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Greggs closes 35 shops but still expects to be up by 100 at year-end

Greggs closes 35 shops but still expects to be up by 100 at year-end

Greggs is still expecting to end the year with around 100 net openings despite shutting 35 stores since the start of 2018. The bakery chain has launched 93 new shops since the start of the year, including 35 franchised units predominantly in transport locations. Although it closed 35 branches, it had a total of 1,912

New bakery concept’s funding saves it from buying second-hand equipment

A new wholesale and retail bakery business has been launched in Lancaster and it already has its sights set on reaching £1m in turnover after securing £250,000 worth of funding from asset finance specialist Academy Leasing. Goodness Baked, which has been set up by baker Ian Stansfield and his wife Siona Mckimmie, will manufacture a

FIVE MINUTES WITH: Mark Sullivan, chairman of Warrens Bakery

Warrens Bakery, the ‘world’s oldest pasty maker’, has opened its inaugural store in London in what is the first step in a strategy to reach 1,000 branches nationwide over the next few years. With the company set to be immersed in dozens of build projects in the months to come, chairman Mark Sullivan outlines what

Operator fined after worker suffers serious injuries using food-mixing machine

A Lancashire bakery has been fined after a 32-year-old baker was injured at its premises in Barnoldswick. Preston Magistrates’ Court heard how the baker became trapped in a food-mixing machine, breaking both bones in his left arm, resulting in an operation to remove his ring finger. The incident at Liddell’s Bakery occurred when a metal

Q&A: Warrens Bakery chairman Mark Sullivan on cracking the high street

The world’s oldest pasty maker Warrens Bakery this week opened its first site in London and revealed its bold ambitions to open 1,000 stores in the UK over the next few years. Chairman Mark Sullivan discusses why the Cornwall-based outfit’s time has come to be a national player. What does the arrival of Warrens Bakery

UK’s oldest pasty maker bakes plans for 1,000 stores

A leading regional craft bakery that has just launched its first store in London has set out ambitious plans to have 1,000 stores up and running in the UK over the next few years. Warrens Bakery, which bills itself the world’s oldest pasty maker, is adamant that the roll-out of its maiden site in the

Patisserie Valerie moots Manchester production hub to serve 70 stores

Patisserie Holdings is considering opening a new production facility in the North West that will serve more than 70 of its stores. The owner of the 200-strong Patisserie Valerie chain has serviced the group over the last few years from its main bakery in Birmingham and from seven satellite bakeries across the UK. Although it

Bakery used grubby tennis racket to mash potatoes

A North London bakery has been fined £152,823 after it was found to be using a tennis racket to mash potatoes. The directors of Sweet Mahal and Doce Bakers, which both prepared food at the premises, appeared before Highbury Magistrates Court last week to answer charges, after an EHO inspection discovered the potato-covered racket in