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Gail’s Bakery opens site in Muswell Hill

Gail’s Bakery has today (19 July) opened a new shop in Muswell Hill, London, serving freshly baked loaves, cakes and lunches.

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.

Air sector drives growth in SSP UK sales

SSP, which operates UK travel sites for brands including Starbucks and Upper Crust, has reported a 2.7% increase in like-for-like sales in its third quarter.

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.

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”.

Adelie Foods expands Urban Eat vegan line-up

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

Pidy revamps and extends Veggie Cup line-up

Pastry supplier Pidy has launched an improved recipe across its vegan Veggie Cup mini canapé case range and extended it with a new flavour.

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.

Speciality Breads aiming to halve single-use plastics

Frozen bread and dough supplier Speciality Breads has set out new environmental targets, including a 50% reduction in consumption of single-use plastic by 2020.

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.

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.

Dr Oetker Professional rolls out sweet pizzas

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

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.

Royal Academy AAE pastry winners announced

The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts has announced the winners of its Annual Awards of Excellence 2018.

Tim Hortons plans Northern Ireland drive-through site

Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons is to open its first drive-through site in Northern Ireland.

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].

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.

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.

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.

Social enterprise to open bakery in Nuneaton

A not-for-profit youth organisation is set to open a bakery in Nuneaton serving artisanal bread, cakes and pastries while giving young people the chance to acquire baking skills.

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.

Does foodservice decline herald a new recession?

A drop in the foodservice market could be a sign of a new recession, analysts have warned.

Costa releases rainbow cups to celebrate Pride

Costa Coffee is celebrating Pride across the UK with the release of its first-ever rainbow-coloured coffee cups.

Bread delivery triggers bomb scare at restaurant

Police descended on a London restaurant after a mix-up over a bread delivery sparked a bomb scare.

Greggs revamps sandwich range and adds vegan wrap

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

Brioche Pasquier expands biscotte with new shapes

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

Central Foods appoints new development manager

Frozen food distributor Central Foods has appointed Richard Clegg as business development manager.

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.

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.

Ferrero launches Nutella piping bag for foodservice

Ferrero Foodservice is rolling out a 1kg Nutella Piping Bag for caterers and bakers.

Brioche Pasquier rolls out six-strong macaron range

Brioche Pasquier has expanded its range of macarons for the foodservice industry with a six-strong ‘Notes Gourmandes’ collection.

Pidy launches organic shortcrust pastry cases

Pidy is hoping to tap rising interest in organic food with the launch of organic shortcrust party tarts for the foodservice market.

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.

Aryzta expands line-up with fruit Danish pastries

Three new Danish pastries are being added to the Aryzta product range from the middle of next month.

Cherish Finden reveals chocolate trends for 2018

The celebrity chef says umami flavours and deconstructed desserts will prove popular this summer.

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.

EAT sells Toast surplus bread beer in store

EAT has started selling Toast Ale, which is made with the retailer’s surplus crusts, across its licensed sites.

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.

Greggs showcases summer menu in undercover stunt

Greggs went undercover as an artisan delicatessen at a London food festival to showcase its new summer lunch menu, which includes its first vegan dish.

Suppliers target south-east Asia export opportunities

Ten food and drink manufacturers including crackers and biscuits supplier Rakusen’s have taken part in a trade mission to Singapore.

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.