Europe's bakery sector saw a lot of innovation in 2013, says Innova, with NPD in cookies, on-pack claims and price surges

Dispatches from Bakery Innovation Europe in Munich

Biggest bakery NPD trends in Europe 2013

By Kacey Culliney

One-third of all new bakery launches were sweet biscuits and cookies in 2013, the most popular on-pack claim was ‘no additives’ and the average price of baked goods rose, according to Innova Market Insights.

Cronut success spurs flurry of trademark claims

Cronut trademark scramble

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Hot new trend? Not so new, says an Ohio baker who claims to have been making doughnut-croissant hybrids since 1991.

German bakeries under pressure to join forces - an 'interesting time' says consultant

Market analysis: German bakers pressured into consolidation

When giants take over: Consolidation on the cards for German bakers

By Kacey Culliney

German bakeries are under increasing pressure to consolidate to survive in a saturated and fragmented market where retail and discount bakery is mounting, a business consultant says.

Fresh in store: Morrisons will open its new in-store bakeries by the end of the month

Morrisons revamps in-store bakeries

By Mike Stones

Morrisons’ revamped in-store bakeries are to offer customers a wider product range and a “more artisian experience”, according to the firm.

Orkla offloads bakery business to retail group

Orkla offloads bakery business to retail group

By Oliver Nieburg

Norwegian firm Orkla Brands has announced the sale of its bakery unit Bakers to the retail group NorgesGruppen for an undisclosed fee as retailers augment their dominance on the Norwegian bakery market.

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