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Patisserie Valerie opens in Southport, Dublin and Stevenage

Patisserie Valerie opened three new cafés last week in Southport, Dublin and Stevenage.

Specialists tipped to lead the way in food-to-go market growth

Food-to-go sales will grow by more than £5bn in the next five years, according to grocery research and training charity IGD.

Breakfast and meal deals helping brands transform foodservice market

Brits are snubbing independent foodservice operators in favour of branded business, according to a new study.

Paul UK opens Earls Court branch

Bakery chain Paul UK is set to take its total number of UK shops to 36 with the opening of a store at Earls Court, London.

Speciality Breads rolls out local bread to new Waterstones café

Margate-based Speciality Breads has introduced its Kentish Huffkins to a new café situated in the bookshop Waterstones.

BB's King's Lynn
BB's in King's Lynn has just opened
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BB's Coffee & Muffins plans to double in size

BB’s Coffee & Muffins plans to double in size in the next five years as it opens sites in the UK and Ireland including a new masculine-look concept in Dublin. 

Apostrophe
Apostrophe is going through senior management changes
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Apostrõphe managing director exits the business

Apostrõphe, the bakery café group, is missing a managing director after Richard Franks stepped down. 

Costa
Costa posts strong Q2 performance despite wet August
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Costa sees 4% LFL sales increase

Costa, the Whitbread-owned coffee brand, has posted an increase in like-for-like sales of 4% for the 11 weeks to 13 August 2015. 

Pret A Manger
Pret A Manger could introduce all-vegetarian outlets
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Pret takes a vote on going vegetarian

Pret A Manger, the high street sandwich chain, is considering opening an all-vegetarian shop. 

Costa
Costa introduces healthy smoothies into SE London and South Yorkshire stores
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SuperDay Smoothies range on trial at Costa

Costa Coffee, the high street coffee giant, is trialling a SuperDay Smoothies range across two regions in the UK. 

Pret A Manger
Pret A Manger's evening trial is proving popular
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Night time’s the right time for Pret trial

Pret A Manger, the high street sandwich chain, has said that its alcohol offer is “proving popular” in its evening trial site. 

£1 café opens in London

A new café selling food for just £1 per item, including pastries and sandwiches, has opened in London.

Asda
Asda cafe concept to roll out across more stores
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Asda is rolling out new cafe concept

Asda has initiated a roll-out of a new cafe format called Express Diner with four outlets open so far. 

Petition launched to save train station café

A petition has been launched to save a local café after it was told it was not “trendy and rustic enough”.

Flatbread firm seeks first major multiple listing

Flatbread company Strong Bread is hoping to supply its first Big-Four supermarket, as it quadruples the size of its bakery.

Peter Jenkins
Peter Jenkins is Le Pain Quotidien's first managing director
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Boulangerie chain appoints first UK MD

Bakery Le Pain Quotidien has appointed a UK managing director for the first time. 

Trew Era Cafe
Trew Era Cafe will be run as a community project
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Russell Brand opens not-for-profit London cafe

Comedian and TV star Russell Brand has opened his first cafe in Hackney, east London. 

James Martin
James Martin opens site at Stansted development
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Celebrity chef opens Stansted outlet

The first-ever bakery and food-to-go site for celebrity chef James Martin has opened in Stansted airport. 

Starbucks
Starbucks has seven-point plan for five years
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Starbucks reveals five-year growth strategy

Coffee giant Starbucks yesterday outlined a major seven-stage plan for the brand, including growing the number of stores from 22,000 to 30,000 worldwide, with a particular focus on China and on tea. 

Starbucks
Starbucks pleased with wireless charging trial
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Starbucks’ wireless charging trial deemed a success

Starbucks has said it is “very pleased” with the initial results of its wireless charging trial. 

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.

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. 

Providence Row Bakery will deliver goods via bike
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Social bakery adds mobile delivery service

London social enterprise bakery, Providence Row Bakery, has launched a new bike delivery service for products.

Foxcroft and Ginger
Foxcroft and Ginger ventures into pop up world
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Foxcroft & Ginger plans pop-up bakery

Artisan café-cum-bakery Foxcroft & Ginger is opening a pop-up site at London’s hip Old Street area in April. 

The new 'Create a Cake' function on Patisserie Valerie website
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Patisserie Valerie launches new website with cake tool

Patisserie and cake specialist Patisserie Valerie has launched a new website with a unique ‘virtual cake creation’ tool- what it calls a bakery first.

Australian coffee retailer opens second London outlet

Australian coffee shop Kaffeine is to open a second site in central London.

Bristol firm enjoys successful sales

Bristol-based café business, Boston Tea Party, has seen a 11.5% increase in like-for-like (LFL) sales for the year ending 22 October 2014.

The company sells fine cakes, pastries and gateaux
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Patisserie Holdings reveals big jump in revenue

Patisserie Holdings has reported this morning that revenue is up 27.5% to £76.6m while its main trading café brand Patisserie Valerie is up 20%. 

Costa Starbucks
Costa and Starbucks win on consumer engagement
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Coffee chains gain top scores in social media study

Coffee chains Starbucks and Costa Coffee have come out on top in a list of how well brands engage with their UK social media users. 

Second Cup
Second Cup: opening in Manchester
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Canadian coffee shop comes to the UK

Canada-based coffee shop Second Cup is to open in Manchester today, as part of global expansion plans. 

Starbucks
Starbucks links with healthy food brand POD in three stores
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Starbucks teams with Pod for healthy menu trial

High street coffee giant Starbucks has teamed up with healthy food outlet Pod. 

EAT
EAT: rebrand and site search in full swing
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EAT to focus on central London in new drive for sites

High street sandwich and coffee chain EAT will open 10 central London stores between January and July next year following a major rebrand. 

Eric Lanlard
Lanlard: more cafe sites look likely
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TV baker Eric Lanlard eyes new sites for Cake Boy café

Master French patissier and TV star Eric Lanlard is in talks to open more cafés in London and abroad.

Tea and cake
National Tea and Cake Break day is coming up
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Bakers urged to celebrate tea and cake day

Cafes owners and bakers are being urged to engage with National Tea and Cake Break on 17 October.

CH&Co
CH&Co appoints new managing director at Apostrophe
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Apostrõphe café group gains new MD

CH&Co, the privately owned corporate and commercial caterer, has announced that Richard Franks is joining high street café group Apostrõphe as managing director.

Bettys Tayloes Harrogate
Bettys & Taylors posts 'excellent' figures for the year to October 2013
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Bettys enjoys 12% increase in turnover

Bettys & Taylors, the bakery and café chain based in Harrogate, has revealed turnover rose by 12%, equating to £149.1m in the year ending October 2013.

Irish chocolatier pulls out of UK café scene

Gourmet Irish chocolatier Butlers Irish Chocolates has closed its only UK café and left the country.

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.

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.

Paddy & Scott's launches summer drinks

Independent artisan coffee producers Paddy & Scott’s has launched a range of summer drinks.

Delice de France takes product launch award

Baking manufacturer and foodservice supplier Delice de France has triumphed at the Essential Café Trade Awards 2014.

Ziferblat café faces eviction

Russian café concept Ziferblat faces the closure of its London outlet, following a lease dispute.

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