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Deadline extended for Christmas Stars 2017 entries

We have extended the entry deadline for the 2017 Christmas Stars competition – giving businesses one more week to show off their festive creations.

Burton’s eyes sharing occasions with Crisp ‘n’ Fin

Burton’s Biscuit Company is targeting the sharing market with the launch of Crisp ‘n’ Fin, an extension to its Fish ‘n’ Chips range.

Finsbury boss: ‘Business environment isn’t going to get any easier’

Finsbury Food Group – which last month announced plans to close its Grain D'Or bakery in London – has said its focus on driving efficiency and scale has helped it weather challenging market conditions.

Stacey’s Bakery unveils ‘Ay Up Me Duck’ cake

Stacey’s Bakery is developing a biscuit-based cake named after a Derbyshire greeting.

Schär launches seven new products into UK supermarkets

Gluten-free brand Schär has unveiled seven new products including gluten-free flour and gluten-free waffles, which will be rolled out into UK supermarkets.

Pladis renames R&D centre after biscuit figurehead

Pladis has renamed its research and development (R&D) centre in High Wycombe after Lord Hector Laing, the long-time chairman of United Biscuits, and the grandson of Alexander Grant, who first produced the Digestive biscuit at McVitie’s.

What do you call a bread roll? Map reveals regional differences

GlobeHunters has unveiled a map to put an end to The Great British Bread debate, revealing the regional names for a bread roll. 

Bristol-based Pinkmans Bakery and 19 jobs saved in pre-pack deal

Pinkmans Bakery in Bristol has been rescued out of administration in a pre-pack deal.

Fipronil contamination: Pidy profiteroles withdrawn from sale

Pidy has taken action to ensure its egg supply chain is free from fipronil contamination – including the use of new suppliers – following the discovery of “very small amounts” of the insecticide in three batches of its profiteroles.

Puratos UK rolls out new website

Puratos UK has become the first country in the Puratos Group to launch its new website.

Stevia use in global bakery NPD rises 15%

Global launches of baked goods made with stevia increased 15% in the second quarter of 2017 compared to 2016, according to new research.

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Consultancies BakeTran and BakeryLogic join forces

International bakery consultancies BakeTran and BakeryLogic have announced plans to collaborate.

Real Good Food vows to shake up financial reporting

Haydens and Renshaw owner Real Good Food has said it is committed to improving its corporate governance and reporting after failing to fully report details of payments made to directors.

Lotus Biscoff targets food manufacturers with new Crumble range

Lotus Biscoff has launched a ‘Crumble’ version of its biscuit for use as a cake base or topping.

Chevler adds stylish pattern to cupcake case range

Welsh baking case manufacturer Chevler has expanded its Vogue range with patterned cupcake cases. 

Asda releases '70s board-game inspired cake

Asda has launched a board-game inspired cake, less than a week after board game biscuits featured on The Great British Bake Off

Can you eat a doughnut without licking your lips?

Morrisons has challenged consumers to eat one of its jam doughnuts – without licking their lips.

Délifrance unveils Christmas range

European bakery supplier Délifrance has unveiled its four-strong Christmas range, including a panettone and boule.

Speciality Breads strengthens brioche range

Margate-based Speciality Breads has bolstered its brioche range with an edition initially targeted at the Christmas season.

Flo, who said goodbye to the Bake Off tent

Great British Bake Off Blog: Episode Three

It’s bread week on Bake Off and there’s not a gluten-free loaf in sight! I am ecstatic. There is, however, a rather phallic-looking snail, an adorable baby dragon and a wise old bread owl.

Pastry firm challenges students to revamp the vol-au-vent

Belgian-based ‘ready-to-fill’ pastry manufacturer Pidy is launching a new challenge aimed at catering and hospitality students within the UK.

CSM rolls out American sweet bakery mixes range

CSM Bakery Solutions has launched a new range of American sweet bakery mixes, including muffins, brownies and doughnuts.

Synergy selects Carrs Foods as BIA selfie competition winner

Carrs Foods has won the Baking Industry Awards selfie competition, as flavouring specialist Synergy revealed on its Twitter page.

AB Mauri appoints Hannah Parry as R&D technologist

AB Mauri has appointed Hannah Parry as its research and development (R&D) technologist.

Mars introduces baked cookies trio

Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats has rolled out three new cookie variants across its Bounty, Galaxy and M&M’s brands.

Dawn Foods kicks off Halloween campaign

Dawn Foods has kicked off its Halloween campaign to help bakers tap into the spooky season.

ABF: Ingredients in growth but bread under pressure

Allied Bakeries has been hit by “significant margin decline” as a result of low prices and cost pressure, according to parent company Associated British Foods (ABF).

Orchard Valley Foods and Candeco merge

Orchard Valley Foods has merged with Swedish decorations manufacturer Candeco Confektyr AB.

New York Bakery Co unveils biggest campaign to date

New York Bakery Co has unveiled what it claims to be its “biggest campaign since it was founded in the 1990’s”.

Only one week left to enter Christmas Stars 2017

There’s only one week left to enter the 2017 Christmas Stars competition – the ideal way to make your products stand out in the festive crowd.

Patisserie Valerie to open new site in Worthing

Patisserie Valerie is to open a new site in Worthing later this year.

VIDEO: Baking Industry Award winners on their success

British Baker held its annual Baking Industry Awards at the Hilton Park Lane, London this week and, during the evening we caught up with the winners of each category.

Bako Select reassures customers over fipronil

Bako Select has taken action to reassure customers following a number of cake mix withdrawals in the wake of the fipronil contamination scandal.

Puratos UK appoints Julia Darvill as new general manager

Bakery supplier Puratos has appointed Julia Darvill as UK general manager.

Bells launches dedicated pastry supply division

Bells Food Group has created a new arm of the business dedicated to the manufacture and supply of pastry.

Cake Angels set to re-ignite home baking with brand revamp

Banbury-based decorations supplier Cake Angels has unveiled new branding that it claims will “blaze a new trail in home baking”.

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Baking Industry Awards: The Craft Business Award

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Baking Industry Awards: Supermarket Bakery Business of the Year

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Baking Industry Awards: Speciality Bread Product of the Year

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Baking Industry Awards: Outstanding Contribution to the Baking Industry

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Baking Industry Awards: Free-From Bakery Product of the Year

 

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Magnificent Eleven: the 2017 Baking Industry Awards winners revealed!

The great and the good of the UK bakery world gathered at the London Hilton on Park Lane last night (6 September) for the biggest hoedown this ol’ industry has to offer.

Baking Industry Awards: Baker of the Year

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Great British Bake Blog: Episode Two

Following a strong start from most contestants last week it seemed inevitable that, in week two, some would crumble… Yes, it was biscuit week.

Greencore fined £1m after death at cake factory

Greencore has been fined £1m after a worker died at its cake and desserts factory in Hull.

Nestlé combines KitKat and cheesecake in Chunky NPD

Nestlé has unveiled a new KitKat Chunky bar inspired by New York cheesecake.

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