== BB’s juicy deal ==

BB’s Coffee & Muffins has taken a controlling interest in juice bar, Juice Junction, which has eight stores in Ireland and two in the UK. BB’s plans to incorporate the Juice Junction offer alongside its New Zealand Natural premium ice cream range within its cafés and also plans store openings as a stand-alone concept. The company is targeting 20 existing BB’s stores to take the new brand in 2008.

== Clay Oven closure ==

The Clay Oven Bakery in Leicester, which specialises in producing naan bread, has been shut down after council health inspectors discovered mouse droppings throughout the building. The city’s magistrates agreed to grant an emergency hygiene order. Bakery owner Nisar Badat did not resist the application to close his business.

== Baker bows out ==

Traditional baker John Fryer has decided to sell up, 50 years after his family began selling homemade cakes and pastries on Norwich market. Fryer, whose grandfather Stanley started the business in 1957, has sold stall 112 to another traditional baker on the market, Norman Olley. Fryer’s Homemade Cakes and Pastries once had five branches but will now have just one in Anglia Square.

== Top tea venue ==

Juri’s, the Old Bakery Tea Shoppe in Winchcombe, in the Cotswolds, has been named the Top Tea Place 2008 in the country by the UK Tea Council. Juri Myawaki, 32, who runs the café with her parents, is a Cordon Bleu-trained chef who also makes cakes and scones. The council’s Tea Guild inspectors were impressed by the family’s love and knowledge of tea, strongly influenced by their Japanese heritage.