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Wicked muffins on board the Eurostar

The Wicked Cake Company has had its Wickedly Good range of tulip muffins listed by Eurostar. 

French patissier to open first London outlet

A French pastry chef is to open her first bakery shop in London in June.

Waitrose sees sandwich sales soar with weather

Waitrose has seen sandwich sales rocket up 11% compared to this time last year.

Asda
Asda is rolling out new cafe concept

Asda has initiated a roll-out of a new cafe format called Express Diner with four outlets open so far. 

SSP sees UK LFLs growth

SSP, the leading food operator in travel locations worldwide, saw like-for-like sales (LFLs) grow by 3.7% in the UK in its first half.

Cashless payment takes lead for first time

Cash was overtaken by non-cash payments for the first time ever last year.

Greggs
Greggs’ bread ‘news’ is old news

Greggs has faced a media storm after a customer asked the bakery why it was unable to buy a loaf of bread in a store. 

M&S declares ‘outstanding’ full-year food results

Marks & Spencer boss Marc Bolland has praised the retailer’s food division for having an “outstanding year in a difficult market”.

West Cornwall Pasty Co sees 6% LFL growth

The new owners of West Cornwall Pasty Co have seen like-for-like (LFL) sales growth of 6% in the year since they took over, it has been revealed.

Patisserie Valerie, bakery, cakes
Ebitda up 23% at Patisserie Holdings

Underlying profit increased by 23.1% to £8.7m at Patisserie Holdings in the six months to 31 March 2015.

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