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Whitbread to spin off Costa business in UK

Costa is to be demerged from the Premier Inns business and become listed as a separate company within the next two years.

Just Desserts targets indies with vegan cake range

Shipley-based manufacturer Just Desserts has launched a vegan cake range aimed at independent cafés, coffee shops and delis.

Subway aims to open 35 sites in Kent and Surrey

Subway has revealed ambitions to increase its numbers of stores in Kent and Surrey to more than 125 in the next two years.

Greggs and Costa top ‘brand momentum’ ranking

Greggs is the most successful quick-service restaurant (QSR) brand in the eyes of consumers, and Costa the most successful coffee shop brand, according to a new study.

Earth Day: how bakeries are making a difference

Millions of people across the world celebrated Earth Day yesterday (22 April) – a global initiative that aims to educate communities about environmental issues and take action to reduce humankind’s impact upon the planet.

Takeaway deliveries set to become £5bn market

Takeaway deliveries – serviced by businesses such as Deliveroo, Just Eat, HungryHouse and UberEats – are tipped to soar by 17% in the next two years.

Vegan egg replacer wins Free From Food Awards

A vegan egg replacer from Australian supplier Orgran has won the top prize at the UK’s Free From Food Awards this week.

Eric Lanlard partners with Virgin for 38,000ft high tea

Cake Boy owner Eric Lanlard has partnered with airline Virgin Atlantic to create bespoke afternoon teas, which will be served at 38,000ft.

Lees summons unicorn to promote its Macaringues

Teacakes and meringues supplier Lees of Scotland has promoted its pastel-coloured Macaringues meringue shells by summoning a unicorn to Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park.

Blooming marvels: flower-themed bakes for spring

As Britain’s flower beds come to life this month, we’ve collected together unusual and stunning floral-based creations from bakers across the country.

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