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Pierre Hermé to open London boutique bakery

Pierre Hermé, French pastry chef, is to open a stand-alone boutique in London, located in the Seven Dials area.

Patisserie Valerie accelerates expansion plans

Patisserie Valerie has said it is currently opening “a store every two to three weeks”, this comes after its stock market floatation plans prove successful. 

Cuisine de France to roll out 120 refreshed in-store bakeries

Cuisine de France, part of food business Aryzta, has said it aims to roll out 120 new-look in-store bakeries over the next year. 

Grocery inflation low
Supermarket war continues as market reaches low

Competition within supermarkets has driven down grocery inflation to zero. 

United Biscuits to cut jobs at Manchester site

United Biscuits (UB) has confirmed it could cut up to 157 jobs at its McVitie’s plant in Manchester. 

Burton's Biscuits expands snack range

Burton’s Biscuit Company has expanded into the 'out of home' market, by launching a range of single serve snack packs aimed at adults.

Supermarkets get involved in Cupcake Week

Sainsbury’s has launched its new cupcake products in line with National Cupcake Week.

Rebrand for Esquires coffee house

Franchise chain Esquires Coffee is to reopen its first new-look shop in Durham as part of its plans to rebrand.

Premier Foods restructure allowing honed focus on cakes

Premier Foods has announced the restructure of its commercial sector, creating three new Strategic Business Units (SBU’s).

Greggs trial expansion in c-store sector

Greggs has teamed up with owners of Spar, Blakemore Retail to trial franchise offerings in c-stores. 

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