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US gluten-free brand expands UK in-store trial

US-based gluten-free brand Udi’s has expanded a trial of in-store bakery goods from two to four Asda stores as part of a long-term development plan.

Square Pie hits crowdfunding target

Gourmet pie-themed restaurant chain Square Pie has raised a final figure of £681,500 through the sale of its ‘Pie Bonds’, surpassing its target of £450,000 by 51.4%.

Caffè Nero introduces first hot food menu

Caffè Nero has launched its first ‘hot food’ menu with a range of Italian-inspired dishes.

Iceland has bread advert banned

Iceland has had one of its bread adverts banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after a complaint it misled the public.

The Vegan Cakery founder Michelle Orme
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Vegan bakery scoops award

Leicestershire-based The Vegan Cakery has won a prestigious award at the Vegfest UK Festival.

LPQ upgrades EPoS

Artisanal bakery-chain Le Pain Quotidien is in the final stages of upgrading its EPoS system across its 25 London locations.

EAT appoints new chairman

John Derkach has been appointed chairman of on-the-go food outlet EAT.

Irwin's Howell's House brand is being revamped
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Irwin’s revamps Howell’s Handmade range

Northern Ireland-based Irwin’s Bakery is to revamp its Howell’s Handmade range, changing the name and adding eight new product lines.

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Street artist helps launch autumnal artisan doughnuts

London-based coffee and artisan doughnut chain Crosstown Doughnuts launched its autumn range with a bang, with help from street artist Nathan Bowen.

Costa Coffee ordered to improve hygiene

Costa Coffee has received a string of damning reports from recent hygiene inspections, making it the major high street coffee chain with the most stores rated less than satisfactory.

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