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Lewis Pies targets Middle East with Halal products

Lewis Pies, the Wales-based pie and pasty manufacturer, is targeting the Middle East after securing a new sales and distribution agreement with the Yearsley Group to export.

CBA director acknowledges Great British Bake Off influence

The Craft Bakers Association’s (CBA’s) Mike Holling has spoken out on radio about the positive effect The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) has on bakery sales.

Krispy Kreme
Krispy Kreme targets Millennials to build UK presence

Krispy Kreme is to extend its presence in the UK, targeting Millennials and ‘smart snackers’. 

The Poundbakery builds on retail sites

The Poundbakery has been expanding its presence, opening three new shops this summer.

Walnuts
NI bakery recalls traybakes after incorrect labelling

A Northern Ireland bakery has recalled a product after incorrect labelling neglected to state the presence of walnuts. 

Daily Mail targets NHS spend on gluten-free

A row has broken out over a reported £116m spend on prescription gluten-free food by the NHS, which included biscuits, doughnuts, muffin mixes and bread.

Gail’s set to open 22nd bakery outlet

The Gail’s Artisan Bakery team is set to open its new bakery site in Clapham Old Town this month.

Ginsters
Ginsters sponsors football TV programme

Ginsters has signed a deal to sponsor the new Football League highlights show, Football League Tonight, on Channel 5. 

Pret A Manger will trial vegetarian-friendly ideas gleaned from online poll
Pret to increase veggie option in-store

Pret A Manger will increase the vegetarian and vegan options in its stores following a blog and poll led by chief executive Clive Schlee. 

The Fabulous Bakers outlines growth plans

The Fabulous Bakers has spoken of ambitions to grow into Europe in the near future.

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