Foodservice

Prima Bakeries unveils premium filled doughnut range

Cornish wholesale bakery Prima Bakeries has launched a range of premium filled doughnuts.

Gallery: Harrods unveils from-scratch bakery

Harrods has officially opened the first phase of its Food Halls’ transformation, unveiling a from-scratch bakery and coffee roastery.

Sainsbury's eyes a pizza the action with takeaway trial

Sainsbury’s is to trial a pizza pre-ordering service at three of its stores, in a move which sees the retailer go head to head with the likes of Domino’s.

Aryzta hires Tony Murphy as chief people officer

Global bakery business Aryzta has appointed Tony Murphy as its first chief people officer (CPO). 

Most EU citizens will be allowed to stay in UK after Brexit, says government

EU citizens are to be given a two-year ‘grace period’ following Brexit to apply for settled status in the UK.

Video: Ole & Steen ops director on chain’s expansion plans

Danish bakery Ole & Steen has revealed its future expansion plans – including its first UK site outside London.

Tim Hortons to open second outlet in Cardiff

Canadian café and bakery business Tim Hortons is to open a second site at Cardiff’s Queens Arcade shopping centre.

Crust Bros to launch brunch pizzas with MasterChef ‘losers’ Billy and Jack

Waterloo pizzeria Crust Bros is to launch a brunch menu in collaboration with MasterChef 2016 contestants Billy and Jack.

Subway teams up with Paddington Bear for new campaign

Subway has launched a new marketing push in partnership with upcoming movie Paddington 2.

JJ Food Service launches foodservice credit card

National wholesaler JJ Food Service has launched a credit card.

Chefs’ Choice awards 2018 now open for entry

Do you have a star product in your foodservice line-up? If so, we want to hear from you.

Gallery: Roberts Bakery’s Sky High Tea event

Roberts Bakery held a one-day-only pop-up restaurant suspended 100ft above Manchester’s Etihad Stadium last week.

Two in five Brits now buy lunch at least once a week

The number of Brits buying lunch at least once a week has risen to 40%, up from 35% in 2016.

Dr Oetker Professional launches sprinkles range

Dr Oetker Professional has launched a new range of sprinkles.

Maître Choux set to open second site in Soho

Specialist patisserie company Maître Choux has confirmed that it will be opening a second site in Soho, London.

Greggs trials home delivery service through UberEats

Greggs has teamed up with UberEats to trial a home delivery service in Newcastle.

Greggs: trade boosted by improved service and availability

Greggs has said its new forecasting and replenishment system has boosted product availability for customers.

SSP Q4 results: revenue up 15% despite ‘soft’ rail sector

Starbucks and Upper Crust travel sites operator SSP has announced a 14.8% increase in revenue in its fourth quarter.

Tipiak launches chocolate-inspired macaron range

French food manufacturer Tipiak has launched a chocolate box-inspired macaron range. 

National Free From Week: what is your favourite free-from brand?

Free-from brand Too Good To Be Gluten Free is searching for the UK’s favourite free-from brands as part of National Free From Week (26 September – 2 October).

Real Good Food secures further debt facility

Shareholders in Haydens and Renshaw owner Real Good Food have agreed to give the business a £4m short-term debt facility.

Fipronil: More shoppers want manufacturers to always use British eggs

Consumer demand for the use of British egg in products has increased in the wake of the fipronil contamination scandal, according to British Lion Egg Processors.

Subway introduces 99p ‘Brek-Fest’ sub campaign

High street sandwich chain Subway is offering customers the opportunity to purchase its Mega Melt Breakfast Sub for just 99p for one week only.

Patisserie Valerie continues rapid expansion with Bracknell opening

Patisserie Valerie is expanding its presence further in the UK with a site opening at Bracknell’s Lexicon Shopping Centre.

Fipronil contamination: Pidy profiteroles withdrawn from sale

Pidy has taken action to ensure its egg supply chain is free from fipronil contamination – including the use of new suppliers – following the discovery of “very small amounts” of the insecticide in three batches of its profiteroles.

Real Good Food vows to shake up financial reporting

Haydens and Renshaw owner Real Good Food has said it is committed to improving its corporate governance and reporting after failing to fully report details of payments made to directors.

Lotus Biscoff targets food manufacturers with new Crumble range

Lotus Biscoff has launched a ‘Crumble’ version of its biscuit for use as a cake base or topping.

Chevler adds stylish pattern to cupcake case range

Welsh baking case manufacturer Chevler has expanded its Vogue range with patterned cupcake cases. 

Speciality Breads strengthens brioche range

Margate-based Speciality Breads has bolstered its brioche range with an edition initially targeted at the Christmas season.

Pastry firm challenges students to revamp the vol-au-vent

Belgian-based ‘ready-to-fill’ pastry manufacturer Pidy is launching a new challenge aimed at catering and hospitality students within the UK.

CSM rolls out American sweet bakery mixes range

CSM Bakery Solutions has launched a new range of American sweet bakery mixes, including muffins, brownies and doughnuts.

Dawn Foods kicks off Halloween campaign

Dawn Foods has kicked off its Halloween campaign to help bakers tap into the spooky season.

Orchard Valley Foods and Candeco merge

Orchard Valley Foods has merged with Swedish decorations manufacturer Candeco Confektyr AB.

Patisserie Valerie to open new site in Worthing

Patisserie Valerie is to open a new site in Worthing later this year.

Bells launches dedicated pastry supply division

Bells Food Group has created a new arm of the business dedicated to the manufacture and supply of pastry.

Cake Angels set to re-ignite home baking with brand revamp

Banbury-based decorations supplier Cake Angels has unveiled new branding that it claims will “blaze a new trail in home baking”.

Greencore fined £1m after death at cake factory

Greencore has been fined £1m after a worker died at its cake and desserts factory in Hull.

Paterson’s Shortbread reaches £100k for MacMillan

Shortbread brand Paterson’s has hit its target of raising £100,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support in a single year.

Revealed: First site of SSP and Paul Hollywood bakery concept Knead

Starbucks and Upper Crust operator SSP is to open a new bakery concept with Paul Hollywood at London’s Euston station.

Independent bakery start-ups rise 20%, claims study

The number of independent bakery start-ups has increased 20% in the past year, according to research by insurance brokers Simply Business.

Esquires Coffee continues expansion with new sites

Franchised coffee chain Esquires Coffee has added two stores in Balham, London, and Esher, Surrey.

Specialists losing coffee market share to bakers and fast food operators

Specialist shops are losing coffee market share to the likes of Greggs and Patisserie Valerie.

GALLERY: Bakeries to feature in London’s biggest Asian foodhall

London’s biggest Asian foodhall Bang Bang Oriental, which opened in Colindale, north London this week, will feature a number of bakery kiosks.

Founder and finance director leave in shake-up at Real Good Food

Real Good Food – which last week saw its shares plunge following a profit warning – has announced the departure of its founder and its finance director.

Do you want a slice of the growing vegan market?

Vegan bakery and pie businesses will be among those exhibiting at the UK’s first vegan trade and media show in London this October.

Burns the Bread to open Somerton outlet

Burns the Bread is preparing to unveil its seventh site on the premises of a former charity shop.

Federation of Bakers steps up #betterwithbread with café opening

An innovative pop-up café is set to make its debut in Shoreditch, London designed to promote the #betterwithbread campaign.

Paul UK bucks ‘challenging conditions’ to grow 12%

Store refurbishments and new product development have helped drive growth at bakery and café chain Paul UK.

Wall’s to offer prize giveaway as part of Helping Hand campaign

Wall’s Pastry will be offering an on-pack promotion as part of its Helping Hand campaign.

Thomas Ridley expands with new frozen storage facility

Wholesaler Thomas Ridley Foodservice has expanded with a new 25,000 sq ft freezer facility.

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