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Administration for national wholesaler Palmer & Harvey

Wholesaler Palmer & Harvey has entered administration with the loss of 2,500 jobs.

Asda to launch Christmas dinner pizza complete with Brussels sprouts

Asda has unveiled a Christmas dinner pizza, complete with Brussels sprouts.

Warrens Bakery teams up with Bake Off star for London openings

Warrens Bakery has teamed up with Great British Bake Off star Martha Collison as it opens its first-ever stores in London. 

Snacking helps drive 20% growth in Greencore food-to-go

Greencore, which claims to hold a 60% share of the UK grocery sandwich market, has reported almost 20% growth in its food-to-go sales in the past year.

Allied Bakeries staff vote in favour of strike action

Drivers and other workers at Allied Bakeries’ West Bromwich site have voted to take strike action in a row over pay.

Colossal choux! Asda ‘super-sizes’ choc éclair

Asda has joined Morrisons in the trend for oversized baked goods with the launch of a foot-long chocolate éclair.

Paul to open site in Hammersmith Broadway

French artisan bakery Paul is to open a new site in Hammersmith Broadway, West London next month, taking its number of UK shops to 36.

Krispy Kreme rolls out festive doughnut range

Krispy Kreme has introduced a three-strong limited-edition Christmas doughnut range.

Revealed: five trends set to shape bakery in 2018

Bakers will take healthy eating to the next level, according to a food industry expert who has predicted five trends that may shape the market next year.

Aryzta European business continues to outpace US

Group revenue at global baking business Aryzta has slumped 5.5% in the first quarter to €909.7m (£812m).

Patisserie Holdings reveals plans to boost production

Patisserie Valerie owner Patisserie Holdings is looking at options to increase production, including a manufacturing site in Manchester and in-store baking of morning goods.

Pieminister to open escape room in Nottingham restaurant

Pieminister is to open two escape rooms within its Nottingham restaurant in early December.

Adelie Foods invests £1.3m to drive toastie market

Adelie Foods has launched a range of toasties across retail and foodservice operators under the Urban Eat brand following a £1.3m investment in grilling technology.

Tale of two export markets: cake booms as bread falls

Exports of UK-produced cakes have soared almost 20% year on year in the past quarter – but bread exports have slumped 15%.

Baking technology management student Sophie Braker on what she looks for in an employer
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Revealed: what the bakers of tomorrow want from an employer

Students from the National Bakery School at London Southbank University have revealed what they are looking for in a potential employer.

Black Friday: bakers grab a slice of the action

Bakers are grabbing a slice of the action this Black Friday, with discounts on bakery courses, brownies, cookbooks and celebration cakes. 

Scientists give go-ahead for potassium as salt replacer

Scientists have given the green light for bakers to experiment with the use of potassium as a replacement for salt.

Prewett’s expands gluten-free range with biscuit bar

Gluten-free brand Prewett’s has expanded its range with a chocolate-coated and caramel biscuit bar. 

Starbucks rolls out London lunchtime meal deal

Starbucks is going up against the likes of Boots and Tesco as it rolls out a £3.99 lunchtime meal deal at its stores across the capital. 

Central Foods boosts free-from presence with doughnut range

Frozen food distributor Central Foods has introduced the Katerbake medium-sized gluten-free ring doughnut range.

Starbucks cuts sugar in Christmas cakes

Starbucks has slashed sugar across its sweet bakery range, with reductions of up to 54%. 

SSP has worked with Paul Hollywood to open the Knead concept in London
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Air passenger growth drives UK sales hike for SSP

Strong growth in the air sector has helped drive a 4.8% hike in full-year UK revenue for Starbucks and Upper Crust travel sites operator SSP.

Finsbury revenue up 4% despite overseas sales dip

Finsbury Food Group has reported a 4% hike in group sales in the past four months.

Gail’s debuts its ‘12 days of Christmas’ advent calendar

Gail’s Bakery has rolled out its first-ever advent calendar, featuring chocolate treats and gift certificates that can be exchanged for baked products such as mince pies.

BakePlan MD Jane Tyler and York Central MP Rachael Maskell try out the software
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BakePlan Software receives £43k grant to cut retail waste

BakePlan Software has been given a £43,600 grant by innovation agency Innovate UK to create a system to reduce food waste across retailers.

Brioche Pasquier creates afternoon tea mini-cakes range

Brioche Pasquier has introduced a six-strong sweet and savoury mini-cakes range.

Crikey! Doughnut Time rolls out cricket-topped treat

Doughnut Time UK has launched a cricket-loaded doughnut to mark the return of ITV’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here

Pladis creates The Queen and Prince Philip anniversary cake

McVitie’s owner Pladis has marked the 70th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip by creating a 35kg fruit cake.

Coeliac UK rolls out gluten-free recipe calendar

Coeliac UK has launched a gluten-free recipe calendar as part of the company’s 50th anniversary.

Pukka Pies set to create 150 jobs with factory expansion

Pukka Pies is set to expand its factory in Leicestershire and create 150 jobs.

Baking bread reduces anxiety, study finds

Baking bread reduces anxiety and increases happiness in those struggling with mental health, according to a study by the Real Bread Campaign.

Baked goods firms ordered to pay out £150k for hygiene offences

Edmonton-based Doce Bakers & Sweets Ltd and Sweet Mahall Ltd, which share the same premises, have been ordered to pay a total of £152,823.23 for a string of hygiene failings.

Lincoln’s Ticklebelly to open bakery shop and tea house

Lincoln-based Ticklebelly Lane Bakery is to open a bakery shop and tea house later this week. 

Muntons invests in new truck designs

Ingredients supplier Muntons has arranged for its branding to appear on two new trucks. 

Gingerbread flavours are focus for Aldi festive NPD

Aldi has released a number of gingerbread creations ahead of Christmas.

AmazonFresh launches medieval mince pie

Amazon’s grocery delivery service, AmazonFresh, has launched a traditional meat-filled mince pie. 

Prima Bakeries unveils premium filled doughnut range

Cornish wholesale bakery Prima Bakeries has launched a range of premium filled doughnuts.

Muffin Break unveils four locations in expansion drive

Retail bakery chain Muffin Break has revealed the locations of four new stores.

McVitie’s and Tesco set up charity campaign

McVitie’s has teamed up with Tesco in a partnership with charities Fareshare and The Trussell Trust.

Gallery: Harrods unveils from-scratch bakery

Harrods has officially opened the first phase of its Food Halls’ transformation, unveiling a from-scratch bakery and coffee roastery.

Warrens unveils festive NPD, including vegan pasty

Warrens Bakery has become the latest food-to-go outlet to unveil its Christmas menu, which includes a vegan pasty.

Sainsbury's eyes a pizza the action with takeaway trial

Sainsbury’s is to trial a pizza pre-ordering service at three of its stores, in a move which sees the retailer go head to head with the likes of Domino’s.

Premier Foods: Mr Kipling sales dip as own-label soars

Sales of Premier Foods’ own-label cakes have far outpaced its branded lines in the past six months.

Aryzta completes Park Garage Group in-store bakery roll-out

Aryzta Food Solutions has completed the installation of Cuisine de France in-store bakeries across 49 Park Garage Group forecourt convenience stores.

Exclusive: Warburtons and union in deal to boost staff conditions and flexibility

Warburtons and the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) have agreed a “landmark” deal to improve employee terms and make the business more agile.

Subway unveils expansion plans for south coast

Subway has unveiled plans to expand the number of its stores on the south coast by more than 20 over the next 18 months.

First-ever Cornish Pasty Week set for next February

The first-ever Cornish Pasty Week is set to take place from Sunday 25 February to Saturday 3 March. 

Stores sold 10m packs of festive biscuits last month

Supermarket shoppers bought more than 10 million packs of Christmas biscuits in October, latest Kantar Worldpanel data has shown.

Warburtons drops Newburn name from gluten-free lines

Warburtons is rebranding its Newburn Bakehouse free-from range as Warburtons Gluten Free.

Aryzta hires Tony Murphy as chief people officer

Global bakery business Aryzta has appointed Tony Murphy as its first chief people officer (CPO). 

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