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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.

Bake Off champs create show-themed afternoon tea

The winning team from this year’s Bake Off: The Professionals have created an afternoon tea inspired by their time on the Channel 4 show.

Brioche Pasquier launches lattice-topped tart

French bakery manufacturer Brioche Pasquier has launched a variant on the classic apple pie, which it says taps into the trend for smaller, less rich desserts.

Mr Kipling turnaround drives Premier growth

A surge in sales of the previously ailing Mr Kipling brand has driven growth in Premier Foods’ revenue.

Warrens Bakery reveals summer line-up

Warrens Bakery is tapping the trend for nostalgic flavours with its summer range, which includes a Traditional Cream Horn and Mirror Glaze Doughnuts.

More Foods donates cakes to mark NHS anniversary

More Food, part of the Cake Brands group, has donated more than a thousand cakes to charity to help celebrate the 70th birthday of the National Health Service.

Adelie Foods lost £28.8m in 18-month shake-up

Food-to-go-firm Adelie Foods lost almost £30m in the 18 months the business was being restructured.

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.

CO2 shortage: Allied cuts rolls and thins shelf life

Kingsmill owner Allied Bakeries has temporarily abandoned the use of modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) for some products as a result of the carbon dioxide crisis.

Speciality Breads launches mini ciabatta rolls

Speciality Breads has expanded its artisan-style frozen breads line-up with a range of mini ciabatta rolls.

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.

CO2 shortage: Hovis reduces best-before dates

Hovis has reduced the best-before date of some of its products as a result of the carbon dioxide shortage.

Paterson Arran shortlisted for European green award

Shortbread supplier Paterson Arran has been named as one of two British finalists in the European Business Awards for the Environment.

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.

Deadline nears for gluten-free funding applications

Bakery businesses are being urged to apply for a new £750,000 research fund from Coeliac UK and Innovate UK.

Warburtons crumpet production back to normal after CO2 supply is secured

Warburtons crumpet production has returned to normal after the business secured a supply of carbon dioxide.

Dr Oetker Professional rolls out sweet pizzas

Dr Oetker Professional has expanded its range of foodservice offerings with the launch of two dessert pizzas.

CO2 shortage prompts Campden shelf life study

Campden BRI is launching a project to investigate the impact of carbon dioxide on the shelf life of modified atmosphere packed foods.

Dawn Foods to exclusively supply NI doughnut shop

Dawn Foods has partnered with Ireland’s biggest bakery distributor, O’Brien Ingredients, to supply products to a new doughnut retailer in Northern Ireland.

Morrisons’ bakery officially reopens following fire

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

Bakers serve up treats for Wimbledon

Bakeries, hotels and bars are among businesses whipping up tennis-inspired treats to get the nation into the swing of Wimbledon fortnight, which starts today [Monday, 2 July].

CO2 supply crisis now impacting bakery industry

Warburtons' crumpet production has become the latest victim of the carbon dioxide shortage.

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.

New York Bakery Co rolling out festival bagel truck

New York Bakery Co has created a bespoke ‘bagel truck’ to target festival and spectators at sporting events throughout 2018.

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.

Subway set to be delivered nationwide by Just Eat

Subway has launched trial deliveries through Just Eat and revealed plans to offer a nationwide service by the end of the year.

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.

Low shopper footfall hits Costa like-for-like sales

Costa like-for-like sales have fallen in the last three months – although overall sales rose thanks to new store openings and Express machine roll-outs.

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.

How scientists plan to boost fibre in white bread

Scientists investigating ways to create healthier white bread and wheat-based products have revealed plans to modify the starch in wheat.

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.

Warrens Bakery to expand with Ashford store

Warrens Bakery is to open its first store in Kent next week (27 June) as part of its rapid expansion across the UK.

Turkish pizza business to open second site in London

A London-based Turkish pizza restaurant is to launch a second site in the capital next month.

Deliveroo creates bee-friendly picnic

Food delivery service Deliveroo has created what it claims is a bee-friendly picnic menu – complete with bread crusts that can be used to grow plants.

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.

Baked goods account for more of kids’ sugar intake than soft drinks

Cakes, biscuits and other baked goods account for almost a quarter of children’s sugar intake, according to government body Public Health England.

Greggs revamps sandwich range and adds vegan wrap

Greggs has unveiled six additions to its sandwich range, including its first-ever vegan sandwich.