By Alice Cooke

New Tesco deal for Henllan Bakery

North Wales-based Henllan Bakery has signed a new deal with Tesco to stock six breads and four morning goods.

New poster campaign for Ginsters

Samworth Brothers-owned pastry brand Ginsters is to launch a new poster campaign, designed to raise awareness of the brand’s focus on quality and local sourcing.

Pastry chef named Young Chef of the Year

Emily Milne, 20, from Leasowe, has won the Young Chef of the Year accolade at the Wirral Tourism Awards.

New pack format for Cathedral City Baked Bites

Burton’s Biscuit Company has announced a design refresh and the launch of a sharing format for its Cathedral City Baked Bites.

New Cheesecake Pieces from Pecan Deluxe

North Yorkshire ingredients manufacturer Pecan Deluxe Candy has launched Cheesecake Pieces targeted at the bakery and dessert sectors.

Family bakery Endacotts under new ownership

Devon-based WT Endacott, which has been owned by the same family since it was founded in 1885, has been sold.

Dominique Ansel creates St George’s Day pastry

Exclusive to his London bakery, Cronut inventor and pastry chef Dominique Ansel has created a limited-edition St George’s Day pastry.

REVEALED: Top 10 best places in the UK to open a bakery

A new study claims to have identified the 10 best places for bakers to open up shop in the UK. 

Can you name the most searched-for recipes of 2016?

It was a year when sugar, salt and gluten made many a headline, but which baking recipes were most searched-for online in 2016?

Warburtons van designed by schoolchildren

Lucas and Kye from Charfield Primary School in Gloucestershire have won a competition to decorate a Warburtons van.

Hill Biscuits in management buyout

Private equity investor LDC has backed a management buyout of Manchester-based Hill Biscuits.

Real Bread Campaign launches 'I Love Gluten' t-shirts and aprons

To coincide with Real Bread Week (6-14 May), Balcony Shirts is producing limited-edition ‘I Love Gluten’ aprons and t-shirts.

Save the date for British Sandwich Week

British Sandwich Week, running from 14–20 May 2017, is a week-long celebration of that iconic British culinary invention, the sandwich.

The ‘wolds in their hands: Marshfield Bakery, Wiltshire

Marshfield Bakery is aiming to double its turnover in the next three years. It’s an ambitious target but, if the past four years are anything to go by, this is a business well and truly on the rise. 

Sowing the seed: Poppyseed Bakery, Eastbourne

Lee Smith says his finest achievement at school was a Victoria sponge: “I always knew I was going to be a baker – I’ve never been as good at anything else.”

Born and Bread: Warburtons

Each month we profile a family business and look at how the baking craft has passed down through the generations. This month, how Warburtons grew from a single shop to a £500m-a-year business.

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Bakery Andante extends Scottish supermarket reach

Morningside’s Bakery Andante has secured a deal to supply a further four branches of Waitrose in Scotland with artisan bread.

Hobart wins European Award for second year running

Hobart Warewashing has won a Star Award in Innovation for its new enhanced flight-type dishwasher.

New Gail’s for Ealing

Gail’s Bakery is to open up a new outlet at Dickens Yard in Ealing.

National American Sweet Bakery Week 2017

Bakers are being encouraged to get involved in National American Sweet Bakery Week, in order to help build sales of American-style bakery products.

Lily Vanilli launches the Battenbun for Easter

London bakery Lily Vanilli has come up with an Easter bakery hybrid that is taking social media by storm.

Fewer deals but brands not budging on price, says IRI

The IRI’s new Big Question report on the grocery price war revealed it has saved UK shoppers £9.3bn over three years.

Sixty-three per cent choose sandwiches

According to research commissioned by global packaging specialist Huhtamaki, 63% of adults who have bought food-to-go in the last month have chosen a sandwich.

Brown & Blond expands retail offering

Leeds-based brownie maker Brown & Blond has launched its first pop-up shop at York Railway station. 

Irwin’s secures GB listings for new Easter range

Northern Irish business Irwin’s Bakery has secured listings with Nisa, Spar and Co-op to stock its new Howell’s Easter products.

New Apprentice category at Tiptree World Bread Awards

The winner of the category will be named Tiptree Patisserie Trainee Baker 2017.

Rivington Biscuits for sale

The assets of the Wigan-based manufacturer Rivington Biscuits are now for sale, after the company went into administration in December.

Cookie & Biscuits: A chance to indulge as everyday sales crumble

Bakers are well placed to embrace Brits' growing appetite for luxury and more indulgent biscuits & cookies, as on-the-go eating and snacking trends, say experts

What Makes A Winner: ‘Being able to say you are the best - that’s priceless’

Mark Bennett has already taken home three Baking Industry Awards in a row, but that hasn’t stopped him setting his sights on a fourth

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Mich Turner: ‘The brain needs sugar - that’s how it works’

Mich Turner MBE, food scientist, television judge and owner of Little Venice Cake Company, on why sugar isn’t necessarily the bad guy… it’s just a question of being a little unrefined

Honeyrose rebrands and goes gluten-free

London-based craft bakery Honeyrose has rebranded and become totally organic and gluten-free.

North east farmer diversifies into ancient grain

Craggs & Co has now become the only large-scale producer of spelt flour grown, harvested, milled and stored in the UK that comes with the Red Tractor and TASCC seal of approval.

Dominique Ansel named The World’s Best Pastry Chef

Cronut inventor and world-renowned pastry chef Dominique Ansel was given the award at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017.

New ancient grain sourdough range from NI bakery

Specialist sourdough baker Go Yeast in Northern Ireland has developed a new range of white and wholemeal sourdough breads featuring heritage grains.

Alan Clarke to leave Scottish Bakers

The association has today announced that Alan Clarke, who has been chief executive for seven years, will leave Scottish Bakers in June.

Scottish Baker of The Year shortlist announced

Find out which bakeries have won at least a Regional Bronze Award for one of their products – among them is the Scottish Baker of the Year 2017.

Orkla joins UK confectionery ingredients market

Bakery ingredients supplier Orkla Food Ingredients has purchased 85% of the shares in sales and distribution company, Orchard Valley Foods Limited.

Nexus gets new CEO

Denmark-based Nexus, the independent research and innovation centre behind the emulsifiers and stabilisers of Palsgaard, is to welcome a new CEO.

New Meringue Drops from Flower & White

Rainbow-finished Meringue Drops will be a new addition to Flower & White’s award-winning Merangz range, and will be available in May.

EXCLUSIVE: Country Style completes European expansion

In-store bakery supplier Country Style Foods has acquired a bakery plant in Belgium, formerly owned by Belgian bakery business, Le Bon Grain Group.

Ulrick & Short launches ‘fat replacer’ starch

Ingredients specialist Ulrick & Short has launched a starch designed to enhance flavour in lower-fat foodstuffs.

Schär launches four new products

Gluten-free brand Schär is launching four new bread and biscuit products.

Ocado launches supplier competition

Online retailer Ocado has announced the return of its nationwide campaign to find “the next big thing in British food and drink”.

Sugar reduction targets: the industry reacts

Specific sugar reduction targets have been published by Public Health England today (30 March). But what does this mean for bakers?

Love Cheesecakes crowdfunds £90k for expansion

Love Cheesecakes has secured £90,000 to create two new retail units in the north west, after attracting more than 140 investors in just over two weeks.

Is soft wheat crisis looming for cake and biscuit bakers?

Britain’s biscuit manufacturers face wheat sourcing issues as the quantity of soft wheat plantings continue to fall.

ASA throws out Real Bread Campaign complaint about Tesco ad

The Real Bread Campaign (RBC) has said it is “deeply disappointed” that advertising watchdogs have rejected its claim that a Tesco TV ad implies the retailer makes additive-free loaves in small batches by hand.

New bakery hybrid launched by New York Bakery Co

Croll is a new hybrid product in the form of a light pastry, similar to a croissant, but in the form of a roll.

Synergy launches sugar reduction range

High Wycombe-based flavouring specialist Synergy Flavours has launched a range of solutions for sugar reduction in biscuits and cookies.

Brioche Pasquier turns its desserts into petits fours

Brioche Pasquier has turned some of its popular dessert recipes into petits fours, so that diners can enjoy a bite-size taste of all their favourites.

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