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Coopland & Son fined £160k for flour dust offence

East Yorkshire bakery business Coopland & Son has been fined almost £160,000 after exposing its staff to flour dust.

Christmas 2018: bakery NPD for the festive season

Only 12 more sleeps until Christmas! But that doesn’t mean bakeries are finished for the festive season. There’s a host of NPD yet to be explored.

Costa to flag up meat content of festive toastie

Costa Coffee is to highlight the meat content of its Ultimate Christmas Toastie after coming under fire for failing to mention turkey or bacon on the front of its pack.

Former Sainsbury’s chief Justin King joins M&S board

Justin King, who was chief executive of Sainsbury’s for more than 10 years, is to join the board of Marks & Spencer as a non-executive director.

Revealed: tips for growing your tea trade in 2019

Wellness, sustainability and experience are top tea trends for the year ahead, according to a report commissioned by National Tea Day.

Morrisons offers complete Christmas dinner in a pasty

Morrisons has unveiled a Christmas dinner pasty that contains a starter, main course and dessert.

Walkers launches crisp packet recycling scheme

Walkers has launched a nationwide recycling scheme for crisp packets.

Essex Bakery gets £160k revamp and adds café

Blackberry Bakery in Stanway, Essex, has invested around £160,000 in a revamp of its premises.

Pladis seeks increase in biscuit wrapper recycling

McVitie’s owner Pladis has unveiled a three-pronged strategy to help improve the recyclability of its packaging, including extending its partnership with recycling firm TerraCycle.

Ginsters expands bite-size range with rolls and pasties

Ginsters of Cornwall has added to its range of bite-sized savoury snacks with mini Cornish pasties and sausage rolls.

McVitie’s adds Jaffa Cakes variant to Nibbles line-up

Pladis is expanding its McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes brand with the launch of Jaffa Cakes Nibbles.

Have you downloaded your Bakery Market Report yet?

British Baker’s Bakery Market Report is a unique snapshot of Britain’s retail bakery market, offering details of the ‘BB75’ – the country’s 75 largest bakery-focused operators – and much, much more.

Patisserie Holdings names interim financial officer

Patisserie Valerie owner Patisserie Holdings has appointed Nick Perrin as interim chief financial officer.

Mission adds Disney Kitchen wraps for kids

Mission Deli has extended the Disney Kitchen licensed product range with fruit and vegetable wraps.

Pret A Manger rolls out ingredients labelling pilot

Pret A Manger has revealed details of the ingredient labelling scheme being introduced following the death of a teenage customer.

Greggs launches Christmas gifts and wrapping service

Greggs has launched a limited-edition range of Christmas gifts, including a jumper, socks and a phone case.

Greencore eyes ‘significant’ UK growth opportunities

Food-to-go giant Greencore has set its sights on “significant” growth through expansion and acquisition in the UK following the disposal of its US division.

Five out-of-home food and drink trends for 2019

Stay-at-home consumers, alternative diets and simpler menus have been tipped to drive the foodservice market.

Biscuits and tea help boost Fortnum & Mason sales

British biscuits and loose leaf tea have helped drive the sixth successive year of double-digit sales growth at Fortnum & Mason.

Crosstown Doughnuts unveils Greenwich store

Crosstown Doughnuts has opened its ninth permanent store in London.

Early mince pie spend up £1m compared to last year

Christmas has come early, with more consumers than ever tucking into festive bakery treats well ahead of the big day.

FSA reassures bakers over selling well-fired bread

Bakers can sell well-fired loaves as long as they follow acrylamide mitigation steps, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has stated.

Auntie Anne’s to open first store in Manchester

Pennsylvanian bakery company Auntie Anne’s is to open a store in Manchester’s Arndale centre on Monday (3 December).

300-year-old KC Bakery sold to local couple

A Northamptonshire bakery established more than 300 years ago has been acquired by a local couple.

Greggs expecting full-year profit before tax of £86m

Greggs is expecting to make a full-year profit of £86m following strong trading in October and November.

Cake Box revenue and profits rise more than 40%

Sales at egg-free cake supplier Cake Box – which this year listed on AIM – have risen 44% year on year to £8.3m in the six months to 30 September.

Bakers team up with Beer52 for exclusive craft brews

London eateries, including bakery Lily Vanilli and Cantonese bun restaurant Bun House, have collaborated with craft beer company Beer52 to launch an exclusive range of brews.

Carrs Foods launches Paul Hollywood sourdough rolls

Carrs Foods has extended its Paul Hollywood ready-to-bake range with a sourdough roll and secured nationwide listings in Sainsbury’s.

Allied Bakeries overhauls Burgen brand

Allied Bakeries is hoping to “breathe new life” into its Burgen brand with a major revamp, including a packaging overhaul and celebrity partnerships.

Aunt Bessie’s rolls out Yorkshire pudding wraps

Aunt Bessie’s is tapping into demand for Yorkshire pudding wraps with its new frozen Yorkshire Bases.

Revealed: trends shaking up the pizza market

Deep pan, stuffed crust, on the sofa, in a restaurant, gluten-free, vegan, and even meat feast – there’s a million ways to enjoy a pizza.

Carr’s taps ancient grains trend with cracker NPD

Cracker brand Carr’s has tapped demand for ancient grains with two new products containing grains, seeds and herbs.

Warburtons sourdough range rolls out to Morrisons

Warburtons is rolling out its new artisan-style breads to Morrisons stores.

Revealed: bakery food-to-go trends for 2019

Savoury snacking has yet to reach its full potential in bakery despite 4% category growth over the past year, according to Lantmännen Unibake UK.

Gradz to supply free-from goods to Fortnum & Mason

Gradz Bakery is to supply upmarket department store Fortnum & Mason with gluten-free bread, flapjacks and brownies.

Costa under fire over Christmas Toastie labelling

Consumers have rapped Costa for failing to mention meat on the front of packaging for its festive toastie.

Tesco shuts in-store bakery following pest discovery

A Tesco Extra store has closed its in-store bakery for two weeks due to a pest infestation. 

Greggs and Deliveroo team up for London trial

Greggs pastries are now be delivered to Londoners in a trial partnership between the food-to-go business and Deliveroo.

Fortnum & Mason adds tea-infused ‘fancies’ range

Fortnum & Mason has launched two new ranges of fancies, including one infused with its own teas.

Premier cakes business hit by logistics problems

Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods has revealed its cake business has been hit by issues with its new warehousing operation.

Premier Foods chief exec Gavin Darby to step down

Gavin Darby is to step down as boss of Premier Foods less than four months after he saw off a bid to oust him from the role.

Wrights partners with Foodhub for home delivery

Wrights Food Group has launched a home delivery service in partnership with online ordering portal Foodhub.

Christmas preview: festive food-to-go battle begins

Holidays are coming! And soon. Festive adverts are on the TV, Coca-Cola’s Christmas truck is getting ready to tour the country but, most importantly, the Christmas sandwiches have hit the shelves.

Gluten-free prescriptions limited to breads and mixes

Biscuits, cakes and flours will no longer be available on prescription in England in a shake-up of health regulations.

Pure Grain Bread gets Dragons’ Den backing

Pure Grain Bread founder Robert Sak has partnered with TV Dragon Deborah Meaden after appearing on last night’s episode of Dragons’ Den.

Dunn’s Bakery stars in Visa UK Christmas TV advert

Visa’s first Christmas TV advert in the UK features nine real shopkeepers, including Dunn’s Bakery owner Christopher Freeman.

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Pump Street Bakery to open London pop-up shop

Suffolk-based Pump Street Bakery and Pump Street Chocolate are to return to London for their second pop-up shop.

Bakery numbers stagnate as high street suffers

The number of bakery chain stores on Britain’s high streets is stagnating, with a net increase of just two in the first half of 2018.

Mission taps sourdough and grains trends with NPD

Flatbread brand Mission is tapping into demand for sourdough and ancient grains with the launch of two new products.

Supermarkets to review bakery allergen labelling

Asda, Sainsbury’s and Tesco are set to improve allergen labelling across their in-store bakeries.

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