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What’s in-store for hot cross buns this Easter?

One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns. The fruity treats dominate supermarkets’ bakery aisles at this time of year, but retailers are mixing things up to keep consumers engaged.

Finsbury buys freehold of Lightbody factory

Finsbury Food Group has purchased the freehold property of its Lightbody celebration cakes factory in Hamilton, Scotland.

Allied ramps up bread supply as weather worsens

Allied Bakeries has increased bread production across the UK as the ‘Beast from the East’ causes supply problems for food operators.

World Book Day: baked goods from literature

It’s World Book Day – a celebration of all things literary in which children across the country head out in droves dressed as their favourite characters.

Peter’s Pies set to axe 90 jobs at Bedwas factory

Pie and pasty maker Peter’s Food Service is to cut production at its factory in Bedwas, south Wales following a review of the profitability of its own-label customer contracts, putting up to 90 jobs at risk.

Black magic: charcoal pizza helps to boost Bakkavor

Strong sales of bread and pizza – including a charcoal base launched into Waitrose stores – have helped drive growth for Bakkavor.

Carbs in fashion with surge of interest in bread makers

Further evidence has emerged that Brits are falling back in love with bread – with Argos reporting a surge of interest in bread makers.

Kudos appoints James Youngman as finance director

Leavening agents producer Kudos Blends has named James Youngman as the company’s first finance director.

Topping Pie launches pie eating competition

Doncaster-based The Topping Pie Company is to launch a Pie Eating Contest on the 4 March at Frenchgate Shopping Centre.

Mr Kipling distribution centre in Rugby set to close

A distribution centre in Rugby that handles Mr Kipling and Cadbury cakes is set to close.

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