2 Sisters-owned The Pizza Factory has confirmed the loss of a major contract just weeks before a supply deal with Tesco ends.

Marks & Spencer has announced store cuts as part of a wide strategic shake-up.

In keeping with the bakery trend for hybrids, Marks and Spencer has launched a croissant loaf that fits in the toaster.

Upmarket cheesecake company Rhokett, which supplies Marks & Spencer, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s, has opened its third factory in Kent after securing £1.5m in bank fundings.

Marks & Spencer has announced its take-out sandwiches will all contain extra vitamin D.

Hidden centres “abound” in this year’s Christmas bakery offer from Marks & Spencer.

With five months to go to December, Marks & Spencer (M&S) has unveiled its Christmas range of bakery selections.

M&S food sales down 0.9%

07 July, 2016

M&S’s food division has recorded a 0.9% fall in like-for-like (LFL) sales for the 13 weeks to 2 July. 

Marks & Spencer has introduced RedBlack Software’s Cybake Instore to over 500 in-store bakeries.

M&S lunch for the Queen

09 June, 2016

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has created a picnic hamper containing pork pies for guests attending The Patron’s Lunch in honour of the Queen’s official 90th birthday.

Profits at Marks & Spencer (M&S) dropped by a fifth, it announced in its full-year results today. But food fared better than its other divisions, despite “difficult trading conditions”.

In its fourth-quarter trading update issued today (7 April), Marks & Spencer (M&S) has reported that food sales were up 4%, in contrast to its “unsatisfactory” clothing and home division.

Marks & Spencer is offering pre-made mixes that you put in a mug and microwave. 

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has launched three new loaves of bread as part of the company’s new healthy initiative.

Marks & Spencer (M&S) reported record food sales during the week before Christmas, up 17% on the same period in 2014.

M&S sees static LFL food sales

04 November, 2015

High street retail chain Marks & Spencer (M&S) has recorded virtually static like-for-like (LFL) food sales figures, with just 0.2% growth in the 26 weeks ending 26 September.

CyBake trialled by M&S

16 October, 2015

Bakery management software CyBake is being trialled by clothing and food retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) across a selection of its in-store bakeries.

Marks & Spencer (M&S) says around three-quarters of its bakery suppliers are now using Vitamin D-enhanced yeast across a range including ciabatta, seeded loaves and buns. 

Workers at sandwich manufacturer Greencore have been pictured filling sandwiches with ingredients using their bare hands.

Scotland’s Stag Bakeries has landed a supply deal with Marks & Spencer (M&S) as part of its new Taste of the British Isles initiative.

Marks & Spencer has launched a new site at Sutton station with SSP, in a bid to extend its breakfast and lunch offering in the food-to-go market.

Marks and Spencer (M&S) food business has reported like-for-like sales are up 1%. 

Total food sales at Marks & Spencer (M&S) were up 4.2%, and like-for-like sales were up 1.7% in the in the 13 weeks to 28 June.

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has seen a 1.5% increase in like-for-like (LFL) food sales during the Christmas period, according to its latest results.

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