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28 February, 2020

Roberts’ cricket flour bread featured on Blue Peter

Roberts Bakery featured on TV show Blue Peter yesterday (27 February) thanks to the brand’s insect bread.

The fire destroyed two buildings and damaged others
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Fire-ravaged Speedibake factory unlikely to reopen

Speedibake does not plan to rebuild its site in Wakefield that was devastated by fire four weeks ago.

Does simnel cake need a makeover?

A staple for Easter celebrations, the simnel cake is steeped in tradition. British Baker investigates if it is a fruitcake of the past that needs modernising for younger consumers

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Bakkavor says coronavirus is hitting international sales

Bakkavor has announced 1.7% like-for-like growth in group revenue in the past year – but warned the coronavirus outbreak was having a “significant” impact on its international business.

Morrisons offers axed Tesco bakers job interviews

Morrisons is offering Tesco workers at risk of redundancy the chance of interviewing for a job in its own bakeries.

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Tesco bakery shake-up: how industry has reacted

Tesco yesterday (25 February) announced it would axe scratch-baking in 58 stores and reduce it in more than 200 other sites.

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Hovis extends range with sourdough English muffins

Hovis has unveiled a duo of English muffins as it looks to tap into the premium bakery category.

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Rosalind Miller launches white wedding collection

Cake design studio Rosalind Miller Cakes has rolled out a white wedding collection.

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Pukka Pies to invest £5m to boost bakery capacity

Savoury pastry manufacturer Pukka is to invest £5m in its bakery in Syston, Leicestershire, in a move that will “significantly” enhance its manufacturing capacity and capability.

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