Retail

East of England Co-op invests in delivery

The East of England Co-operative has invested £500,000 in its new free home delivery service.

Krispy Kreme announces Valentine’s range

Krispy Kreme has launched a loved-up doughnut range for Valentine’s Day.

Britain has ‘too many shops’ claims LDC

As shop vacancy rates fall below 14% for the first time in four years, the Local Data Company’s (LDC) director has claimed Britain has too many shops.

Supermarkets face independent discounter threat

Supermarkets face a threat from independent retailers as over 60% of UK adults choose to shop in discount stores, new figures reveal.

Make Your Own sandwich concept eyes UK

Australian sandwich concept Make Your Own (MYO) is looking to re-enter the UK market, according to its CEO.

Bakers in the south face further flood warnings

Further flooding is threatening bakery trade in the south as the Met Office issued an Amber warning.

The Cavan Bakery announces expansion plans

Family-owned business The Cavan Bakery has opened its sixth retail outlet in Teddington, Middlesex.

Workshop Coffee Co announces City expansion

London-based Workshop Coffee Company is opening a third site in Holborn Viaduct, London.

Ziferblat café faces eviction

Russian café concept Ziferblat faces the closure of its London outlet, following a lease dispute.

Artisan bakery set to help ex-inmates

A history of art graduate has founded an artisan bakery, designed to prevent ex-inmates from re-offending.

Warburtons executive opens bakery teaching facility

Brett Warburton, executive director of Warburtons, will officially open Leeds City College’s new bakery teaching facilities.

Dum Dum Doughnuts announces first retail site

British artisan brand Dum Dum Doughnuts is opening its first retail outlet at Box Park, Shoreditch, London this month.

Pukka Pies launches family-focused campaign

Pukka Pies has unveiled its “biggest ever” marketing campaign, targeted at family meal-times.

Jolly Pies aims to expand retail business

Belfast-based company Jolly Pies is looking to expand its retail offering after a successful season at Ulster rugby club.

Kindred Bakery to focus on wholesale

Kindred Bakery will focus on expanding its wholesale business - with a new bakery opening next month.

Genius Foods extends Asda deals

Genius Foods has re-entered the frozen food market with a range of gluten-free pies.

Starbucks CEO focusses on digital offering

Starbucks has reorganised its senior leadership team, as it focuses on its digital future.

Pieminister introduces low-calorie range

Bristol firm Pieminister has launched a range of low-calorie pies.

Border Biscuits adds to Sainsbury’s product listings

Border Biscuits has secured additional product listings in Sainsbury’s Scotland.

Pret and Greggs applauded by customers for satisfaction

Pret A Manger, Greggs and Subway have been listed among the top 50 UK performing organisations in terms of customer satisfaction.

Strike action imminent at 2 Sisters

Over 90% of trade union members have voted in favour of strike action at 2 Sisters Food Group’s Corby plant.

Hovis: City reaction and deal by numbers

The development of a joint venture business could “reinvigorate” the Hovis brand, according to a City analyst.

BREAKING: Sainsbury’s CEO to step down after 10 years

Sainsbury’s has announced that Justin King, CEO, will step down in July after 10 years in the role.

New York Bakery Co launches mini bagel range

Bagel brand the New York Bakery Co has launched a new range of mini bagels.

Brace’s Bakery sees £1.2m pre-tax profit

Welsh bakery Brace’s has reported pre-tax profits of £1.2m for the year ended 30 September 2013.

Clayton Park Bakery launches new Booths pie range

East Lancashire bakery Clayton Park has launched a new range of family meat pies, extending its partnership with Booths.

Kingsmill 50/50 unites with Heinz

Kingsmill 50/50 has announced a partnership with Heinz Beanz to promote eating beans on toast.

Tesco invests £15m in its Eat Happy Project

Tesco has pledged £15m to help educate children about food via its Eat Happy Project.

UK economy grows 0.7% in Q4

The UK economy grew by 0.7% in the final quarter of the year, according to the latest results.

Premier Foods launches new Hovis joint venture

Premier Foods this morning revealed it had separated its bread business into a joint venture with The Gores Group.

Consumers favour healthier eating-out options

Consumers are influenced by the availability of healthier food options when choosing where to eat out, according to the latest figures.

Patisserie Valerie expands sandwich delivery service

Artisan baker and café chain Patisserie Valerie has extended its delivery service to central London.

Baker has food hygiene wake-up call

AW Curtis Bakers and Butchers Ltd has pledged to review its hazard procedures after a screw was found in one of its buns.

Mathiesons Bakery secures £2m Asda contract

Mathiesons Bakery has secured a new £2m supply contract with Asda.

The Co-op cuts bread prices to £1

The Co-operative Food has reduced the price of bread, milk and eggs to £1.

Quiznos eyes UK expansion

US sandwich chain Quiznos is re-entering the UK market with 10 planned stores for 2014.

Peter Cook founds own bakery business

Former Price & Sons baker Peter Cook has established his own bread business in Ledbury, Herefordshire.

Rappers sing about Birds of Derby on Radio One

Trendy Radio One DJ Alice Levine has declared her love of her local baker Birds of Derby – and she got one of her favourite acts to sing live on air about their bread.

Whitbread chairman to step down

Whitbread plc, owner of Costa Coffee, has announced that Anthony Habgood will step down as chairman later this year.

Subway reveals UK and Ireland expansion plans

Subway has announced "ambitious plans" to open 3,000 stores in the UK and Ireland by 2020.

Puratos takes steps to improve traceability

Ingredients supplier Puratos has installed a new 53XL80 thermal transfer coder from Allen Coding Systems to improve traceability.

Warburtons integrates real-time GPS tracking

Warburtons has integrated real-time Nayman Wireless GPS vehicle tracking with its Paragon transport routing and scheduling system into its delivery vehicles.

Heron Corn Mill to re-open Easter Weekend

Heron Corn Mill will re-open to the public on 19 April 2014 following a major refurbishment.

Allied Bakeries hires new category director

Allied Bakeries has appointed Martin Garlick as category director.

Bakkavor avoids pizza plant strike action

Bakkavor has announced that the planned industrial action ballot will not go ahead.

Sainsbury's relaunches basics range

Sainsbury’s is relaunching its basics range with a new campaign.

Former GBBO finalist to launch first book

Former Great British Bake Off (GBBO) finalist Ruby Tandoh will release her first recipe book, Crumb, in September.

Southern Co-op reveals Starbucks expansion plans

The Southern Co-operative is looking to open additional Starbucks stores this year.

Scotmid partners celebrated at Scotch Pie Championships

Five of Scotmid’s local bakery partners have received awards at the 15th World Scotch Pie Championships.

ABF sees 27% decrease in sugar revenue

Associated British Foods plc (ABF) has seen a 27% fall in sugar revenue at constant currency, according to the latest results.

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