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Five facts you might not know about Danish pastries

In celebration of the first-ever Danish Week on the Great British Bake Off tonight, we’ve scoured the archives to find five interesting facts about Nordic pastries and rising trends.

Greencore selling US arm to focus on UK market

Greencore Group is to sell its entire US business to an affiliate of Hearthside Food Solutions in a $1bn (£817m) deal.

Patisserie Holdings reveals £25m plan to save business

Patisserie Holdings is launching a share offer and has admitted it needs a £20m capital injection to avoid calling in administrators.

Edme promotes apprentice to lab technician position

Ingredients producer Edme has appointed Jordan Peck as lab technician following his completion of its apprenticeship scheme.

£600k loan helps Sugden move to new factory

Muffin machinery manufacturer Sugden is expanding into new premises with the help of a £600,000 loan from Lancashire Rosebud Finance.

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Just Desserts creates Lotus Biscoff cheesecake

Yorkshire bakery Just Desserts has partnered with Belgian biscuit brand Lotus Biscoff to create a new handcrafted cheesecake.

Puratos targets small firms with 10kg sourdough packs

Puratos is rolling out 10kg packs of its Sapore Medea and Sapore Rigoletto sourdoughs, targeted at smaller bakery businesses.

Kara relaunches and expands bloomer range

Finsbury Food Group foodservice brand Kara has relaunched and expanded its bloomers range with new flavours and thicker slices.

Brioche Pasquier updates macaron flavours for 2019

French pâtisserie manufacturer Brioche Pasquier has updated its collection, adding new flavours to its macaron range.

Costa rapped for radio ad saying bacon roll is better breakfast than an avocado

Advertising Watchdogs have upheld complaints over a Costa radio ad, which suggested a bacon roll was a better breakfast choice than an avocado.

Pret to list all ingredients on fresh-made lines following teenager's allergen death

Pret A Manger has pledged to list all ingredients, including allergens, on products that are freshly made in its kitchens.

Country Range launches three cheese and onion roll

Foodservice brand Country Range has extended its frozen pastry selection with a Three Cheese and Onion Roll.

Aryzta underlying profit crashes more than 70%

Aryzta has reported steep declines in profit and earnings – but insists the business is well placed for future growth.

Pladis appoints McVitie’s and cake general manager

Pladis has appointed Sam Mitchell as McVitie’s and cake general manager.

Natasha Ednan-Laperouse's family outside West London coroner's court
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Pret pledges to learn from teen’s sesame allergy death

Pret A Manger has said it will make “meaningful change” following the death of a teenager who suffered a fatal allergic reaction to one of its sandwiches.

Former Pret ops director Colin Hughes joins Subway

Subway has appointed Colin Hughes as country director for the UK and Ireland.

Axe puddings from school menus, urge Scots dentists

Sugary puddings should be dropped from school lunch menus, according to the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Ulrick & Short releases gluten-free texture aid

Ingredients manufacturer Ulrick & Short has released Synergie Legato, a new ingredient for gluten-free bakery products.

Gallery: Highlights from National Cupcake Week

It’s National Cupcake Week – a celebration in which bakers across the country take to social media to share their delicious creations.

Greggs trials click and collect breakfast orders

Greggs has launched a click and collect trial for breakfast orders in Manchester city centre.

Krispy Kreme teams up with Vimto for spooky NPD

Krispy Kreme has partnered with soft drinks brand Vimto to create two limited-edition doughnuts for Halloween.

Veggie Pret to open first store outside London

Veggie Pret will open in Manchester next month, marking the chain’s first dedicated vegetarian store outside the capital.

Kara extends teacake range with premium offering

Finsbury Food Group foodservice brand Kara has added a premium option to its fruit teacake range.

Toasties and doughnuts lead Greggs’ autumn menu

Doughnuts, toasties and a limited-edition pumpkin spice latte are among the items featured on Greggs’ autumn 2018 menu.

Ichibuns launches QR code burger bun

Japanese diner Ichibuns has launched a scannable burger bun featuring a QR code enabling customers to make payments, leave tips and split the bill.

Allergy fears prevent 60% of young people eating out

Six in 10 young people with food allergies and intolerances have avoided eating out in the past six months because of their condition.

Will Rhys-Davies with DIFG foodservice controller Chris White
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DIFG secures distribution deal with The Bakeshed

Delicious Ideas Food Group (DIFG) is to distribute The Bakeshed products to contract catering businesses under an exclusive deal.

Brioche is top bun choice of burger fans, finds survey

Brioche is the first choice of burger fans, according to a new survey conducted for Lantmännen Unibake brand Americana.

Only one in eight Brits are aware of acrylamide

Just 12% of UK consumers are aware of acrylamide, according to a new study.

Finsbury buys free-from bakery business Ultrapharm

Finsbury Food Group has acquired specialist free-from bakery manufacturer Ultrapharm, which supplies Finsbury’s Lightbody Europe business.

Scottish Bakers welcome new food tourism strategy

A plan to boost food and drink spending by visitors to Scotland has been welcomed by trade association Scottish Bakers.

Coca-Cola set to buy Costa in £3.9bn deal

Whitbread is planning to sell its Costa Coffee business to The Coca-Cola Company in a deal worth £3.9bn.

Hughes Bakery announces Asa Nicholson’s merger

Bradford-based family baker Hughes Bakery is merging with nearby business Asa Nicholson’s.

London restaurateurs to open bakery restaurant

A bakery/restaurant hybrid is to be opened by restaurateurs Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim and David Gingell next month.

Central Foods becomes Living Wage Employer

Frozen food distributor Central Foods has officially become a Living Wage Employer.

Bakeries at centre of PX+ hospitality festival

London’s Brickhouse Bakery and E5 Bakehouse are among the UK talent joining a host of international bakers at the first ever PX+ festival next weekend (24-27 August).

Muffin Break expands into Wakefield

Growing café-bakery chain Muffin Break will open its doors in Trinity Walk shopping centre, Wakefield, on Thursday 16 August.

Krispy Kreme rolls out third-generation Sprinter

Krispy Kreme has taken delivery of one of the first of the new third-generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis cabs.

Afternoon tea trends: from vegan to sensory treats

It’s Afternoon Tea Week! Running from 13 to 19 August, it’s a celebration of the event and its accompaniments - from scones to tea, finger sandwiches and even mini cakes.

Kara reduces sugar in Tulip muffin range

Kara, Finsbury Food Group’s foodservice brand, has redeveloped its Tulip muffin range with less sugar.

Albert Adrià outside Hotel Café Royal
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Cake venue to open in Hotel Café Royal

Pastry chef Albert Adrià is to launch a cake café and sparkling wine bar inside London’s Hotel Café Royal this November.

Aryzta taps Middle Eastern trend with pide

Aryzta is building on the burgeoning interest in Middle Eastern cuisine with the launch of two new pide savouries.

Flour Pot Bakery reveals expansion plans

Brighton-based The Flour Pot Bakery has revealed plans to open two new sites next year, bringing the total number in its portfolio to eight.

Cake Brands invests £100k in frozen dessert facility

West Sussex-based Cake Brands has expanded its frozen desserts capacity at its premises in Chichester.

Social purpose bakery looks to boost flatbreads

A Bristol bakery that employs young people with learning disabilities hopes to boost the number of lavosh flatbreads it makes when it relocates to new premises this month.

Former Just Eat marketing chief Dawe joins Pret

Pret A Manger has named Barnaby Dawe, previously global chief marketing officer at Just Eat, as its first chief customer officer.

Aulds will continue to supply products to Scotmid stores and independent retailers
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Aulds liquidates retail arm to focus on wholesale

Family-owned bakery Aulds has placed its retail business into liquidation to focus on its wholesale and production operation.

Topping Pie Company ramps up cruise ship business

South Yorkshire-based The Topping Pie Company has more than tripled the number of cruise ships serving its bakes.

Funnybones unveils sweet twist on Tex-mex classic

American and Tex-Mex wholesaler Funnybones Foodservice has unveiled a duo of desserts featuring sweet nachos.

Pidy expands Trendy range with chocolate pastry case

Pidy is expanding its Trendy pastry case range with a chocolate variant.

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