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Supermarket sales up, despite deflation

Kantar Worldpanel has revealed that, despite continued deflation of 1.1%, supermarket sales rose by 0.3% in the 12 weeks ending 11 September.

Macmillan launches 25,000 biscuit sculpture

Charity Macmillan Cancer Support is showcasing artwork featuring an entire British skyline made out of 25,000 biscuits in London.

Roberts' Bakery's Mike Roberts with Erewash MP Maggie Throup
Roberts Bakery's Mike Roberts with Erewash MP Maggie Throup
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Roberts Bakery invests a further £1m in Ilkeston site

Roberts Bakery has embarked on a second major investment programme within a year at the firm’s Ilkeston site.

Summer sun warms grocery trade

Recent warmer weather has spurred the grocery trade with the market growing at 0.3% for the 12 weeks to 14 August 2016, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel.

Tesco ‘wasted’ 119m meals last year

The supermarket chain threw away the equivalent of 119m meals last year, with bread and sandwiches among the most commonly discarded items. 

Patisserie Holdings ebitda up 21.3%

Patisserie Holdings, owner of high street bakery Patisserie Valerie, saw ebitda increase 21.3% to £10.6m, and revenue grow 14% to £50m, up from £43.7m in the first half of the last financial year.

New direction for West Cornwall Pasty Company

Following yesterday’s end-of-year results, West Cornwall Pasty Company (WCPC) has announced a new set of developments that include a gluten-free pasty and a new brand.

10 reasons to enter the Baking Industry Awards

It’s the biggest night in bakery – the event when the whole of the industry comes together.

Online grocery boom worth £8.6bn last year

One in four consumers now shops for groceries online, according to a new survey by Mintel.

Just Desserts expands bakery

West Yorkshire-based bakery and patissier Just Desserts is to increase the footprint of the business by 50%, following a 30% sales growth in the last year. 

60% of consumers pick desserts over starters

New research by foodservice supplier Coup de Pates, which launched its rebrand of Delice de France last year, has found that 60% would take the sweet course over a savoury starter.

Mark Muncey’s blog: Taking Cornwall to Shanghai

In the last of three instalments from Proper Cornish’s marketing director, he travels to Shanghai on a bakery mission – to meet distributors, buyers and agencies.

Haj Atwal, manager of Subway's 5,000th European store
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Subway opens 5,000th European store

Subway has opened its 5,000th European outlet with a new site in Livingston, Scotland.

High street closures at five-year low

New research from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the Local Data Company (LDC), shows coffee shops led the rise in new store openings last year.

Morrisons details strategy for growth

Morrisons has listed six key priorities, as part of its ongoing strategy to improve profitability.

Food sales return to growth despite supermarket price war

The grocery sector reported a 0.5% rise in sales in the four weeks to 28 February, after months of little or no growth, according to Kantar Worldpanel.

Price of gluten-free bread and croissants rises

Mysupermarket.com has analysed the prices of various baked goods over the last year, with many items found to be cheaper, but a few significantly more expensive.

Innovate to thrive, say webinar speakers

The bakery retail market is “exciting and vibrant”, according to the speakers at the Insights from the Bakery Market Report 2016 live event.

5 things you can learn about Greggs

Greggs' record annual profits off the back of a bold food-to-go strategy gives any bakery pause for thought. British Baker takes a look at the key factors which give the high-street baker its competative edge.

Tesco buys Harris +Hoole coffee shops outright

Tesco now has full ownership of its in-store coffee shop business Harris + Hoole.

Real Good Food’s share price falls 20%

Food ingredients and bakery supplier Real Good Food (RGF) saw share prices drop 20% after it warned that profits for the year would not hit market expectations.

Coup de Pates launches two ready-to-use sponge sheets

Coup de Pates, which launched its rebrand of Delice de France last year, has created two new sponge sheets. 

Tesco reprimanded over treatment of suppliers

Supermarket giant Tesco will be censured by the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA), following a year-long investigation into its payment terms.

Adelie’s Freshpak acquisition in doubt

Food-to-go giant Adelie Foods agreed in principal to buy sandwich filling supplier Freshpak Chilled Foods last year, but the deal is reported to have been thrown into doubt. 

Discounters benefit at Christmas amid 0.2% drop in grocery sales

Continuing price deflation meant there was no Christmas uplift for the British grocery market as sales fell 0.2% on last year. But Waitrose, The Co-operative and Sainsbury’s successfully grew ahead of the market. 

Who ya gonna call? – Finsbury granted licence for Ghostbusters

Finsbury Food Group has become a UK licensee for this year’s Ghostbusters film.

RGF returns to profit

Real Good Food (RGF) has reported a profit before tax of £9.3m for its first half – compared with a loss of £4.7m for the same period last year.

Finsbury: analysing the results

Finsbury Food Group unveiled revenue and profit growth yesterday – but what were the drivers for the increases? Here British Baker analyses the performance of the bakery group in greater detail.

Profits and sales rise at ‘transformational’ Finsbury Food Group

Finsbury Food Group saw profit before tax soar by 76% to £11.4m last year, it revealed this morning.

Welsh bakery investigates van speeding incident

Wrexham’s Village Bakery has launched an internal investigation, after a video was released online filming one of its vans allegedly speeding.

Tromp predicts bright future as turnover leaps 10%

The Tromp Group has seen a jump in turnover of around 10% in the year since it joined the Markel Food Group in August last year.

Royals open Welsh Baking Academy

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall officially opened a new £4m Baking Academy and Innovation Centre built by the Village Bakery at Wrexham Industrial Estate yesterday.

Waitrose sees sandwich sales soar with weather

Waitrose has seen sandwich sales rocket up 11% compared to this time last year.

Bakery Business Survey 2015 launched

British Baker launched it’s first-ever Bakery Business Survey to gauge opinions from the industry last year.

Tesco cut trading profit

Tesco have cut its trading profit from £2.8bn to £2.4bn, following what it is calling ‘challenging trading conditions.’

Sales up, profits down at Grupo Bimbo

Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest bread baker, saw its second-quarter sales soar by 43.4% from the same period last year.

Carr’s unveils plans for new £17m mill

Carr’s Flour has announced plans to build a new £17m flour mill at the port of Kirkcaldy – after the success of moving a wheat distribution area to the location.

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