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Iceland set to axe plastic bakery packaging

Iceland has pledged to swap plastic packaging across its own-label bakery lines for paper-based material.

Greggs reveals plan to accelerate store openings

Greggs is aiming to grow its estate to almost 2,000 stores in the coming year with the opening of up to 130 new sites.

Butterscotch Bakery’s new afternoon tea site

London-based Butterscotch Bakery is to open its second site in Marylebone, London, specialising in afternoon tea.

Premier Foods Q3: Cadbury and Mr Kipling sales decline

Premier Foods’ Mr Kipling and Cadbury cake sales have fallen in the past three months – although the business has reported strong growth in its own-label cake business.

How was 2017 for Britain’s bakery industry?

British Baker wants you to say what the past 12 months have meant for the retail bakery market.

Coffee shop market up 7.3% despite Brexit pressures

More than 1,200 coffee shops were opened in the UK in the past year, according to a new study.

Samworth site merger set to create 'savoury pastry centre of excellence'

Samworth Brothers is planning to create a Savoury Pastry Centre of Excellence with the merger of two bakery operations in Callington, Cornwall.

Real Bread Campaign launches guide to cutting bakery surplus and waste

A new guide to help small bakeries reduce surplus and waste has been published by The Real Bread Campaign.

Margin pressure continues to push up bread prices

The average price of a large loaf of wrapped bread has risen 6p in the past year as rising costs put pressure on Britain’s bakers.

Entries open for 2018 British Pie Awards

The British Pie Awards are seeking entries for this year’s competition.

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