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Greggs launches 250th primary school Breakfast Club
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Greggs reaches 250th school Breakfast Club

The Greggs Foundation, a registered charity associated with Greggs, has launched its 250th primary school Breakfast Club and will reach 300 by the year end.

Wall's ensures pasties are Cornish by moving production

Kerry Foods has relocated production of its pasties to ensure that the pastries keep their Cornish status. 

Torbay bakery for sale

Paignton Bakery in the English Riviera is being sold.

Campaigners call for sugar tax

Campaign group, Action on Sugar has called on the government to introduce a sugar tax and to reduce added sugars by 40% by 2020.

Pullins takes top prize in new bread competition

Pullins Bakery of Yatton has won the top gong in the Worshipful Company of Bakers’ bread competition at the Bath and West Show.

Dunkin’ Brands plans motorway expansion

Ice cream and desserts operator Baskin-Robbins has revealed plans to open four sites at Welcome Break motorway service stations, along with one Dunkin’ Donuts.

Premier Foods shares fall on sales warning

Shares in the embattled food group Premier Foods fell by nearly 10% after the company, which produces Mr Kipling cakes, said it had seen falling sales in its so-called ‘Power Brands’.

BAKO NW reveals competition winners

BAKO North Western (BNW) invited customers to create the perfect birthday cake as part of its 50th-year celebrations.

Healthy ‘buzzwords’ mislead, says academic

Buzzwords on food packaging is duping consumers into believing the products are healthier than they are, an academic has claimed.

Restructure sees 2,600 jobs go at Morrisons

Supermarket giant Morrisons is to cut 2,600 jobs as part of a restructuring plan. 

Premier Foods enters into JV for £16m beverages and desserts business

Premier Foods has entered into another joint venture (JV) to manufacture powdered beverages and desserts worth around £16m.

Oliver Adams launches cricket ground store

Oliver Adams, the craft bakery chain, has opened a new shop at Northants Cricket Ground - its first partnership with a sports brand.

80,000 “fake” biscuits seized

A European crackdown on fake food and drink has seen nearly 100 arrests and the seizure of 80,000 biscuits, it has been revealed.

Public open to Brazillian food ideas, says survey

A new survey claims more than a quarter of people will try Brazillian influenced food and drink during the World Cup.

Coopland & Son trainees gear up for ABST competitions

Coopland & Son, the craft bakery chain, has entered seven of its apprentices into competitions at the upcoming student bakery conference.

Subway signs new petrol station deal

Subway, the sandwich retailer, has announced plans to open further stores on petrol forecourts via MRH, one of the largest independent operators in the UK.

Scottish bakery moves and expands

One of Scotland’s oldest bakeries is expanding after relocating to more modern premises last weekend.

Brownings bakery van driver attacked

A delivery driver from Scotland’s Brownings the Bakers was attacked by a gang of thugs as he went about his rounds in the small hours.

Co-op relaunch sees own-label bread sales double

The Co-operative says sales of its own-label bread have doubled since it was relaunched and lowered to 75p.

Harris+Hoole adds buy ahead function to app

Customers of Harris+Hoole, the Tesco-backed coffee shop chain, are now able to pre-order their drinks via the company’s app.

Kamps targets new stores in UK

German bakery chain Kamps has revealed plans to expand in London and the rest of the UK.

Morrisons chairman to step down

The chairman of the under-fire supermarket chain Morrisons has announced he plans to step down.

Grocery market growth slows

Grocery market growth has seen the biggest slump for 11 years, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel.  

Bacheldre Watermill for sale for £1.4m

An award-winning watermill business, which supplies organic and traditional flours and bread mixes, has been placed on the market for £1.4m. 

EAT plans UK expansion

The private equity-backed sandwich chain EAT plans to expand beyond London – after securing a further £40m in funding.

New high street plan published

Town centres must have five-year plans and embrace digital opportunities, according to a new report on the future of the nation’s high streets.

Entries invited for FreeFrom awards

The FreeFrom Eating Out Awards are open for entry across seven categories including cafés and coffee shops.

Kindred bounces back from flood

Business is booming at London’s Kindred Bakery following a devastating flood at its Herne Hill branch in August 2013.

Craft Bakers' Association to focus on youth

The Craft Bakers’ Association (CBA) has begun a journey which will see it focus on youth and training in the baking industry.

David Wood expands with Creative purchase

David Wood Baking, the Leeds-based bakery wholesaler, has acquired the ready meals firm Creative Foods.

Millie’s investigates c-store unit options

Millie’s Cookies, the SSP-owned brand, has revealed plans to offer standalone units in convenience stores.

Bakeries urged to get involved in Vintage Tea Week

National Cupcake Week’s major sponsor Wellbeing of Women is hosting a Vintage Tea Week in June and is urging bakeries to get involved.

Subway updates app with nutritional info

The sandwich chain Subway has updated its mobile app to include nutritional information.

Exeter Street Bakery gains news Waitrose listing

Exeter Street Bakery, a London bread supplier, is to launch four new loaves in 14 Waitrose stores.

Scotmid celebrates Ashers’ success

Scottish Co-operative Scotmid has congratulated its local bakery partner, Ashers of Nairn, after it was crowned Scottish Baker of the Year.

Britvic pushes soft drinks for summer

Soft drinks manufacturer Britvic is launching a Taste of Summer portfolio promotion for retailers to inspire shoppers to ‘shake up’ their routines.

Video: the CBA one year on

It has been a year since the rebranding which saw the Craft Bakers’ Association (CBA) come to the fore and here British Baker catches up with its senior management team.

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Kingsmill launches Bagel Thins

Kingsmill, the bakery brand, has launched Bagel Thins, which are significantly thinner than a regular bagel, and contain only 122 calories.

Food LFLs up at M&S, profits down

Marks & Spencer (M&S), the high street stalwart, today revealed its food like-for-like sales improved by 1.7% in the past year – because it was “more specialist” and focused on “quality and innovation”.

Tesco triumphs in own-label awards

Tesco came out top in the Grocer’s Own-Label Awards in the baked goods category - and went home with almost a third of the total awards.

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Britain’s Best Bakery judges describe winning formula

The judges on TV’s Britain’s Best Bakery have explained what they think is the winning formula at the Scottish Bakers’ Conference.

Waitrose lists ITV viewer’s ‘cherubs’

Waitrose has introduced a new item to its patisserie counters, designed by an ITV viewer.

Asda announces major restructure

The supermarket chain Asda announced a massive restructuring yesterday – a move that puts 4,100 jobs into consultation.

UK sandwich market in growth

The UK sandwich market has grown in value by 2% in the past year, with the number of sandwiches sold up by 6%, according to data released today by the British Sandwich Association (BSA).

Subway adds new motorway services outlet

Sandwich chain Subway is expanding with another Welcome Break services outlet.

FSA reiterates food ‘glitter’ rules following court case

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has re-issued guidance on food glitter and ‘dust’ following the successful prosecution of EdAble Art.

Warburtons heads consumer popularity ranking

Warburtons has been listed as the brand bought by the most consumers, most frequently for the second year running.

Patisserie Holdings begins share flotation

Patisserie Holdings, the parent company behind coffee and bakery chain Patisserie Valerie, has been valued at £170m on its conditional admission to AIM. 

Caffeina brings taste of Italy to London

Italian company Caffeina has opened its first site in London.

Birds sees good sales of gingerbread footballers

Derby bakery Birds the Confectioners has experienced strong sales of its new gingerbread footballers.

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