Neill Hastie who retired from Greggs after almost 30 years, has set up a consultancy for the baking industry. His specialities are ingredients through NPD, production, engineering, building, risk and overall project management. Contact him on 0191 378 1871 or email: email@example.com
The Dorman Museum in Middlesbrough is now home to a second Nana-Tom’s outlet, to be run by coffee-loving family, the Thompsons. The first café is located at Captain Cook’s Birthplace Museum, serving premium coffee, lunchtime meals, cakes, and a range of other sweet bakery goods.
Sausage rolls adapted
After research into the taste preferences of its sausage roll brand, savoury pastry brand Pork Farms has launched a four-pack version of its Big Hit sausage roll (stronger recipe) and a four-pack Bowyers recipe (lighter) sausage roll. Both packs will be available from Tesco and Asda from 10 September on promotion.
Juice brand Tropicana is launching a new tropical Pineapple and Guava flavour, to add to its 100% not-from-concentrate Tropicana Pure Premium range. It has been designed to increase consumer choice and drive sales outside the breakfast drink market.
Cooper’s Coffee has secured a deal with The Miniature Bakery to distribute its premium bakery products into UK coffee shops. The Miniature Bakery’s cakes, biscuits and chocolate are already stocked in shops such as Selfridges, Harrods and Harvey Nichols, but the firm hopes the agreement with Huddersfield-based Cooper’s will help it gain listings in cafés.