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The Great British Biscotti Co unveils new flavours

Four new flavours described as “quintessentially English with a contemporary twist” have been launched by The Great British Biscotti Co.

Crosstown Doughnuts opens vegan outlet

London’s Crosstown Doughnuts has opened an entirely vegan store in Marylebone, serving up sourdough doughnuts, coffee and other beverages.

Just hours left to enter Britain’s Best Loaf contest!

This is it, bakers: your last chance to enter the 2018 Britain’s Best Loaf competition.

More Food to launch direct sales wholesale service

Ambient and frozen cake supplier More Food is ramping up its wholesale presence with the launch of a new website.

Supermarket sourdough sales rise by up to 98%

Retailers including Marks & Spencer (M&S), Asda and Waitrose have enjoyed booming sales of their sourdough loaves over the past year.

Greggs opens first site on London Underground

Greggs has today (23 March) made its London Underground debut with a shop at Westminster station.

Steinhoff boss Stuart Machin to head M&S Food

Steinhoff UK group CEO Stuart Machin is to join Marks & Spencer as its managing director of food.

Warburtons rolls out pulses and seed loaf

Warburtons has unveiled a new Pulses & Seeds Batch loaf to tap consumer interest in plant protein.

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What bakers say about the royal wedding cake

Industry experts tell British Baker what the royal couple’s unconventional celebration cake choice could spell for future baking trends and wedding cakes.

Hovis fights emissions with all-electric lorries

Hovis has introduced electric vehicles to its fleet in a move that would help prepare the “business for a lower carbon future”, according to Nish Kankiwala, CEO of Hovis.

Great Celebrity Bake Blog: Episode Three

I was particularly excited about this week’s The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer. Why? I freakin’ love Tim Minchin. The wild ginger hair, the accent, the attitude… it works for me.

Prewett’s rolls out bite-sized gluten-free cookies

Northumbrian Fine Foods-owned Prewett’s has expanded its ‘Minis’ range to include cookies.

Mr Kipling unveils £2m marketing campaign

Premier Foods has launched its first Mr Kipling TV advert for two years.

Industry welcomes Brexit transition period

The food industry has welcomed news that a ‘transition period’ will be implemented if the UK leaves the EU on New Year’s Eve 2020.

Unveiled: details of Meghan and Harry's wedding cake

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen organic baker and Violet Bakery owner Claire Ptak to create the cake for their upcoming Big Day.

Deadline for Britain’s Best Loaf entries extended!

Bakers have a few more days to enter the Britain’s Best Loaf competition and showcase their skills and work to peers and potential customers.

Writer seeks stories from former BFP Wholesale staff

A former operations manager at bakery ingredients supplier BFP Wholesale is appealing for ex-employees to come forward and share stories of their time at the company.

Nailed It: Netflix’s baking fails show didn’t quite nail it

Ten minutes into episode one of the less-than impressive Nailed It and I’m wondering what I’m doing with my life. After all, I could be re-watching the brilliant Queer Eye or Brooklyn 99 instead.

Mary Berry range set to be worth £5m, says Finsbury

Finsbury Food Group expects sales of its Mary Berry cake range to reach £5m in its first year on shelf.

Addo Food Group donates 187,000 meals in a year

Addo Food Group has donated more than 187,000 meals to good causes since teaming up with food distribution charity FareShare a year ago.

Charity launches coeliac disease research fund

Coeliac UK has launched a research fund and fundraising appeal to raise £5m to study coeliac disease and gluten-related autoimmune conditions.

Diners will pay more for burger in gourmet bun, Lantmännen study finds

Consumers are willing to pay up to £1.25 more for a burger if it comes in a gourmet bun, a study by Lantmännen Unibake has revealed.

Fats supplier AAK opens new innovation centre

AAK, manufacturer and supplier of edible oils, fats and semi-specialty oil ingredients, has opened a customer innovation centre in Hull.

Finsbury Food H1 results: revenue and profits rise

Finsbury Food Group has reported a 4.7% hike in operating profits in the 26 weeks ending 30 December 2017.

Cynthia Stroud to close Pretty Gorgeous Cakes shop

Cynthia Stroud, founder and director of Pretty Gorgeous Cakes, is to close her Hertford-based shop.

Bid to launch ‘spent grain’ bakery in London

A food and drink business is aiming to launch a bakery dedicated to producing goods from the by-product of beer making.

Warning over ‘hard Brexit’ for baked good exports

Food and drink suppliers exporting to the EU may face tariffs because of rules governing the origin of products.

Bakery highlights from Asda spring/summer range

Asda has unveiled its 2018 spring/summer range, which includes a Dragon Cake, S’mores Mallow Cake and wood-fired pizzas.

Warrens Bakery unveils world flavours pasty range

Warrens Bakery has launched a limited-edition globally themed savoury pasty range.

Waitrose unveils sourdough Easter egg panettone

Waitrose has produced its first-ever Easter egg panettone.

Ole & Steen to open in Westfield London

Danish bakery Ole & Steen is opening a new store in Westfield London, based in Shepherds Bush, next week (20 March), taking the total number of sites in the capital to seven.

Great Celebrity Bake Blog: Episode Two

Less than a minute into the second episode of The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer, I was already disturbed. Seriously, I don’t need to think about Paul Hollywood in a leotard. Ever.

United Biscuits rapped over ‘100% natural’ claim

Use of solvent-extracted sunflower oil and fat-reduced cocoa powder means a product cannot be marketed as ‘100% natural’, the advertising watchdog has ruled.

Edme appoints Gary McIlwaine as production manager

Ingredients supplier Edme has named Gary McIlwaine as its production manager.

Bako North Western in drive for new shareholders

Bakery supplier Bako North Western Group is aiming to secure new shareholder members following a shake-up of its capital structure.

The Artisan Bakery taps vegan trend with new range

West London business The Artisan Bakery has rolled out a vegan range of pastries.

Love Food Hate Waste launches toast campaign

Consumers are being urged to ‘Make Toast Not Waste’ as part of Love Food Hate Waste’s latest campaign, which reveals 24 million slices of bread are wasted every day across the nation.

Coveney takes US lead role in Greencore shake-up

Greencore boss Patrick Coveney is to split his time between the UK and the US as the business announces a restructure of its US operations and leadership.

Post-Brexit strategy for UK-grown pulses set out

Action designed to maintain a strong and healthy UK pulses sector has been proposed by the Processors and Growers Research Organisation (PGRO).

Schär secures low-fodmap certification for bread lines

Gluten-free brand Schär has claimed to be the first brand to supply a range of 'low-fodmap' certified bakery products to UK supermarkets.

Eid family buys back Signature from Aryzta

Signature Flatbreads has bought out its joint venture partner Aryzta.

Aryzta profits crash in wake of rising costs and US woes

Earnings at baked goods supplier Aryzta have fallen by almost a third as the business looks to turn around its performance.

Pidy’s Chefs’ Choice success flags up charcoal trend

Pidy has won a Chefs’ Choice Award for its The Black Mussel Shell canapé case – another sign of growing interest in charcoal as a bakery ingredient.

Here’s why YOU should enter Britain’s Best Loaf

Britain’s Best Loaf is a fantastic opportunity for bakers to show off their skills and can be a real boon to a business.

The Cornish way of doing things (left) and a traditional Devon scone with cream then jam (right)
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All scone wrong: National Trust apologises for mix-up

A Facebook post by Cornwall’s Lanhydrock National Trust has sparked controversy for depicting a scone with cream first, then jam – widely acknowledged to be the Devon way of doing things.

McVitie’s ‘Sweeter Together’ marketing drive launched by Pladis

Pladis has launched a £9.7m advertising campaign called ‘Sweeter Together’ for its McVitie’s brand.

Raynor Foods set to undergo revamp

Wholesale sandwich supplier Raynor Foods has relaunched its brand with new packaging.

Government fails to commit to 25p ‘latte levy’

The government has been accused of taking ‘no real action’ on tackling single-use coffee cups after failing to commit to a ‘latte levy’.

Roberts Bakery staff improve bakery skills with programme

Roberts Bakery staff have completed the Bakery Excellence Programme in partnership with Tameside College.

Cornelius appoints Joy Thomas as UK business manager

Speciality ingredients supplier Cornelius Group has named Joy Thomas as UK business manager.

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