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Livia’s reveals new look and vegan dipping cookies

Free from brand Livia’s, formerly known as Livia’s Kitchen, has unveiled a range of vegan dipping cookies called Dunx.

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Pret A Manger unveils updated menu for winter

Pret A Manger has expanded its range of salads, soups and sandwiches for winter.

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Cutter & Squidge to open second London site

Sister-owned bakery Cutter & Squidge is to open a second site in London next month.

Warrens Bakery to open second Canterbury site

Warrens Bakery has revealed it is to open a second site in Canterbury this month, following the success of its opening in the city in December. 

BBF eyes growth after securing £40m funding

Cakes and desserts business BBF is planning to invest in its manufacturing facilities having secured £40m funding from Wells Fargo Capital Finance (WFCF).

Patisserie Holdings loses another non-exec director

Financial expert Lee Ginsberg has resigned as non-executive director and deputy chairman at Patisserie Holdings.

Doughnotts creates £40 doughnut ‘pizza’

Nottingham-based doughnut specialist Doughnotts has launched a 14-inch doughnut pizza.

Premier Foods plans NPD amid mixed results

Premier Foods revealed it is planning brand extensions and NPD in its Mr Kipling and Cadbury Cake brand ranges in the next two quarters, as it issued its latest trading statement.

Cake Box opens new store with £123k funding

Egg-free cake supplier Cake Box has opened a new store in Slough, using a £123,000 funding package from HSBC.

Gail’s upgrades EPOS and stock control systems

Gail’s Bakery has upgraded its EPOS and stock control technology across its 47 sites. 

Tesco boosts fibre content in pies and chilled bread

Tesco has increased the fibre content of own-label baked items, including pies, pasties, sausage rolls and chilled breads.

Sainsbury’s lists vegan pastries by La Boulangère

Sainsbury’s has added new vegan croissants and pains au chocolat to its range of bakery items.

AHDB event to look at milling wheat quality

Meeting the specification for baking a quality loaf will be one of the topics of this year’s Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Milling Wheat Conference.

Central Foods adds spinach wraps to Katerbake range

Frozen food distributor Central Foods has boosted its Katerbake range of flavoured wraps for foodservice with a new spinach variant.

The Little Bakery is 2019 World Scotch Pie Champion

Dumfries-based The Little Bakery has been declared the maker of the world’s best Scotch pie.

Jamie Oliver develops food-to-go range for Shell

Shell service stations are to carry a new range of food-to-go products – including sandwiches and wraps – created by chef Jamie Oliver.

Heart-shaped Valentine’s doughnut from Aryzta

Aryzta Food Solutions is launching a heart-shaped limited-edition doughnut for Valentine’s Day.

Pladis extends Go Ahead with snacking bar NPD

Pladis has extended snacking brand Go Ahead with two new ranges – Nutty Crunch and Fruit & Nut Breaks.

Crosstown Doughnuts opens Hammersmith kiosk

Crosstown Doughnuts has opened a new store inside Hammersmith’s Broadway Shopping Centre.

Eco-friendly bakery Söderberg to open in Soho

Swedish artisan bakery Söderberg is to open its first London-based café on Berwick Street, Soho.

Horler quits Patisserie Holdings non-exec role

Restaurant chain chief and hospitality industry expert James Horler has resigned as a non-executive director of Patisserie Holdings.

Premier appoints firms to tackle cyber crime threat

Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods has appointed security firms Cybereason and CDW to help protect its business from high-tech crime.

AOK Kitchen & Bakery to open in Marylebone

A new bakery and restaurant is to open its doors in London’s Marylebone this February.

Timing of promotions ban consultation rapped by FDF

Health chiefs have been branded “out of touch with economic realities” for launching a consultation on banning price promotions while suppliers are facing the threat of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit.

Pie brand Jarvis Pickle gains Fortnum's listing

Scottish pie manufacturer Jarvis Pickle has gained listings at Fortnum & Mason.

How to boost breakfast bagel sales out of home

New York Bakery Co is looking to help foodservice operators boost their morning bagel sales with its new Breakfast Guide.

What types of tea pair best with vegan bakes?

With Veganuary in full swing, bakers and café operators – and their customers – may be looking for the ideal tea pairing for their vegan bake.

Cornish Pasty Week to return for second year

Following its inaugural success last year, Cornish Pasty Week is to return this year from Sunday 24 February to Saturday 2 March.

Clarkson has worked at Dawn Foods for 13 years
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Dawn Foods promotes Tim Clarkson to top UK role

Dawn Foods has promoted sales director Tim Clarkson to the role of cluster director for the UK and Ireland.

Urban Eat adds seasonal flavours for the New Year

Food-to-go business Urban Eat has added a pair of seasonal flavours to its range of sandwiches and wraps.

Greggs to extend vegan sausage roll to all stores

Greggs is to roll out its vegan sausage roll across all its stores after sales exceeded expectations.

Speciality Breads delists lines to go 100% nut-free

Speciality Breads has made its two bakeries and entire product portfolio 100% nut-free.

Baker Street launches deli rolls and ciabatta loaf

Carrs Foods is adding four new products to its fresher-for-longer Baker Street range this month, tapping the trend for seeded breads.

Alternative Cakes set to launch into supermarkets

Vegan brand Alternative Cakes is in talks to launch into supermarkets.

Greggs boss ‘honoured’ by OBE for promoting equality

Greggs chief executive Roger Whiteside has said he is “delighted and honoured” after receiving an OBE in recognition of his services to women and equality.

Aryzta unveils duo of Valentine’s tartelettes

Aryzta Food Solutions has introduced two new indulgent tartelettes inspired by Parisian boulangeries for Valentine’s Day.

Greggs' vegan-friendly sausage roll, launched last week
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Greggs raises expected profit after strong Q4

Strong sales of mince pies and its Festive Bake have helped boost profit expectations at food-to-go business Greggs.

Strike action planned at chocolate crumb maker

Four days of strike action are on the cards at chocolate crumb manufacturer Meadow Foods over a 2% pay offer, according to union Unite.

Ulrick & Short unveils Ovaprox V egg replacer

Ingredients manufacturer Ulrick & Short has launched an egg replacer designed for vegan baking.

Record Christmas for grocery as sales rise £450m

Supermarkets clocked up a record £29.3bn in sales in the run-up to Christmas – up £450m on the previous year.

Costa launches new menu and breakfast meal deal

Costa Coffee has unveiled a new food and drink menu with more sandwich options and seasonal bakes.

Coultons launches 800g loaf range aimed at c-stores

Coultons Bread is launching a range of 800g loaves to help convenience retailers meet demand for private-label bread.

Village Bakery gains five new listings at Waitrose

Wrexham-based Village Bakery has gained listings for five more of its products at Waitrose following the success of its existing range.

Hunt for Britain’s Best Loaf 2019 gets under way

Want to showcase your skills and the quality of your work to peers and potential customers? Then sign up for the 2019 Britain’s Best Loaf competition!

Wilkin & Sons invests to reduce energy use

Tiptree-based jams and preserves maker Wilkin & Sons has invested in gas boilers to cut fuel use and reduce emissions.

Kőnig Group acquires equipment firm Fortuna

German bakery equipment supplier Fortuna has been acquired out of insolvency by the Kőnig Group.

Vegan bakery launches for Veganuary 2019

With Veganuary – a month long celebration of plant-based eating – well under way, British Baker rounds up the latest vegan product launches.

Love Rouge partners with Miller for frozen range

Independent cake manufacturer Love Rouge Bakery is launching a range of frozen cakes.

‘Sugar tax’ schemes backed by 60% of consumers

In the week health chiefs have again raised the idea of taxing cakes and puddings, more than half of consumers have said they back ‘sugar tax’-style initiatives.

Crussh turns store fully plant-based for Veganuary

Crussh has turned its store in London’s Soho 100% plant-based for Veganuary.

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