Cakes & Pastries

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.

Lecoq is famed for its croissants. Pic: Lecoq Cuisine

Le Duff snaps up Lecoq to boost Bridor

By Gill Hyslop

Groupe Le Duff – a leader in the global bakery-pastry, café bakery and pizza-pasta sector – has acquired North American producer of Viennese and French-style pastries Lecoq Cuisine Corporation; a move that emphasises the focus of Le Duff on accelerating...

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...

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...

Research has found that consumers are still leaning towards treats that are higher in fat, salt and sugar, despite the proposed restrictions. Pic: GettyImages/Peter Cade

Gauging the consumer appetite for HFSS treats

By Gill Hyslop

Research by innovation intelligence platform Vypr around the National Food Strategy revealed 83% of consumers believe there is a need for new or reformulated food products that are healthier, however, the appetite for so-called ‘unhealthy’ food remains.

Breaking news: Kellogg Company splits into three

Breaking news: Kellogg Company splits into three

By Gill Hyslop

The Pringles, Special K and Eggo maker is making a bold move to separate into three independent companies, spinning off its US, Canadian and Caribbean cereal and plant-based businesses, which collectively represented approximately 20% of its net sales...

How Finsbury has defied crippling headwinds to remain buoyant

How Finsbury has defied crippling headwinds to remain buoyant

By Gill Hyslop

The UK bakery group’s FY2021 record results defied what was then considered one of the toughest markets in living history, and has continued to demonstrate ‘resilience and a strategic focus’ despite an even rougher environment this year.

Despite the rising economic woes, people still crave small pops of pleasure from snacks. Pic: pfb1

Are snacks recession proof?

By Gill Hyslop

US retail data science, insights and media company 84.51° polled shoppers about their buying intentions ahead of the 25th edition of Sweets & Snacks Expo, held in Chicago in late May.

Get creative and show off your skills in Cake International's brand-new competition. Pic: GettyImages/Ariel Skelley

An illustrious lineup scheduled for Bake International

By Gill Hyslop

A Great British Bake Off finalist, master bakers, award-winning authors and elite industry veterans are among those demonstrating their skills at Bake International, being hosted alongside Cake International at the NEC, Birmingham from 4-6 November.