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GALLERY: National Doughnut Week highlights

Feast your eyes on these glorious doughnuts, which were all made in honour of National Doughnut Week 2017, raising money for The Children’s Trust.

Yee-haw! It’s your last chance to enter the 2017 Baking Industry Awards

Giddyup there pard’ners – this is the last day you can get your entries in for the 2017 Baking Industry Awards!

RACA Awards of Excellence pastry finalists announced

The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA) has announced the Awards of Excellence (AAE) 2017 finalists.

Pretzel retailer opens largest UK store

Auntie Anne’s, the world’s biggest soft pretzel retailer, opened its 32nd UK store last month, at London Luton Airport (LLA).

NI bakery at centre of same-sex cake row reports profit growth

Co Antrim-based Ashers, the Christian bakery at the centre of a landmark legal battle after it refused to bake a cake promoting same-sex marriage, has seen its profits rise.

New refrigeration technology unveiled

Italian company Pastorfrigor has launched what it describes as “breakthrough refrigeration technology”.

Wall’s launches £5k community campaign

Dorset-based Wall’s Pastry has launched The Wall’s Helping Hand campaign, which will fund a regeneration project for one UK community.

Genius teams up with Edinburgh university

Gluten-free brand Genius will collaborate with Queen Margaret University (QMU) in Edinburgh to develop new products.

BREAKING: First pics of Peter Kay in latest Warburtons ad

A first look at on-set images from Warburtons’ new television advert starring Peter Kay.

New sales advisor for Invicta

Steven Lamb has joined Invicta Bakeware as the company’s new field sales and technical advisor.

New York Bakery Co revamps Bagel Thins range

New York Bakery Co has rebranded and relaunched its popular Bagel Thins range.

Hobart given Manufacturer of the Year award

Hobart Warewash has received the Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) Manufacturer of the Year award for 2017.

New éclair range from Brioche Pasquier

The latest éclair offerings from French bakery and patisserie producer Brioche Pasquier “bear little resemblance to the rather weighty anglicised versions”, according to the company.

Scottish Bread Championships launched

The inaugural Scottish Bread Championships are to be held at The Royal Highland Show in June. 

New flour to put bread back on the menu?

West Yorkshire-based Spiffing says its new range of sprouted flours uses “natural technology to put bread back on the table for healthy eaters”.

Battle Oats unveils 'first ever' plant-based protein cookie

Hull-based Battle Oats is to launch what it claims is the first ever plant-based protein cookie.

Gluten Freevolution campaign launched by Coeliac UK

The Gluten Freevolution campaign is a bid to further grow the range of safe gluten-free food when eating outside of the home.

Doves Farm rebrands free-from line after £3m investment

The free-from range from Hungerford-based Doves Farm has been rebranded under the name Freee.

Baking Industry Awards deadline extended

Thought you’d missed your chance to enter the Baking Industry Awards (BIAs)? Think again! The deadline has just been extended to 12 May.

Reids of Caithness named Scottish Baker of the Year

Thurso-based business Reids of Caithness has been awarded the title of Scottish Baker of the Year.

Premier Foods set to renew Cadbury cakes licence with Mondelēz

Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods has signed an agreement to renew its licence with Mondelēz International to produce and sell Cadbury cakes.

GALLERY: Around the UK in biscuits and buns

We love to take the biscuit, and to have our cake and eat it, but which baked delights traditionally hail from your region of the UK? Find out here.

New ‘most future-proof’ metal detector series from Loma

Farnborough-based Loma Systems has introduced the IQ4 series of metal detectors. 

EXCLUSIVE: How to get YOUR bakery products stocked in Morrisons

Andy Clegg, senior buying manager - Bread & Commodities for Morrisons, told British Baker the five things Morrisons is looking for in a bakery supplier

Palethorpes Bakery submits new warehouse plans

Addo Food Group-owned Palethorpes Bakery has approached Shropshire Council regarding planning permission to build a chilled distribution warehouse.

International manager appointed to drive Scottish bakery exports

An international manager has been appointed to help grow overseas sales of Scottish bakery products.

Hepatitis cases in outbreak linked with Scottish bakery rises to 42

Following a hepatitis A outbreak linked with JB Christie bakery in Airdrie, NHS Lanarkshire has confirmed the number of cases has now increased from nine to 42.

Nearly 60% think soft drink sugar tax applies to bakery

More than half of consumers think the soft drink sugar tax also applies to cakes and biscuits, according to analysts Nielsen.

Nisa launches own-label cake range

Retail chain Nisa has launched a new range of cake snacks and bites as part of its Heritage own-label range.

Aryzta unveils new pick-and-mix bread range

Global bakery business Aryzta Food Solutions has launched a selection of pick-and-mix bread rolls and loaves.

Baker Perkins adds two new machines to Tweedy bread dough mixer range

Equipment manufacturer Baker Perkins has added two new machines to its Tweedy bread dough mixer range.

Soreen launches ‘squidgy’ campaign to UK cinemas

Malt loaf maker Soreen has launched a new creative campaign across UK cinemas through animation.

Border Biscuits sends personalised Dark Chocolate Gingers to Ed Sheeran

Lanark-based manufacturer Border Biscuits has teamed up with packaging business Qualvis to send personalised packs of Dark Chocolate Gingers to Ed Sheeran during his sold-out performances at the SSE Hydro, Glasgow.

Costa unveils new summer menu

High street coffee chain Costa has introduced its new summer menu, which it claims is the “biggest and boldest summer selection yet”.

Signature Flatbreads extends healthy offering

Dunstable-based Signature Flatbreads has launched a new Deli Kitchen range, which it claims creates “new lunchtime sales opportunities” for retailers.

Urban launches limited-edition sandwich

Urban, the Adelie Foods-owned sandwich brand, is to launch a limited-edition Summer Special Coronation Chicken Sandwich

Luminary Bakery teams up with GBBO’s Benjamina

The Great British Bake Off’s Benjamina Ebuehi is developing an exclusive product for London’s Luminary Bakery.

Holland’s poll reveals dads prefer pies to gifts on Father’s Day

Almost a third (28%) of UK dads have said they would rather their favourite pie than gifts for Father’s Day (18 June 2017), according to research from Holland’s Pies.

20 million packs of hot cross buns sold in Easter week, says Kantar

A total of 20 million packs of hot cross buns were purchased throughout the major UK retailers in Easter week alone, according to research analyst Kantar Worldpanel.

Waitrose launches competition for 25th anniversary of Duchy brand

Waitrose has launched a customer competition to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the organic food brand Duchy Originals.

Last chance to register for National Doughnut Week

Today (3 May) is the last chance for bakers to register for National Doughnut Week and get involved with the event’s fantastic fundraising activities.

Great British Biscotti Co unveils new additions to sweet and savoury range

Dorset-based bakery The Great British Biscotti Co has unveiled new additions to its sweet and savoury range.

Limagrain rolls out clean-label ingredients range

French supplier Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients (LCI) has launched a range of functional, clean-label products under LCI's Touch brand.

Gallery: Britain’s Best Loaf competition winners

Birmingham’s NEC filled with the aroma of freshly baked bread last month as 150 products did battle for the title of Britain’s Best Loaf 2017.

Waitrose launches 23 new lines into Good to Go range

Waitrose has launched 23 new products into its Good to Go range this week, alongside 18 improved lines as consumers’ demand for healthy food on-the-go grows.

Greggs chairman Ian Durant to lead DFS Furniture board

Greggs chairman Ian Durant has been appointed chairman of furniture business DFS.

Scottish bakery JB Christie investigated following string of hepatitis cases

Health chiefs have praised a Scottish bakery and its staff for their cooperation following nine cases of hepatitis A infection.

Carrs Foods expands Paul Hollywood bread range

Carrs Foods has worked with The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) judge Paul Hollywood to create three new lines for its retail range.

Rising free-from trend drives 74% turnover jump for gluten-free brand

Gluten-free brand Too Good To Be Gluten Free has reported a 74% increase in turnover in the last financial year.

NFU urges farmers to speak with MPs on neonicotinoids ban

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has advised farmers to speak to MPs and members of the European Parliament on a proposed blanket ban of neonicotinoids on outdoor crops.

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