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Vegan egg replacer wins Free From Food Awards

A vegan egg replacer from Australian supplier Orgran has won the top prize at the UK’s Free From Food Awards this week.

Eric Lanlard partners with Virgin for 38,000ft high tea

Cake Boy owner Eric Lanlard has partnered with airline Virgin Atlantic to create bespoke afternoon teas, which will be served at 38,000ft.

Lees summons unicorn to promote its Macaringues

Teacakes and meringues supplier Lees of Scotland has promoted its pastel-coloured Macaringues meringue shells by summoning a unicorn to Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park.

Blooming marvels: flower-themed bakes for spring

As Britain’s flower beds come to life this month, we’ve collected together unusual and stunning floral-based creations from bakers across the country.

Lantmännen names Richard Stowey operations director

Bakery supplier Lantmännen Unibake UK has appointed Richard Stowey to head its UK site operations.

Pret ‘natural’ claim banned over E-numbers in bread

Claims that some of Pret A Manger’s products were ‘natural’, when its sandwich bread contained artificial additives, have been banned by the advertising watchdog.

Paul UK on par with Pret for reusable cup discount

Paul UK has doubled the discount it gives customers for using a reusable cup, from 25p to 50p.

Filbert’s and Hobbs House win Farm Shop & Deli award

Bakery businesses have been recognised in the 2018 Farm Shop & Deli Awards.

Adelie Foods to distribute Addo products to convenience stores

Adelie Foods is rolling out a direct-to-store delivery service for c-stores that will see it distribute pastry products made by Addo Food Group alongside its Urban Eat range.

Central Foods rolls out mini doughnuts and muffins

Frozen food distributor Central Foods is tapping increasing demand for smaller sweet treats with a five-strong range of bite-sized baked products.

RedBlack Software unveils cloud-based Cybake 4

RedBlack Software is evolving its Cybake bakery management system with a cloud-based version.

Foodhaven sourdough declared Britain’s Best Loaf

A White Seeded Sourdough Loaf produced by Sussex-based Foodhaven has been declared Britain’s Best Loaf 2018.

Naansters revamped with new recipes and veggie NPD

Filled naan bread range Naansters has been given a new and improved recipe and a vegetarian option.

Pret introduces vegan cookie in spring menu

Pret A Manger has unveiled its spring menu, which includes its first vegan cookie and a range of baguettes.

Damian McLoughlin to head Premier Foods foodservice

Premier Foods has hired former Unilever sales director Damian McLoughlin to head up its foodservice division.

Port Royal partners hot sauce brand for patty NPD

Jamaican patty brand Port Royal has rolled out spicier versions of its beef, vegetarian and chicken patties as part of a collaboration with hot sauce brand Encona.

Kent Foods to buy Garrett Ingredients from RGF

Haydens and Renshaw owner Real Good Food is selling its Garrett Ingredients business to Kent Foods Limited.

Sandy Scott (right) judging at Scottish Baker of the Year
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Cybake supplier Redblack names Sandy Scott CEO

Cybake bakery management solutions supplier RedBlack Software has appointed Sandy Scott as chief executive officer.

How Iceland has axed palm oil from its baked goods

Iceland has removed palm oil from across its baked goods range as part of a pledge to end the use of the controversial ingredient in all its own-label food by the end of 2018.

Barry Callebaut reports strong chocolate volume growth

Chocolate supplier Barry Callebaut has reported booming volume sales in its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

Bakeries commit to cutting loaf surplus

Ten bakeries have pledged to reduce food waste at their sites as part of the Real Bread Campaign’s No Loaf Lost commitment.

Lidl launches permanent free-from product range

Warburtons’ loaves are among products being rolled out as part of Lidl’s first free-from range.

Gail’s Bakery to host dinner made from surplus food

Gail’s Bakery has teamed up with eco pop-up Canteen No.4 to host The Waste Series – a dinner featuring a four-course menu made entirely from surplus food.

Lebanese Lagona Bakery opens in Cambridge

A Lebanese bakery has opened in Cambridge, serving more than 50 traditional sweet and savoury pastries, breads and treats.

Bakery store numbers rise despite high street slump

Bakery and coffee shop chains have bucked the slump in high street store openings in 2017.

Coffee shop numbers may overtake pubs by 2030

With three stores opening in the UK every day, coffee shops are set to outnumber pubs by 2030.

Warrens Bakery new Bognor site – ‘first of many’

Continuing its expansion across the UK, Warren’s Bakery is opening for business in Bognor Regis. 

Waitrose to axe disposable coffee cups this year

Waitrose has pledged to remove takeaway disposable coffee cups from its shops by this autumn.

White chocolate and passion fruit cake crowned UK's best-loved recipe

A white chocolate and strawberry celebration cake recipe has been voted the best-loved cake by readers of Sainsbury’s Magazine.

Dawn Foods unveils ‘Summer Smiles’ campaign

Dawn Foods is to promote “family sharing occasions, memorable experiences and celebrations” with its latest marketing push.

Nairn’s drives convenience sales with new hire

Oatcake manufacturer Nairn’s has hired Scott McPherson as a national account manager to help drive sales in the convenience and wholesale sector.

UK launch for Nestlé’s ruby chocolate KitKat

Nestlé is launching a KitKat made with ruby chocolate in the UK next week.

Wessanen UK appoints new technical director

Mrs Crimble’s owner Wessanen has appointed Cristina Ramsay as technical and corporate social responsibility director.

Waffle machine firm to ramp up overseas business

Waffle machine supplier The Malted Waffle Company is aiming to increase its overseas business after securing funding from Santander.

Cuckoo’s Bakery launches vegan cupcakes

Edinburgh-based Cuckoo’s Bakery has launched a vegan cupcake range today (9 April) in response to increased consumer demand for dairy- and egg-free sweet treats.

Country Choice to launch chicken fajita pasty

Foodservice provider Country Choice is set to roll out a Chicken Fajita pasty after the flavour was crowned champion at its 2018 Create a Pasty competition.

All-black toasties unveiled for Grilled Cheese Day

London-based Grill My Cheese has teamed up with Norseland to create a completely black cheese toastie ahead of National Grilled Cheese Day next week.

Macaron ice-cream stall Yolkin to open first shop

Following a heady ascent on social media, macaron ice-cream sandwich vendor Yolkin is launching its first bricks-and-mortar site.

Iceland announces £8 royal wedding ‘copycat’ cake

In the lead-up to the royal nuptials, Iceland is to roll out a handmade elderflower and lemon cake modelled on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s choice of wedding cake.

Burton’s launches Lemon Twist Jammie Dodgers

Burton’s Biscuit Company is rolling out limited-edition Lemon Twist Jammie Dodgers for summer.

Gordon Gafa, Tesco’s category director for bakery, dairy & local at the BSB Autumn 2016 conference
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Tesco bakery chief to give keynote speech at BSB Spring conference

Tesco bakery chief Gordon Gafa and Bread Ahead founder Matthew Jones will key speakers for the British Society of Baking’s Spring Conference 2018.

Nairn’s eyes convenience with price-marked packs

Oatcake manufacturer Nairn’s is eyeing growth in the convenience and wholesale sectors with its first ever price-marked packs.

FOB: wholemeal bakers have done nothing wrong

The Federation of Bakers (FOB) says manufacturers have not contravened the Bread & Flour Regulations by using other flours in their wholemeal breads.

Warburtons unveils new Bistro Deli Buns range

Warburtons is rolling out a range of flatbread-style buns baked with ‘premium’ ingredients such as extra virgin olive oil, grains, seeds and honey.

Ginsters unveils new low-fat and vegetarian options

Ginsters has launched two new low-fat slices and expanded its vegetarian pasty range in response to growing demand for healthier food-to-go options.

How hosting pop-up classes could benefit your bakery

Turning a bakery or café into a temporary classroom could generate up to £100 an hour, according to one learning provider.

Bakkavor seeks 30 staff for Cheshire bakeries

Fresh prepared foods manufacturer Bakkavor is set to hire 30 new members of staff at its sites in Nantwich and Crewe in Cheshire.

Costa launches first ever lunchtime meal deal

Costa Coffee is to take on the supermarkets and the likes of Boots with the launch of its first-ever lunchtime meal deal.

Early Easter drives 30% hike in hot cross bun sales

Supermarket sales of hot cross bun were up by almost a third year on year in March, driven by this year’s early Easter.

Great Celebrity Bake Blog: Episode Five

The final episode of The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer came with a life lesson from Sandi Toksvig: “If things are moving very fast don’t put your thumb in them.”

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