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Stacey’s Bakery bakes poppy cupcakes for appeal

Derbyshire-based bakery Stacey’s will create cupcakes decorated with a poppy to raise funds for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

Bread-based meals head up Brits’ top comfort foods

Pizza, bacon sandwiches and beans on toast dominate the list Britain’s favourite comfort foods, according to new research. 

Vampires beware: Morrisons unveils super-strength garlic bread

Morrisons has launched a super-strength garlic bread, said to be 600% stronger than a traditional garlic flatbread, for Halloween. 

Bakery equipment firm EPP in management buyout

Bakery equipment supplier European Process Plant (EPP) has completed a management buyout led by managing director Steve Merritt.

Mince pies meet croissants in Paul UK festive NPD

Paul UK has unveiled its first hybrid creation – a mince pie and croissant combination – as part of its Christmas 2017 range.

Great British Bake Blog: Episode Nine

There was a surprising lack of innuendos in this week’s episode of The Great British Bake Off. Perhaps patisserie isn’t very sexy. Or, far more likely, Noel was asked not to mention what Prue’s necklace really looked like. I was given the same instructions.

Lantmännen Unibake appoints new senior development chef

Bakery supplier Lantmännen Unibake UK has promoted Harry Peak to senior development chef.

Revealed: Britain’s favourite cake flavours and textures

Zesty lemon is Britain’s most-loved cake flavour, according to a new survey.

Orchard Valley launches vegetarian marshmallows

Orchard Valley Foods has launched an all-natural range of marshmallows suitable for vegetarians. 

Gallery: Bakers reveal spooky Halloween treats

Halloween is less than a week away and the nation’s bakers are feeling spooky. In celebration of this haunted holiday, British Baker has created a gallery of some spooktastic creations. 

New stores and Express sites drive Costa growth

Estate expansion and the introduction of a new range of breakfast food have helped grow sales at the Costa chain.

Bells Food Group invests £500k in cake bakery expansion

Bells Food Group has spent £500k to create a dedicated cake bakery at a former council depot in Shotts, Scotland.

Aryzta rolls out Christmas bakery range

Global bakery business Aryzta Food Solutions has introduced a nine-strong seasonal bakery range in the run-up to Christmas.

JJ Food Service launches foodservice credit card

National wholesaler JJ Food Service has launched a credit card.

Healthy eating messages contradicted by schools, claims Jamie Oliver report

School activities such as cake and bake sales contradict healthy eating messages, a report by the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation has claimed. 

Chefs’ Choice awards 2018 now open for entry

Do you have a star product in your foodservice line-up? If so, we want to hear from you.

Genius recruits Whitworths’ Colin Stephens as commercial director

Gluten-free bakery brand Genius Gluten Free has named Colin Stephens commercial director.

Gallery: Roberts Bakery’s Sky High Tea event

Roberts Bakery held a one-day-only pop-up restaurant suspended 100ft above Manchester’s Etihad Stadium last week.

Real Good Food to move HQ and review costs as margins take hit

Real Good Food has announced it is to move its HQ and that it now expects to make a loss in the current financial year.

Clanger sales double after Bake Off appearance

Bedfordshire clanger sales have doubled at Gunns Bakery following the appearance of the product on Channel 4’s Great British Bake Off this week.

Wall’s Pastry campaign provides £5k boost for Welsh café

Wall’s Pastry has invested £5,000 in community café Little Lounge Play Café in Pontypridd, Wales as part of its 2017 Helping Hand campaign.

Two in five Brits now buy lunch at least once a week

The number of Brits buying lunch at least once a week has risen to 40%, up from 35% in 2016.

State Fayre to step up expansion under new ownership

Manchester-based kosher bakery State Fayre has changed hands.

Graham’s Bakery secures listings with French retailer

Northern Irish business Graham’s Bakery has secured an export deal with French retailer Comptoir Irlandais.

Greggs boss backs mental health Time to Change Employer Pledge

Greggs chief executive Roger Whiteside is raising awareness of mental health in the workplace by signing the Time to Change Employer Pledge.

Winners of Tiptree World Bread Awards announced

Lee Smith of Bexhill Farm Kitchen and Poppy Seed Bakery in East Sussex has been declared overall winner of the Tiptree World Bread Awards with Brook Food.

Great British Bake Blog: Episode Eight

This episode should have contained a trigger warning. Seriously, it was harrowing to watch and I have been left emotionally scarred 75 minutes of television… as has pretty much everyone on Twitter.

‘Evolution of coating’ prompts new Invicta appointment

Bakery equipment supplier Invicta has employed Chris Higgins as the company’s new head of coating.

Premier Foods rolls out Halloween Mr Kipling and Cadbury cakes

Premier Foods is getting into the Halloween spirit with the rollout of spooky Mr Kipling and Cadbury cakes.

Premier Foods distributes cake lines to New Zealand

Premier Foods has secured listings for its Mr Kipling and Cadbury Cakes with New Zealand supermarket business Progressive Enterprises.

Brits have already spent £5m on mince pies and Christmas puds

Christmas came early for some bakery businesses, with supermarkets already selling more than £5m worth of Christmas puds and mince pies in recent weeks.

Walkers targets ‘night in’ market with Mint Royals Shortbread

Walkers Shortbread has extended its Chocolate Shortbread range with Mint Royals Shortbread.

Strike action threat at Allied Bakeries’ Kingsmill site

Allied Bakeries faces strike action at its depot in West Bromwich in a pay row with drivers and engineers.

McVitie’s launches Halloween cake range

McVitie’s has launched a Halloween cake range under its Hobnobs and Jaffa Cakes brands.

Rhythm108 gains Costa listings for vegan biscuits

Rhythm108 has secured listings for its gluten-free, vegan Ooh-La-La biscuit range with Costa Coffee. 

Sandwiches targeted in NHS obesity crackdown

NHS bosses have set their sights on ‘unhealthy’ sandwiches as part of a clampdown on food and drink that contribute to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.

Retailers unveil spooky bakery NPD for Halloween

It’s no tricks and all treats this year as the retailers unveil their spooky bakery line-ups ahead of Halloween 2017.

Burton’s revenue and earnings down following Cadbury licence sale

A fall in revenue at Burton’s Foods has been driven by the disposal of the licence to produce Cadbury biscuits, and a drop in savoury biscuit sales.

Premier Foods extends Cadbury Cakes range with Roses bars

Premier Foods is hoping to woo older shoppers with the launch of a range of Cadbury Roses Cake Bars.

Food industry executives to support African beekeepers

A group of 14 businesswomen from the UK food industry is today (16 October) travelling to Tanzania to help support female farmers living in the remote Nou Forest.

Farm Africa ramps up scheme to help Kenya's young farmers

A project that helps young adults in western Kenya set up agricultural enterprises has secured UK Aid Match – which means the UK government will match any donations made to the project.

Waitrose reduces sugar levels in desserts by 14%

Waitrose has cut sugar levels in some of its desserts, including pies and puddings, as part of its ongoing sugar reformulation programme.

Barry Johnson to represent UK in 2018 World Chocolate Masters final

London Southbank Bakery College lecturer Barry Johnson has won the UK and Irish national selection of the World Chocolate Masters competition.

Gallery: Finsbury’s new licensed cakes

Finsbury Food Group has extended its range of licensed cakes with six new characters.

Brace’s Bakery emphasises premium sliced bread with revamp

Newport-based family business Brace’s Bakery has unveiled a brand revamp.

High tea: Roberts Bakery to hold pop-up event 100ft in the air

Roberts Bakery is to host ‘high tea’ in a pop-up restaurant suspended above Manchester’s Etihad Stadium.

Revealed: the winners of British Baker’s 2017 Christmas Stars!

Here they are – the winning products in the 2017 Christmas Stars competition!

Great British Bake Blog: Episode Seven

It’s hard to imagine the sweltering temperature inside the Bake Off tent on Italian week, particularly when you’re watching it from the sofa in your polar bear PJs under a blanket.

Veggie Pret opens third shop in Exmouth Market

Veggie Pret, the vegetarian spin-off to Pret A Manger, has opened its third shop in Exmouth market in Islington, London.

BB’s develops ‘In the Pink’ muffin for Marie Keating Foundation

Coffee chain BB’s has launched a special edition ‘In the Pink’ muffin in aid of cancer charity the Marie Keating Foundation.

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