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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.

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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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David Wood resurgent after factories revamp Subscription

08 Apr 2016 | By Edward Devlin

The own-label bakery has grown rapidly from a standing start in 2008, breaking into the latest Grocer Fast 50 at number 2

Aldi Baketime recall notice

Baketime Aldi, Happy Shopper & Bestway snack products recalled

30 Mar 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The recall affects biscuits, cakes and other snack items made at Baketime’s Middlesbrough facility

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Genius Gluten Free launches first bagels as part of NPD trio Subscription

03 Mar 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Plain and Cinnamon & Raisin variants are rolling out now

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Hovis plans range of limited edition 'with bits' bread NPD Subscription

26 Feb 2016 | By Lisa Riley

Hovis is going down the limited-edition route with a small loaf that promises to be a ‘healthier’ choice

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BFree to roll free-from lines into Morrisons stores

16 Feb 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Multigrain Wraps, Quinoa & Chia Seed Wraps and Fajita Kits will be in as many as 486 branches

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Irwin's bakery wins Tesco listings for Joeys Easter buns

15 Feb 2016 | By Lisa Riley

Three variants will hit shelves in 450 stores

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Roberts Bakery extends Bibby distribution for Northants push

09 Feb 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Roberts says it is in good hands after extending Bibby Deal


Sainsbury's recalls own label bread over metal fear

19 Jan 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The retailer has offered a full refund to customers who bought recalled loaves

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'Body Coach' Joe Wicks to advertise New York Bakery Co bagels Subscription

15 Jan 2016 | By Simon Gwynn

A TV ad, ‘A Taste of New York’, will debut on 18 January and run until mid-February

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Bread and baked goods set for further decline, says Mintel Subscription

22 Dec 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Falling sales are largely down to a drop in demand for packaged sliced bread

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Artisan bakery Bread Holdings records double-digit growth Subscription

11 Dec 2015 | By Edward Devlin

The north London business, backed by Luke Johnson’s Risk Capital, leapt up the rankings in the recent Grocer Fast 50

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Bibby Distribution wins new contract with Roberts Bakery

27 Nov 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Bibby Distribution has won a new contract with Roberts Bakery after a successful 12-month trial

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Bakers see off polymer thieves with glitter baskets Subscription

27 Nov 2015 | By Andrew Don

A novel way of tackling illegal recycling by polymer recyclers and equipment thieves

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General Mills brings its $500m Fibre One brand to the UK Subscription

26 Nov 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Häagen-Dazs and Green Giant owner General Mills is bringing $500m (£330m) US ‘megabrand’ Fibre One to the UK

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Premier to launch Paul Hollywood sweet and savoury baking mixes

10 Nov 2015 | By Vince Bamford

The Great British Bake Off host develops and will market new lines

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Prices could be right for British bakers Subscription

08 Oct 2015 | By Vince Bamford

For the nation’s bread bakers, there is good news on two pricing fronts – commodity and retail

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Newburn Bakehouse adds free-from wholegrain wraps to range Subscription

08 Oct 2015 | By Lisa Riley

The new lines roll into Sainsbury’s and Ocado this week

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Hovis 'boy on a bike' ad gets 21st century makeover

05 Oct 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Hovis is tonight unveiling a modern take on the brand’s ‘boy on a bike’ advertising

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Irwin's bakery offers new Rankin Selection lines in GB Subscription

01 Oct 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Northern Irish bakery Irwin’s is launching new versions of two Rankin Selection branded breads

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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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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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