Premier Foods’ branded cakes sales fell in the last quarter of 2016 as mince pies volumes shifted from Mr Kipling to own-label products.

The UK grocery market is expected to grow 1.2% over the Christmas period, with shoppers spending £20.6bn, according to forecast figures from IGD.

Asda innovation development chef Mark Richmond has created a way to remove the ‘air gap’ from his mince pies.

Convenience store retailer The Southern Co-operative saw a like-for-like (LFL) sales increase of 4.7% across the three weeks to 3 January.

This is the picture which proves that Easter has come early.

Here is the Aldi Christmas advert which trumpets the success of its Specially Selected Mince Pies at the British Baker Christmas Stars awards.

Tesco sends out Mince Pie Van

09 December, 2015

A publicity stunt delivering free mince pies to people’s homes in the run-up to Christmas has been launched by Tesco.

Mince pies hold a special place in the hearts of the British public, comforting, portable and one of the few British Christmas bakes only a few “don’t really like”. British Baker takes a look at 10 great places to buy these little pieces of festive heaven:

Harrods, the luxury department store, is selling this year’s best own-brand mince pies according to a taste-test by consumer journal Which?.

Convenience store chain Budgens has launched its first own-brand range of Christmas goods.

All the major four traditional Christmas desserts enjoyed significant growth in both volume and value sales over the 2014/2015 festive period. 

Birds of Derby bakery has opened its 56th shop, with a new-look design created by a local shop fitter.

Fortnum & Mason has experienced a “highly successful” Christmas period with sales up 16%.

Gluten-free bakery brand Genius Foods has launched a new foodservice line, including a range of sweet and savoury baked goods.

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