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Craft bakers' packs in short supply

Bakers are being urged to sign up for a limited-edition ingredients and equipment pack as part of this year’s National Craft Bakers’ Week (8-13 October).

Asda brings out own-label free-from loaf

Asda has just launched an own-brand free-from loaf, as competition on the fresh free-from market hots up.

Rain hits trade in the south west

Bakery businesses in the south west are counting the cost of the torrential rain that fell last weekend causing rivers to burst and flooding along coastal areas.

Second outlet for Bachmanns

Bachmanns Patisserie and Chocolate Creations, of Thames Ditton, Surrey, is to expand to a second outlet. Owner Chris Bachmann has bought a new premises in Weybridge, Surrey. Bachmann told British Baker: "We have always wanted a second site with a high profile and more interior seating. Some customers make a special trek from Weybridge, but too infrequently.

Room for progress on health deal

Progress been made, but there is still a long way to go on the pledges made by bakeries as part of the Public Health Responsibility Deal.

The Worshipful Company of Bakers

has admitted four new liverymen as part of its July Court meeting at Bakers' Hall in London. Pictured left to right with the Master, Peter Gossage (centre), are Graham Duckworth, industrial ingredients specialist at Puratos and the Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees' competition chairman, and Simon Jeffreys, chief operating officer for global charity Wellcome Trust.

Starbucks rolls out Android app in UK

Starbucks is to expand its mobile platform, with the roll-out of its Android app to the UK and Canada.

Spinata&co to open sixth site

Artisan bakery Spinata&co will open its sixth outlet in London’s Mayfair this month.

Subway to appeal toasted sandwich tax

Sandwich franchise chain Subway will appear in the High Court on 23 July over the 20% VAT added to its toasted subs.

Garth Bakery moves into Tesco

Garth Bakery has agreed to supply 35 Tesco stores in South Wales with nine of its bakery lines as part of a new contract.

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