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2 August, 2014

British sugar dispute still impacts RGFC sales

Bakery ingredients supplier The Real Good Food Company (RGFC) reveals sales are still being impacted by ‘anti-competitive’ behaviour by British Sugar, part of Associated British Foods (ABF).

Sales of large/whole cakes, pies and tarts is down 3.1% in value, limited by the rise in home baking, an industry report states.

Sales of sandwiches are growing twice as fast in grocery retail as in the UK market overall, own-label supplier Greencore has claimed.

New Britain Palm Oil (NBPO) has reported strong trading for the first half of 2014, however the company could face a new take over bid, after its biggest shareholder revealed it is disposing of its 48.97% stake in the company.

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Burton’s Biscuit Company has appointed a development team and international business director to support continued growth in domestic and international markets.

Consumers are buying more healthy biscuits and individual slices, amid the media debate on sugar, according to a market report. 

The grain market outlook is booming, but farmers must consider the wider implications, according to a leading market analyst.

Consumers spend more than £100m on online confectionery, according to a report.

Co-owner of FWP Matthews, Graham Matthews, has sold his interest for an undisclosed sum to pursue new challenges.

UK specialist flour mill Doves Farm is adding organic wholemeal emmer and organic white rye flour to its range of heritage flours.

Greggs has seen sales of over £1m a week on its healthier range of sandwiches, helped by good weather, the company claimed.

High street bakery chain Greggs has reported a 3.2% increase in first-half like-for-like sales (LFLs), an improvement on its half-year 2013 LFL decline.

TV favourite Keith Chegwin is to appear at the 2014 Bakers’ & Butchers’ Fair.

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The live judging and awards ceremony for the National Cupcake Championships took place at this weekend's Cake International show at Birmingham NEC, on Saturday 9 November.

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