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The year review: what 2014 meant for the baking industry

In a turbulent and exciting year for the baking industry, British Baker looks back at the big stories from 2014.

BIA 12 Days of Christmas: Cinnamon Square to launch new brand

Winner of 2014’s Innovation Award, Cinnamon Square is number seven in the BIA 12 Days feature - ready to launch a new brand as well as expand the business.

BIA 12 Days of Christmas: Paul UK outlines expansion plans and new ranges for 2015

Another gem in our Christmas installations - artisan bakery Paul - has told us all about the business’ plans to open three shops outside the capital, and increase the number of shops which run its Bread Masterclasses.

Robin Jones, Village Bakery managing director
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BIA 12 Days of Christmas: The Village Bakery looks to baking academy to inspire new generation of bakers

On the fifth day of the BIA 12 Days of Christmas feature, British Baker presents to you The Village Bakery’s view on 2015, and its delight with 2014.

Keynsham Civic Centre where the bakery will operate from
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Bath Bakery continues expansion plans

Bath Bakery has expanded into new public developments, as part of its rapid growth programme.

Premium tea popular at home
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More consumers want premium tea, study reveals

Over half of consumers opt for a premium tea when drinking it out of home, according to a new study.

Greggs’ shares soar on profits guidance

Shares in Greggs soared yesterday after the bakery retailer revealed that increased sales would mean better-than-expected profits.

Village Bakery Wrexham:
pictured are Village Bakery staff Chris Foxall, Tom Breeze, Simon Thorpe, operations manager, and Dan Reddin.
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Bakery invests £2m in sourdough crumpet line

The Village Bakery (Coedpoeth) has invested £2m in a crumpet production line to produce what it calls the UK’s first sourdough crumpets.

BIA 12 Days of Christmas: Bettys opens £1m development kitchen

Day four on the BIA treat calendar comes from The Craft Business Award winner, Bettys Craft Bakery, which spills all about its new £1m research and development centre. 

Greggs raises profits outlook

Bakery chain Greggs delivered a shock trading update this morning to reveal that its full-year profits would be ahead of analysts’ expectations.

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