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Royal wedding boosts cake and bakery goods sales

Royal wedding celebrations have driven a surge in sales of cakes and home-baking supplies.

Plastic-free sandwich packaging unveiled by RAP

Wimbledon-based sandwich packaging supplier RAP has launched two plastic-free sandwich wedges.

Suppliers fall short of PHE sugar reduction targets

Food and drink suppliers have fallen short of government targets to reduce sugar.

Brits spend £10,000 on meal deals in their lifetime

British consumers splash out more than £10,000 on lunch meal deals in their working lifetime, according to new research.

Royal wedding cake: bakers give their verdict

The wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle broke with many traditions – as did the couple’s cake.

Warburtons launches brioche burger buns

Warburtons has expanded its Bistro range with Brioche Burger Buns.

Savoury doughnuts: just a fad or on a roll?

Think doughnuts are only for dessert? Think again. Bakers are getting experimental with doughnuts, adding fillings such as cheese, pulled pork and even eggs benedict.

New York Bakery Co rolls out seeded bagel thins

New York Bakery Co has added to its range of bagel thins with a soft seeded variant.

Royal wedding cake has ‘ethereal, floral’ flavour

Violet Bakery’s lemon-elderflower-meringue-buttercream creation is taking shape for the big day tomorrow (19 May).

Warburtons aims to score with football packaging

Warburtons is rolling out football-themed packaging ahead of this summer’s World Cup.

Bakers gear up for royal wedding: part 2

The big day is nearly upon us and bakers across the nation have been frantically creating treats to celebrate the union of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on 19 May.

Thomas the Baker unveils the Flat Cap sandwich

Thomas the Baker is giving sarnies a regional twist with the launch of a Yorkshire Flat Cap Sandwich.

Northumbrian Fine Foods acquired by European firm

Gluten-free biscuit manufacturer Northumbrian Fine Foods has been acquired by European own-label firm Biscuit International from CriSeren Foods.

Gallery: National Doughnut Week 2018

It’s National Doughnut Week and Britain’s bakers are looking to raise some dough for charity The Children’s Trust by rustling up delectable doughnuts.

Crosta & Mollica Italian-inspired breads coming to Sainsbury’s

 Baked goods supplier Crosta & Mollica is introducing four new Italian bakery lines at Sainsbury’s.

Premier branded cake sales down 3% across the year

Sales of branded cakes at Mr Kipling and Cadbury cakes supplier Premier Foods have fallen more than 3% year on year.

Warburtons sourdough to be trialled in south east

Warburtons is aiming to tap rising demand for handmade artisan breads with the launch of three sourdough loaves.

Mission Foods chef named Sandwich Designer of the Year

A toasted gözleme sandwich filled with vegan lamb and beetroot hummus has won Mission Foods business development chef Kim Hartley the title of Sandwich Designer of the Year.

Healthy items off the menu for some of Britain’s bakers

Despite pressure on food manufacturers to cut sugar and calories from products, Britain’s bakers seem to be shying away from healthier NPD.

National Doughnut Week gets underway

Bakers across the country are gearing up for National Doughnut Week which begins tomorrow (12 May).

Pidy extends Trendy pastry cases range

Belgian-based producer Pidy has added a larger size to its Trendy range of sweet ready-to-fill pastry cases.

Bakers celebrate royal wedding with NPD

The forthcoming marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has taken the nation by storm, with a flurry of products hitting the market in time for their nuptials on 19 May.

Walkers launches foodservice snack pack range

Walkers Shortbread has rolled out a range of luxury biscuit snack packs for the out-of-home and foodservice markets.

Burton’s unveils Wagon Wheels Teacake

Burton’s has spruced up its Wagon Wheels range to debut what it described as a “less filling” teacake variant.

Vegan brioche bun rolls out at craft burger joint

London’s The Artisan Bakery has developed a vegan brioche roll for burger specialist Patty & Bun.

Waitrose rolls out Good Health bread range

Waitrose has revamped its own-label sliced bread portfolio with the addition of eight healthier loaves.

M&S launches craft beer brewed with stale bread

Marks & Spencer has teamed up with Adnams brewery to sell a range of beers made from discarded bread crusts.

Marshmallow icing ‘next big trend’ for wedding cakes

Cake experts at CSM Bakery Solutions expect marshmallow icing to be the next big trend for spring nuptials. 

Planet Doughnut to open shop in Shrewsbury

Shropshire-based Planet Doughnut is to open its first permanent site, in Shrewsbury.

Bakery suppliers sign up to Welsh food marketing site

Suppliers are being sought for a new website promoting Welsh food.

Speakers and topics for FOB conference announced

Health, the economy and food safety are to be the key themes of this year’s Federation of Bakers conference.

Heritage own-label biscuit range gets makeover

Nisa’s own-label biscuit range has been redesigned in response to member feedback and new health recommendations.

Sprouted Genius crackers hit foodservice

Tapping into growing demand for products using ancient grains, cracker brand Sprouted Genius has created tubs for foodservice.

What could Sainsbury’s/ Asda deal mean for bakers?

News of Sainsbury’s proposed merger with Asda – to create a £51bn-a-year retail behemoth – has caught much of the grocery world unawares.

Dawn expands premium doughnut ranges

Dawn Foods has expanded its premium doughnut range with two limited-edition flavours – Lovely Lemon and Cookie Crush.

Lantmännen invests £4.4m in Milton Keynes factory

Bakery supplier Lantmännen Unibake is to invest £4.4m in its Milton Keynes factory following growth in the burger market.

Wheyhey launches protein-packed gluten-free brownie

Healthy ice cream brand Wheyhey has made its first foray into the ambient market with a gluten-free brownie range.

‘Kidults’ drive trend for retro sweet shop flavours

Retro is all the rage, from dungarees to roller skates, and there’s a whole generation of consumers looking backwards for inspiration.

Just Desserts targets indies with vegan cake range

Shipley-based manufacturer Just Desserts has launched a vegan cake range aimed at independent cafés, coffee shops and delis.

Wall’s unveils thin NPD and half 'n’ half sausage rolls

Wall’s Pastry has unveiled a sausage roll made with 50% wholemeal and 50% white flour as part of a duo of NPD designed to appeal to health-conscious consumers.

Earth Day: how bakeries are making a difference

Millions of people across the world celebrated Earth Day yesterday (22 April) – a global initiative that aims to educate communities about environmental issues and take action to reduce humankind’s impact upon the planet.

Takeaway deliveries set to become £5bn market

Takeaway deliveries – serviced by businesses such as Deliveroo, Just Eat, HungryHouse and UberEats – are tipped to soar by 17% in the next two years.

Graze packs turn pink to support Race for Life

Snack supplier Graze has partnered with Tesco to support Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life this summer.

Vegan egg replacer wins Free From Food Awards

A vegan egg replacer from Australian supplier Orgran has won the top prize at the UK’s Free From Food Awards this week.

Eric Lanlard partners with Virgin for 38,000ft high tea

Cake Boy owner Eric Lanlard has partnered with airline Virgin Atlantic to create bespoke afternoon teas, which will be served at 38,000ft.

Lees summons unicorn to promote its Macaringues

Teacakes and meringues supplier Lees of Scotland has promoted its pastel-coloured Macaringues meringue shells by summoning a unicorn to Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park.

Blooming marvels: flower-themed bakes for spring

As Britain’s flower beds come to life this month, we’ve collected together unusual and stunning floral-based creations from bakers across the country.

Pret ‘natural’ claim banned over E-numbers in bread

Claims that some of Pret A Manger’s products were ‘natural’, when its sandwich bread contained artificial additives, have been banned by the advertising watchdog.

Adelie Foods to distribute Addo products to convenience stores

Adelie Foods is rolling out a direct-to-store delivery service for c-stores that will see it distribute pastry products made by Addo Food Group alongside its Urban Eat range.

Central Foods rolls out mini doughnuts and muffins

Frozen food distributor Central Foods is tapping increasing demand for smaller sweet treats with a five-strong range of bite-sized baked products.