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21 October, 2014

Costa underlying profit up 20.5%

Costa Coffee, the Whitbread-owned chain, saw its first-half underlying profit increase by 20.5% to £52.4m, it revealed today.

Heavy discounting by supermarkets means the grocery market has been pushed into deflation, according to the latest figures.

An independent baker has accused BFP Wholesale of a lack of transparency in informing customers of its depot closure, meaning she was forced to source products elsewhere. 

A young baking prodigy has been awarded the Freedom of the Worshipful Company of Bakers after graduating with the highest marks in her class. 

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United Biscuits (UB) has appointed Frank Meysman as non-executive chairman of the group as of today (21 October 2014). 

Bakeries Delice de France and Coup de Pates have unveiled an autumn/winter catalogue with almost 50 new lines for bakers. 

Patissier and chocolatier Slattery has launched a new range of locally brewed beers. 

Welsh craft bakery The Village Bakery has been named Wales’ fastest-growing manufacturer as it revealed it is in 444% year-on-year growth. 

The biscuit market has seen 1.8% value growth in the last year, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel. 

A new survey has found that freezers are ‘neglected’ and have been dubbed ‘graveyards’ by younger consumers. 

Cornish bakery Warrens Bakery has launched a range of sweet products with the approach of winter in mind. 

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Gerhard Jenne enjoys the delights of bakery in the lush valleys of south Wales… then returns to a full inbox and the prospect of Halloween just around the corner

The power of internships

13 October, 2014

David Smart argues that it is high time bakeries used internships to give a fresh boost to their businesses and bring along young talent in the industry, to boot

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