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Robert Winters, co-owner, Tapa Bakehouse & Coffeehouse, Glasgow

Rough times for smoothies

Stocking smoothies has been a no-brainer for the past few years. Led by the phenomenon that is Innocent, sales of the drinks grew 424% in value between 2003 and 2007, and 552% in volume, according to research firm Mintel.

Mad about Muffins

Cheese and onion - it's one of those classic flavour combinations that never goes out of fashion. Whether in bread, as a flavouring for crisps, a sandwich or a pasty filling, putting cheese and onion together just works.

Made in Manhattan

Wandering the mean streets of New York, it's clear that the low-carb diet craze of a few years ago has long since been forgotten. Despite rumours of a resurgence, it seems like almost everyone rushing around Manhattan is either munching on a bagel or clutching an artisan loaf.

Turkish delights

With Turkish, Greek and Kurdish communities on its doorstep and a bevy of Polish, Russian and Ukranian neighbours, it's fair to say that Yasar Halim's patisserie, in Haringey, North London, has a tough job to keep all of its customers happy.

Contractual dilemma

With the current economic problems, companies are reviewing their arrangements with suppliers and seeing where savings can be made. One element of this is that firms are increasingly looking at pricing structures in place and reviewing their position with regards to providers.

In the market for... savoury muffins

by bakery consultant Wayne Caddy

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