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Federation of Bakers
L-R Black, Garner, Peck and Gordon Polson, director of the Federation of Bakers sit a Q&A panel
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AUDIO: FOB conference gives verdict on supermarket bakery

The bread and bakery industry's "pint is half full" according to speakers at the Federation of Bakers’ (FOB) annual conference. 

Joe & The Juice expands

Joe & The Juice, the expanding Swedish coffee and juice shop, has opened a new site in Manchester’s Trafford Centre and is set to open in Newcastle soon.

Supermarkets see slight sales growth

New figures show continued slow growth in the supermarket sector, with sales up 0.2% for the 12 weeks to 24 May.

Real Good Food: bakery and cakes showing growth

Real Good Food plans to focus on its cake decorating and bakery arm, the company revealed this morning.

Subway opens first eco-store

Subway franchisees will be able to receive 100% green electricity following a renewed deal, as it opens its first eco-store.

Olive oil shortage threat

Soaring olive oil prices and the looming threat of shortages caused by poor harvests in Italy and Spain could force speciality bread bakers to increase prices.

Hobnobs
National Biscuit Day prompts biscuit Vs personality poll from McVitie's
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What does your biscuit say about you?

It is National Biscuit Day (29 May) and a poll has revealed what your biscuit choice says about you. 

Starbucks
Starbucks is top of the coffee shops in global brand value chart
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Discounters perform in global brands chart

Aldi and Lidl once again showed up the Big Four in the most valuable global retail brands chart. 

Esquires coffee
A revamped Esquires site
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Esquires Coffee rolls out store revamps

Franchise coffee shop chain Esquires Coffee has launched a refurbishment programme across its 24 stores as it looks to grow rapidly in the UK. 

Northampton bakery
Products from the artissan bakery run by female ex-offenders
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Not-for-profit bakery set to open in Northampton

The artisan bakery and café that aims to help women who are ex-offenders is to open on 1 July. 

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