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Real Bread Campaign relaunches loaf mark

The Real Bread Campaign is calling on bakers to market their additive-free loaves with its revamped loaf mark.

Coeliac vaccine enters phase two clinical trials

A vaccine for people with coeliac disease is one step closer, as phase two clinical trials get underway across Australia.

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Ulrick & Short launches fat alternative for pastry

Ulrick & Short has developed a new fat alternative for bakers looking to reduce the calorie content of shortcrust pastry.

Samworth Brothers to buy 2 Sisters sandwich factory

Food manufacturing company Samworth Brothers is to acquire 2 Sisters Food Group’s Manton Wood sandwich business.

Macphie creates vegan-certified cake mixes

Ingredients manufacturer Macphie has unveiled a range of vegan-certified cake and muffin mixes on World Vegan Day (1 November).

Ex-Druckers boss refutes Patisserie Valerie rumours

The former shareholder and chief executive of Druckers has dismissed media reports that he is planning to make an offer or acquire shares in Patisserie Valerie.

FDF sees fall in pre-Brexit business confidence

Business confidence among British food and drink manufacturers has plummeted ahead of Brexit, latest research from the Food and Drink Federation has revealed.

World Vegan Day 2018: NPD to tempt consumers

To celebrate World Vegan Day today (1 November), British Baker looks at how bakers can improve their offering and rounds up some of the vegan bakery innovations from 2018.

Former FSA boss to chair advisory panel at Pret

Pret has appointed a former chief executive of the Food Standards Agency to set up a Food Advisory Panel within the company.

Great British Bake Blog: Episode 10

Do you have any idea how hard it is to avoid spoilers for the Bake Off final?

Portuguese custard tart sales rise 450% in two years

UK shoppers have bought nearly five times the number of Portuguese custard tarts from supermarkets this year than in 2016, according to Lantmännen Unibake UK.

Peggy Porschen to add London flagship in 2019

Cake designer Peggy Porschen is set to unveil a flagship store in the capital next year. 

Budget 2018: here’s what bakers need to know

Bakeries may be left counting the cost of a proposed plastics levy and an increase in national living wage following yesterday’s Autumn Budget 2018 (29 October).

Muffin Break to open new store in Northumberland

Café-bakery chain Muffin Break is to open a new store in Cramlington, Northumberland this week (1 November).

Pukka targets convenience with on-the-go range

Pukka Pies is targeting the convenience market with a range of savoury pastries dedicated to on-the-go eating occasions.

Fox’s expands range with milkshake-inspired biscuits

Fox’s Biscuits has added to its Party brand with the launch of Party Milkshakes.

Cake artist creates bust of Lyle’s competition winner

Cake artist Lara Mason has unveiled a life-size cake of a baking fan who won a competition set by Lyle’s Golden Syrup.

Almost 360 bakery jobs under threat at Asda

Bakery jobs are among almost 2,500 that could be lost at Asda as part of proposals by the retailer.

Peyton and Byrne saved from administration

Artisan bakery and café chain Peyton and Byrne Bakeries has been rescued from administration.

Patisserie Holdings finance director Chris Marsh resigns

Patisserie Holdings has announced that Chris Marsh has resigned from his position as finance director.

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Lecturer to represent UK at World Chocolate Masters

National Bakery School lecturer Barry Johnson is gearing up to represent the UK and Ireland in the final of the World Chocolate Masters Competition.

Italian chain adds ruby choc cheesecake to menu

Zizzi has created a cheesecake made with ruby chocolate.

More bakeries sign pledge to cut out loaf surplus

Almost 20 small bakeries across the country have signed up to the Real Bread Campaign’s No Loaf Lost pledge to reduce surplus loaves.

Halloween 2018: bakeries unveil spooky NPD

As the spookiest night of the year draws near, bakeries across the country are gearing up to terrorise customers with a host of tasty treats.

Asda launches new cheese and chocolate pairing

As sweet and savoury confectionery pairings rise in popularity, Asda has unveiled a Wensleydale cheese with salted caramel and white chocolate as part of its Christmas range.

National Bakery School students visit Synergy HQ

Synergy Flavours welcomed staff and students from the National Bakery School (NBS) to its High Wycombe headquarters this week. 

B&M unveils £1.75 meal deal with sarnie, crisps and drink

Discount retailer B&M has launched a meal deal containing a sandwich, crisps and a drink for just £1.75.

Great British Bake Blog 2018: Episode nine

I like to challenge myself. How many biscuits can I eat in one sitting? How long can I sleep for at the weekends? Can I watch Bake Off in the office without crying?

Patisserie Holdings winding up order dismissed

A winding-up petition against Patisserie Holdings’ trading subsidiary Stonebeach Limited has been dismissed by the courts.

Aryzta adds duo of loaf cakes to vegan range

Aryzta food solutions has unveiled two new vegan bakes ahead of World Vegan Day on 1 November.

Government to launch consultation on mandatory folic acid fortification

A consultation is to be launched next year on mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid.

US/China row having major impact on grain market

Trading difficulties between the US and China, and drought in key growing areas, are having a serious impact on the grain market.

Bea’s of Bloomsbury marks anniversary with modern look and new flagship store

Bea’s of Bloomsbury is marking its 10th anniversary with an updated look, modernised menu and the opening of its new flagship store.

FareShare partners with Samworth's Honest Crust

Food distribution charity FareShare has announced its partnership with recently launched food-to-go brand Honest Crust.

Frankie’s Toasties opens today in Manchester

A new café exclusively serving toasted sandwiches has opened today (22 October) on Manchester’s Portland Street.

Warrens Bakery to acquire and re-open franchise sites

Warrens Bakery has acquired three former franchise stores and is to re-open them as company-managed sites.

Wrights unveils ‘Doughnut of the Month’ winner

A Rocky Road-inspired doughnut created by a member of the public has been rolled out to Wrights’ stores.

Redistributing surplus food saves £51m per year

Redistributing food that would otherwise go to waste saves the UK economy around £51m a year, according to a new study released by charity FareShare.

Handmade Cake Company launches vegan NPD

Wholesale cake manufacturer The Handmade Cake Company has expanded its vegan range with an Orange and Apricot Slice.

Aunt Bessie’s launches melt in the middle puddings

Aunt Bessie’s has introduced a pair of frozen hot desserts designed to cater for large gatherings.

Five lessons we learned at the autumn BSB conference

Dozens of bakers and their suppliers gathered at the Heythrop Park Hotel in Oxfordshire yesterday (18 October) for the British Society of Baking’s autumn conference.

Irwin’s reaches agreement with union over pay

Portadown-based Irwin’s Bakery has come to an agreement with workers over rates of pay.

Pidy reveals plans to grow its presence in the UK

Ready-to-fill pastry manufacturer Pidy has advised customers to stock up in case of Brexit-related shortages – and has unveiled plans to grow its presence in the UK.

Central Foods secures AA BRC accreditation

Frozen food distributor Central Foods has secured AA accreditation in its latest British Retail Consortium (BRC) audit.

Shoppers have already spent £4m on mince pies

Christmas has come early for the supermarkets as shoppers have already splashed out £4.1m on mince pies, an increase of 5.2% compared to a year ago.

One in five shoppers thinks about health when buying on-the-go snacks

Twenty-one percent of consumers say health is a feature they look for when choosing a snack to eat on the go, according to a survey by Carrs Foods.

Wheat imports up 87% year-on-year this summer

Wheat imports almost doubled in July and August compared to the same period last year.

Bad Girl Bakery secures business growth accolade

A Scottish bakery and café that began life as a home-based cake business has won a food and drink business growth award.

Great British Bake Blog: Episode eight

Ok, I’ll just come out and say it: the wrong person went home last night.

Halloween 2018: top trends this fright night

The spookiest night of the year is fast approaching and bakers are whipping up a host of delightful on-trend treats for the occasion.

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