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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.

Topping Pie Co unveils speciality pork pie range

Yorkshire business The Topping Pie Company has launched a speciality pork pie range to tap demand for smaller pies with more flavour variety.

Grace’s Bakery secures Wightlink ferry supply deal

Isle of Wight business Grace’s Bakery is to supply Wightlink car ferries with sandwiches made using its own bread.

Cornish pasty is UK’s most recognised PGI product

Cornish pasties and Melton Mowbray pork pies are among the most recognised Geographic Indication (GI) products.

Handmade Cake Company creates first ambient range

Wholesale cake manufacturer The Handmade Cake Company has created its first-ever ambient range, which comprises a trio of individually-wrapped products.

Heinz pairs with Deliveroo to bring back Beanz Pizza

Heinz has teamed up with Deliveroo to bring back Heinz Beanz Pizza.

Kara and Weetabix team up for breakfast muffins

Cereal giant Weetabix has partnered with Kara, the foodservice arm of Finsbury Food Group, to launch a duo of branded breakfast muffins.

IFE 2019: Which trends are set to impact UK bakery?

The International Food & Drink Event (IFE) took place at ExCeL London last week, featuring hundreds of exhibitors from across the globe showcasing their wares.

Registration now open for National Doughnut Week

Bakers and businesses can register now to join in with the National Doughnut Week fundraising fun this May.

Bakeries make up majority of food and drink start-ups

Bakery businesses have accounted for the greatest number of food and drink start-ups in the past six months, according to a new study.

Bread Ahead set to open school and restaurant site

Bread Ahead is to open its largest-ever site, which will include a 220-cover restaurant, deli, baking school and wholesale bakery.

Upfield relaunches Flora with plant-based recipe

Upfield, owner of the former Unilever spreads business, has relaunched the Flora brand with a 100% plant-based recipe.

Peggy Porschen opens flagship parlour in Chelsea

Cake parlour brand Peggy Porschen has opened its new flagship store on King’s Road, London. 

Bells of Lazonby relaunches its We Love Cake range

Bells of Lazonby has relaunched its free-from We Love Cake range with lower-sugar recipes and a new look.

Crosta & Mollica partners with lager brand for launch

Italian baked goods supplier Crosta & Mollica has partnered with beer brand Birra del Borgo for its new beverage launch.

New York Bakery Co adds new buns for foodservice

Grupo Bimbo-owned New York Bakery Co has expanded its out-of-home range with three new buns.

Sourdough pizzeria Franco Manca joins Uber Eats

Uber Eats has announced that Franco Manca will now be available to order on the app.

Costa adds gluten-free and Easter items to spring menu

Costa Coffee has unveiled a refreshed menu for March, with new Easter treats and gluten-free options.

Greggs’ turnover breaks £1bn barrier for first time

Full-year sales at Greggs have broken the £1bn barrier for the first time in 2018, with the business seeing a 7.2% hike in turnover.

Vegan eatery By Chloe launches afternoon tea

Vegan eatery By Chloe is to launch an afternoon tea at its two London locations.

V&A celebrates Dior show with patisserie pop-up

Benugo’s Exhibition Road Café at the V&A has been styled to resemble a French patisserie in line with the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition.

Gail's unveils Brighton store and Kew Gardens biscuit

Gail’s Bakery is gearing up to open its 49th store this month.

Pidy adds chocolate waffle basket to UK portfolio

Pidy, the ready-to-fill pastry manufacturer, has unveiled a chocolate waffle basket ahead of Easter.

Baker & Spice acquired by coffee shop chain DOCASA

Four London outlets of former Patisserie Holdings business Baker & Spice have been acquired by coffee chain Department of Coffee and Social Affairs (DOCASA).

Buyers found for Patisserie Valerie and Philpotts

Patisserie Holdings businesses Patisserie Valerie and Philpotts have been sold in separate deals.

Patisserie Valerie rescued in private equity-backed MBO

Patisserie Valerie has reportedly been sold to its management team in a move backed by a private equity firm.

Gail’s adds Bacon Hot Cross Bun to Easter menu

Gail’s Bakery has unveiled its Easter 2019 range, including sweet chocolate treats and a hot cross bun with bacon.

Patisserie Valerie unveils Valentine’s NPD and brand

Patisserie Holdings – which entered administration last month – has rolled out Patisserie Valerie Valentine’s NPD and rebranded one of its flagship stores.

The Cornish Bakery reopens York store after fire

The Cornish Bakery is to reopen its Colliergate store in York today (12 February), over four months since it closed following a fire.

Bakery food-to-go sales set to grow £400m by 2022

Price, convenience and health will be key factors in tapping growth in the food to go market, according to analysts.

Prada pastry shop Marchesi 1824 to open first UK site

Prada Group-owned pastry shop Marchesi 1824 is to open a store in London’s Mayfair this year.

Graze healthy snack brand acquired by Unilever

Unilever is raising its profile in the healthy foods market with the acquisition of the Graze snacking brand.

Signorelli opens third outlet in London’s Stratford

Italian artisan bakery and pasticceria (pastry shop) Signorelli has opened its third outlet in Stratford’s newest neighbourhood.

Chantilly Patisserie sold by Real Good Food

Renshaw owner Real Good Food (RGF) has sold Chantilly Patisserie to its management team.

Caffè Nero Group acquires 70% stake in Coffee#1

Caffè Nero Group has bought a majority stake in the Coffee#1 chain.

London campaign to curb crust waste launched

A campaign to help reduce the number of bread crusts thrown away in London every year has been launched by the North London Waste Authority (NLWA).

Greencore food-to-go sales rise 6.4% in Q1

Greencore has stated that 2019 has got off to an “encouraging start”, with strong sales in its food-to-go operations.

Food firms warn of no-deal shortages and price hikes

Consumers could face availability issues and higher prices, major retailers and foodservice businesses have warned.

Laura Ashley tea rooms adds vegan afternoon tea

Laura Ashley the Tea Room has expanded its afternoon tea offering with a vegan option at its three sites.

Consultation on sandwich allergen labelling launched

A consultation - which includes a proposal of making full ingredient listing mandatory on food prepared in shops – has been launched by the government.

New London food hub to feature mill and bakery

A regeneration project in London’s Elephant & Castle, designed to highlight sustainable food, is to feature an on-site mill and bakery.

Seventy Patisserie Holdings sites to close immediately

Patisserie Holdings administrator KPMG is to immediately close 70 sites following the collapse of the business last night.

AIBI Congress to focus on bakery of the future

Jonathan Warburton and Sir John Timpson are among speakers at an event being billed as the UK’s biggest bakery conference.

Bako South Eastern merged with ABC Suppliers

Bakery supplier Bako North Western Group has merged its businesses ABC Suppliers (Norwich) and Bako South Eastern (Wimbledon).

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