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UCB students visit AB Mauri Centre of Excellence

More than 30 bakery and confectionery technology students have had a behind-the-scenes visit to AB Mauri’s Centre of Excellence in Corby.

Ridiculously Rich by Alana rolls out retail cabinets

The Apprentice 2016 winner Alana Spencer has launched new retail display units for her Ridiculously Rich by Alana brand.

Richard Mew joins Bakers Basco as general manager

Bakers Basco has hired Richard Mew as its new general manager, taking over from Steve Millward, who has been in the role for seven years.

Pukka adds personalised pies for British Pie Week

Pukka Pies has unveiled a limited-edition range featuring the top 10 names of Brits most likely to love pies.

Dawn Foods highlights Easter sales opportunity

Dawn Foods has launched a new marketing campaign focused on Easter as a sales opportunity for bakers.

US Thanksgiving pasty wins in World Pasty Champs

A turkey and cranberry pasty produced by a US business has taken the top spot in one of the categories in this year’s World Pasty Championships.

Mr Kipling expands lower-sugar cake slices range

Premier Foods has rolled out lower-sugar versions of its Mr Kipling Angel and Chocolate Slices.

Allied adds recycling logo to bread bags

Allied Bakeries is to add a recycling logo to the front of Kingsmill and Burgen bread bags to encourage more consumers to recycle them.

Pictured left to right: Richard Carr, Sam Markillie and Alex Wilcox
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Norfolk grower wins award for milling wheat quality

Norfolk farm A&J Wilcox has won first place in the Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) Wheat Quality Award for the 2018 harvest.

The Farm Shop & Deli Awards judges
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Farm Shop & Deli bakery finalists announced

Bakeries from Cumbria, Essex and Gloucestershire are among those shortlisted for Baker of the Year at the 2019 Farm Shop & Deli Awards.

Real Bread Week 2019: activity from across the UK

Real Bread Week 2019 – an international celebration of additive-free loaves and the people who make them – is drawing to a close.

Vegan cake product added to Bakels Multimix range

Bakels has launched a new vegan cake mix available from today (1 March).

Fray Bentos creates first vegetarian pie

Pie brand Fray Bentos is to launch its first-ever vegetarian pie next month.

Paterson’s becomes official supplier to athletics event

West Lothian shortbread manufacturer Paterson’s has been named official biscuit supplier to the European Athletics Indoor Championships Glasgow 2019.

Welsh bakery Siwgr a Sbeis celebrates 30th anniversary

North Wales bakery Siwgr a Sbeis is celebrating its 30th anniversary this week.

NPD drives 40% hot cross bun sales surge at Waitrose

Unique flavours and its biggest ever range have helped Waitrose achieve a 40% sales increase in hot cross buns compared to last year.

Ocado CEO Tim Steiner and Marks & Spencer CEO Steve Rowe
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Marks & Spencer and Ocado to launch joint venture

Marks & Spencer (M&S) products are to be available through Ocado.com from September 2020 under a new joint venture between the businesses.

Packaging makers seek to boost plastic recyclability

Packaging manufacturers Macpac and Quinn Packaging have unveiled new plastic packaging products that offer more environmentally friendly end-of-life solutions than their standard counterparts.

Eurostar Commodities launches gluten-free flour

Eurostar Commodities has launched its first gluten-free flour.

The Glasgow factory produces a range of sprinkles decorations
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Cake Décor completes £1m ‘Brexit-proof’ investment

Cake decorations supplier Cake Décor has completed a £1m investment in a sprinkle decorations factory in Glasgow.

Reasons why you should enter Britain’s Best Loaf

British Baker is once again delighted to be running Britain’s Best Loaf – a competition that can deliver real benefits to your business.

Alpro’s Cranston joins Pukka as marketing head

Pukka Pies has appointed Rachel Cranston as head of marketing.

Andrew Pollard and Georg Böcker after signing the new agreement
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AB Mauri and Böcker agree new partnership

AB Mauri and German business Böcker have signed an agreement to work together on development of ingredients for bread and fermented goods.

Vegan eatery By Chloe launches afternoon tea

Vegan eatery By Chloe is to launch an afternoon tea at its two London locations.

Finalists for MCGB Young Pastry Chef 2019 revealed

Seven finalists have been announced for the annual Master Chefs of Great Britain Young Pastry Chef competition.

Price discussions to impact Allied bread volumes

Bread volumes at Allied Bakeries are to be hit in the coming year following price discussions with customers.

Flour price increases put pressure on Finsbury Foods

Flour is currently the leading commodity cost pressure on Finsbury Food Group, the company has reported.

Second annual Cornish Pasty Week kicks off

The second annual Cornish Pasty Week kicked off yesterday (24 February), with mascots Mr and Mrs Pasty taking on England’s longest and fastest zip-wire at the Eden Project.

Krispy Kreme to launch doughnut pop-up and NPD

Krispy Kreme is expanding its range with two new products and hosting a two-day doughnut playground to celebrate their launch this March.

V&A celebrates Dior show with patisserie pop-up

Benugo’s Exhibition Road Café at the V&A has been styled to resemble a French patisserie in line with the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition.

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ABST reveals burger bun challenge winners

The Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees (ABST) has revealed the winners of its burger bun innovation challenge.

Bakery event aims to tackle period stigma

Period-themed pancakes and tampon macarons are to be served at a London eatery, which is taking part in what has been dubbed the UK’s biggest-ever brunch.

Hovis launches bread bag recycling scheme

Hovis has teamed up with recycling firm TerraCycle to help increase the amount of bread bags sent for recycling.

EHL Ingredients invests £1m in new 8,000 sq ft premises

EHL Ingredients has expanded its premises, investing £1 million in a new 8,000 sq ft site in Stockport.

Faldo takes on technical director role at Edme

Food ingredients firm Edme has named Renata Faldo as technical director.

Spar wholesaler rolls out meat-free sandwich line

James Hall & Co, the North of England Spar UK wholesaler, aims to cash in on the meat-free trend with a new vegan and vegetarian-themed food-to-go range.

Gail's unveils Brighton store and Kew Gardens biscuit

Gail’s Bakery is gearing up to open its 49th store this month.

Sainsbury’s-Asda merger ‘could push up prices’

The proposed merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda suffered a blow today (20 February) as the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) found that it could push up prices and reduce quality.

Brace’s Bakery creates ‘Welsh Legends’ range

Brace’s Bakery has launched new range of bloomers and batch loaves called Welsh Legends.

Honeybuns extends vegan cake offering

Free-from bakery Honeybuns is to add three new variants to its vegan cake range next month, bringing the total number to five.

Pidy adds chocolate waffle basket to UK portfolio

Pidy, the ready-to-fill pastry manufacturer, has unveiled a chocolate waffle basket ahead of Easter.

Prepare for egg sandwich shortage, says British Lion

Food businesses need to brace themselves for a shortage of egg sandwiches and empty shelves post-Brexit, experts have warned.

Addo promotes Deborah Bolton to CEO

Deborah Bolton has been named as Addo Food Group’s new chief executive officer.

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Mini Miss Bread to open sourdough bakery in Essex

Sourdough bakery Mini Miss Bread is opening a store in Saffron Walden, Essex.

Vegan sausage rolls boost sales at Greggs

Vegan sausage rolls have helped to boost an “exceptional sales performance” at Greggs, with total sales up 14.1% for the seven weeks to 16 February.

Ghanaian bakery secures listings with Morrisons

A London-based Ghanaian specialist bakery has secured listings for its products in Morrisons.

Redblack Software creates delivery app for bakers

RedBlack Software has created a cloud-based mobile delivery management app to help wholesale bakers simplify operations, reduce paper and data re-entry.

Are supermarkets treating bakers fairly, asks GCA

Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon is urging bakery suppliers to say whether major groceries retailers are treating them fairly.

40 years service: (L-R) Steve Clarke, Segundo Verdusojo, Mike Roberts, Mark Lyons and Dave Clarke
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Roberts staff celebrate over 1000 years’ joint service

Fifty-six long-serving employees at Roberts Bakery are celebrating more than 1000 years’ joint service.

Lottie Shaw’s gains first national supermarket listing

Yorkshire bakery Lottie Shaw’s has gained listings at Sainsbury’s for its Yorkshire Parkin cake.

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