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Jubilee boost for June’s grocery sales

Grocery retailers have reported their highest balance of year-on-year (YOY) sales this month since February 2010, according to the latest statistics.

WRAP introduces new waste agreement

Government-funded organisation WRAP has called for bakery firms, food manufacturers and food-to-go businesses to sign up for a new food and packaging waste initiative.

Gail’s takes store count to 11

Gail’s is continuing its ongoing expansion plan throughout London with the opening of its 11th outlet in Chelsea.

Jamie Oliver opens new concept

Jamie Oliver has opened a new takeway food unit at the Bicester Village high-end shopping mall.

Thomas the Baker revamps IT software

Thomas the Baker has collaborated with RedBlack Software as part of a £200,000 investment in overhauling its current IT infrastructure.

Bakery to open on site of former pub

At the height of their decline, pubs were closing at the rate of 35 a week thanks to the introduction of the smoking ban.

Greggs unveils new store format

Greggs has unveiled its latest concept shop – its take on a local bakery-style shop – as exclusively revealed by British Baker last November.

Newcastle bakery finds buyer

Eighty-five jobs have been saved after Tindale & Stanton’s Newcastle bakery was sold as a going concern. The bakery has been acquired by new company, Star Cottage Bakery, made up of a consortium of four former managers.

Crowds gathered for Bakers’ Fair Summer

Hundreds of visitors turned out to enter the competitions, watch the masterclasses and network with the exhibitors at Bakers’ Fair Summer yesterday (Sunday 24 June).

Pennington BBS chairman for ninth consecutive year

Marshall Pennington has been announced as The Bakers’ Benevolent Society’s chairman of trustees for 2012/13 – his ninth year in a row in the position.

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