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BBC seeks bakery

Coombs Hampshires shuts 18 shops in liquidation

Leicestershire bakery Coombs Hampshires has gone into liquidation, with the reported loss of around 120 jobs. The firm has closed all its 18 shops, and its Rushey Mead factory, while the liquidation is being handled by insolvency practitioners Elwell Watchorn & Saxton LLP in Sileby, Loughborough.

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CBP anniversary

Daily Mail takes modern bread quality to task

The Daily Mail has claimed that despite the newspaper’s campaign to improve the quality of British bread 100 years ago, it is in fact worse than in 1911.

M&S claims top new sarnie award

Marks & Spencer’s Ultimate Aberdeen Angus Beef with Red Onion Chutney Sandwich has been named Britain’s Favourite New Sandwich of 2011.

Jackson’s puts £5.5m in pot for expansion

Hull-based Jackson’s Bakery has announced plans to invest £5.5m in expanding its Derringham Road site with a view to meeting increasing demand for its bread both at home and abroad.

Original Cake Company announces acquisition

Lincoln-based The Original Cake Company has acquired Nottinghamshire firm Special Little Cakes.

Greggs opens doors to chip and pin

Greggs has introduced chip and pin technology across all its shops, with customers now able to pay for transactions over £3 by card.

Free Cordon Bleu scholarship worth £30,000 up for grabs

Le Cordon Bleu London is to award a free scholarship for its prestigious course, Le Grand Diplôme, from its new international flagship school of culinary arts in London.

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