By Alice Cooke

Update: Supermarkets unveil bakery NPD for Christmas 2017

Asda and Marks & Spencer reveal festive bakery line-up. Here British Baker presents a round-up of the festive baked treats set to appear on supermarket shelves in the coming months.

Christmas: Pimp your panettone to create a festive treat

With sales of traditional Christmas pudding and Christmas cake declining in the supermarkets, more inventive offerings are coming to the fore. And panettone is a star of the festive show

WMAW: "We knew we had something special, but we had very fierce competition"

Morrisons says its triumph in the hotly contested In-store Bakery Retailer of the Year category at last year’s Baking Industry Awards ‘means the world’ to the business

Born and Bread: Jacksons the Bakers, Chesterfield

Each month we profile a family firm to see how the business has passed down through the generations. Here, Jacksons the Bakers, which started out by providing war-rationed bread

Cupcakes: little treats offer big opportunity

Supermarkets and café chains have lost some of their passion for cupcakes – but this gives bakery shops a chance to pick up the slack

New online ordering system for Craggs

Craggs & Co, a commercial spelt flour producer, has launched an online store.

VIDEO: How to bake off the perfect cinnamon swirl

Bakery supplier Lantmännen Unibake shows us how to bake off cinnamon swirls exactly right.

Update: Supermarkets unveil bakery NPD for Christmas 2017

Asda and Marks & Spencer reveal festive bakery line-up. Here British Baker presents a round-up of the festive baked treats set to appear on supermarket shelves in the coming months.

Unifiller launches new depositors

A new range of Pro Series Food Service depositors from portioning equipment manufacturer Unifiller Systems are designed for 'the rigorous demands' of the foodservice sector, according to the company.

Needham expands food-grade printer range

A new range from Needham Coding includes specialist food-grade, ultra-violet, heavy pigment and small character models.

Greggs extends limited-edition summer menu

Six new summer products from Greggs are in shops now, where they will remain until 13 September.

Wasabi to open Japanese-inspired bakery in Cambridge

Social media has been set alight with talk of ‘the Asian answer to Greggs’, which will open in Cambridge this Saturday (15 July).

Costa rebrands for Pride

Coffee chain Costa’s London stores underwent a rainbow rebrand in honour of London’s Pride Parade.

EXCLUSIVE: How to get YOUR bakery product stocked in Lidl

The four things you need to know if you want to get your product into Lidl, according to Richard Inglis, senior buying manager.

Iceland unveils ‘slow dough’ breads, extends Millie’s bake-at-home range

Frozen food specialist Iceland is today (10 July) rolling out a new fresh Luxury Bread range to Iceland stores across the country, and extending the Millie's Cookies bake-off range.

What was the best thing before sliced bread?

Today marks 90 years since the first sliced bread was sold by the Chillicothe Baking Company in Missouri, America. 

Halloween: Fright night treats: if you’ve got it, haunt it

Make sure it’s not all trick and no treat this Halloween with innovative new product and marketing ideas to help boost seasonal sales

Born and Bread: Lough's Home Bakery, Eyemouth

Each month we profile a family business to see how the baking craft has passed down through the generations. This month, the story of Lough's, where the home fires have burned strong for 70 years.

From all walks of loaf: The Bristol Loaf, Redfield

The Bristol Loaf, which opened last month, prides itself on being part of the community.

Suppliers ‘need to upskill’ says Bridgethorne

Grocery suppliers need to upskill to capitalise on developing online opportunities, according to marketing consultant Bridgethorne.

Pork Farms launches TV ad campaign

Pork pie brand Pork Farms has launched a new advertising campaign, following a successful TV stint in 2016.

2,500th UK Subway will open in Bristol

Subway aims to create 5,000 new jobs in the UK and Ireland by 2020 as part of its expansion programme.

New office birthday cake service for London

New online start-up CakeDrop connects office workers to independent bakeries across central London.

New Thaw & Serve range from Aryzta

Global bakery business Aryzta Food Solutions has launched the range to encourage retailers to ‘capitalise on the growing in-store bakery market’.

NI manufacturer buys London sandwich and snack business

Food-to-go manufacturer Around Noon has purchased London-based Chef in a Box from Donegal Investment Group PLC.

Billington’s Gingerbread rolls out new-look packaging

Shropshire-based Billington’s Gingerbread is to launch its new packaging today (28 June).

Did you know? Greggs has been quietly giving away cake in Scotland since 2016

For more than a year, 20 Scottish Greggs stores have been offering free cakes to people who host a tea party for lonely OAPs.

New sugar reduction course announced

Sugar Reduction In Foods is a new course from Chipping Campden-based Campden BRI, taking place on 31 October at its Gloucestershire centre.

Prewett’s introduces EU-friendly packaging

Northumbrian Fine Foods-owned Prewett’s has rebranded its Family Favourites range as it moves into the European market.

HOW TO: make festival-themed biscuits

Festival season is here, and baking decoration specialists Cake Angels are making the most of it with some festival-themed biscuits.

GALLERY: #CupcakeDay 2017

Yesterday, bakers across the UK were hard at work making cupcakes for #CupcakeDay, which raises money for the Alzheimers Society.

What was the UK’s most recalled bakery item in 2016?

New research from pest control experts Rentokil has examined the cost of product recalls to the bakery industry, and how they can be avoided. 

VIDEO: How to make a chocolate beer cake for Father’s Day

Banbury-based baking decorations supplier Cake Angels has come up with a way to offer dads a treat combining cake and beer. 

Carrs Foods in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 list

Manchester-based bakery business, Carrs Foods, has been ranked at number seven in this year’s The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200.

Dominique Ansel creates Father’s Day Éclair

Dominique Ansel’s DAB London bakery is celebrating its first Father’s Day with a bespoke Father’s Day Éclair.

Born and Bread: Walkers, Arberlour

Each month we profile a family business to see how the baking craft has passed down through the generations. This month, the story of Walkers, a business built on £50 and a single shortbread recipe.

A case of the munchies: Miriam's Munchies, Harrow

Miriam's Munchies started off as a hobby baking project in local farmer's markets - now it's a vital part of the community.

Nim’s fruit crisps signs major deal with bakery supplier

Baked goods supplier Handmade Speciality Products is distributing Nim’s Fruit Crisps products to education outlets and the healthcare sector.

Iain Munro joins Hobart as director

Hobart Cooking Solutions has appointed former Catering Equipment Distribution Association (CEDA) chairman Iain Munro as director.

Cake that dispenses wine created in Nottingham

A boozy bake has been created by Demi Salt of Nottingham-based Bijou Beauty Bakes for the mother of a friend.

Two new sponsors for Claire Clark Academy

The Claire Clark Academy at Milton Keynes College is to be sponsored by De Buyer, a French manufacturer of pastry utensils and cookware, and Chatham-based catering equipment supplier Signature FSE.

Whole Earth Sweetener Co launches in UK

Whole Earth Sweetener Co, which produces low-calorie sweeteners, has launched in the UK.

Ryvita introduces Three Cheese Flatbread

Ryvita has announced a new flavour addition to its Thins range.

Bimbo to launch in UK for first time

Part of Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest bakery company, Bimbo Little Adventures has launched into the UK market for the first time, with a range of baked family snacks. 

Addo’s Breakfast Twist to launch in Asda

Addo Food Group has secured a major listing in Asda for its Breakfast Twist, part of the Wall’s Pastry range. 

World Bread Awards open for entries

Tiptree World Bread Awards, in association with Brook Food, is seeking bakers for the 2017 competition. 

WMAW: "The journey was challenging, demanding yet hugely enjoyable"

Finsbury Food Group saw off tough competition to win the Celebration Cake Business of the Year category at the Moulin Rouge-themed Baking Industry Awards 2016

People who eat white bread are no less healthy, says new study

‘Cheap’ white bread is just as good for you as whole wheat sourdough, a new study has claimed.

VIDEO: How to make a gingerbread crown

To celebrate the Queen’s official birthday, Banbury-based Cake Angels has come up with a suitably regal recipe.

Are you a Christmas Star?

Entry is now open for the 2017 British Baker Christmas Stars competition – the ideal way for your products to stand out in the festive crowd.

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