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Finsbury Foods sees 4% first quarter sales uplift

26 Nov 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Finsbury Foods updated the market on its current trading ahead of its AGM today, announcing that sales revenue grew to £57.3m for the first four months of its financial year.

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Homepride backs Wallace & Gromit charity push

15 Nov 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Homepride has launched limited-edition packs of flour…

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Genesis Crafty launches speciality loaves into Waitrose Subscription

11 Oct 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Northern Irish baker Genesis Crafty is launching three branded speciality loaves…

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Finsbury to double in size with Fletchers Group acquisition

10 Oct 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Finsbury Food Group has acquired morning goods and specialist bread supplier Fletchers Group for £56m.

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Cranks taps trend for bread enhanced with added vegetables Subscription

03 Oct 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Licensed bread brand Cranks is being expanded with a range of flavoured loaves containing vegetables…

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Finsbury says investment key to flourishing in baked goods

27 Sep 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Only businesses willing to invest will flourish in the baked goods market, says Finsbury Food Group boss John Duffy…

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Elizabeth Harper wins Booths' Bake Off with sticky toffee buns

14 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Elizabeth Harper has won a listing at the chain after triumphing in Booths’ version of The Great British Bake Off…

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Hovis sales back on uphill trend after split from Premier Subscription

13 Sep 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Hovis – which lost £56m in retail sales last year – has returned to growth…

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Riverside's No G gluten-free brand hits Sainsbury's

07 Sep 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Riverside Bakery’s gluten-free brand No G has secured its first major multiple listing…

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Sugar crisis blamed on The Great British Bake Off

06 Sep 2014 | By Ian Quinn

The popularity of TV show The Great British Bake Off has been blamed for contributing towards the sugar crisis…

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Deli Sante produces new Waitrose savoury range

04 Sep 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Waitrose has rolled out a new selection of own label artisan savoury bakery products as an upmarket alternative to pizza, ready meals and pies.

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Kingsmill enters sandwich thins market with new launch

03 Sep 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Allied Bakeries is expanding its Kingsmill brand into the burgeoning sandwich thins market.

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Pork Farms buys Kerry Foods’ pastry business

18 Aug 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Pork Farms Ltd has acquired Kerry Foods’ chilled savoury pastry business for an undisclosed sum, the company announced today.

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Paul looks beyond London as it refurbs 'authentic' bakeries Subscription

16 Aug 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

French baker Paul is looking to open its first stores outside London as part of a major investment in the UK business…

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Craft Bakers' Week rolls out charity cake toppers

14 Aug 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Bakers can support the Make-A-Wish Foundation by using new sugar disc cake toppers commissioned by The Craft Baker’s Association.

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99p Stores unveils first coffee and bakery concept store Subscription

13 Aug 2014 | By Eleanor Ross

Single price discounter 99p Stores has opened a new concept store featuring an in-store bakery and coffee to go.

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Bakery distributor BFP Holdings sold by Lesaffre

04 Aug 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

French yeast producer Lesaffre has sold its UK bakery and distribution company, BFP Holdings - which supplies Greggs and Krispy Kreme - to a private equity firm.

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Revamped coffee and sandwiches help drive Greggs profit surge

30 Jul 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Greggs has reported an almost 50% rise in first half pre-tax profit after diversifying its product range 

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Hovis Seed Sensations adds granary loaf

24 Jul 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Hovis has added a granary loaf to its Seed Sensations brand…

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Premier Foods profits up despite sales dip

22 Jul 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Tight cost control has enabled Premier Foods to post a 2.1% increase in first half profit despite seeing a drop in sales of its ‘power brands’.

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Bakers attack report on pesticide residue in bread

18 Jul 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Bakers have criticised a report claiming 60% of loaves sold in the UK are contaminated by pesticide residues.

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Finsbury Foods profits to be ahead of market expectations

17 Jul 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Finsbury Foods has reported that it now expects full year profit to come in ahead of market expectations.

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Hovis Seed Sensations range gets new renewable bags Subscription

05 Jul 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Hovis has re-packaged its Seed Sensations range in renewable polyethylene bags to lower its carbon footprint…

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Warburtons operating profits soar by 52%

02 Jul 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Expansion into new product categories has helped Warburtons deliver a sharp increase in sales and profits.

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Annabel Karmel licensed baking kits for kids listed by Tesco

22 Jun 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Baking sets are rolling out now under the Annabel Karmel brand…

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The Great British Bake Off finale: perfectionism triumphs

09 Oct 2014 | By James Halliwell

To the final of The Great British Bake Off, and everyone was on splendid form…

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Jane Asher talks to The Grocer about her hit bakeware range Subscription

04 Sep 2014 | By James Halliwell

Actress and cake maker Jane Asher talks to The Grocer about her hit bakeware range for Poundland…

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Bread suppliers switch on to exciting taste fusions Subscription

30 Aug 2014 | By James Street

Craft baker Robert Didier is to launch a loaf of bread made with Champagne and 24-carat gold…

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99p Stores' bakery concept: in pictures Subscription

13 Aug 2014 | By Eleanor Ross

99p Stores has opened a new store format in Northampton with an in-store bakery, takeaway coffee and a vastly expanded fresh food offering. The Grocer took a tour.

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99p Stores thinks big in Northampton Subscription

13 Aug 2014 | Updated: 14 Aug 2014 | By Eleanor Ross

99p Stores’ Abington Street branch is the first of a brand new concept for the chain. What’s it like?

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Bake Off is back, bringing a welcome pastel hue to the world

08 Aug 2014 | By James Halliwell

With Gaza and Ukraine threatening apocalypse, has there ever been a better time for The Great British Bake Off to return?…

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Home Baking Category Report 2014

26 Jul 2014 | By Natalie Brown

Value sales of baking ingredients through the major mults have fallen 1.1% over the past year, while volumes have sunk…

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Focus on Home Baking Subscription

24 Jul 2014 | By Natalie Brown

Sales are flagging and the discounters are increasingly making a move on the sector. How can the mults and brands respond?…

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Bread category report 2014

12 May 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Bakers may be diversifying into everything from bagels to bagged snacks, but sliced bread isn’t toast just yet.

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Exceedingly good marketing

13 Mar 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Is Premier Foods about to ditch the ‘Exceedingly good cakes’ slogan from Mr Kipling? Not so fast…

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Why the Hovis deal marks a new era of opportunity at Premier Subscription

31 Jan 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones, Vince Bamford

As Premier hives off Hovis, we look at what this means for both businesses – and the man in charge for 12 months…

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Bread: Kingsmill closing in on Hovis Subscription

20 Dec 2013 | By Vince Bamford

Kingsmill has carved itself a thicker slice of the bread market – at the expense of arch-rival Hovis…

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