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Italian firm Granarolo buys Midland Food Group

Chilled and frozen food wholesaler Midland Food Group (MFG) has been acquired by Italian dairy business Granarolo Group.

Pudding firm Ultimate Food Co enters administration

Christmas pudding supplier The Ultimate Food Company has entered administration after trading for more than 30 years.

St John Bakery opens pop-up at Old Street Station

St John Bakery has opened a temporary site at Old Street station in London.

Pukka sees profits fall despite rise in turnover

Pukka Pies has reported a slight increase in turnover, although rising costs have contributed to a drop in profits.

Love at first bite: Man proposes in Greggs

A graphic designer from Hertfordshire proposed to his girlfriend at a Valentine’s Day celebration hosted by Greggs.

Chevler releases cupcake cases for royal wedding

Welsh baking case manufacturer Chevler is reintroducing a range of patriotic cake and muffin cases ahead of the upcoming royal wedding.

Brace’s Bakery chairman Colin Brace passes away

Colin Brace, chairman of Newport-based Brace’s Bakery, has passed away after a short illness, aged 96 years.

Bahlsen launches free-from kids’ biscuits

Biscuit company Bahlsen is rolling out a free-from version of its children’s Zoo biscuits.

British wrapped bread not ‘ultra-processed’, says FOB

The Federation of Bakers (FOB) has defended British bread following the publication of a French report suggesting a link between wrapped loaves and a higher risk of cancer.

NFU Mutual issues safety guide for selling at farmers’ markets

The National Farmers’ Union Mutual (NFU) has published a safety guide for producers thinking about selling at farmers’ markets.

Euro Catering supports new businesses with entry-level pizza ovens

Equipment supplier Euro Catering has broadened its equipment portfolio with an entry-level pizza oven described as suitable for start-up businesses.

McVitie’s taps food-to-go trend with Jaffa Cake Pocket Packs

Pladis has introduced McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes Pocket Packs to meet demand from millennials for products on-the-go.

Tropical flavours tipped to be major macaron trend

Floral and tropical flavoured macarons are set to become the next big thing, according to Brioche Pasquier.

Behold! The Valentine’s Day-themed toastie

Bristol-based delivery service Cheese Posties has marked Valentine’s Day with cheese toasties inspired by red velvet cupcakes.

Paterson Arran makes management changes

Shortbread supplier Paterson Arran is to restructure its business following the retirement of owners Alan Hardie and Ian Appleton.

Are you the baker of Britain’s Best Loaf?

Here’s a great chance for bakers to showcase their skills and the quality of their work to peers and  potential customers as the hunt of Britain’s Best Loaf begins

Grahams Bakery goes global with export deal

Northern Irish family business Grahams Bakery is ramping up its focus on the international market after securing an export deal for its Irish Oat Cookies and Irish Butter Shortbread to the US, France and Spain.

Fears raised over stem rust risk to UK wheat crop

UK wheat may be at renewed risk from stem rust – a disease associated with crop failure and famine – according to a new study.

What is Britain’s favourite toast topping?

Brit’s favourite toast toppings have been revealed in a new survey by Waitrose.

Bakers share the love this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is here and the nation’s bakers have been whipped into a frenzy creating treats to mark the occasion.

Gallery: Greggs extends sweet and savoury menu

Greggs has made several additions to its line-up, featuring new doughnuts, pizzas and bakes.

Topless Baker to feature at Foodex 2018 show

YouTube and Instagram sensation Matt Adlard, the Topless Baker, is among the bakers who will feature at Foodex 2018.

Gallery: 2018 World Master Bakers highlights

The World Master Bakers 2018 competition took place at Europain last week (3-5 February), with entrants from across the globe hoping to win the coveted title in three categories.

Finsbury Food revamps Thorntons cake range

Finsbury Food Group is relaunching its licensed Thorntons celebration cake range with the addition of four new products.

Rise in veganism prompts afternoon tea launch for Cake Boy

London patisserie Cake Boy has launched a vegan afternoon tea.

Australia tipped as key new export market

Australia has been predicted to offer big opportunities for UK business following Brexit.

Morrisons rolls out Yorkshire pudding pizza

Morrisons has combined two of Britain’s favourite foods to create the Yorkshire pudding pizza.

Aryzta unveils four new sourdough breads

Aryzta Food Solutions has launched four new sourdough breads to boost foodservice operator menus.

Auntie Anne’s launches apple cinnamon mini pies

Franchise business Auntie Anne’s has rolled out limited-edition apple cinnamon mini pies to tap growing interest in the snacking market.

Fox’s increases permanent workforce by 10%

Fox’s Biscuits is increasing its number of permanent staff as demand for its products grows.

Five top trends for National Pizza Day

Happy National Pizza Day! Businesses across the country are celebrating with supermarket deals and discounts on delivery.

New York Bakery Co rolls out bagel beer

New York Bakery Co has launched a limited-edition beer made with bagels in celebration of today’s National Bagel Day (9 February).

Waste bread project secures student international award

A University of Sunderland student has been awarded by the King of Dubai for a charitable initiative that sees waste bread turned into animal feed.

Bridor introduces bakery lines to UK market

French bakery specialist Bridor is set to roll out two indulgent bakery ranges to the UK market.

Warburtons launches wholemeal Toastie loaf

Warburtons has expanded its range of wrapped breads with a Wholemeal Toastie loaf.

Tunnocks ad ruled ‘socially irresponsible’

An advert for Tunnocks Tea Cake featuring a female tennis player has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), following a single complaint that it was ‘offensive’.

Online ordering systems to shape future bakery market

Online ordering systems have been tipped to transform the way UK consumers purchase baked goods in the future.

US sandwich chain Which Wich set to make UK debut

American sandwich brand Which Wich is set to open its first site in the UK at the St Giles Plaza in London.

Flower & White targets snacking with meringue bar

Shropshire-based Flower & White has launched a duo of Meringue Bars in raspberry and chocolate.

Premier Foods appoints new marketing director

Premier Foods has promoted Yilmaz Erceyes to the role of UK marketing director. 

Hot cross slices lead Mr Kipling Easter NPD line-up

Mr Kipling has unveiled Easter NPD including Hot Cross Slices and Chocolate Whirls.

Arden’s extends Morrisons listings with new products

Arden Fine Foods has launched three additional products into Morrisons’ stores to meet consumer demand for variety in savoury snacks.

Tesco changes doughnut recipe to reduce sugar

Tesco has changed the recipe of three own-label doughnut lines to reduce their sugar content. 

Border switches from seven to five-day production

Scottish biscuits supplier Border has switched from a seven-day week to a five-day one under a new production schedule.

Doughnut and flapjack feature in Co-op Easter NPD

The Co-op has unveiled its spring bakery NPD, including an Easter doughnut, lemon meringue iced fingers and hot cross bun-flavoured flapjacks.

Booker boss Charles Wilson to become Tesco retail CEO

Booker boss Charles Wilson is to lead Tesco’s UK retail operations when the merger of the two businesses completes.

Lawtons finds 100-year-old recipe while decorating

Staffordshire-based Lawtons Pies has discovered a historical recipe for gingerbread while decorating its bakery.

Pukka Pies sales soar thanks to campaign

Pukka Pies has revealed a record-breaking sales period, driven by its marketing campaign in 2017.

Five tips for boosting your bagel sales

Bagels are one of the fastest-growing bakery products and sandwich carriers on UK menus, according to MCA Insights Eating Out Panel 2017.

World Bread Awards open for entries this week

The Tiptree World Bread Awards, in association with Brook Food, is seeking bakers for this year’s competition.