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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.

Fabulous Baker Brother unveils culinary plans

Baker Tom Herbert – one half of the television duo The Fabulous Baker Brothers – has unveiled plans to open a restaurant and cookery school at the flagship family bakery in Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire.

British food inflation hits two-year low

Figures released today by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) revealed food inflation fell to 3.1% in July.

Cooplands to rebrand 22 Peters outlets

Coopland & Son (Scarborough) will rebrand all of its Peters Bakery outlets in the next two to three months.

Lola’s Cupcakes interested in global franchising

Lola’s Cupcakes has told British Baker it plans to expand oversees as it looks at potential opportunities for international franchising.

Tesco trials new food-to-go format

Tesco reportedly opened a new trial food-to-go format at its Chester Frodsham Square site last week, which offers goods from its in-store bakeries.

Olympic fever hits UK bakeries

The opening weekend of the London 2012 Olympic Games boosted sales and volumes at bakeries UK-wide.

Breaking news: Peters Bakery sold to Coopland

Peters Bakery has been sold to Scarborough-based Coopland & Son in a deal that will save more than 200 jobs.

World Chocolate Masters competition is launched

Five UK finalists will compete against each other this September, for a place at the grand final of the World Chocolate Masters in 2013.

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