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Pladis extends McVitie’s Thins range

Biscuit manufacturer Pladis has expanded its range of McVitie’s Thins with three pieces of NPD.

B-Tempted launches gluten-free vegan range

Free-from brand B-Tempted has unveiled a selection of gluten-free vegan cupcakes and muffins.

Sweet Yorkshire puddings hit shelves in Asda

The Real Yorkshire Pudding Co has gained listings in Asda for two new dessert Yorkshire puddings.

Tiny Rebel brews beer from Iceland’s surplus bread

Frozen retailer Iceland has teamed up with Newport-based brewery Tiny Rebel to create a beer made from excess bread.

Lidl initiative showcases bakery innovation

Lidl is testing a new promotional strategy that enables it to showcase innovative products from bakery suppliers.

Finsbury Food Group fights 'unprecedented' cost hikes

Finsbury Food Group says it will deliver profits in line with expectations despite “unprecedented commodity and labour inflation”.

Vegan patisserie Café Forty One opens in London

A business that claims to be London’s first vegan patisserie has opened near Hyde Park.

Prescot bakery in £30,000 crowdfunding push

An independent bakery in Prescot has raised almost £10,000 in 13 days as part of a £30,000 crowdfunding push to help expand its business.

Adelie Foods expands Urban Eat vegan line-up

Five more vegan products are being added to Adelie Foods’ Urban Eat range.

Paul A Young develops first vegan-specific product

Chocolatier Paul A Young has expanded its range with a vegan dark chocolate brownie.

Starbucks 5p paper cup charge rolled out across UK

Starbucks is to test a 5p paper cup charge across all 950 UK stores following a three-month trial in London.

Patisserie Valerie to be sold in 70 Sainsbury’s stores

Sainsbury’s has extended its partnership with Patisserie Valerie to 70 stores.

Gradz Bakery rolls out cake and premium dessert range

Gradz Bakery is targeting independent retailers, coffee shops and delis with its first cake and dessert range.

Cornish Pasty Association unveils retailer scheme

Trade body the Cornish Pasty Association has launched a scheme for retailers that sell genuine Cornish pasties but don’t necessarily make their own.

Raw vegan cake shop Rawnchy opens in Glasgow

A self-taught raw cake maker who has catered for the likes of Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood has opened a vegan cake shop in Glasgow.

Morrisons’ bakery officially reopens following fire

Morrisons’ Rathbones Bakery in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, has officially reopened following a major fire two years ago.

Tesco and Carrefour to agree joint purchasing deal

Tesco and global retail giant Carrefour are set to enter a long-term strategic alliance designed to help the businesses lower prices.

Warburtons: non-bread drives sales as profits fall

Warburtons’ operating profit fell by more than a third last year as the business was hit by rising costs and a decline in the bread market.

Mr Kipling gets tropical with Flamingo Slices

Premier Foods is tapping the flamingo trend with the launch of limited-edition Mr Kipling Flamingo Slices.

Paul bakeries to give away croissants for Bastille Day

Bakery and pâtisserie chain Paul is to give away croissants and run a promotion on baguettes to mark Bastille Day.

Third Wimbledon win for Traybakes slices

Traybakes Ltd is to hold court at Wimbledon for the third year running after securing a deal to supply more than 55,000 of its single-serve slices.

Franchise business Cake Box listed on AIM market

Egg-free cake retailer Cake Box has been listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) from today (27 June) in a move valuing the business at £43m.

Latest acrylamide survey results published by FSA

Food safety chiefs have said the latest results of its acrylamide testing have not increased its concern about the risk to human health.

Health chiefs in new push for menu calorie labelling

Government health bosses are to start consultations over calorie labelling on restaurant, café and takeaway menus as part of new plans aimed at combatting childhood obesity.

Yorkshire bakery extends reach to M&S

A  West Yorkshire bakery is to supply baked items to more than 100 Marks & Spencer (M&S) stores.

New appointment and vegan NPD for Higgidy

Premium pie and quiche brand Higgidy is targeting vegans and vegetarians with the launch of two meat-free parcels exclusively in Waitrose.

Waitrose cheesecakes get ‘veggie makeover’

Waitrose has launched two sweet vegetable cheesecakes, featuring beetroot and avocado, in what it claims is a first for a UK supermarket.

Revealed: five trends shaping bakery in 2018

Bakery supplier Puratos outlined some of the key trends shaping bakery in 2018 and beyond, as it celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Satin Crème Cake range last week (14 June).

Bavarian baker opens pretzel shop in Bolton

A self-taught artisan baker has opened a bakery in Greater Manchester after spotting a gap in the market for Bavarian baked goods including homemade pretzels.

Burton’s overhauls Minis to hit 100 calories per serve

Burton’s Biscuit Company is to reformat its core Minis product lines in support of the Public Health England’s (PHE) 100-calorie snack initiative.

Brioche Pasquier expands biscotte with new shapes

Two new shapes have been added to Brioche Pasquier’s range of premium biscottes.

Yorkshire bakery raises £12k via crowdfunding

Malton-based Zuzu’s Bakery is set to expand its operations after raising more than £12,000 via a crowdfunding campaign.

Border Biscuits is named SFDEA Business of the Year

Border Biscuits has been declared Business of the Year at the 2018 Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards – and also took the gong for Brand Success of the Year.

Nairn’s rolls out ‘Good Gut Feeling’ campaign

Oatcake producer Nairn’s has teamed up with four digestive health ambassadors to release the ‘Good Gut Feeling’ campaign.

Six-year-old designs gateau for Patisserie Valerie

Patisserie Valerie’s latest limited-edition gateau was conceived by the winner of its Junior Baker drawing competition.

Mrs Crimble’s launches biggest on-pack promotion

Gluten-free brand Mrs Crimble’s has launched its biggest ever on-pack promotion.

Ginsters boss on new look and sector challenges

Ginsters of Cornwall is launching a new look as part of plans to make savoury pastries more relevant to modern consumers.

Tesco rolls out flamingo celebration cake

Tesco has jumped on the flamingo bandwagon with a new addition to its celebration cake range.

Manufacturers gear up for World Cup with bakery NPD

Bakery manufacturers are preparing for the World Cup to kick off with a host of footie-themed NPD.

Baileys profiteroles launch exclusively in Iceland

Iceland has expanded its pastry offer with exclusive Baileys-branded profiteroles.

Pastries supplier Freshpack enters administration

Cheshire-based frozen pies and snacks manufacturer Freshpack has entered administration.

William Jackson sells Aunt Bessie’s to Nomad Foods

Jacksons Bakery owner William Jackson Food Group has sold its Aunt Bessie’s brand to Nomad Foods.

Price of supermarket loaf up 8.5% in past two years

The average price of a large loaf of wrapped bread in Britain’s supermarkets has risen from 94p in 2016 to £1.02 today.

Addo metal contamination fears sparks mass recall

Almost 60 products including Tesco and Wall’s lines have been recalled by manufacturer Addo Food Group over fears they may contain pieces of metal.

Cakes exports decline in first quarter of 2018

Cake exports have fallen more than 6% year on year, in contrast to a 5.5% increase in total sales of UK food and drink overseas.

Kute Cake expands into brownies with new range

Kute Cake has launched artisan brownie boxes and made its products available nationally for the first time.

Waitrose’s step-by-step guide to reducing sugar

Pressure on bakery manufacturers and retailers to reduce the sugar content of their goods has been renewed after the food and drink industry fell short of government targets.

High-protein breakfast cookies hitting UK stores

Fuel10k has released what it claims are the UK’s first protein-packed low-sugar soft bake breakfast cookies.

Konditor & Cook summer dessert range revealed

London cake specialist Konditor & Cook has revealed its summer collection, which features a range of cakes inspired by ice cream.

Food industry unveils manifesto for Brexit success

The Federation of Bakers (FOB) and National Association of British and Irish Flour Millers are among more than 100 food industry organisations that have united to present key Brexit objectives for government.