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Pudding firm Ultimate Food Co enters administration

Christmas pudding supplier The Ultimate Food Company has entered administration after trading for more than 30 years.

Bahlsen launches free-from kids’ biscuits

Biscuit company Bahlsen is rolling out a free-from version of its children’s Zoo biscuits.

Grahams Bakery goes global with export deal

Northern Irish family business Grahams Bakery is ramping up its focus on the international market after securing an export deal for its Irish Oat Cookies and Irish Butter Shortbread to the US, France and Spain.

What is Britain’s favourite toast topping?

Brit’s favourite toast toppings have been revealed in a new survey by Waitrose.

Bakers share the love this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is here and the nation’s bakers have been whipped into a frenzy creating treats to mark the occasion.

Finsbury Food revamps Thorntons cake range

Finsbury Food Group is relaunching its licensed Thorntons celebration cake range with the addition of four new products.

Australia tipped as key new export market

Australia has been predicted to offer big opportunities for UK business following Brexit.

Morrisons rolls out Yorkshire pudding pizza

Morrisons has combined two of Britain’s favourite foods to create the Yorkshire pudding pizza.

Five top trends for National Pizza Day

Happy National Pizza Day! Businesses across the country are celebrating with supermarket deals and discounts on delivery.

Warburtons launches wholemeal Toastie loaf

Warburtons has expanded its range of wrapped breads with a Wholemeal Toastie loaf.

Hot cross slices lead Mr Kipling Easter NPD line-up

Mr Kipling has unveiled Easter NPD including Hot Cross Slices and Chocolate Whirls.

Arden’s extends Morrisons listings with new products

Arden Fine Foods has launched three additional products into Morrisons’ stores to meet consumer demand for variety in savoury snacks.

Tesco changes doughnut recipe to reduce sugar

Tesco has changed the recipe of three own-label doughnut lines to reduce their sugar content. 

Doughnut and flapjack feature in Co-op Easter NPD

The Co-op has unveiled its spring bakery NPD, including an Easter doughnut, lemon meringue iced fingers and hot cross bun-flavoured flapjacks.

Booker boss Charles Wilson to become Tesco retail CEO

Booker boss Charles Wilson is to lead Tesco’s UK retail operations when the merger of the two businesses completes.

Lawtons finds 100-year-old recipe while decorating

Staffordshire-based Lawtons Pies has discovered a historical recipe for gingerbread while decorating its bakery.

Pukka Pies sales soar thanks to campaign

Pukka Pies has revealed a record-breaking sales period, driven by its marketing campaign in 2017.

Bakers not affected as Morrisons axes 1,500 roles

Bakers will not be affected by the management changes at Morrisons, which is set to see 1,500 roles scrapped as part of a proposed restructure. 

Waitrose grows deli range with artisanal baked goods

Waitrose has added a raft of artisanal baked goods, including posh sausage rolls and premium pasties, to its deli counters. 

McVitie’s rolls out banoffee Digestives slices

Pladis has expanded the McVitie’s Digestives Slices range with a new banoffee variant.

Revealed: how to cut the carbon footprint of sarnies

Sandwich manufacturers could reduce the carbon footprint of their products by as much as 50% through recipe changes and waste reduction, a study by The University of Manchester has found.

Booming food-to-go market drives growth at Greencore

Soaring food-to-go sales have driven a 9.2% rise in reported revenue for Greencore’s UK and Ireland operations.

Ditty’s Bakery rolls out seeded sourdough loaf

Northern Ireland’s Ditty’s Home Bakery has introduced a seeded sourdough loaf featuring linseeds, pumpkin and sunflower seeds.

McVitie’s extends Hobnobs Nibbles with hazelnut NPD

McVitie’s has extended its £15m Nibbles snacking range with a Hazelnut Hobnobs variant.

Ten new products on show at Europain 2018

Thousands of professionals from the bakery, pastry and chocolate-making industries are set to descend upon France’s Paris-Nord Villepinte for trade show Europain next month.

Veganuary gains pace with savoury bakery NPD

Veganuary is drawing to a close but that doesn’t mean the flurry of meat- and dairy-free NPD to hit the market has slowed. 

Warburtons rolls out first wrapped bloomer

Warburtons has increased distribution of its first wrapped bloomer – Lancashire’s Thorough Bread.

Mrs Crimble’s launches macaroon snack bar

Gluten-free brand Mrs Crimble’s has extended its choc macaroon range with a snack bar.

Aryzta cites Brexit pressure as it issues profit warning

Aryzta has warned its earnings will be down 15% year on year, but insists revenue is ‘relatively’ stable.

Doughnut Time partners with GBBO star for new store opening

Australia’s Doughnut Time has partnered with Great British Bake Off finalist Steven Carter-Bailey ahead of the opening of its third store in Notting Hill this Saturday (27 January).

Tesco replaces budget own-label loaves with exclusive HW Nevill’s brand

Tesco has replaced its Everyday Value bread loaves with a new brand named after a historical London bakery.

Maryland £1m marketing drive launched by Burtons

Burton’s Biscuit Company has launched a £1m advertising campaign for its Maryland brand.

Allied Bakeries recovering losses, reports ABF

Allied Bakeries has made “some progress” in reducing its previously announced losses, according to its parent company.

Fortnum & Mason launches ‘Adam & Steve’ biscuits

Fortnum & Mason has unveiled gingerbread biscuits featuring gay and lesbian couples as part of its Valentine’s Day range.

Finsbury UK sales up as overseas business dips

Finsbury Food Group has said it is maintaining its focus on offsetting cost increases after reporting a 2.5% rise in revenue in the last six months of 2017.

Asda taps vegan trend with new food-to-go lines

Asda has launched a vegan food-to-go range featuring a new wrap and sandwich.

Iceland set to axe plastic bakery packaging

Iceland has pledged to swap plastic packaging across its own-label bakery lines for paper-based material.

Premier Foods Q3: Cadbury and Mr Kipling sales decline

Premier Foods’ Mr Kipling and Cadbury cake sales have fallen in the past three months – although the business has reported strong growth in its own-label cake business.

How was 2017 for Britain’s bakery industry?

British Baker wants you to say what the past 12 months have meant for the retail bakery market.

Margin pressure continues to push up bread prices

The average price of a large loaf of wrapped bread has risen 6p in the past year as rising costs put pressure on Britain’s bakers.

Plastic crackdown: Call for end to avoidable waste

Theresa May has called for ‘plastic-free’ supermarket aisles selling loose food as part of a strategy to eliminate avoidable plastic waste in the next 25 years.

Ditty’s adds Irish Apple Oatcakes to its portfolio

Northern Ireland’s Ditty’s Home Bakery has extended its range with cider-infused oatcakes.

Asda and Sainsbury’s put rival’s crumpets on sale

Asda and Sainsbury’s have been selling each other’s own-label pikelets following a supply chain mix-up.

Mince pie sales soar as festive spend rises £1bn

Supermarket grocery sales rose by £1bn over the festive period as shoppers traded up to premium products.

MPs call for 25p ‘latte levy’ on disposable coffee cups

The government is being urged to introduce a 25p ‘latte levy’ on disposable coffee cups.

PETA launches petition for Greggs vegan sausage roll

Animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) UK has launched a petition calling for Greggs to add a vegan sausage roll to its menu.

Iceland and M&S clash over crumpet advert

Iceland has been rapped by the advertising watchdog for running an ad describing its crumpets as better in quality than Marks & Spencer’s.

Mr Kipling launches reduced-sugar cake slices

Premier Foods is rolling out a three-strong range of reduced-sugar cake slices under the Mr Kipling brand.

Pieminister debuts ‘Kevin’, the vegan pie

Pieminister has launched its first vegan pie through its own restaurants and selected Waitrose stores.

Modern Baker gains listing at Selfridges

Modern Baker has launched 12 sourdough products at Selfridges, including breads, cakes and biscuits.