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Greggs launches vegan sausage roll for Veganuary

Following months of rumours and requests from shoppers, Greggs is launching a vegan-friendly version of its sausage roll.

A merry Christmas to all British Baker readers!

The British Baker team wish our readers a happy and prosperous Christmas - and hope the new year gets off to a great start for you all.

Doughnut-bagel hybrid is launched by Deliveroo

Doughnut Time has partnered with Deliveroo for Business to create a doughnut-bagel hybrid it has dubbed as a “festive hangover aide”.

Macphie positive despite the ‘shadow of Brexit’

Ingredients supplier Macphie has said its outlook is positive despite weakened sterling and the threat of tariffs.

Christmas 2018: festive bakes from around the UK

School is out and offices across the country are winding down, but the nation’s bakers are still in full swing as Christmas fast approaches.

Greggs opens at two more London stations

Greggs has opened stores at London Bridge and Cannon Street train stations.

Review of the Year 2018: October to December

With 2019 fast approaching, we cast our eye over some of the bakery stories that have hit the headlines over the past 12 months.

Video: Luma Bakery creates light-up gingerbread house

Luma Bakery has created a projection-mapped gingerbread house in celebration of Christmas.

RGF sells R&W Scott and reports £9.1m loss

Real Good Food has sold jams and preserves business R&W Scott and reported a half-year loss before tax of £9.1m.

Unifiller Systems acquired by VMI owner Linxis Group

Depositing equipment supplier Unifiller Systems has been acquired by Linxis Group, owner of brands including VMI, Diosna and Shick Esteve.

Immigration white paper sparks staff shortage fears

Business will face a shortage of low-skilled staff under immigration proposals announced today, industry groups have warned.

Jacksons graduates make stuffing from surplus bread

Graduate trainees at William Jackson Food Group (WJFG) have developed festive stuffing using surplus Jackson’s bread.

Fears over financial burden of waste proposals

Government proposals that could see packaging producers pay the full cost of recycling will place a “considerable financial burden” on manufacturers, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has warned.

Loch Leven’s Larder unveils bakery and tasting room

Loch Leven's Larder has unveiled its new food hall, bakery and tasting room.

Brook Food appoints new field sales manager

Brook Food has expanded its sales division with the appointment of Simon Lawton Hayes as field sales manager.

Pidy announces ‘Revamp the Vol-au-vent’ winner

Pidy has named student Chloe Hammond from Milton Keynes College as the overall winner of its ‘Revamp the Vol-au-vent’ competition.

Patisserie Valerie to launch customer loyalty app

Patisserie Valerie is set to launch a loyalty app that it says will enable it to better analyse customer behaviour.

Ryhs Iley (left) and José Peralta
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Former Starbucks boss joins Patisserie Holdings

Patisserie Holdings has appointed former Starbucks boss Ryhs Iley as its commercial director.

Packaging producers to pay full cost of recycling

Businesses and manufacturers will pay the full cost of recycling or disposal of their packaging waste under proposals unveiled by the government today (December 18).

Guinness World Record for 332kg panettone

A panettone weighing more than 332kg has been awarded a Guinness World Records certificate for being the largest panettone ever.

Grenade adds biscuits to Carb Killa range

Protein brand Grenade has added a duo of biscuits to its Carb Killa range.

Revealed: British Baker’s top NPD picks of 2018

Bakery’s product developers have been busier than Santa’s helpers this year, whipping up all manner of tasty, on-trend and, in some cases, rather gimmicky new products.

Dominique Ansel to open second London store

Artisan baker Dominique Ansel is opening a second store in London, in Covent Garden.

Ole & Steen opens flagship store in London’s West End

Danish bakery Ole & Steen has opened a flagship store on Charing Cross Road, London.

Graeme Tobias of Pizza Cake (l) with Grant Bett of HSBC UK toast new site
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Franchisee gets funding for more Tim Hortons sites

A franchise company has secured funding to open three drive-through Tim Hortons sites in Scotland.

Adelie Foods planning to close Kilmarnock factory

Adelie Foods is planning to close down its sandwich and food-to-go production site in Kilmarnock.

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Bad Girl Bakery expands with cake caravan

Scotland’s Bad Girl Bakery has expanded into Inverness city centre with the launch of a Cake & Coffee Caravan.

Season’s eatings: Mince pie sales up 5.1% year on year

Supermarket shoppers have spent £2.3m more on mince pies than at this time last year.

Bakers at risk from heat-related health problems

Bakers are among the professions at risk from heat-related health problems, a study has revealed.

Warburtons reveals UK's favourite Christmas sarnie

No-one will be too shocked that turkey has topped a list of Brits’ favourite festive sandwich fillings – but who’s up for a Christmas pud sarnie?

Bake Off winner creates 50kg gingerbread airport

Great British Bake Off 2016 winner Candice Brown has teamed up with food artist Michelle Wibowo to create a 50kg gingerbread model of Heathrow airport.

Gato & Co relaunches two puds for Veganuary 2019

Gato & Co is relaunching two of its gluten-free pudding pots with vegan ingredients in time for Veganuary 2019.

Review of the Year 2018: July to September

With 2019 fast approaching, we cast our eye over some of the bakery stories that have hit the headlines over the past 12 months.

Review of the Year 2018: April to June

With 2019 fast approaching, we cast our eye over some of the bakery stories that have hit the headlines over the past 12 months.

Review of the Year 2018: January to March

With 2019 fast approaching, we cast our eye over some of the bakery stories that have hit the headlines over the past 12 months.

Coopland & Son fined £160k for flour dust offence

East Yorkshire bakery business Coopland & Son has been fined almost £160,000 after exposing its staff to flour dust.

Costa to flag up meat content of festive toastie

Costa Coffee is to highlight the meat content of its Ultimate Christmas Toastie after coming under fire for failing to mention turkey or bacon on the front of its pack.

Christmas 2018: bakery NPD for the festive season

Only 12 more sleeps until Christmas! But that doesn’t mean bakeries are finished for the festive season. There’s a host of NPD yet to be explored.

Speciality Breads unveils registered vegan range

Speciality Breads has unveiled a 60-strong range of vegan breads, registered by The Vegan Society.  

Former Sainsbury’s chief Justin King joins M&S board

Justin King, who was chief executive of Sainsbury’s for more than 10 years, is to join the board of Marks & Spencer as a non-executive director.

Revealed: tips for growing your tea trade in 2019

Wellness, sustainability and experience are top tea trends for the year ahead, according to a report commissioned by National Tea Day.

Dawn targets breakfast with trio of NPD

Dawn Foods has launched three frozen sweet bakery products for the foodservice breakfast market.

UK cake exports crash by almost £24m this year

Exports sales of cakes have fallen 12.5% in the first nine months of 2018 – a decline of £23.9m year on year.

Morrisons offers complete Christmas dinner in a pasty

Morrisons has unveiled a Christmas dinner pasty that contains a starter, main course and dessert.

Walkers launches crisp packet recycling scheme

Walkers has launched a nationwide recycling scheme for crisp packets.

David Roberts receives BSB lifetime achievement award

Former Roberts Bakery boss David Roberts has been recognised with a Lifetime Honorary Award from the British Society of Baking (BSB).

Nairn’s expands range with two new snacking lines

Oatcake manufacturer Nairn’s has expanded its gluten-free offering with two new snacking ranges – Pop Oats and Oat Bars.

Essex Bakery gets £160k revamp and adds café

Blackberry Bakery in Stanway, Essex, has invested around £160,000 in a revamp of its premises.

How to get your bakery ready for Christmas

Christmas is coming and while many are focused on the big day, there’s much to do before the celebrations begin.

Pladis seeks increase in biscuit wrapper recycling

McVitie’s owner Pladis has unveiled a three-pronged strategy to help improve the recyclability of its packaging, including extending its partnership with recycling firm TerraCycle.

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