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Mary Berry Cooks

Mary Berry's Bake Off exit has "weakened value"

22 Sep 2016 | By Beth Gault

The show is now “tarnished” according to retail marketing expert Catherine Shuttleworth

breadwinners charity

Breadwinners Foundation to help would-be baking businesses Subscription

22 Sep 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Breadwinners helps disadvantaged people run a bike delivery service for artisan bread

Puratos IBCC

Puratos opens £1.3m R&D centre at Fringford Mill site Subscription

12 Sep 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The Industrial Bakery Competence Centre will focus on industrial bakery processes

Cake Angels Snowman

Raymond Briggs’ Snowman stars on new Cake Angels kits Subscription

07 Sep 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The festive NPDs allow shoppers to make gingerbread biscuits and chocolate muffins

CEO Genius Roz Cuscheri

Jeremy Bradley to take over as Genius Gluten Free CEO

05 Sep 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The former Kettle Foods MD will begin his new role on 16 October

warburtons protein

Warburtons launches four-strong range of added-protein bread

05 Sep 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Warburtons hopes to push the protein trend yet further into the mainstream via four-strong range 

Hovis NY Bakery

Hovis and New York Bakery unveil NPD

02 Sep 2016 | By Beth Gault

Wholemeal & Tasty Spelt loaf and Cheese Bagel are set to roll out this month

Roberts Bakery Fuel Your Skills app

Roberts Bakery and Derby County link for football app Subscription

23 Aug 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The app was kicked off by Derby forward Tom Ince at the Powerleague Derby Soccerdome

 bread bakery

Sales soar at artisan baker Bread Holdings Subscription

22 Aug 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

The owner of The Bread Factory and GAIL’s Artisan Bakery has seen annual revenues soar by 41.5% as UK consumers’ hunger for artisan bread shows no sign of waning.

Whitworths

Whitworths boosts baking line-up with Mix ‘n’ Bake range

22 Aug 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The two flavours were chosen from a possible four by visitors to the brand’s social media channels

Morrisons bake officer

Anastasia Duncanson appointed as Morrisons ‘bake officer’

18 Aug 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Duncanson received a copy of her job offer iced on a cake

Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne, Genius Gluten Free

Genius Gluten Free backs school allergy education programme Subscription

17 Aug 2016 | By Lisa Riley

80% of British children have a classmate with an allergy, according to brand research

Warburtons

Warburtons backs project to increase use of pulse flours Subscription

15 Aug 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The three-year research initiative intends to explore the development of pulse-based bakery products

Planet Organic Good Grain Bakery

Planet Organic adds gluten-free bread by Good Grain Bakery

11 Aug 2016 | By Beth Gault

The line-up includes sliced loaves in brown, seeded and caraway varieties (rsp: £3.25/450g), as well as crostini snack packs

Genius

Genius launches first gluten-free square-cut Toastie loaf Subscription

03 Aug 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Available now in Tesco, the NPD (rsp: £2.90/500g) is also free from wheat and milk

Farina

Crosta & Mollica adds new breads to Italian range Subscription

02 Aug 2016 | By Beth Gault

The brand has also relaunched its Pane Pugliese with new packaging

wheat crop

Bakers dismiss call to axe wheat treated with glyphosate Subscription

20 Jul 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Soil Association asks leading supermarkets and bakery brands to reject chemical

warburton

Warburtons marks 140 years with emoji social media push

19 Jul 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Social media campaign #140Years celebrates the brand’s history in 140 emojis

hovis farmhouse bread

Hovis looks to tempt premium bread fans with Farmhouse duo Subscription

14 Jul 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Hovis is attempting to claw back the £59.8m lost in value sales in the past year

MRS-CRIMBLES-BISCUITS

Wessanen snaps up Mrs Crimble’s gluten-free brand Subscription

11 Jul 2016 | By Edward Devlin

The organic food company behind the Clipper Tea, Kallo and Whole Earth brands has snapped up gluten-free cake maker Mrs Crimble’s.

Mark Simester

Warburtons marketing director Mark Simester appointed Soreen MD

06 Jul 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Simester will take up the new role on 8 August after spending four years as marketing director at Warburtons

Stag Bakeries

Stag Bakeries invests £525,000 in new facilities and machinery

21 Jun 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The Hebridean business hopes to give its brand broader appeal

happy bread

Coultons loses vehicle licence for fraudulent qualifications Subscription

17 Jun 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Happy Bread stripped of vehicle licence after untrained drivers were supplied with fraudulent qualification cards

waitrose cauliflower cheese sourdough

Waitrose adds cauliflower cheese sourdough to bread range Subscription

15 Jun 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The supermarket has hailed cauliflower as “the vegetable of the moment”

Genesis crafty

Genesis Crafty sets up Magherafelt baking academy Subscription

13 Jun 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Students will work towards a food industry-recognised FDQ Level 2 Diploma

Bread and butter

The Grocer tackles the great British bread challenge Subscription

19 Sep 2016 | By Amy North

Fewer than half of Brits tuck into a slice or more on a daily basis, according to our exclusive consumer research

mary and paul one use

Who will see sales rise as Bake Off returns to screens? Subscription

25 Aug 2016 | By Amy North

Areas tipped for a boost include glitter decorations and free-from

egg one use

Along for the ride: Breakfast Category Report 2016 Subscription

04 Aug 2016 | By Amy North

Time-poor Brits are getting back into the breakfast habit as suppliers drive NPD to fill the on-the-go gap in the market

gingerbread men one use

Home Baking Category Report 2016 Subscription

21 Jul 2016 | By Amy North

Once they baked in the glory of Hollywood and Berry, but now brands are up against own label and range rationalisation

Paul Hollywood

Why bakery brands can no longer rely on Mary and Paul Subscription

21 Jul 2016 | By Amy North

Is GBBO’s momentum running out?

kermit one use

Who are you calling muppet? Bread & Bakery Category Report 2016 Subscription

06 May 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Just one big three bread brand has managed to shift more loaves in the cutthroat climate of the past year

bread

Bread needs a Killer thriller to be fit for the future Subscription

05 May 2016 | By Rob Brown

The wrapped bread market has lost almost £140m in the past year

hovis good inside

Deeper deals take big slice of bread sales Subscription

18 Dec 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Few have escaped unscathed from the battlefield of the wrapped bread market

asda christmas cake pops

Asda Cake Pop Kit: Acid Test Subscription

26 Nov 2015

After years of weak sales, the cakes category is in healthy growth

pie cream tea one use

Pastries & Meat Snacks Category Report 2015 Subscription

20 Nov 2015 | By Emma Sturgess

Posh piemakers have spotted people’s passion for a premium pie, boosting value back into growth. Can volumes follow suit?

mary berry

Mary Berry: the Big Interview Subscription

19 Nov 2015 | By Amy North

Mary Berry has built a successful condiments brand and turbocharged home baking sales. So what’s next?

dell ugo foccacia

Dell'Ugo Focaccia Italiana Mixed Olive & Tomato: Acid Test Subscription

06 Nov 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Few products have suffered more painfully in the price war than wrapped bread

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