Foodservice

Finsbury UK sales up as overseas business dips

Finsbury Food Group has said it is maintaining its focus on offsetting cost increases after reporting a 2.5% rise in revenue in the last six months of 2017.

Butterscotch Bakery’s new afternoon tea site

London-based Butterscotch Bakery is to open its second site in Marylebone, London, specialising in afternoon tea.

Five tips for reducing bakery surplus and waste

Surplus and waste stock can be a drain on bakery businesses of all sizes in addition to being an environmental concern.

Muffin Break expands bakery range

Muffin Break has expanded its range with three new paninis and a limited-edition muffin.

Greggs reveals plan to accelerate store openings

Greggs is aiming to grow its estate to almost 2,000 stores in the coming year with the opening of up to 130 new sites.

How was 2017 for Britain’s bakery industry?

British Baker wants you to say what the past 12 months have meant for the retail bakery market.

Coffee shop market up 7.3% despite Brexit pressures

More than 1,200 coffee shops were opened in the UK in the past year, according to a new study.

Real Bread Campaign launches guide to cutting bakery surplus and waste

A new guide to help small bakeries reduce surplus and waste has been published by The Real Bread Campaign.

Paul UK raises over £13k for food charity campaign

Paul UK has raised £13,280 for The Felix Project’s ‘Help a Hungry Child’ campaign from sales of its breads.

Greggs, SSP and Caffè Nero to present at conference

Leading figures from businesses including Greggs, SSP, Caffè Nero and Itsu will be speaking at the 2018 MCA Food-to-go Conference.

MPs call for 25p ‘latte levy’ on disposable coffee cups

The government is being urged to introduce a 25p ‘latte levy’ on disposable coffee cups.

Don’t miss out on expert export advice

Whether you are looking for your first export opportunities or want to grow your existing overseas sales, the Food Export Conference should be a date in your diary.

PETA launches petition for Greggs vegan sausage roll

Animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) UK has launched a petition calling for Greggs to add a vegan sausage roll to its menu.

Central Foods continues free-from launches with new sausage roll

Central Foods is continuing to cater for free-from products with the introduction of a gluten-free sausage roll.

Pieminister debuts ‘Kevin’, the vegan pie

Pieminister has launched its first vegan pie through its own restaurants and selected Waitrose stores.

Brioche Pasquier launches Crunchy Coulant Caramel

Brioche Pasquier has rolled out a new addition to its entremets range, inspired by the salted caramel dessert trend.

Warrens launches lower-calorie Good Taste Range

Warrens Bakery has launched a range of lower-calorie baked goods including a signature Pie Thin. 

Granier Bakery grows UK presence with Stratford site

Spanish bakery and café brand Granier has continued its UK expansion with a new store in Stratford, London. 

A very merry Christmas to all British Baker readers!

The British Baker team would like to wish its readers a happy and prosperous Christmas - and hopes the new year gets off to a great start for you all.

How was 2017 for Britain’s bakery industry?

British Baker wants you to say what the past 12 months have meant for the retail bakery market.

Greggs launches Festive Bake Sprinkles

Greggs has released limited-edition Festive Bake Sprinkles – the crunchy crumb topping used on its Christmas menu staple.

Bread Ahead set to open third site

Bread Ahead is to open a new bakery and café in Soho, London, next year.

Review of the year 2017: April to June

As the year draws to a close, we look back at some of the major stories that have impacted the baking industry in 2017.

Pieminister to boost capacity and open new sites

Pieminister is acquiring new plant and machinery and opening three new restaurants after securing £1.65m in financing.

Doughnut Time reveals three new London locations

Doughnut Time has revealed the locations of three new stores in London, with one in Shoreditch opening last Friday (15 December).

Review of the year 2017: January to March

As the year draws to a close, we look back at some of the major stories that have impacted the baking industry in 2017.

Mrs Crimble’s rolls out ‘Deeply Dippy’ macaroons

Gluten-free brand Mrs Crimble’s has introduced a Deeply Dippy chocolate macaroon to drive free-from snacking.

Ferrero launches Nutella piping bag for baked goods

Ferrero Foodservice has introduced a Nutella-branded piping bag for caterers.

Gallery: Bakers reveal their festive fancies

It’s Christmas! Ok, not quite, but that hasn’t stopped bakers whipping up delicious treats fit for Father Christmas himself.

Hart’s Bakery opens Saturday market for independent traders

Bristol-based Hart’s Bakery has rolled out a Saturday market featuring different stalls each week.

Five trends set to shape foodservice in 2018

Premium loyalty schemes, top-quality staff and click & collect have been flagged up as key foodservice trends for the coming year.

Walkers van sales service launches after P&H collapse

PepsiCo UK has set up a vans sales operation to distribute Walkers snack products to independent retailers and foodservice operators.

Apprentice winner’s cakes recalled due to allergen labelling

Ridiculously Rich by Alana, the cake company started by The Apprentice 2016 winner Alana Spencer, has recalled a raft of products due to undeclared and incorrectly labelled allergens. 

The Cake Crew launches premium cupcake brand

Own-label manufacturer The Cake Crew is venturing into the branded market for the first time with a range of ‘premium’ cupcakes called Beautifully Crafted.

Paul UK set to open second Oxford site

Paul UK is to open a new site at Oxford’s Westgate shopping centre, taking its total number of UK venues to 37.

Food service firms urged to tap ‘fourth meal’ trend

Gluten-free bakery Almondy is encouraging food service operators to review their cake and coffee offering following high demand for snacking products.

Zizzi and Sainsbury’s team up for takeaway pizza trial

Pizza restaurant chain Zizzi has partnered with Sainsbury’s to pilot a takeaway scheme. 

Federation of Bakers and Hovis sign up to Courtauld Commitment 2025

The Federation of Bakers, Hovis and the Real Bread Campaign are among the latest organisations to sign up to Courtauld 2025.

Stacey’s Bakery to supply restaurant chain George’s Kitchen

Stacey’s Bakery is to supply a variety of its baked products to George’s Kitchen.

Food Hygiene Rating delivers tangible benefits, says FSA science adviser

The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme has driven up standards, according to the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) chief scientific adviser.

EU introducing legislation on acrylamide reduction

Food businesses must put in place steps to manage acrylamide under EU laws that go into force next year.

Graze sales up 8% on UK and US expansion

Sales at snack brand Graze have risen 8% year on year as the business extends its presence in the UK and US.

House of Flavours creates bacon and curry arctic rolls

Food flavouring manufacturer House of Flavours has unveiled Mango Coconut & Curry and Smoky Maple & Bacon Arctic Rolls.

Christmas round-up: on-the-go festive bakery NPD

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The festivities are often accompanied by a hefty dose of seasonal NPD, from Rudolph cakes to mincemeat pasties and of course the highly-anticipated Christmas sandwiches. 

Tim Hortons opens its first UK drive-through site in Manchester

Canadian café and bakery business Tim Hortons is set to open its first UK drive-through site in Manchester later this month.

VIDEO: Roberts Bakery reveals its next steps

Roberts Bakery has revealed its plans for the business, including the roll out of more ‘innovative’ NPD in May 2018, following a major relaunch in September 2017.

Pidy rolls out the Sablee pastry case for Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air for pastry brand Pidy as it launches the heart-shaped Sablee pastry case as a Valentine’s Day treat.

Paul to open site in Hammersmith Broadway

French artisan bakery Paul is to open a new site in Hammersmith Broadway, West London next month, taking its number of UK shops to 36.

Snacking helps drive 20% growth in Greencore food-to-go

Greencore, which claims to hold a 60% share of the UK grocery sandwich market, has reported almost 20% growth in its food-to-go sales in the past year.

Aryzta European business continues to outpace US

Group revenue at global baking business Aryzta has slumped 5.5% in the first quarter to €909.7m (£812m).

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