Bread

Calling all bread bakers, loaf lovers and artisan aficionados! Showcase your skills and grab a slice of fame. Enter Britain's Best Loaf 2023 and see how far your loaf can take you. Pic: GettyImages/Douglas Waters

The search for Britain’s Best Loaf 2023 is on

By Gill Hyslop

Do you believe your cob is a crust above others? Do your English muffins move people to tears? Ready to laud about your lardy cake? Time to find out in the search for Britain’s Best Loaf.

Research by Délifrance reveals that healthier options could encourage 21% of consumers to eat more bread. Pic: Délifrance

Healthy snacking

The meteoric rise of the conscious consumer

By Gill Hyslop

These consumers still want to purchase indulgent pastries or breads out-of-home or on-the-go, but these days are placing more emphasis on treats that are guilt-free.

Jonathan Warburton celebrates the UK bakery manufacturer's one millionth donation with the children of Church Road Primary School in Bolton. Pic: Warburtons

Warburtons celebrates one millionth donation milestone

By Gill Hyslop

Jonathan Warburton, chairman of the UK’s largest bakery brand, visited a local Bolton school to deliver Toastie Loaf and Crumpets to children and staff – reaching the bakery’s target of donating one million products to community groups this year.

The UK artisanal bakery sector is facing a barrage of challenges, but many owners are confident of their ability to survive the storm. Pic: GettyImages/Todor Tsvetkov

Report: State of the UK’s artisan bakery sector

By Gill Hyslop

A new report by the Open University Business School reveals the number of small bakery businesses in the UK has increased in recent years, rising to the COVID challenge, but now facing an uncertain future.

Bertinet's range of everyday sourdough, with next-gen recipe and pack refresh. Pic: Bertinet Bakery

Bertinet Bakery champions Real Bread Campaign Sourdough mark

By Gill Hyslop

As part of a brand refresh, Bertinet Bakery has become the first major US bread brand to feature the mark on its packaging, which guarantees the nutrition and processing credentials of its range of sliced sourdough.

Pic: GettyImages/Olena Bondarenko

Are you ready to set the bakery industry smouldering with CBD?

By Gill Hyslop

This year, the Vegas-based International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) hosted the Cannabis Central pavilion, which shone a light on the opportunities, highs and lows of infusing baked goods with the more mollifying CBD, as well as the more euphoric...

The UK Government HFSS regulations are guaranteed to set a pigeon among the bakery and snacks sectors. Pic: GettyImages/pearleye/Shana Tova

What to expect when the HFSS regulations come into effect on 1 October

By Gill Hyslop

The Food (Promotion and Placement) (England) Regulations 2021 come into force tomorrow, placing location restrictions on ‘less healthy’ products that are high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) – however, these have once again been knocked as nothing more...

As a possible carcinogenic, acrylamide is something the bakery and snacks industries need to know about. Pic: GettyImages/Drypsiak

Tech talk

Taking a deep dive into acrylamide

By Gill Hyslop

Ingredient specialist Galam has published the results of its study into the effect of various products in Maillard browning reactions.

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.