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Waitrose to axe disposable coffee cups this year

Waitrose has pledged to remove takeaway disposable coffee cups from its shops by this autumn.

White chocolate and passion fruit cake crowned UK's best-loved recipe

A white chocolate and strawberry celebration cake recipe has been voted the best-loved cake by readers of Sainsbury’s Magazine.

Dawn Foods unveils ‘Summer Smiles’ campaign

Dawn Foods is to promote “family sharing occasions, memorable experiences and celebrations” with its latest marketing push.

Nairn’s drives convenience sales with new hire

Oatcake manufacturer Nairn’s has hired Scott McPherson as a national account manager to help drive sales in the convenience and wholesale sector.

UK launch for Nestlé’s ruby chocolate KitKat

Nestlé is launching a KitKat made with ruby chocolate in the UK next week.

Wessanen UK appoints new technical director

Mrs Crimble’s owner Wessanen has appointed Cristina Ramsay as technical and corporate social responsibility director.

Waffle machine firm to ramp up overseas business

Waffle machine supplier The Malted Waffle Company is aiming to increase its overseas business after securing funding from Santander.

Cuckoo’s Bakery launches vegan cupcakes

Edinburgh-based Cuckoo’s Bakery has launched a vegan cupcake range today (9 April) in response to increased consumer demand for dairy- and egg-free sweet treats.

Country Choice to launch chicken fajita pasty

Foodservice provider Country Choice is set to roll out a Chicken Fajita pasty after the flavour was crowned champion at its 2018 Create a Pasty competition.

All-black toasties unveiled for Grilled Cheese Day

London-based Grill My Cheese has teamed up with Norseland to create a completely black cheese toastie ahead of National Grilled Cheese Day next week.

Macaron ice-cream stall Yolkin to open first shop

Following a heady ascent on social media, macaron ice-cream sandwich vendor Yolkin is launching its first bricks-and-mortar site.

Iceland announces £8 royal wedding ‘copycat’ cake

In the lead-up to the royal nuptials, Iceland is to roll out a handmade elderflower and lemon cake modelled on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s choice of wedding cake.

Burton’s launches Lemon Twist Jammie Dodgers

Burton’s Biscuit Company is rolling out limited-edition Lemon Twist Jammie Dodgers for summer.

Gordon Gafa, Tesco’s category director for bakery, dairy & local at the BSB Autumn 2016 conference
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Tesco bakery chief to give keynote speech at BSB Spring conference

Tesco bakery chief Gordon Gafa and Bread Ahead founder Matthew Jones will key speakers for the British Society of Baking’s Spring Conference 2018.

FOB: wholemeal bakers have done nothing wrong

The Federation of Bakers (FOB) says manufacturers have not contravened the Bread & Flour Regulations by using other flours in their wholemeal breads.

Nairn’s eyes convenience with price-marked packs

Oatcake manufacturer Nairn’s is eyeing growth in the convenience and wholesale sectors with its first ever price-marked packs.

Warburtons unveils new Bistro Deli Buns range

Warburtons is rolling out a range of flatbread-style buns baked with ‘premium’ ingredients such as extra virgin olive oil, grains, seeds and honey.

Ginsters unveils new low-fat and vegetarian options

Ginsters has launched two new low-fat slices and expanded its vegetarian pasty range in response to growing demand for healthier food-to-go options.

How hosting pop-up classes could benefit your bakery

Turning a bakery or café into a temporary classroom could generate up to £100 an hour, according to one learning provider.

Bakkavor seeks 30 staff for Cheshire bakeries

Fresh prepared foods manufacturer Bakkavor is set to hire 30 new members of staff at its sites in Nantwich and Crewe in Cheshire.

Costa launches first ever lunchtime meal deal

Costa Coffee is to take on the supermarkets and the likes of Boots with the launch of its first-ever lunchtime meal deal.

Early Easter drives 30% hike in hot cross bun sales

Supermarket sales of hot cross bun were up by almost a third year on year in March, driven by this year’s early Easter.

Great Celebrity Bake Blog: Episode Five

The final episode of The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer came with a life lesson from Sandi Toksvig: “If things are moving very fast don’t put your thumb in them.”

Young Pastry Chef of the Year revealed

Twenty-one-year-old Holly Woodman from the Claire Clark Academy has been crowned Young Pastry Chef of the Year.

Foodservice industry urged to target the over-50s

Britain’s foodservice operators have been warned that a drop in the number of younger consumers eating out could cost the industry £800m a year.

Scottish Baker of the Year 2018 shortlist announced

Industry organisation Scottish Bakers has unveiled a shortlist of 39 bakeries in the running to be crowned Scottish Baker of the Year 2018.

Wrights launches manned cafeteria alternative

Wrights Food Group has released the Urban Bistro vending machine range, which combines freshly cooked food with branded ambient goods.

Trends set to shape cake decorating in 2018

Lemon and buttercream reign supreme, according to a survey of cake decorating trends, while interest in mirror-glaze and vertical stripes is on the rise.

White Rabbit gains Ocado listings for gluten-free pizza

Oxford-based brand The White Rabbit Pizza Co has gained listings for its range of five gluten-free pizzas with online retailer Ocado.

Amazon to sponsor Great British Bake Off

Amazon has secured headline sponsorship on The Great British Bake Off’s upcoming second season.

Premier secures Cadbury Heroes cupcakes listing

Premier Foods has secured distribution in Tesco and Morrisons for a range of Cadbury Heroes Cupcakes, which take the Heroes brand into the cake market for the first time.

Aryzta rolls out stripy coloured croissants

Aryzta Food Solutions is tapping into the premium pastry market with Coloured Croissants.

Real Good Food secures £4m additional funding

Haydens and Renshaw owner Real Good Food (RGF) has secured additional funding to ease pressure on its cashflow.

McVitie’s partners with Today’s Group Big Brand Event

Pladis-owned Jacob’s and McVitie’s are sponsoring wholesaler Today’s Group’s first Big Brand Event.

Warrens Bakery unveils new site in Bicester

Warrens Bakery is continuing its rapid expansion across the UK with a new store opening today (28 March) in Bicester, Oxfordshire.

Great Celebrity Bake Blog: Episode Four

It was hard to tell whether I was watching The Great Celebrity Bake Off last night or Carry On Baking. With all the antics, the innuendoes and the buffoonery, I was surprised not to see Barbara Windsor make an appearance.

International approval for Campden quality system

A method developed by Campden BRI to objectively analyse the quality of bread has gained international approval.

Nestlé slashes sugar content in new MilkyBar

Amid government initiatives to cut sugar consumption, Nestlé has claimed its new technology has reduced sugar in its latest MilkyBar by 30%.

Bakers reveal their creations for Easter 2018

Hooray for Easter; an egg-citing time to tuck into delicious cakes and terrible egg puns.

Cheese Posties launches express delivery service

Grilled cheese subscription business Cheese Posties has launched an express service that allows consumers to send one-off boxes to family and friends.

Café colleges coming to Glasgow

A new initiative that transforms coffee shops into adult education centres by night is rolling out in Scotland.

Five things we learned from Pladis’ annual biscuit report

Biscuits are back in growth, with sales up 2.6% to £2.5bn, according to an annual report by biscuit manufacturer Pladis.

Wheat growth guide revised by AHDB

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has revised its wheat growth guide for the first time in 10 years.

Godiva hires Cherish Finden for UK café push

Bake Off: Crème de la Crème star Cherish Finden has been appointed creative development chef at luxury chocolatier Godiva.

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.

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