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Muffin Break in first retail park move

Muffin Break has opened its first site within a retail park, with further openings in the pipeline.

M&S backs bread as part of healthy diet after loaf sales rocket

High street retail giant Marks & Spencer (M&S) has seen sales of its ‘healthy breads’ up 37% on last year, noting that people were seeing the benefits of eating the carbohydrate.

The supermarket saga: can the phoenix rise again?

Reporter Bronya Smolen considers the road ahead for supermarket retailers in the wake of this week’s headlines.

Pieminister
Pieminister to open largest site in Leeds

Bristol-based pie company Pieminister aims to open its “most ambitious project to date” in Leeds at the end of April following a £300,000 refurbishment. 

Waitrose
Investment curbs Waitrose profits, despite sales rise

Waitrose has posted an increase in gross sales of 6.5% to £6.51bn in its unaudited results for the 53 weeks ending 31 January 2015. 

Cream cakes take off for Spar wholesaler

James Hall & Co, the northern Spar wholesaler, has seen sales of its cream cakes soar since opening its Huntcoat factory in 2013.

Morrisons sees profits plummet

Morrisons has posted its worst results in eight years, as it revealed a profit loss of £792m before tax after taking account of a £1.3bn write down in the value of its supermarkets. 

Dunkin Donuts
Foodservice forecast to grow by £10bn in next four years

The UK foodservice sector is set for value growth of £10bn giving it a worth of £56.3bn by 2019, according to consultancy Horizons. 

Paul A Young
Easter how to: a fondant egg with Paul A Young

Easter is the biggest event in a bakery’s calendar and top chocolatier Paul A Young advises bakers that innovation is key for big sales. 

British Pie Week
Survey: bakers reveal benefits of British Pie Week

British Pie Week (2 to 8 March) is over for another year, but did bakers reap the benefits? 

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