stores, with both lines handmade by Motherwell’s Kerrs Bakery.

Soreen continues product range expansion

Malt loaf maker Soreen has unveiled its latest new product as part of its range expansion with the introduction of the toasting format, Toast Me’s.

The Co-op's Truly Irresistible range will be renamed Irresistible
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Co-op overhauls own-label range

A range of bakery products are set to be repackaged as The Co-op shakes up its 3,500-line own-label offer.

ABF posts positive trading update

Associated British Foods was upbeat about its UK bakery, sugar, ingredients and cereals businesses as it posted a trading update this morning, with underlying profit said to be “ahead of expectations”.

Greggs introduces a lower-calorie, lower-fat sourdough pasty

Bakery chain Greggs is introducing sourdough pasties with less than 300 calories and up to two-thirds less fat and saturated fat than its standard pasty.

Real Good Food in upbeat mood

Real Good Food executive chairman Pieter Totté has issued a bullish statement on group trading in advance of the company’s annual general meeting today.

Linwoods Bakery recalls loaf

Northern Ireland-based Linwoods Bakery is recalling its Multigrain Loaf due to an inconsistent emphasis of wheat ingredients and a soya ingredient, according to the Food Standards Agency.

Macphie throws Cherry Bakewell into the mix

Macphie has added a new Cherry Bakewell flavour to its Sensations range of mixes.

Lower-fat pasty from Proper Cornish

Cornish pasty manufacturer Proper Cornish has launched a lower-fat pasty aimed at providing great-tasting, nutritional foods as part of a more balanced diet. 

GALLERY: Macmillan 25,000 biscuit sculpture

In celebration of the millions of people around the UK who make the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning a record-breaking fundraising event, Macmillan Cancer Support has built the UK skyline from biscuits.

Pork Farms develops sausage roll snack pack

Pork Farms, part of Addo Foods Group, has launched a snack pack for its Wall’s sausage rolls range after collaborating with speciality packaging manufacturer, Parkside.

East Midlands bakery invests £75k in equipment

East Midlands bakery Luke Evans has invested £75,000 in new equipment, which will allow it to produce up to 9,000 bread rolls an hour.

Anger at changes to Sainsbury’s meal deal sandwiches

There has been a social media backlash after Sainsbury’s removed Taste the Difference options from its £3 meal deal. The range has been renamed On The Go, and still includes a drink, sandwich and snack.

Soreen Lunchbox Loaves approved by Mumpanel

Mumpanel, a 15,000-strong online forum, has said 95% of its members would recommend the loaves to other parents.

Macmillan launches 25,000 biscuit sculpture

Charity Macmillan Cancer Support is showcasing artwork featuring an entire British skyline made out of 25,000 biscuits in London.

Muffin Break introduces latest creation to UK stores

Artisan bakery Muffin Break has unveiled the latest invention to its muffin lab – ‘Earl Grey Tea and Raspberry’.

Dawsonrentals devises ‘revolutionary’ hot product cooling and freezing

UK temperature control specialist Dawsonrentals has devised a new approach to ‘hot product cooling’ prior to blast chilling or freezing, which it says will slash costs for bakers.

Cornelius launches creative centre

Speciality ingredients supplier Cornelius has launched a new creative centre, designed to host joint development project workshops with partners and customers.

Almondy creates lactose-free dessert

Gluten-free bakery Almondy has launched a creamy chocolate cake with roasted almonds that is gluten- and lactose-free.

Brakes reveals new pricing strategy

Foodservice wholesaler Brakes has revealed a new and more transparent pricing strategy, which will go live in November following extensive pilots.

Subway adds to social media portfolio

High street sandwich chain Subway has set up the company’s first ever Instagram account, aiming to create a community around conceptually high-quality content.

Festive NPDs for McVitie’s

United Biscuits-owned McVitie’s has added five new products to this year’s Christmas cake range that will be available in major retailers from 19 September.

The Fine Cheese Co creates ‘unique’ type of toast

Exporter of artisan British cheeses The Fine Cheese Co has joined forces with cheese-maker Joe Schneider to create the thin and crispy pack - ‘Stichelton Toast’.

Ginsters revamps sandwich range

Ginsters has redesigned its sandwich range with four new variants alongside a new image for its packaging available from 7 September.

Arla develops healthy snack solution for children

Denmark-based firm Arla Foods Ingredients has developed a suite of protein and calcium snacking solutions for kids that offer a healthier alternative to chocolate bars and other popular children’s snacks.

Warburtons introduces protein-packed bakery

Leading wrapped bakery brand Warburtons has bolstered its portfolio with a range of new Protein, loaves, wraps, rolls and thins.

Waitrose recalls cookie range as precautionary measure

Waitrose recalls cookie range over nut concern

UK supermarket Waitrose has recalled its 150g Orange and Milk Chocolate Cookies, with a best-before date of 30 March 2017 over concerns that some of the packs may contain hazelnuts.

Linda Hill outside her bakery in Perth

Baker to promote local fare through Scottish Food and Drink fortnight

Linda Hill, owner of Murrays Bakers of Perth and World Scotch Pie Champion 2015, is to take a high-profile role in Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight (SFDF), which runs from 3-18 September.

Slight grocery price drop in August

Research from comparison website MySupermarket shows that a basket of popular supermarket items dropped slightly in August, two months after prices rose in June and July.

Hovis' Wholemeal loaf and NYCO's Cheese Bagel

NPDs from Hovis and New York Bakery

Bakery giants Hovis and New York Bakery Co (NYBC) have both added new products to their ranges, with Hovis introducing Wholemeal & Tasty Spelt loaf and NYBC announcing a Cheese Bagel variant.

Aviko launches breakfast competition

Potato specialist Aviko has launched the Great British Breakfast competition, following last year’s success.

Lactose-free requests on the up

According to research conducted by Almondy, 72% of people would like to see more lactose-free options on menus when eating out.

Baked goods increase by 10% for breakfast consumers

Baked products are becoming more popular among the British public for breakfast after a 10% rise in consumption, according to research from The Grocer.

Dominique Ansel sets London opening date

Dominique Ansel, the man behind the Cronut (the croissant-doughnut hybrid), will be opening in London’s Belgravia on Elizabeth Street, on 30 September, and, to celebrate, he’s created a UK-exclusive menu.

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