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Premier Foods second quarter group sales leap 6% Subscription

17 Nov 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Premier Foods may finally be delivering on its promises of progress after announcing stellar second-quarter sales

Nick Bunker

Jaffa Cakes maker Pladis appoints former KP Snacks and Kraft exec as new UK MD

03 Nov 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Jaffa Cakes and McVitie’s Digestives maker Pladis has appointed a new boss in the UK to take over from Jon Eggleton, who is leaving the company after 14 years to “pursue new opportunities”. Nick Bunker will take up the role of managing director for the UK & Ireland region from Monday.

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Nairn's launches range of gluten-free flatbreads

02 Nov 2017 | By Carina Perkins

They are available now in Sainsbury’s in Original and Rosemary & Sea Salt variants…

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Butter price hikes pile pressure on biscuit and fudge makers Subscription

19 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn, Daniel Selwood

Wholesale butter prices were up 73% year on year last month

Mr Kipling Cherry Bakewells

Mr Kipling makes its New Zealand supermarket debut Subscription

17 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Everyday cakes from Mr Kipling and Cadbury are rolling into Progressive’s 184 Countdown stores

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Burton's mulls Fox's tie-up as sales plunge Subscription

13 Oct 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

With a long-mooted tie-up with Fox’s Biscuits in an IPO reportedly back on the cards, newly filed accounts for Burton’s Biscuits show sales and underlying profitability has fallen once again.

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Livia's Kitchen launches free-from treats in Sainsbury's Subscription

09 Oct 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The brand’s ‘naturally sweet and indulgent’ snack packs are rolling into the Freefrom aisles of selected Sainsbury’s…

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McVitie's cuts number of Jaffa Cakes in pack from 12 to 10 Subscription

27 Sep 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

McVitie’s has also reduced the size of the snack’s twin-pack from 24 to 20

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Nutella unveils £2.8m campaign for B-ready biscuit Subscription

22 Sep 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The multichannel campaign includes a 30-second TV advert

McVitie's sharing tub, Hobnobs Mini Milk Choc Teacakes

United Biscuits' sales & profits hit by Storm Desmond floods Subscription

22 Sep 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The flooding in Cumbria that closed United Biscuits’ Carlisle factory for four months after 2015’s Storm Desmond hit the Pladis-owned firm’s annual sales and profits, newly filed accounts have revealed.

Waitrose home-baking

150 jobs saved as Waitrose cake maker More Food acquired in pre-pack deal Subscription

05 Sep 2017 | By Edward Devlin

A rescue deal at Waitrose and Budgens cake supplier More Food has saved 150 jobs after rising commodity prices following the Brexit vote and substantial costs related to a move to new facilities squeezed the business.

Nairn's larger Gluten Free Wholegrain Crackers

Nairn’s free-from crackers buck the shrinkflation trend Subscription

31 Aug 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The brand has increased its Gluten Free Wholegrain Crackers by 20% without upping the price.

Knoppers four-pack

German confectioner Storck to launch Knoppers brand in UK Subscription

15 Aug 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The snack will roll out on 1 September backed by a £4.5m investment

Cadbury Crunchy Melts

Mondelez adds Cadbury Crunchy Melts biscuit lineup Subscription

14 Aug 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The three variants can be eaten cold or heated in the microwave

Pladis Merry Biscuits Everyone, Christmas 2017

Pladis invests £1.3m in 'Merry Biscuits' Christmas campaign Subscription

10 Aug 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

The push will include an on-pack promotion and an immersive in-store experience for shopper

Oreo Discover Your Flavour push 2017

Mondelez expands Oreo biscuit range with Choc O’ Brownie Subscription

07 Aug 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The new flavour will be part of trhe brand’s experiential activity touring the UK for six weeks

RENSHAW-BAKING

Real Good Food shares collapse on profit warning and accounting issues Subscription

01 Aug 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Shares in Real Good Food crashed more than 30% after accounting issues forced the cake decoration business to issue a profits warning, with EBITDA to be £3m lower than expected.

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Sales rise 7% at Ministry of Cake ahead of buyout Subscription

25 Jul 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Ministry of Cake reported a 7% sales rise in the year to 30 September ahead of its January buyout by French group Mademoiselle Desserts.

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Anthoula Madden to drive 'digital agenda' in new Pladis role

06 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

McVitie’s manufacturer Pladis has appointed Anthoula Madden to the newly created post of chief digital officer…

Mr Kipling French Fancies

‘Business as usual’ for Premier Foods despite merger claims Subscription

30 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The Mr Kipling owner responded yesterday to the WSJ’s claim it was exploring radical options

Maryland Thins

Maryland Thins cookies launched into ‘lighter’ snacking market Subscription

05 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The NPD will roll out in a new look to appear across the brand’s portfolio

Booths Cakes

Booths switches to 1930s-style packs for fresh cakes Subscription

01 Jun 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The revamp seeks to recapture the ‘glory days of teatime’…

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Sainsbury's to trial Patisserie Valerie products at counters

28 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Sainsbury’s will also increase the number of sushi counters from 20 to 50 by the end of the year

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Bake Off ad deal doesn’t bode well for new show’s impact Subscription

24 Jul 2017 | By Amy North

Is this proof the show’s star appeal has fallen at the first hurdle?

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Focus on Cakes & Biscuits Subscription

16 Oct 2014 | By Katy Salter

Forget high-concept NPD. This year’s biscuit success story is McVitie’s Digestives…

McVities BN biscuits advert

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

20 Jul 2014 | By Mark Dishman

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

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Ritz Crackers return to TV screens - after 30 years Subscription

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…

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Biscuits: Global Industry Guide Subscription

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%…

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Small cakes boost lead over large cakes as NPD pays off Subscription

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 Subscription

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 Subscription

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 Subscription

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 Subscription

22 Apr 2013 | By Jon Yeomans

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

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