Cakes & pastries

Frank Dale produces a range of sweet and savoury baked treats for the the UK wholesale and cash & carry sectors. Pic: Frank Dale

Frank Dale expects a buoyant 2023

By Gill Hyslop

Like many others, the supplier of frozen bakery goods saw a drop in sales during the pandemic but bounced back in 2022, with new business opportunities prompting new investment.

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Trendspotting in 2023: A glorious bouquet of Valentine snacks and bakes

By Gill Hyslop

$23.9bn was spent on gifting last year, with 53% of American planning to celebrate Valentine’s Day again in style in 2023 – and nine million of them choosing this event to pop the big question, according to stats gathered by GiftWrapper. That’s big business...

Two Magpies' Mini Magpie specialists in takeaway bakes, hand-laminated pastries, sourdough bread and coffee. Pic: Two Magpies

Two Magpies Baker hatches its first 'mini me'

By Gill Hyslop

The UK artisanal bakery and café group – already a parent of seven sites across Suffolk and Norfolk – has expanded its family, opening its first Mini Magpie in the market town of Beccles.

Partake Foods has official become a B Corporation company. Pic: Partake Foods

Partake Foods expands social impact in 2023

By Gill Hyslop

The Black-owned and woman-founded vegan and allergy-friendly producer has officially become a Certified B Corporation, hot on the heels of its partnerships with Eat. Learn. Play., The Birthday Project and #HashtagLunchbag in 2023.

The UK bakery sector is on the brink of crumbling under the pressure of rising energy costs, among other challenges. Pic: GettyImages/Maren Caruso

UK bakery coalition voices concern over possible closures

By Gill Hyslop

Scottish Bakers, Federation of Bakers, Craft Bakers Association, ABIM and UKAPY have sent a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt, urging him to review his ‘new’ Energy Bills Discount Scheme.

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