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National Bakery School

The National Bakery School has secured almost £1.7m of investment to redevelop its facilities at London’s South Bank. The school, part of London South Bank University, will use the funding to create specialist teaching spaces for baking, confectionery and chocolate, as well as a demonstration bakery suitable for industry and public presentations. Following a £200,000…

Future looks bright for wheat Plantings

By Georgi Gyton/British Baker A new survey by the AHDB/HGCA has suggested the 2014 planted area for wheat could increase by as much as 22%, following the drop seen this season. The Early Bird Survey of farmers’ planting intention revealed a sharp rise in the total area of wheat and winter barley for next year’s harvest,…

Top 10 foodservice trends to impact the US restaurant industry in 2014

  Shaun Weston14 Nov 2013 Starches are staging a comeback, from ramen to buckwheat noodles, to pasta made with unusual ingredients. © Nemo’s great uncle  Foodservice research and consulting firm Technomic has identified trends that may ‘significantly impact the restaurant industry’. Insights are based on site visits evaluating the restaurant scene in cities across the US,…

Bread sales continue to fall at Premier

  31 October, 2013   By Georgi Gyton Sales in Premier Foods’ Bread business are down 1.5% year-on-year, for the three months to 30 September 2013. In the group’s latest interim management statement, announced today (31 October), the drop in sales, which excludes milling and the exit of a ‘high cost to serve’ contract in April…