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Scottish confectionery firm gains £1.6m boost

Scottish fudge company Mrs Tilly’s Confectionery has secured a £1.6m finance package to extend its market.

Greenhalgh’s embarks on new training initiative

North-west company Greenhalgh’s Craft Bakery has struck a partnership with Wigan Technical College to take on 12 apprentices a year in a “brand new initiative”.

Speciality coffee market set to grow

A study suggests the UK coffee market is becoming increasingly specialist – with a new wave of baristas accounting for 15% of the market.

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Hot desserts sales hotting up at Aldi
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Discounters outpace traditional retailers in hot desserts

The German discounters are leaving the traditional supermarkets behind in the hot desserts market. 

Paul UK to open third bakery outside London

Paul UK, the French artisan bakery, will open its 34th shop in Birmingham on 24 September. 

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Muffin Break outlines expansion plans
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ICYMI: Muffin Break reveals expansion plans

Muffin Break plans to open 16 more stores in the next financial year, plus its first train station site in Birmingham New Street. 

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Tesco's Belgian wafers are one of several product recalls recently
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Salmonella risk and incorrect labelling behind product recalls

Tesco and convenience store group Nisa Retail are the latest companies to recall bakery products. 

Lewis Pies targets Middle East with Halal products

Lewis Pies, the Wales-based pie and pasty manufacturer, is targeting the Middle East after securing a new sales and distribution agreement with the Yearsley Group to export.

CBA director acknowledges Great British Bake Off influence

The Craft Bakers Association’s (CBA’s) Mike Holling has spoken out on radio about the positive effect The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) has on bakery sales.

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Krispy Kreme to target Millennials
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Krispy Kreme targets Millennials to build UK presence

Krispy Kreme is to extend its presence in the UK, targeting Millennials and ‘smart snackers’. 

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