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Tesco launches meat- and dairy-free sausage roll

Tesco is to launch a meat- and dairy-free sausage roll at its in-store bakeries — but has stopped short of calling it vegan.

Easter NPD 2019: chocolate pizza to bunny doughnuts

As most of the nation gears up for a four-day weekend and chocolate overload, bakers are busy whipping up delectable treats for the occasion.

Subway launches first-ever vegan sandwich

Subway has expanded its menu with its first-ever vegan sub and salad, which are available nationwide from today (17 April).

Doughnut Time creates Cadbury Creme Egg café

Doughnut Time has partnered with Cadbury for a world-first Cadbury Creme Egg Doughnut Café.

Warburtons adds premium product to fruit loaf range

Warburtons has added a premium 400g loaf to its fruit loaf range.

Easter 2019: Bakers unveil seasonal offerings

As Easter approaches, bakers nationwide have begun rolling out egg-citing seasonal NPD.

Ginsters enters frozen aisle with classic pasties

Cornish pasty producer Ginsters is to launch a bake-from-frozen range with two classic flavours.

Wall’s expands Thins range with Chicken & Chorizo

Wall’s Pastry has added a new flavour to its Thins product line-up.

Industry groups welcome October Brexit extension

Trade bodies have given a cautious welcome to the extension of Brexit negotiations to 31 October.

Topping Pie Co unveils speciality pork pie range

Yorkshire business The Topping Pie Company has launched a speciality pork pie range to tap demand for smaller pies with more flavour variety.

Cornish pasty is UK’s most recognised PGI product

Cornish pasties and Melton Mowbray pork pies are among the most recognised Geographic Indication (GI) products.

Birds is hoping to raise a total of £100,000 for the charities to mark its 100 year anniversary
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Birds Bakery names chosen charities of the year

Derby-based Birds Bakery has chosen WellChild and SSAFA as the charities it will raise funds for during 2019.

Cake Box chief executive officer Sukh Chamdal
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Cake Box opens record number of new stores

Egg-free cake supplier Cake Box has increased its estate by 28 sites in the past 12 months.

Genius adds cobs and rolls to ‘Good for the Gut’ range

Genius Gluten Free has expanded its ‘Good for the Gut’ range with new cobs and deli rolls.

Gluten-free bread part of Pret’s biggest menu change

Pret A Manger has unveiled 20 new menu items, marking the biggest change in its 33-year history.

The White Rabbit Pizza Co unveils new look and NPD

The White Rabbit Pizza Co has refreshed its look with new product names and packaging.

Late Easter boosts hot cross buns, but grocery is hit

More than 40% of UK households bought hot cross buns in the first quarter of the year, latest grocery figures from analysts Kantar have revealed.

Flour Water Salt raises £29k in Kickstarter campaign

Macclesfield café and bakehouse Flour Water Salt has raised £29,300 on a Kickstarter campaign.

Asda summer range: posh doughnuts to shark cakes

Asda is getting in on the premium doughnut action as part of its summer 2019 range, which also features loaded brownies, chocolate bread and a narwhal cake.

Pladis expands McVitie’s with new Digestives Twists

Pladis has extended its McVitie’s brand with a new range of biscuits called Digestives Twists.

Spar recalls Blueberry Muffins over fear of plastic

Spar is recalling its Blueberry Muffins four-pack because they may contain pieces of plastic.

Brynmor gains listings for protein flapjacks in Ocado

Welsh flapjack brand Brynmor has gained listings for two new protein flapjacks in Ocado.

Easter 2019: What’s new for hot cross buns this year?

Chocolate & Salted Caramel, Apple & Cinnamon and even Rhubarb & Custard: flavour pairings are transforming the humble hot cross bun.

Greggs updates menu with new items for spring

Greggs has added a range of four limited-edition items to its menu for spring.

Mum’s the word: Bakers reveal Mother’s Day NPD

With Mother’s Day less than one week away, bakers and retailers have begun stocking shelves and displays with seasonal treats.

Pret rolls out filtered water fountains at 250 stores

Pret A Manger has added filtered water refill points to 250 of its stores in a bid to help customers reduce the number of plastic bottles they’re using.

Fiona Cairns adds range of bakery-inspired bath items

Cake maker Fiona Cairns has created a collection of luxury bath and body products for Waitrose.

Liverpool bakery to boost output with £61k funding

Homebaked, a community bakery in Anfield, Liverpool, has received £61,000 in investment to fund a dedicated cookery unit and ramp up production.

David Wright (l) and Christian Stevenson
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David Wright to open bread and barbecue restaurant

Former Baker of the Year David Wright is set to turn his family bakery and café into all-day bread and barbecue restaurant.

Registration now open for National Doughnut Week

Bakers and businesses can register now to join in with the National Doughnut Week fundraising fun this May.

Colin and Sithabile Mace of Booja Booja with Michelle Berriedale-Johnson, awards director.
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Baked goods win gold at Free From Food Awards

Leading bakery businesses and their retailers are among the winners in this year’s Free From Food Awards.

Harry Redknapp aiming to score with jam roly polys

Football legend Harry Redknapp has launched an online business selling jam roly polys.

Bakeries make up majority of food and drink start-ups

Bakery businesses have accounted for the greatest number of food and drink start-ups in the past six months, according to a new study.

Bread Ahead set to open school and restaurant site

Bread Ahead is to open its largest-ever site, which will include a 220-cover restaurant, deli, baking school and wholesale bakery.

Freddo and Oreo cupcakes added to Cadbury range

Premier Foods has expanded its Cadbury cupcake range by taking Oreo and Freddo brands into the format for the first time.

The Polish Bakery secures product listings at Ocado

Family business The Polish Bakery has gained its first listing at Ocado.

Upfield relaunches Flora with plant-based recipe

Upfield, owner of the former Unilever spreads business, has relaunched the Flora brand with a 100% plant-based recipe.

Peggy Porschen opens flagship parlour in Chelsea

Cake parlour brand Peggy Porschen has opened its new flagship store on King’s Road, London. 

Bells of Lazonby relaunches its We Love Cake range

Bells of Lazonby has relaunched its free-from We Love Cake range with lower-sugar recipes and a new look.

Rhythm 108 goes 100% vegan across all lines

Snack brand Rhythm 108 has overhauled its entire portfolio to be 100% vegan and introduced a new all-day snack bar range.

Costa trials Deliveroo service at six London stores

Costa Coffee is trialing a delivery service with Deliveroo through six of its London stores.

Pizzas and mince pies help Asda meet plastic target

Changes to plastic packaging on pizza bases and mince pie boxes are among actions that have helped Asda meet its plastic reduction target for 2018.

High tea: The sandwich that tastes great in the air

An airport food supplier has created sandwiches designed to remain packed with flavour when eaten in the air.

Roberts secures nationwide c-store listing for first time

Six Roberts bakery products are to be available in 2,200 stores and forecourts through wholesaler Booker.

Urban Eat to launch vegan avocado summer sandwich

Urban Eat has added two summer seasonal specials to its portfolio, including its first-ever sandwich featuring avocado.

Sourdough pizzeria Franco Manca joins Uber Eats

Uber Eats has announced that Franco Manca will now be available to order on the app.

Asda bakery chief to speak at BSB spring conference

Asda’s head of bakery Ian Cummings is to speak at the British Society of Baking’s (BSB’s) spring conference, which is themed around ‘driving healthy profits’.

One Stop adds six lines to own-label cake range

Convenience retailer One Stop has expanded its range of own-label cakes with the addition of six new lines, including a chocolate caterpillar cake.

Doughnut time teams up with Blondies Kitchen for International Women’s Day

Today (8 March) is International Women’s Day, and London-based doughnut chain Doughnut Time is marketing the occasion with a doughnut inspired by the movie Legally Blonde.

Pies the limit! Highlights from British Pie Week 2019

It’s British Pie Week – an annual celebration of sweet and savoury pastry-encrusted treats that runs from 4-10 March 2019.

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