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Record rainfall hits Greggs’ LFL sales

Greggs is looking to maximise on new markets and store formats, as like-for-like (LFLs) sales dropped 3.5% in the second quarter of 2012.

Greggs reaches 500,000 Facebook ‘likes’

Greggs has reached a social media milestone by accumulating more than half a million 'likes' on its Facebook page.

High street gluten-free bakery to open

The Foodamentalists will be opening a new gluten-free high street bakery this November.

Ditty’s lands oatcake deal with Tesco

Ditty’s Bakery has told British Baker it has signed an agreement to supply a series of oatcakes for Tesco’s Irish stores this September.

Patisserie Holdings estate totals 93

Patisserie Valerie will open a new site in Eastbourne, East Sussex, this weekend taking its total number of outlets to 62.

Cook & Garcia opens in Richmond

A new artisan food-to-go outlet has opened on Richmond High Street, which plans to expand across London and the south-east in the future.

Fabulous Baker Brother unveils culinary plans

Baker Tom Herbert – one half of the television duo The Fabulous Baker Brothers – has unveiled plans to open a restaurant and cookery school at the flagship family bakery in Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire.

British food inflation hits two-year low

Figures released today by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) revealed food inflation fell to 3.1% in July.

Cooplands to rebrand 22 Peters outlets

Coopland & Son (Scarborough) will rebrand all of its Peters Bakery outlets in the next two to three months.

Lola’s Cupcakes interested in global franchising

Lola’s Cupcakes has told British Baker it plans to expand oversees as it looks at potential opportunities for international franchising.

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