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McVitie’s details its Christmas cake and biscuit offer

United Biscuits (UB) has revealed its festive cake and biscuit line-up under its McVitie’s brand. 

Mangobean
Franchise coffee chain reveals expansion plans

Mangobean, the franchised coffee shop operator, has a pipeline of openings planned this year with the goal of achieving an estate of 125 shops. 

Costa
Costa sees 4% LFL sales increase

Costa, the Whitbread-owned coffee brand, has posted an increase in like-for-like sales of 4% for the 11 weeks to 13 August 2015. 

Thorntons
Finsbury launches Thorntons cake bites brand

Finsbury Food Group is launching a new Thorntons-branded range of cake bites in resealable bags under licence. 

Applaud Coffee
Family company changes name after trademark mix-up

A two-year-old family company has been forced to change its name after finding a similar name had already been taken just weeks before it set up. 

National Cupcake Week
Get your poster for National Cupcake Week - one week to go!

National Cupcake Week (14 to 20 September) is nearly here and we encourage all bakers to get involved. 

Exports
Bakery a highlight as exports fall

Cereals and bakery exports increased by 10% in the first half of the year – but total food and drink sales abroad fell because of the strength of the pound. 

Craft Bakers' Week
Still time to register for Craft Bakers’ Week

There is still time left for bakers to register for Craft Bakers’ Week. 

Doughnut firm sets up truck at London market

Crosstown Doughnuts, the London-based artisan doughnut concept, has taken up residency next to Old Spitalfields Market in east London.

Celebrity chef attacks sugar in new documentary

A new documentary by Jamie Oliver in which he urges the government to reduce the nation’s sugar intake is aired tonight.

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