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Greggs launches 250th primary school Breakfast Club
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Greggs reaches 250th school Breakfast Club

The Greggs Foundation, a registered charity associated with Greggs, has launched its 250th primary school Breakfast Club and will reach 300 by the year end.

Genius products hit the shelves in France

Gluten-free brand Genius has launched its range in French hypermarkets.

Vintage tea set
Vintage tea set
Maximise on vintage tea this summer
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Bakers urged to have a Vintage Tea summer

National Cupcake Week’s major charity partner Wellbeing of Women reminds bakers that Vintage Tea Week will run throughout summer and there are plenty of ways to get involved.

Wall's ensures pasties are Cornish by moving production

Kerry Foods has relocated production of its pasties to ensure that the pastries keep their Cornish status. 

Costa to open Debenhams concessions

Costa, the high street coffee shop chain, has partnered with department store Debenhams to trial six concessions across its UK estate.

Morrisons extends price cuts

Supermarket giant Morrisons has further cut prices in another effort to win back customers amid discounter competition.

Raise wins Virgin Atlantic birthday deal

Family-run Sussex-based bakery Raise has won a one-off contract to supply cupcakes for Virgin Atlantic’s 30th birthday celebrations on 22 June.

New European warehouse boosts packaging firm’s sales

Mariani Packing, the largest independently-owned producer and packer of dried fruit in the world, said it had seen increased sales since the opening of its European warehouse.

Torbay bakery for sale

Paignton Bakery in the English Riviera is being sold.

Campaigners call for sugar tax

Campaign group, Action on Sugar has called on the government to introduce a sugar tax and to reduce added sugars by 40% by 2020.

England’s World Cup tormentor loves pastries

Luis Suarez is the man of the moment and it looks like he has put an end to England’s World Cup dreams - but did you know he is from a bakery background?

Pullins takes top prize in new bread competition

Pullins Bakery of Yatton has won the top gong in the Worshipful Company of Bakers’ bread competition at the Bath and West Show.

Dunkin’ Brands plans motorway expansion

Ice cream and desserts operator Baskin-Robbins has revealed plans to open four sites at Welcome Break motorway service stations, along with one Dunkin’ Donuts.

Premier Foods shares fall on sales warning

Shares in the embattled food group Premier Foods fell by nearly 10% after the company, which produces Mr Kipling cakes, said it had seen falling sales in its so-called ‘Power Brands’.

BAKO NW reveals competition winners

BAKO North Western (BNW) invited customers to create the perfect birthday cake as part of its 50th-year celebrations.

Healthy ‘buzzwords’ mislead, says academic

Buzzwords on food packaging is duping consumers into believing the products are healthier than they are, an academic has claimed.

Independents urged to show off individuality

Independent bakers and other retailers are being urged to celebrate their individuality by holding a range of events throughout July during the fourth Independent Retailer Month campaign.

Renewed focus on sugar reduction

Dentists are calling for a reduction in sugar of around 75%, equating to just four teaspoons a day. 

Caffè Latte plans rapid expansion

Coffee shop chain Caffè Latte plans to add 20 sites during 2014.

CSM joins Federation of Bakers

CSM UK, the bakery ingredients supplier, has joined the Federation of Bakers (FoB) as an associate member.

Restructure sees 2,600 jobs go at Morrisons

Supermarket giant Morrisons is to cut 2,600 jobs as part of a restructuring plan. 

Premier Foods enters into JV for £16m beverages and desserts business

Premier Foods has entered into another joint venture (JV) to manufacture powdered beverages and desserts worth around £16m.

Costa Coffee posts LFL growth again

Like-for-like sales (LFLs) increased by 4.5% in the 13 weeks to 29 May, Costa Coffee revealed this morning.

Raising agents firm gains US distributor

Kudos Blends, the leading supplier of technically driven raising agents, has secured a distributor for its products in the USA.

SSP confirms stock market flotation

SSP, the operator of travel brands like Upper Crust and Caffè Ritazza, has confirmed it plans to float on the stock market.

Awards for Bad Boys’ Bakery

Bad Boys’ Bakery, which helps set ex-convicts on the straight and narrow, has won two Adult Learners’ Week awards.

Disease could force up wheat prices

Wheat costs could soar this season following outbreak of disease among crops.

Real Bread Campaign calls for transparent bread labelling

Real Food Campaign has criticised upcoming food labelling regulations for not going into enough detail.

Cakeypigg set to open tea room at garden centre

The CakeyPigg Tea Room today will open on Saturday (21 June) at Cottismore Garden Centre Kingsclere near Newbury.

Subway franchisees take pasty tax fight to Europe

A group of franchisees at high street sandwich giant Subway are expected to take their fight over the pasty tax to the European Court.

Harper Adams team wins gold for cereal bar

The Gastronomies team from Harper Adams University has won gold at Ecotrophelia UK 2014 for its oat and blueberry cereal bar.

New call for sugar targets

The government should enforce sugar targets on the food industry, as it has with salt, according to a leading medical campaigner,

Oliver Adams launches cricket ground store

Oliver Adams, the craft bakery chain, has opened a new shop at Northants Cricket Ground - its first partnership with a sports brand.

80,000 “fake” biscuits seized

A European crackdown on fake food and drink has seen nearly 100 arrests and the seizure of 80,000 biscuits, it has been revealed.

Coopland & Son trainees gear up for ABST competitions

Coopland & Son, the craft bakery chain, has entered seven of its apprentices into competitions at the upcoming student bakery conference.

Burton’s hosts students for engineering insight

Burton’s Biscuit Company played host to school students yesterday – so they could get an insight into what it’s like being an engineer in the food and drink industry.

Gerhard’s blog: Hot town, summer in the city

Hot town, summer in the city, our displays are looking yummy and pretty… 

Pret strategy man joins Harris + Hoole

Coffee shop chain Harris + Hoole has appointed Pret A Manger’s head of strategy to lead its growth plans.

Second consecutive sales drop for Sainsbury’s

Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has reported a second consecutive quarter of falling sales.

New bakery apprenticeship scheme gets under way

The first bakery apprentice in a new £2m government pilot scheme has started training.

Scottish bakery moves and expands

One of Scotland’s oldest bakeries is expanding after relocating to more modern premises last weekend.

Brownings bakery van driver attacked

A delivery driver from Scotland’s Brownings the Bakers was attacked by a gang of thugs as he went about his rounds in the small hours.

Lancashire bakery invests in new packing line

Lancashire’s Clayton Park Bakery has installed an Ulma Packaging packing line to cope with demand for its products.

Companies join forces for American Sweet Bakery Week

California Raisins has teamed up with Dawn Foods to make a splash with its National American Sweet Bakery Week (1 to 7 July).

Bakers and the new retail environment

A piece by Waitrose managing director Mark Price, recently published in The Times, has got me thinking again about the retail environment in which we live.

Fletchers appoints new foodservice marketing manager

Fletchers Group of Bakeries has appointed a new marketing manager to help drive the growth of Kara, its foodservice brand.

Co-op relaunch sees own-label bread sales double

The Co-operative says sales of its own-label bread have doubled since it was relaunched and lowered to 75p.

Campden wins HMRC contract

Campden BRI will analyse imported goods for HMRC as part of a three-year contract.

Fox’s Biscuits reveals relaunch details

Fox’s Biscuits is being relaunched with a new look and new products including extending the Rocky brand into the confectionery aisle.

Harris+Hoole adds buy ahead function to app

Customers of Harris+Hoole, the Tesco-backed coffee shop chain, are now able to pre-order their drinks via the company’s app.

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