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Consumers reveal top chocolate flavour pairings

Consumers are looking for fruit and nut pairings in chocolate treats, according to a new survey by Dawn Foods.

Pan’Artisan launches gluten-free dough pucks

Pan’Artisan has added a selection of gluten-free products to its range of frozen doughs.

Morrisons to train bakers in new apprenticeship push

Just days after news broke that Tesco planned to axe many of its fresh food counters, Morrisons has announced investment in more than 500 butchery, bakery and fishmongery apprentices.

Caffè Nero Group acquires 70% stake in Coffee#1

Caffè Nero Group has bought a majority stake in the Coffee#1 chain.

London campaign to curb crust waste launched

A campaign to help reduce the number of bread crusts thrown away in London every year has been launched by the North London Waste Authority (NLWA).

Pladis expands McVitie’s line-up with new flavours

Pladis has added new flavours to four of the lines in its Mcvitie’s portfolio.

Greencore food-to-go sales rise 6.4% in Q1

Greencore has stated that 2019 has got off to an “encouraging start”, with strong sales in its food-to-go operations.

AHDB holds baking workshop to drive wheat exports

A baking workshop has been held in Algeria this month to highlight the quality of UK soft wheat.

Food firms warn of no-deal shortages and price hikes

Consumers could face availability issues and higher prices, major retailers and foodservice businesses have warned.

No changes to bakeries ‘this year’, says Tesco

There are to be “no significant changes” to Tesco’s in-store bakeries this year, the retailer has said.

What was 2018 like for Britain’s baking industry?

British Baker wants you to tell us what the past 12 months have meant for the retail bakery market.

Is Tesco set to overhaul its in-store bakery operation?

Tesco is set to shake-up its in-store bakeries as part of a major overhaul of its fresh foods operation, according to newspaper reports.

Birds revives classic bakes for 100th anniversary

In celebration of its 100th year, Birds Bakery is reviving an old favourite each month.

Topless Baker joins Mrs Crimble’s for campaign

Gluten-free brand Mrs Crimble’s has partnered with the Topless Baker for a social media campaign.

Laura Ashley tea rooms adds vegan afternoon tea

Laura Ashley the Tea Room has expanded its afternoon tea offering with a vegan option at its three sites.

British Pie Awards adds Vegan Pie category

The 2019 British Pie Awards have opened for entry, with the addition of the Vegan Pie class.

Dusty Knuckle to open dedicated bakery school

Dalston-based The Dusty Knuckle Bakery is to open a dedicated bakery school next month.

Consultation on sandwich allergen labelling launched

A consultation - which includes a proposal of making full ingredient listing mandatory on food prepared in shops – has been launched by the government.

Chicago Town unveils hot pizza cabinet for c-stores

Dr Oetker has launched a takeaway pizza concept for convenience stores under its Chicago Town brand.

Mars adds Maltesers Smash Cake to celebration line-up

Mars Chocolate Drinks & Treats has added a Maltesers Smash Cake to its range of celebration cakes.

The Artisan Bakery partners with milk delivery service

West London baker The Artisan Bakery has teamed up with milk delivery service Milk & More.

Premier launches Cadbury Cupcake Platter for Easter

Premier Foods has added a Cadbury Easter Cupcakes Platter to its seasonal cake range.

New London food hub to feature mill and bakery

A regeneration project in London’s Elephant & Castle, designed to highlight sustainable food, is to feature an on-site mill and bakery.

Vegan bakery Nora and Nama opens in Camden

Nora and Nama Vegan Bakery & Deli has opened at Camden Market.

Samworth Brothers set to close Kensey Foods

Samworth Brothers is planning to close Cornwall-based desserts and cakes manufacturer Kensey Foods.

Locations of 71 Patisserie Holdings closures revealed

Patisserie Holdings administrators have announced the closure of the company's Spitalfields bakery and revealed which stores and concessions are to close.

New bakery launches for Veganuary 2019

As the biggest Veganuary to date continues, British Baker rounds up some of the latest launches including new food-to-go and retail products.

Burton’s launches Maryland sugar-free cookies

Burton’s Biscuit Company is targeting consumers looking to cut down on sugar with its latest piece of NPD – Maryland Sugar Free Cookies.

Bread industry gears up for Fibre February

The bread industry is to shine a spotlight on the role its products can play in providing fibre as part of a month-long consumer-facing campaign called Fibre February.

Seventy Patisserie Holdings sites to close immediately

Patisserie Holdings administrator KPMG is to immediately close 70 sites following the collapse of the business last night.

Patisserie Holdings enters administration

Patisserie Valerie owner Patisserie Holdings has entered administration after failing to secure financing.

Bakery items among foods hit by shrinkflation

Pizza, biscuits and cakes are among the 200-plus consumer products that have shrunk in size, according to new research by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Bako South Eastern merged with ABC Suppliers

Bakery supplier Bako North Western Group has merged its businesses ABC Suppliers (Norwich) and Bako South Eastern (Wimbledon).

AIBI Congress to focus on bakery of the future

Jonathan Warburton and Sir John Timpson are among speakers at an event being billed as the UK’s biggest bakery conference.

Fortnum's unveils Chinese New Year afternoon tea

Fortnum & Mason is to host an afternoon tea in celebration of Chinese New Year.

Aryzta commercial director Warren Wells joins Macphie

Food ingredients supplier Macphie has appointed Warren Wells as commercial director.

Former SC Johnson & Son COO to lead Pladis

McVitie’s owner Pladis has appointed former SC Johnson & Son chief operating officer Salman Amin as global CEO.

Dawn Foods launches filling mixes for sweet pastries

Dawn Foods has rolled out a range of bake-stable ‘just add water’ dry filling mixes.

Nairn’s expands portfolio with trio of new lines

Nairn’s has expanded its portfolio with the launch of new oatcakes, crackers and flatbreads.

Mr Kipling launches Dragon Slices and Unicorn Fancies

Premier Foods has expanded its Mr Kipling range with the launch of limited-edition Dragon Slices and Unicorn Fancies.

Livia’s reveals new look and vegan dipping cookies

Free from brand Livia’s, formerly known as Livia’s Kitchen, has unveiled a range of vegan dipping cookies called Dunx.

Classic New Yorker on Rye
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Pret A Manger unveils updated menu for winter

Pret A Manger has expanded its range of salads, soups and sandwiches for winter.

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Cutter & Squidge to open second London site

Sister-owned bakery Cutter & Squidge is to open a second site in London next month.

Warrens Bakery to open second Canterbury site

Warrens Bakery has revealed it is to open a second site in Canterbury this month, following the success of its opening in the city in December. 

BBF eyes growth after securing £40m funding

Cakes and desserts business BBF is planning to invest in its manufacturing facilities having secured £40m funding from Wells Fargo Capital Finance (WFCF).

Patisserie Holdings loses another non-exec director

Financial expert Lee Ginsberg has resigned as non-executive director and deputy chairman at Patisserie Holdings.

Doughnotts creates £40 doughnut ‘pizza’

Nottingham-based doughnut specialist Doughnotts has launched a 14-inch doughnut pizza.

Premier Foods plans NPD amid mixed results

Premier Foods revealed it is planning brand extensions and NPD in its Mr Kipling and Cadbury Cake brand ranges in the next two quarters, as it issued its latest trading statement.

Cake Box opens new store with £123k funding

Egg-free cake supplier Cake Box has opened a new store in Slough, using a £123,000 funding package from HSBC.

Gail’s upgrades EPOS and stock control systems

Gail’s Bakery has upgraded its EPOS and stock control technology across its 47 sites. 

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