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Irwin’s eyes brunch with artisan range

Irwin’s Bakery has expanded its range with two new artisan loaves, including a sourdough.

Bakery margins squeezed tighter as wheat costs rise

Rising wheat prices are heaping further pressure on UK bread margins.

Tim Hortons continues expansion with second Glasgow site

Tim Hortons is set to open a second outlet in Glasgow as part of the firm’s nationwide roll-out plan in the UK.

Butt Foods’ sourdough naans listed at Soho Coffee

Nottingham-based bakery Butt Foods has secured a contract to supply its sourdough naans to Soho Coffee Co.

EU plans too late for many workers, warn trade bosses

Industry bosses have welcomed government plans to allow EU citizens to stay in the UK – but point out that many workers have already left the country.

Charity launching bakery employing young people with autism

A charity is planning to build a commercial bakery employing young people with severe autism.  

Roberts Bakery joins SOFHT High 5 training scheme

Roberts Bakery has joined the Society of Food Hygiene & Technology (SOFHT)’s High 5 scheme.

Barry Callebaut bucks declining chocolate market

Chocolate supplier Barry Callebaut has bucked a declining overall EMEA chocolate market to grow its volumes 6.4%.

Most EU citizens will be allowed to stay in UK after Brexit, says government

EU citizens are to be given a two-year ‘grace period’ following Brexit to apply for settled status in the UK.

Farm Shop & Deli show 2018 dates revealed

The Farm Shop & Deli show is set to return to the NEC, Birmingham from 16-18 April 2018 – with more than 450 companies predicted to exhibit.

Gallery: Greggs reveals its festive menu

Greggs has unveiled its sweet and savoury Christmas menu that will feature nine new baked products.

Pret A Manger unveils Christmas sandwich range

Pret A Manger has launched its Christmas sandwich range – including its first-ever vegan festive sandwich.

Former bakery boss disqualified from running a business for five years

A former director of The Royal William Bakery in Plymouth has been disqualified from running a business for the next five years after failing to pay more than £130k in tax bills.

Bettys forces tiny café to stop using Fat Rascal name

Tea room chain operator and Yorkshire Tea owner Bettys and Taylors Group has forced a tiny café in Whitby to rename one of its cakes.

Carrs Foods supports Manchester Rugby Club juniors

Carrs Foods has become a main sponsor of Manchester Rugby Club’s Mini & Junior section.

Waitrose adds six new lines to on-the-go Christmas range

Waitrose has extended its Christmas Good To Go range with new sandwiches, wraps and flatbreads.

Nick Bunker to lead Pladis UK as Eggleton steps down

Former KP Snacks and Cadbury boss Nick Bunker is to lead McVitie’s owner Pladis in the UK.

Video: Ole & Steen ops director on chain’s expansion plans

Danish bakery Ole & Steen has revealed its future expansion plans – including its first UK site outside London.

Tim Hortons to open second outlet in Cardiff

Canadian café and bakery business Tim Hortons is to open a second site at Cardiff’s Queens Arcade shopping centre.

Crust Bros to launch brunch pizzas with MasterChef ‘losers’ Billy and Jack

Waterloo pizzeria Crust Bros is to launch a brunch menu in collaboration with MasterChef 2016 contestants Billy and Jack.

Gallery: Costa unveils Christmas menu

Costa Coffee has unveiled its 2017 Christmas menu, complete with savoury sandwiches and festive sweet baked treats. 

The Bread Factory and Great British Biscotti Co win at Food Manufacture awards

The Bread Factory and Great British Biscotti Co were among the winners at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards.

Nairn’s rolls out gluten-free flatbreads for lunchtime market

Nairn’s is tapping the lunchtime market for the first time with the launch of a two-strong Gluten Free Flatbread range.

Square Pie launches mini pies at under 200-calories

Square Pie has launched a range of frozen mini pies into Waitrose stores across the country.

Ginsters and chef Chris Eden create Mexican slice

Samworth Brothers-owned pastry brand Ginsters has teamed up with Cornish Michelin-starred chef Chris Eden to create the Mexican Chilli Beef savoury slice.

World Vegan Day 2017: here’s some of our favourite bakery NPD

It’s World Vegan Day! As the number of people following a meat- and dairy-free diet rises, so does interest in vegan bakery items. 

Carb-cutting falling out of fashion, says new report

Carbs are on the menu again as Brits move away from faddy diets, according to a new study of UK food trends.

Great British Bake Blog: Episode 10

And the winner is… Liam. Ok, that’s just wishful thinking on my part (and that of hundreds of Twitter users). But I am willing to concede the actual champion ultimately deserved to win.

Warrens continues franchise expansion with new Taunton store

Warrens Bakery is continuing expansion outside the south west of England with the opening of a franchise store in Taunton this week.

Ban high-sugar biscuits and cakes from meal deals, urge health campaigners

High-sugar treats including biscuits and cakes should be banned from lunchtime meal deals, according to health campaigners Action on Sugar (AOS).

New-look Muffin Break store opens in Hertfordshire

Muffin Break is continuing its store refurbishment programme with the opening of a new-look site in Hemel Hempstead.

Bread Ahead to open winter bakery in Mayfair

London-based bakery Bread Ahead is set to open its doors as part of a new seasonal residency in Mayfair.

EHL launches new gluten-free ingredients range

Food ingredients supplier EHL Ingredients has unveiled a new 20-strong range of gluten-free ingredients for bakers to add to formulations and recipes.

Bakers recreate Queen’s 500lb wedding cake

Patisserie chefs at Le Cordon Bleu have recreated The Queen’s wedding cake for a documentary celebrating her 70th wedding anniversary.

Subway due inspection after employee retrieves bread from bin

A Subway branch in Rugby, Warwickshire is to receive a follow-up inspection after footage emerged of an employee retrieving bread out of a bin.

Lola’s Cupcake opens in Birmingham Selfridges

Lola’s Cupcakes has opened a new kiosk, in Birmingham department store Selfridges. 

Subway teams up with Paddington Bear for new campaign

Subway has launched a new marketing push in partnership with upcoming movie Paddington 2.

Bake Off boosts sales of Sainsbury’s boozy flavourings

Sales of Sainsbury’s gin & tonic and prosecco baking flavourings have increased nearly 10-fold since the start of the latest series of The Great British Bake Off (GBBO).

Food industry execs build 120 hives for African beekeepers

A group of 14 female executives from across the UK food industry have built 120 beehives in Tanzania in just three days. 

I2r’s tulip muffin wraps get a Halloween makeover

I2r Packaging Solutions is introducing a Halloween-theme to its tulip muffin wraps.

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. 

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