== BB’s airport outlet ==

BB’s Coffee and Muffins has opened its second forecourt outlet at Newcastle airport. The kiosk, at a Shell filling station, will serve a selection of hot paninis, toasties and baguettes, as well as muffins. The 30sq m outlet is the second of its kind since BB’s launched the new format in the UK in April this year. BB’s is in discussions with several petrol retailers and hopes to open another 10 forecourt outlets by the end of 2010.

== Elegant style ==

Artisan Biscuits has launched the Elegant English biscuits line, designed to be served with tea. It includes vanilla and cream; ginger and lemon; honey and almond; and chocolate and raspberry varieties. They are made from natural ingredients and are available from delicatessens and farm shops.

== Queen’s Award open ==

The 2010 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise is now open for entries from UK businesses of any size. Among this year’s winners was William Jackson Bakery. The entry deadline is 30 October, 2009, and application forms and further information can be found at www.queensawards.org.uk.

== Carr’s increases profit ==

Carr’s Milling Industries said, in an interim management statement this month, that lower wheat prices had reduced milling revenues. However, volumes are running at levels higher than last year, which, combined with continued production efficiencies, has resulted in increased profit.

Fox’s Vinnie auction

Fox’s has launched an online auction site on ebay inspired by its media campaign character Vinnie the Panda. Paraphernalia relating to Vinnie will be auctioned off and the proceeds will be donated to UK charity Crimestoppers.