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Finsbury Food Group secures £45m debt facility

Finsbury Food Group has refinanced its debt facility with an eye to exploring future growth opportunities.

Brook Food Group opens New Zealand office

Somerset-based bakery equipment supplier Brook Food Group has opened its second overseas branch.

Hummingbird Bakery marks Deliveroo milestone with cupcake giveaway

Hummingbird Bakery will bake 5,000 cupcakes that will be distributed by Deliveroo across London to mark the online delivery service's fifth anniversary.

Tim Hortons opens third Cardiff site

Canadian bakery business Tim Hortons will open a third site in Cardiff today (22 February), on Albany Road.

Trade mission explores export opportunities in India

Cake supplier The English Cheesecake Company has taken part in a trade mission showcasing export opportunities in India.

Hunt begins for Scottish Baker of the Year 2018

Industry organisation Scottish Bakers has kicked off its search for the Scottish Baker of the Year 2018.

Konditor & Cook unveils Cake Hole and spring range

Konditor & Cook has unveiled its revamped Cornwall Road site, which has been renamed the Cake Hole following a total overhaul.

Gradz Bakery secures first supply deal with Ocado

Gradz Bakery has gained its first listing at online retailer Ocado.

Pidy introduces frozen sponge sheet additions

Pidy has launched two new frozen sponge sheets offering on-trend flavours.

Macphie names new head of operations

Ingredients supplier Macphie has appointed Stuart Harrington as its new head of operations.

Carrs' Baker Street revamp earns Waitrose listing

Carrs Foods has relaunched its Baker Street brand with new packaging, branding and NPD.

Italian firm Granarolo buys Midland Food Group

Chilled and frozen food wholesaler Midland Food Group (MFG) has been acquired by Italian dairy business Granarolo Group.

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Pudding firm Ultimate Food Co enters administration

Christmas pudding supplier The Ultimate Food Company has entered administration after trading for more than 30 years.

St John Bakery opens pop-up at Old Street Station

St John Bakery has opened a temporary site at Old Street station in London.

Pukka sees profits fall despite rise in turnover

Pukka Pies has reported a slight increase in turnover, although rising costs have contributed to a drop in profits.

Love at first bite: Man proposes in Greggs

A graphic designer from Hertfordshire proposed to his girlfriend at a Valentine’s Day celebration hosted by Greggs.

Chevler releases cupcake cases for royal wedding

Welsh baking case manufacturer Chevler is reintroducing a range of patriotic cake and muffin cases ahead of the upcoming royal wedding.

Brace’s Bakery chairman Colin Brace passes away

Colin Brace, chairman of Newport-based Brace’s Bakery, has passed away after a short illness, aged 96 years.

Bahlsen launches free-from kids’ biscuits

Biscuit company Bahlsen is rolling out a free-from version of its children’s Zoo biscuits.

British wrapped bread not ‘ultra-processed’, says FOB

The Federation of Bakers (FOB) has defended British bread following the publication of a French report suggesting a link between wrapped loaves and a higher risk of cancer.

NFU Mutual issues safety guide for selling at farmers’ markets

The National Farmers’ Union Mutual (NFU) has published a safety guide for producers thinking about selling at farmers’ markets.

Euro Catering supports new businesses with entry-level pizza ovens

Equipment supplier Euro Catering has broadened its equipment portfolio with an entry-level pizza oven described as suitable for start-up businesses.

McVitie’s taps food-to-go trend with Jaffa Cake Pocket Packs

Pladis has introduced McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes Pocket Packs to meet demand from millennials for products on-the-go.

Tropical flavours tipped to be major macaron trend

Floral and tropical flavoured macarons are set to become the next big thing, according to Brioche Pasquier.

Behold! The Valentine’s Day-themed toastie

Bristol-based delivery service Cheese Posties has marked Valentine’s Day with cheese toasties inspired by red velvet cupcakes.

Paterson Arran makes management changes

Shortbread supplier Paterson Arran is to restructure its business following the retirement of owners Alan Hardie and Ian Appleton.

Grahams Bakery goes global with export deal

Northern Irish family business Grahams Bakery is ramping up its focus on the international market after securing an export deal for its Irish Oat Cookies and Irish Butter Shortbread to the US, France and Spain.

Are you the baker of Britain’s Best Loaf?

Here’s a great chance for bakers to showcase their skills and the quality of their work to peers and  potential customers as the hunt of Britain’s Best Loaf begins

Fears raised over stem rust risk to UK wheat crop

UK wheat may be at renewed risk from stem rust – a disease associated with crop failure and famine – according to a new study.

What is Britain’s favourite toast topping?

Brit’s favourite toast toppings have been revealed in a new survey by Waitrose.

Bakers share the love this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is here and the nation’s bakers have been whipped into a frenzy creating treats to mark the occasion.

Gallery: Greggs extends sweet and savoury menu

Greggs has made several additions to its line-up, featuring new doughnuts, pizzas and bakes.

Topless Baker to feature at Foodex 2018 show

YouTube and Instagram sensation Matt Adlard, the Topless Baker, is among the bakers who will feature at Foodex 2018.

Gallery: 2018 World Master Bakers highlights

The World Master Bakers 2018 competition took place at Europain last week (3-5 February), with entrants from across the globe hoping to win the coveted title in three categories.

Finsbury Food revamps Thorntons cake range

Finsbury Food Group is relaunching its licensed Thorntons celebration cake range with the addition of four new products.

Rise in veganism prompts afternoon tea launch for Cake Boy

London patisserie Cake Boy has launched a vegan afternoon tea.

Renshaw recently launched into the Australian market
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Australia tipped as key new export market

Australia has been predicted to offer big opportunities for UK business following Brexit.

Morrisons rolls out Yorkshire pudding pizza

Morrisons has combined two of Britain’s favourite foods to create the Yorkshire pudding pizza.

Aryzta unveils four new sourdough breads

Aryzta Food Solutions has launched four new sourdough breads to boost foodservice operator menus.

Fox’s increases permanent workforce by 10%

Fox’s Biscuits is increasing its number of permanent staff as demand for its products grows.

Five top trends for National Pizza Day

Happy National Pizza Day! Businesses across the country are celebrating with supermarket deals and discounts on delivery.

New York Bakery Co rolls out bagel beer

New York Bakery Co has launched a limited-edition beer made with bagels in celebration of today’s National Bagel Day (9 February).

Abedalrahman Al-Zghoul (left) collecting his accolade from from the King of Dubai
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Waste bread project secures student international award

A University of Sunderland student has been awarded by the King of Dubai for a charitable initiative that sees waste bread turned into animal feed.

Auntie Anne’s launches apple cinnamon mini pies

Franchise business Auntie Anne’s has rolled out limited-edition apple cinnamon mini pies to tap growing interest in the snacking market.

Bridor introduces bakery lines to UK market

French bakery specialist Bridor is set to roll out two indulgent bakery ranges to the UK market.

Warburtons launches wholemeal Toastie loaf

Warburtons has expanded its range of wrapped breads with a Wholemeal Toastie loaf.

Tunnocks ad ruled ‘socially irresponsible’

An advert for Tunnocks Tea Cake featuring a female tennis player has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), following a single complaint that it was ‘offensive’.

Online ordering systems to shape future bakery market

Online ordering systems have been tipped to transform the way UK consumers purchase baked goods in the future.

US sandwich chain Which Wich set to make UK debut

American sandwich brand Which Wich is set to open its first site in the UK at the St Giles Plaza in London.

Flower & White targets snacking with meringue bar

Shropshire-based Flower & White has launched a duo of Meringue Bars in raspberry and chocolate.

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