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Tale of two export markets: cake booms as bread falls

Exports of UK-produced cakes have soared almost 20% year on year in the past quarter – but bread exports have slumped 15%.

Revealed: what the bakers of tomorrow want from an employer

Students from the National Bakery School at London Southbank University have revealed what they are looking for in a potential employer.

Black Friday: bakers grab a slice of the action

Bakers are grabbing a slice of the action this Black Friday, with discounts on bakery courses, brownies, cookbooks and celebration cakes. 

Scientists give go-ahead for potassium as salt replacer

Scientists have given the green light for bakers to experiment with the use of potassium as a replacement for salt.

Prewett’s expands gluten-free range with biscuit bar

Gluten-free brand Prewett’s has expanded its range with a chocolate-coated and caramel biscuit bar. 

Starbucks rolls out London lunchtime meal deal

Starbucks is going up against the likes of Boots and Tesco as it rolls out a £3.99 lunchtime meal deal at its stores across the capital. 

Central Foods boosts free-from presence with doughnut range

Frozen food distributor Central Foods has introduced the Katerbake medium-sized gluten-free ring doughnut range.

Starbucks cuts sugar in Christmas cakes

Starbucks has slashed sugar across its sweet bakery range, with reductions of up to 54%. 

Air passenger growth drives UK sales hike for SSP

Strong growth in the air sector has helped drive a 4.8% hike in full-year UK revenue for Starbucks and Upper Crust travel sites operator SSP.

Finsbury revenue up 4% despite overseas sales dip

Finsbury Food Group has reported a 4% hike in group sales in the past four months.

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