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Yum Bun joins first Seven Dials Market traders

Steamed bun street food company Yum Bun is one of the first five businesses to be part of the Seven Dials Market in London, which is set to open in September.

Central Foods adds ruby choc cheesecake to range

Frozen food distributor Central Foods has launched a ruby chocolate & raspberry cheesecake for the foodservice sector.

Love it or hate it... Warrens to debut Marmite pasty

Warrens Bakery is to shake up its pasty offer with a with a new Marmite flavour this summer.

London hotel unveils Asian-inspired afternoon tea

London hotel The Academy has created what it has describes as a “quintessentially English” afternoon tea with an Asian twist.

EPP launches Gusto Snack oven into UK bakery market

Equipment supplier EPP has launched the MIWE Gusto Snack oven into the UK market.

Costa promotes Neil Lake to UK managing director

Costa Coffee has promoted Neil Lake to the position of managing director UK and Ireland, which he will take up on 1 July.

New grant scheme to help bakers fund equipment

A new grant scheme has been launched to offer bakers in Scotland funding to modernise or buy equipment.

Kara partners CoppaFeel for floured baps relaunch

Kara, the foodservice arm of Finsbury Food Group, has teamed up with breast cancer charity CoppaFeel as part of a relaunch of its floured baps range.

St Pierre Groupe adds Mega Buns to Baker Street range

St Pierre Groupe has expanded its range of Baker Street branded products with the addition of ‘Mega Buns’.

Bakery Market Report 2019 available to download now

British Baker’s Bakery Market Report is a unique snapshot of Britain’s retail bakery market, offering details of the ‘BB75’ – the country’s 75 largest bakery-focused operators – and much, much more.

A look inside Prada Group’s UK Pasticceria Marchesi

Pasticceria Marchesi has opened its first location outside of Milan on Mount Street, London. British Baker takes a look inside.

Morrisons launches 10-item takeaway breakfast butty

The full English breakfast is now portable, as Morrisons Café has added the Big Breakfast Butty to its menu.

200 Degrees coffee to open in Liverpool Metquarter

Coffee specialist 200 Degrees is to open a site in Liverpool in July, bringing its offering of hot drinks and freshly-made food to the city centre.

R&W Scott accredited as Living Wage Employer

Preserves business R&W Scott, which was sold to its management team by Real Good Food last year, has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.

Plastic straw ban to come into force in April 2020

Plastic straws and drink stirrers are to be banned in England from April 2020.

Pret acquires Eat to drive veggie store expansion

Pret A Manger is to buy food and drink retailer Eat – and plans to convert the brand’s shops to vegetarian Veggie Prets.

Papa John’s claims a first with Heinz Ketchup pizza

Papa John’s has launched a hot dog pizza that swaps the brand’s usual Californian tomato base for Heinz Tomato Ketchup in what it claims is a world first.

Haden named Greencore COO following US disposal

Greencore has named Peter Haden as chief operating officer following the disposal of its US operation.

Greencore food-to-go sales up 7% in first half-year

Greencore has reported a strong performance from its food-to-go business in the first half of its financial year – although group revenue declined.

How to make the most of your sandwich offering

Finsbury Food Group foodservice brand Kara is looking to help operators make the most of their sandwich offer as British Sandwich Week gets under way.

Three new dessert brands to open in Chinatown

London’s Chinatown is to expand its dessert offering with three new outlets due to open this summer.

Greggs signs three-year supply deal with Dale Farm

Farmer-owned dairy cooperative Dale Farm is to supply Greggs with cheddar cheese for its entire UK estate.

Laura Ashley The Tea Room to open first Cornish site

Laura Ashley The Tea Room is to open at The Cornwall hotel, Cornwall on 25 May.

Proper Cornish expands range with vegan products

Proper Cornish has expanded its range to include three vegan offerings.

Pizza deal helps drive 15% sales growth at Greggs

An afternoon pizza deal and its vegan sausage roll have contributed to a 15.1% increase in Greggs’ sales.

Just Desserts extends range with Lotus Biscoff gateau

Shipley-based manufacturer Just Desserts has added a new gateau to its Lotus Biscoff range.

CSM launches Craigmillar ready-to-use fillings range

CSM Bakery Solutions has created a four-strong range of ready-to-use fillings under its Craigmillar brand.

Konditor & Cook rebrands to focus on cake heritage

Konditor & Cook is rebranding to Konditor as it celebrates 25 years in business.

Full ingredient labelling is ‘complete madness’ - BSA

Food Standards Agency (FSA) advice that full ingredients labelling should appear on all pre-packed foods for direct sale has been branded “complete madness” by the head of the British Sandwich and Food to Go Association (BSA).

Greggs launches limited-edition summer lunch menu

Greggs has unveiled its limited-edition range of food and drink for summer.

Businesses must ‘step up to the plate’ to cut food waste

Businesses in the retail and foodservice sector have been urged by the government to take ‘ground-breaking action’ to reduce the mountain of food waste produced in the UK.

Kara updates its doughnuts with new recipes and NPD

Kara, the foodservice arm of Finsbury Food Group, has relaunched its doughnut range, which includes the addition of a new variant.

Doughnut Time celebrates Star Wars Day with NPD

Doughnut Time is celebrating May the fourth, also known as Stars Wars Day, with a limited-edition doughnut inspired by the franchise.

Pret removes one or more allergens from 70 products

Pret A Manger has removed allergens from more than 70 products as part of a five-point allergy plan, which also includes full ingredient labels in every UK shop.

Lyle’s restaurateurs to open Flor bakery and wine bar

London restaurateurs James Lowe and John Ogier are to open a new wine bar, bakery and restaurant concept at Borough Market.

Deadline for 2019 Baking Industry Awards extended!

We have extended the deadline for Baking Industry Awards entries for one more week – so don’t delay in telling us about your stellar products, people and businesses!

Laura Ashley The Tea Room adds brunch menu

Laura Ashley The Tea Room in Solihull has launched a new  brunch menu to sit alongside its traditional afternoon tea.

Paul to open Express site on Tottenham Court Road

French bakery and patisserie brand Paul UK is to open its second Express shop on Tottenham Court Road on Monday 13 May.

Doughnut Time unveils two more London sites

Doughnut Time is continuing its expansion across the capital with two new stores.

Bidfood reduces sugar in cakes and pie fillings

Foodservice provider Bidfood has cut an average of 25% of the sugar from across its cakes and 20% across its pie fillings.

Konditor & Cook extends surplus app to all stores

Cake specialist Konditor & Cook has extended its partnership with surplus food app Too Good To Go to all five of its stores in London.

Freaks of Nature launches into foodservice market

Plant-based, free-from dessert maker Freaks of Nature has expanded its offering into the foodservice market for the first time.

Brioche Pasquier unveils new petits fours range

Brioche Pasquier has unveiled a new range of petits fours called Délicatesse.

Crosta & Mollica secures on-trade listing for snack bags

Italian baked goods supplier Crosta & Mollica has gained on-trade listings for its snack-sized bags of tarallini savoury biscuits, which include a new flavour variant.

Businesses warned of food hygiene rating scam

Food businesses have been warned about a scam involving the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme.

Doughnut Time creates Cadbury Creme Egg café

Doughnut Time has partnered with Cadbury for a world-first Cadbury Creme Egg Doughnut Café.

Easter 2019: Bakers unveil seasonal offerings

As Easter approaches, bakers nationwide have begun rolling out egg-citing seasonal NPD.

Caffè Nero launches coffee-themed food menu

Coffee chain Caffè Nero is to roll out an espresso-infused savoury and sweet food menu, including a coffee-cured bacon sandwich.

Industry groups welcome October Brexit extension

Trade bodies have given a cautious welcome to the extension of Brexit negotiations to 31 October.

The Artisan Bakery rolls out new trio of vegan muffins

London-based business The Artisan Bakery has rolled out vegan muffins following the strong performance of a vegan pastry range it launched a year ago.

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