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Pladis extends McVitie’s Thins range

Biscuit manufacturer Pladis has expanded its range of McVitie’s Thins with three pieces of NPD.

Gail’s Bakery opens site in Muswell Hill

Gail’s Bakery has today (19 July) opened a new shop in Muswell Hill, London, serving freshly baked loaves, cakes and lunches.

B-Tempted launches gluten-free vegan range

Free-from brand B-Tempted has unveiled a selection of gluten-free vegan cupcakes and muffins.

Sweet Yorkshire puddings hit shelves in Asda

The Real Yorkshire Pudding Co has gained listings in Asda for two new dessert Yorkshire puddings.

Tiny Rebel brews beer from Iceland’s surplus bread

Frozen retailer Iceland has teamed up with Newport-based brewery Tiny Rebel to create a beer made from excess bread.

Bake Off champs create show-themed afternoon tea

The winning team from this year’s Bake Off: The Professionals have created an afternoon tea inspired by their time on the Channel 4 show.

Premier Foods boss Gavin Darby re-elected as CEO

Gavin Darby has been re-elected as chief executive of Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods – although more than 40% of the vote went against him.

Brioche Pasquier launches lattice-topped tart

French bakery manufacturer Brioche Pasquier has launched a variant on the classic apple pie, which it says taps into the trend for smaller, less rich desserts.

Mr Kipling turnaround drives Premier growth

A surge in sales of the previously ailing Mr Kipling brand has driven growth in Premier Foods’ revenue.

Freshpack to close after low margins deter buyers

Frozen pies and snacks manufacturer Freshpack is to close following an unsuccessful search for a buyer.

Air sector drives growth in SSP UK sales

SSP, which operates UK travel sites for brands including Starbucks and Upper Crust, has reported a 2.7% increase in like-for-like sales in its third quarter.

Warrens Bakery reveals summer line-up

Warrens Bakery is tapping the trend for nostalgic flavours with its summer range, which includes a Traditional Cream Horn and Mirror Glaze Doughnuts.

World’s oldest bread found by archaeologists

The charred remains of flatbread baked by hunter-gatherers 14,400 years ago have been found by archaeologists at a site in north-eastern Jordan.

Lidl initiative showcases bakery innovation

Lidl is testing a new promotional strategy that enables it to showcase innovative products from bakery suppliers.

Baking Industry Awards 2018 finalists announced

Here they are, the 31 finalists in the 2018 Baking Industry Awards!

McDougalls reveals 2018 Young Baking Team winner

Premier Foods has awarded pupils from St Martin and St Mary C of E Primary School in Windermere, Cumbria, the title of 2018 McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year.

More Foods donates cakes to mark NHS anniversary

More Food, part of the Cake Brands group, has donated more than a thousand cakes to charity to help celebrate the 70th birthday of the National Health Service.

Finsbury Food Group fights 'unprecedented' cost hikes

Finsbury Food Group says it will deliver profits in line with expectations despite “unprecedented commodity and labour inflation”.

Vegan patisserie Café Forty One opens in London

A business that claims to be London’s first vegan patisserie has opened near Hyde Park.

Adelie Foods lost £28.8m in 18-month shake-up

Food-to-go-firm Adelie Foods lost almost £30m in the 18 months the business was being restructured.

Innocent’s Kate Voss joins Modern Baker as COO

Modern Baker, the Oxford-based healthy baking business, has recruited Innocent’s Kate Voss as its new chief operating officer.

AAE young pastry chef of the year announced

Sophie Bamford of Newcastle restaurant 21 has been named Young Pastry Chef of the Year in the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Annual Awards of Excellence (AAE).

Prescot bakery in £30,000 crowdfunding push

An independent bakery in Prescot has raised almost £10,000 in 13 days as part of a £30,000 crowdfunding push to help expand its business.

Adelie Foods expands Urban Eat vegan line-up

Five more vegan products are being added to Adelie Foods’ Urban Eat range.

Paul A Young develops first vegan-specific product

Chocolatier Paul A Young has expanded its range with a vegan dark chocolate brownie.

AB Mauri completes Holgran / Fleming Howden acquisition deal

AB Mauri has acquired ingredients suppliers Holgran and Fleming Howden from Rank Hovis Milling.

Pidy revamps and extends Veggie Cup line-up

Pastry supplier Pidy has launched an improved recipe across its vegan Veggie Cup mini canapé case range and extended it with a new flavour.

Starbucks 5p paper cup charge rolled out across UK

Starbucks is to test a 5p paper cup charge across all 950 UK stores following a three-month trial in London.

Bakery wins funding for frozen bread research

Bakery brand Modern Baker is working with Campden BRI to establish whether freezing can raise the health credentials of bread.

Speciality Breads aiming to halve single-use plastics

Frozen bread and dough supplier Speciality Breads has set out new environmental targets, including a 50% reduction in consumption of single-use plastic by 2020.

Pasty maker Crantock closes with loss of 109 jobs

Cornwall-based pasty and pastries supplier Crantock Bakery has shut with the loss of more than 100 jobs.

Patisserie Valerie to be sold in 70 Sainsbury’s stores

Sainsbury’s has extended its partnership with Patisserie Valerie to 70 stores.

Bake Off: The Professionals – Episode 10

‘Can I have counselling after this?’ wondered contestant Bharat Chandegra at one dramatic point in the final of this year’s Bake Off: The Professionals.

CO2 shortage: Allied cuts rolls and thins shelf life

Kingsmill owner Allied Bakeries has temporarily abandoned the use of modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) for some products as a result of the carbon dioxide crisis.

Speciality Breads launches mini ciabatta rolls

Speciality Breads has expanded its artisan-style frozen breads line-up with a range of mini ciabatta rolls.

Gradz Bakery rolls out cake and premium dessert range

Gradz Bakery is targeting independent retailers, coffee shops and delis with its first cake and dessert range.

Cornish Pasty Association unveils retailer scheme

Trade body the Cornish Pasty Association has launched a scheme for retailers that sell genuine Cornish pasties but don’t necessarily make their own.

Bakery firms and college create new apprenticeship

Prima Bakeries and Warrens Bakery have worked with a college to develop a new apprenticeship.

CO2 shortage: Hovis reduces best-before dates

Hovis has reduced the best-before date of some of its products as a result of the carbon dioxide shortage.

Paterson Arran shortlisted for European green award

Shortbread supplier Paterson Arran has been named as one of two British finalists in the European Business Awards for the Environment.

American Pan UK joins the Federation of Bakers

American Pan UK has become the latest associate member of the Federation of Bakers.

Raw vegan cake shop Rawnchy opens in Glasgow

A self-taught raw cake maker who has catered for the likes of Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood has opened a vegan cake shop in Glasgow.

Bakery uses Internet of Things technology to save money and boost quality

A Dublin-based baking business has shaved 14% off its electricity bill within months after investing in internet of things (IoT) technology.

Deadline nears for gluten-free funding applications

Bakery businesses are being urged to apply for a new £750,000 research fund from Coeliac UK and Innovate UK.

Warburtons crumpet production back to normal after CO2 supply is secured

Warburtons crumpet production has returned to normal after the business secured a supply of carbon dioxide.

Dr Oetker Professional rolls out sweet pizzas

Dr Oetker Professional has expanded its range of foodservice offerings with the launch of two dessert pizzas.

CO2 shortage prompts Campden shelf life study

Campden BRI is launching a project to investigate the impact of carbon dioxide on the shelf life of modified atmosphere packed foods.

Dawn Foods to exclusively supply NI doughnut shop

Dawn Foods has partnered with Ireland’s biggest bakery distributor, O’Brien Ingredients, to supply products to a new doughnut retailer in Northern Ireland.

Baker Perkins adds to range with granola bar machine

Equipment supplier Baker Perkins is tapping into trend for healthier snacking with the development of machinery to create crunchy granola bars.

Margins threatened by rise in wheat and butter costs

Bakers are facing continued increases in wheat prices as a result of the dry weather – as butter once again heads towards record highs.