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The new-look Chatwins sites aim to look more modern, and now make fresh sandwiches to order
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Chatwins closes Hanley outlets but revamps other stores

Chatwins bakery has shut three shops around Hanley, while it continues to refit and re-brand other more profitable stores.

2 Sisters to invest in biscuits

Food giant 2 Sisters Food Group is investing in biscuit and pizza categories, it has revealed in its Q3 results.

Ferrero makes £112m play for Thorntons

Ferrero International, the maker of Ferrero Rocher chocolates and Nutella, has offered to buy Thorntons for around £112m.

Starbucks shuts La Boulange bakeries

Starbucks is to close its La Boulange bakery outlets, however will continue to serve the brand in US stores.

Patisserie Holdings sell shares

Patisserie Holdings, owner of Patisserie Valerie, has raised a combined total of £15m after the directors sold 4.8 million shares.

Cake sales boost Premier, says analysts

Analysts have praised a ‘good uplift’ in the cake category at Premier Foods, while warning of potential delistings depending on actions of Tesco.

Irish ingredients firm celebrates 70 years with £750k spend

Andrew Ingredients has invested £750k in new facilities, which it will open in line with its 70 years of business celebrations.

CMA investigates Bako merger

The anticipated acquisition by Bako North Western of Bako Northern & Scotland is under investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

Costa Coffee
Costa Coffee enjoys another LFL sales boost
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LFLs up 5% at Costa Coffee

Costa Coffee, the Whitbread-owned high street chain, saw like-for-like sales (LFLs) grow by 5% in the 13 weeks to 28 May 2015. 

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John Duffy believes Johnstone's will help the group diversify
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Finsbury bolts on Scottish acquisition

Bakery giant Finsbury Food Group has today announced the completion of its acquisition of Johnstone’s Just Desserts (Johnstone’s), from administrator FRP Advisory. 

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