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== Greggs' sales rise ==

Cooplands extends offer into wholesale business

Bakery chain Cooplands (Doncaster) is planning to expand into wholesale for the first time, after being awarded a BRC rating. The company was recently audited against BRC issue 5 and awarded a Grade B.

Subway introduces value menu for cost-conscious

Sandwich chain Subway is to launch a value menu in March, targeted at credit crunch- conscious consumers.

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== It's breakfast time ==

La Crème expands its repertoire

South Wales-based La Crème Patisserie & Catering Co plans to expand its retail and wholesale operations, having completed the purchase of a new factory unit on the Baglan Moors in Neath Port Talbot.

Get involved in National Doughnut Week 2009

The sponsor of National Doughnut Week, BakeMark, is encouraging all bakers to get involved and help raise money for The Children's Trust.

Abim pledges £10k for National Skills Academy

The Association of Bakery Ingre-dient Manufacturers (abim) is to pledge £10,000 to support the pilot of the National Skills Academy for bakery in 2009.

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== Contactless Pret ==

Ronde des Pains targets UK bakers

French flour company Moul-Bie is planning a major increase in the number of craft bakeries taking part in its Ronde des Pains marketing and merchandising scheme in the UK.

Morrisons to offer 'significantly more jobs in bakery'

Morrisons is to expand its workforce by 5,000 in 2009, including new recruits in bakery.

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