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Great German Bake Off: home baking soars at Aldi and Lidl

24 Jul 2015 | By Amy North

Forget the Great British Bake Off, it’s more like the Great German Bake Off…

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Haywood & Padgett sees rise in profits as it looks to expand Subscription

24 Jul 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Specialist baker Haywood & Padgett is looking to expand its product range and international reach…

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Paul Hollywood to launch home baking brand with Premier Foods Subscription

24 Jul 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Premier Foods will launch a new home baking range with Great British Bake Off heartthrob Paul Hollywood

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Tesco relists dropped Kingsmill lines

06 Jul 2015 | By Vince Bamford

From last week, Kingsmill 50/50 and No Crusts have gone back on sale in what Kingsmill owner Allied Bakeries described as “the majority” of Tesco stores

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British Bake Off contestant recruited by Bennett Opie

29 Jun 2015 | By Lisa Riley

Kate Henry signs up to produce a collection of baking recipes for the fine foods supplier

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Scott Richardson steps up to Brace's Bakery CEO role Subscription

26 Jun 2015 | By Fiona McLelland

Brace’s Bakery has promoted sales & marketing director Scott Richardson to CEO…

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Johnstone's Just Desserts "mis-stated" trading before collapse Subscription

19 Jun 2015 | By Edward Devlin

The cake supplier issued invoices totalling £1.6m for products that had not been supplied

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Warburtons rolls out shaped Thins to boost family appeal

15 Jun 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Warburtons is set to sink its claws deeper into the sandwich alternatives market

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Subway growth sees cookie production extended to Europe for first time

05 Jun 2015 | By Michelle Perrett

A growth in demand for the Subway brand has seen production of its cookies move outside the United States for the first time to Europe.

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Better Bakes brings better-for-you bars to market

01 Jun 2015 | By Lisa Riley

The Gorgeous! brand is available in foodservice now, and the supplier is hoping to launch into retail at the end of the summer

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Ex-Dairy Crest boss Martyn Wilks named CEO of Hovis Subscription

18 May 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Former Dairy Crest MD Martyn Wilks has today (18 May) picked up the reins as chief executive of Hovis Ltd.

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Kingsmill gets new look as it tries to turn around fortunes

13 May 2015 | By Vince Bamford

A week after The Grocer revealed value sales of the brand’s bread had crashed £75m year-on-year, Allied has announced a redesign

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Cake Angels claim baking first with new product

12 May 2015 | By Lisa Riley

‘Baking melts’ – pieces of microwavable candy that can be used as a coating, a dip or moulded into decorations - are available in three variants

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Dell'Ugo introduces Italian focaccia bread range Subscription

07 May 2015 | By Lisa Riley

Fresh pasta brand Dell’Ugo has expanded into the bread market with chilled focaccia…

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Genius bakery goes online for 'biggest-ever' ATL ad campaign Subscription

07 May 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Genius is launching what it claims is the biggest-ever above-the-line advertising investment in free-from bakery…

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Big bread brands lose over £120m in sales

07 May 2015 | By Vince Bamford

More than £120m has been wiped off the combined bread sales of the UK’s three biggest brands…

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Irwin's bakes up Tesco deal

07 May 2015 | By Andrew Don

Irwin’s will supply more than a million packs of Joeys to Tesco annually and the listing of the two lines increase the Co Armagh bakery’s annual business with Tesco by 10%

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Dr Oetker adds Mug Cake range to the mix Subscription

27 Apr 2015 | By Amy North

The three-strong Mug Cake range will be in Asda and Sainsbury’s from June in rich chocolate, chocolate chip and lemon flavours 

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Udi's Gluten Free bags Waitrose listing for 16 lines Subscription

20 Mar 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Udi’s Gluten Free has won a Waitrose listing for 16 products…

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Fabulous Bakin' Boys rebrands as The Fabulous Bakers, promises 'back-to-basics' Subscription

17 Mar 2015 | By Vince Bamford

“The team is really excited to be the first mainstream branded bakery to use only natural, honest kitchen-cupboard ingredients with no artificial nonsense”

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Tesco to delist Kingsmill bread

16 Mar 2015 | By Vince Bamford

The Tesco delisting is a further blow to a brand that has been hit particularly hard by ongoing pressures on the wrapped bread market

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The Spice Tailor brand expands into naan breads

03 Mar 2015 | By Lisa Riley

TV chef and cookery writer Anjum Anand has added a range of naans to her Indian brand The Spice Tailor.

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Ocado to carry premium pie brand Tom's Pies

27 Feb 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Premium pie company Tom’s Pies has secured a listing in Ocado.

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Roberts Bakery running first-ever TV campaign

12 Feb 2015 | By Lisa Riley

Roberts Bakery has launched its first TV push and rebranded its white bread as ‘soft and fluffy’.

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Sainsbury's drops Hovis loaves to 75p in bread price war Subscription

05 Feb 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Sainsbury’s has intensified the price war in the bread category by slashing large Hovis loaves to just 75p and its own-label bread to 55p.

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Home baking category report 2015

24 Jul 2015 | By Amy North

Prices are on the up in the home baking aisle despite the soaring influence of the discounters. Can the new Bake Off series sustain growth?

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Baking brings home the danger of odours in marketing Subscription

28 May 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

If fresh bread is the nation’s favourite smell, what’s up with in-store bakeries? Simon Gwynn explores.

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Are men the future of the baking market? Subscription

20 Apr 2015 | By Amy North

Nearly half of all British men bake at least once a week, according to our exclusive research

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Dr Oetker prepares for Mug Cake launch

17 Apr 2015 | By Amy North

Video: We sent deputy category reports editor Amy North to Leeds to get baking with Dr Oetker and find out what’s coming next from the Doc’s innovation pipeline…

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Asda delists seven Hovis lines including 800g white & wholemeal Subscription

16 Jan 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Asda has delisted several leading Hovis bread lines from its range…

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Bread: Warburtons loses £54m as Brits ditch it Subscription

19 Dec 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Brits have bought the equivalent of 93 million fewer loaves of bread in the past 12 months…

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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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