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Little Waitrose:
The shop will open with a bake-off oven
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Waitrose to open first railway store

Waitrose will open its first railway-based store at London King’s Cross station, creating up to 60 new jobs.

Supermarket sandwich sales
Supermarket sandwich sales ahead of market, says Greencore
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Supermarket sandwich sales ahead of market

Sales of sandwiches are growing twice as fast in grocery retail as in the UK market overall, own-label supplier Greencore has claimed.

Online confectionery sales soar

Consumers spend more than £100m on online confectionery, according to a report.

Greggs’ healthy sandwich range boosted by good weather

Greggs has seen sales of over £1m a week on its healthier range of sandwiches, helped by good weather, the company claimed.

Greggs interim results:
The baker reports strong trading results
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Greggs sees turnaround for LFLs

High street bakery chain Greggs has reported a 3.2% increase in first-half like-for-like sales (LFLs), an improvement on its half-year 2013 LFL decline.

Fabulous Bakin' Boys:
Kids get stuck in at aspiration day
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Fabulous Bakin’ Boys hosts children’s visit

The Fabulous Bakin’ Boys’ headquarters in Witney recently welcomed schoolchildren to find out about the development of bakery products.

Afternoon tea week:
Charlies & The Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych
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Bakeries get creative for Afternoon Tea Week

A number of UK venues have launched their own versions of afternoon tea for Afternoon Tea Week, running from 11 to 17 August.

MCC holds Lord’s Bicentenary Cake Bake

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has invited budding bakers to enter its baking competition to mark the 200th anniversary of the current Lord’s Cricket Ground. 

Pasty company sends 6,000 pasties to France

Trevithick Bakery is sending 6,000 pasties to Brittany as part of an international festival being held from 1-10 August.

Sales up for Starbucks

Starbucks has seen a 3% rise in third quarter European like-for-like sales.

Roberts launches summer campaign

A bakery has launched an online activity pack, showcasing summer recipes and encouraging families to get outdoors.

Giant tea cakes:
The costumes were created by the production company with the permission from Tunnocks
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Tunnock's predicts sales increase after games display

Scottish confectionery company Tunnock's has predicted an increase in sales of its teacakes, after the treat was aired on BBC One on Wednesday as dancers performed in giant teacake costumes.

Third franchise for Dunkin' Donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts is to open a new store in Hounslow, as part of its newest franchise agreement.

Loaf & Larder:
The deli will sell home-made and local produce
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Olives Et Al launches new deli concept

Dorset company Olives Et Al has launched its new deli in Cheddar Garden Centre, to offer customers a “quality” dining experience.

Coffee shops:
The report states that drinking coffee has become part of UK culture
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Coffee and sandwich shops grow 34.9% in value

A report has estimated that the UK sandwich and coffee shop market has grown by 34.9% in market value from 2009 to 2013.

Coffee shops:
The report states that drinking coffee has become part of UK culture
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Coffee and sandwich shops grow 34.9% in value

A report has estimated that the UK sandwich and coffee shop market has grown by 34.9% in market value from 2009 to 2013.

Paul Rankin irish bread abu dhabi lulu
Pauk Rankin:
The Irish breads will be on Abu Dhabi shelves within 24 hours
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Irish bakery expands to Abu Dhabi

Irish breads, developed by UK celebrity chef Paul Rankin, will now be on the shelves in LuLu supermarkets in Abu Dhabi.   

Premier Foods profits welcomed, sales decline a worry

Premier Foods’ hike in first-half profits has been welcomed by a leading City analyst.

Wendi Peters:
An all-star Masterchef collaboration
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Wright & Sons teams with Celebrity Masterchef finalist

Bread and cake manufacturer, Wright & Sons, have teamed up with Coronation Street actor and Celebrity Masterchef finalist, Wendi Peters.

New chief executive for Tesco

Tesco has announced that Dave Lewis of Unilever will replace Philip Clarke as chief executive on 1 October 2014.

Pasty maker:
Rowes bakery shows smoke damage and scorch marks
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Bakery confirms electrical fault causes fire

WC Rowe's Bakery has confrimed an electrical fault as the cause of a factory fire, which tore through its Falmouth premises late Friday evening. 

Bake & Take to restart expansion

German café and bakery concept Bake & Take is set to restart its expansion programme.

Flour mill launches naturally Gluten Free range

Specialist flour mill, Doves Farm, has launched their Gourmet Collection range to meet demand for gluten free products.

‘Gay cake’ row company given extra time

The Equality Commission has given Ashers Baking Company extra time to respond to the threat of court action.

NY bakery co seeded bagel
Seeds of change:
The new bagel hopes offer healthy snack alternative
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Bagel company seeds new product

New York Bakery Co. has launched a limited-edition seeded bagel to its premium bagel range.

The grocer rich list
Rich List:
Bakers make The Grocer's top 100
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Host of bakery figures make Rich List

A horde of bakery players have made BB’s sister title The Grocer’s 2014 Rich List.

The flying coffee bean expands
Unconventional:
Making the move from railway to high street
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Railway-based coffee shop chain to expand and hit the high-street

The Flying Coffee Bean is to double its number of coffee shops before venturing onto the high street.

CH&Co
CH&Co appoints new managing director at Apostrophe
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Apostrõphe café group gains new MD

CH&Co, the privately owned corporate and commercial caterer, has announced that Richard Franks is joining high street café group Apostrõphe as managing director.

Firm requests FSA opinion on chia seeds approval in EU

A company has asked the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) expert advisers on novel foods to consider approving chia seeds for use in the European Union under the simplified approval procedure.

Campden BRI holds sugar event

Campden BRI is holding a seminar to help bakers with the challenges surrounding sugar.

Katy piper bakery money
£2,000:
Frozen cakes bakery supports Katy Piper charity
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Bakery raises thousands for burns charity

Swedish baker Almondy has raised £2,000 for the Katie Piper Foundation, following a week-long awareness campaign.

Halo donuts
Popular:
A spike in doughnut sales prompts new products
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Readi-Bake launches new doughnut range

Readi-Bake, the brand owned by bakery ingredients supplier CSM, has launched a new range of sticky ring doughnuts.

Sign up for Grain for Good webinar

Have you signed up for British Baker’s latest webinar – which is being held in conjunction with bakery ingredients producer Edme?

Hi-Lo protein bread
Hi-Lo protein bread is a hit with consumers as it develops a bread roll version
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High-protein bread brand develops rolls

High-protein bread brand Hi-Lo is developing a roll version as its second product to market.

Pieminister BrewDog
Pieminister launches two pies made with BrewDog beer
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Shareholders name new Pieminister pies

Two of Pieminister’s hybrid pies have been named by the shareholders (known as ‘punks’) of Scottish craft beer company, Brewdog.

50th Subway:
Euro Garages continue expansion plans
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Subway and Euro Garages open 50th store

Subway and Euro Garages have opened their 50th integrated Subway store as part of growth plans.

Paddington bear warburtons
Childhood favourite:
The marmalade loving Paddington bear will be the face of 'Warbeartons'
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Paddington Bear hijacks Warburtons

Warburtons will become Warbeartons as it announces a partnership with Paddington Bear this November.

American bakery week proves a success

The first National American Sweet Bakery Week (1 to 7 July) was a success, with increased sales and customer engagement.

Gay cake bakery
"Gay cake" row:
The image the customers wanted on the cake
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‘Gay cake’ row could go to court

A bakery in Northern Ireland is facing legal action after it refused to produce a cake with the picture of Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie in support of gay marriage. 

LFL sales up:
M&S are still on track to open 150 Simply Food stores
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Marks & Spencer food sales continue to grow

Total food sales at Marks & Spencer (M&S) were up 4.2%, and like-for-like sales were up 1.7% in the in the 13 weeks to 28 June.

MuscleFood.com healthy cookie
Healthy protein-enriched cookie from MuscleFood.com
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Online firm sees sell-out sales of ‘healthy’ choc chip cookie

An online retailer claims its protein-rich chocolate chip cookie can aid weight loss by keeping people fuller for longer.

BN biscuit range new ads
1.3m ad campaign:
“These catchy ads will re-launch the famous BN brand"
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UB extends its ‘sweeet’ biscuit campaign

United Biscuits (UB), a leading international manufacturer of biscuits and cakes, has invested £1.3m in an advertising campaign for McVitie’s BN biscuit range.

Bakery chain uses tech to tackle waste and stock

Bakery chain Chatwins, will roll out a new point-of-sale solution to improve stock management and customer experience.

Asda to make more than 1,000 redundant

Asda’s latest shake-up is likely to result in 1,360 redundancies. 

New packaging for hovis
Going green:
Hovis will reduce it's carbon footprint 'by 75%'
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Hovis develops eco-friendly bread bag

Hovis Seed Sensations will be sold in a new green-friendly bread bag.

Irish chocolatier pulls out of UK café scene

Gourmet Irish chocolatier Butlers Irish Chocolates has closed its only UK café and left the country.

Golden loaf raymond blanc
Expensive loaf:
The loaf is made with gold flakes and champagne
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Baker launches golden bread

A loaf made with champagne and 24 carat gold is to be launched by a baker.

Warburtons turnover rise
Success:
Warburtons see's positive growth due to wide product range
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Diversification pays off for Warburtons

Warburtons has reported a 52% increase in operating profit after diversifying and expanding its range.

Callebaut sales increase
Barry Callebaut:
The company have also opened a new factory and academy earlier this month
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Chocolate firm reports strong sales growth

Global chocolate producer Barry Callebaut saw sales increase by 22% to CHF4.3m (£2.8m) in the first nine months of its financial year.

Parkers sell penny loaf
Northfield Avenue, West London:
The penny loaf will be sold for just one day
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Return of the penny loaf

A London bakery will celebrate 100 years of their business by selling a traditional penny loaf.

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