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Pastries supplier Freshpack enters administration

Cheshire-based frozen pies and snacks manufacturer Freshpack has entered administration.

William Jackson sells Aunt Bessie’s to Nomad Foods

Jacksons Bakery owner William Jackson Food Group has sold its Aunt Bessie’s brand to Nomad Foods.

Aryzta expands line-up with fruit Danish pastries

Three new Danish pastries are being added to the Aryzta product range from the middle of next month.

Cherish Finden reveals chocolate trends for 2018

The celebrity chef says umami flavours and deconstructed desserts will prove popular this summer.

Price of supermarket loaf up 8.5% in past two years

The average price of a large loaf of wrapped bread in Britain’s supermarkets has risen from 94p in 2016 to £1.02 today.

Bake Off: The Professionals – Episode 5

The judges aren’t messing about this week. Armed with a ruler, they are expecting nothing less than perfection. With their often unattainably high standards, they may be a little disappointed.

Addo metal contamination fears sparks mass recall

Almost 60 products including Tesco and Wall’s lines have been recalled by manufacturer Addo Food Group over fears they may contain pieces of metal.

Cakes exports decline in first quarter of 2018

Cake exports have fallen more than 6% year on year, in contrast to a 5.5% increase in total sales of UK food and drink overseas.

Don’t miss the biggest date in the industry calendar!

The biggest night of the baking industry year is coming up – so make sure you’ve booked your place!

Salvation Army celebrates 80 years of Doughnut Day

Today is Doughnut Day (1 June) – an international celebration of the fried treat from the humble jam doughnut to extravagant creations topped with chocolate bars, biscuits and sweets.

EAT sells Toast surplus bread beer in store

EAT has started selling Toast Ale, which is made with the retailer’s surplus crusts, across its licensed sites.

Kute Cake expands into brownies with new range

Kute Cake has launched artisan brownie boxes and made its products available nationally for the first time.

Waitrose’s step-by-step guide to reducing sugar

Pressure on bakery manufacturers and retailers to reduce the sugar content of their goods has been renewed after the food and drink industry fell short of government targets.

High-protein breakfast cookies hitting UK stores

Fuel10k has released what it claims are the UK’s first protein-packed low-sugar soft bake breakfast cookies.

What we learned at the FOB conference 2018

Experts from Waitrose, Public Health England and the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) were among the speakers at the Federation of Bakers’ (FOB) annual conference last week.

Konditor & Cook summer dessert range revealed

London cake specialist Konditor & Cook has revealed its summer collection, which features a range of cakes inspired by ice cream.

McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year shortlist revealed

Premier Foods has announced the five shortlisted schools for its McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year competition.

Greggs showcases summer menu in undercover stunt

Greggs went undercover as an artisan delicatessen at a London food festival to showcase its new summer lunch menu, which includes its first vegan dish.

Doughnut Time unveils trio of Mega Doughnuts

Doughnut Time has unveiled a trio of treats the size of a person’s head ahead of National Doughnut Day on Friday 1 June.

Pladis launches ‘modern’ Moments cake range

Pladis is hoping to woo younger consumers to the cake category with the Moments cakes range.

Mr Kipling unveils Roald Dahl-themed treats

Premier Foods has launched a limited Roald Dahl-themed range, teaming up new flavours with characters from the author’s classic children’s stories.

Bake Off: The Professionals – Episode 4

From Eton mess to actual mess – things went awry in the kitchen this week as a new batch of six professional teams were put to task by judges Benoit and Cherish.

Suppliers target south-east Asia export opportunities

Ten food and drink manufacturers including crackers and biscuits supplier Rakusen’s have taken part in a trade mission to Singapore.

Food industry unveils manifesto for Brexit success

The Federation of Bakers (FOB) and National Association of British and Irish Flour Millers are among more than 100 food industry organisations that have united to present key Brexit objectives for government.

Krispy Kreme owner JAB to acquire Pret A Manger

Pret A Manger is to be bought by JAB, two years after the investment firm acquired doughnut business Krispy Kreme.

Dates for Ireland’s National Bread Week revealed

Parents and school-aged children are the target audience of National Bread Week 2018 in Ireland, which will be celebrated from 10-16 September.

Royal wedding boosts cake and bakery goods sales

Royal wedding celebrations have driven a surge in sales of cakes and home-baking supplies.

Plastic-free sandwich packaging unveiled by RAP

Wimbledon-based sandwich packaging supplier RAP has launched two plastic-free sandwich wedges.

Belfast miller Neill’s Flour expands operations

Miller Neill’s Flour is expanding its operations into a 16,000sq ft unit in the Titanic Quarter at Belfast’s Channel Commercial Plant.

Warrens Bakery and GBBO star seek first Young Budding Baker

Warrens Bakery has launched a competition to find the UK’s best young baker.

Aryzta announces profit warning and £175m cuts

Bakery business Aryzta has cuts its forecast earnings and announced plans to slash costs by £175m over the next three years.

UK baker Wayne Caddy gets elite baking award

British artisan baker Wayne Caddy has won an international award and a place in exclusive culinary club Elite de la Boulangerie Internationale (EBI).

New York Bakery Co creates breakfast bagel bar

New York Bakery Co is launching a bagel pop-up site in London this weekend.

New call for mandatory out-of-home food labels

Health campaigners Action on Sugar and Action on Salt are calling on government to make colour-coded nutrition labelling mandatory on café and restaurant items.

M&S to axe 100 stores and slow food expansion

Marks & Spencer (M&S) is to close more than 100 stores by 2022 and has scaled back its Simply Food openings.

Tesco bakery boss reveals retailer's future plans

Tesco bakery chief Gordon Gafa has revealed the retailer’s future plans for its in-store bakeries.

Suppliers fall short of PHE sugar reduction targets

Food and drink suppliers have fallen short of government targets to reduce sugar.

Brits spend £10,000 on meal deals in their lifetime

British consumers splash out more than £10,000 on lunch meal deals in their working lifetime, according to new research.

US woes take toll on profit growth at Greencore

Greencore profit growth has been dented in a “challenging” half year by problems in the firm’s US operation.

Bake-off & Finished Goods: Slow, slow quick

Long-fermentation loaves, artisan products and those with health benefits are generating quicker sales than the category average... so how can retailers capitalise?

Video: how apprentices saved one bakery £38,000 a year

British Baker met with members of trade body Scottish Bakers to talk about the value of apprenticeships to the baking industry.

Bake Off: The Professionals – Episode 3

Forget Bake Off: The Professionals, it’s the Liam Charles show this week. I feel he has been overlooked in the previous two episodes, but this week his upbeat personality shone through.

The cake was served at the reception in Windsor Castle
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Royal wedding cake: bakers give their verdict

The wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle broke with many traditions – as did the couple’s cake.

Warburtons launches brioche burger buns

Warburtons has expanded its Bistro range with Brioche Burger Buns.

Savoury doughnuts: just a fad or on a roll?

Think doughnuts are only for dessert? Think again. Bakers are getting experimental with doughnuts, adding fillings such as cheese, pulled pork and even eggs benedict.

New York Bakery Co rolls out seeded bagel thins

New York Bakery Co has added to its range of bagel thins with a soft seeded variant.

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Royal wedding cake has ‘ethereal, floral’ flavour

Violet Bakery’s lemon-elderflower-meringue-buttercream creation is taking shape for the big day tomorrow (19 May).

Warburtons aims to score with football packaging

Warburtons is rolling out football-themed packaging ahead of this summer’s World Cup.

Bakers gear up for royal wedding: part 2

The big day is nearly upon us and bakers across the nation have been frantically creating treats to celebrate the union of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on 19 May.

SSP Group profits up by almost a third year on year

New contracts and operational improvements have driven a 32.6% increase in underlying operating profit at travel site operator SSP Group.

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