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Costa sees LFLs and profit growth

It seems the nation’s thirst for coffee shows no signs of abating - as Costa revealed like-for-like sales (LFLs) growth of 5.7% this morning.

Cornish brewer introduces baked goods in pubs

St Austell Brewery has launched a range of bakery products across its managed pubs as it expands its Brewer & Bean brand to include stand-alone coffee shops.

Cranks to sell sandwich competition winner across UK universities

Sandwich supplier Cranks has introduced the winning sandwich from a student competition into universities nationwide.

Greggs is second most popular brand among young people

Retail bakery chain Greggs is the second most popular brand on social media for young people, according to a new report.

Starbucks reports first sales drop in 16 years

Starbucks has reported a drop in UK sales for the first time in its 16 year history, and revealed it closed 44 branches last year.

World's largest Costa Coffee opens in Norton Canes

The world’s largest Costa Coffee has opened at Roadchef’s Norton Canes service area.

New bread price war could spell ‘race to the bottom’

Loaves at 75p are at the front line of a new price war between the major multiples, which campaigners say threatens to become a “race to the bottom”.

City centre bakery to open in Birmingham

The founders of a Birmingham food project have launched a commercial bakery in the city centre.

Patisserie Valerie to extend its UK reach

The company behind Patisserie Valerie is to open shops in Wales and Northern Ireland for the first time, as well as branching into retail parks and service stations.

Artisan scoops inaugural Coffee Stop Awards title

Putney coffee shop Artisan was named the best in the capital in the bakery category at last night's inaugural London Coffee Stop Awards.

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