Exclusive Sheila Eggleston Alldays has signed a deal with Cuisine de France to install L'Art du Pain bake-off units in more than 200 stores. The chain also intends to boost its hot food offer with Cuisine de France's Hotshop hot food to go package. Alldays trading controller of fresh and chilled Mike Absalom said the deal meant huge investment from both companies. "We are going to completely rebrand the network prior to Christmas with new fascias in all stores with the L'Art du Pain name. It will be a massive roll-out programme. We are visiting every one of our 220 sites with bake-off and we are going to look at hot food to go products for them." The companies will jointly decide on the type of unit for each store depending on its size and location. Prior to the deal Alldays was using two suppliers ­ Country Choice and Cuisine de France. The new deal with Cuisine de France includes L'Art du Pain's complete bake-off solution it acquired from Arkady Craigmillar in March. Cuisine de France UK sales director Brian O'Hagan said: "This is our first major win for the L'Art du Pain concept, and we are very keen to develop it further, providing a total one-stop food to go solution." Cuisine de France has a repertoire of bake-off products ranging from premium Gourmet branded bread and organic products to sweet snacks such as Danish pastries and flavoured doughnuts. It is currently launching a new livery for Hotshop, ditching the dual branding with Cuisine de France to make it a standalone brand. The company's Hotshop units have been developed in the UK for the past year. Its range consists of traditional savouries, continental handheld lines such as Panoritos pizza style snacks, and home meal replacements ­ for example chicken fillets, chunks, goujons and spicy wings; and spicy potato wedges, cubes and curly fries. - See page 39 {{NEWS }}