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Dates revealed for National Doughnut Week 2019

National Doughnut Week is returning next year from 11–18 May for more fundraising.

Asda rolls out freakshake-inspired Baileys cakes

Finsbury Food Group has unveiled a duo of NPD flavoured with Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur.

Ella’s Kitchen launches frozen muffins for kids

Baby food brand Ella’s Kitchen is moving into the frozen aisle with the launch of its Big Kids range, which includes a duo of frozen muffins.

Great British Bake Blog 2018: Episode four

The Bake Off tent has been invaded by space turtles! No, this isn’t a crossover with Terry Pratchett’s Discworld – it’s Kim-Joy’s showstopper.

Pop-up gin bakery to open in London this weekend

Artisan cake-maker Pearl & Groove has teamed up with mixers brand Fentimans to launch a pop-up bakery in London.

Steve Dawson joins RGF as non-exec director

Renshaw owner Real Good Food (RGF) has appointed Steve Dawson – who helped to turn around the Bahlsen US business – as an independent non-executive director.

Real Bread Campaign to hold anniversary festival

The Real Bread Campaign is to hold a mini-festival featuring five leading bakers to mark its 10th anniversary.

Out of this world! China wins IBA UIBC bakers cup

Zhou Bin and Peng Fudong from China have won the IBA-UIBC-Cup of Bakers with a stunning array of baked goods.

Real Good Food supports Brighter Foods investment

Real Good Food Group, which this month sold Haydens Bakery, says rationalisation and new funding are enabling it to support investment in other parts of its business, such as Brighter Foods.

National Cupcake Week 2018 gets underway

Bakers and cupcake lovers across the country have kicked off celebrations for National Cupcake Week 2018, which runs from 17-23 September.

L-R: Lin Carson, founder of BAKERpedia, and Matthew Jones, founder of Bread Ahead
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BSB reveals speaker line-up for autumn conference

Senior figures from Warrens Bakery, Bread Ahead and Roberts Bakery are among the key speakers at the British Society of Baking’s (BSB's) autumn conference.

Bakkavor Bread to recruit 200 staff at bakery sites

Bakkavor, the fresh prepared food manufacturer, has launched a recruitment drive to find 200 new staff for its bread division.

Finsbury to invest to meet demand for ‘artisan’ bread

Finsbury Food Group is to invest further to meet demand for artisan-style bread – and said it was committed to growing its business through further acquisitions.

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NHS Trust: ‘We do not want to replace Cornish pasties’

Hospital chiefs have insisted they do not want to replace the Cornish pasty – despite suggesting they could be made with filo rather than the traditional pastry.

Lotus and Krispy Kreme release S’mores doughnut

Krispy Kreme has partnered with Lotus Biscoff to create a S’mores doughnut. 

Kara extends teacake range with premium offering

Finsbury Food Group foodservice brand Kara has added a premium option to its fruit teacake range.

Toasties and doughnuts lead Greggs’ autumn menu

Doughnuts, toasties and a limited-edition pumpkin spice latte are among the items featured on Greggs’ autumn 2018 menu.

Mash Direct's Lance Hamilton, Trevor McCrum from Hovis Ireland and LacPatrick Dairies' Brendan Lappin
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Ormo Bakery teams up with NI brands for NPD

Belfast-based Ormo Bakery, which is part of Hovis, has teamed up with two other Northern Irish brands to develop new products.

Freaks of Nature roll out vegan hot puddings

Vegan brand Freaks of Nature has expanded its range with Sticky Toffee and Chocolate Fudge hot puddings.

Macphie managing director Andy Underwood to leave

Scottish food ingredients manufacturer Macphie has announced the departure of managing director Andy Underwood.

Ichibuns launches QR code burger bun

Japanese diner Ichibuns has launched a scannable burger bun featuring a QR code enabling customers to make payments, leave tips and split the bill.

The Cake Crew cupcakes gains national listings

The Cake Crew has secured its first national listings for the Beautifully Crafted cupcake brand in Ocado and Costco.

Allergy fears prevent 60% of young people eating out

Six in 10 young people with food allergies and intolerances have avoided eating out in the past six months because of their condition.

Great British Bake Blog 2018: Episode Three

Barely two minutes into this week’s Bake Off and I’m giggling like a school girl. Why? Because they’re making buns. And, as we learned last week, it’s impossible for me not to giggle at that word.

Pladis set to extend direct biscuit wheat sourcing

McVitie’s owner Pladis is to extend its ‘Back to Farm’ direct wheat sourcing initiative.

Warburtons adds to Toastie range with sourdough loaf

Warburtons has expanded its thick-sliced Toastie range with a sourdough variant.

Ginsters revamps sandwich packaging and adds NPD

Ginsters of Cornwall has overhauled its sandwich range with revamped packaging and new products.

Rich Products to move production to single site

Sweet bakery manufacturer Rich Products UK is to consolidate all production in a new facility at Andover in Hampshire.

Former McDonald’s US chief joins Aryzta board

Aryzta has made new independent board appointments to help turn the business around, and announced that banks have agreed to underwrite plans to raise €800m (£715m) through a new share offer.

Premier Foods staff raise £27,500 for charity Mind

Employees at Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods have raised £27,500 for mental health charity Mind by running and walking along the 22-mile Jurassic Coast in Weymouth.

Will Rhys-Davies with DIFG foodservice controller Chris White
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DIFG secures distribution deal with The Bakeshed

Delicious Ideas Food Group (DIFG) is to distribute The Bakeshed products to contract catering businesses under an exclusive deal.

Christmas preview: bakery brands reveal festive NPD

There are just over 15 weeks until Christmas and the nation’s bakery businesses have begun unveiling their plans for the festive season.

Deadline extended for Christmas Stars entries

We are delighted to give Britain’s bakers one more week to enter the Christmas Stars competition.

Pladis targets lunch market with McVitie’s Club cake

Pladis has extended its McVitie’s Cake range with a new product inspired by its orange Club bars, designed to combine cake, biscuits and chocolate in one treat.

Allied Bakeries ups prices to reduce operating loss

Allied Bakeries is continuing to reduce its losses – and will be looking to mitigate the impact of rising wheat prices.

Frozen vegan pizza gains listings in Tesco

Meat alternative brand Oumph! has gained listings for its frozen Italian-style pizza in 179 Tesco stores across the UK.

AHDB: Brexit will have major impact on UK milling

A ‘what if’ analysis commissioned by the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has shown Brexit will have considerable impact on the UK’s milling industry under a range of trade scenarios.

Video: How it feels to win a Baking Industry Award

On Wednesday 5 September British Baker revealed the 10 companies and individuals to be honoured with a Baking Industry Award 2018.

Dachshund takes lead in Sainsbury's cakes revamp

A trio of animal-themed cakes feature in the relaunch of Sainsbury’s celebration cake range.

Brioche is top bun choice of burger fans, finds survey

Brioche is the first choice of burger fans, according to a new survey conducted for Lantmännen Unibake brand Americana.

Aulds supplies Scotmid stores and independents through its wholesale division
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Aulds to keep its eight remaining stores open

Scottish bakery business Aulds is to retain eight of its stores after last month liquidating its retail division.

Oh what a night! The Baking Industry Awards in pictures

We are delighted to present some of the highlights of the fantastic 2018 Baking Industry Awards dinner and ceremony.

Real Good Food sells Haydens Bakery to Bakkavor Group

Real Good Food has sold the Haydens Bakery business – excluding the Chantilly Patisserie operation – to Bakkavor Group for £12m.

Great British Bake Blog 2018: Episode Two

You can take the innuendos out of Bake Off, but you wouldn’t have much of a show left. It’s no surprise that after a tame, and slightly dull, opening week the filth is back in force.

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