June

Warburtons extends deal for British wheat supply

Warburtons has announced a long-term extension to its UK milling wheat contract with farmer-owned business Open-field, as it continues to maintain its support of British wheat.

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Subway snaps up top sandwich slot

Subway has taken the number one spot for UK sandwich sales, according to a report published by the British Sandwich Association (BSA).

Renshaw benefits from home baking boom

Renshaw looks set to grow by over a quarter as the bakery ingredients supplier reported spring sales matching those of the Christmas peak.

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Welsh bakery merges units

Clark's Pies is targeting business growth by merging its two Cardiff bakeries.

Maher responds to Mary Queen of Shops portrayal

It has to be one of the most talked-about television shows on a bakery in history. The first episode of the new series of Mary Queen of Shops, screened on 7 June, saw retail guru Mary Portas come head-to-head with Maher & Sons bakery owner Angela Maher in a battle of wills. This culminated in Portas and her crew being asked to stop filming and leave the premises.

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Scores on the Doors ratings welcomed

Consumers would welcome a national food hygiene rating scheme for cafés, restaurants, shops and bars, reports the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

High number of entries for ABST competitions

Almost 1,000 entries were submitted for competition classes at the Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees' (ABST) Annual Conference, held at the Alton Towers Hotel from 11-13 June, up from over 700 last year.

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