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Tesco moves into coffee shop market

Tesco will challenge the likes of Starbucks and Costa Coffee as it opens a new high street coffee shop business, as part of a joint venture.

The Great British Bake Off returns

Series three of BBC2's The Great British Bake Off will air this Tuesday at 8pm testing 12 of the country's best amateur bakers.

Waitrose launches global food-to-go range

Waitrose has launched a new food-to-go range, inspired by street food from across the globe.

Paul UK hosts baguette relay

To celebrate the Olympic relay events today, Paul UK is holding its own 'baguette relay' between its two shops on the Strand near Charing Cross, London.

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.

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