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Ridiculously Rich by Alana unveils commission scheme

The Apprentice winner Alana Spencer has launched a scheme enabling members of the public to sell her cakes for commission.

Roberts unveils 100% recyclable bread packaging

Roberts Bakery is launching packaging for its bloomer range that can be recycled in household kerbside collection bins.

Huffkins bakery secures first export deal in Japan

Cotswolds bakery Huffkins has secured its first export contract, with its fruitcakes, shortbread and branded going on sale in Japan.

Only one in eight Brits are aware of acrylamide

Just 12% of UK consumers are aware of acrylamide, according to a new study.

Baking Industry Awards '18: Baker of the Year

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On the crest of a wave: Winners of 2018 Baking Industry Awards revealed!

Meet the businesses, people and products that made a splash at the 2018 Baking Industry Awards.

New M&M’s Cake Bars rolling out to retailers

Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats has launched new M&M’s Cake Bars. 

Lomond’s Cake brand unveils cocktail cakes

Glasgow bakery Cake, which is owned by fine foods wholesaler Lomond, has launched a range of cocktail-themed goods.

Aryzta expands Otis range with Halloween muffin

In-store bakery specialist Aryzta Food Solutions has expanded it Otis range with a Halloween Muffin.

Finsbury buys free-from bakery business Ultrapharm

Finsbury Food Group has acquired specialist free-from bakery manufacturer Ultrapharm, which supplies Finsbury’s Lightbody Europe business.

Signature Flatbreads is example of Brexit growth opportunity, says Truss

Signature Flatbreads is an example of the entrepreneurial spirit that will make Brexit a success, according to chief secretary to the treasury Liz Truss.

Border Biscuits appoints marketing manager

Biscuit manufacturer Border Biscuits has appointed Suzie Carlaw to lead its marketing team in the newly created position of marketing manager. 

Eight Aulds shops remain following further closures

Eighteen Aulds shops have closed in the past month after the family-owned Scottish business placed its retail business into liquidation.

Coca-Cola set to buy Costa in £3.9bn deal

Whitbread is planning to sell its Costa Coffee business to The Coca-Cola Company in a deal worth £3.9bn.

Scottish Bakers welcome new food tourism strategy

A plan to boost food and drink spending by visitors to Scotland has been welcomed by trade association Scottish Bakers.

Hughes Bakery announces Asa Nicholson’s merger

Bradford-based family baker Hughes Bakery is merging with nearby business Asa Nicholson’s.

Coeliac disease diagnosis rate rises to 30% in the UK

Coeliac UK has announced that diagnosis of coeliac disease in the UK has risen from 24% to 30%.

Ginsters’ first-ever pasty store to open in Newbury

Ginsters of Cornwall has announced the opening of its first Ginsters Pasty Store, in Newbury, Berkshire.

Great British Bake Blog 2018: Episode One

Has the world gone topsy turvy? Biscuits in week one of Bake Off? This is madness.

Pidy adds new flavour to frozen sponge sheets

Ready-to-fill pastry manufacturer Pidy has expanded its Technipat frozen sponge sheets range with a new flavour.

Ben & Jerry’s introduces ice cream bagels

Ben & Jerry’s is tapping into the ice cream sandwich craze with its latest creation – Ice-Ice Bagels.

Warrens crowns Young Budding Baker of the Year

Warrens Bakery has named a 17-year-old from Chichester as its first ever Young Budding Baker of the Year.

Lidl launches charitable bakery pop-up in Ireland

Lidl Ireland has launched a pop-up bakery in aid of its charity partner Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health.

Social enterprise bakery opens in Nuneaton

A new artisan bakery in Nuneaton has opened its doors to the public and given young people the chance to make a fresh start.

Colin the Caterpillar gets a Macmillan makeover

Marks & Spencer’s Colin the Caterpillar has been given a makeover to help raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ event on Friday 28 September.  

The Cornish Bakery on business awards shortlist

The Cornish Bakery has been shortlisted for Employer of the Year in The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards. 

London restaurateurs to open bakery restaurant

A bakery/restaurant hybrid is to be opened by restaurateurs Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim and David Gingell next month.

L-r: Craig Higgins, Robin Jones and Emma Thomas from Village Bakery
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Village Bakery secures Spar supply deal

Wrexham-based Village Bakery has struck a deal to supply Spar stores in north Wales with its gluten-free range.

No-deal Brexit is ‘grisly prospect’, warns FDF

The Food & Drink Federation has said government advice for businesses on a no-deal Brexit will have frightened many small and medium food businesses.

Bakers gear up for sixth sourdough September

Bakers across the UK and Ireland are getting ready for the sixth annual Sourdough September – a celebration of the floury fermentation that includes classes, giveaways and more.

Head baker Ross Buist putting pasties in the oven
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Prima Bakeries secures first exports after record sales

Cornish baker Prima Bakeries has announced its first export deal following record sales this year.

Central Foods becomes Living Wage Employer

Frozen food distributor Central Foods has officially become a Living Wage Employer.

Bakery technologist makes shortlist for science award

Amy Jackson, bakery technologist at Tate & Lyle PLC (Tate & Lyle), has been named as one of five contenders for Food Scientist of the Year in the UK Food and Drink Federation Awards 2018.

Genius extends range with beetroot and kale wraps

Gluten-free bakery company Genius has unveiled a duo of brightly-coloured NPD, Fibre Fest Beetroot Wraps and Fibre Fest Kale Wraps.

Ulma Packaging appoints new business manager

Ulma Packaging UK has named James Couldwell as business manager for the south of England, following two years of service with the packaging machinery provider. 

Pladis and IPP form sustainable partnership

McVitie’s owner Pladis UK & Ireland and pallets supplier IPP have teamed up in a bid to reduce environmental impact across the supply chain.

Great British Bake Off 2018: meet the contestants

The Great British Bake Off is back! Noel, Sandi, Prue and Paul are to return to the nation’s screens on Tuesday 28 August and they’re bringing with them a dozen fresh faces.

Lancaster wholesale bakery secures £250,000 funding

A new wholesale bakery business has launched in Lancaster and has its sights set on a £1m turnover target.

Genesis Crafty is sold in pre-pack deal to Tayto boss

Northern Irish firm McErlain’s Bakery – producer of the Genesis Crafty range and own-label cakes and breads – has been sold as a private investment to the boss of snacks supplier Tayto Group.

Südzucker and DouxMatok to market 'breakthrough' sugar reduction system

Sugar supplier Südzucker has formed a partnership to market a system claimed to reduce the sugar content in products by up to 40%

St John Bakery to open first permanent site in London

St John Bakery is to open a permanent site in London’s Seven Dials following the success of two pop-up ventures.

Chevler gains backing from Welsh development bank

Baking cases and muffin wraps manufacturer Chevler has secured funding from the Development Bank of Wales.

Asda rolls out own-brand fibre bars

Asda has unveiled a duo of own-label Fibre Bars, which boast five grams of fibre per serving.

Bakeries at centre of PX+ hospitality festival

London’s Brickhouse Bakery and E5 Bakehouse are among the UK talent joining a host of international bakers at the first ever PX+ festival next weekend (24-27 August).

Pukka launches search for UK's Ultimate Pie Fan

Pukka Pies, which celebrates its 55th birthday this year, is launching a nationwide search for the UK’s biggest pie fan.

What does wheat genome decoding mean for bakers?

Scientists have unlocked the genetic code of bread wheat, a breakthrough that could result in more consistent dough and longer shelf lives for baked goods.

Dawn Foods launches range of Layer Cake Mixes

Dawn Foods has launched a range of American Style Layer Cake Mixes, available in three flavours.

School of Wok rolls out Bao Bun Kits

Cookery school and Asian cooking brand School of Wok is launching into grocery retail with bao bun kits.

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