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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

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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 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 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 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


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

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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


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

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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


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

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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

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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

Creative Nature

Creative Nature adds two chia baking mixes to range

01 Jun 2016 | By Beth Gault

The superfoods range will be available in Asda from July

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Hovis soft bread gets softer as everyday range gets a revamp Subscription

27 May 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The bagged loaf has been given refreshed packaging meant to highlight its improved softness


Warburtons leads Brit ranks in Kantar's 2016 Brand Footprint Subscription

20 May 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

British brands continue to outperform foreign counterparts in UK in consumer affections

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Bells of Lazonby bakes up sales rise Subscription

10 May 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Bakery group Bells of Lazonby has increased sales by more than 13% and grown its profits to continue the rapid expansion experienced in recent years.

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Finsbury Food Group adds former Co-op marketing director to the board

20 Apr 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Finsbury Food Group has appointed Zoe Morgan as non-executive director as Edward Beale steps down after 13 years.

Nish Kankiwala

Nish Kankiwala to take over at Hovis as Martyn Wilks retires Subscription

19 Apr 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Kankiwala joined two years ago as executive chairman

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Fletchers Bakeries back in the black under Finsbury Subscription

15 Apr 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

The morning goods & specialist bread supplier reported a pre-tax trading profit of £5m in the 15 months to 27 June 2015

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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

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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

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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?

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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 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

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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

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Asda Cake Pop Kit: Acid Test Subscription

26 Nov 2015

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

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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?

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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?

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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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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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