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Higgidy founder Camilla Stephens
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Samworth Brothers buys minority stake in Higgidy

Ginsters’ owner Samworth Brothers has acquired a minority stake in pie company Higgidy – a move that Higgidy said would accelerate its growth.

Harry Gow Bakery named Scottish Baker of the Year

Inverness-based Harry Gow Bakery has become the first business to win the title of Scottish Baker of the Year for the second time.

New grant scheme to help bakers fund equipment

A new grant scheme has been launched to offer bakers in Scotland funding to modernise or buy equipment.

Ulrick & Short expands protein ingredient range

Ulrick & Short has added to its range of protein ingredients.

Roberts rolls out 800g core loaves in paper packaging

Roberts Bakery is launching paper packaging on its core 800g loaf range.

FDF publishes updated gluten labelling guidance

The Food & Drink Federation (FDF) has published updated guidance for food business operators on how to label foods that contain gluten.

Roberts Bakery: rebrand is beginning to deliver results

Roberts Bakery bosses say they are upbeat despite static revenue and a drop in profits.

McVitie’s adds pineapple-flavoured Jaffa Cakes bars

McVitie’s owner Pladis has unveiled limited-edition Jaffa Cakes Pineapple Cake Bars for summer.

Henllan Bakery starts move to more eco-friendly future

Denbighshire-based Henllan Bakery has installed 155 solar panels to the rooves of its bread- and cake-making facilities.

Premier Foods chairman Keith Hamill steps down

Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods – which is currently seeking a chief executive – has now been forced to start the search for a chairman.

Renshaw owner RGF makes further board changes

Real Good Food – owner of Renshaw and Brighter Foods – has made further changes to its board as it continues to improve its corporate governance.

Ginsters unveils premium Cornish Handcrafted range

Ginsters has launched a range of premium pasties developed with the head chef at a Michelin-starred restaurant.

  (Photo: Andy Janes )

Muntons to invest £4.5m in Stowmarket plant

Malted ingredients supplier Muntons is to invest £4.5m in its Stowmarket Suffolk plant to increase its malt extract capacity.

Touchdown: Wrights backs American football team

Wrights Food Group has agreed a two-year shirt sponsorship deal with American Football team Staffordshire Surge.

Fine Lady ordered to pay £180k for water offences

Fine Lady Bakeries has been ordered to pay more than £180,000 after waste material from the business entered the local sewer network.

CSM UK revenue dented by fall in foodservice volumes

Strong competition in the foodservice market contributed to an £11m drop in revenue at bakery supplier CSM UK last year.

R&W Scott accredited as Living Wage Employer

Preserves business R&W Scott, which was sold to its management team by Real Good Food last year, has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.

Aryzta adds limited-edition pink lemonade muffin

Aryzta has launched a pink lemonade flavour muffin under its American sweet bakery brand Otis.

Meg Rivers Artisan Bakery to offer DIY wedding cakes

Meg Rivers Artisan Bakery has launched a range of mail order wedding cakes that give the happy couple the option of a DIY approach.

Haden named Greencore COO following US disposal

Greencore has named Peter Haden as chief operating officer following the disposal of its US operation.

Greencore food-to-go sales up 7% in first half-year

Greencore has reported a strong performance from its food-to-go business in the first half of its financial year – although group revenue declined.

Krispy Kreme adds Lotus Biscoff Banana Kreme Pie

Krispy Kreme has partnered with Lotus Biscoff to create a Banana Kreme Pie doughnut.

Miller Kells launches ‘no time dough’ doughnut mix

Irish milling business Kells has launched a new doughnut mix designed to deliver consistent results.

Bridor adds half-baguettes to Gourmet Breads range

Bridor has added half-baguettes to its Gourmet Breads range.

Samworth Brothers rolls out food-to-go delivery

Samworth Brothers has launched a new food-to-go business and delivery service called Fresh Food For Now Company.

Dickinson & Morris unveils new recipe Pork Pies

Dickinson & Morris has relaunched its Melton Mowbray Pork Pies with an “improved” recipe and a new look.

Bakkavor further ramps up baking industry presence

Samworth Brothers has sold its Blueberry Foods cake and desserts business to Bakkavor Group.

Greggs procurement head Alan Honeyman, and Dale Farm group commercial director Stephen Cameron
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Greggs signs three-year supply deal with Dale Farm

Farmer-owned dairy cooperative Dale Farm is to supply Greggs with cheddar cheese for its entire UK estate.

Five things we learned from Pladis’ 2019 biscuit report

McVitie’s owner Pladis has published a new report on making the most of biscuit sales.

Increasing costs bring end of Choccywoccydoodah

Cake business Choccywoccydoodah has ceased trading and closed its stores in Brighton and Covent Garden.

Macphie expands factory site in North Lanarkshire

Bakery ingredients supplier Macphie is investing in its North Lanarkshire production facility.

RedBlack and Campden to explore dough mixing tech

RedBlack Software and Campden BRI have secured a grant to look into whether artificial intelligence (AI) can improve bread dough mixing and cut bakery waste.

Burton’s launches Jam & Yogurt Jammie Dodgers

Burton’s Biscuit Company has added Jam & Yogurt Snacks to its Jammie Dodger line-up.

Deadline for 2019 Baking Industry Awards extended!

We have extended the deadline for Baking Industry Awards entries for one more week – so don’t delay in telling us about your stellar products, people and businesses!

BBF launches duo of licensed cakes into Asda

BBF has launched a PJ Masks party traybake and a Boofle mini gift cake into Asda stores. 

Brownings to partner with Whiteleys Retreat

Brownings the Bakers of Kilmarnock has announced a charity partnership with Whiteleys Retreat in Ayr.

St Pierre wins Queens Award for Enterprise

St Pierre Groupe has been given the Queens Award for Enterprise in recognition of its growth in overseas sales.

Bells Food Group expands commercial team

Scottish pie and pastry manufacturer Bells Food Group has appointed two new national account managers to its commercial team.

Graze kick-starts sugar cuts in its cereal bars

Graze has kicked off an initiative to halve the sugar content of its cereal bar range.

  (Photo: Snieguole Rimkune )

Dean’s launches ‘A better class of biscuit’ campaign

Family-owned shortbread manufacturer Dean’s is launching a new advertising campaign nationwide.

Ulrick & Short rolls out gluten-free egg replacer

Ulrick & Short has launched a new egg replacer for gluten-free bakery applications.

Allied Bakeries loses largest own-label bread contract

Kingsmill owner Allied Bakeries has lost its contract to supply Tesco with own-label bread.

Puratos UK appoints Neil Brown as senior key account manager

Former Stateside Foods commercial manager Neil Brown has joined ingredients supplier Puratos.

Puratos unveils summer seasonal mixes and fillings

Puratos has launched its first branded fillings to be produced at the Fruitapeel operation acquired in 2017.

Wheat price down as crop shows good development

Good development of the UK wheat crop has been reflected in a drop in the price of feed wheat.

Warburtons adds premium product to fruit loaf range

Warburtons has added a premium 400g loaf to its fruit loaf range.

Campden ingredient scientist Gael Delamare, who is leading the research
  (Photo: Campden BRI )

Campden BRI launches 3D printing technology study

A new study is to examine the capabilities and limitations of 3D-printing technology through practical trials on a wide range of food materials.

Jestic supplies equipment including Sveba Dahlen ovens
  (Photo: Sveba Dahlen )

Jestic Foodservice sold to Universal Industries

Kent-based Jestic Foodservice Equipment has been acquired by South Africa business Universal Industries International.

Four lessons from the 2019 BSB spring conference

Dozens of bakers, suppliers and retailers gathered at Campden BRI’s site in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire last week for the British Society of Baking’s spring conference.

Industry groups welcome October Brexit extension

Trade bodies have given a cautious welcome to the extension of Brexit negotiations to 31 October.

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