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Starbucks UK creates unique London stores

Ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games this summer, Starbucks UK is investing £8m to renovate its stores within the capital.

Possible early Costa demerger, says analyst

Speculation surrounding the possibility of Costa Coffee demerging from the Whitbread Group is mounting, according to a City analyst.

Worshipful Co devises Richemont bakery course

The Worshipful Company of Bakers has organised a prestigious course at the Richemont Bakery School in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Pret plans for expansion

Pret A Manger revealed plans to open another 44 stores this year, after new shop openings in 2011 helped boost its profits by 14%.

New head for Costa Coffee

Whitbread’s group finance director Christopher Rogers has been appointed as Costa Coffee’s new managing director.

Bettys comes top for afternoon tea

Bettys Café Tea Rooms has been named the best place to enjoy afternoon tea in the UK.

Councillor condemned for pasty tax comment

A Brighton and Hove City Council cabinet member has caused outrage online regarding the government’s decision to tax hot takeaway food by 20%.

Fancie’s frenzy over Creme Egg Cupcake

Cupcake bakery chain Fancie sold out of 350 Easter-themed 'special' cupcakes, which contained a whole Cadbury’s Mini Creme Egg inside, in the first hour of business last Saturday (31 March).

5,000 new jobs at Starbucks

Starbucks UK will be looking to tackle youth unemployment by creating 5,000 new jobs in the next five years throughout the UK.

TV star search

BBC producers are searching for talented young bakers to star in a TV programme later this year.

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