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Muffin Break opens new store in Chatham

Retail bakery chain Muffin Break has announced the opening of a new store at the Pentagon Shopping Centre in Chatham, Kent.

Village Bakery creates 50 new jobs and a dozen apprenticeships

Wrexham-based business Village Bakery has announced it will be creating an extra 50 jobs, which will include a dozen apprenticeships.

Adams Cakes produces Beatles-themed creation for 50th anniversary

A baker at Adams Cakes has recreated the cover of The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album to mark the record’s 50th anniversary.

Baking Industry Awards 2017: book your place at this year’s shindig!

It’s time to book your tickets for the biggest hoedown in the bakery calendar – British Baker’s Baking Industry Awards.

Bread and cake exports up 10% as wheat and barley fall

Growth in overseas sales of bread and cakes have contributed to UK food and drink exports rising to record levels.

Column Bakehouse set to open second branch

Plymouth-based artisan bakery The Column Bakehouse has announced it is opening a second branch, inside Ocean Studios at the Royal William Yard.

Is this Scotland’s smallest cake shop?

Cakes in The Call Box has been set up in an old phone box in Argyll by friends and bakers Holly Ford and Bron Campbell.

GroceryAid appoints new treasurer

David Wheeler, head of finance at Sainsbury’s, is to join the GroceryAid trustee board as treasurer.

Manchester artist creates 2.5ft tall King Arthur cake

A medieval masterpiece has been created by Rose Dummer of Rosie Cake Diva and Cakebomb for the opening of a new furniture store.

New Heinz Cook-in-pack and Bake-in-pack lines for Aryzta

A collaboration with Heinz and Peter’s Foods has seen Aryzta introduce the Heinz Cook-in-Pack range.

New multi-lane metal detector aims to cut waste

A new detector from Banbury-based Fortress Technology is designed to improve waste levels as well as safety.

Baker Perkins names new UK and US managing directors

Bakery equipment supplier Baker Perkins has appointed new managing directors for its UK and US operations.

Morrisons fined £55k for selling mouldy pork pie

Morrisons has been fined £55,000 after it sold a mouldy pork pie from the deli counter at its Elvetham Heath store in Fleet, Hampshire.

Daelmans closes Fabulous Bakin’ Boys’ Witney site

Daelmans Group has closed its former Fabulous Bakin’ Boys factory in Oxfordshire, with all staff made redundant.

Tale of two markets: Aryzta European sales rise as US business falls

Group sales at global bakery business Aryzta have remained flat despite growth in its European division.

VIDEO: Independent bakers should use crowdfunding, says Andrew Bowen

Former Coffee Republic franchisee Andrew Bowen has urged independent bakers to use Kickstarter campaigns to start up or expand a business.

Can you name the UK’s most searched-for biscuit?

With so many different treats to choose from, which biscuit is the slam dunk with internet users and which ends up with a soggy bottom?

Walkers rebrands Oven Baked range as part of health trend

Britain’s biggest crisp brand, Walkers, is rebranding its Oven Baked range to highlight its 50% less fat element.

Bath Cake Company awarded for teaching PME sugarcraft courses

Bath Cake Company has been awarded with the PME Professional Diploma UK and Ireland Award of Excellence 2016 as part of PME’s Wall of Honour 2016.

EHL boosts manufacturing capacity by 50% with new Stockport site

Food ingredients supplier EHL Ingredients has acquired a new manufacturing site at the Broadstone Industrial Estate, Stockport.

Stacey’s Bakery set to mark National Sausage Roll Day with 30ft pastry

Derbyshire-based bakery Stacey’s will celebrate National Sausage Roll Day on 5 June 2017 by making a 30ft sausage roll.

Soreen boosts nutrition message with Disney Mini loaves

Malt loaf maker Soreen has partnered with Disney to launch its new Mini Loaves range.

Patterson Arran scoops sustainability award at Food & Drink Excellence Awards

Biscuit manufacturer Paterson Arran has been recognised for reducing its impact on the environment after receiving the Environmental Sustainability award at the 2017 Scotland Food & Drink Excellence awards.

Crosta & Mollica adds Focaccia Romana to its range

Italian baked goods supplier Crosta & Mollica has launched a new addition to its range, the Focaccia Romana.

Border Biscuits launches Café Bake range

Lanark-based manufacturer Border Biscuits has launched the Café Bake snack range for the out-of-home and foodservice sectors.

2 Sisters invests £250k in festive pudding site

Seasonal production at 2 Sisters Food Group-owned Matthew Walker will be boosted by the £250,000 investment, which is set to create 45 new jobs at the Heanor site.

Firms ordered to pay out £20,000 for using bread baskets

Two Yorkshire poultry companies have been ordered to pay almost £20k in costs and damages to London-based Bakers Basco.

NI bakery and brewery join forces to produce stout-flavoured bread

Northern Irish artisan bakery and restaurant business French Village has teamed up with craft brewer Yardsman to produce a stout-flavoured Irish wheaten bread.

New business strategist for Cybake

Former EPOS Group managing director Steve Boyes has joined RedBlack Software as lead business strategist for Cybake.

Warburtons donates £25,000 to Together with Manchester appeal

Family baking firm Warburtons made the generous gesture yesterday, and said to victims’ families: “Our thoughts are with you all.” 

Bread dominates list of UK’s most-shopped brands

Bread brands have again taken three of the top spots in a list of Britain’s most chosen brands.

Student takes Coup de Pates competition

Wendy Lo of City of Glasgow College has won Coup de Pates’ Chefs at Play, after a four-way final cook-off last week.

All the 2017 Sammies sandwich awards winners

Here is the full list of winners of The British Sandwich Association’s annual Sammies Awards.

Pastry World Cup team captain sets up Proper Patisserie

UK Pastry World Cup team captain Andrew Blas has launched his first solo venture

Warrens Bakery opens Eastleigh store

Warrens Bakery has started a second franchise partnership with the opening of a new bakery in Eastleigh, near Southampton.

Roberts Bakery sponsors Royal Cheshire County show food halls

Family-owned business Roberts Bakery has continued its support for The Royal Cheshire County show by renewing its sponsorship of the Roberts Bakery Food Halls.

Marriage’s partners with Moul-Bie to supply French flour into the UK

Flour miller W&H Marriage & Sons has partnered with Moul-Bie to supply French flours and mixes to the UK.

GroceryAid appoints Andy Higginson and Charles Wilson as president and vice president

GroceryAid’s board of trustees has appointed Morrisons chairman Andy Higginson as its new president, and Booker chief executive Charles Wilson as vice-president.

GALLERY: Greggs unveils salad dresses by Katy Perry’s costume designer

Greggs has launched its summer menu by unveiling two dresses designed by Katy Perry’s costume creator – and made entirely of salad.

Greencore H1 revenue breaks £1bn barrier – but UK profits are flat

Revenue at food-to-go business Greencore has soared following the acquisition of US company Peacock Foods.

Entries for Big School Bake Off competition close this week

Unilever Food Solution’s Big School Bake Off has urged aspiring bakers to get their entries in before the deadline closes this Friday (26 May 2017).

Hummingbird to open in Guildford

Hummingbird Bakery is to open its first site outside the London area. 

Mars blurs line between confectionery and bakery with Choc Brownie bar

Mars Chocolate UK is aiming to tap interest in bakery snacks with the launch of a new variation of the Mars Bar, the Mars Choc Brownie.

Spice Drops introduces Lime Zest

Concentrated extract specialist Spice Drops has launched a Lime Zest product designed ‘to give a citrus zing of lime, but without the grating’.

MD of David Wood Baking on charity cycle

David Wood Baking boss David Wood is cycling more than 1,000 miles for charity - visiting his company’s six production sites and HQ. 

Pladis launches new Jacob’s Cracker Crisps advert

Biscuit and confectionery manufacturer Pladis has unveiled a new TV advert for Jacob’s Cracker Crisps.

Corinthia apprentice is Pastry Chef Student of the Year

Jessica Edwards has been named Institute of Hospitality (Southern Branch) Pastry Chef Student of the Year at the Institute of Hospitality Student Awards.

Aryzta names former Glanbia boss as new CEO

Kevin Toland, a former chief executive and president of Glanbia USA & Global Nutritionals, is to replace Owen Killian as CEO of global bakery business Aryzta.

Pladis signs mental health pledge

McVitie’s owner Pladis has signed a pledge to change how it and its staff think and act about mental health.

Mrs Crimble’s cake bars to launch in over 1,500 new stores

Wessanen UK-owned gluten-free brand Mrs Crimble’s claims to be the first to launch free-from cake bars into the food-to-go section of convenience outlets.

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