Bakery and snacks firms in Northern Ireland have announced plans to grow turnover by 73% by 2020, according to a recent strategy published by Agri-Food.
Subway, the leading sandwich chain retailer, has opened its first UK store in partnership with Ireland’s leading independent forecourt retailer, Applegreen.
The number of empty shops across the UK hit an all-time high in April – however footfall recovered to its strongest rate in a year, thanks to the high street.
Morrisons is to begin home deliveries next year after agreeing a deal that could cause problems between Ocado and Waitrose.
Stephens Bakery was named Scottish Baker of the Year at the annual association conference, in Glasgow, this weekend.
Aux Pains de Papy, the French bakery run by Mathieu Esposito, is to make its debut in the UK after acquiring its first site in London.
Peter Baker, managing director of Maple Leaf Bakery, UK, has recently retired from the business. Cliff Irwin, previously finance director, has now moved across to replace him as the new managing director.
The British Sandwich Association (BSA) set a new world record for gathering the largest number of people together to simultaneously make sandwich in a five-minute period.
Confusion still reigns regarding ‘pasty tax’, according to members of the Cornish Pasty Association (CPA), following the results of a recent survey.
A bread-themed T-shirt has gone on sale as part of Real Bread Maker Week, this week (11-17 May). The T-shirts, bearing the slogan ‘I loaf real bread’, will help raise money for the Real Bread Campaign, with £4 per shirt going to the charity.
A new Scandinavian bakery has opened in London’s Covent Garden.
Melissa Morgan, owner of vegan bakery Ms Cupcake, has revealed plans to launch a chain of shops.
Oreo biscuits are being made in the UK for the first time, following the opening last week of a new £6m production line in Sheffield.
The Fabulous Baker Brothers have signed up for a second year as the faces of National Craft Bakers’ Week (NCBW).
Bob Burns, of Burns The Bread, in Glastonbury has appeared on Radio 2 as Chris Evans’ mystery guest.
Underlying profits have increased by 6.2% at supermarket chain Sainsbury’s to £756m.
Last weekend saw the 126th Annual General Meeting of the National Association of Master Bakers take place.
Ingredients supplier British Bakels has commissioned phase one of a big new £2.5m investment at its Bicester manufacturing site.
The National Association of Master Bakers has changed its trading name to the Craft Bakers' Association.
The Worshipful Company of Bakers is offering people in the baking industry a chance to train in Germany.
Irwin’s Bakery has launched a range of pre-sliced bagels in Northern Ireland.
Today is deadline day for entries to the prestigious Baking Industry Awards. Do you have what it takes to compete with the best in bakery?
Just Desserts has appointed a new business development manager to support its sales growth strategy in the foodservice and hospitality markets.
Morrisons today claimed it had made a “solid start” to its new financial year – despite posting a like-for-like sales decline of 1.8%.
A baker that features on the TV show More Than Meets The Pie – the behind the scenes look at Greggs – has become an internet sensation.
Are you the next Baker of the Year? Robert Burns, of Burns the Bread, scooped the accolade last year – but time is now running out to enter the prestigious Baking Industry Awards.
Time is running out to enter this year’s Baking Industry Awards.
The Federation of Bakers is holding its annual conference to discuss the key issues facing the baking industry later this month.
Wigan-based Poole’s Pies has secured a national contract to supply a range of frozen pies to Asda.
The Sandwich Designer of the Year final takes place on Thursday, May 16 at the Lancaster Hotel in London.
Premier Foods has appointed a new non-executive director with immediate effect.
Arla Foods Ingredients has launched a new range of “multifunctional” improvers for breads, cakes, biscuits and cookies.
Former Bakery World Champion Christophe Debersee showed delegates how to produce a variety French breads at a special demonstration day at miller FWP Matthews.
Subway has today kicked off a £2m multi-channel campaign for its new range of low-fat flatbreads.
Sir Terence Conran is to embark on a rollout of his Albion format, with bakery at the core of the offer.
Harris + Hoole, the Tesco-backed coffee shop venture from Taylor St Barista, has revealed plans to open 10 more sites.
The British Sandwich Association (BSA) is to attempt to break the World Record for the highest number of people simultaneously making a sandwich, in a five-minute time frame.
Costa Coffee, the Whitbread-owned coffee shop and food-to-go chain, saw like-for-like sales (LFLs) soar by 6.8% last year.
CSM, the Dutch food ingredients group, which last month agreed to sell its international bakery supplies business to US equity firm Rhône Capital for €850m, has achieved virtually flat results for the first quarter.
Plain sugar-topped doughnuts are the most popular variety, according to new research from Dawn Foods.
Orchard Valley Foods has entered into a strategic partnership with another specialist ingredients business Confection by Design Limited.
The British Pie Awards Supreme Champion title for 2013 went to the The Pie Kitchen of Bury St Edmonds.
Greggs has issued a profit warning after it revealed like-for-like sales (LFLs) were down 4.4% in the first four months of the year due to the poor weather.
The School of Artisan Food is to offer a range of fast-paced short courses specially designed for new food start-ups and existing, expanding enterprises.
Genius Foods - the UK’s largest gluten-free food specialist - has signed a deal to supply its products to a Dutch retailer, as it increases its European footprint.
Entries to this year’s Baking Industry Awards, organised by British Baker, close on Friday 10 May. There are 11 categories for professional bakers and suppliers to choose from.
Retail sales volumes remained flat in April, defying expectations of growth, according to a new survey.
Greggs is to open a national barista trading academy in the Midlands for its Moment coffee shop format, it has been revealed.
It was a debate that nearly landed McVitie’s in trouble with the tax man.
The success of Pret A Manger is due to the UK public appreciating “the freshness” of its offer.