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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.

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