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Hobnobs
What does your biscuit say about you?

It is National Biscuit Day (29 May) and a poll has revealed what your biscuit choice says about you. 

Starbucks
Discounters perform in global brands chart

Aldi and Lidl once again showed up the Big Four in the most valuable global retail brands chart. 

Esquires coffee
Esquires Coffee rolls out store revamps

Franchise coffee shop chain Esquires Coffee has launched a refurbishment programme across its 24 stores as it looks to grow rapidly in the UK. 

Northampton bakery
Not-for-profit bakery set to open in Northampton

The artisan bakery and café that aims to help women who are ex-offenders is to open on 1 July. 

Mice
Bakery fined £28k over pest infestation

A bakery has been fined £28,000 after mice and cockroach infestations were discovered at two London branches. 

Retail
Retail food sales show strong growth

Food retailers reported robust sales volumes last year reflecting a strong performance from the British retail sector as a whole. 

Wafflemeister
Waffle retailer opens training academy

The Wafflemeister Academy officially opens today, while its eighth UK site at Westfield Stratford will start trading from 1 June. 

Pret A Manger
Pret A Manger to open first hospital location

Sandwich chain Pret A Manger will open its first hospital location in Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital in early June. 

Whitbread appoints next CEO

Whitbread, the company behind Costa, has filled the position of chief executive with Lloyds Banking boss, Alison Brittain.

Tesco to discuss 'gay cake' supply contract

Supermarket giant Tesco has said it is ‘reviewing’ the judgement of Ashers Baking Co, after it was found guilty of discrimination towards a gay customer.

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