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Hovis disposes of three mills to focus on baking

Hovis is selling two of its flour mills to Whitworth Bros and closing a third as it looks to focus on its core baking business.

Aryzta underlying profit crashes more than 70%

Aryzta has reported steep declines in profit and earnings – but insists the business is well placed for future growth.

Pladis appoints McVitie’s and cake general manager

Pladis has appointed Sam Mitchell as McVitie’s and cake general manager.

Real Good Food suffers £23m operating loss

Real Good Food chief executive Hugh Cawley has said the business will look back on the last financial year with “little pride or satisfaction”.

Natasha Ednan-Laperouse's family outside West London coroner's court
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Pret pledges to learn from teen’s sesame allergy death

Pret A Manger has said it will make “meaningful change” following the death of a teenager who suffered a fatal allergic reaction to one of its sandwiches.

Real Bread Campaign to address diversity issues

The Real Bread Campaign has set out plans to address concerns over a lack of diversity among its ambassadors.

Search for World Scotch Pie Champion 2019 begins

The World Championship Scotch Pie Awards 2019 has announced the dates for its 20th competition.

McVitie’s launches Bonfire Night and Halloween cakes

Pladis is marking autumn with the launch of new bakes for the season.

Former Pret ops director Colin Hughes joins Subway

Subway has appointed Colin Hughes as country director for the UK and Ireland.

Pukka expands range with frozen and chilled pies

Pukka Pies has expanded its offering this month as part of its £6m new product and marketing investment this year.

Jacksons’ £40m sandwich bread factory opens

Jacksons has opened a new £40m bakery that can produce 10,000 loaves of sandwich bread an hour.

Asda taps trends with new celebration cake lines

Asda has unveiled four new additions to its celebration cake range, taking inspiration from trends in homeware, fashion and stationery.

Christmas 2018: more top trends in bakery NPD

The temperature is dropping and the supermarkets have started stocking shelves with mince pies, which can mean only one thing – Christmas is coming.

Irwin’s strike postponed as firm makes union new offer

A strike due to start today (26 September) at Irwin’s Bakery in Northern Ireland has been postponed after the company made another offer to workers.

Great British Bake Blog 2018: Episode five

In the words of musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords: I’m not crying, I’m just chopping onions… for a lasagne. That’s what I’m telling myself, anyway, because last night’s episode of The Great British Bake Off was emotional.

Sainsbury’s croissants are recalled in nut allergy scare

Sainsbury’s has recalled its in-store bakery all-butter croissants because they contain almond filling that is not declared on packaging.

Magioni adds trio of topped pizzas to Waitrose listing

Vegetable base pizza manufacturer Magioni has secured listings in Waitrose for three of its new topped pizzas.

Bakery giants pledge to halve food waste by 2030

Hovis, Warburtons and Premier Foods are among 90 of the UK’s biggest food retailers and suppliers to pledge to halve food waste by 2030 as part of a “ground-breaking” industry roadmap.

Axe puddings from school menus, urge Scots dentists

Sugary puddings should be dropped from school lunch menus, according to the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Pukka Pies reveals UK’s Ultimate Pie Fan winner

A Shropshire woman has been crowned the UK’s ultimate pie fan following a nationwide competition to mark Pukka Pies’ 55-year anniversary.

Lemon drizzle declared Britain’s most-loved cake

A new study has claimed lemon drizzle is Britain’s favourite cake flavour.

Hovis launches sourdough bloomer and seeded batch

Hovis is looking to tap the growing premium bread market with the launch of a white bloomer baked with sourdough and a seeded batch loaf.

Christmas preview: more festive NPD from retailers

Christmas is less than 13 weeks away, and in the build-up to the festive season more retailers have unveiled their festive NPD.

Pictured (l to r): Pardip Dass, CFO; Sukh Chamdal, CEO; and Dr Jaswir Singh, COO
  (Photo: Cake Box )

Cake Box opens 100th store and announces NPD

Egg-free cake specialist Cake Box has opened its 100th store as it continues its rapid roll-out.

Marking the mid-autumn festival with a mooncake

Many people across the UK will be tucking into traditional treat the mooncake today (24 September) to mark the Chinese and Vietnamese mid-autumn festival.

Kingsmill adds Vitamin Boost loaf to 50/50 range

Allied Bakeries has launched a new Kingsmill 50/50 loaf with added vitamins and minerals.

Pladis chief executive Cem Karakaş steps down

McVitie’s owner Pladis has launched a search for a new chief executive following the exit of Cem Karaka.

Scientists say further research needed on gluten and type 1 diabetes link

Scientists say more research is required to determine if there is a link between gluten intake and type 1 diabetes.

Ulrick & Short releases gluten-free texture aid

Ingredients manufacturer Ulrick & Short has released Synergie Legato, a new ingredient for gluten-free bakery products.

Gail’s creates loaf using waste bread

Gail’s has created what it claims is the UK’s first loaf made using leftover bread.

Pidy announces return of student catering challenge

Ready-to-fill pastry manufacturer Pidy has announced the return of its ‘revamp the vol-au-vent’ student catering challenge for the second year.

Irwin’s says workers’ strike will not impact operations

Operations at Irwin’s Bakery in Northern Ireland will not be impacted by a workers’ strike over pay, chief executive Michael Murphy has said today (21 September).

Gallery: Highlights from National Cupcake Week

It’s National Cupcake Week – a celebration in which bakers across the country take to social media to share their delicious creations.

See the winning bakes from IBA German Championship

Cousins Nicole Mittmann and Patrick Mittmann have won the fourth German Championship of Bakers with a stunning display of products.

Greggs trials click and collect breakfast orders

Greggs has launched a click and collect trial for breakfast orders in Manchester city centre.

Krispy Kreme teams up with Vimto for spooky NPD

Krispy Kreme has partnered with soft drinks brand Vimto to create two limited-edition doughnuts for Halloween.

Barry Callebaut buys Burton’s chocolate facility

Barry Callebaut has bought Burton’s Biscuit Company’s chocolate production site and entered into a long-term supply agreement with the biscuit manufacturer.

Veggie Pret to open first store outside London

Veggie Pret will open in Manchester next month, marking the chain’s first dedicated vegetarian store outside the capital.

Hovis seeks to increase bread bag recycling

Hovis is introducing new on-pack labelling designed to increase the amount of bread bags being recycled.

Coffee brand TrueStart opens sustainable cafe

Sustainable coffee manufacturer TrueStart has opened its first coffee shop in Bristol serving hot beverages alongside locally sourced treats.

Dates revealed for National Doughnut Week 2019

National Doughnut Week is returning next year from 11–18 May for more fundraising.

Asda rolls out freakshake-inspired Baileys cakes

Finsbury Food Group has unveiled a duo of NPD flavoured with Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur.

Ella’s Kitchen launches frozen muffins for kids

Baby food brand Ella’s Kitchen is moving into the frozen aisle with the launch of its Big Kids range, which includes a duo of frozen muffins.

Great British Bake Blog 2018: Episode four

The Bake Off tent has been invaded by space turtles! No, this isn’t a crossover with Terry Pratchett’s Discworld – it’s Kim-Joy’s showstopper.

Pop-up gin bakery to open in London this weekend

Artisan cake-maker Pearl & Groove has teamed up with mixers brand Fentimans to launch a pop-up bakery in London.

Steve Dawson joins RGF as non-exec director

Renshaw owner Real Good Food (RGF) has appointed Steve Dawson – who helped to turn around the Bahlsen US business – as an independent non-executive director.

Real Bread Campaign to hold anniversary festival

The Real Bread Campaign is to hold a mini-festival featuring five leading bakers to mark its 10th anniversary.

Out of this world! China wins IBA UIBC bakers cup

Zhou Bin and Peng Fudong from China have won the IBA-UIBC-Cup of Bakers with a stunning array of baked goods.

Real Good Food supports Brighter Foods investment

Real Good Food Group, which this month sold Haydens Bakery, says rationalisation and new funding are enabling it to support investment in other parts of its business, such as Brighter Foods.

National Cupcake Week 2018 gets underway

Bakers and cupcake lovers across the country have kicked off celebrations for National Cupcake Week 2018, which runs from 17-23 September.

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