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Patisserie Valerie products go on sale at Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury’s is selling Patisserie Valerie products on its patisserie counters under a new trial partnership.

Bakeries to feature in C4 Extreme Cake Maker TV series

Peboryon Bakery and The Gourmet Cake Company are among businesses to feature in new Channel 4 series Extreme Cake Makers.

Premier Foods secures long-term contract with XPO Logistics

Premier Foods has secured a long-term contract with XPO Logistics that will cover inbound transport, warehousing and outbound distribution to customers throughout the UK.

Pret A Manger set to reach 500 shops worldwide

Pret A Manger has set a target to open its 500th shop worldwide in the next 12 months as it announced its financial results for the 52 weeks to 29 December 2016.

Walkers Shortbread granted Royal Warrant Appointment by The Queen

Walkers Shortbread has been granted a Royal Warrant of Appointment from The Queen for the supply of shortbread to the Royal Household.

Topping unveils Gourmet and Speciality frozen pie ranges

Yorkshire-based family bakery The Topping Pie Company has unveiled new Gourmet and Speciality baked frozen pie ranges, as well as a selection of unbaked frozen products.

Tromp Group appoints UK sales manager

Tromp Group, a producer for turnkey projects within the baking industry, has appointed David Rowland as the sales manager for the UK and Ireland.

Bahlsen launches national TV campaign for biscuits

Biscuit brand Bahlsen has announced the launch of a new national TV campaign for its Pick Up! biscuit bars, with an investment of £2m.

SOFHT offers training course for bakers on food allergen management

The Society of Food Hygiene & Technology (SOFHT) has launched a new training course to give bakers an up-to-date insight into food allergen management and practical instruction in risk assessment.

Elephant pretzels make UK debut with Innovative Bites

Snack manufacturer Innovative Bites has added the Elephant pretzels brand to its healthy snack range, in what it claims is a UK first.

Just days left to enter the Baking Industry Awards, pard’ners!

Giddy-up there, y’all – the deadline for the Baking Industry Awards is fast approaching and we don’t want you to be left in the dust.

Gluten-free Mr Kipling cake launched by Premier Foods

Premier Foods-owned Mr Kipling has rolled out a wheat and gluten-free loaf cake range nationally.

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Haydens Bakery announces multi-million pound investment

Wiltshire-based business Haydens Bakery has embarked on a multi-million pound investment plan.

Raynor Foods launches 10 new products

Wholesale sandwich supplier Raynor Foods has unveiled 10 new products.

Roberts Bakery baker to tackle Toughest Mudder for Cotswold House

Roberts Bakery baker Stuart Brotherton will be competing in the Toughest Mudder event at Belvoir Castle, Midlands on 13 May 2017.

Nestlé axing UK jobs as Blue Riband production shifts to Europe

Nestlé UK is set to axe almost 300 jobs in a shake-up that includes shifting Blue Riband wafer production to Poland.

Hobbs House Bakery named Farm Shop & Deli Awards baker of the year

Hobbs House Bakery has been declared Baker of the Year in the 2017 Farm Shop & Deli Awards.

Warrens Bakery launches healthy delivery mobile app at Derriford hospital

Cornish business Warrens Bakery has launched a healthy menu delivery app for Plymouth-based Derriford Hospital to offer support to the medical team and staff.

Two new flavours for McVitie’s Digestives Caramel range

McVitie’s has announced it will be extending its McVitie’s Digestives Caramel range with two new flavours – Banoffee Caramel and Coffee Caramel.

Paterson’s fundraises over £75k for charity

West Lothian-based shortbread maker Paterson’s has fundraised more than £75,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Longest-serving Roberts Bakery employee retires

Northwich-based business Roberts Bakery’s logistics co-ordinator Mike Dutton has retired following a 53-year career at the firm.

Seasons Bakery Beetroot Multiseed Sourdough named Britain’s Best Loaf

A Beetroot Multiseed Sourdough loaf produced by Seasons Bakery has been declared Britain’s Best Loaf 2017.

New Tesco deal for Henllan Bakery

North Wales-based Henllan Bakery has signed a new deal with Tesco to stock six breads and four morning goods.

New poster campaign for Ginsters

Samworth Brothers-owned pastry brand Ginsters is to launch a new poster campaign, designed to raise awareness of the brand’s focus on quality and local sourcing.

Pastry chef named Young Chef of the Year

Emily Milne, 20, from Leasowe, has won the Young Chef of the Year accolade at the Wirral Tourism Awards.

New pack format for Cathedral City Baked Bites

Burton’s Biscuit Company has announced a design refresh and the launch of a sharing format for its Cathedral City Baked Bites.

Greggs set to open Inverurie outlet

High street bakery chain Greggs has unveiled plans to open up a new outlet in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, British Baker can confirm.

New Cheesecake Pieces from Pecan Deluxe

North Yorkshire ingredients manufacturer Pecan Deluxe Candy has launched Cheesecake Pieces targeted at the bakery and dessert sectors.

Family bakery Endacotts under new ownership

Devon-based WT Endacott, which has been owned by the same family since it was founded in 1885, has been sold.

Asian-inspired bakery opens in Beeston

A bakery specialising in Asian-inspired breads, biscuits and cakes has opened in Beeston, Nottingham.

Paul Hollywood to star in new TV series A Baker’s Life

The Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood is to be the focus of a new baking series on Channel 4.

Ursa Minor Bakehouse backed to spread message on artisan techniques

Northern Irish sourdough specialist Ursa Minor Bakehouse has won international backing to set up a working expo to spread the message about artisan breads.

Warburtons set to close Giles Foods bakery in Milton Keynes

Warburtons plans to close its Giles Foods bakery in Milton Keynes, with the potential loss of almost 220 jobs, British Baker can reveal.

Dominique Ansel creates St George’s Day pastry

Exclusive to his London bakery, Cronut inventor and pastry chef Dominique Ansel has created a limited-edition St George’s Day pastry.

Pork Farms owner Addo Food Group sold

Pork Farms and Wall’s supplier Addo Food Group has been sold in a deal backed by private equity firm LDC.

Study reveals ‘poor offering’ in Irish gluten-free bakery

Bakery in Ireland has been identified as having a “poor offering” in gluten-free, according to shopper research by Irish food organisation Bord Bía.

BFree partners with e-commerce channel to expand US distribution

Dublin-based bakery BFree has set up a partnership with e-commerce site GlutenFreeMall.com to expand its distribution in the US market.

REVEALED: Top 10 best places in the UK to open a bakery

A new study claims to have identified the 10 best places for bakers to open up shop in the UK. 

Brexit is ‘unique opportunity’ to update bread labelling laws, say campaigners

The Real Bread Campaign has renewed its call for updated and improved loaf labelling and marketing legislation in a letter to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

Can you name the most searched-for recipes of 2016?

It was a year when sugar, salt and gluten made many a headline, but which baking recipes were most searched-for online in 2016?

Weak sterling and high sugar prices drive 19% ABF revenue hike

Allied Bakeries owner Associated British Foods (ABF) has reported 19% year-on-year growth in revenue to £7.3bn in the first half of its financial year.

Bakery packaging supplier Pulse Flexible Packaging to lose 150 jobs

Pulse Flexible Packaging, which supplies businesses including Walkers Shortbread and Samworth Brothers, is to start production again after entering administration earlier this month.

Warburtons van designed by schoolchildren

Lucas and Kye from Charfield Primary School in Gloucestershire have won a competition to decorate a Warburtons van.

Bakkavor set to employ 100 new staff at Lincolnshire factory

Fresh prepared foods manufacturer Bakkavor is set to hire 100 new members of staff at its factory in Bourne, Lincolnshire.

House of Flavours appoints Dave Twiss new MD

Food flavouring and ingredients manufacturer House of Flavours has appointed Dave Twiss as managing director.

Hill Biscuits in management buyout

Private equity investor LDC has backed a management buyout of Manchester-based Hill Biscuits.

Birds Bakery begins work on new site in Stretton

Birds Bakery has begun work to build a new shop in Stretton, Staffordshire in response to customer demand from the local area.

Real Bread Campaign launches 'I Love Gluten' t-shirts and aprons

To coincide with Real Bread Week (6-14 May), Balcony Shirts is producing limited-edition ‘I Love Gluten’ aprons and t-shirts.

Bells of Lazonby ordered to pay £70k fine over injuries

Gluten-free bakery Bells of Lazonby has been ordered to pay more than £70k following two workers suffering hand injuries while operating machinery.

Festival dedicated to sandwiches set to launch in London

A one-day festival created to celebrate sandwiches is being launched in Hackney, London on 20 May 2017.

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