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Herald eyes expansion as sales of printed cases soar

Cake cases manufacturer Herald is to expand its Barking facilities following a 20% increase in sales of bespoke bakery products over the past year.

Renshaw owner Real Good Food reduces expected earnings for second time

Haydens and Renshaw owner Real Good Food (RGF) has further reduced its earnings expectations.

Muffin Break introduces Moroccan Lamb Toastie to Guest range

Retail bakery chain Muffin Break has introduced North African cuisine to its stores as part of its Guest flavours initiative running throughout 2017.

Patisserie Valerie opens in Southport, Dublin and Stevenage

Patisserie Valerie opened three new cafés last week in Southport, Dublin and Stevenage.

Independent bakery start-ups rise 20%, claims study

The number of independent bakery start-ups has increased 20% in the past year, according to research by insurance brokers Simply Business.

Fipronil scandal: FSA sets 15% threshold for product withdrawal

Food safety chiefs have set out guidance for the recall of products potentially contaminated with fipronil.

Addo donates 100,000 meals to charity FareShare

Wall’s owner Addo Food Group has donated 100,000 meals-worth of pies, slices and quiches to redistribution charity FareShare.

Biscuit shoppers will pay seven times more for premium packaging

Shoppers are prepared to pay seven times more for biscuits with premium packaging than identical ones in everyday packs, a study has revealed.

Revealed: Baked products gluten-free shoppers miss the most

A crusty French stick is the product most missed by gluten-free shoppers, according to a new survey.

Brioche Pasquier launches Tarte Au Citron

French bakery and patisserie producer Brioche Pasquier has unveiled its new pre-portioned Tarte au Citron - translated as lemon tart.

Wall’s Pastry set to sponsor Dorset County Show

Wall’s Pastry has been confirmed as the main sponsor at Dorset County Show, which will run from 2-3 September in Dorchester.

Nairn’s rolls out new packaging across its ranges

Nairn’s has revealed new-look packaging to be rolled out across all its product ranges.

Esquires Coffee continues expansion with new sites

Franchised coffee chain Esquires Coffee has added two stores in Balham, London, and Esher, Surrey.

AB Mauri given AA accreditation in BRC audit

AB Mauri has secured AA accreditation in its latest British Retail Consortium audit.

Dunn’s Bakery boss Christopher Freeman hands reins to his son

Dunn’s Bakery owner Christopher Freeman has handed over the day-to-day running of his business to his son Lewis.

Finsbury Foods set to close Grain D’Or business

Finsbury Food Group is planning to close premium baked goods business Grain D’Or, with the potential loss of 250 jobs.

Real Bread Campaign to launch #SourdoughSeptember

The Real Bread Campaign will be running its annual #SourdoughSeptember campaign for its fifth successive year.

Great British Bake Off 2017: Meet the contestants

This year’s Great British Bake Off contestants, who will battle it out to become the 2017 champion, have been revealed.

Irwin’s rolls out lower-calorie bread to 630 stores

Irwin’s Bakery has secured listings in 630 stores for its Better You lower-calorie breads.

Specialists losing coffee market share to bakers and fast food operators

Specialist shops are losing coffee market share to the likes of Greggs and Patisserie Valerie.

Mondelēz extends Belvita with filled Soft Bakes

Mondelēz International is expanding its Belvita breakfast biscuits range with a new variant – Soft Bakes Filled.

Network with the biggest names in bakery at the Baking Industry Awards

The clock is ticking, pardners – there are just a couple of weeks left to ensure your place at British Baker’s Baking Industry Awards.

CSM partnership to bring 3D printing to bakers

CSM Bakery Solutions has teamed up with 3D Systems Corporation to develop, sell and distribute 3D printers and products for the food industry.

Hovis ‘Boy on Bike’ finally rides up that hill

Hovis’ 1973 TV ad has been recreated 44 years after its original screening, with former child actor Carl Barlow conquering that cobbled hill with help from an electric bike.

Krispy Kreme set to open 100th UK store

Doughnut chain Krispy Kreme is set to open its 100th UK store at Nottingham’s Intu Victoria Centre on 23 August.

GALLERY: Bakeries to feature in London’s biggest Asian foodhall

London’s biggest Asian foodhall Bang Bang Oriental, which opened in Colindale, north London this week, will feature a number of bakery kiosks.

Border Biscuits adds Strawberry Drizzle Melts to its range

Lanark-based manufacturer Border Biscuits has introduced the Strawberry Drizzle Melts to its range.

Sainsbury’s predicts five top baking trends for 2017

Sainsbury’s has forecast five top baking trends ahead of The Great British Bake Off’s Channel 4 debut on 29 August.

Child obesity: Focus widens from sugar to total calories

Sandwiches, pizza and savoury snacks are set to be in the firing line as the government widens its focus from sugar to total calorie intake to combat childhood obesity.

Fipronil scandal: Cocovite egg products withdrawn

Certain batches of liquid egg products have been withdrawn in a further escalation of the fipronil contamination scandal.

Wrights Food Group acquires bread supplier Premier Catering

Wrights Food Group is to acquire Stoke-on-Trent bakery Premier Catering, which has been supplying it with bread for more than 30 years.

Real Good Food agrees £2m overdraft to plug funding gap

Renshaw and Haydens owner Real Good Food has secured a £2m overdraft facility with Lloyds Bank after discovering a shortfall in its finances.

Premier Foods unveils Paul Hollywood icings range

Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods is to launch a selection of Paul Hollywood icings next month.

Tate & Lyle expands starch range

Tate & Lyle has introduced two new instant starch products to help food manufacturers tap the clean-label bakery trend.

Storck brings Knoppers wafer brand to UK

German confectionery producer Storck is eyeing the back-to-school market with the launch of its Knoppers baked wafer brand in the UK.

New guidance published on ‘wholegrain’ labelling

Healthgrain Forum, a group of cereal science and nutrition experts, has published new guidelines recommending when products can be labelled ‘wholegrain’.

Bakery deals down as supermarket promos fall to lowest level in 10 years

Supermarket promotions have fallen to their lowest level in 10 years, according to a new study.

Soreen Lunchbox range extended with apple loaf

Samworth Brothers-owned malt loaf maker Soreen is to extend its Lunchbox range with an apple variant following the “runaway success” of the format.

Mondelēz unveils Cadbury cookie to be heated in microwave

Mondelēz has launched a chocolate chip cookie range - its second biscuit NPD since acquiring the licence from Burton’s Biscuits last year.

New business to showcase Northern Ireland’s baking heritage

A small food producer is hoping to highlight the “great baking tradition in Northern Ireland” with a themed biscuit.

Stag Bakeries unveils new sprouting grains range

Stornoway-based business Stag Bakeries has introduced a Sprouting Grains range as part of its approach for innovation and creativity.

Campden BRI calls on bakery firms to join bread softness project

Food and drink advisory service Campden BRI is urging businesses to get involved with a new bread softness research project.

Fox’s and Gunstones partner with food charity Fareshare

2 Sisters-owned Gunstones Bakery and Fox’s Biscuits have given food to charity Fareshare to support children from deprived backgrounds during the summer holidays.

Aldi unveils ‘low priced’ gluten-free range

Aldi has ramped up its activity in the free-from market with a limited-edition range of gluten-free products.

ADM launches first multiseed concentrate with ancient grains

Food ingredients manufacturer Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has unveiled its first concentrate containing ancient grains.

Sainsbury’s introduces 30-minute click and collect trial

Sainsbury’s has introduced a click and collect trial that enables customers to order their shopping online and pick up 30 minutes later via new app Chop Chop.

Peter’s Food Service recalls pasties and slices as they may contain glass

Bedwas-based Peter’s Food Service has recalled selected branded and own-label products as they may contain glass fragments.

Fipronil: The industry reacts

Food safety chiefs yesterday announced that close to 700,000 eggs contaminated with fipronil, an insecticide not authorised for use in-food producing animals, has been distributed to the UK.

Sandwiches recalled as UK fipronil egg numbers soar

Supermarkets have been accused of having double standards on egg sourcing following the recall of products sold in UK stores over fears of fipronil contamination.

Genius axes 68 jobs with closure of Hull factory

Genius Foods is to close its production facility in Hull with the loss of 68 roles - just months after announcing another 115 redundancies across the business.

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