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Five tips for boosting your bagel sales

Bagels are one of the fastest-growing bakery products and sandwich carriers on UK menus, according to MCA Insights Eating Out Panel 2017.

World Bread Awards open for entries this week

The Tiptree World Bread Awards, in association with Brook Food, is seeking bakers for this year’s competition.

Deliveroo launches Treat Yo-Self bakery

Delivery service Deliveroo has launched the Treat Yo-Self bakery to help Londoners see off their January diets in style.

Bakers not affected as Morrisons axes 1,500 roles

Bakers will not be affected by the management changes at Morrisons, which is set to see 1,500 roles scrapped as part of a proposed restructure. 

Folic acid in flour could have ‘major implications’

Fortifying flour with folic acid could have major implications for bakers, according to Scottish Bakers.

Whitco CEO Jeff Whitaker passes away

Jeff Whitaker, CEO of Whitco Catering and Baking Equipment, has passed away after a short illness.

Waitrose grows deli range with artisanal baked goods

Waitrose has added a raft of artisanal baked goods, including posh sausage rolls and premium pasties, to its deli counters. 

McVitie’s rolls out banoffee Digestives slices

Pladis has expanded the McVitie’s Digestives Slices range with a new banoffee variant.

Openfield profits down in tough trading conditions

A weak harvest has contributed to a £3.3m loss at grain supplier Openfield.

Polar Refrigeration names new global head of business

Equipment brand Polar Refrigeration has named Glenn Roberts as its global head of business.

Battle Oats cuts sugar across oat bar range

Battle Oats is to relaunch its five-strong protein oat bars range with reduced sugar content.

Metin Fevzi promoted to Edme managing director

Ingredients supplier Edme has named Metin Fevzi as managing director.

RGF warns of £3.5m loss following weak end of year

Real Good Food has warned it is set to make a £3.5m earnings loss following poor trading at the end of last year.

Allied Bakeries rolls out Kingsmill Super Seeds loaf

Allied Bakeries has launched a Kingsmill Super Seeds loaf to tap into the appeal of seeded breads for families.

Greggs to open store in Three Bridges station

Greggs is to open a new shop at Three Bridges railway station, West Sussex, next week (Saturday, 3 February).

CSM refreshes Craigmillar cake mixes

CSM Bakery Solutions has revamped its range of Craigmillar Cake Mixes.

Revealed: how to cut the carbon footprint of sarnies

Sandwich manufacturers could reduce the carbon footprint of their products by as much as 50% through recipe changes and waste reduction, a study by The University of Manchester has found.

Booming food-to-go market drives growth at Greencore

Soaring food-to-go sales have driven a 9.2% rise in reported revenue for Greencore’s UK and Ireland operations.

Greggs offers candlelit dinners for Valentine’s Day

Greggs is offering romantic candlelit dinners in its stores for the first time this Valentine’s Day.

The Strawberry & Raspberry Sensation round cake (left) and the Pretzel Brownie
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Kara extends Indulgent Cake Collection range

Kara, the foodservice brand of Finsbury Food Group, has made four additions to its Indulgent Cake Collection.

Greencore sells cakes and desserts business

Leading international convenience business Greencore has reached an agreement to sell its cakes and desserts business in Hull to Bright Blue Foods Ltd.

Ditty’s Bakery rolls out seeded sourdough loaf

Northern Ireland’s Ditty’s Home Bakery has introduced a seeded sourdough loaf featuring linseeds, pumpkin and sunflower seeds.

Planglow launches vegan sticker for food-to-go

Food-label designer Planglow has launched a vegan sticker designed to help shoppers quickly identify meat- and dairy-free food on-the-go.

Country Choice releases two savoury pastries

Foodservice provider Country Choice is rolling out two new cheese twists.

McVitie’s extends Hobnobs Nibbles with hazelnut NPD

McVitie’s has extended its £15m Nibbles snacking range with a Hazelnut Hobnobs variant.

Ten new products on show at Europain 2018

Thousands of professionals from the bakery, pastry and chocolate-making industries are set to descend upon France’s Paris-Nord Villepinte for trade show Europain next month.

Veganuary gains pace with savoury bakery NPD

Veganuary is drawing to a close but that doesn’t mean the flurry of meat- and dairy-free NPD to hit the market has slowed. 

Warburtons rolls out first wrapped bloomer

Warburtons has increased distribution of its first wrapped bloomer – Lancashire’s Thorough Bread.

Hugh Weeks (foreground) was a judge at many competitions
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Confectionery expert Hugh Weeks passes away

Hugh Weeks, one the bakery industry’s leading confectionery experts and demonstrators, has passed away, aged 85 years.

Mrs Crimble’s launches macaroon snack bar

Gluten-free brand Mrs Crimble’s has extended its choc macaroon range with a snack bar.

John Grabecki wins The Great Sausage Roll Off

John Grabecki – head chef at corporate bank company BNY Mellon - has been crowned the Great Sausage Roll Off champion for 2018.

Aryzta cites Brexit pressure as it issues profit warning

Aryzta has warned its earnings will be down 15% year on year, but insists revenue is ‘relatively’ stable.

Sainsbury's CEO Mike Coupe (left) and Tesco boss Dave Lewis
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Tesco and Sainsbury’s shake-up puts thousands of jobs at risk

Thousands of jobs are at risk across Tesco and Sainsbury’s as the retailers shake up their management structure.

Krispy Kreme to open second store in Brighton

Doughnut specialist Krispy Kreme is set to open a second store in Brighton on Thursday 8 February.

Holland’s reveals new packaging

Holland’s Pies has launched new packaging across its chilled and frozen retail range.

Pretzel chain Auntie Anne’s to open in the north west

Franchise business Auntie Anne’s has revealed expansion plans for the next year that will see it open its first stores in the north west of England.

Last year's winner Charlie Hodson will return to defend his title
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Line-up announced for Great Sausage Roll Off competition

The Great Sausage Roll Off competition has confirmed its chef line-up for this year’s event.

Roberts Bakery teams up with Brazilian street artist

Roberts Bakery has teamed up with Brazilian street artist Mateus Bailon to promote its recent rebrand.

New initiatives and passenger numbers drive SSP UK growth

Group revenue at Starbucks and Upper Crust travel sites operator SSP grew 13.5% in the last quarter of 2017.

Doughnut Time partners with GBBO star for new store opening

Australia’s Doughnut Time has partnered with Great British Bake Off finalist Steven Carter-Bailey ahead of the opening of its third store in Notting Hill this Saturday (27January).

Tromp Group appoints new president

International bakery equipment manufacturer Tromp Group has promoted Richard van Heukelum to president of the company.

Tesco replaces budget own-label loaves with exclusive HW Nevill’s brand

Tesco has replaced its Everyday Value bread loaves with a new brand named after a historical London bakery.

New York Bakery Co gives tips on tapping ‘bagel boom’

New York Bakery Co is set to launch a new bagel guide to tap increased demand for the baked product.

Speciality Breads rolls out first frozen dough range

Margate-based Speciality Breads is hoping to drive “kitchen and menu creativity” with its first-ever frozen dough range.

Maryland £1m marketing drive launched by Burtons

Burton’s Biscuit Company has launched a £1m advertising campaign for its Maryland brand.

Dawn Foods introduces frozen cake discs

Dawn Foods has launched a new three-strong range of pre-cut cake discs.

Puratos unveils first mixes in new vegan range

Puratos has launched two cake mixes that mark the debut of a new vegan range.

Thomas Kellaway from the Village Bakery with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
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Welsh cakes in demand thanks to Harry and Meghan

Village Bakery has had enquiries from the US for its Welsh cakes following a Royal visit from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Rising costs prompt Pladis to shrink McVitie’s pack size

Pladis will reduce its McVitie’s Digestives pack sizes from 500g to 400g following a review of its portfolio.

Stephens opens drive-through bakery site

Family-run Scottish business Stephens claims to have opened the UK’s first drive-through independent bakery site.

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