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Ulrick & Short releases gluten-free texture aid

Ingredients manufacturer Ulrick & Short has released Synergie Legato, a new ingredient for gluten-free bakery products.

Gallery: Highlights from National Cupcake Week

It’s National Cupcake Week – a celebration in which bakers across the country take to social media to share their delicious creations.

Greggs trials click and collect breakfast orders

Greggs has launched a click and collect trial for breakfast orders in Manchester city centre.

Krispy Kreme teams up with Vimto for spooky NPD

Krispy Kreme has partnered with soft drinks brand Vimto to create two limited-edition doughnuts for Halloween.

Veggie Pret to open first store outside London

Veggie Pret will open in Manchester next month, marking the chain’s first dedicated vegetarian store outside the capital.

Kara extends teacake range with premium offering

Finsbury Food Group foodservice brand Kara has added a premium option to its fruit teacake range.

Toasties and doughnuts lead Greggs’ autumn menu

Doughnuts, toasties and a limited-edition pumpkin spice latte are among the items featured on Greggs’ autumn 2018 menu.

Ichibuns launches QR code burger bun

Japanese diner Ichibuns has launched a scannable burger bun featuring a QR code enabling customers to make payments, leave tips and split the bill.

Allergy fears prevent 60% of young people eating out

Six in 10 young people with food allergies and intolerances have avoided eating out in the past six months because of their condition.

DIFG secures distribution deal with The Bakeshed

Delicious Ideas Food Group (DIFG) is to distribute The Bakeshed products to contract catering businesses under an exclusive deal.

Brioche is top bun choice of burger fans, finds survey

Brioche is the first choice of burger fans, according to a new survey conducted for Lantmännen Unibake brand Americana.

Only one in eight Brits are aware of acrylamide

Just 12% of UK consumers are aware of acrylamide, according to a new study.

Finsbury buys free-from bakery business Ultrapharm

Finsbury Food Group has acquired specialist free-from bakery manufacturer Ultrapharm, which supplies Finsbury’s Lightbody Europe business.

Scottish Bakers welcome new food tourism strategy

A plan to boost food and drink spending by visitors to Scotland has been welcomed by trade association Scottish Bakers.

Coca-Cola set to buy Costa in £3.9bn deal

Whitbread is planning to sell its Costa Coffee business to The Coca-Cola Company in a deal worth £3.9bn.

Hughes Bakery announces Asa Nicholson’s merger

Bradford-based family baker Hughes Bakery is merging with nearby business Asa Nicholson’s.

London restaurateurs to open bakery restaurant

A bakery/restaurant hybrid is to be opened by restaurateurs Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim and David Gingell next month.

Central Foods becomes Living Wage Employer

Frozen food distributor Central Foods has officially become a Living Wage Employer.

Bakeries at centre of PX+ hospitality festival

London’s Brickhouse Bakery and E5 Bakehouse are among the UK talent joining a host of international bakers at the first ever PX+ festival next weekend (24-27 August).

Muffin Break expands into Wakefield

Growing café-bakery chain Muffin Break will open its doors in Trinity Walk shopping centre, Wakefield, on Thursday 16 August.

Krispy Kreme rolls out third-generation Sprinter

Krispy Kreme has taken delivery of one of the first of the new third-generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis cabs.

Afternoon tea trends: from vegan to sensory treats

It’s Afternoon Tea Week! Running from 13 to 19 August, it’s a celebration of the event and its accompaniments - from scones to tea, finger sandwiches and even mini cakes.

Kara reduces sugar in Tulip muffin range

Kara, Finsbury Food Group’s foodservice brand, has redeveloped its Tulip muffin range with less sugar.

Cake venue to open in Hotel Café Royal

Pastry chef Albert Adrià is to launch a cake café and sparkling wine bar inside London’s Hotel Café Royal this November.

Aryzta taps Middle Eastern trend with pide

Aryzta is building on the burgeoning interest in Middle Eastern cuisine with the launch of two new pide savouries.

Flour Pot Bakery reveals expansion plans

Brighton-based The Flour Pot Bakery has revealed plans to open two new sites next year, bringing the total number in its portfolio to eight.

Cake Brands invests £100k in frozen dessert facility

West Sussex-based Cake Brands has expanded its frozen desserts capacity at its premises in Chichester.

Social purpose bakery looks to boost flatbreads

A Bristol bakery that employs young people with learning disabilities hopes to boost the number of lavosh flatbreads it makes when it relocates to new premises this month.

Former Just Eat marketing chief Dawe joins Pret

Pret A Manger has named Barnaby Dawe, previously global chief marketing officer at Just Eat, as its first chief customer officer.

Aulds liquidates retail arm to focus on wholesale

Family-owned bakery Aulds has placed its retail business into liquidation to focus on its wholesale and production operation.

Topping Pie Company ramps up cruise ship business

South Yorkshire-based The Topping Pie Company has more than tripled the number of cruise ships serving its bakes.

Funnybones unveils sweet twist on Tex-mex classic

American and Tex-Mex wholesaler Funnybones Foodservice has unveiled a duo of desserts featuring sweet nachos.

Pidy expands Trendy range with chocolate pastry case

Pidy is expanding its Trendy pastry case range with a chocolate variant.

EHL Ingredients launches Lähde foodservice division

Supplier EHL Ingredients has launched a new foodservice brand that will be run by a dedicated team.

It’s a pizza art: Zizzi partners with micro-artist

Zizzi has teamed up with a micro-artist to help showcase its new summer menu.

Costa rolls out new summer bakery items

Costa Coffee has launched a cinnamon brioche bun and raspberry & blackcurrant ripple cake as part of its summer menu.

Graze rebrands to tackle negative views of snacking

Graze has unveiled new branding as part of a bid to challenge negative perceptions around snacking.

The Artisan Bakery to supply recipe box firm

West London business The Artisan Bakery is to supply recipe kit delivery service Gousto with baked goods.

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.

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.