bakery news

Kingsmill Farmhouse Loaf

Unite warns of ‘bread drought’ if Kingsmill drivers strike Subscription

15 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

West Bromwich personnel are being balloted in response to a ‘paltry’ pay offer from Allied Bakeries

Warburtons Gluten Free range

Warburtons ditches Newburn in rebrand for gluten-free range Subscription

11 Nov 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Distinctive orange and black packs featuring the new logo will roll out from 15 January

Bettys TV ad still, Xmas 2017

Bettys visits Enchanted Forest for first-ever TV advert Subscription

10 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The commercial will make its debut tonight (10 October) during Emmerdale

Greggs bakery

Greggs promises to ramp up veg content in soups & salads

24 Oct 2017 | By Emily Bright

Half of Greggs’ cold sandwich range will provide half a portion of vegetables by January

Warburtons ‘Pride & Breadjudice’ ad starring Peter Kay

Warburtons debuts ‘Pride & Breadjudice’ ad starring Peter Kay Video

05 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

A three-minute version will air on 7 October during ITV’s The X Factor

Genius Gluten Free Toastie half-loaf

Genius Gluten Free unveils new look and half-loaves

27 Sep 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

A £1m investment will kick off on 2 October featuring three online films

Lets Celebrate cake kit by Delicious Alchemy

Delicious Alchemy adds gluten and dairy-free cake kit

14 Sep 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The NPD will roll out in mid-September to 100 Tesco stores

BKD Mini Bakers Club

BKD launches Mini Bakers Club subscription service Subscription

06 Sep 2017 | By Emily Bright

A personalised box with baking and craft activities costs £9.99 a month

Roberts Fiery Corn Ready-to Rolls

Rebranded Roberts rolls out extended bakery lineup Subscription

02 Sep 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

A revamped, 13-strong lineup will roll out on 4 September

Paul Hollywood

Paul Hollywood to open Knead bakery at Euston station Subscription

01 Sep 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Bakery will open at the end of September in partnership with travel food operator SSP

Bake off ad Dr Oetker

Dr Oetker unveils first Great British Bake Off ads - video Video

30 Aug 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The campaign, which features three talking cake characters, will be the first TV ads shown alongside the show 

haydens bakery

Real Good Food secures £2m bank overdraft to plug short-term funding hole Subscription

16 Aug 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Struggling Real Good Food has agreed a £2m bank overdraft to plug a hole in its finances following a profits warning and a board shake-up earlier this month.

Paul Hollywood Deluxe Salted Caramel icing mix

Premier adds Paul Hollywood icing range ahead of Bake Off’s return Subscription

16 Aug 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The icing mixes will be available alongside a new trio of whole cake mixes

sliced white bread

Geary’s Bakeries secures £4.5m funding boost Subscription

07 Aug 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Supermarket and sandwich manufacturer supplier Geary’s Bakeries is expanding its factory after securing a £4.5m investment package.

Greggs drive-through

Greggs to roll out drive-throughs nationwide after successful trial Subscription

01 Aug 2017 | By Emily Bright

It also hinted at the possibility of a future trial of home delivery or click and collect service


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.


Wrapped bread returns to value growth after four years of decline Subscription

27 Jul 2017 | By Rob Brown

Latest figures show that sales of a basic loaf continue to rise, due to soaring wheat prices and the impact of a weak pound

Sainsburys trials Patisserie Valerie in 12 stores web

Sainsbury's extends Patisserie Valerie trial to six more stores

25 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Three months after testing out Patisserie Valerie products at its cake counters, Sainsbury’s has widened the trial

Slice of red velvet cake

Are Brits bored of Bake Off? Ingredient sales slump by £27m

20 Jul 2017 | By Amy North

Cherries, raisins and sultanas, baking sugar and cake decorations accounted for the bulk of the decline

Finsbury cake production

Finsbury Food Group offsets UK losses with overseas growth Subscription

18 Jul 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The company today said it was confident of delivering profits in line with market expectations

warburtons muppets ad

Warburtons sales fall in 'competitive' bakery market Subscription

30 Jun 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Overall sales dropped from £551.5m in 2015 to £526.3m in the year to 24 September 2016

Hovis Lower Carb Tasty Wholemeal

Hovis targets healthy shoppers with range of Lower Carb loaves Subscription

15 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The trio of 400g loaves promise 30% fewer carbs than typical sliced bread

roberts ultimate brioche rolls

Roberts still solidly profitable despite pensions deficit blow

09 Jun 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Bread maker Roberts Bakery defied “difficult” market conditions to post flat revenues and profits last year, but fell to a headline loss due to a recalculation of its pensions deficit.


Polish bakery applies for ‘Brexit Bread’ trademark

31 May 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Polish Village Bread in Hayes has applied for a class 30 trademark for the name

Peter Kay and Jonathan Warburton

Peter Kay follows in Muppet footsteps for Warburtons

09 May 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The comic will appear in a TV ad that will air later this year

White cottage loaf and wheat

Surging wheat costs set to hit bread prices Subscription

10 Nov 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Allied Bakeries warned this week it would be forced to pass on losses incurred in the wake of surging wheat cost

Warburtons ‘Pride & Breadjudice’ ad starring Peter Kay

Peter Kay packs in the laughs in Warburtons 'period drama' Video

11 Oct 2017 | By Mark Dishman

Warburtons and Peter Kay are two of Bolton’s most famous exports. So does Kay’s three-minute ad for the baker deliver?

New York Bakery Co's The Woman Who Runs New York

New York Bakery Co readies biggest-ever TV ad push Video

09 Sep 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

‘The Woman Who Runs New York’ will make its small screen debut on 18 September

home baking

Can C4 make licensing success of new Bake Off?

24 Aug 2017

Sir, As you observe the BBC has had limited success with its GBBO spoilers

family showdown

The Big Family Cooking Showdown: BBC's soufflé without eggs

17 Aug 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

This 60-minute bore-off cookery contest pits two clans against each other in a trilogy of challenges based around home-cooking

Joanna Blythman

Chilled bread isn't cool

11 Aug 2017 | By Joanna Blythman

What twisted mind came up with the idea of chilling bread?…

home baking

Battle of the cookery competitions is good news for fmcg brands Subscription

02 Aug 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Proof will be in the pudding to see which food programme rises to the top, meanwhile supermarkets had better start stocking up on ingredients


Bread is a barometer for Brexit Britain. And it is getting more expensive Subscription

27 Jul 2017 | By Rob Brown

So much for cheap food prices post Brexit … be prepared for less bread for your dough is the message coming out across the grocery industry

Bread barbells

As bread prices rise again, how can sales be beefed up? Video

27 Jul 2017 | By Rob Brown, Amy North

Less than half the population now eats bread daily. In this special report we look at ways to reinvent bread, see where baked goods’ biggest opportunities are and ask brands what they are doing to get a rise out of a loaf


Nadiya's British Food Adventures is right at home on the BBC Subscription

27 Jul 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Back in 2015, Nadiya Hussain won us – and the Great British Bake Off judges – over

dr oetker cookies

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?

home baking one use

A Mighty boost? Home baking category report 2017 Video Subscription

21 Jul 2017 | By Amy North

Can the revamped GBBO with Noel Fielding bring back the buzz into a home baking sector hit by slumping sales?



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