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Crowds gathered for Bakers’ Fair Summer

Hundreds of visitors turned out to enter the competitions, watch the masterclasses and network with the exhibitors at Bakers’ Fair Summer yesterday (Sunday 24 June).

Pennington BBS chairman for ninth consecutive year

Marshall Pennington has been announced as The Bakers’ Benevolent Society’s chairman of trustees for 2012/13 – his ninth year in a row in the position.

Tesco takes Tan Y Castell Welshcakes national

Welshcakes producer Tan Y Castell has secured a deal with Tesco for its products to be distributed throughout its UK stores.

Costa Coffee joins BRC

Costa Coffee has become the latest retail member of the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

Bakery stalwart passes away

British Baker regretfully announces that Ken Glennon has passed away, following a long battle with leukaemia.

Tesco tops supermarket sales thanks to Jubilee

UK supermarkets managed to accumulate an extra £213m during the week of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, according the latest data.

Costa UK LFL sales up 8.4%

Costa Coffee has reported a 21.5% growth to £123.9m in UK retail system sales in its first-quarter financial results.

Shuga Budz seeks out new premises

Shuga Budz Bakery in Wolverhampton is on the hunt for a larger premises to cope with a growth in business.

In pictures: ABST Conference 2012

This year’s Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees (ABST) Conference at the Alton Towers Hotel in Staffordshire included bakery competitions, presentations from those within the industry and a prestigious awards dinner celebrating new talent.

Bakery Products fails to find a buyer

Bakery Products, which went into administration earlier this month, has been unable to secure a buyer, resulting in more than 100 job losses at its Scarborough bakery.

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