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United Biscuits sales go cool during hot summer

Sales at United Biscuits (UB) fell £46.8m last year as factors including the changing UK retail landscape took their toll.

Cake Box store numbers and like-for-like sales grow

Egg-free cake supplier Cake Box has continued its expansion with the opening of nine franchise stores in the past six months.

Beanz Meanz cakes: Heinz partners with Hummingbird

Heinz has teamed up the Hummingbird Bakery to launch cupcakes flavoured with ketchup, mayonnaise and even baked beans.

Colin the Caterpillar, New York Bakery Co bagels and gingerbread men have been given a Halloween makeover
Halloween 2019: bakeries reveal fang-tastic NPD

Bakeries and tea rooms are creeping it real this Halloween, with a number of spooky creations.

The Kingsmill campaign features a bread superhero
Kingsmill returns to TV with £2m superhero campaign

Kingsmill is to return to TV as part of a £2m marketing push for last year’s NPD, the Kingsmill 50/50 Vitamin Boost loaf.

Naanster creator Jake & Nayns’ has created a four-strong range of burritos
Jake & Nayns’ unveil four ready-to-eat burritos

Naanster creator Jake & Nayns’ has expanded its portfolio with a four-strong range of burritos.

Doughnut Time and Fray Bentos are among the winners of PETA's awards
Vegan bakery triumphant at PETA annual awards

PETA has revealed the winners of its 2019 Vegan Food Awards, including Greggs, Caffè Nero and Fray Bentos.

Pret to launch four vegan versions of its top sarnies

Pret A Manger is to launch vegan versions of four of its most popular sandwiches and open a fifth Veggie Pret store.

Birds Eye launches bakery-inspired fish fillet range

Birds Eye is jumping on the sourdough bandwagon with the launch of bakery-inspired artisan fish fillet products with bread and seed crusts.

Christmas 2019: NPD from M&S, Lidl and Morrisons

Christmas is drawing near and more retailers – Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, Lidl and Iceland – have revealed their plans for festive bakery products.

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