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On the whole, the industry has welcomed the new UK Baking Industry Code of Practice (CoP) for the Labelling of Sourdough Bread and Rolls. Pic: GettyImages/Phil Boorman

Mixed industry reactions to the UK’s new sourdough Code of Practice

By Gill Hyslop

Trade groups like Craft Bakers Association, Scottish Bakers and Federation of Bakers have welcomed the UK Baking Industry Code of Practice (CoP) for the Labelling of Sourdough Bread and Rolls. The Real Bread Campaign, on the other hand, remains highly...

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.

Industry has expressed disappointment in the UK's Autumn Statement, which failed to raise hope for a brighter future. Pic: GettyImages/andresr

UK's Autumn Statement fails to raise industry enthusiasm

By Gill Hyslop

While the government’s plans to further support businesses have been welcomed, the Craft Bakers Association is disappointed by the lack of clarity, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and FDF Scotland would have liked to have seen more measures and Scottish...

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.

Halloween offers creative bakers a wealth of hair-raising opportunities to bring in sales. Pic: GettyImages/mediaphotos

Halloween is big business for forward-thinking bakers

By Gill Hyslop

A survey by the UK’s Craft Bakers Association (CBA) revealed the scale of the spookiest season of the year, with almost half of the artisanal sector noting a significant increase in sales at this time.

All the winners of the BIA 2021 awards. Pic: British Baker

Bakery Oscars: The BIA winners of 2021

By Gill Hyslop

From the UK’s best bakes, we reveal the winners that took the cake at the dazzling events ceremony hosted by Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood at the Royal Lancaster in London on 21 October.

Indulgence, health, shopping more locally and purchasing foods with real provenance will drive the bakery sector in 2021, says the CBA.

Snacking trends

Coronavirus blues expected to continue propelling snacking movement in 2021

By Gill Hyslop

Snacking – both in and out of the home – is a category that did very well in 2020 and the movement looks set to continue in 2021 as consumers look for inexpensive sweet treats to cheer themselves up, writes Karen Dear, director of operations for the Craft...