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Feature Synopses

Feature Synopsis: Yeast August 2017

This feature will offer bakers insight into yeast production – and how ingredients suppliers transform a tiny vial of bacteria into tonnes of liquid or solid yeast.

Feature Synopsis: Combi and Tunnel Ovens August 2017

This feature will offer advice to bakers on making the most of their combination oven, while also exploring developments in the technology available.

Feature Synopsis: Ethnic Flours & Speciality Breads August 2017

Steamed buns such as bao are no longer the preserve of foodies and specialist ethnic retailers – Sainsbury’s now has them in its food-to-go range, a number of foodservice chains sell them, and steamed bread also made an appearance in Great British Bake Off challenge last year.

Feature Synopsis: Cupcakes August 2017

Supermarkets are stocking fewer cupcake lines (number of SKUs is down around 20% in past two years), and some major café chains no longer sell cupcakes

Feature Synopsis: Inspection & Quality Control July 2017

This article will look at x-ray and metal detection equipment, and particularly the vital role the correct calibration plays in its use.

Feature Synopsis: High-fibre & Seeded Bakery July 2017

M&S now adds fibre to all its bread, and Allied Bakeries this year rebranded its Great White loaf as High Fibre. This feature will examine whether other bakers will follow suit, and whether added-fibre might become the default position for white bread?

Feature Synopsis: Halloween July 2017

In addition to looking at seasonal products, this article will look at ways in which bakers can market their Halloween offer to customers and increase custom at this time of year.

Feature Synopsis: Distribution and Logistics July 2017

This article will explore whether bakeries making the most of the opportunities offered by technological advances in distributions and logistics systems, particularly to small/medium-sized businesses.

Feature Synopsis: Cutting, Slicing & Portioning July 2017

This article will examine the bread and bread roll slicing options available to small/medium sized businesses: Key questions will include:

Feature Synopsis: Thins, Wraps & Pitta

At mainstream retail, at least, the thins market is in decline despite major investment over recent years by manufacturers.