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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.

Probe launched into Co-op delistings and charges

Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon has started an investigation into the Co-operative Group over delistings and the introduction of quality control charges.

Artist Hazel Reeves alongside the 'Cracker Packers' statue
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Pladis reveals Cracker Packers statue for Women’s Day

Biscuit manufacturer Pladis is today unveiling a ‘Cracker Packers’ statue in Carlisle, Cumbria, to mark International Women’s Day (8 March).

‘There is a huge challenge to inspire more young women to join the industry’

Nina Sparks, general manager of Pladis’ bakery in Harlesden, asks how young women can be encouraged to take up engineering

White Rabbit vegan pizza expands Sainsbury’s listings

White Rabbit Co has ramped up its Sainsbury’s distribution, with the retailer stocking another variant – Viva La Vegan – and increasing distribution of its Smokin’ Vegan pizza from 150 stores to 433.

Calorie reduction: industry and experts respond

Public Health England has launched a new campaign calling on businesses to slash 20% from the calorie content of certain foods by 2024.

Great Celebrity Bake Blog: Episode One

Bake Off is back for five weeks, providing the perfect opportunity to sit back on the sofa and enjoy all the innuendos, panicking and Paul Hollywood handshakes during this cold miserable weather. And this has the added twist of being a celebrity version to raise awareness of charity Stand up to Cancer.

Miss Macaroon in Facebook and Instagram link-up

Birmingham-based patisserie and social enterprise Miss Macaroon has attracted the attention of social media giants Facebook and Instagram.

Maître Choux and Deliveroo unveil Mother’s Day éclairs

Deliveroo has teamed up with patisserie Maître Choux ahead of Mother’s Day to create four éclairs topped with tongue-in-cheek messages.

Waitrose cheesecake recalled over plastic contamination fear

A New York cheesecake produced by Bakkavor for Waitrose is being recalled due to fears over plastic contamination.

PHE calls for 20% calorie reduction in sandwiches, pizza and certain breads

Health chiefs are calling on businesses to slash 20% from the calorie content of certain foods – including many baked goods – by 2024.

Renshaw launches new range for home bakers

UK-based sugarcraft brand Renshaw is to debut a new cake decorating range, aimed at novice home bakers.

The category winners with their trophies
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US business takes title at pasty championships

A business based in the suburbs of Washington DC has won one of the categories in the World Pasty Championships held in Cornwall this weekend (3 March).

Bakkavor launches drive for 26 new apprentices

Bakkavor has kicked off a recruitment drive for 26 new apprentices.

Spar revamps own-label sandwich range

Spar is to “modernise” its own-label sandwich lines with a new bread recipe and packaging.

Country Choice offers CSM doughnuts to c-stores

Country Choice has secured a deal with CSM Bakery Solutions to offer its Cadbury and Oreo branded doughnuts and muffins to the independent and convenience sector.

Burford Bakery Solutions CEO receives international recognition

Burford Bakery Solutions CEO Fred Springer has been presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bakery Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (BEMA) summit in Chicago.

Round-up: Real Bread Week so far

The 10th annual Real Bread Week is underway. Bakers across the country are celebrating additive-free loaves by creating special products, running workshops and through social media activity.

Photo credit: Matt Bowman, picture taken by Les Goff
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Greggs driver hands out baked goods to stranded motorists

A Greggs driver handed out free doughnuts and cakes to stranded drivers as Storm Emma caused major travel disruption across the north of England.

Five things you might not know about pies

Pukka Pies has teamed up with food historian Seren Evans Charrington-Hollis to reveal its top five favourite facts about the humble pie ahead of British Pie Week (5-11 March).

Warburtons moves up Sunday Times Best Big Companies rankings

Warburtons has become the first food manufacturer to earn a place on The Sunday Times’ Best Big Companies to Work For list for a third successive year, moving up from 23rd to 17th place.

What’s in-store for hot cross buns this Easter?

One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns. The fruity treats dominate supermarkets’ bakery aisles at this time of year, but retailers are mixing things up to keep consumers engaged.

Finsbury buys freehold of Lightbody factory

Finsbury Food Group has purchased the freehold property of its Lightbody celebration cakes factory in Hamilton, Scotland.

Allied ramps up bread supply as weather worsens

Allied Bakeries has increased bread production across the UK as the ‘Beast from the East’ causes supply problems for food operators.

World Book Day: baked goods from literature

It’s World Book Day – a celebration of all things literary in which children across the country head out in droves dressed as their favourite characters.

Peter’s Pies set to axe 90 jobs at Bedwas factory

Pie and pasty maker Peter’s Food Service is to cut production at its factory in Bedwas, south Wales following a review of the profitability of its own-label customer contracts, putting up to 90 jobs at risk.

Black magic: charcoal pizza helps to boost Bakkavor

Strong sales of bread and pizza – including a charcoal base launched into Waitrose stores – have helped drive growth for Bakkavor.

Carbs in fashion with surge of interest in bread makers

Further evidence has emerged that Brits are falling back in love with bread – with Argos reporting a surge of interest in bread makers.

Kudos appoints James Youngman as finance director

Leavening agents producer Kudos Blends has named James Youngman as the company’s first finance director.

Topping Pie launches pie eating competition

Doncaster-based The Topping Pie Company is to launch a Pie Eating Contest on the 4 March at Frenchgate Shopping Centre.

Mr Kipling distribution centre in Rugby set to close

A distribution centre in Rugby that handles Mr Kipling and Cadbury cakes is set to close.

Krispy Kreme launches doughnut bites

Krispy Kreme has launched a mini version of its iconic Original Glazed doughnuts.

Wessanen names Emma Vass as chief executive

Mrs Crimble’s owner Wessanen has appointed former McCormick’s general manager Emma Vass as head of its UK operations.

Greggs: 2018 will be a year of record investment

Greggs is to make £45m of capital expenditure in 2018 as it continues the consolidation of its manufacturing and logistics operations.

Pieminister co-founders Jon Simon & Tristan Hogg (right) with the Pork-Pie Scream
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Pieminister unveils the Pork Pie-Scream for Pie Week

Pieminister is set to introduce a dessert-based pie at selected restaurants across the UK.

Brakes UK names Hugo Mahoney as CEO

Foodservice wholesaler Brakes UK has appointed Hugo Mahoney as CEO.

Speciality Breads urges chefs to get creative

Speciality Breads is supporting the launch of its three-strong frozen dough range with a ‘Prove it’ competition for chefs.

ABF: Allied recovering loss but Ryvita under pressure

Allied Bakeries is continuing to make progress in recovering its losses, according to owner Associated British Food (ABF).

Last year's Baking Industry Award winners
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Entries now open for 2018 Baking Industry Awards

British Baker is delighted to kick off the search for the 2018 winners of the Baking Industry Awards.

Stacey’s Bakery launches new loaf with traditional recipe

Stacey’s Bakery has rolled out a limited-edition bread loaf using an 80-year old recipe as part of Real Bread Week (24 February – 4 March).

Unicorn celebration cake launched by Morrisons

Morrisons has jumped on the unicorn bandwagon with the roll out of two new celebration cakes.

Afternoon tea drives surge in macaron sales

Brits’ love of afternoon tea has helped to boost UK macaron sales for French manufacturer Tipiak.

Morrisons rolls out gluten-free in-store bakery bread

Morrisons has rolled out gluten-free bread into its in-store bakeries.

Mr Kipling taps unicorn trend with new slices

Mr Kipling is tapping the trend for all things unicorn with brightly-coloured Unicorn Slices.

Modern Baker: 'We are trying to disrupt a very established industry'

Modern Baker has revealed its ambitions to improve the quality of carbohydrates in diets.

Real Bread Week marks 10th anniversary

Bakers across the UK are gearing up for Real Bread week, which kicks off tomorrow (24 February) and runs until 4 March.

Mr and Mrs Pasty will head to London by train
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Cornish pasty producers to meet with MPs

Cornish pasty producers will tell MPs of the importance of the product to the local economy as part of the first-ever Cornish Pasty Week.

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