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Menu development helps boost Greggs’ sales

High street bakery retailer Greggs has said its Balanced Choice and breakfast products have been popular over the summer months, as it released its third-quarter trading statement to 1 October.

Baked goods must become less sweet or smaller says government

Restaurants have been ordered to cut the size of their puddings by the government, or face being named and shamed.

Miss Macaroon prepares to launch

Birmingham social enterprise company Miss Macaroon will be opening its first shop in Birmingham’s Great Western Arcade in the last week of October.

Simmons goes purple

Simmons the Bakers will be supporting the Hospice of St Francis’ Grow Purple fundraising challenge at its 34 shops in October.

Nisbets to open two new shops in September

Catering equipment supplier Nisbets is opening two new shops this month, in the cities of York and Chelmsford.

The Fine Cheese Co creates ‘unique’ type of toast

Exporter of artisan British cheeses The Fine Cheese Co has joined forces with cheese-maker Joe Schneider to create the thin and crispy pack - ‘Stichelton Toast’.

Remembering the Great Fire

Today is the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London – a major conflagration that swept through central parts of the city. To mark the occasion, we look at London's best bakeries, according to Time Out magazine.

‘Bake Off’ effect hits Manchester

Greater Manchester has seen a 27% rise in specialist bakeries since The Great British Bake Off series first aired in 2010, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Bakery chain hit with several burglaries

Wigan-based-bakery chain Galloways has been the victim of an overnight raid in four of its branches in Aspull, Standish, Kitt Green and Haydock.

Greggs reports 6% sales boost for H1

Leading bakery food-on-the-go retailer Greggs has seen total sales rise 6% to £422m for the 26 weeks ended 2 July 2016.

Miss Macaroon to expand across UK

Miss Macaroon, the Essex patisserie concept from chef Rosie Gindlay, is set to open 100 shops and concessions in the next five years.

Robinson’s opens fourth shop

Wolverhampton bakery chain Robinson’s has opened its fourth store, in Chapel Ash. Owned by Valencia Fine Foods, it is operating out of former Firkins Bakery sites.

Oliver Adams to close nine bakeries

Northampton bakery Oliver Adams closed two outlets, and will close nine in total. It has said it is restructuring, because some outlets are “losing money hand over fist”.

Greggs launches new app

High street bakery chain Greggs has relaunched its Greggs Rewards mobile payment app, which offers rewards and incentives to customers.

Hotel Chocolat’s shares rocket following stock market debut

Hotel Chocolat, the upmarket confectioner, has seen shares surge after the company listed on the stock market for the first time this week.

In pictures: 10 top doughnut shops for National Doughnut Week

National Doughnut Week (7-14 May) is upon us for a historic 25th year, with official sponsor CSM Bakery Solutions and a host of other bakeries raising money for child brain injury charity The Children’s Trust.

Whitbread acquires Pure stake for £6.8m

Costa Coffee owner Whitbread has announced that it has acquired 49% of London-based food-to-go chain Healthy Retail Ltd, which trades as Pure, for £6.8m.

Castle Bakery shops for sale

Having closed in February, three of the nine Castle Bakery shops in north Wales are now up for sale.

Dumfriesshire bakery sells to garage firm

Dumfriesshire-based Gretna Bakery has been sold for an undisclosed sum to garage business Hills of Lakeland.

Coffee sales to hit over £3bn in 2016

Coffee shop's sales are expected to hit £3.14bn this year, according to new research by Mintel.

Watch out Easter, here comes the crodough

Rinkoffs Bakery in east London has come up with its own take on Dominique Ansell’s cronut, with a little seasonal flourish.

Demand for more independent coffee shops

Despite high street domination by the branded coffee chains, it is independent coffee shops that consumers want, according to new research.

Coffee shops making false recycling claims?

High street coffee chains have been accused of making false claims about how many paper cups they recycle, with less than one in 400 paper coffee cups being recycled, despite many carrying the recycling logo.

High street closures at five-year low

New research from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the Local Data Company (LDC), shows coffee shops led the rise in new store openings last year.

No change to Sunday trading hours

Plans to overhaul Sunday trading laws in England and Wales have been dropped, after they were rejected by MPs.

Welsh bakery to close unexpectedly

Staff at North Wales-based chain, Castle Bakery, said they had been told that the shops across Gwynedd and Anglesey were to close.

Sunday trading laws to be relaxed?

Prime Minister David Cameron has revived plans to allow shops to open for longer on Sundays, despite opposition from MPs and trade unions. 

Coffee shops forecast to reach £15bn in next 10 years

Britain’s love affair with coffee looks set to continue with the UK coffee shop market expected to be worth over £15bn by 2025, according to the latest report from Allegra World Coffee Portal.

Revamp for Haydens Bakery

Haydens Bakery has undergone a major rebranding as the overhaul of the company’s operations continues.

Cambridgeshire bakery closes shop

A bakery in Cambridgeshire is closing one of its seven shops due to a steady decline in business in the town it is based in.

Craft Bakers’ Week starts with TV appearance

Craft Bakers’ Week got off with a bang when Mike Holling, executive director of the Craft Bakers’ Association appeared on Channel 4.

West Cornwall Pasty Co has revamped its estate and offer
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West Cornwall Pasty Co sees 6% LFL growth

The new owners of West Cornwall Pasty Co have seen like-for-like (LFL) sales growth of 6% in the year since they took over, it has been revealed.

Greggs new style 'bakery-to-go' shop
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Greggs turns in another robust performance

Greggs the bakers has posted another set of “strong” trading results, with like-for-like sales up 5.9%- ahead of its expectations.

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. 

North-south divide on empty shops

Almost one in five shops in England’s northern towns and cities lie empty, compared with just one in 10 in the south, according to a new study.

Food deflation hits new high

Food prices slumped by 0.5% in January - the steepest decline since records began in December 2006.

Buttermilk's Salted Caramel Fudge:
The £60,000 deal will see products sold at NT sites across the UK
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Cornish Fudge Company bags National Trust deal

The Buttermilk Confectionery Company has won a deal to supply 60,000 packets of fudge a year to the National Trust.

Harris +Hoole Tesco Concession
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Closures for Harris + Hoole Tesco-backed coffee shops

Tesco-backed coffee shop chain, Harris + Hoole, will reportedly close six stores around the UK.

Coffee shops:
The report states that drinking coffee has become part of UK culture
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Coffee and sandwich shops grow 34.9% in value

A report has estimated that the UK sandwich and coffee shop market has grown by 34.9% in market value from 2009 to 2013.

Coffee shops:
The report states that drinking coffee has become part of UK culture
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Coffee and sandwich shops grow 34.9% in value

A report has estimated that the UK sandwich and coffee shop market has grown by 34.9% in market value from 2009 to 2013.

The flying coffee bean expands
Unconventional:
Making the move from railway to high street
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Railway-based coffee shop chain to expand and hit the high-street

The Flying Coffee Bean is to double its number of coffee shops before venturing onto the high street.

New high street plan published

Town centres must have five-year plans and embrace digital opportunities, according to a new report on the future of the nation’s high streets.

Caffè Nero moves into Ireland

Coffee chain Caffè Nero is planning to invest €20m in Ireland over the next five years, creating 320 jobs.

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