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MBO at Park Cakes provides exit for Vision Capital Subscription

22 Mar 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Own-label cake manufacturer Park Cakes has been sold by private equity owner Vision Capital to the business’ management team for an undisclosed amount.

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Finsbury Food Group bets on Mary Berry to boost flat sales Subscription

20 Mar 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Finsbury has turned to former Bake Off judge Mary Berry to sweeten sales with a new range of cakes as inflationary cost pressures squeeze the business.

McVitie's sharing tub, Hobnobs Mini Milk Choc Teacakes

McVitie’s gets cake bites trio in sharing tub format Subscription

13 Feb 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The NPD is expected to generate £5m of value sales in its first 12 months

Premier Foods Cadbury Cakes Choc Tarts

Premier unveils Choc Tarts from Cadbury Cakes

08 Feb 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The NPD is aimed at drawing younger consumers to the tarts sub-category

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McVitie's launches Digestives Thins for younger snackers Subscription

26 Jan 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Its flagship launch for 2017 was made possible thanks to the purchase of United Biscuits by Yildiz Holding

Maryland Cookie Bites

Burton's expands Maryland into sharing with Cookie Bites Subscription

03 Jan 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Burton’s says the range has been created to meet rising consumer demand for “treatier biscuits”

Apprentice winner Alana Spencer

The Apprentice winner to launch cakes into retail

19 Dec 2016 | By Beth Gault

Alana Spencer also aims to launch new brand into foodservice and will continue to manufacture cakes in Wales

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Avana Bakeries: Newport business expected to go under Subscription

15 Dec 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Final day of production is expected to be 27 January, 161 workers told

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2 Sisters prepares for tough 2017 as inflation takes hold Subscription

15 Dec 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

CEO Ranjit Singh warns of post-Brexit uncertainty as group reports strong set of Q1 figures

Penguin mini multipack

McVitie's plans Penguin Mini Biscuits multipack launch Subscription

14 Dec 2016 | By Michelle Perrett

Brand hails its ‘largest NPD for several years’

Just Desserts cakes range

Just Desserts unveils first branded cakes range Subscription

13 Dec 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The Shipley bakery’s range comprises Victoria Sponge, Lemon Drizzle and Salted Caramel Cake

hobnobs nibbles

McVitie's adds Hobnobs to Nibbles bite-sized range Subscription

09 Dec 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The new line will be available from January in a resealable pouch

Northumbrian Fine Foods new bake line

Northumbrian creates 40 jobs with £1.2m biscuit line Subscription

05 Dec 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The investment ’will reinforce our leading position in the gluten-free sector’, says the supplier


Biscuit sales suffer as consumer snacking habits change

02 Dec 2016 | By Amy North

Brits have lost their taste for everyday biscuits, buying 48.4 million fewer packs over the past year


Ferrero close to Delacre deal with Pladis Subscription

28 Nov 2016 | By Edward Devlin

The Italian chocolate manufacturer confirmed in a statement that it had made an offer to buy Delacre and DeliChoc, which is also available in the UK.

Oreo Sharing Tray

Mondelez targets family nights in with Oreo Sharing Tray Subscription

03 Nov 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The launch addressed a shortage of sharing formats in the biscuit category, said Mondelez


Burton's Biscuits shakeup to address a further decline in sales Subscription

14 Oct 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Burton’s is under new leadership and has shed its Cadbury biscuits licence as sales fell from £315.4m in 2014 to £287.4m in the year to 3 January 2015.

Mr Kipling Frosty Fancies

Cadbury Cakes and Mr Kipling get festive ranges for Christmas

07 Oct 2016 | By Beth Gault

White-iced Frosty Fancies are among this season’s NPD

Reese Rounds

Hershey's moves into biscuits with new Reese's Rounds Subscription

06 Oct 2016 | By Amy North

The new biscuits represent Hershey’s first entry into the category

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Biscuiteers appeals for crowdfunding Subscription

03 Oct 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Hand-made biscuit company is looking to fund international expansion and online growth

Mr Kipling Cherry Bakewells

Premier Foods extends range of on-the-go variants for Mr Kipling

23 Sep 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Mr Kipling’s Cherry Bakewells and Orange & Cranberry Oat Slices launched in packs of two


Real Good Food targets US growth in turnaround bid Subscription

19 Sep 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Real Good Food is targeting the US, Canada and the wider Americas in a bid to turnaround ailing sales at the bakery and cake decoration group

Xmas Frosty Digestives

McVitie’s announces five additions to Christmas cakes range Subscription

09 Sep 2016 | By Beth Gault

The festive line-up also features the return of McVitie’s Frosty Mint Digestive Slices

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McVitie's loses £38m from UK biscuit cuts but profit rises Subscription

08 Sep 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Revenues at United Biscuits UK, which now falls under the Pladis group, declined amid falling supermarket prices

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Focus on Cakes & Biscuits Subscription

16 Oct 2014 | By Katy Salter

Forget high-concept NPD. This year’s biscuit success story is McVitie’s Digestives…

McVities BN biscuits advert

BN's odd owls join McVitie's 'Sweeet' line-up

20 Jul 2014 | By Mark Dishman

McVitie’s continues its ‘Sweeet’ push with a new ad for its BN biscuits…

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Ritz Crackers return to TV screens - after 30 years

11 Jul 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Ritz Crackers return to TV screens for the first time in 30 years on Monday…

Focus on hot pudding

Pass the custard... nostalgia is king in puddings Subscription

23 Aug 2013 | By Daniel Lanyon

Traditional desserts such as fruit crumble and bread & butter pud are enjoying the sweet taste of success. But why not oth…

Asda, Pots & Co, Coppenrath, Aunt Bessie’s: NPD in puds Subscription

21 Aug 2013

Developed by Asda and the world’s oldest maker of Christmas puddings, the retailer describes this reworking of a festive classic…

Biscuit production

Biscuits: Global Industry Guide Subscription

22 Jul 2013

The global biscuits market had total revenues of $44,944.8 million in 2011, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.1%…

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Small cakes boost lead over large cakes as NPD pays off Subscription

12 Jun 2013 | By Natalie Brown

Volume sales of small cakes have overtaken large cakes – in part thanks to inventive NPD, new research from Mintel revealed today.

McVitie's biscuits pack sizes and prices slashed by UBUK

McVitie's biscuits pack sizes and prices slashed by UBUK Subscription

09 Jun 2013 | By Vince Bamford

United Biscuits UK is cutting the size and price of some of its most popular McVitie’s lines…

Fiddes Payne rebrands as Cake Angels in decorations overhaul

Fiddes Payne rebrands as Cake Angels in decorations overhaul Subscription

05 May 2013 | By Lisa Riley

Fiddes Payne has overhauled its cake decorations portfolio and renamed it Cake Angels…

GM unveils Free'ist range of low and no-sugar products

GM unveils Free'ist range of low and no-sugar products Subscription

27 Apr 2013 | By Vince Bamford

A new sugar-free and no-added-sugar brand that includes biscuits, chocolate and jam is set to launch…

Jaffa Cake Big One

Giant Jaffa Cake rolls into stores Subscription

22 Apr 2013 | By Jon Yeomans

McVitie’s has launched its Big One Jaffa Cake in stores.

McVitie's shrinks Jaffa Cake and Galaxy muffins to mini size

McVitie's shrinks Jaffa Cake and Galaxy muffins to mini size Subscription

20 Apr 2013 | By Lisa Riley

McVitie’s Cake Company has replaced its Jaffa Cake and Galaxy big muffins with mini variants…

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