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Crowdfunding push for ‘Slutty’ gingerbread axed

A London bakery has called off a Kickstarter campaign for its range of ‘Slutty’, ‘Bossy’ and ‘Sassy’ gingerbread women over concerns customers were confused about the crowdfunding system.

Hart’s Bakery opens Saturday market for independent traders

Bristol-based Hart’s Bakery has rolled out a Saturday market featuring different stalls each week.

Five trends set to shape foodservice in 2018

Premium loyalty schemes, top-quality staff and click & collect have been flagged up as key foodservice trends for the coming year.

Walkers van sales service launches after P&H collapse

PepsiCo UK has set up a vans sales operation to distribute Walkers snack products to independent retailers and foodservice operators.

Apprentice winner’s cakes recalled due to allergen labelling

Ridiculously Rich by Alana, the cake company started by The Apprentice 2016 winner Alana Spencer, has recalled a raft of products due to undeclared and incorrectly labelled allergens. 

The Cake Crew launches premium cupcake brand

Own-label manufacturer The Cake Crew is venturing into the branded market for the first time with a range of ‘premium’ cupcakes called Beautifully Crafted.

Worshipful Company of Bakers elects new Master

The Worshipful Company of Bakers has elected His Honour Stephen Kramer QC as its new Master.

Greggs raises more than £800k for Children in Need

Greggs has raised £832,573 for this year’s BBC Children in Need campaign through fundraising events.

Paul UK set to open second Oxford site

Paul UK is to open a new site at Oxford’s Westgate shopping centre, taking its total number of UK venues to 37.

Food service firms urged to tap ‘fourth meal’ trend

Gluten-free bakery Almondy is encouraging food service operators to review their cake and coffee offering following high demand for snacking products.

Allinson offers ‘best bread experience’ with three new artisan loaves

Allied Bakeries is set to launch a three-strong artisan loaf range under its Allinson brand, which it claims will offer the ‘best bread experience’ within the wrapped bread category.

Zizzi and Sainsbury’s team up for takeaway pizza trial

Pizza restaurant chain Zizzi has partnered with Sainsbury’s to pilot a takeaway scheme. 

Heston serves up ‘sprout’ dessert for Christmas

Heston Blumenthal is celebrating Christmas at Waitrose by serving up a giant Brussels ‘sprout’ filled with profiteroles. 

Gallery: 3D Cakes creates 8ft HMS Queen Elizabeth replica

Scottish cake designer 3D Cakes has created an edible replica of the new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, which will be presented to The Queen today (7 December).

Federation of Bakers and Hovis sign up to Courtauld Commitment 2025

The Federation of Bakers, Hovis and the Real Bread Campaign are among the latest organisations to sign up to Courtauld 2025.

Burton’s to launch Maryland Big & Chunky biscuits

Burton’s Biscuit Company is set to introduce an ‘indulgent’ extension of its Maryland brand called Big & Chunky. 

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Renshaw expands into Australian market

UK-based sugarcraft brand Renshaw Professional is continuing its overseas expansion with the opening of an Australian operation.

Stacey’s Bakery to supply restaurant chain George’s Kitchen

Stacey’s Bakery is to supply a variety of its baked products to George’s Kitchen.

Revealed: Pladis’ insight into UK snacking habits

McVitie’s owner Pladis has revealed that social media and the boundary between meals and snacks is influencing the UK’s snacking habits.

Strike threat at Allied Bakeries site called off

Threatened strike action by drivers at the Allied Bakeries site in West Bromwich has been called off.

Food Hygiene Rating delivers tangible benefits, says FSA science adviser

The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme has driven up standards, according to the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) chief scientific adviser.

EU introducing legislation on acrylamide reduction

Food businesses must put in place steps to manage acrylamide under EU laws that go into force next year.

Asda rolls out 'first' vegan supermarket mince pies

Asda has claimed to be the first supermarket to roll out vegan mince pies.

EPP partner Koenig creates turnkey subsidiary

Roll plant manufacturer Koenig has set up a new subsidiary to design and install turnkey projects for bakeries.

Too Good secures Waitrose dessert listing

Free-from brand Too Good To Be Gluten Free has secured a new listing at Waitrose for its three of its dessert products.

Tesco doubles festive plant-based food offering

Tesco has rolled out what it claims is its “biggest ever” vegetarian and vegan festive offering.

Fox’s boss Colin Smith leaving to head salad firm

Fox’s biscuits managing director Colin Smith is leaving the business to become chief executive of salad producer Natures Way Foods.

Graze sales up 8% on UK and US expansion

Sales at snack brand Graze have risen 8% year on year as the business extends its presence in the UK and US.

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Sainsbury’s trials on-the-go coffee concept

Sainsbury’s has rolled out a new barista-styled coffee bar at the front of six of its stores.

House of Flavours creates bacon and curry arctic rolls

Food flavouring manufacturer House of Flavours has unveiled Mango Coconut & Curry and Smoky Maple & Bacon Arctic Rolls.

Christmas round-up: on-the-go festive bakery NPD

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The festivities are often accompanied by a hefty dose of seasonal NPD, from Rudolph cakes to mincemeat pasties and of course the highly-anticipated Christmas sandwiches. 

Tim Hortons opens its first UK drive-through site in Manchester

Canadian café and bakery business Tim Hortons is set to open its first UK drive-through site in Manchester later this month.

Euro Catering rolls out new bakery ovens

Equipment supplier Euro Catering has unveiled a new three-strong range of bakery decks and ovens for the first time in the UK.

VIDEO: Roberts Bakery reveals its next steps

Roberts Bakery has revealed its plans for the business, including the roll out of more ‘innovative’ NPD in May 2018, following a major relaunch in September 2017.

WRAP releases guidance on bread labelling to help tackle food waste

The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has released best practice guidance designed to clear up confusion around food labelling, which can lead to food being wasted.

Supermarket NPD expert reveals top bakery trends

Dessert-inspired treats and coffee shop flavours have been highlighted as some of the biggest trends in UK bakery.

Ryvita gets a makeover in brand revamp

Ryvita has undergone a brand relaunch in collaboration with branding consultancy Coley Porter Bell.

Bakers Basco boosts GPS technology to prevent equipment misuse

Bakers Basco has stepped up its equipment security with the launch of its latest GPS tracking chips across its bread baskets.

Wheat planting area predicted to dip in 2018

The area of UK wheat planting is expected to fall slightly in 2018.

Pidy rolls out the Sablee pastry case for Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air for pastry brand Pidy as it launches the heart-shaped Sablee pastry case as a Valentine’s Day treat.

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).

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