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Trendspotting for the King’s coronation

By Gill Hyslop

The coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla takes place on Saturday, 6 May 2023, at Westminster Abbey in London. While only 2,000 guests have been invited to attend the event, more than 7,000 street parties and community events are expected to...

Tall bakes, like this chocolate double barrel tall layered cake decorated with strawberries, will be all the rage this year. Pic: Daria Nipot

Trendspotting

2022 will be the year of the statement bake

By Gill Hyslop

Cake and desserts producer BBF Limited said cake trends this year will continue to be influenced by social media, with budding Brits bakers constantly deferring to celeb icons and influencers to create that blow away celebration cake.

Bells of Lazonby bakery secures funding to integrate robots

Bells of Lazonby bakery secures funding to integrate robots

By Jenny Eagle

Bells of Lazonby, a family bakery in Cumbria, UK, which supplies cakes, scones and artisan breads has secured funding from the Made Smarter Programme to automate its portioned cake with automated robot machinery.

The US baked goods market is big business. Pic: ©GettyImages/fotogal

Industry insight into US bakery market

By Gill Hyslop

As consumers increasingly opt to follow a healthy lifestyle, they are demanding more gluten-free, low-carb, whole grain, organic and paleo diet products. However, there will always be a way to find an excuse to give in to indulgence, especially when it...

Indian biscuits and cake maker Anmol Industries has filed for an initial public offering. Pic: Anmol

Indian biscuit giant Anmol Industries files for IPO

By Gill Hyslop

Anmol Industries - a branded packaged food company focussing on biscuits and cakes - has filed draft papers with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for an initial public offering (IPO).

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Bright Blue Foods cuts 57 jobs at cake plant

By Rod Addy

Bright Blue Foods aims to cut 57 jobs as it closes its Manchester bakery, which makes slab, loaf and Christmas cake, and shift production to other sites to improve efficiency.