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Bakkavör increases workforce as sales rise

Bakkavör Desserts is to hire 160 extra staff members to help meet demand following an increase in sales.

Harrods triumphs in mince pie taste-off

Harrods, the luxury department store, is selling this year’s best own-brand mince pies according to a taste-test by consumer journal Which?.

British Lion Egg Processors relaunches Code

British Lion Egg Processors has relaunched its Lion Egg Products Code of Practice to provide what it claims is the world’s most comprehensive egg quality scheme.

Muffin Break opens second Welsh store

Muffin Break, the bakery café, has opened its second Welsh store in Newport as part of rapid expansion plans to open 14 stores by the end of 2016.

Pasty Presto undergoes rebrand

Pasty Presto, the Cornish pasty retail chain, has been rebranded as The Cornish Bakery following a successful trial in three stores.

German discounters continue to thrive

Aldi and Lidl, the German discounters, hit a combined market share of 10% for the first time, according to a Kantar Worldpanel report.

Christmas adverts hit the screen

With the major grocery retailers having broken their Christmas adverts for 2015, British Baker picks apart their strategies.

Warrens releases mince pie-inspired pasty

Warrens Bakery, the Cornwall-based bakery, has released a limited-edition mincemeat pasty for Christmas.

Muppets star in Warburtons’ crumpet campaign

Warburtons has launched an advertising campaign with The Muppets to promote its new Giant Crumpets.

Cookie dough withdrawn over allergen

Mo’s Cookie Dough, the chilled cookie dough producer, has temporarily withdrawn its products due to a labelling issue.

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