(UK) Patisserie Valerie finance director arrested - poss large scale fraud


(John Hartley) #1

Trading in its shares suspended.


#2

The first Patisserie Valerie store was opened in the Soho district of London in 1926 by a Belgian woman, Madame Valerie. It is now part of a chain with 206 stores and employs more than 2,000 people.

Patisserie shops on stock market, wow! How are the pastries?


(Robin Joy) #3

They were great. Then they ran out of dough.


(John Hartley) #4

You can’t have your cake and eat it.

Or, as the baker who had been caught in adultery said - you can’t have your Kate and Edith.


(John Hartley) #5

Looks like they may be OK for now, due to a cash injection from the major shareholder. Which is good as their nearest outlet for me is at my normal Sainsburys - it’s still a trial but they take space at the supermarket’s bakery section.


(John Hartley) #6

“Has someone been creaming off the profits?”

(Blagged from a letter in today’s Guardian)