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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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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.

Pre-pack deal saves Sussex cake firm and 150 jobs

Sussex-based handmade cake business More Foods – which supplies retailers including Waitrose and Budgens – has been rescued in a pre-pack deal.

Bako North Western set to take on Tough Mudder course

The Bako North Western Group is set to take on one of Britain’s toughest obstacle courses, Tough Mudder, this weekend (9-10 September).

Asda fined £700k after health inspectors find live mouse on baking tray

Asda has been fined £700,000 after Environmental Health Officers found mice droppings and a live mouse at the bakery in its Bromborough store.

You’ve had dark, milk and white – now Barry Callebaut unveils ruby chocolate

Barry Callebaut has launched ruby chocolate, claiming it is the fourth type after dark, milk and white.

Jestic partners with Edge Ovens for exclusive UK distribution

Jestic Foodservice Equipment has unveiled a new partnership with leading conveyor oven manufacturer Edge Ovens.

Last chance to book your place at the Baking Industry Awards

It’s almost awards time folks! The biggest night in the baking industry calendar is just days away.

Jacob’s rolls out Mini Cheddar Crispy Thins range

Pladis-owned Jacob’s has rolled out thinner and crispier versions of its Mini Cheddars.

Paterson’s Shortbread reaches £100k for MacMillan

Shortbread brand Paterson’s has hit its target of raising £100,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support in a single year.

Sales of Scots baked goods booming in Co-op stores

Bakery products are driving a surge in sales of home-grown food and drink in Scottish Co-op stores.

Tim Hortons steps up UK expansion with three new sites

Canadian café and bakery business Tim Hortons is to open three more sites, in Manchester, Cardiff and Belfast, this year.

Roberts set to shake up wrapped bakery category with radical relaunch

Roberts Bakery has unveiled a radical relaunch, featuring new branding and NPD including gin & tonic-flavoured buns and wrapped bloomer loaves.

Australia’s Doughnut Time to open store in London

Australian doughnut brand Doughnut Time is to open its first UK store, in Shaftesbury Avenue, London next month.

Nottingham bakery donates unsold bread to refugees

Nottingham-based bakery The Bakehouse will donate its unsold bread to the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum (NNRF).

Pukka goes posh as new CEO takes the reins

Pukka Pies has unveiled a premium grocery range as the company’s new CEO, Deborah Ewan, takes the reins.

World Championship Scotch Pie Awards dates revealed

Scottish Bakers has unveiled that its annual World Championship Scotch Pie Awards will held at the Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld on 9 January 2018.

Fipronil scandal: now trade cake mixes are withdrawn

Trade packs of cake mixes from suppliers including Domson and Bako have been withdrawn over fears they may be contaminated with fipronil.

Dr Oetker reveals its “talking bakes” GBBO strategy

Baking ingredients company Dr Oetker unveiled its “talking bakes” marketing campaign for the Channel 4 series of The Great British Bake Off (GBBO).

Revealed: First site of SSP and Paul Hollywood bakery concept Knead

Starbucks and Upper Crust operator SSP is to open a new bakery concept with Paul Hollywood at London’s Euston station.

Premier agrees expanded Cadbury licensing deal with Mondelēz International

Premier Foods has secured an expanded licensing deal with Mondelēz International to produce Cadbury-branded cakes and ambient desserts.

Nairn’s shrugs off ‘shrinkflation’ with 20%-extra cracker range

Nairn’s has added 20% extra fill to its Gluten-Free Wholegrain Crackers range – bucking the so-called ‘shrinkflation’ trend affecting many food manufacturers.

Winter harvest: most of Group 1 wheat meets milling spec

With two-thirds of the harvest complete, reports suggest most Group 1 winter wheat is meeting specification.

Great British Bake Blog: Episode One

Bake Off is back! And, just in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, it’s now on Channel 4 with a fresh line-up of presenters alongside the blue-eyed male judge, Paul Hollywood.

Cocovite manufacturer reassures customers following fipronil egg alert

Cocovite producer Lodewijckx has said customers can be confident its egg products comply with EU fipronil standards.

Baking Industry Awards 2017 – just one week to the big night!

If you haven’t got your tickets for the biggest night in the bakery calendar, don’t leave it a moment longer!

Biscuit fans outraged as Tesco rolls out ‘healthier’ custard creams

Tesco has come under fire after changing the recipe for its own-label custard creams.

White Rabbit secures Sainsbury’s listing for chilled vegan pizza

Gluten-free brand White Rabbit Pizza Co has secured a listing for two of its pizzas at Sainsbury’s, including its chilled vegan pizza.

Prue Leith supports Real Bread Campaign Honest Crust Act

New Bake Off judge Prue Leith has offered her support for the Real Bread Campaign’s Honest Crust Act to protect the provenance of artisan bread.

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