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Valentine’s Day: time for a change of heart?

How moving away from tradition for the annual lovefest could reinvigorate sales

Savoury pastries: Spice up your sausage roll sales

While not necessarily the healthiest of options, quality sausage rolls made with top ingredients still offer bakers a way to stand out from the crowd

Brits still have stomach for cutting back carbs

Carbohydrates may be coming back into favour, but consumers are still seeking breads with health benefits, prompting a variety of solutions from the industry

Traybakes: Creative ways to shake up your traybakes

While they are universally popular with consumers and easy for bakers to make, demand for premium and healthier options means your traybakes need to stand out from the crowd

Sweet pastries: Butter prices squeeze sweet pastry margins

Smaller sizes and niche products are just two of the strategies being used by suppliers to bolster sales as ingredients prices take their toll

Pizza: Secure a slice of the action at breakfast

Will we be tucking into our full English breakfasts on a stuffed crust? The pizza-for-breakfast trend from the US appears to be gaining traction in the UK

Crisps & Snacks: Popcorn adds healthy snap to sales

Recognised by consumers as a healthy treat, popcorn is outpacing the overall snacks market, with a growing selection of on-trend flavours to choose from

Classic cakes: Jazz up your classics with a modern spin

Give classic cakes such as Victoria sponge or Bakewell tart a fresh twist to appeal to a younger audience and tap seasonal trends.

Christmas: Pimp your panettone to create a festive treat

With sales of traditional Christmas pudding and Christmas cake declining in the supermarkets, more inventive offerings are coming to the fore. And panettone is a star of the festive show

Muffins: Muffin market mixes up savoury selection

Savoury muffins are growing in popularity in the UK, with flavours influenced by trends in the US and Australia, as well as consumers’ increased interest in healthy bakery goods

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