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Subway
Subway aims for non-traditional locations
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Subway focuses development on non-traditional sites

High street sandwich giant Subway aims to have 350 stores within convenience stores and petrol and forecourt locations by the end of 2015. 

Fabulous Bakin’ Boys plan business transformation

Muffin and flapjack brand, Fabulous Bakin’ Boys, is set to begin a major brand re-launch in what it has called the brand's "most important year".

Tesco chairman
Tesco appoints John Allan as chairman
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Tesco names new chairman

Tesco has appointed John Allan as chairman following Robert Broadbent’s decision to step down in October last year. 

#WeLoveBread – the best bread adverts on TV

Since British Baker launched the #WeLoveBread campaign our social media pages have been swamped by retweets and support.

Krispy Kreme in hot water over KKK promotion

A Krispy Kreme branch has hit the headlines for its promotion of ‘KKK Wednesdays’ – Krispy Kreme Klub Wednesdays – after a series of complaints.

Bisto pies
New frozen pies from Bisto following deal with Peter's Food Service
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Peter’s joins forces with Bisto on frozen pie range

Peter’s Food Service has struck a deal with Premier Foods to manufacture a range of frozen pies for the Bisto brand. 

Brioche Pasquier
Brioche Pasquier launches new range of macarons
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French macarons line targeted at foodservice

International bakery giant Brioche Pasquier has launched a new range of French macarons available for UK foodservice operators. 

Dum Dum
Dum Dum Donutterie aims for expansion
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Doughnut firm’s success prompts expansion plans

The London-based Dum Dum Donutterie is expanding, with locations earmarked in the UK and several overseas as it looks to triple its first year’s turnover. 

Pret van
Pret A Manger tours the UK to promote products
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Pret hits the road with porridge and rice pots

Pret A Manger has taken to the road to promote its Proper Porridge and Quinoa Rice Pots. 

Bread
Get people back on bread
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Spread a positive message about bread

Bakers, do you tell your customers bread is good for them? 

Pop-up porridge café planned

A porridge café pop up is to open next month in London, serving a variety of different versions of the breakfast dish.

Hovis loaf
Hovis 800g price down to 75p in Sainsbury's
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Sainsbury’s escalates bread price war

Sainsbury’s has added to the supermarket bread price war by slashing prices of large Hovis loaves to 75p. 

Scottish bakery closes shops - turning attention to supermarkets

Mathiesons Bakery in Scotland has shut its retail shops, as it says it will now concentrate on supplying supermarkets.

Hemant Gupte:
India office manager
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Unicorn Ingredients opens India office in strategic move

Ingredients supplier Unicorn Ingredients has opened an office in India, as it sets up for global growth.

FSA continues investigation into undeclared almond presence
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Paprika is probable culprit in bakery product recall

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has confirmed that a batch of paprika is “most likely” the source of undeclared almond protein in three food products that have been recalled. 

Dawn Foods
American Sweet Bakery Week dates announced
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Dawn Foods reveals dates for American Sweet Bakery Week

Dawn Foods has launched its National American Sweet Bakery Week for 2015, due to take place from 1 to 7 July. 

McVitie’s Cuddle Café attracts broad interest

More than 1,000 consumers visited McVitie’s London Cuddle Café in one day, during the brand’s promotion of its continued Sweeet campaign. 

Dee Light
Dee Light Bakery owner on hunt for second site
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Dee Light Bakery seeks second London site

The Baker of the Year winner in the Farm Shop & Deli Awards is on the search for a second site. 

Chatwins Bakery
Chatwins Bakery enjoys sales uplift following shop refit
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Cheshire bakery sees sales up after shop refits

Chatwins bakery has seen sales increase by up to 40% since a major refit of its shops. 

Proper Cornish
Proper Cornish launches a student campaign
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Pasty firm uses student campaign to boost customers

Proper Cornish, a handmade Cornish Pasty company, has boosted its customer base by launching a student campaign called The Pasty Society. 

Roberts Bakery
Roberts Bakery launches first ever TV ad
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Roberts opts for ‘soft and fluffy’ approach in first TV ad

Roberts Bakery has launched its first TV ad campaign as it rebrands its white bread as ‘soft and fluffy’. 

Obesity advisor citicised over food industry funding

The British Medical Journal has attacked the government’s leading obesity advisor for compromising independence by accepting funding from food industries for research projects.

Romain Curnier:
will help London patisseries
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Zeelandia supports London clients with new account manager

Bakery ingredients supplier Zeelandia has employed a new account manager for clients around London, to offer extra support in product development.

Cinnamon Square bakery to reach wider audience

The Cinnamon Square bakery in Rickmansworth, has told British Baker of its ambitions to get its trademark Cinnamon Bun further afield.

FoB offers free health and safety advice

The Federation of Bakers (FoB) is now offering a free copy of its publication A Baker’s Dozen, to be downloaded online.

Bakkavör reports 4% growth in LFL revenues

Bakkavör, a leading fresh food, pizzas and desserts producer, has seen full-year like-for-like revenues up 4% to £1.72bn for 2014.

Dalton Philips will leave Morrisons on Monday
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Dalton Philips departs Morrisons early

Morrisons has announced that Dalton Philips, chief executive, will leave the company earlier than expected.

EPP will distribute eco-friendly bakery washing machines
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‘Green’ bakery washing machines launched

Bakery equipment supplier European Process Plant (EPP) has launched a range of eco-friendly bakery washing machines.

The new Ziferblat coffee shop, Manchester
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Second social project café opens doors

The UK’s second café that charges customers by time and not purchases has opened in Manchester.

Cinnamon pretzel from Knot
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Pretzel bakery expands in the capital

Knot Artisan Coffee and Pretzel bakery has opened a fourth site in London’s Victoria station.

L-R: Gilles Defrance, Nigel Chadd and Claire-Burgess
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South-west bakery moves into foodservice

A Plymouth bakery has signed a new wholesale contract with catering suppliers Chadd’s Foodsmiths, allowing it to grow the business.

Bakery firm strikes deal for Middle East

Surrey bakery manufacturer Monty’s Bakehouse has partnered with a leading food group to start selling products in the Middle East.

WeLoveBread
#WeLoveBread campaign hits London
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Video: Proof that Londoners love bread

British Baker magazine visited London to find out whether people really do love bread as part of our #WeLoveBread campaign.

McVitie's
McVitie's campaign Sweeet friend character give away on TV from today
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UB extends ‘Sweeet’ campaign with cuddly toy giveaway

United Biscuits is giving away 3.5 million cuddly toys from McVitie’s ‘Sweeet’ campaign in the next step of the relaunch that began last year. 

Dietary debate questions sat fat advice

Debate has sprung from claims that official guidance on saturated fats lacked solid evidence.

Mariam French, head of marketing for Aryzta Food Solutions
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Interview exclusive: Coup de pates launches rebrand

Coup de pates has officially launched its rebrand of Delice de France, making its first appearance this year at the Hospitality Show in January.

New area manager joins Bath Bakery

Bath Bakery has employed a new area manager to run the bakery’s Moorland Road café and all its Keynsham operations.

PM makes pledge on business loans

Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to guarantee business loans by private lenders, if he wins the general election in May.

Newburn Bakehouse
Warburton's gluten-free brand wins POY award
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Warburtons secures Free-From award

Gluten-, wheat- and dairy-free seed wraps from Warburtons’ free-from brand Newburn Bakehouse have been named Product of the Year (POY) 2015 in the Free-From category. 

Food sales up
People are spending more on food as a fifth of shoppers are better off
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Food sales rise for first time since early 2014

Food sales have made a healthy start to the year, rising by 0.2% – the best performance since February 2014. 

Supermarkets
Grocery market picks up
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Grocery market picks up pace

The grocery market is growing at its fastest rate since June last year at 1.1%. 

Pieminister
One of the options in the #PieElection
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Pieminister to revive three historic pies

In honour of British Pie Week (2 to 8 March) Pieminister is holding a #PieElection to get the old favourites back for pie fans. 

Cooplands’ shop closures revealed

Details of the closing Cooplands of Doncaster shops have been released, after the bakery went into pre-pack administration last week.

Gluten-free suppliers urged to address fat content and cost

Sales of gluten-free bakery are booming, but manufacturers and retailers must do more to address issues such as cost, fat content and availability, said charity Coeliac UK.

Starbucks
Starbucks turns a profit in UK
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Starbucks turns a profit in UK

High street coffee giant Starbucks has reported a profit of £1.1m in the year to September 2014 in its first profit recorded in Britain. 

The education of our youth

David Smart looks at the state of bakery education in the UK and feels that the industry is letting young people down.

L-R: Lewis Freeman- Worshipful Company of Bakers, David Hall- CBA, Amy Yeates- FoB, Mike Bagshaw- BSB and Alan Stuart- Scottish Bakers
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Industry backs new bread campaign

The industry has welcomed British Baker’s #WeLoveBread campaign – which has seen protestors visit Number 10 about David Cameron’s decision to ditch bread.

Scotmid
Scotmid opens The Kitchen at Ratho Station, Edinburgh
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Scotmid trials food-to-go in-store

Scottish co-operative Scotmid has opened its first food-to-go provision at Ratho Station near Edinburgh as the first of three trial stores. 

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Are you ready for the Challenge of Bakery Retail webinar from British Baker?

Cooplands of Doncaster head office
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Cooplands undergoes pre-pack administration

Cooplands of Doncaster has undergone a pre-pack administration with the loss of 300 jobs.

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