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Muffin break
ICYMI: Muffin Break reveals expansion plans

Muffin Break plans to open 16 more stores in the next financial year, plus its first train station site in Birmingham New Street. 

Product recall
Salmonella risk and incorrect labelling behind product recalls

Tesco and convenience store group Nisa Retail are the latest companies to recall bakery products. 

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. 

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