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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.

Paul UK expands beyond capital

Paul UK has opened its first site outside London, situated in Oxford city centre. 

BIA 12 Days of Christmas: Wild Thexton goes into partnership with The Bread Factory

Tom Thexton, winner of the BIA Rising Star Award runs a gluten-free bakery called Wild Thexton, and told British Baker of his huge plans to open a new completely gluten-free bakery with The Bread Factory.

BIA 12 Days of Christmas: Just: Gluten Free Bakery expects innovation

Number two on the BIA 12 days of Christmas is the Just: Gluten Free Bakery, winner of this year’s Free-from Bakery Product of the Year, which says 2015 will be about improving allergen-free treats.

Online sales mean decreased high street footfall
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Footfall down as online sales rise

Footfall has continued to decline, down 2.4% on November last year, with high street footfall struggling most. 

BIA 12 Days of Christmas: Baker of the year to open bakery school

In a special Christmas feature, British Baker has asked its 2014 Baking Industry Awards (BIA) winners to tell us what they are predicting for 2015.

The Beyond Bread team outside the shop
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Gluten-free bakery to open in London

Beyond Bread, a 100% gluten-free bakery and café is set to open in central London this month.

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