March

In Short

== Costa sales up ==

Welsh move for French bakery firm

French bakery PV France is moving to Wales after out-growing its Merseyside factory in Kirby.

Premier plans further push for Hovis brand

Premier Foods has said it will continue its Hovis marketing push in a bid to cement the brand's turnaround.

In Short

== M&S meal deal ==

Tchibo plans new coffee offer

The German-owned Tchibo chain of coffee shops, which is pulling out of its 51 high street retailing sites and 100 shop concessions in Sainsbury's and Somerfield, told British Baker at Café+ that, in three to four months' time, it would launch a new coffee service to bakery retailers. Tchibo, based in Epsom, Surrey, will provide its piacetta ground coffee, together with equipment and pods (small, fully equipped counter units) and larger fully equipped counters, to bakery and café retailers.

Supplier shows off serve-overs

Equipment and products supplier Country Choice was promoting its serve-over format at Café+ as part of its Bake&Bite Café concept.

Warburtons set to tackle the foodservice sector

Warburtons, which was exhibiting at the Convenience Retailing Show from March 1-3, revealed to British Baker that it is targeting the foodservice sector for the first time, working with FusionFSM, a firm that offers a strategic service for suppliers interested in entering the market.

In Short

== Sayers staff thanked ==

Bagel Nash slows plans for growth

Bagel Nash has scaled back its expansion plans, as the credit crunch bites into the sandwich market.

Samworth gains £4m M&S deal

Leicester-based Samworth Brothers has won a £4m order to make loaf cakes and cupcakes for Marks & Spencer.

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