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Thomas the Baker raises £10k for British Heart Foundation

Yorkshire-based Thomas the Baker has presented a cheque for £10,000 to the British Heart Foundation.

Paul Rhodes Bakery adds eight vehicles to fleet

London-based business Paul Rhodes Bakery has purchased eight specially adapted Renault Master LoLoader vehicles from Devon-based manufacturer Trucksmith.

Book your tickets now for the Baking Industry Awards

Giddyup folks! Book your tickets for the biggest hoedown in the bakery calendar – British Baker’s Baking Industry Awards.

Costa sales up 8.7% as Whitbread records ‘good start’ to year

Whitbread has reported an 8.7% hike in total sales at Costa in its first-quarter results for the 13 weeks to 1 June.

Baking hot: How is the trade coping in the heat?

With temperatures forecast to hit 34 degrees in parts of the UK today (21 June), we asked Britain’s bakers how they are dealing with the summer sizzle.

Ishida launches new series of mid-range multihead weighers

Ishida has launched mid-range multihead weighers for weighing free-flowing and semi-sticky products.

Revealed: How Brexit has hit the foodservice trade

Growth in the British foodservice industry has slowed in the wake of the Brexit referendum vote, according to new research.

NFU president to discuss Brexit implications at Agribusiness 2018

National Farmers’ Union president Meurig Raymond will be among the keynote speakers at the annual event for the UK agrisupply industry, Agribusiness 2018.

Line between snacking and breakfast blurring, says Euromonitor

Snacking continues to rise in importance as consumers move away from eating three fixed meals a day, researchers have found.

Hummingbird Bakery founder Tarek Malouf receives MBE

Hummingbird Bakery founder Tarek Malouf has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list for his services to baking and confectionery.

Sainsbury’s unveils Gin & Tonic and Prosecco baking flavourings

Sainsbury’s has rolled out two new baking flavourings, Gin & Tonic and Prosecco, to its stores.

Funnybones unveils US-styled cookie dessert duo

North and South American specialist wholesaler Funnybones Foodservice has launched two baked desserts into the UK foodservice market.

Finsbury Food Group expands Kara brand with Sourdough Doughballs

Kara, the foodservice brand of Finsbury Food Group, has expanded its line-up with the launch of Sourdough Doughballs.

Linpac invest £320k in energy-efficient cooling system

Fresh food packaging company Linpac has invested more than £320k in a state-of-the-art outside chill plant at its Featherstone headquarters in West Yorkshire.

Soreen secures listing at WHSmith Travel stores

Malt loaf maker Soreen has linked up with WHSmith for a new distribution partnership of its Malt Loaf bar.

Colin Lomax to be 130th president of CBA

Colin Lomax has been appointed president elect of the Craft Bakers Association (CBA), and will be installed as president next June.

Aryzta aims for ‘Instagram appeal’ with red and black burger buns

Global bakery business Aryzta Food Solutions has unveiled red and black coloured burger buns.

Amazon buys Whole Foods Market in $13.7bn deal

Amazon is to acquire grocery business Whole Foods Market in a deal valued at $13.7bn.

Wholebake gets green light for £14m factory plan

Baked snacks manufacturer Wholebake has been given the go-ahead for a £14m factory development in North Wales as it aims to grow its turnover to £40m in the next few years.

GALLERY: #CupcakeDay 2017

Yesterday, bakers across the UK were hard at work making cupcakes for #CupcakeDay, which raises money for the Alzheimers Society.

McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year and Big School Bake Off finalists unveiled

Finalists have been announced by Premier Foods and Unilever Food Solutions for the McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year and Big School Bake Off competitions, both of which will reach their climax at the Lead Association for Catering in Education (LACA) Main Event on 6 July.

What was the UK’s most recalled bakery item in 2016?

New research from pest control experts Rentokil has examined the cost of product recalls to the bakery industry, and how they can be avoided. 

Hovis unveils 30% Lower Carb bread range

UK baking giant Hovis is tapping consumer demand for healthier bread with the launch of a three-strong Lower Carb range.

VIDEO: How to make a chocolate beer cake for Father’s Day

Banbury-based baking decorations supplier Cake Angels has come up with a way to offer dads a treat combining cake and beer. 

Carrs Foods in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 list

Manchester-based bakery business, Carrs Foods, has been ranked at number seven in this year’s The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200.

Mark Tomlinson resigns as CEO of Bako North Western

Bako North Western Group group CEO Mark Tomlinson has resigned with immediate effect for personal reasons.

Greggs named first food-to-go retailer of the year in Grocer Golds

Greggs has been declared food-to-go retailer of the year in The Grocer Gold Awards 2017.

Denise van Outen to host Baking Industry Awards

Yee-haw! West End and TV star Denise van Outen is to host British Baker’s Wild West-themed Baking Industry Awards ceremony.

Benier UK rebrands and appoints Ashley Morris MD

Bakery equipment supplier Kaak Group has rebranded its subsidiary, Benier UK, to become Kaak Group United Kingdom. It has appointed Ashley Morris as managing director of the Milton Keynes-based company.

Dominique Ansel creates Father’s Day Éclair

Dominique Ansel’s DAB London bakery is celebrating its first Father’s Day with a bespoke Father’s Day Éclair.

Pieminister launches three new pies as part of ‘A Pie for a Pie’ campaign

Pieminister has launched three new pie variants as part of its summer charity campaign ‘A Pie for a Pie’.

Salador launches point-of-sale cake cutter

Derby-based Salador Company has launched what its claims is the first cutting machine designed to portion baked products at point of sale rather than in a factory.

Whitworths extends Shots snacking range

Fruits, nuts and seeds supplier Whitworths has extended its Shots range with the launch of Shots Nuts.

Too Good To Be Gluten Free unveils snack packs

Free-from brand Too Good To Be Gluten Free has launched a range of snack packs into Waitrose stores.

Pret to trial veggie-only fridges across its stores

Pret A Manger is trialling vegetarian-only fridges in selected UK branches for a month following the success of its dedicated Veggie Pret store.

Palmer and Harvey closes Bakedirect delivery scheme

Wholesaler Palmer and Harvey has ended its direct-to-store baked goods sales service six months after it started.

Nim’s fruit crisps signs major deal with bakery supplier

Baked goods supplier Handmade Speciality Products is distributing Nim’s Fruit Crisps products to education outlets and the healthcare sector.

Birds Bakery raises £10,000 to British Red Cross Manchester fund

Birds Bakery has raised £10,000 for the British Red Cross Manchester fund following the re-introduction of the salted caramel doughnut across its 58 stores.

NFU outlines post-Brexit vision of British farming to Michael Gove

New Defra chief Michael Gove has been told farmers need “certainty” that the Government will make Brexit a success for British food and farming.

Dawn’s Donut scoops silver at British Frozen Food Federation awards

Dawn Foods collected a silver award for its Premium Caramel-Lace Donut at the annual British Frozen Food Federation awards, held at Park Lane Hilton, London last week.

Amazon Fresh extends in-house bakery delivery to Herts and Beds

Amazon has expanded its Amazon Fresh delivery service – which includes a range of in-house bakery products - to 42 postcodes in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

Cake that dispenses wine created in Nottingham

A boozy bake has been created by Demi Salt of Nottingham-based Bijou Beauty Bakes for the mother of a friend.

Iain Munro joins Hobart as director

Hobart Cooking Solutions has appointed former Catering Equipment Distribution Association (CEDA) chairman Iain Munro as director.

Astronaut set to boldly bake where no one has baked before

Bakers, scientists and engineers are working to develop a bread machine and dough for baking bread rolls in space.

Two new sponsors for Claire Clark Academy

The Claire Clark Academy at Milton Keynes College is to be sponsored by De Buyer, a French manufacturer of pastry utensils and cookware, and Chatham-based catering equipment supplier Signature FSE.

Pecan Deluxe launches red velvet cake pieces

Pecan Deluxe Candy has launched a range of red velvet cake pieces.

EPP appoints Nicholas & Harris baker as area sales manager

Epsom-based bakery equipment supplier EPP has appointed Steve Russell as the company’s area sales manager.

Hung parliament: the industry reacts

A hung parliament following the UK general election has led to more uncertainty for the baking industry.

Greggs launches first UK drive-thru in Manchester

High street bakery chain Greggs has announced the opening of its first UK drive-thru on the outskirts of Salford, Manchester.

Taste Direct launches new frozen bakery brand

Frozen bakery specialist Taste Direct has unveiled a new frozen baking brand, Baking Agent, which will offer a range of frozen ready-to-bake cookies, muffins and scones.

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