Cooplands of Doncaster has been inspired to raise money for The Children's Hospital in Sheffield by five-year-old Grace Sellers, granddaughter of Cooplands' sales administrator Helen Hulme. Grace is being treated for kidney cancer at the hospital. Cooplands has already raised over £3,000 and the money will be invested in specialist medical equipment.
== First for M&S ==
Marks & Spencer has launched its first-ever range of cupcakes. The M&S bakery team undertook "extensive tasting" in New York in order to 'de-code' the cupcakes and reformulate for the UK market. M&S will also introduce two cupcakes with fresh cream frosting in May. The cupcakes are manufactured and supplied by Blueberry Foods, a Samworth Brothers company.
== Colleague support ==
A survey by independent campaign Keep Britain Working, has revealed that 94% of workers in retail or sales roles would accept changes to their working conditions to help colleagues keep their jobs. It also showed 24% would accept a cut in pay and 44% would accept a reduction in hours.
== Queen's Award ==
William Jackson's Bakery, in Kingston Upon Hull is among the 194 winners of The Queen's Award for Enterprise 2009, triumphing in the English sandwich breads category, for success in International Trade.
== Raisins in view ==
California Raisins has won a battle with the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Ofcom over whether raisins are suitable to advertise to children. Raisins now pass the nutrient profile set out by the FSA, and are approved under the guidelines for advertising to children on TV.