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The new-look Chatwins sites aim to look more modern, and now make fresh sandwiches to order
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Chatwins closes Hanley outlets but revamps other stores

Chatwins bakery has shut three shops around Hanley, while it continues to refit and re-brand other more profitable stores.

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Social media engagement differs hugely between brands
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Research reveals bakery’s social media stars

Coffee chains Costa Coffee and Starbucks and bakery giant Greggs both appear in the top 10 ranking of companies leading the way in social media. 

Stag Bakeries
Stag Bakeries' smoked butter oatcakes
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Hebridean bakery enjoys sales success

Stag Bakeries, a family-owned bakery based in Stornoway, Lewis, has doubled year-on-year sales for the third consecutive year. 

Cornish pasty
Portreath Bakery is to open a Cornish pasty drive-thru
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Cornish pasty firm to open drive-thru

A Cornish pasty drive-thru to open in the South West could be a world first. 

Costa
Costa used telephone boxes to raise awareness of it ice-cold coffees
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Costa employs technology in latest outdoor campaign

High street coffee chain Costa has launched an outdoor advertising campaign on public telephone boxes using a printing technique that creates the illusion of movement.

Gail’s opens for Wimbledon goers

Gail’s Artisan Bakery has opened as a pop-up space in Wimbledon, before refurbishing to be a permanent site after the tournament.

BFree
BFree wraps to join Costa menu
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BFree wraps snapped up by Costa

Health-conscious bakery brand BFree has partnered with Costa Coffee so the high street chain can use its BFree Multigrain Wraps. 

Starbucks shuts La Boulange bakeries

Starbucks is to close its La Boulange bakery outlets, however will continue to serve the brand in US stores.

Foxcroft & Ginger
Foxcroft & Ginger opens specialist poached egg bar in Dalston
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Foxcroft & Ginger opens specialist bar

Artisan baker Foxcroft & Ginger has opened a specialist poached egg bar in Dalston, east London. 

Cake sales boost Premier, says analysts

Analysts have praised a ‘good uplift’ in the cake category at Premier Foods, while warning of potential delistings depending on actions of Tesco.

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