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Royal wedding boosts cake and bakery goods sales

Royal wedding celebrations have driven a surge in sales of cakes and home-baking supplies.

Plastic-free sandwich packaging unveiled by RAP

Wimbledon-based sandwich packaging supplier RAP has launched two plastic-free sandwich wedges.

Belfast miller Neill’s Flour expands operations

Miller Neill’s Flour is expanding its operations into a 16,000sq ft unit in the Titanic Quarter at Belfast’s Channel Commercial Plant.

Aryzta announces profit warning and £175m cuts

Bakery business Aryzta has cuts its forecast earnings and announced plans to slash costs by £175m over the next three years.

Warrens Bakery and GBBO star seek first Young Budding Baker

Warrens Bakery has launched a competition to find the UK’s best young baker.

UK baker Wayne Caddy gets elite baking award

British artisan baker Wayne Caddy has won an international award and a place in exclusive culinary club Elite de la Boulangerie Internationale (EBI).

New York Bakery Co creates breakfast bagel bar

New York Bakery Co is launching a bagel pop-up site in London this weekend.

New call for mandatory out-of-home food labels

Health campaigners Action on Sugar and Action on Salt are calling on government to make colour-coded nutrition labelling mandatory on café and restaurant items.

M&S to axe 100 stores and slow food expansion

Marks & Spencer (M&S) is to close more than 100 stores by 2022 and has scaled back its Simply Food openings.

Tesco bakery boss reveals retailer's future plans

Tesco bakery chief Gordon Gafa has revealed the retailer’s future plans for its in-store bakeries.

Suppliers fall short of PHE sugar reduction targets

Food and drink suppliers have fallen short of government targets to reduce sugar.

Brits spend £10,000 on meal deals in their lifetime

British consumers splash out more than £10,000 on lunch meal deals in their working lifetime, according to new research.

US woes take toll on profit growth at Greencore

Greencore profit growth has been dented in a “challenging” half year by problems in the firm’s US operation.

Bake-off & Finished Goods: Slow, slow quick

Long-fermentation loaves, artisan products and those with health benefits are generating quicker sales than the category average... so how can retailers capitalise?

Video: how apprentices saved one bakery £38,000 a year

British Baker met with members of trade body Scottish Bakers to talk about the value of apprenticeships to the baking industry.

Bake Off: The Professionals – Episode 3

Forget Bake Off: The Professionals, it’s the Liam Charles show this week. I feel he has been overlooked in the previous two episodes, but this week his upbeat personality shone through.

Royal wedding cake: bakers give their verdict

The wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle broke with many traditions – as did the couple’s cake.

Warburtons launches brioche burger buns

Warburtons has expanded its Bistro range with Brioche Burger Buns.

Savoury doughnuts: just a fad or on a roll?

Think doughnuts are only for dessert? Think again. Bakers are getting experimental with doughnuts, adding fillings such as cheese, pulled pork and even eggs benedict.

New York Bakery Co rolls out seeded bagel thins

New York Bakery Co has added to its range of bagel thins with a soft seeded variant.

Royal wedding cake has ‘ethereal, floral’ flavour

Violet Bakery’s lemon-elderflower-meringue-buttercream creation is taking shape for the big day tomorrow (19 May).

Warburtons aims to score with football packaging

Warburtons is rolling out football-themed packaging ahead of this summer’s World Cup.

Tim Hortons set to open first Northern Ireland site

Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons is to open its first site in Northern Ireland.

Bakers gear up for royal wedding: part 2

The big day is nearly upon us and bakers across the nation have been frantically creating treats to celebrate the union of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on 19 May.

SSP Group profits up by almost a third year on year

New contracts and operational improvements have driven a 32.6% increase in underlying operating profit at travel site operator SSP Group.

Thomas the Baker unveils the Flat Cap sandwich

Thomas the Baker is giving sarnies a regional twist with the launch of a Yorkshire Flat Cap Sandwich.

United Bakery Equipment joins Federation of Bakers

US equipment supplier United Bakery Equipment (UBE) has become an associate sponsor of the Federation of Bakers.

Bells Food Group makes four new appointments

Scottish pie and pastry manufacturer Bells has expanded its senior team with four new appointments.

Stephen Mulhern to host Baking Industry Awards!

TV presenter and all-round entertainer Stephen Mulhern is to host this year’s Baking Industry Awards ceremony.

Speciality Breads expands frozen dough range with ciabatta trio

Margate-based Speciality Breads has developed its frozen dough range to include a trio of ciabatta options: plain, sundried tomato and olive.

Northumbrian Fine Foods acquired by European firm

Gluten-free biscuit manufacturer Northumbrian Fine Foods has been acquired by European own-label firm Biscuit International from CriSeren Foods.

Gallery: National Doughnut Week 2018

It’s National Doughnut Week and Britain’s bakers are looking to raise some dough for charity The Children’s Trust by rustling up delectable doughnuts.

Crosta & Mollica Italian-inspired breads coming to Sainsbury’s

 Baked goods supplier Crosta & Mollica is introducing four new Italian bakery lines at Sainsbury’s.

Patisserie Valerie up 13.2% as expansion continues

Revenue across the Patisserie Valerie brand has risen 13.2% in the past half-year.

Premier branded cake sales down 3% across the year

Sales of branded cakes at Mr Kipling and Cadbury cakes supplier Premier Foods have fallen more than 3% year on year.

Carrs Foods launches Jumbo Hot Dog Rolls

Carrs Foods is launching Jumbo Hot Dog Rolls under its revamped Baker Street brand.

Last chance to enter 2018 Baking Industry Awards!

Businesses have until midnight tomorrow (15 May) to enter the 2018 Baking Industry Awards.

Pâtisserie Paul launching at St Pancras International

French artisan bakery and pâtisserie Paul is opening new sites in St Pancras International station and Canary Wharf this month.

Warburtons sourdough to be trialled in south east

Warburtons is aiming to tap rising demand for handmade artisan breads with the launch of three sourdough loaves.

Video: Scottish Bakers on key industry challenges

British Baker caught up with members of trade body Scottish Bakers at the group’s conference in Glasgow this month to talk about the role of the organisation.

Bake Off: The Professionals – Episode 2

Things are tense in the Bake Off kitchen this week – there’s swearing, a slew of criticism and even some tears.

How to use edible flowers for showstopping bakes

Edible flowers are on the rise thanks to the likes of Instagram and the upcoming royal wedding.

Le Pain Quotidien launches in Dublin

Global bakery-restaurant chain Le Pain Quotidien has opened a site in Dublin’s Molesworth Street.

Mission Foods chef named Sandwich Designer of the Year

A toasted gözleme sandwich filled with vegan lamb and beetroot hummus has won Mission Foods business development chef Kim Hartley the title of Sandwich Designer of the Year.

Healthy items off the menu for some of Britain’s bakers

Despite pressure on food manufacturers to cut sugar and calories from products, Britain’s bakers seem to be shying away from healthier NPD.

Délifrance invests in sites and brand refresh

Délifrance is celebrating its 30th anniversary in the UK with investment in new and existing sites, a design refresh and a restructure of its brands.

NPD helps NI bakery Sweet Things treble sales

Sales at Northern Irish bakery Sweet Things have trebled to £1.5m over the past year, driven partly by NPD.

National Doughnut Week gets underway

Bakers across the country are gearing up for National Doughnut Week which begins tomorrow (12 May).

Pidy extends Trendy pastry cases range

Belgian-based producer Pidy has added a larger size to its Trendy range of sweet ready-to-fill pastry cases.

Crowdfunding helps gluten-free bakery plan second site

A gluten-free Edinburgh bakery plans to open a second store within the next year following a successful crowdfunding push that has raised more than £30,000.