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BIA and social media

The finalists for this year’s Baking Industry Awards (BIA) have been announced – and they are already causing a stir on social media.

Pret looks to China for growth as it plans 40 more shops

Pret A Manger is researching opportunities for growth in China as it plans 40 more openings this year in its existing markets.

Chocolatier sold by private equity owners

Premium chocolatier House of Dorchester has been acquired by confectioner Charbonnel et Walker.

The #GBBO phenomenon and big brands

The Great British Bake Off is back and here British Baker looks at how the show has become a social media phenomenon.

SSP to link with celebrity chef for airport bakery concept

SSP Group, worldwide operator of outlets in travel locations, has revealed plans for a new bakery concept with UK chef James Martin, as part of a £135m contract.

Welsh Tesco outlet to include cake concept

Cardiff’s newly refurbished Tesco Extra store now features a cake concept, The Cake Shop, as well as a scratch bakery.

Pop up cookie firm looks for permanent site

A new cookie concept is to open a permanent shop in London, after pop-up stall successes. 

United Biscuits bid speculation

Kellogg Company has declined to comment on speculation regarding a £2bn bid for United Biscuits (UB).

Peyton and Byrne sets bakery sights high

Restaurateur Oliver Peyton has spoken of his vision to have a bakery on every high street.

Fire in Bolton Bakery

A fire has begun Pound Bakery in Bolton town centre.

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