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‘Healthy treating’ to boost quick-service bakery, finds study

The quick-service bakery market (QS bakery) is to see an accelerated growth rate this year, with the concept of “healthy treating” becoming “key” to driving incremental increases in visits.

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MySupermarket tracks changing grocery costs
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Cost of grocery shopping continues to fall

The cost of a weekly grocery shop has fallen again by 1% in the last month and 7% in the last year. 

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Marks & Spencer beats the curve on food sales
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M&S food enjoys ‘excellent’ Q4 sales

Marks & Spencer (M&S) delivered an “excellent” performance on food in its fourth quarter as food sales were up 3.7%. 

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Peter Jenkins is Le Pain Quotidien's first managing director
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Boulangerie chain appoints first UK MD

Bakery Le Pain Quotidien has appointed a UK managing director for the first time. 

Vietnamese-style street food baguette known as bánh mi
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Fusion bakery to offer Asian-inspired products

A new bakery in London fusing Vietnamese and French flavours aims to tap into a growing trend for Asian-inspired bakery products.

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McVitie's launches next advert in sweeet campaign
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UB extends ‘sweeet’ campaign for DeliChoc

UK biscuit manufacturer United Biscuits (UB) today launched the latest TV advert in its McVitie’s ‘sweeet’ series for new biscuit McVitie’s DeliChoc. 

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Black of Dunoon wins Waitrose supply deal
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Scottish bakery secures Waitrose deal

Scottish craft bakery Black of Dunoon has signed a deal to supply Waitrose in Helensburgh with its hand-baked breads. 

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Dum Dum Donutterie to roll out high end coffee offer
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Doughnut firm opts for upmarket coffee offer

Artisan doughnut brand Dum Dum Donutterie will be investing £15,000 per site in upgrading its coffee offer. 

Bagel Boy
Bagel Boy has opened second site
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Bagel Boy opens second Bristol site

New bagel brand Bagel Boy has opened its second outlet in Bristol, serving a menu including homemade bagel burgers, fries and beer. 

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Firkins 22 shops have been closed
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Exclusive: Firkins bakery shuts up shop

Newbridge Bakery (Birmingham Retail), with its beleaguered Firkins brand, has gone into liquidation, British Baker has discovered. 

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