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Patisserie Valerie up 13.2% as expansion continues

Revenue across the Patisserie Valerie brand has risen 13.2% in the past half-year.

Premier branded cake sales down 3% across the year

Sales of branded cakes at Mr Kipling and Cadbury cakes supplier Premier Foods have fallen more than 3% year on year.

Pâtisserie Paul launching at St Pancras International

French artisan bakery and pâtisserie Paul is opening new sites in St Pancras International station and Canary Wharf this month.

Warburtons sourdough to be trialled in south east

Warburtons is aiming to tap rising demand for handmade artisan breads with the launch of three sourdough loaves.

How to use edible flowers for showstopping bakes

Edible flowers are on the rise thanks to the likes of Instagram and the upcoming royal wedding.

Le Pain Quotidien launches in Dublin

Global bakery-restaurant chain Le Pain Quotidien has opened a site in Dublin’s Molesworth Street.

Hovis looks into substance abuse claims among staff in Glasgow factory

Hovis has launched an investigation into claims that workers at one of its manufacturing sites were under the influence of alcohol or drugs on-site.

Bakers celebrate royal wedding with NPD

The forthcoming marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has taken the nation by storm, with a flurry of products hitting the market in time for their nuptials on 19 May.

Burton’s unveils Wagon Wheels Teacake

Burton’s has spruced up its Wagon Wheels range to debut what it described as a “less filling” teacake variant.

Severe winter weather hits Greggs’ sales

Weak footfall caused by severe winter weather contributed to a like-for-like fall in Greggs’ sales during the first 18 weeks of the year.

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