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GALLERY: Pladis reveals Christmas biscuit NPD line-up

Pladis has unveiled what it claims to be its biggest Christmas brand campaign, which will feature NPDs from McVitie’s, Jacob’s and Carr’s.

Wrights to supply pies to one-third of Football League clubs

Wrights Pies will be supplying its pies to a third of all the clubs in the Football League ahead of the second weekend of fixtures.

Good Grain Bakery secures listing at Ocado and Abel & Cole

London-based Good Grain Bakery has been listed by Ocado and organic delivery company Abel & Cole.

The Tiny Bakery set to close its doors after three years

Independent business The Tiny Bakery is to cease trading from Saturday 2 September after operating for the last three years.

Warrens set to open fourth store in seven months

Warrens Bakery is continuing its rapid expansion across the UK after announcing it will open a new store at Cornhill in Bridgwater, Somerset.

Ingredion partners with potato starch supplier Lyckeby

Ingredients supplier Ingredion has teamed up with Lyckeby, the Swedish manufacturer of potato-based starch and fibre products.

Grupo Bimbo UK boss Cliff Irwin among BSB conference speakers

The British Society of Baking (BSB) has named its list of speakers for its 2017 Autumn Conference.

Keith Hamill to replace David Beever as Premier Foods chair

Keith Hamill is to replace David Beever as non-executive chairman of Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods.

Bakels to launch bakery demos on Facebook Live

Ingredients supplier Bakels is set to launch a live broadcast series of bakery demonstrations on its Facebook page.

Brownie flavour added to Oreo cookie range

Oreo has added a brownie flavour to its biscuit range on the back of customer demand.

Founder and finance director leave in shake-up at Real Good Food

Real Good Food – which last week saw its shares plunge following a profit warning – has announced the departure of its founder and its finance director.

Givaudan partners with food ingredients distributor IMCD

Flavourings supplier Givaudan has announced a partnership with chemicals and food ingredients distributor IMCD.

Pukka Pies’ ‘Everything’s Pukka’ campaign drives over £3m in sales

Pukka Pies says its ‘Everything’s Pukka’ marketing campaign has generated £3.1m in incremental pie sales across retailers.

Bite UK set to launch Pure Bite baked snack clusters range

Snacks supplier Bite UK is set to debut its Pure Bite baked snack clusters range to the UK.

Lotus Bakeries makes two additions to UK team

Lotus Bakeries has appointed Alexandra Fisher as the company’s new category marketing manager and Larysa Dushko as key account manager for retail sales.

Behold! Britain’s ‘biggest’ supermarket sausage roll

Morrisons has unveiled what it claims is the largest supermarket sausage roll.

Do you want a slice of the growing vegan market?

Vegan bakery and pie businesses will be among those exhibiting at the UK’s first vegan trade and media show in London this October.

Petrow Food Group invests £100k in new dry mix line

Ingredients supplier Petrow Food Group has invested £100,000 in a new Auger powder fill machine for dry mixes at its site in Perivale, London.

GALLERY: Get your tickets for the biggest night of the baking industry's year

The Baking Industry Awards are just around the corner and it promises to be a special night.

Wellaby’s Simple Bakes listed at Waitrose and Ocado

Wellaby’s Simple Bakes – the gluten-free vegan snack brand that launched earlier this year – has achieved listings in Waitrose stores and on Ocado.

Burns the Bread to open Somerton outlet

Burns the Bread is preparing to unveil its seventh site on the premises of a former charity shop.

Edme apprentice earns promotion to food technologist

Ingredients supplier Edme has announced that its apprentice Luke Nesbitt will be the company’s new food technologist.

Pret introduces vegan flatbread monthly special

Pret A Manger has launched a vegan flatbread as one of its monthly speciality sandwiches.

Cuckoo’s Bakery unveils ice cream-flavoured cupcake range

Edinburgh-based business Cuckoo’s Bakery has launched a cupcake range inspired by some of Britain’s iconic ice cream and ice lolly brands.

Muffin Break to open 15 UK stores in the next 12 months

Retail bakery chain Muffin Break is set to open 15 stores in the next 12 months nationwide.

Union challenges McVitie’s on Glasgow plans

McVitie’s has been urged to reassure workers over its long-term commitment to production at its Glasgow factory.​

McVitie’s bolsters Nibbles range with new Milk Chocolate Orange

McVitie’s has extended its Nibbles range with a new Milk Chocolate Orange variant.

Synergy may have the solution to butter shortage issue

Flavouring specialist Synergy has created a range of dairy solutions that can enhance mouthfeel and dairy notes in bakery products where butter may have been reduced.

Dirk Van de Put to succeed Irene Rosenfeld as CEO of Mondelēz

Mondelēz International has announced that McCain Foods president Dirk Van de Put will succeed Irene Rosenfeld as the new CEO following her decision to step down.

Channel 4 launches new GBBO trailer

Channel 4 has launched a TV marketing campaign for the upcoming Great British Bake Off series.

West Cornwall Pasty Co unveils first low-calorie vegetable pasty

West Cornwall Pasty Company has launched a limited-edition Mediterranean Vegetable Pasty across its stores nationwide.

Aryzta aims for dietary needs to be ‘a piece of cake’ with new range

Global bakery business Arzyta Food Solutions has launched an Afternoon Tea range in time for Afternoon Tea Week (14-20 August).

Battle Oats extends plant-based protein cookie range

Hull-based nutrition brand Battle Oats has added the Lemon Drizzle protein cookie to its range.

Gail’s Bakery launches its first gluten-free sourdough loaf

Gail’s Bakery has unveiled its first gluten-free sourdough loaf across four of its London bakeries.

Nairn’s adds Super Seeded Oatcakes to gluten-free range

Nairn’s has extended its gluten-free oatcake range with the addition of Super Seeded Oatcakes.

Pret rolls out reusable cup discount across all stores

Following a successful three-month trial in London, Pret A Manger’s 25p reusable cup discount has been rolled out across all its UK stores.

Bakeries scoop Great Taste accolades

More? The Artisan Baker and Gail’s Artisan Bakery are among those to have topped the list of baking industry winners in this year’s Great Taste Awards.

Parkside launches Ooh-la-la biscuits packs made from eucalyptus trees

Packaging manufacturer Parkside has developed a new share bag packaging range, manufactured with a substrate eucalyptus tree.

Real Good Food shares crash following profit warning

Shares in Renshaw and Haydens Bakery owner Real Good Food plunged by a third yesterday (1 August) after the business issued a profits warning.

Muntons appoints new deputy managing director

Malt producer Muntons has hired Mark Tyldesley as the company’s new deputy managing director.

Federation of Bakers steps up #betterwithbread with café opening

An innovative pop-up café is set to make its debut in Shoreditch, London designed to promote the #betterwithbread campaign.

Pladis to feature on BBC’s Inside the Factory

McVitie’s-owned Pladis is to appear on the BBC Two series of Inside the Factory, broadcast from 8pm tonight (1 August).

Geary’s Bakery expands with £4.5m funding

Family-owned bakery Geary’s Bakery has constructed a larger factory facility at its premises following a £4.5m investment from NatWest.

Paterson Arran scoops Gold award for health & safety performance

Biscuit manufacturer Paterson Arran has been recognised for its health & safety performance by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) after receiving a gold award at the 2017 Health and Safety Awards.

Greggs’ yum-yums production boosted by supply chain shake-up

Greggs has reported that its manufacturing and logistics shake-up, which has brought the closure and restructure of a number of sites, is boosting efficiency and product quality.

Rational AG founder passes away

Combi steamers and oven manufacturer Rational AG has announced that its founder Siegfried Meister has passed away at the age of 78, following a short illness.

Lidl to hold one-week gluten-free food promotion

Lidl is to offer a selection of gluten-free bakery and non-baked items as part of a one-week promotion. 

Flower & White unveils new Meringue Truffles range

Flower & White is set to launch a limited-edition range of Meringue Truffles in the lead-up to the festive period.

Thomas the Baker invests in £750k refurb at Helmsley store

Thomas the Baker is investing more than £750,000 in rebuilding and refurbishing its Thomas of Helmsley delicatessen.

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