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Craft Bakers Week next week

By Lesley Foottit Craft Bakers’ Week kicks off on Monday (29 September) and almost 400 bakeries have already signed up. Registration is still open and 389 bakeries have already pledged to the week, equating to 1,072 shops. Businesses have been provided with POS including posters and bunting with media support also available to help spread…

Kingsmill Launch Sandwich Thins

Kingsmill has this morning launched a new range of sandwich thins – coupled with the announcement of an £8.4m investment at its bakery in Glasgow. Kingsmill Sandwich Thins are square, pre-sliced thin rolls, available in both white and 50/50 varieties. Kingsmill, owned by Allied Bakeries, said the launch was to capitalise on £30m-worth of growth…

British Wheat Quality is on the up

A cereal survey has revealed a year-on-year improvement in Britain’s wheat quality. AHDB/HGCA’s annual Cereal Quality Survey 2014 has prompted a positive outlook for next season’s export campaign. It found that of 20,683 wheat samples analysed by 19 August, specific weights and Hagbergs were above average, however protein content was down. Despite this, the company…