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Nearly 60% think soft drink sugar tax applies to bakery

More than half of consumers think the soft drink sugar tax also applies to cakes and biscuits, according to analysts Nielsen.

Nisa launches own-label cake range

Retail chain Nisa has launched a new range of cake snacks and bites as part of its Heritage own-label range.

Aryzta unveils new pick-and-mix bread range

Global bakery business Aryzta Food Solutions has launched a selection of pick-and-mix bread rolls and loaves.

Baker Perkins adds two new machines to Tweedy bread dough mixer range

Equipment manufacturer Baker Perkins has added two new machines to its Tweedy bread dough mixer range.

Soreen launches ‘squidgy’ campaign to UK cinemas

Malt loaf maker Soreen has launched a new creative campaign across UK cinemas through animation.

Border Biscuits sends personalised Dark Chocolate Gingers to Ed Sheeran

Lanark-based manufacturer Border Biscuits has teamed up with packaging business Qualvis to send personalised packs of Dark Chocolate Gingers to Ed Sheeran during his sold-out performances at the SSE Hydro, Glasgow.

Costa unveils new summer menu

High street coffee chain Costa has introduced its new summer menu, which it claims is the “biggest and boldest summer selection yet”.

Signature Flatbreads extends healthy offering

Dunstable-based Signature Flatbreads has launched a new Deli Kitchen range, which it claims creates “new lunchtime sales opportunities” for retailers.

Urban launches limited-edition sandwich

Urban, the Adelie Foods-owned sandwich brand, is to launch a limited-edition Summer Special Coronation Chicken Sandwich

Luminary Bakery teams up with GBBO’s Benjamina

The Great British Bake Off’s Benjamina Ebuehi is developing an exclusive product for London’s Luminary Bakery.

Holland’s poll reveals dads prefer pies to gifts on Father’s Day

Almost a third (28%) of UK dads have said they would rather their favourite pie than gifts for Father’s Day (18 June 2017), according to research from Holland’s Pies.

20 million packs of hot cross buns sold in Easter week, says Kantar

A total of 20 million packs of hot cross buns were purchased throughout the major UK retailers in Easter week alone, according to research analyst Kantar Worldpanel.

Waitrose launches competition for 25th anniversary of Duchy brand

Waitrose has launched a customer competition to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the organic food brand Duchy Originals.

Last chance to register for National Doughnut Week

Today (3 May) is the last chance for bakers to register for National Doughnut Week and get involved with the event’s fantastic fundraising activities.

Great British Biscotti Co unveils new additions to sweet and savoury range

Dorset-based bakery The Great British Biscotti Co has unveiled new additions to its sweet and savoury range.

Limagrain rolls out clean-label ingredients range

French supplier Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients (LCI) has launched a range of functional, clean-label products under LCI's Touch brand.

Gallery: Britain’s Best Loaf competition winners

Birmingham’s NEC filled with the aroma of freshly baked bread last month as 150 products did battle for the title of Britain’s Best Loaf 2017.

Waitrose launches 23 new lines into Good to Go range

Waitrose has launched 23 new products into its Good to Go range this week, alongside 18 improved lines as consumers’ demand for healthy food on-the-go grows.

Greggs chairman Ian Durant to lead DFS Furniture board

Greggs chairman Ian Durant has been appointed chairman of furniture business DFS.

Scottish bakery JB Christie investigated following string of hepatitis cases

Health chiefs have praised a Scottish bakery and its staff for their cooperation following nine cases of hepatitis A infection.

Carrs Foods expands Paul Hollywood bread range

Carrs Foods has worked with The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) judge Paul Hollywood to create three new lines for its retail range.

Rising free-from trend drives 74% turnover jump for gluten-free brand

Gluten-free brand Too Good To Be Gluten Free has reported a 74% increase in turnover in the last financial year.

NFU urges farmers to speak with MPs on neonicotinoids ban

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has advised farmers to speak to MPs and members of the European Parliament on a proposed blanket ban of neonicotinoids on outdoor crops.

Patisserie Valerie products go on sale at Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury’s is selling Patisserie Valerie products on its patisserie counters under a new trial partnership.

Bakeries to feature in C4 Extreme Cake Maker TV series

Peboryon Bakery and The Gourmet Cake Company are among businesses to feature in new Channel 4 series Extreme Cake Makers.

Premier Foods secures long-term contract with XPO Logistics

Premier Foods has secured a long-term contract with XPO Logistics that will cover inbound transport, warehousing and outbound distribution to customers throughout the UK.

Pret A Manger set to reach 500 shops worldwide

Pret A Manger has set a target to open its 500th shop worldwide in the next 12 months as it announced its financial results for the 52 weeks to 29 December 2016.

Walkers Shortbread granted Royal Warrant Appointment by The Queen

Walkers Shortbread has been granted a Royal Warrant of Appointment from The Queen for the supply of shortbread to the Royal Household.

Topping unveils Gourmet and Speciality frozen pie ranges

Yorkshire-based family bakery The Topping Pie Company has unveiled new Gourmet and Speciality baked frozen pie ranges, as well as a selection of unbaked frozen products.

Tromp Group appoints UK sales manager

Tromp Group, a producer for turnkey projects within the baking industry, has appointed David Rowland as the sales manager for the UK and Ireland.

Bahlsen launches national TV campaign for biscuits

Biscuit brand Bahlsen has announced the launch of a new national TV campaign for its Pick Up! biscuit bars, with an investment of £2m.

SOFHT offers training course for bakers on food allergen management

The Society of Food Hygiene & Technology (SOFHT) has launched a new training course to give bakers an up-to-date insight into food allergen management and practical instruction in risk assessment.

Elephant pretzels make UK debut with Innovative Bites

Snack manufacturer Innovative Bites has added the Elephant pretzels brand to its healthy snack range, in what it claims is a UK first.

Just days left to enter the Baking Industry Awards, pard’ners!

Giddy-up there, y’all – the deadline for the Baking Industry Awards is fast approaching and we don’t want you to be left in the dust.

Gluten-free Mr Kipling cake launched by Premier Foods

Premier Foods-owned Mr Kipling has rolled out a wheat and gluten-free loaf cake range nationally.

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Haydens Bakery announces multi-million pound investment

Wiltshire-based business Haydens Bakery has embarked on a multi-million pound investment plan.

Raynor Foods launches 10 new products

Wholesale sandwich supplier Raynor Foods has unveiled 10 new products.

Roberts Bakery baker to tackle Toughest Mudder for Cotswold House

Roberts Bakery baker Stuart Brotherton will be competing in the Toughest Mudder event at Belvoir Castle, Midlands on 13 May 2017.

Nestlé axing UK jobs as Blue Riband production shifts to Europe

Nestlé UK is set to axe almost 300 jobs in a shake-up that includes shifting Blue Riband wafer production to Poland.

Hobbs House Bakery named Farm Shop & Deli Awards baker of the year

Hobbs House Bakery has been declared Baker of the Year in the 2017 Farm Shop & Deli Awards.

Warrens Bakery launches healthy delivery mobile app at Derriford hospital

Cornish business Warrens Bakery has launched a healthy menu delivery app for Plymouth-based Derriford Hospital to offer support to the medical team and staff.

Two new flavours for McVitie’s Digestives Caramel range

McVitie’s has announced it will be extending its McVitie’s Digestives Caramel range with two new flavours – Banoffee Caramel and Coffee Caramel.

Paterson’s fundraises over £75k for charity

West Lothian-based shortbread maker Paterson’s has fundraised more than £75,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Longest-serving Roberts Bakery employee retires

Northwich-based business Roberts Bakery’s logistics co-ordinator Mike Dutton has retired following a 53-year career at the firm.

Seasons Bakery Beetroot Multiseed Sourdough named Britain’s Best Loaf

A Beetroot Multiseed Sourdough loaf produced by Seasons Bakery has been declared Britain’s Best Loaf 2017.

New Tesco deal for Henllan Bakery

North Wales-based Henllan Bakery has signed a new deal with Tesco to stock six breads and four morning goods.

New poster campaign for Ginsters

Samworth Brothers-owned pastry brand Ginsters is to launch a new poster campaign, designed to raise awareness of the brand’s focus on quality and local sourcing.

Pastry chef named Young Chef of the Year

Emily Milne, 20, from Leasowe, has won the Young Chef of the Year accolade at the Wirral Tourism Awards.

New pack format for Cathedral City Baked Bites

Burton’s Biscuit Company has announced a design refresh and the launch of a sharing format for its Cathedral City Baked Bites.

Greggs set to open Inverurie outlet

High street bakery chain Greggs has unveiled plans to open up a new outlet in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, British Baker can confirm.

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