October

Roll up for the fun of the Fair

Bakers' Fair North, sponsored by Norbake, will be held at the spectacular Sheffield Don Valley Stadium on 19 October. It's free to get in and everyone who visits is guaranteed a great Sunday out.

Winners and runners up 2008 Baking Industry Awards

== The British Baker Award for Special Achievement ==

Tipped for the top

It was an evening to celebrate! Over 800 of the top bakers and confectioners, together with ingredients and equipment suppliers gathered to enjoy an evening of fun.

Reporting in

== Jim Winship ==

Starbucks launches into Lisbon in bid to open up Portuguese market

Starbucks has opened its first store in Portugal. The new store, located in Lisbon, is part of the company's ambitious plans for international growth.

Beanscene snapped up

Scottish coffee chain Beanscene has been sold to the entrepreneurs behind Glasgow's Fifi and Ally restaurant chain, securing 130 jobs in the process.

Real Good Food Co sees sales dip

The Real Good Food Company's interim results saw total group sales dip 8% to £104m in the six months to 30 June. Overall, the group made a pre-tax loss of £1.59m in a period of "difficult trading conditions".

Finsbury Foods in strong position for times ahead

Finsbury Foods (FF) has seen sales increase by 53.9% to £169m during the year to 30 June 2008.

Brewhaha opens outlet

Glasgow tea supplier Brewhaha is to open its first tea-house in the centre of Glasgow in early November.

Bakers head the table in share study

Bakers, sandwich shops and coffee bars are all seeing growth in sandwich sales according to data revealed at the Lunch! show. Jim Winship, director of the British Sandwich Association (BSA) highlighted findings from Taylor Nelson Sofres research in the BSA's latest report.

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