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Tesco replaces budget own-label loaves with exclusive HW Nevill’s brand

Tesco has replaced its Everyday Value bread loaves with a new brand named after a historical London bakery.

New York Bakery Co gives tips on tapping ‘bagel boom’

New York Bakery Co is set to launch a new bagel guide to tap increased demand for the baked product.

Speciality Breads rolls out first frozen dough range

Margate-based Speciality Breads is hoping to drive “kitchen and menu creativity” with its first-ever frozen dough range.

Maryland £1m marketing drive launched by Burtons

Burton’s Biscuit Company has launched a £1m advertising campaign for its Maryland brand.

Dawn Foods introduces frozen cake discs

Dawn Foods has launched a new three-strong range of pre-cut cake discs.

Puratos unveils first mixes in new vegan range

Puratos has launched two cake mixes that mark the debut of a new vegan range.

Thomas Kellaway from the Village Bakery with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
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Welsh cakes in demand thanks to Harry and Meghan

Village Bakery has had enquiries from the US for its Welsh cakes following a Royal visit from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Rising costs prompt Pladis to shrink McVitie’s pack size

Pladis will reduce its McVitie’s Digestives pack sizes from 500g to 400g following a review of its portfolio.

Stephens opens drive-through bakery site

Family-run Scottish business Stephens claims to have opened the UK’s first drive-through independent bakery site.

Patisserie Holdings sets 50p discount for reusable coffee cup

Patisserie Holdings has become the latest chain to introduce a 50p discount for customers who order a takeaway drink and bring their own reusable cup.

Goodfella’s Pizza debuts vegan pizza

2 Sisters owned-Goodfella’s Pizza is set to roll-out its first mainstream vegan frozen pizza to tap the increased demand for plant-based products.

Allied Bakeries recovering losses, reports ABF

Allied Bakeries has made “some progress” in reducing its previously announced losses, according to its parent company.

Fortnum & Mason launches ‘Adam & Steve’ biscuits

Fortnum & Mason has unveiled gingerbread biscuits featuring gay and lesbian couples as part of its Valentine’s Day range.

Ruby chocolate Kitkat unveiled by Nestlé

Kitkat has become the world’s first brand to use Barry Callebaut’s new ruby chocolate – but the treat’s not yet available in the UK.

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.

Dr Oetker Professional joins Soil Association’s Food for Life scheme

Dr Oetker Professional has become a member of the Soil Association’s Food for Life Supplier scheme.

Stacey’s Bakery set to invest in equipment

Stacey’s Bakery has revealed plans to invest in new bakery equipment at its main site in South Street, Ilkeston.

Nomad Foods to acquire Goodfella’s Pizza

Nomad Foods is to buy Goodfellas pizza supplier Green Isle Foods from 2 Sisters Food Group.

Adelie Foods appoints new commercial controller

Food-to-go business Adelie Foods has named Gary Pothecary as commercial controller for its convenience team.

Asda taps vegan trend with new food-to-go lines

Asda has launched a vegan food-to-go range featuring a new wrap and sandwich.

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.

Nick Hampton to succeed Javed Ahmed as Tate & Lyle CEO

Tate & Lyle has appointed Nick Hampton as its new chief executive with effect from 1 April 2018.

Muffin Break expands bakery range

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

Iceland set to axe plastic bakery packaging

Iceland has pledged to swap plastic packaging across its own-label bakery lines for paper-based material.

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.

Butterscotch Bakery’s new afternoon tea site

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

Premier Foods Q3: Cadbury and Mr Kipling sales decline

Premier Foods’ Mr Kipling and Cadbury cake sales have fallen in the past three months – although the business has reported strong growth in its own-label cake business.

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.

Samworth site merger set to create 'savoury pastry centre of excellence'

Samworth Brothers is planning to create a Savoury Pastry Centre of Excellence with the merger of two bakery operations in Callington, Cornwall.

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.

Margin pressure continues to push up bread prices

The average price of a large loaf of wrapped bread has risen 6p in the past year as rising costs put pressure on Britain’s bakers.

Entries open for 2018 British Pie Awards

The British Pie Awards are seeking entries for this year’s competition.

Seasons Bakery's Beetroot Multiseed Sourdough was last year's winning loaf
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Could you be the baker of Britain’s Best Loaf?

Has your bread got what it takes to be Britain’s Best Loaf?

Bakery NPD to tap the New Year health drive

Two weeks into January and some folks’ commitment to healthy eating will be beginning to dwindle. But it doesn’t have to.

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.

Plastic crackdown: Call for end to avoidable waste

Theresa May has called for ‘plastic-free’ supermarket aisles selling loose food as part of a strategy to eliminate avoidable plastic waste in the next 25 years.

Aryzta introduces Otis Valentine’s Day doughnut NPD

Aryzta Food Solutions-owned Otis Spunkmeyer is driving Valentine’s Day sales through the roll-out of its new Champagne & Strawberry doughnut.

Great Northern Bakehouse's head baker Ben Crackett
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Darlington bakery sends loaf to EU Brexit negotiator

Europe’s chief Brexit negotiator is to receive a loaf of sourdough today (11 January) after a Darlington bakery found out there was no bread in a hamper of British goods delivered to the politician.

Tesco recalls chocolate cake over packaging error

Tesco has recalled its Finest Chocolate Cakes after a manufacturing error, which saw Tesco Finest Carrot Cake packed into the boxes instead.

Alan Pirie of James Pirie & Son collecting his award from Carol Smillie
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James Pirie & Son crowned 2018 World Scotch Pie Champion

Perthshire-based business James Pirie & Son has won the 2018 World Scotch Pie Championships.

Ditty’s adds Irish Apple Oatcakes to its portfolio

Northern Ireland’s Ditty’s Home Bakery has extended its range with cider-infused oatcakes.

Signature Flatbreads aims to grow chapati market in the UK

Signature Flatbreads has revealed ambitions to grow the market for chapatis in the UK and continental Europe by supplying breads prepared at its bakery in India.

The Kemtile team celebrates its move to the new HQ at Taylor Business Park in Warrington
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Kemtile moves to new Warrington Headquarters

Bakery flooring specialist Kemtile has moved into new premises on Taylor Business Park, Warrington.

Asda and Sainsbury’s put rival’s crumpets on sale

Asda and Sainsbury’s have been selling each other’s own-label pikelets following a supply chain mix-up.

Mince pie sales soar as festive spend rises £1bn

Supermarket grocery sales rose by £1bn over the festive period as shoppers traded up to premium products.

Graze fuels New Year ‘health kick’ with four new ranges

Snacks supplier Graze has launched four new ranges and a marketing campaign to coincide with the traditional January health drive.

Macphie appoints Mark Duncan technical director

Ingredients supplier Macphie has named Mark Duncan, currently head of operations at the company’s Glenbervie site, as its new technical director.

Champseys Bakery business up for sale

Artisan business Champseys Bakery, formerly known as Champs Bakery, has been put up for sale for £475,000.

10 new bakery products on shelf this Veganuary

It’s Veganuary, a month-long celebration of a meat- and dairy-free lifestyle. But going vegan doesn’t have to mean giving up pies, cakes and doughnuts.

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