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Cupcake sales on the up

The cupcake phenomenon shows no slowing down with sales reaching £23.5m.

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Olympic trading success for bakers

Customers have flocked to high street bakeries throughout the UK during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Despite reports of ‘ghost town’ scenes in the capital, Ken McMeikan, chief executive of Greggs, said last week’s sales at its London outlets were up over 10% on a like-for-like basis, while growth in shops near Olympic venues, rose between 30-80%.

Home-based baker’s deal with Tesco

Home-based business The Chocolate Brownie Company has struck a deal to supply 50 Tesco stores in Wales, on an introductory price promotion.

July retail sales weak

It was meant to be the summer of sales - because of the Olympics.

Record rainfall hits Greggs’ LFL sales

Greggs is looking to maximise on new markets and store formats, as like-for-like (LFLs) sales dropped 3.5% in the second quarter of 2012.

Greggs reaches 500,000 Facebook ‘likes’

Greggs has reached a social media milestone by accumulating more than half a million 'likes' on its Facebook page.

High street gluten-free bakery to open

The Foodamentalists will be opening a new gluten-free high street bakery this November.

Ditty’s lands oatcake deal with Tesco

Ditty’s Bakery has told British Baker it has signed an agreement to supply a series of oatcakes for Tesco’s Irish stores this September.

Patisserie Holdings estate totals 93

Patisserie Valerie will open a new site in Eastbourne, East Sussex, this weekend taking its total number of outlets to 62.

Cook & Garcia opens in Richmond

A new artisan food-to-go outlet has opened on Richmond High Street, which plans to expand across London and the south-east in the future.

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