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Exquisite Handmade Cakes launches charity tea party

Exquisite Handmade Cakes, the Leeds based-bakery and confectionery company, is to sell its wares at an event to raise money for a cancer charity.

New dispute legislation unveiled as study shows caution

The government has unveiled plans for the quicker resolution of workplace disputes – as new research suggested that UK employers remained “cautious” on recruitment.

Peters Bakery goes into administration

Peters Bakery, the north-east bakery chain and wholesaler, has gone into administration.

Tesco sees UK LFL sales fall

Tesco has said its UK performance has been in line with expectations, despite falling like-for-like sales.
 

Craft baker Pryces launches e-commerce site

Pryces the Bakers has launched a new website - www.pryces.com - where customers can order a selection of goods including muffins, cookies and gift hampers.

Nordic Bakery up to three

Nordic Bakery has opened its third site in London, near to Baker Street.

Goldman Sachs sells Pret A Manger stake

Goldman Sachs has sold its £50m stake in Pret A Manger, the sandwich chain.

Food-to-go holds key to future

A focus on food-to-go bread products is key to future growth, according to the latest research by Lantmännen Unibake UK.

Waitrose sees trading rocket over Jubilee

Waitrose achieved its highest week of trading, bar Christmas and Easter, over the Jubilee weekend. Sales were up 19.8% on last year, for the week ending 2 June.

Starbucks acquires US-based baker

Starbucks, the global coffee shop chain, has made its first foray into baking – with the acquisition of the US-based Bay Bread and its La Boulange bakery brand for $100m.

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