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Expanding bakery chain cites mixers as its magic ingredient

Expanding bakery chain cites mixers as its magic ingredient

Fast-growing UK bakery chain, The Hummingbird Bakery, has described the difference that having access to high quality food preparation equipment makes to its business. The company, which is about to open its seventh UK site in Guildford, relies on the latest Hobart planetary mixers to create the authentic American-style cupcakes, layer cakes, brownies, pies and

Tim Hortons gears up for entry into UK QSR market

Quick service coffee house Tim Hortons, one of Canada’s largest foodservice operators, has reiterated its intentions for a nationwide roll-out of UK sites. Opening its first UK site next month in Glasgow, Tim Hortons held a special launch event yesterday where, speaking to FEJ, chief marketing officer, Neil Littler, said “expansion is key”. The brand

First ‘healthy’ Greggs opens but you can still get a sausage roll

Greggs has launched its first-of-a-kind ‘healthier shop format’ at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton. The Greggs bakery at the hospital was famously revealed as one of the busiest in the country at one time, but bosses at the chain this week converted it into the healthiest in the UK. The shop is the first Greggs

Cafe chain adapts menu for NHS hospital branches

Food service chain Muffin Break has begun introducing healthier food options and promotions at its stores based in the University Hospital Lewisham and Whittington Hospital following the NHS announcement earlier this year to impose a 20% ‘sugar tax’ in hospital cafes by 2020. The artisan bakery has shown its support for the CQUIN initiative by

British network of Muffin Break stores bulges towards 60 sites

Muffin Break has opened its 59th UK store at The Mall Blackburn shopping centre, and says that it continues to look for additional franchisees to expand its network. The chain, originally from Australia, puts fresh baking on site at the heart of a retail strategy that it feels can be replicated across the world. It currently

Muffin Lab sales spike 28% as its kitchens get creative

Muffin Break’s kitchens have been working overtime after a rise in muffin sales of more than 25% due to the launch of its ‘Muffin Lab’ range earlier this year. The increase was achieved in the first four months of 2016 and is equivalent to a 28% increase year-on-year, according to the national artisan bakery chain.

Greggs to shed 355 jobs and close three production sites to become a centrally-run, 2,000-strong chain

Greggs revealed this morning that it will shed up to 355 jobs and close a quarter of its manufacturing sites in a bid to create a more centralised operation capable of supporting 2,000 shops. The company announced the move as part of a ‘£100m investment programme’ aimed at revolutionising its manufacturing and distribution operations following