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Bakery numbers stagnate as high street suffers

The number of bakery chain stores on Britain’s high streets is stagnating, with a net increase of just two in the first half of 2018.

Subway launches Gloves for Subs campaign

High street sandwich firm Subway has launched a campaign to provide gloves to keep the elderly and the homeless warm in the winter.

‘Best ever Christmas’ for M&S food

Marks & Spencer (M&S) reported record food sales during the week before Christmas, up 17% on the same period in 2014.

Ferrero completes Thorntons transaction

The £112m takeover of British chocolatier Thorntons has been completed by Ferrero, as it pledges to grow the brand.

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Greggs' breakfast and low-calorie options are a success
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Greggs sales boom with breakfast demand

High street bakery giant Greggs has reported “a strong first half” as consumer demand for its low-calorie and breakfast options grows. 

Hotel Chocolat throws down the gauntlet on the high street

The high street chocolate war is on, after Hotel Chocolat saw better financial results than Thorntons.

‘Radical’ review of business rates launched

The UK Treasury has launched its largest review of business rates in the UK in ‘a generation’, a move that will affect 1.8m properties in England which currently pay the tax. 

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Greggs posts strong 2014 trading performance
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Greggs posts strong 2014 performance

The chief executive of high street bakery giant Greggs has praised “an exceptional step-up in performance” for the brand in 2014 as it revealed total sales were up 5.5% to £804m and own-shop like-for-like sales had risen 4.5%. 

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.

The Future High Street Summit will take place in Nottingham in March
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Summit to focus on high street trade improvements

Local authorities are to be urged to think of ways to bring more trade to high streets, after Christmas demonstrated the change in consumer habits.

Bakery Market Report 2015
Fill in the survey to have your views and insight in the Bakery Market Report 2015
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Have your say in the Bakery Business Survey

British Baker needs your views to compile a review of the industry’s thoughts on the bakery sector over the last year. 

December footfall down on 2013

Average footfall in the UK for December fell by 0.7% compared to last year’s festive season.

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George Osborne will reveal plans today
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Autumn Statement expected to review business rates

A review of business rates is expected to be unveiled in Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement today.

Small high street shops could benefit
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Call for local government to set business rates

Independent firms could pay less to trade after the Local Government Association (LGA) said that local government should set local business rates.

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Greggs joins Prompt Payment advisory board
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Greggs joins Prompt Payment advisory board

Greggs bakery has been appointed to a new advisory board, designed to help strengthen the official code for businesses to follow when dealing with suppliers

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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. 

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.

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.

Jubilee boost for June’s grocery sales

Grocery retailers have reported their highest balance of year-on-year (YOY) sales this month since February 2010, according to the latest statistics.

High Street footfall reaches new low

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has reported a 12.6% decrease in the number of town centre shoppers in the three months to April – the worst drop in footfall since November 2009.

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