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Kingsmill adds Vitamin Boost loaf to 50/50 range

Allied Bakeries has launched a new Kingsmill 50/50 loaf with added vitamins and minerals.

Pladis chief executive Cem Karakaş steps down

McVitie’s owner Pladis has launched a search for a new chief executive following the exit of Cem Karakaş.

Scientists say further research needed on gluten and type 1 diabetes link

Scientists say more research is required to determine if there is a link between gluten intake and type 1 diabetes.

Ulrick & Short releases gluten-free texture aid

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

Pidy announces return of student catering challenge

Ready-to-fill pastry manufacturer Pidy has announced the return of its ‘revamp the vol-au-vent’ student catering challenge for the second year.

Gail’s creates loaf using waste bread

Gail’s has created what it claims is the UK’s first loaf made using leftover bread.

Irwin’s says workers’ strike will not impact operations

Operations at Irwin’s Bakery in Northern Ireland will not be impacted by a workers’ strike over pay, chief executive Michael Murphy has said today (21 September).

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.

See the winning bakes from IBA German Championship

Cousins Nicole Mittmann and Patrick Mittmann have won the fourth German Championship of Bakers with a stunning display of products.

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.

Barry Callebaut buys Burton’s chocolate facility

Barry Callebaut has bought Burton’s Biscuit Company’s chocolate production site and entered into a long-term supply agreement with the biscuit manufacturer.

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.

Hovis seeks to increase bread bag recycling

Hovis is introducing new on-pack labelling designed to increase the amount of bread bags being recycled.

Coffee brand TrueStart opens sustainable cafe

Sustainable coffee manufacturer TrueStart has opened its first coffee shop in Bristol serving hot beverages alongside locally sourced treats.

Dates revealed for National Doughnut Week 2019

National Doughnut Week is returning next year from 11–18 May for more fundraising.

Asda rolls out freakshake-inspired Baileys cakes

Finsbury Food Group has unveiled a duo of NPD flavoured with Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur.

Ella’s Kitchen launches frozen muffins for kids

Baby food brand Ella’s Kitchen is moving into the frozen aisle with the launch of its Big Kids range, which includes a duo of frozen muffins.

Great British Bake Blog 2018: Episode four

The Bake Off tent has been invaded by space turtles! No, this isn’t a crossover with Terry Pratchett’s Discworld – it’s Kim-Joy’s showstopper.

Pop-up gin bakery to open in London this weekend

Artisan cake-maker Pearl & Groove has teamed up with mixers brand Fentimans to launch a pop-up bakery in London.

Steve Dawson joins RGF as non-exec director

Renshaw owner Real Good Food (RGF) has appointed Steve Dawson – who helped to turn around the Bahlsen US business – as an independent non-executive director.

Real Bread Campaign to hold anniversary festival

The Real Bread Campaign is to hold a mini-festival featuring five leading bakers to mark its 10th anniversary.

Out of this world! China wins IBA UIBC bakers cup

Zhou Bin and Peng Fudong from China have won the IBA-UIBC-Cup of Bakers with a stunning array of baked goods.

Real Good Food supports Brighter Foods investment

Real Good Food Group, which this month sold Haydens Bakery, says rationalisation and new funding are enabling it to support investment in other parts of its business, such as Brighter Foods.

BSB reveals speaker line-up for autumn conference

Senior figures from Warrens Bakery, Bread Ahead and Roberts Bakery are among the key speakers at the British Society of Baking’s (BSB's) autumn conference.

National Cupcake Week 2018 gets underway

Bakers and cupcake lovers across the country have kicked off celebrations for National Cupcake Week 2018, which runs from 17-23 September.

Bakkavor Bread to recruit 200 staff at bakery sites

Bakkavor, the fresh prepared food manufacturer, has launched a recruitment drive to find 200 new staff for its bread division.

Finsbury to invest to meet demand for ‘artisan’ bread

Finsbury Food Group is to invest further to meet demand for artisan-style bread – and said it was committed to growing its business through further acquisitions.

NHS Trust: ‘We do not want to replace Cornish pasties’

Hospital chiefs have insisted they do not want to replace the Cornish pasty – despite suggesting they could be made with filo rather than the traditional pastry.

Lotus and Krispy Kreme release S’mores doughnut

Krispy Kreme has partnered with Lotus Biscoff to create a S’mores doughnut. 

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.

Ormo Bakery teams up with NI brands for NPD

Belfast-based Ormo Bakery, which is part of Hovis, has teamed up with two other Northern Irish brands to develop new products.

Freaks of Nature roll out vegan hot puddings

Vegan brand Freaks of Nature has expanded its range with Sticky Toffee and Chocolate Fudge hot puddings.

Macphie managing director Andy Underwood to leave

Scottish food ingredients manufacturer Macphie has announced the departure of managing director Andy Underwood.

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.

The Cake Crew cupcakes gains national listings

The Cake Crew has secured its first national listings for the Beautifully Crafted cupcake brand in Ocado and Costco.

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.

Great British Bake Blog 2018: Episode Three

Barely two minutes into this week’s Bake Off and I’m giggling like a school girl. Why? Because they’re making buns. And, as we learned last week, it’s impossible for me not to giggle at that word.

Pladis set to extend direct biscuit wheat sourcing

McVitie’s owner Pladis is to extend its ‘Back to Farm’ direct wheat sourcing initiative.

Warburtons adds to Toastie range with sourdough loaf

Warburtons has expanded its thick-sliced Toastie range with a sourdough variant.

Ginsters revamps sandwich packaging and adds NPD

Ginsters of Cornwall has overhauled its sandwich range with revamped packaging and new products.

Rich Products to move production to single site

Sweet bakery manufacturer Rich Products UK is to consolidate all production in a new facility at Andover in Hampshire.

Former McDonald’s US chief joins Aryzta board

Aryzta has made new independent board appointments to help turn the business around, and announced that banks have agreed to underwrite plans to raise €800m (£715m) through a new share offer.

Premier Foods staff raise £27,500 for charity Mind

Employees at Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods have raised £27,500 for mental health charity Mind by running and walking along the 22-mile Jurassic Coast in Weymouth.

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.

Christmas preview: bakery brands reveal festive NPD

There are just over 15 weeks until Christmas and the nation’s bakery businesses have begun unveiling their plans for the festive season.

Deadline extended for Christmas Stars entries

We are delighted to give Britain’s bakers one more week to enter the Christmas Stars competition.

Pladis targets lunch market with McVitie’s Club cake

Pladis has extended its McVitie’s Cake range with a new product inspired by its orange Club bars, designed to combine cake, biscuits and chocolate in one treat.

Frozen vegan pizza gains listings in Tesco

Meat alternative brand Oumph! has gained listings for its frozen Italian-style pizza in 179 Tesco stores across the UK.