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Hundreds of jobs face axe at Fox’s Biscuits Uttoxeter

Around 300 staff are facing redundancy at Fox’s Biscuits as the business looks to restructure its site in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire.

Harry Redknapp aiming to score with jam roly polys

Football legend Harry Redknapp has launched an online business selling jam roly polys.

Great Celebrity Bake Blog – Episode Three

Smash the patriarchy, not the cake. This week’s episode of The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up 2 Cancer was all about celebrating strong, independent women.

Upfield relaunches Flora with plant-based recipe

Upfield, owner of the former Unilever spreads business, has relaunched the Flora brand with a 100% plant-based recipe.

Bakeries make up majority of food and drink start-ups

Bakery businesses have accounted for the greatest number of food and drink start-ups in the past six months, according to a new study.

St Pierre Groupe's Paul Baker (l) and Jeremy Gilboy
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Carrs Foods rebrands and secures £6.7m investment

Baked goods manufacturer Carrs Foods is to ramp up its international presence after securing a £6.7m investment.

Dawn names Rising Star finalist student ambassador

Baking Industry Awards finalist Megan Roberts has been appointed a student ambassador at Dawn Foods.

British Society of Baking golf day tees off on 29 May

The British Society of Baking (BSB) will hold its annual golf day on Wednesday 29 May at the Forest of Arden Hotel and Country Club in Meriden, Warwickshire.

Bread Ahead set to open school and restaurant site

Bread Ahead is to open its largest-ever site, which will include a 220-cover restaurant, deli, baking school and wholesale bakery.

Freddo and Oreo cupcakes added to Cadbury range

Premier Foods has expanded its Cadbury cupcake range by taking Oreo and Freddo brands into the format for the first time.

The Polish Bakery secures product listings at Ocado

Family business The Polish Bakery has gained its first listing at Ocado.

BakeTran launches online technical training for bakers

International baking consultancy BakeTran has launched an online technical training facility to help businesses improve their breadmaking and pastry skills.

Anger at timing of HFSS advertising consultation

Health chiefs have come under fire for launching a consultation on advertising of foods high in fat, sugar or salt (HFSS) while the industry faces Brexit.

Peggy Porschen opens flagship parlour in Chelsea

Cake parlour brand Peggy Porschen has opened its new flagship store on King’s Road, London. 

Bells of Lazonby relaunches its We Love Cake range

Bells of Lazonby has relaunched its free-from We Love Cake range with lower-sugar recipes and a new look.

Industry views sought on bakery apprenticeships

The National Bakery School at London South Bank University is consulting with the industry on new apprenticeship standards.

Biscuiteers reveals limited edition Royal Baby biscuits

Iced biscuit manufacturer Biscuiteers has unveiled a limited-edition tin of biscuits to mark the imminent arrival of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first child.

Rhythm 108 goes 100% vegan across all lines

Snack brand Rhythm 108 has overhauled its entire portfolio to be 100% vegan and introduced a new all-day snack bar range.

Rosalind Miller launches Diploma in Cake Baking

London cake maker Rosalind Miller has launched a Master Diploma in Cake Baking and Decorating.

Crosta & Mollica partners with lager brand for launch

Italian baked goods supplier Crosta & Mollica has partnered with beer brand Birra del Borgo for its new beverage launch.

Costa trials Deliveroo service at six London stores

Costa Coffee is trialing a delivery service with Deliveroo through six of its London stores.

Pizzas and mince pies help Asda meet plastic target

Changes to plastic packaging on pizza bases and mince pie boxes are among actions that have helped Asda meet its plastic reduction target for 2018.

Silvery Tweed Cereals appoints sales director

Silvery Tweed Cereals has appointed Mark Jackson to its board in the role of sales director.

Real Good Food finance chief to leave business

Real Good Food chief financial officer Harveen Rai, who helped turn around the business, is to leave at the end of this month.

High tea: The sandwich that tastes great in the air

An airport food supplier has created sandwiches designed to remain packed with flavour when eaten in the air.

Great Celebrity Bake Blog 2019: Episode Two

This week’s episode of the The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up 2 Cancer was like a happy trip down memory lane for me.

No-deal tariffs plan ‘offers no advantage to industry’

Government tariff plans in the event of a no-deal Brexit have come under fire from trade bodies.

Pidy promotes Levet to commercial manager

Pidy has promoted Fabien Levet to the position of commercial manager.

New York Bakery Co adds new buns for foodservice

Grupo Bimbo-owned New York Bakery Co has expanded its out-of-home range with three new buns.

Roberts secures nationwide c-store listing for first time

Six Roberts bakery products are to be available in 2,200 stores and forecourts through wholesaler Booker.

Recent Aryzta launches have included these Valentine's tartelettes
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Aryzta claims it has taken first steps in turnaround

Aryzta has reported a 0.7% hike in organic revenue in the past six months – and claimed it has made its first step towards a turnaround.

Urban Eat to launch vegan avocado summer sandwich

Urban Eat has added two summer seasonal specials to its portfolio, including its first-ever sandwich featuring avocado.

Colpac launches recyclable paperboard platter range

Colpac has unveiled a new paperboard platter range as an alternative to plastic.

Britain’s Best Loaf deadline extended by one week

We have extended the deadline for the 2019 Britain’s Best Loaf competition to give even more bakers the opportunity to showcase their skills and the quality of their work to peers and potential customers!

Sourdough pizzeria Franco Manca joins Uber Eats

Uber Eats has announced that Franco Manca will now be available to order on the app.

Asda bakery chief to speak at BSB spring conference

Asda’s head of bakery Ian Cummings is to speak at the British Society of Baking’s (BSB’s) spring conference, which is themed around ‘driving healthy profits’.

UK could import battery hen eggs in no-deal Brexit

A no-deal Brexit could see the UK import billions of eggs from battery hens, the British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) and Compassion in World Farming (CIFW) have warned.

One Stop adds six lines to own-label cake range

Convenience retailer One Stop has expanded its range of own-label cakes with the addition of six new lines, including a chocolate caterpillar cake.

Hovis pledges support for Alzheimer’s Society

Hovis has announced a two-year charity partnership with Alzheimer’s Society following a vote among its 3,000 employees.

Vegan pie takes top spot at British Pie Awards

A vegan pie has been crowned Supreme Champion at the 11th annual British Pie Awards.

Mono hosts chocolate workshop for bakers

Mono Equipment has hosted a chocolate workshop for bakers, run by master chocolatier Beverly Dunkley.

Doughnut time teams up with Blondies Kitchen for International Women’s Day

Today (8 March) is International Women’s Day, and London-based doughnut chain Doughnut Time is marketing the occasion with a doughnut inspired by the movie Legally Blonde.

Costa adds gluten-free and Easter items to spring menu

Costa Coffee has unveiled a refreshed menu for March, with new Easter treats and gluten-free options.

Pies the limit! Highlights from British Pie Week 2019

It’s British Pie Week – an annual celebration of sweet and savoury pastry-encrusted treats that runs from 4-10 March 2019.

Greggs’ turnover breaks £1bn barrier for first time

Full-year sales at Greggs have broken the £1bn barrier for the first time in 2018, with the business seeing a 7.2% hike in turnover.

School challenge kicks off Scottish Bakers awards

Voting has opened for the Scottish Baker of the Year 2019 competition.

Cru8 gets Selfridges listing and Deliveroo partnership

Cru8 has secured listings for its paleo and plant-based bakery products at Selfridges Foodhall, and has partnered with Deliveroo for local delivery.

Great Celebrity Bake Blog 2019: Episode One

Never have I heard the word “vagina” uttered on a non-medical TV show quite as frequently as it was in the Bake Off tent last night.

Euro Catering launches ‘Equipment Plus’ training

Equipment supplier Euro Catering is offering training to workers who operate hi-tech equipment.

Bridor unveils ‘Confettis’ Viennese pastry range

French bakery manufacturer Bridor has launched a range of Viennese pastries called Confettis.

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