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Real Good Food acquires majority stake in snack bar firm Brighter Foods

Renshaw and Haydens owner Real Good Food has acquired a majority share in snack bar manufacturer Brighter Foods.

Battle Oats secures first listing with Holland & Barrett

Hull-based nutrition brand Battle Oats has secured a deal to supply its products to 300 Holland & Barrett stores across the UK.

Dawn Foods reformulates with range of bakery mixes and bases

Dawn Foods has reformulated its range of American Bakery mixes and bases for its muffins, cookies, crème cake and carrot cake.

New ancient grain sourdough range from NI bakery

Specialist sourdough baker Go Yeast in Northern Ireland has developed a new range of white and wholemeal sourdough breads featuring heritage grains.

Walkers Shortbread unveils innovative 3D range

Walkers Shortbread has announced the introduction of an innovative 3D Carton Miniature Shortbread range.

McVitie’s Nibbles launched in confectionery-style ‘handy packs’

McVitie’s is going head-to-head with confectionery countlines by launching ‘handy packs’ of its Digestive Nibbles.

Alan Clarke to leave Scottish Bakers

The association has today announced that Alan Clarke, who has been chief executive for seven years, will leave Scottish Bakers in June.

Kara unveils two brand new sliced bloomers

Kara, the foodservice brand of the Finsbury Food Group, has launched two new sliced bloomers.

Free-from sales up by a third this year, says Kantar

More than half of Brits have bought a free-from product in the past three months – 3.3 million more shoppers than a year ago.

Bakkavor appoints new technical director

Fresh prepared food manufacturer Bakkavor has announced the appointment of Yvette Sowerby as the company’s new technical director.

Krispy Kreme introduces Hershey’s doughnuts

Doughnut brand Krispy Kreme has partnered with confectionery giant Hershey’s to create two new limited-edition Cookies ‘n’ Creme doughnuts.

Oliver Adams bakery goes bust with 150 redundancies

Northampton-based bakery Oliver Adams has closed its 17 outlets resulting in 150 employee redundancies.

Pladis reveals biscuits purchased by 99% of UK households

Biscuit manufacturer Pladis has announced that biscuits were purchased by 99% of UK households in 2016 despite a sales plunge in overall performance.

Scottish Baker of The Year shortlist announced

Find out which bakeries have won at least a Regional Bronze Award for one of their products – among them is the Scottish Baker of the Year 2017.

Orkla joins UK confectionery ingredients market

Bakery ingredients supplier Orkla Food Ingredients has purchased 85% of the shares in sales and distribution company, Orchard Valley Foods Limited.

Nexus gets new CEO

Denmark-based Nexus, the independent research and innovation centre behind the emulsifiers and stabilisers of Palsgaard, is to welcome a new CEO.

New Meringue Drops from Flower & White

Rainbow-finished Meringue Drops will be a new addition to Flower & White’s award-winning Merangz range, and will be available in May.

EXCLUSIVE: Country Style completes European expansion

In-store bakery supplier Country Style Foods has acquired a bakery plant in Belgium, formerly owned by Belgian bakery business, Le Bon Grain Group.

Chaucer Foods develops range of baked snacks in new partnership

Bread products and freeze-dried foods supplier Chaucer Food Group has announced a partnership with olive oil brand Filippo Berio to develop a new baked snacks range.

Mr Kipling set to launch new Delectable Delights range

Premier Foods-owned Mr Kipling has announced that it is launching the Delectable Delights range as it looks to enter the nibbles and bites sector.

Too Good To Be Gluten Free invests £700k in promotional campaign

Gluten-free brand Too Good To Be Gluten Free has invested £700k in a new promotional campaign that will begin in April 2017.

Ocado launches supplier competition

Online retailer Ocado has announced the return of its nationwide campaign to find “the next big thing in British food and drink”.

BFree scoops top accolades at 2017 FreeFrom Food Awards

Dublin-based bakery BFree has been awarded three top accolades at the 10th anniversary FreeFrom Food Awards for its Sweet Potato Wraps and Stone Baked Pitta Bread.

Greencore launches Chupa Chups celebration cake

Convenience food firm Greencore has launched a Chupa Chups-branded celebration cake.

Schär launches four new products

Gluten-free brand Schär is launching four new bread and biscuit products.

Ulrick & Short launches ‘fat replacer’ starch

Ingredients specialist Ulrick & Short has launched a starch designed to enhance flavour in lower-fat foodstuffs.

Samworth Brothers boss quits

Leicestershire-based Samworth Brothers has announced that its chief executive Alex Knight has stepped down from his post.

Sugar reduction targets: the industry reacts

Specific sugar reduction targets have been published by Public Health England today (30 March). But what does this mean for bakers?

Government announces 2020 cake and biscuit sugar reduction targets

Specific sugar reduction targets - and guidelines on how to achieve them - have been published by the government today (30 March).

WATCH: Bakery businesses feature in IGD skills promotion video

Bakery businesses feature in an employability skills promotional video produced by grocery research organisation IGD.

Brits consume more than 18,000 sandwiches in a lifetime

British consumers will typically eat 18,304 sandwiches in their lifetime, according to a new study.

Dawn Foods launches gluten-free Muffin Mixes

Dawn Foods has expanded its range of dry mixes, bases and concentrates with two gluten-free Muffin Mixes.

Warburtons gets planning permission for Bolton R&D centre

Warburtons has been given the go-ahead to build a research and development (R&D) centre in Bolton.

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