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Greggs bakery gets its sea legs

Greggs bakery is to open its first branch on a ferry. 

Tesco shares hit rock bottom

Tesco shares have hit an 11-year low last night after newly appointed chief executive Dave Lewis refused to reveal his business plans for the struggling supermarket.

Irish bread week proves to be a hit

National Bread Week took off in Ireland this year, baking up 62,000 tweets on Twitter about the event.

Foodservice sales rise as confidence returns

The foodservice industry is seeing an increase in food sales year-on-year, with half of retailers serving more meals on weekends.

Artisan bakery plans £500k investment for growth

A Darlington bakery plans to make a £500,000 investment to double its retail outlets after expanding into a new production site.

Waffle firm seeks UK expansion

London-based Belgian waffle group Wafflemeister is on the hunt for 10 to 15 more UK sites over the next year. 

Commercial partner sought for Bakers’ Marque

The Worshipful Company of Bakers has announced it is seeking a commercial partner for its quality assurance standard, The Bakers’ Marque.

Discounting causes grocery deflation

Heavy discounting by supermarkets means the grocery market has been pushed into deflation, according to the latest figures.

Costa underlying profit up 20.5%

Costa Coffee, the Whitbread-owned chain, saw its first-half underlying profit increase by 20.5% to £52.4m, it revealed today.

BSB conference tackles key bakery topic

The recent British Society of Baking (BSB) conference saw speakers discuss topics ranging from health and European trends to running a successful bakery. Here, Martyn Leek and Sylvia Macdonald outline some of the key points from the event.

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