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Prices rise following drop in wheat meeting bread spec

Latest test results show a sharp decline in the proportion of wheat samples meeting full bread specification.

Central Foods introduces new Katerbake ranges to meet health demand

Frozen food distributor Central Foods is tapping the health trend with the launch of its Katerbake beetroot and pumpkin flavoured rolls and wraps.

Update: Supermarkets unveil bakery NPD for Christmas 2017

Asda and Marks & Spencer reveal festive bakery line-up. Here British Baker presents a round-up of the festive baked treats set to appear on supermarket shelves in the coming months.

Finsbury confirms closure of Grain D’Or operation

Finsbury Food Group has confirmed it is to close premium baked goods business Grain D’Or, which employs 250 staff.

Maître Choux set to open second site in Soho

Specialist patisserie company Maître Choux has confirmed that it will be opening a second site in Soho, London.

Asda renames tiger bread after 85-year-old customer

An Asda store in Barking has renamed its Tiger Chest Bread after 85-year-old customer Audrey Bond, who helped its bakers perfect the recipe.

Spelt flour demand continues to grow for bakers, says Marriage’s

Flour miller W & H Marriage & Sons has revealed that demand for spelt flour continues to soar as its supplier David Hill celebrates 20 years of growing British spelt.

Bako North Western names Mike Tully CEO

Former Bako Northern & Scotland boss Mike Tully has been appointed chief executive of Bako North Western Group.

Elizabeth Shaw rolls out first chocolate biscuit range

British chocolate brand Elizabeth Shaw has made its debut in the biscuits category with a premium chocolate biscuit range.

Expanded role for Waitrose bakery buying director Paul Walker

Paul Walker, Waitrose buying director for categories including bakery and food to go, has had his remit expanded to all fresh buying.

Warburtons unveils ‘Pride and Breadjudice’ campaign with Peter Kay

Warburtons has introduced its latest TV advertising campaign, featuring comedian Peter Kay pitching a concept for a romantic television drama to Jonathan Warburton.

New York Bakery Co bagels hit by production issues

New York Bakery Co has been forced to temporarily halt production of some of its bagels after suffering “teething problems” at its site in Rotherham following an upgrade.

Great British Bake Blog: Episode Six

It’s pastry week in The Great British Bake Off tent, leading Brits everywhere to question why anyone would bother to make puff pastry. I certainly don’t know anyone that does. Although I take this opinion of many of the technical challenges… quit faffing and just pop to the shops!

Harrods chef joins Eurostar Commodities to lead pizza flour development

Eurostar Commodities is to ramp up its activity in the artisan pizza flour market with the appointment of a former Harrods pizza chef.

Morrisons adds exotic wraps and sandwiches to meal deal

Morrisons has extended its £3 lunchtime deal with wraps and sandwiches inspired by cuisine from around the world.

Henllan Bakery secures Morrisons contract

Denbighshire family-run business Henllan Bakery has signed a contract with Morrisons to supply a number of its products to the retailer.

Greggs trials home delivery service through UberEats

Greggs has teamed up with UberEats to trial a home delivery service in Newcastle.

Greggs: trade boosted by improved service and availability

Greggs has said its new forecasting and replenishment system has boosted product availability for customers.

SSP Q4 results: revenue up 15% despite ‘soft’ rail sector

Starbucks and Upper Crust travel sites operator SSP has announced a 14.8% increase in revenue in its fourth quarter.

Rising ingredient costs prompts Greggs price hikes

Greggs has increased the price of its sausage rolls and breakfast baps in reaction to rising food ingredients costs.

Warrens Bakery unveils the Sunday roast in a pasty

Warrens Bakery has launched two pasties based on the traditional roast dinners. 

Real Good Food: Currency and costs drive £5.8m loss

Renshaw and Haydens owner Real Good Food has made a loss of almost £6m – admitting it has had poor control over its central costs.

Roddy the Reindeer cake gallops into Asda

Asda has unveiled a new festive cake that it describes as a “rival to Colin the Caterpillar”.

Allied Bakeries planning to close Norwich depot

Kingsmill owner Allied Bakeries is set to close its Norwich distribution depot.

Bake Off star Selasi rolls out his own cupcake range

Former The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) star Selasi Gbormittah has partnered with Deliveroo to open a pop-up bakery.

Délifrance unveils new À la Folie pastry and petits fours

Délifrance UK is launching a new premium brand that includes ready-to-fill pastry products and petits fours.

Video: Brioche Pasquier plans further production lines in UK

Following the opening of a second production line at its Milton Keynes site, Brioche Pasquier’s UK managing director Olivier Ripoche tells British Baker the plans for the plant.

Fipronil: EC unveils risk prevention measures

The European Commission has revealed plans to prevent food safety scares such as the recent fipronil contamination scandal.

Egyptian bakers try out flour milled from UK-grown wheat at the AHDB workshop in Cairo
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AHDB event encourages Egyptian bakers to buy UK-grown wheat

A trade delegation has this week been showcasing UK-grown wheat to Egyptian millers and bakers.

Peel & Stone expands wholesale operation

Artisan bakery Peel & Stone is expanding its wholesale operation in Birmingham.

Great British Bake Blog: Episode Five

Emotions were running high in this week’s Bake Off. Towards the end of the episode, the jovial frolicking from earlier episodes was but a distant memory as more despondent emotions set in. 

Genius unveils new look and half-loaves in brand revamp

Genius Gluten Free has relaunched its brand with support from a £1m marketing campaign and two new products.

Puratos’ 'Virtual Innovation Center' to give customers 24-hour advice

Puratos has launched a ‘Virtual Innovation Center’, offering features including live chats with technical advisors and 24-hour assistance.

Grain processor Silvery Tweed reveals volume and profit growth

Cereals supplier Silvery Tweed has reported sustained volume increases and tipped its business for further growth in the short and long term.

Tipiak launches chocolate-inspired macaron range

French food manufacturer Tipiak has launched a chocolate box-inspired macaron range. 

M&S to launch new spelt bread range

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has launched a spelt bread range in partnership with spelt supplier Sharpham Park.

Last chance to enter British Baker's Christmas Stars
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Today’s the day: your last chance to enter Christmas Stars competition

Britain’s bakers have until midnight tonight (25 September) to get their entries in for the 2017 Christmas Stars competition.

Aryzta’s UK business hit by weak pound and soaring butter costs

Rising butter costs and the impact of weakened sterling have taken their toll on Aryzta Food Solutions’ UK business in the past year.

BKD wins £80,000 Dragons’ Den investment from Peter Jones

Children’s baking company BKD secured an £80,000 investment on BBC Two show Dragons’ Den.

Out of this world: Rowe’s sends Cornish pasty into space

Cornwall-based bakery Rowe’s has claimed to be the first business to send a Cornish pasty into space.

Dominique Ansel rolls out autumnal pastries at London bakery

Dominique Ansel’s DAB London Bakery has unveiled two new seasonal pastries.

Brioche Pasquier opens second UK production line

French bakery and patisserie producer Brioche Pasquier has unveiled a second production line at its site in Milton Keynes.

Gallery: More from National Cupcake Week 2017

National Cupcake Week has taken social media by storm, with thousands of Tweets from charities, supermarkets, independent bakeries and even home bakers.

BKD to pitch on Dragons’ Den this Sunday

Children’s baking company BKD is to appear on Dragons’ Den this Sunday (24 September).

Speciality Breads introduces Chia Seed range

Margate-based Speciality Breads has rolled out new chia seed-based rustic rolls and glazed brioches to tap into the health food trend.

National Free From Week: what is your favourite free-from brand?

Free-from brand Too Good To Be Gluten Free is searching for the UK’s favourite free-from brands as part of National Free From Week (26 September – 2 October).

Bakery suppliers to publish food waste data in Tesco partnership

Allied Bakeries, Samworth Brothers and Greencore are among a group of suppliers to publish food waste data in a ground-breaking deal with supermarket giant Tesco.

Dr Oetker launches Bake in the Box range

Home baking brand Dr Oetker has launched a three-strong range of Bake in the Box Loaf Cake Mixes. 

Rise in seeded bread prompts new CSM bread mixes

CSM Bakery Solutions has launched a new range of seeded bread mixes.

Real Good Food secures further debt facility

Shareholders in Haydens and Renshaw owner Real Good Food have agreed to give the business a £4m short-term debt facility.

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