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Rise in national minimum wage

The national minimum wage will increase by 3% in October this year, the government has announced.

In pictures: Europain 2014

British Baker recently visited Europain 2014 at the Paris Norde Villepinte exhibition centre, France. Check out our gallery below featuring highlights from the show, including images from the hotly contested Bakery Masters competition featuring UK entrant, Wayne Caddy. 

New figures show latest world bread prices

The UK was among the cheapest countries in the world in which to buy bread last year, according to new figures from Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

Cookie firm gains Fortnum & Mason listing

Boutique bakery start-up Nila Holden’s vintage cookies have been listed at London store Fortnum & Mason.

Greggs makes two board changes

Greggs, the bakery retail chain, has appointed two new non-executive directors.

Kingsmill hopes its new loaf will add fibre to people's diets
The new Kingsmill Great White
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Kingsmill unveils Great White loaf

Allied Bakeries today launched a new white loaf under its Kingsmill brand which it claims will revolutionise the category.

Premier Foods to meet unions over Hovis developments

The senior management of Premier Foods is to meet with union bosses to discuss Hovis workers affected by the partial sale of the bread brand. 

Caffè Nero takes first steps into the US

Coffee chain Caffè Nero is expanding into the USA, with its first café due to open in Boston, Massachusetts in late-April.

Krispy Kreme grows Scottish presence

Doughnut retailer, Krispy Kreme, has started an expansion drive across Scotland, after opening a factory shop in Edinburgh in February 2013.

Garvin Darby, Premier Foods' CEO
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Premier Foods announces £1.13bn refinancing deal

Premier Foods has announced a £1.13bn refinancing plan aimed at reducing its heavy debts and reviving the business.

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