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Premier branded cake sales down 3% across the year

Sales of branded cakes at Mr Kipling and Cadbury cakes supplier Premier Foods have fallen more than 3% year on year.

Carrs Foods launches Jumbo Hot Dog Rolls

Carrs Foods is launching Jumbo Hot Dog Rolls under its revamped Baker Street brand.

Pâtisserie Paul launching at St Pancras International

French artisan bakery and pâtisserie Paul is opening new sites in St Pancras International station and Canary Wharf this month.

Last chance to enter 2018 Baking Industry Awards!

Businesses have until midnight tomorrow (15 May) to enter the 2018 Baking Industry Awards.

Warburtons sourdough to be trialled in south east

Warburtons is aiming to tap rising demand for handmade artisan breads with the launch of three sourdough loaves.

Video: Scottish Bakers on key industry challenges

British Baker caught up with members of trade body Scottish Bakers at the group’s conference in Glasgow this month to talk about the role of the organisation.

Bake Off: The Professionals – Episode 2

Things are tense in the Bake Off kitchen this week – there’s swearing, a slew of criticism and even some tears.

How to use edible flowers for showstopping bakes

Edible flowers are on the rise thanks to the likes of Instagram and the upcoming royal wedding.

Le Pain Quotidien launches in Dublin

Global bakery-restaurant chain Le Pain Quotidien has opened a site in Dublin’s Molesworth Street.

Mission Foods chef named Sandwich Designer of the Year

A toasted gözleme sandwich filled with vegan lamb and beetroot hummus has won Mission Foods business development chef Kim Hartley the title of Sandwich Designer of the Year.

Délifrance invests in sites and brand refresh

Délifrance is celebrating its 30th anniversary in the UK with investment in new and existing sites, a design refresh and a restructure of its brands.

NPD helps NI bakery Sweet Things treble sales

Sales at Northern Irish bakery Sweet Things have trebled to £1.5m over the past year, driven partly by NPD.

Healthy items off the menu for some of Britain’s bakers

Despite pressure on food manufacturers to cut sugar and calories from products, Britain’s bakers seem to be shying away from healthier NPD.

National Doughnut Week gets underway

Bakers across the country are gearing up for National Doughnut Week which begins tomorrow (12 May).

Pidy extends Trendy pastry cases range

Belgian-based producer Pidy has added a larger size to its Trendy range of sweet ready-to-fill pastry cases.

Hovis looks into substance abuse claims among staff in Glasgow factory

Hovis has launched an investigation into claims that workers at one of its manufacturing sites were under the influence of alcohol or drugs on-site.

Bakers celebrate royal wedding with NPD

The forthcoming marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has taken the nation by storm, with a flurry of products hitting the market in time for their nuptials on 19 May.

Crowdfunding helps gluten-free bakery plan second site

A gluten-free Edinburgh bakery plans to open a second store within the next year following a successful crowdfunding push that has raised more than £30,000.

Burton’s unveils Wagon Wheels Teacake

Burton’s has spruced up its Wagon Wheels range to debut what it described as a “less filling” teacake variant.

Newly Weds Foods opens gluten-free facility

Global ingredients supplier Newly Weds Foods has opened a dedicated gluten-free plant.

Severe winter weather hits Greggs’ sales

Weak footfall caused by severe winter weather contributed to a like-for-like fall in Greggs’ sales during the first 18 weeks of the year.

Walkers launches foodservice snack pack range

Walkers Shortbread has rolled out a range of luxury biscuit snack packs for the out-of-home and foodservice markets.

Deadline extended for Baking Industry Awards entries!

We have given businesses and individuals one more week to enter the 2018 Baking Industry Awards.

Vegan brioche bun rolls out at craft burger joint

London’s The Artisan Bakery has developed a vegan brioche roll for burger specialist Patty & Bun.

Bake Off: The Professionals – Episode 1

Bake Off is back, although not how we remember it, for this is Bake Off: The Professionals.

Waitrose rolls out Good Health bread range

Waitrose has revamped its own-label sliced bread portfolio with the addition of eight healthier loaves.

Pladis appoints Scott Snell to lead new customer team

McVitie’s owner Pladis has appointed former Mondelz director Scott Snell to head up a new customer team.

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Brownings the Bakers named Scottish Baker of the Year 2018

Kilmarnock business Brownings the Bakers has been crowned Scottish Baker of the Year 2018 at the annual awards ceremony hosted in Glasgow by trade association Scottish Bakers.

Real Good Food secures further £8.2m funding

Haydens and Renshaw owner Real Good Food has secured a further £8.2m financing – and stated that, without this, there was a “significant risk” it would not be able to trade.

Samworths’ Brooklands Bakery site facing closure

The Brooklands Bakery, previously part of the Euphorium bakery business owned by Tesco, is facing closure.

AB Mauri acquires Holgran from Rank Hovis Milling

Bakery ingredients suppliers Holgran and Fleming Howden, parts of the Rank Hovis Milling business, are to be acquired by AB Mauri.

Acquisition bid for Ministry of Cake owner

Private equity firm IK Investment Partners, which has interests in a host of food businesses across Europe, is aiming to acquire Mademoiselle Desserts.

Marshmallow icing ‘next big trend’ for wedding cakes

Cake experts at CSM Bakery Solutions expect marshmallow icing to be the next big trend for spring nuptials. 

Manchester bakery chain closes following robbery

Dawsons Bakery, which operated four shops in the Manchester area, has entered administration following a robbery at one of its sites.

Just days left to enter the Baking Industry Awards!

The closing date for entries to the 2018 Baking Industry Awards is fast approaching.

M&S launches craft beer brewed with stale bread

Marks & Spencer has teamed up with Adnams brewery to sell a range of beers made from discarded bread crusts.

Cake Brands names Rachel Clark accounts manager

Baked goods supplier Cake Brands has appointed Rachel Clark as national accounts manager for its Sussex-based More Food business.

Planet Doughnut to open shop in Shrewsbury

Shropshire-based Planet Doughnut is to open its first permanent site, in Shrewsbury.

M&S launches craft beer brewed with stale bread

Marks & Spencer has teamed up with Adnams brewery to sell a range of beers made from discarded bread crusts.

BSB Golf Day to take place in Warwickshire

The British Society of Baking (BSB) is to hold its 28th annual golf day in Warwickshire on Tuesday 5 June.

Bakery suppliers sign up to Welsh food marketing site

Suppliers are being sought for a new website promoting Welsh food.

Lee Birmingham appointed Pukka foodservice head

Pukka Pies has named Lee Birmingham as head of its UK and international foodservice business.

Speakers and topics for FOB conference announced

Health, the economy and food safety are to be the key themes of this year’s Federation of Bakers conference.

Tax on sweet treats could reduce snack consumption

A tax on sweet treats such as cakes and biscuits could lead to a wider reduction in snack consumption, according to a new study.

Online bakery sales rise faster than overall grocery

Online sales of ambient bakery goods rose 5% in 2017 – just ahead of the increase in overall online grocery sales – according to a new study.

Heritage own-label biscuit range gets makeover

Nisa’s own-label biscuit range has been redesigned in response to member feedback and new health recommendations.

Edme to supply less-than-5ppm gluten-free flours

Ingredients supplier Edme has secured independent certification that it can produce gluten-free flours at less than five parts-per-million (ppm).

What could Sainsbury’s/ Asda deal mean for bakers?

News of Sainsbury’s proposed merger with Asda – to create a £51bn-a-year retail behemoth – has caught much of the grocery world unawares.

What we learned at the BSB Spring Conference 2018

Bread Ahead founder Matthew Jones and Barry Callebaut’s Beverley Dunkley were among speakers at the British Society of Baking’s (BSB) Spring Conference, which took place on Wednesday 25 April.

Available now - British Baker’s Bakery Market Report 2018

British Baker’s Bakery Market Report is a unique snapshot of Britain’s retail bakery market, offering details of the ‘BB75’ – the country’s 75 largest bakery-focused operators – and much, much more.

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