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Dum Dum Donutterie
Doughnut firm opts for upmarket coffee offer

Artisan doughnut brand Dum Dum Donutterie will be investing £15,000 per site in upgrading its coffee offer. 

Bagel Boy
Bagel Boy opens second Bristol site

New bagel brand Bagel Boy has opened its second outlet in Bristol, serving a menu including homemade bagel burgers, fries and beer. 

Firkins
Exclusive: Firkins bakery shuts up shop

Newbridge Bakery (Birmingham Retail), with its beleaguered Firkins brand, has gone into liquidation, British Baker has discovered. 

Trew Era Cafe
Russell Brand opens not-for-profit London cafe

Comedian and TV star Russell Brand has opened his first cafe in Hackney, east London. 

James Martin
Celebrity chef opens Stansted outlet

The first-ever bakery and food-to-go site for celebrity chef James Martin has opened in Stansted airport. 

Coffee #1
Coffee#1 reports 30% sales increase

SA Brain & Co, parent company of Coffee#1, has announced a 30% rise in sales compared to last year for the coffee shop. 

North-west bakery to air first TV ad in marketing drive

Sheldon’s Wholesale Bakers is to launch its first TV advertisement next month on ITV, after rebranding to boost sales.

Hotel Chocolat throws down the gauntlet on the high street

The high street chocolate war is on, after Hotel Chocolat saw better financial results than Thorntons.

Olives Et Al seeks more partners, while opening third deli store with Wyevale

Olives Et Al is to open a third deli and bakery concept this month, with plans for more sites in high streets and department stores.

Holland’s takes expert advice for chocolate pies

Holland’s Pies has teamed up with two experts to create a series of recipes for incorporating chocolate into pies.

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