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Appleby’s family bakery in Salisbury to close

Eighty-year-old business Appleby’s bakery, based in Salisbury, will close this month so that owner Mark Appleby can have some time off “while I’m still young enough to enjoy it”.

Subway continues drive for customer footfall

The Subway brand has announced new products for its menu, as it aims to drive more traffic into its stores in the first quarter of 2016. 

Gluten-free cake firm secures Amazon deal

Gluten Free Goodies brand SIN has signed a deal with Amazon to sell its ‘Little Black Boxes’ of quality cake online.

Sixty Six Bakery back in business after fire

A popular Ruislip Manor bakery is back open after “an unhappy Christmas with a lot of hard work”.

Subway launches mobile advertising campaign

The Subway sandwich chain has launched a series of promotional activities as part of a bid to encourage traffic into stores in the first-quarter period.

New £1.2m bakery planned in Prestonpans

Peter and Graeme Ford plan to bring The Premium Bakery to East Lothian after outgrowing their current premises in Loanhead.

Bakers report strong Christmas sales

Craft bakers have reported a strong Christmas trading period as it was revealed that sales of cake, pudding and confectionary surged by 8.3% in supermarkets.

Flooding round-up: how bakers coped

Bakers nationwide have been left counting the cost after high winds and heavy rain devastated the UK over Christmas and the start of the New Year.

Piero Scacco, director at Montana Bakery
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Montana Bakery suffers profit drop

Montana Bakery, the artisan wholesale bakery, has reported a slump in operating profit from £1.3m to £1.2m for the 12 months to 28 March 2015.

Birds has closed its Normanton Road branch but continues to open new stores, including one in Duffield (pictured above)
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Historic Birds store closes but more open

Birds Bakery, the Derby-based craft chain, has closed one of its oldest shops to reduce the amount of stores in the area.

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