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Pop-up porridge café planned

A porridge café pop up is to open next month in London, serving a variety of different versions of the breakfast dish.

Hovis loaf
Sainsbury’s escalates bread price war

Sainsbury’s has added to the supermarket bread price war by slashing prices of large Hovis loaves to 75p. 

Scottish bakery closes shops - turning attention to supermarkets

Mathiesons Bakery in Scotland has shut its retail shops, as it says it will now concentrate on supplying supermarkets.

McVitie’s Cuddle Café attracts broad interest

More than 1,000 consumers visited McVitie’s London Cuddle Café in one day, during the brand’s promotion of its continued Sweeet campaign. 

Proper Cornish
Pasty firm uses student campaign to boost customers

Proper Cornish, a handmade Cornish Pasty company, has boosted its customer base by launching a student campaign called The Pasty Society. 

Cinnamon Square bakery to reach wider audience

The Cinnamon Square bakery in Rickmansworth, has told British Baker of its ambitions to get its trademark Cinnamon Bun further afield.

Dalton Philips departs Morrisons early

Morrisons has announced that Dalton Philips, chief executive, will leave the company earlier than expected.

Second social project café opens doors

The UK’s second café that charges customers by time and not purchases has opened in Manchester.

Pretzel bakery expands in the capital

Knot Artisan Coffee and Pretzel bakery has opened a fourth site in London’s Victoria station.

South-west bakery moves into foodservice

A Plymouth bakery has signed a new wholesale contract with catering suppliers Chadd’s Foodsmiths, allowing it to grow the business.

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