Bread

Baker & Baker is ramping up its international footprint. Pic: GettyImages/Pekic

Baker & Baker’s international expansion gathers pace

By Gill Hyslop

The UK-based supplier of breads and baked treats – formerly CSM Bakery Solutions – has added an office in Poland to its expanding footprint, already operating across 12 sites in seven countries.

With a second location in London, more consumers can enjoy Charles Artisan Bread's daily baked offerings. Pic: GettyImages/pidjoe

Charles Artisan Bread raises its game

By Gill Hyslop

The East London, UK, micro bakery has opened a second site to accommodate a growing demand for ‘simple, honest and no fuss’ baked goods.

IBIEducate is hosting more than 100 workshops, aimed to help every sector of the grain-based industry. Pic: GettyImages/10'000 Hours

Bright ideas: IBIEducate releases power-packed schedule

By Gill Hyslop

IBIE – the International Baking Industry Exposition – deems itself as the definitive ‘pit stop’ that every bakery professional will need to further their ingenuity. And after a COVID-based hiatus, it is again scheduled to take place in Las Vegas next...

Three Scottish companies have been shortlisted as the FDF's 2022 Award finalists. Pic: GettyImages/Andrew Brookes/Image Source

Nairn’s Oatcakes shortlisted for 2022 FDF Award

By Gill Hyslop

Nairn’s Oatcakes is one of three of Scotland’s leading producers to be nominated for the FDF Awards 2022 – to be announced in September – which celebrates exceptional talent, excellence and innovation in the industry.

Steve Jones has been appointed to head the retail sales and category team at Bimbo UK. Pic: Bimbo UK

Bimbo UK appoints Hovis alum as head of retail

By Gill Hyslop

The UK arm of the Mexican bakery conglomerate - and world's biggest bakery manufacturer - has appointed Steve Jones as head of Retail to further drive the growth of Bimbo in the UK.

The Real Bread Campaign is urging bakers to think of all communities during Sourdough September. Pic: GettyImages/aristotoo/Mediterranean

Real Bread Campaign’s call for support

By Gill Hyslop

The Real Bread Campaign is calling on bakers, retailers, caterers and passionate bread advocates to underscore its mission to get Defra to consider its Honest Crust Act, as well as to consider everyone in the upcoming month-long ‘bread for all’ event.

We all need a little relief these days. Pic: GettyImages/Chev Wilkinson

Brakes revives Help for Hospitality to counteract cost pressures

By Gill Hyslop

The UK wholesaler has resuscitated its Help for Hospitality campaign, launched in 2021 to help foodservice operators recover from COVID lockdowns. The initiative generated around £2m in cashback, which was returned to customers in rewards and donated...

Lesaffre wants to get the remarkable potential of yeast out to as many people as possible. Pic: GettyImages.peolsen

Lesaffre gives yeast its moment to shine

By Gill Hyslop

The 170-year-old leader in the field of fermentation has modernised its educational platform on yeast to get the message out about the myriad of benefits of this remarkable microorganism from nature.

Robb MacKie. Pic: ABA

ABA’s Robb MacKie to step down after 17 years at the helm

By Gill Hyslop

The American Bakers Association (ABA) has announced that Robb MacKie will step down as president and CEO at the end of 2022, after 17 years overseeing all aspects of ABA’s administration and operations, representing the interests of almost 800,000 skilled...

Pic: Dr Schär

Dr Schär’s artisan brand gains kosher recognition

By Gill Hyslop

Dr Schär USA’s Artisan Baker bread range has received kosher certification under the Orthodox Union (OU), validating the highest standards of kosher certification and food standards.

BARLEYmax has 15x the dietary fibre than conventional barley. Pic: Teijin Limited

High fibre super barley rolls out in the EU

By Gill Hyslop

Japanese conglomerate Teijin Limited has forged a partnership with Spanish distributor Emilio Peña SA (EPSA) to sell the highly nutritious BARLEYmax, which punches in with 15x more dietary fibre than rolled barley.

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Cereal calamity: The geopolitics of wheat

By Gill Hyslop

The Russian-Ukraine conflict has again highlighted how puissant food is in war time, exacerbating an already critical food insecure environment.

Andrew Pyne takes over as chief executive of the Federation of Bakers. Pic: FOB

Federation of Bakers gets new lead

By Gill Hyslop

The UK’s Federation of Bakers (FOB) has appointed Andrew Pyne as its new chief executive, taking over from Gordon Polson who is retiring after 17 years at the helm.

BBU's bakeries perform in the top 25% for energy efficiency among similar facilities in the US. Pic: Grupo Bimbo

Grupo Bimbo rocks for its ethicality and energy efficiency ethos

By Gill Hyslop

The Mexican bakery giant has been recognised for the sixth time by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies, while Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) has been honoured by the EPA for its energy usage at 20 of its facilities, setting the bar for the...