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Warrens Bakery to acquire and re-open franchise sites

Warrens Bakery has acquired three former franchise stores and is to re-open them as company-managed sites.

Wrights unveils ‘Doughnut of the Month’ winner

A Rocky Road-inspired doughnut created by a member of the public has been rolled out to Wrights’ stores.

Aunt Bessie’s launches melt in the middle puddings

Aunt Bessie’s has introduced a pair of frozen hot desserts designed to cater for large gatherings.

Five lessons we learned at the autumn BSB conference

Dozens of bakers and their suppliers gathered at the Heythrop Park Hotel in Oxfordshire yesterday (18 October) for the British Society of Baking’s autumn conference.

Shoppers have already spent £4m on mince pies

Christmas has come early for the supermarkets as shoppers have already splashed out £4.1m on mince pies, an increase of 5.2% compared to a year ago.

One in five shoppers thinks about health when buying on-the-go snacks

Twenty-one percent of consumers say health is a feature they look for when choosing a snack to eat on the go, according to a survey by Carrs Foods.

Halloween and Bonfire Night bakery round-up

Things are getting spooky this month, as retailers, bakers and manufacturers get into the Halloween spirit with a host of new treats.

Tesco expands vegan range with pizza, pies and cake

Tesco has more than doubled its Wicked Kitchen vegan range, adding baked items such as pies, pizzas and a brownie, to meet increasing demand for plant-based foods.

Cake Box expects 40% hike in half-year turnover

Egg-free cake specialist Cake Box is expecting to report a 40% increase in revenue to £8.3m for the first half of its financial year.

Manchester baker Trove opens city centre store

Trove has opened its second bakery-café store in Ancoats, Manchester.

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