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Brace’s Bakery unveils ‘Welsh Legends’ range

Brace’s Bakery has launched new range of bloomers and batch loaves called Welsh Legends.

Pidy adds chocolate waffle basket to UK portfolio

Pidy, the ready-to-fill pastry manufacturer, has unveiled a chocolate waffle basket ahead of Easter.

Addo promotes Deborah Bolton to CEO

Deborah Bolton has been named as Addo Food Group’s new chief executive officer.

Redblack Software creates delivery app for bakers

RedBlack Software has created a cloud-based mobile delivery management app to help wholesale bakers simplify operations, reduce paper and data re-entry.

Lottie Shaw’s gains first national supermarket listing

Yorkshire bakery Lottie Shaw’s has gained listings at Sainsbury’s for its Yorkshire Parkin cake.

40 years service: (L-R) Steve Clarke, Segundo Verdusojo, Mike Roberts, Mark Lyons and Dave Clarke
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Roberts staff celebrate over 1000 years’ joint service

Fifty-six long-serving employees at Roberts Bakery are celebrating more than 1000 years’ joint service.

Are supermarkets treating bakers fairly, asks GCA

Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon is urging bakery suppliers to say whether major groceries retailers are treating them fairly.

Cargill launches new cocoa powder for bakers

Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate has unveiled a new cocoa powder designed specifically for bakers.

No-deal 'catastrophe' fears for British wheat exports

A no-deal Brexit could have a catastrophic impact on wheat exports, millers have warned.

Bridor adds Breton cake-inspired Breizh’N’Roll

French bakery manufacturer Bridor has launched Breizh’n’Roll.

Délifrance launches filled Madeleines into UK market

Délifrance UK has expanded its range with a filled and shaped selection of Madeleines.

Lantmännen Unibake UK appoints head of technical

Lantmännen Unibake has appointed Dr Stefania Cuffari as head of technical.

Mono Equipment to run free chocolate workshop

Mono Equipment has organised a free Chocolate Made Easy workshop at Priestley Bakers in Slough.

Feeling the love: more Valentine’s bakery NPD

Bakers and food manufacturers are giving consumers the chance to spread the love in a host of ways including doughnuts, biscuits and Yorkshire puds (yes, you read that right).

Yorkshire Baker founder launches new pastry brand

Gill Ridgard, founder of Yorkshire Baker, has launched new pastries business The Original Baker.

Cake Décor appoints UK sales manager for B2B

Cake Décor has appointed Paul Parkinson as UK sales manager for business to business. 

Finsbury Food Group invests £1m in Kara plant

Finsbury Food Group has boosted efficiency and capacity at its Kara foodservice facility in Manchester with a £1m investment.

Burton’s acquires premium supplier Thomas Fudge’s

Burton’s Biscuit Co is to boost its presence in the premium biscuit market with the acquisition of Thomas Fudge’s.

Brook makes first charity donation for anniversary

Brook Food Processing Equipment is marking its 25th anniversary this year by making 12 charitable donations.

Burton’s rolls out Cathedral City Crumbly Bites

Burton’s Biscuit Company has expanded its Cathedral City range with Cathedral City Crumbly Bites.

Aryzta unveils Otis cracked egg muffin for Easter

Aryzta Food Solutions has launched a Cracked Egg Muffin under its Otis sweet bakery brand.

British Bakels promotes Hayley Calthorpe to MD

Bakery ingredients manufacturer British Bakels has appointed Hayley Calthorpe as managing director.

Tromp and Den Boer to integrate under AMF

Tromp Group and Den Boer Baking Systems are to be integrated under AMF Bakery Systems.

Retailers unveil bakery NPD for Valentine's Day 2019

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and food manufacturers and bakers are set to stock shelves and adorn counters with seasonal NPD to tempt loved-up consumers. British Baker rounds up the new launches.

Gluten-free ingredient research receives funding

A project to improve the ingredients used in gluten-free bread has secured a funding boost.

Autism charity bakery is now open for business

A commercial bakery that will train and employ young people with severe autism has opened for business.

Pan’Artisan launches gluten-free dough pucks

Pan’Artisan has added a selection of gluten-free products to its range of frozen doughs.

Pladis expands McVitie’s line-up with new flavours

Pladis has added new flavours to four of the lines in its Mcvitie’s portfolio.

Greencore food-to-go sales rise 6.4% in Q1

Greencore has stated that 2019 has got off to an “encouraging start”, with strong sales in its food-to-go operations.

Is Tesco set to overhaul its in-store bakery operation?

Tesco is set to shake-up its in-store bakeries as part of a major overhaul of its fresh foods operation, according to newspaper reports.

Birds revives classic bakes for 100th anniversary

In celebration of its 100th year, Birds Bakery is reviving an old favourite each month.

Dusty Knuckle to open dedicated bakery school

Dalston-based The Dusty Knuckle Bakery is to open a dedicated bakery school next month.

Consultation on sandwich allergen labelling launched

A consultation - which includes a proposal of making full ingredient listing mandatory on food prepared in shops – has been launched by the government.

The Artisan Bakery partners with milk delivery service

West London baker The Artisan Bakery has teamed up with milk delivery service Milk & More.

Samworth Brothers set to close Kensey Foods

Samworth Brothers is planning to close Cornwall-based desserts and cakes manufacturer Kensey Foods.

New bakery launches for Veganuary 2019

As the biggest Veganuary to date continues, British Baker rounds up some of the latest launches including new food-to-go and retail products.

AIBI Congress to focus on bakery of the future

Jonathan Warburton and Sir John Timpson are among speakers at an event being billed as the UK’s biggest bakery conference.

Aryzta commercial director Warren Wells joins Macphie

Food ingredients supplier Macphie has appointed Warren Wells as commercial director.

Former SC Johnson & Son COO to lead Pladis

McVitie’s owner Pladis has appointed former SC Johnson & Son chief operating officer Salman Amin as global CEO.

BBF eyes growth after securing £40m funding

Cakes and desserts business BBF is planning to invest in its manufacturing facilities having secured £40m funding from Wells Fargo Capital Finance (WFCF).

Premier Foods plans NPD amid mixed results

Premier Foods revealed it is planning brand extensions and NPD in its Mr Kipling and Cadbury Cake brand ranges in the next two quarters, as it issued its latest trading statement.

AHDB event to look at milling wheat quality

Meeting the specification for baking a quality loaf will be one of the topics of this year’s Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Milling Wheat Conference.

Premier appoints firms to tackle cyber crime threat

Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods has appointed security firms Cybereason and CDW to help protect its business from high-tech crime.

Clarkson has worked at Dawn Foods for 13 years
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Dawn Foods promotes Tim Clarkson to top UK role

Dawn Foods has promoted sales director Tim Clarkson to the role of cluster director for the UK and Ireland.

Urban Eat adds seasonal flavours for the New Year

Food-to-go business Urban Eat has added a pair of seasonal flavours to its range of sandwiches and wraps.

Speciality Breads delists lines to go 100% nut-free

Speciality Breads has made its two bakeries and entire product portfolio 100% nut-free.

Baker Street launches deli rolls and ciabatta loaf

Carrs Foods is adding four new products to its fresher-for-longer Baker Street range this month, tapping the trend for seeded breads.

Aryzta unveils duo of Valentine’s tartelettes

Aryzta Food Solutions has introduced two new indulgent tartelettes inspired by Parisian boulangeries for Valentine’s Day.

Strike action planned at chocolate crumb maker

Four days of strike action are on the cards at chocolate crumb manufacturer Meadow Foods over a 2% pay offer, according to union Unite.

Ulrick & Short unveils Ovaprox V egg replacer

Ingredients manufacturer Ulrick & Short has launched an egg replacer designed for vegan baking.

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