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Thanksgiving: why won’t Brits eat pumpkin pie?

It’s Thanksgiving – a US holiday dating back to 1621 when pilgrims and Native Americans gathered together to share an autumn harvest feast.

Arla Foods unveils high-protein Whey Pro Biscuits

Arla Foods has unveiled a high-protein biscuit, which it claims taps into demand for healthy indulgence.

Black Pieday! Pieminister to sell charcoal pies for charity

Pieminister will be serving up black charcoal pastry pies this Friday (23 November) to raise money for housing and homelessness charity Shelter.

SSP Group CEO Kate Swann to step down

Kate Swann is to step down as CEO of travel site operator SPP Group after five years with the business.

Allied Bakeries overhauls Burgen brand

Allied Bakeries is hoping to “breathe new life” into its Burgen brand with a major revamp, including a packaging overhaul and celebrity partnerships.

New contracts drive 23% profit growth for SSP Group

New contracts and robust sales growth have driven a 22.7% rise in underlying operating profits at travel site operator SSP Group.

Aunt Bessie’s rolls out Yorkshire pudding wraps

Aunt Bessie’s is tapping into demand for Yorkshire pudding wraps with its new frozen Yorkshire Bases.

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Greenpeace protests use of ‘dirty’ palm oil in Oreos

Greenpeace is calling on Oreo manufacturer Mondelēz International to drop ties with palm oil producers that they claim are destroying rainforests.

Revealed: trends shaking up the pizza market

Deep pan, stuffed crust, on the sofa, in a restaurant, gluten-free, vegan, and even meat feast – there’s a million ways to enjoy a pizza.

Carr’s taps ancient grains trend with cracker NPD

Cracker brand Carr’s has tapped demand for ancient grains with two new products containing grains, seeds and herbs.

Cake Décor targets artisan bakers with new pack sizes

Decorations supplier Cake Décor has launched its sprinkles range in smaller pack sizes aimed at the artisan bakery and foodservice markets.

World Champion bara brith baker is crowned

A Llandudno woman who bakes to raise money for her church has been declared the World Champion bara brith baker of 2018.

Country Choice rolls out range of paninis and wraps

Foodservice provider Country Choice is rolling out a six-strong range of bake-in-the-pack paninis and wraps.

Warburtons sourdough range rolls out to Morrisons

Warburtons is rolling out its new artisan-style breads to Morrisons stores.

Costa under fire over Christmas Toastie labelling

Consumers have rapped Costa for failing to mention meat on the front of packaging for its festive toastie.

Revealed: bakery food-to-go trends for 2019

Savoury snacking has yet to reach its full potential in bakery despite 4% category growth over the past year, according to Lantmännen Unibake UK.

Gradz to supply free-from goods to Fortnum & Mason

Gradz Bakery is to supply upmarket department store Fortnum & Mason with gluten-free bread, flapjacks and brownies.

Pidy reveals ‘Revamp the Vol-au-vent’ finalists

Pidy has named the eight finalists of its ‘Revamp the Vol-au-vent’ student challenge.

Aryzta €800m share offer attracts 97.4% take-up

Frozen bakery giant Aryzta has raised almost €800m through a share offer.

Patisserie Holdings reveals new chief executive as Paul May steps down

Patisserie Holdings has announced that chief executive Paul May has resigned with immediate effect.

WRAP unveils roadmap to reduce plastic waste

The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has published a roadmap outlining the key steps UK businesses need to take to reduce plastic waste.

Brioche Pasquier unveils new layered dessert bar

Brioche Pasquier has added a new flavour to its range of entremets.

Margaret Hall deal to kick-start craft bakery group

Wholesale manufacturer Margaret Hall has been bought by a business aiming to build a craft bakery group through further deals.

Tesco shuts in-store bakery following pest discovery

A Tesco Extra store has closed its in-store bakery for two weeks due to a pest infestation. 

Greggs and Deliveroo team up for London trial

Greggs pastries are now be delivered to Londoners in a trial partnership between the food-to-go business and Deliveroo.

Tim Hortons’ first franchise site to open in Scotland

Tim Hortons has secured its first franchise partner, who will open a site in Scotland by the end of the year.

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Buns out! Bakers strip off for charity calendar

Bakers from Glastonbury’s Burns the Bread have stripped off in the name of charity.

Fortnum & Mason adds tea-infused ‘fancies’ range

Fortnum & Mason has launched two new ranges of fancies, including one infused with its own teas.

Evron set for expansion following Bama investment

UK bakery business Evron Foods Group is set to expand following investment by US baked goods manufacturer Bama Companies.

Premier cakes business hit by logistics problems

Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods has revealed its cake business has been hit by issues with its new warehousing operation.

Premier Foods chief exec Gavin Darby to step down

Gavin Darby is to step down as boss of Premier Foods less than four months after he saw off a bid to oust him from the role.

Euro Catering adds Sagi refrigerators for bakers

Euro Catering has introduced a range of refrigeration equipment for bakers, supplied by Italian manufacturer Sagi.

Wrights partners with Foodhub for home delivery

Wrights Food Group has launched a home delivery service in partnership with online ordering portal Foodhub.

Christmas preview: festive food-to-go battle begins

Holidays are coming! And soon. Festive adverts are on the TV, Coca-Cola’s Christmas truck is getting ready to tour the country but, most importantly, the Christmas sandwiches have hit the shelves.

Gluten-free prescriptions limited to breads and mixes

Biscuits, cakes and flours will no longer be available on prescription in England in a shake-up of health regulations.

Pure Grain Bread gets Dragons’ Den backing

Pure Grain Bread founder Robert Sak has partnered with TV Dragon Deborah Meaden after appearing on last night’s episode of Dragons’ Den.

Central Foods launches vegan US-style pancakes

Frozen food distributor Central Foods has extended its free-from range with the launch of a new vegan pancake.

Lobster roll
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Miami restaurant Buns & Buns to open in London

Bread-centric restaurant Buns & Buns is to open in London’s Covent Garden Market this Thursday (15 November).

Dunn’s Bakery stars in Visa UK Christmas TV advert

Visa’s first Christmas TV advert in the UK features nine real shopkeepers, including Dunn’s Bakery owner Christopher Freeman.

Bakery numbers stagnate as high street suffers

The number of bakery chain stores on Britain’s high streets is stagnating, with a net increase of just two in the first half of 2018.

Mission taps sourdough and grains trends with NPD

Flatbread brand Mission is tapping into demand for sourdough and ancient grains with the launch of two new products.

Wraps and flatbreads oust sandwiches at lunch

Brits prefer wraps, flatbreads and even pizza over sandwiches for lunch, new research from Spitalfields Market has revealed.

Abbey Logistics gains Hovis flour distribution contract

Hovis has awarded Abbey Logistics a contract to provide bulk flour distribution to its bakeries in the Midlands and the south of England.

Bun House to open second site in London's Chinatown

Chinese street café Bun House is to open its second site in the heart of London’s Chinatown.

Pidy adds new flavour to sponge sheets range

Pidy has expanded its Technipat frozen sponge sheet range with a raspberry joconde variant.

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Pump Street Bakery to open London pop-up shop

Suffolk-based Pump Street Bakery and Pump Street Chocolate are to return to London for their second pop-up shop.

Supermarkets to review bakery allergen labelling

Asda, Sainsbury’s and Tesco are set to improve allergen labelling across their in-store bakeries.

Hunt is on for the World Bara Brith Champion

The hunt to find 2018’s Bara Brith Champion is stepping up its pace as the judging day is less than two weeks away.

Barry Callebaut sales grow ahead of chocolate market

Chocolate and cocoa products supplier Barry Callebaut has increased its sales volumes by 6.3% in the past year – ahead of the 1.8% increase in the overall chocolate confectionery market.

Tech trends set to lead bakers of the future

Cake condensed into small cubes for easy transportation to my holiday in space? At least there’d be no excess baggage charge.

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