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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.

Holmes Bakery secures first US export listing

Holmes Bakery in Northern Ireland has won its first business in the US.

National Doughnut Week raises more than £25,000

National Doughnut Week organisers have announced that £25,327.40 was raised from doughnut sales during the event in May.

Speciality Breads Launches duo of Southern-Style Grillhouse Burger Buns

Speciality Breads has said it is helping the nation’s burger purveyors stay ahead of the latest trends with the launch of its duo of southern-style Grillhouse Burger Buns.

Dawn Foods adds frozen treats for Halloween

Dawn Foods has launched three limited-edition frozen products for Halloween.

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.

Aryzta announces plans to raise £715m in capital

Aryzta is aiming to raise around £715m as part of plans to strengthen its presence in the frozen bakery market.

Mindful baking workshop aims to combat stress

A new workshop is combining bread making with the idea of ‘mindfulness’.

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.

Step and Stone reveals its plans for the future

Step and Stone is an artisanal bakery with a difference. The Bristol-based social purpose organisation, which produces lavosh flatbread, employs young people with learning disabilities.

Kara reduces sugar in Tulip muffin range

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

Real Good Food raises £1m with open share offer

Real Good Food has raised £1m with an open share offer that it says had been heavily oversubscribed.

Asda adds 100 lines to free-from range

A llama biscuit-making kit, mini brioches and tea cakes feature among the 100 new lines that have gone on sale as part of Asda’s Free From range.

Aulds closes four more stores in retail liquidation

Scottish family bakery Aulds has closed a further four stores after making the decision to liquidate its retail arm to focus on the wholesale and production operation.

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.

Sugar tax has ‘little impact’ on consumer behaviour

The sugar tax imposed on soft drinks, and suggested for bakery items such as cakes and biscuits, has had little impact on consumer behaviour, Nielsen research has revealed.

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.

CSM revamps packaging for Craigmillar mixes

CSM Bakery Solutions has redesigned its Craigmillar cake mix packaging to make it easier for bakers to store.

Pladis extends ‘thins’ theme to Jacob’s Cracker Crisps

Biscuit manufacturer Pladis is building on the increasingly popular ‘thin’ snack trend with a slimline variant of its Jacob's Cracker Crisps.

Christmas preview: retailers unwrap more bakery NPD

Christmas is drawing ever closer and the next handful of retailers have outlined what they’ve got planned for bakery NPD throughout the festive season.

Pierre Marcolini reveals 2018 autumn collection

Belgian chocolatier Pierre Marcolini has unveiled his autumn collection which includes four bakery items.

Cake Brands invests £100k in frozen dessert facility

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

Some of the judges for the Great Taste Awards 2018
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Bakery businesses triumph at Great Taste Awards

Peter Cooks Bread, Wessex Mill and Cookie Jar were three of the businesses to top the list of baking industry winners at the 2018 Great Taste Awards.

Aulds closes four stores with 26 jobs lost

Family-owned bakery Aulds has closed four shops with 26 staff made redundant as it liquidates its retail arm to focus on the wholesale and production operation.

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.

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Warrens gears up for Young Budding Baker competition

Warrens Bakery has shortlisted seven teenagers to take part in the final of its first ever Young Budding Baker of the Year competition.

Muntons’ Nigel Davies gains honorary professorship

Nigel Davies, technical and sustainability director at malt producer Muntons, has been appointed as Honorary Associate Professor at Nottingham University, School of Biosciences.

Mondelēz adds snacks to Oreo and Cadbury line-up

Mondelēz International has debuted a range of cream-filled biscuits under the Oreo and Cadbury brands.

Tesco and Carrefour deal to begin in October

A strategic alliance between Tesco and global retail giant Carrefour is expected to become operational in October 2018.

Teenage apprentice joins Edme team

Ingredients supplier Edme has appointed a teenage apprentice.

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.

West Midlands family firm John Dwyer Bakery sold

Family business John Dwyer Bakery has been acquired by Bridgwater Bros, owner of frozen food supplier The UK Foodhall.

Funnybones unveils sweet twist on Tex-mex classic

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

Cake Crew cupcakes gain Vegetarian Society stamp of approval

The Cake Crew has seen 11 products within its Beautifully Crafted cupcake range approved by the Vegetarian Society.

Have you downloaded your Bakery Market Report?

British Baker’s Bakery Market Report is a unique snapshot of Britain’s retail bakery market, offering details of the ‘BB75’ – the country’s 75 largest bakery-focused operators – and much, much more.

Scotland The Bread to open flour mill in Fife

A new flour mill is to begin operation at an artisanal food hub in Fife, Scotland.

Warburtons set to end Stockton bread production

Warburtons is planning to stop producing bread at its Stockton-on-Tees site as a result of the declining wrapped bread market.

Yorkshire puds: from roast beef side to street food star

It’s Yorkshire Day – a celebration of the historic county and everything in it. It is only right, then, that arguably its most famous creation, the Yorkshire pudding, gets a look-in.

Greencore promotes Peter Haden to UK chief exec

Current Greencore group chief operating officer Peter Haden is to become the company’s UK chief executive officer.

Food to go bolsters Q3 performance at Greencore

Food-to-go sales have bolstered Greencore’s UK and Ireland business, resulting in a 1.4% growth in reported revenue in Q3.

Weather hits sales growth and profit at Greggs

Footfall and costs at Greggs have been hit by the weather, with the business reporting a drop in profits.

Pladis hires Kerry Foods' Lindsey Roberts in VP role

McVitie’s owner Pladis has appointed Lindsey Roberts as vice-president of finance at Pladis UK & Ireland.

Hot weather pushes feed wheat to five-year high

Wheat prices have continued to rise across the UK and Europe as a result of the hot, dry weather.

Elisabeth the Chef losses halved after restructure

Losses at own-label bakery supplier Elisabeth the Chef have fallen from £13.9m to £7.5m in its first accounts filed under new ownership.

Pidy expands Trendy range with chocolate pastry case

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

Bells Food Group wins health and safety award

Scottish pastry supplier Bells Food Group has been given an award for its health and safety practices.

Christmas 2018: top trends for festive bakery

It’s the most wonderful time of year! Britain might be in the middle of a heatwave, but the UK’s biggest retailers are busy gearing up for Christmas.

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