Bakery

The Lowdown: Bistro Greggs

The Lowdown: Bistro Greggs

By James McAllister

The high street bakery chain is looking to stake (bake) a claim on the dinner market with a month-long, pop-up restaurant featuring a Gallic-inspired menu.

Former Patisserie Valerie CFO charged with fraud

Former Patisserie Valerie CFO charged with fraud

By Finn Scott-Delany

The former chief financial officer of Patisserie Valerie has been charged with fraud along with three others in connection with their role in the collapse of the chain in 2018.

Greggs opens first airport site in Cardiff with SSP

Greggs opens first airport site with SSP

By Georgi Gyton

Greggs has opened its first airport site in Cardiff in partnership with SSP, marking the next milestone in the QSR bakery brand’s strategy to expand in travel hub locations.

Danish bakery group Ole & Steen launches grab-and-go offer

Ole & Steen launches grab-and-go offer

By Joe Lutrario

London-centric Danish bakery group Ole & Steen has launched a grab-and-go offering that sees some of its products available pre-packed for people on the go.

Krispy Kreme owned late night cookie concept Insomnia Cookies to make UK launch

Insomnia Cookies to make UK launch

By Shwetali Sapte

Late-night cookie concept Insomnia Cookies will launch in the UK this year, with owner Krispy Kreme saying the brand has whitespace for more than 4,000 locations globally.

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Flor Bakery to close permanently

By James McAllister

Flor is to permanently shutter its bakery site at Spa Terminus in London's Bermondsey at the end of this month, bringing an end to the brand's high street presence.

Flash-grilled: Dan Burke chef behind London micro bakery Charles Artisan Bread in Hackney

Flash-grilled: Dan Burke

By James McAllister

The chef behind London micro bakery Charles Artisan Bread in Hackney on Google reviews, his problem with ice cream, and why Gordon Ramsay is the industry figure he most admires.

Coffee shop, sandwich and bakery market set to exceed 2019 market value in 2022

UK café market set to exceed 2019 value in 2022

By James McAllister

The total UK coffee shop, sandwich and bakery market is set to exceed its 2019 market value in 2022, according to the latest data from Lumina Intelligence's Operator Data Index.

How I Got Here Valentina Fois founder vegan cafe bakery Lele's London's Clapton Gordon Ramsay's Future Food Stars

How I Got Here: Valentina Fois

By James McAllister

The Italian-born chef and founder of London-based vegan cafe and bakery Lele's, who's currently competing on Gordon Ramsay's Future Food Stars, on her career in hospitality.

How I Got Here with Steve Grocutt founder and owner of The Cornish Bakery

How I Got Here: Steve Grocutt

By James McAllister

The founder and owner of The Cornish Bakery, which has over 50 sites nationwide, on building his business, and his advice to those looking to climb the rungs in hospitality.

How I Got Here with Katie Cross founder of Exeter-based vegan bakery Cake or Death

How I Got Here: Katie Cross

By James McAllister

The founder of Exeter-based, vegan bakery Cake or Death on building her business, struggles with commercial property, and the need for a more inclusive environment in kitchens.

The Lexicon signs three new operators

The Lexicon signs three new operators

By Joe Lutrario

Berkshire’s The Lexicon shopping destination has signed three new F&B operators: Korean-Japanese takeaway Kokoro, Gail’s Bakery and bubble tea brand Yi Fang.

How I Got Here with Hoxton Bakehouse founding director Darren Bland

How I Got Here: Darren Bland

By James McAllister

The founding director of Hoxton Bakehouse, which operates five locations across the UK with at least two more in the pipeline, reflects on his career to date.