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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

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.


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.


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’.


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

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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Gluten-free business Genius has launched its brioche in France

21 Jun 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Genius bags gluten-free bakery listings in French supermarkets…


Genesis Crafty looks to push bakery lines in mainland UK

08 Jun 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Northern Irish baker Genesis Crafty is launching a major push into the UK mainland…

Lawrence Trist

Finsbury Foods promotes Trist to commercial director

27 May 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Finsbury Foods has announced two senior appointments in the group’s cake business.

Nish Kankiwala

Hovis names former Burger King boss Nish Kankiwala chairman

20 May 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Former Burger King boss Nish Kankiwala has been appointed executive chairman of Hovis Ltd.

Kingsmill Bagel Thins

Kingsmill Bagel Thins make their debut in Tesco

19 May 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Allied Bakeries is tapping demand for healthier versions of established products with the launch of Kingsmill Bagel Thins.

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Warburtons rated UK’s ‘most chosen’ fmcg brand

14 May 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Warburtons has been named as the brand bought by the most consumers most frequently for the second year running in Kantar Worldpanel’s Brand Footprint survey.

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Finsbury Food Group names Peter Baker as chair

12 May 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

The former MD of Maple Leaf Bakery, Peter Baker, has been appointed as the new non-exec chairman of Finsbury Food Group.

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Tesco set to close 100 in-store bakeries in South East

02 May 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco is to close more than 100 in-store bakeries, after revealing it is to open a new centralised kitchen in Surrey producing fresh bread and artisan bakery products for its expanding Euphorium project.


Greggs sales rise as store refurbs gather pace

30 Apr 2014 | By Thomas Hobbs

Greggs has predicted a “satisfactory” financial year in 2014 after total sales rose 4% for the 17 weeks ending 26 April.


Coeliac UK to mark Awareness Week with gluten-free survey

20 Apr 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Coeliac UK is launching a campaign to encourage all retailers to stock core gluten-free products…

Fabulous Bakin' Boys Double Choc Muffin

Fabulous Bakin' Boys MD reveals plans for future

20 Apr 2014 | By Vince Bamford

NPD and marketing will be key to the future of Fabulous Bakin’ Boys, says the new head of the bakery business…

Hovis Basil Pesto

Hovis adds flavour to sliced bread range with Taste Sensations

20 Apr 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Hovis is launching three flavoured sliced loaves – its first NPD since splitting from parent company Premier Foods…

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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…

Gavin Darby

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…


Industry Profile: United Kingdom - Bread & Rolls

02 Dec 2013 | By MarketLine

Savory Snacks in Europe industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share…

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Frances Quinn's Bake Off win: inevitable... but worth watching

28 Oct 2013 | By Rob Brown

The final of The Great British Bake Off was rather disappointing…


Focus on Cakes and Biscuits

19 Oct 2013 | Updated: 29 Oct 2013 | By Katy Salter

Breakfast biscuits are now a £75.9m sub-sector. So what’s driving this phenomenal growth?

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