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Craft Baker Week cake topper

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.

Burtons biscuits

Stephen Carson joins Burton's as international director Subscription

02 Aug 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Burton’s has appointed Topps executive Stephen Carson to the new role of international business development director…

Nairn's astrobites

Nairn's lower-sugar Astro Bites kids' biscuits enter Waitrose Subscription

31 Jul 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Oatcake brand Nairn’s has secured a national listing for its lower-sugar kids’ biscuits…

Lyles Golden Syrup Cake

McVitie's cakes to target Halloween and Bonfire Night

28 Jul 2014 | By Lisa Riley

UBUK-owned McVitie’s Cake Company is gearing up for Halloween and Bonfire Night by bringing back a selection of seasonal lines.

Thorntons Symingtons dessert

Symington's launches Robinsons Jellies, Thorntons baking kits Subscription

13 Jul 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Symington’s has secured licensing deals for Thorntons home baking and dessert mixes and Robinsons-branded jellies…

Wispa chocolate Cadburys cake buscuit

Burton's adds Wispa to Cadbury biscuits

12 Jul 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Burton’s Biscuits Company is adding a Wispa biscuit to its licensed Cadbury range…

digestives

UBUK pulled deal with Aldi for own-label Digestives Subscription

21 Jun 2014 | By Adam Leyland

UBUK has pulled the plug on a multimillion pound deal with Aldi for an own-label version of McVitie’s Digestives biscuits…

foxes

Fox's fights back with pack revamp and NPD

08 Jun 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Fox’s Biscuits is being relaunched with a new look and a raft of NPD that includes extending Rocky into confectionery…

chia biscuits

Chia Bia rolls gluten-free biscuits into 77 Tesco stores

08 Jun 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Chia seed brand Chia Bia has launched a range of gluten-free biscuits into Tesco…

Millie's cookies

Millie's Cookies eyes convenience sector

24 May 2014 | By Sara Spary

Millie’s Cookies plans to offer standalone units in c-stores as part of a strategy to expand into new formats…

WH Smith

WH Smith travel stores to sell upmarket confectionery

24 May 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

WH Smith has started selling upmarket confectionery from Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe and Prestat in its travel stores…

Nick Field, Burton's CEO

Nick Field appointed Burton's Biscuit Company CFO

18 May 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Burton’s Biscuit Co has appointed Nick Field as its new chief financial officer following the retirement of Jim Green…

barny chocolate single

Mondelez launches single Barny sponge snack bars

04 May 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Mondelez has added a single 30g bar to its Barny sponge snacks range…

McVitie's TV Ad Still

United Biscuits rumoured to be considering sale

19 Apr 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

The owners of United Biscuits are rumoured to be preparing to put the business up for sale as early as this summer…

Burton's Jammie Dodger line

Burton’s looks for NPD boost with £15m factory investment

16 Apr 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Burton’s Biscuit Company is investing almost £15m in its manufacturing sites.

Belvita Crunchy

Belvita offers Crunchy biscuit for more slow-release energy

13 Apr 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Mondelez is extending its booming Belvita brand with a larger, chunkier breakfast biscuit…

Jacob the Baker

UBUK casts Jacob the Baker in £10m biscuit campaign

02 Apr 2014 | By Lisa Riley

UBUK has turned the spotlight on Jacob’s with a £10m push for the savoury snack brand.

UB slogan

United Biscuits forms field sales team dedicated to convenience

30 Mar 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

United Biscuits has recruited a 25-strong field sales team as part of a new drive to target convenience retailers…

Ritz Bakes

Ritz back on TV after 30-year Break

29 Mar 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Mondelez is looking to tap the “huge opportunity” in savoury biscuits with development of its Ritz brand…

Go Ahead bar

UBUK revamps Go Ahead! healthy biscuit brand

21 Mar 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

United Biscuits is giving healthy biscuit brand Go Ahead! a makeover in an effort to revive flagging sales.

Oreo ad

Oreo rolls centre stage in £4m ad push

05 Mar 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Mondelez has turned the spotlight on Oreo with a new TV push for the biscuit brand.

JAFFA CAKES

McVitie’s Halifax workers weigh industrial action

28 Feb 2014 | By Vince Bamford

United Biscuits is facing the threat of industrial action at its McVitie’s Cake Company plant in Halifax.

Soreen Malt Loaf

Soreen brand snapped up by Samworth Brothers from McCambridge

15 Feb 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Successful turnaround of McCambridge culminates in sale of Soreen cakes to chilled specialist Samworth Brothers…

Marks and Spencer

Park Cakes wins M&S cake contract from Avana Bakeries

07 Feb 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Marks & Spencer has ended its cake contract with 2 Sisters Food Group-owned Avana Bakeries and given the business to Park Cakes, as part of a strategic review of its supplier base.

McVities BN biscuits advert

BN's odd owls join McVitie's 'Sweeet' line-up

20 Jul 2014 | By Mark Dishman

McVitie’s continues its ‘Sweeet’ push with a new ad for its BN biscuits…

Ritz Crackers advert london buscuits

Ritz Crackers return to TV screens - after 30 years

11 Jul 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Ritz Crackers return to TV screens for the first time in 30 years on Monday…

Focus on hot pudding

Pass the custard... nostalgia is king in puddings Subscription

23 Aug 2013 | By Daniel Lanyon

Traditional desserts such as fruit crumble and bread & butter pud are enjoying the sweet taste of success. But why not oth…

Asda, Pots & Co, Coppenrath, Aunt Bessie’s: NPD in puds Subscription

21 Aug 2013

Developed by Asda and the world’s oldest maker of Christmas puddings, the retailer describes this reworking of a festive classic…

Biscuit production

Biscuits: Global Industry Guide

22 Jul 2013

The global biscuits market had total revenues of $44,944.8 million in 2011, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.1%…

cakes and biscuits

Small cakes boost lead over large cakes as NPD pays off

12 Jun 2013 | By Natalie Brown

Volume sales of small cakes have overtaken large cakes – in part thanks to inventive NPD, new research from Mintel revealed today.

McVitie's biscuits pack sizes and prices slashed by UBUK

McVitie's biscuits pack sizes and prices slashed by UBUK

09 Jun 2013 | By Vince Bamford

United Biscuits UK is cutting the size and price of some of its most popular McVitie’s lines…

Fiddes Payne rebrands as Cake Angels in decorations overhaul

Fiddes Payne rebrands as Cake Angels in decorations overhaul

05 May 2013 | By Lisa Riley

Fiddes Payne has overhauled its cake decorations portfolio and renamed it Cake Angels…

GM unveils Free'ist range of low and no-sugar products

GM unveils Free'ist range of low and no-sugar products

27 Apr 2013 | By Vince Bamford

A new sugar-free and no-added-sugar brand that includes biscuits, chocolate and jam is set to launch…

Jaffa Cake Big One

Giant Jaffa Cake rolls into stores

22 Apr 2013 | By Jon Yeomans

McVitie’s has launched its Big One Jaffa Cake in stores.

McVitie's shrinks Jaffa Cake and Galaxy muffins to mini size

McVitie's shrinks Jaffa Cake and Galaxy muffins to mini size

20 Apr 2013 | By Lisa Riley

McVitie’s Cake Company has replaced its Jaffa Cake and Galaxy big muffins with mini variants…

WeightWatchers enters breakfast biscuits with Walkers

WeightWatchers enters breakfast biscuits with Walkers

20 Apr 2013 | By Vince Bamford

WeightWatchers is entering the breakfast biscuit market with a range produced under licence by Walkers Shortbread…

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