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ABST annual competition winners announced

Students and trainee bakers gathered at the Alton Towers Hotel last weekend for the annual Alliance of Bakery Students & Trainees (ABST) conference and competition.

Central Foods adds ruby choc cheesecake to range

Frozen food distributor Central Foods has launched a ruby chocolate & raspberry cheesecake for the foodservice sector.

Bake Off: The Professionals 2019 – Episode nine

It’s the semi-final, and chefs were tasked with a secret recipe and a burlesque-themed showpiece.

Government seeks views on mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid

The UK government has launched a consultation on its proposal to make the fortification of flour with folic acid mandatory.

Bake Off: The Professionals 2019 – Episode eight

Another day, another episode of Bake Off: The Professionals, and last night the chefs took on The Greatest Show theme.

Bakery bolsters Tesco sales as overall growth slows

A strong performance in bakery has bolstered slowing sales growth at Tesco, according to its latest trading update.

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.

Morrisons and Amazon to expand delivery service

Morrisons and Amazon are extending their same-day delivery service to more cities across the UK, including Glasgow, Newcastle and Portsmouth.

Mr Kipling eyes growth with first-ever cake mixes

Mr Kipling has ventured into the home baking market for the first time, with a collection of cake mixes and icing themed on the brand’s iconic lines.

Mars extends bakery range with secret centre biscuits

Mars Chocolate Drinks & Treats has expanded its biscuit range with four new launches, including a duo of secret centre biscuits.

London hotel unveils Asian-inspired afternoon tea

London hotel The Academy has created what it has describes as a “quintessentially English” afternoon tea with an Asian twist.

Bake Off: The Professionals 2019 – Episode seven

The final six teams gathered in the kitchen to compete for a place in the quarter finals. 

Love it or hate it... Warrens to debut Marmite pasty

Warrens Bakery is to shake up its pasty offer with a with a new Marmite flavour this summer.

Gallery: Bakers gear up for Father’s Day 2019

With Father’s Day fast approaching, British Baker takes a look at the limited-edition bakery products available to help celebrate on Sunday.

Winners of BSB 2019 golf day revealed

The British Society of Baking (BSB) held its annual golf day at the Forest of Arden Hotel and Country Club in Meriden, Warwickshire late last month.

Boyd Tunnock knighted for business and charity work

Tunnock’s tea cake creator Boyd Tunnock has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Maître Choux rolls out first-ever savoury eclairs

Maître Choux has launched a selection of savoury eclairs for the first time.

EPP launches Gusto Snack oven into UK bakery market

Equipment supplier EPP has launched the MIWE Gusto Snack oven into the UK market.

Paterson’s launches on-the-go oat snacking bars

West Lothian shortbread manufacturer Paterson’s has launched what it claims is a twist on the traditional flapjack in the form of oat snacking bars.

What are the shining stars in your festive range?

The British Baker Christmas Stars competition is back for 2019 and we want you to tell us about the shining stars in your festive line-up.

Costa promotes Neil Lake to UK managing director

Costa Coffee has promoted Neil Lake to the position of managing director UK and Ireland, which he will take up on 1 July.

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.

Kara partners CoppaFeel for floured baps relaunch

Kara, the foodservice arm of Finsbury Food Group, has teamed up with breast cancer charity CoppaFeel as part of a relaunch of its floured baps range.

Coeliac UK announce £180k gluten-free research fund

Bakery businesses are being urged to apply for a slice of a new research fund worth £180,000 from Coeliac UK and Innovate UK.

Revamp and NPD for vegan brand Pep & Lekker

Vegan snacking brand Pep & Lekker has overhauled its portfolio with a new look, improved recipes and NPD.

Ulrick & Short expands protein ingredient range

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

Sainsbury’s to scrap plastic bags for loose bakery items

Sainsbury’s has vowed to scrap plastic bags for loose bakery items in all its stores by September, offering paper bags to customers instead.

Pieminister rolls out patties to target snacking market

Pieminister is eyeing growth in the snacking market with the launch of a four-strong range of internationally-inspired patties.

St Pierre Groupe adds Mega Buns to Baker Street range

St Pierre Groupe has expanded its range of Baker Street branded products with the addition of ‘Mega Buns’.

Bake Off: The Professionals 2019 – Episode Six

It was the final week of heat two in Bake Off: The Professionals, meaning whoever made it through would be part of the final six.

Oreo and Cadbury venture takes to the biscuit aisle

The partnership between Mondelēz International brands Oreo and Cadbury is venturing into the UK biscuit aisle for the first time in the form of Oreo Cadbury Coated.

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.

Great British Biscotti Co unveils retail brand in Asda

A new brand from Great British Biscotti Co called The Artful Baker has gained listings for its range in Asda.

Ginsters adds vegetarian pasties to Bitesize range

Ginsters has expanded its Bitesize snacking range with a new Cheese & Onion Pasties line.

Bakery Market Report 2019 available to download now

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.

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.

Mr Kipling swaps out black plastic trays for clear ones

Premier Foods has switched out black plastic packaging across its Mr Kipling cakes and pies range for clear plastic trays.

Hovis ‘boy on the bike’ ad returns to TV screens

The Hovis ‘Boy on the Bike’ advert is set to return to UK television screens – 46 years after it originally aired.

Cadbury cheesecakes recalled due to Listeria risk

Müller has recalled batches of its Cadbury Caramel Cheesecake and Cadbury Dairy Milk Cheesecake desserts due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the product.

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.

A look inside Prada Group’s UK Pasticceria Marchesi

Pasticceria Marchesi has opened its first location outside of Milan on Mount Street, London. British Baker takes a look inside.

  (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.

Paul Hollywood brand eyes growth with fresh bakery

St Pierre Groupe is expanding its Paul Hollywood range with four new additions, including a White Country Loaf and Chocolate & Orange Teacakes.

RGF fined £450k for Stock Exchange rule break

Renshaw and Brighter Foods owner Real Good Food has been fined £450,000 for breaching Alternative Investment Market (AIM) rules two years ago.

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