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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.

Hummingbird Bakery creates mobile unit

The Hummingbird Bakery has invested in a new mobile bakery unit designed to cater for festivals and events across the UK.

Jubilee boosts supermarket trading

Supermarket sales during the week of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations increased by 12.5% year-on-year.

Patisserie Valerie opens 54th outlet

Birmingham-based bakery chain Patisserie Valerie has opened its 54th outlet in Reading.

Q1 LFLs up 1.4% at Sainbury’s

Sainsbury’s, the supermarket retailer, yesterday unveiled a 1.4% increase in its first-quarter like-for-like sales (LFLs), which it said had been boosted by Jubilee trade.

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.

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