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Marks & Spencer
M&S food enjoys ‘excellent’ Q4 sales

Marks & Spencer (M&S) delivered an “excellent” performance on food in its fourth quarter as food sales were up 3.7%. 

Peter Jenkins
Boulangerie chain appoints first UK MD

Bakery Le Pain Quotidien has appointed a UK managing director for the first time. 

Fusion bakery to offer Asian-inspired products

A new bakery in London fusing Vietnamese and French flavours aims to tap into a growing trend for Asian-inspired bakery products.

McVitie's
UB extends ‘sweeet’ campaign for DeliChoc

UK biscuit manufacturer United Biscuits (UB) today launched the latest TV advert in its McVitie’s ‘sweeet’ series for new biscuit McVitie’s DeliChoc. 

Black of Dunoon
Scottish bakery secures Waitrose deal

Scottish craft bakery Black of Dunoon has signed a deal to supply Waitrose in Helensburgh with its hand-baked breads. 

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. 

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