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•	Protective Perspex screens have been fitted to the till counters in Pret

Pret to reopen further 200 shops with safety measures

Pret A Manger is set to reopen a further 204 shops for takeaway and delivery on Monday 1 June.

Adelie Foods has appointed Deloitte as administrators

Administrators called in at sandwich maker Adelie

Sandwich manufacturer Adelie Foods has appointed administrators Deloitte following the impact of Covid-19 on its business.

Greggs is set to reopen 800 stores as of 18 June

Greggs set to reopen 800 shops in June following trial

Greggs is to reopen around 800 shops from 18 June following a successful trial in the north east.

Coronavirus survey: How have you been impacted?

In the past two months, bakery businesses and their suppliers have been through greater upheaval than at any time since World War II.

Aryzta turnover plunges by 21% due to Covid-19 impact

Covid-19 has caused revenue at bakery business Aryzta to fall more than 20% year on year, the company has reported.

How one miller reacted to the flour demand surge

Rob Munro, managing director at Carr’s Flour, on how the business reacted to an almost-threefold increase in production of retail packs.

Greencore turnover down 60% as food-to-go crashes

Turnover at Greencore is currently down 60% year on year following the slump in the food-to-go market.

Covid diary: How Christie set up a delivery business

Andrew Chisholm, owner of Scottish bakery business JB Christie, explains how the business developed a thriving online delivery system at the most challenging of times.

Roberts Bakery has created home baking kits which can be ordered online

Roberts to deliver home baking and bread bundles

Roberts Bakery has unveiled its first-ever home baking kit as part of a new online shop.

FOB: Furlough scheme vital for foodservice bakeries

The extension of the job furlough scheme has been welcomed by a baking industry suffering from the collapse of the foodservice market.

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