All Patisserie Valerie articles – Page 2

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    Black Sheep Coffee lines up three more before year end


    Black Sheep Coffee is planning to open three more sites before the end of the year, as it expands across the UK.

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    Donut King launches third Debanhams site


    Donut King, the Australian-founded brand from Retail Food Group (RFG), has opened its third UK site with Debenhams. The latest site opened in Debenhams’ Wigan store, and follows previous openings in Basildon’s Eastgate Shopping and Sheffield earlier this year. The partnership is being led Sam Shutt, head of retail food ...

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    Patisserie Valerie unveils its vision of the future


    The bakery chain is overhauling its menu and branding, promising ‘no more frozen pies in microwaves’. But can its new owners secure its place on the high street?

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    KPMG updates on Patisserie Holdings administration


    Patisserie Holdings administrator KPMG does not expect to realise any value from the company’s subsidiaries, and has yet realise any money from freehold property or claims against third parties.

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    Wrapchic bought out of administration


    Indian-Mexican fusion burrito brand Wraphic has been bought out of administration after being impacted by “issues with franchisees”.

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    Black Sheep Coffee lines up third Manchester site


    Black Sheep Coffee is to open its third site in Manchester after acquiring the former Patisserie Valerie unit at 2-4 St Ann Street, MCA understands.

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    Dominic Walsh: A tale of three leaders


    In the latest of his monthly columns, Dominic Walsh takes a look at the conduct, successes and failures of several high-profile figures in the sector, and shares a story of an unfortunate seating arrangement at the tennis.

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    Patisserie Valerie confirms further 14 closures


    Patisserie Valerie owner Causeway Capital has confirmed the closure of a further 14 cafes.

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    Patisserie Valerie seeks aspirational revamp


    Patisserie Valerie is seeking to reposition itself as a more contemporary, aspirational brand with a new store design and blue colour scheme set to be piloted in three London stores, and a proposed new opening in Hammersmith.

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    Pat Val unveils slimmed down summer menu


    Patisserie Valerie has unveiled its new slimmed down menu for the summer, which it said refocusses on quality ingredients, creative designs and ethical sourcing.

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    Causeway Capital: Pat Val ‘back on track’


    Patisserie Valerie owner Causeway Capital has revealed further details of the turnaround plan for the chain, which includes a major rationalisation of its menus and product offering.

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    Analysis & Insight

    No disgrace in getting things wrong


    With several well-known names joining the ranks of closures in the past month, MCA contributing editor Peter Martin discuss the impact of choice on the market and why sometimes it’s important to just give something a go.

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    Ground Espresso Bars to open up to 50 sites with Next


    Ground Espresso Bars has agreed a deal with Next, which will see it open eight units within its retail stores, including coffee shops in England and Scotland for the first time.

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    Patisserie Valerie to refocus business on core strengths


    Patisserie Valerie is to refocus its business on being “less of a restaurant and more of a patisserie”, managing director Paolo Peretti has told MCA.

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    Patisserie Valerie to trial new menu


    Patisserie Valerie is to begin trialling a new menu in selection shops, MCA has learnt.

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    Johnson joins Pat Val creditors committee


    Luke Johnson has taken the “unusual step” of joining a committee of creditors to Patisserie Valerie - the failed café chain he formerly chaired, according to the Times.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Bringing it all together...


    In challenging times, operators are turning to partnerships with retailers to reach new consumers and reduce opening costs – and industry leaders see this as a trend set to continue. Finn Scott-Delany examines some of the latest developments in this area, and asks branding and property experts of the benefits and drawbacks of entering into such arrangements. Also includes comment from MCA contributing editor, Peter Martin

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    Caffe Concerto to take on Pat Val Debenhams sites


    Caffe Concerto is to take on 10 of the Patisserie Valerie sites across the Debenhams estate, which closed after the brand’s parent company went into administration, MCA understands.

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    Peretti looks to bring stability to Pat Val


    Paolo Peretti, the newly appointed managing director of Patisserie Valerie, has told MCA that the now 96-strong estate will receive investment but that the priority for the moment is to “bring some stability back into the business”.

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    Peretti appointed to run Patisserie Valerie


    Causeway Capital has dismissed suggestions that it is only planning a brief period of ownership of Patisserie Valerie.