Foodservice

Plastic straw ban to come into force in April 2020

Plastic straws and drink stirrers are to be banned in England from April 2020.

Pret acquires Eat to drive veggie store expansion

Pret A Manger is to buy food and drink retailer Eat – and plans to convert the brand’s shops to vegetarian Veggie Prets.

Papa John’s claims a first with Heinz Ketchup pizza

Papa John’s has launched a hot dog pizza that swaps the brand’s usual Californian tomato base for Heinz Tomato Ketchup in what it claims is a world first.

Haden named Greencore COO following US disposal

Greencore has named Peter Haden as chief operating officer following the disposal of its US operation.

Greencore food-to-go sales up 7% in first half-year

Greencore has reported a strong performance from its food-to-go business in the first half of its financial year – although group revenue declined.

How to make the most of your sandwich offering

Finsbury Food Group foodservice brand Kara is looking to help operators make the most of their sandwich offer as British Sandwich Week gets under way.

A selection of treats from Kova Patisserie
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Three new dessert brands to open in Chinatown

London’s Chinatown is to expand its dessert offering with three new outlets due to open this summer.

Greggs procurement head Alan Honeyman, and Dale Farm group commercial director Stephen Cameron
  (Photo: Dale Farm )

Greggs signs three-year supply deal with Dale Farm

Farmer-owned dairy cooperative Dale Farm is to supply Greggs with cheddar cheese for its entire UK estate.

Laura Ashley The Tea Room to open first Cornish site

Laura Ashley The Tea Room is to open at The Cornwall hotel, Cornwall on 25 May.

Proper Cornish expands range with vegan products

Proper Cornish has expanded its range to include three vegan offerings.

Pizza deal helps drive 15% sales growth at Greggs

An afternoon pizza deal and its vegan sausage roll have contributed to a 15.1% increase in Greggs’ sales.

Just Desserts extends range with Lotus Biscoff gateau

Shipley-based manufacturer Just Desserts has added a new gateau to its Lotus Biscoff range.

CSM launches Craigmillar ready-to-use fillings range

CSM Bakery Solutions has created a four-strong range of ready-to-use fillings under its Craigmillar brand.

Konditor & Cook rebrands to focus on cake heritage

Konditor & Cook is rebranding to Konditor as it celebrates 25 years in business.

Full ingredient labelling is ‘complete madness’ - BSA

Food Standards Agency (FSA) advice that full ingredients labelling should appear on all pre-packed foods for direct sale has been branded “complete madness” by the head of the British Sandwich and Food to Go Association (BSA).

Greggs launches limited-edition summer lunch menu

Greggs has unveiled its limited-edition range of food and drink for summer.

Businesses must ‘step up to the plate’ to cut food waste

Businesses in the retail and foodservice sector have been urged by the government to take ‘ground-breaking action’ to reduce the mountain of food waste produced in the UK.

Kara updates its doughnuts with new recipes and NPD

Kara, the foodservice arm of Finsbury Food Group, has relaunched its doughnut range, which includes the addition of a new variant.

Doughnut Time celebrates Star Wars Day with NPD

Doughnut Time is celebrating May the fourth, also known as Stars Wars Day, with a limited-edition doughnut inspired by the franchise.

Pret removes one or more allergens from 70 products

Pret A Manger has removed allergens from more than 70 products as part of a five-point allergy plan, which also includes full ingredient labels in every UK shop.

Lyle’s restaurateurs to open Flor bakery and wine bar

London restaurateurs James Lowe and John Ogier are to open a new wine bar, bakery and restaurant concept at Borough Market.

Deadline for 2019 Baking Industry Awards extended!

We have extended the deadline for Baking Industry Awards entries for one more week – so don’t delay in telling us about your stellar products, people and businesses!

Laura Ashley The Tea Room adds brunch menu

Laura Ashley The Tea Room in Solihull has launched a new  brunch menu to sit alongside its traditional afternoon tea.

Paul to open Express site on Tottenham Court Road

French bakery and patisserie brand Paul UK is to open its second Express shop on Tottenham Court Road on Monday 13 May.

Doughnut Time unveils two more London sites

Doughnut Time is continuing its expansion across the capital with two new stores.

Bidfood reduces sugar in cakes and pie fillings

Foodservice provider Bidfood has cut an average of 25% of the sugar from across its cakes and 20% across its pie fillings.

Konditor & Cook extends surplus app to all stores

Cake specialist Konditor & Cook has extended its partnership with surplus food app Too Good To Go to all five of its stores in London.

Freaks of Nature launches into foodservice market

Plant-based, free-from dessert maker Freaks of Nature has expanded its offering into the foodservice market for the first time.

Brioche Pasquier unveils new petits fours range

Brioche Pasquier has unveiled a new range of petits fours called Délicatesse.

Crosta & Mollica secures on-trade listing for snack bags

Italian baked goods supplier Crosta & Mollica has gained on-trade listings for its snack-sized bags of tarallini savoury biscuits, which include a new flavour variant.

Businesses warned of food hygiene rating scam

Food businesses have been warned about a scam involving the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme.

Doughnut Time creates Cadbury Creme Egg café

Doughnut Time has partnered with Cadbury for a world-first Cadbury Creme Egg Doughnut Café.

Easter 2019: Bakers unveil seasonal offerings

As Easter approaches, bakers nationwide have begun rolling out egg-citing seasonal NPD.

Caffè Nero launches coffee-themed food menu

Coffee chain Caffè Nero is to roll out an espresso-infused savoury and sweet food menu, including a coffee-cured bacon sandwich.

Industry groups welcome October Brexit extension

Trade bodies have given a cautious welcome to the extension of Brexit negotiations to 31 October.

The Artisan Bakery rolls out new trio of vegan muffins

London-based business The Artisan Bakery has rolled out vegan muffins following the strong performance of a vegan pastry range it launched a year ago.

Topping Pie Co unveils speciality pork pie range

Yorkshire business The Topping Pie Company has launched a speciality pork pie range to tap demand for smaller pies with more flavour variety.

Wightlink's Simon Lewis with Grace’s Bakery marketing administrator Sarah Redrup
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Grace’s Bakery secures Wightlink ferry supply deal

Isle of Wight business Grace’s Bakery is to supply Wightlink car ferries with sandwiches made using its own bread.

Cornish pasty is UK’s most recognised PGI product

Cornish pasties and Melton Mowbray pork pies are among the most recognised Geographic Indication (GI) products.

Handmade Cake Company creates first ambient range

Wholesale cake manufacturer The Handmade Cake Company has created its first-ever ambient range, which comprises a trio of individually-wrapped products.

Heinz pairs with Deliveroo to bring back Beanz Pizza

Heinz has teamed up with Deliveroo to bring back Heinz Beanz Pizza.

Kara and Weetabix team up for breakfast muffins

Cereal giant Weetabix has partnered with Kara, the foodservice arm of Finsbury Food Group, to launch a duo of branded breakfast muffins.

IFE 2019: Which trends are set to impact UK bakery?

The International Food & Drink Event (IFE) took place at ExCeL London last week, featuring hundreds of exhibitors from across the globe showcasing their wares.

Registration now open for National Doughnut Week

Bakers and businesses can register now to join in with the National Doughnut Week fundraising fun this May.

Bakeries make up majority of food and drink start-ups

Bakery businesses have accounted for the greatest number of food and drink start-ups in the past six months, according to a new study.

Bread Ahead set to open school and restaurant site

Bread Ahead is to open its largest-ever site, which will include a 220-cover restaurant, deli, baking school and wholesale bakery.

Upfield relaunches Flora with plant-based recipe

Upfield, owner of the former Unilever spreads business, has relaunched the Flora brand with a 100% plant-based recipe.

Peggy Porschen opens flagship parlour in Chelsea

Cake parlour brand Peggy Porschen has opened its new flagship store on King’s Road, London. 

Bells of Lazonby relaunches its We Love Cake range

Bells of Lazonby has relaunched its free-from We Love Cake range with lower-sugar recipes and a new look.

Crosta & Mollica partners with lager brand for launch

Italian baked goods supplier Crosta & Mollica has partnered with beer brand Birra del Borgo for its new beverage launch.

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