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White chocolate and passion fruit cake crowned UK's best-loved recipe

A white chocolate and strawberry celebration cake recipe has been voted the best-loved cake by readers of Sainsbury’s Magazine.

Greggs denies it has stopped selling scones

It was widely reported high street bakery chain Greggs had scrapped scones from its 1,700 stores, and there was a furious reaction from consumers. But the claims have been denied.

Spending on everyday essentials is flat, found Deloitte
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What Brexit blues? Consumer confidence rises to five-year high

While Brexit has shaken the confidence of many business leaders, low inflation has helped consumers shrug off such concerns, according to a new survey.

Tesco partners with Hubbub to deploy new crowdfunding platform

Major retailer Tesco has chosen Hubbub to help it with the launch of a new crowdfunding platform – Tesco BackIt, which aims to give smaller food businesses the chance to showcase food and drink products to customers online to help them grow.

Sodexo announces plans to source only cage-free eggs

International foodservice firm Sodexo has announced that it will source only cage-free eggs globally by 2025.

Consumer spending slowed in July

The latest Barclaycard consumer confidence research has shown caution among consumers, as spending rose 2.6% in July, with growth levels down on those seen in May and June. 

Barclaycard reveals post-Brexit consumer data

The decision to leave the EU has not taken an effect on shoppers after Barclaycard data has shown that spending and retail sales increased during the second quarter.

2 Sisters affected by avian influenza

Birmingham-based 2 Sisters Food Group, which runs Holland’s Pies and Fox’s Biscuits, said avian influenza impacted its financial results for the year ending 1 August 2015.

Key consumer trends were revealed at Taste Tomorrow London
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Global study identifies key bakery trends

A global study for Belgian ingredients manufacturer Puratos has unveiled key trends in the baking, patisserie and chocolate markets.

Survival of the high street ‘turns corner’

The future of the British high street is looking up, as a report reveals that store survival rate is up to 42% in 2014.

Greggs and Pret win top spot over Starbucks

Greggs and Pret A Manger have beaten Starbucks to top the list of the UK’s most desired coffee shop and snack hotspots.

GM crop benefits detailed in new study

A major cereals levy board has outlined the benefits of GM crops for both consumers and farmers.

Thorntons stays upbeat despite fall in sales

Thorntons has seen total sales plummet 10.3% in its commercial division to £41.9m.

The Morning Foods new gluten free range
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Gluten-free oat range launched

Oat miller and manufacturer Morning Foods has launched a new gluten-free oat range, in a bid to break into the free-from sector.

UK consumer confidence declines

GfK has revealed a decline in consumer confidence this month.

Profits up at Finsbury Food as it plans to grow

Finsbury Food Group, the licensed cake supplier to supermarkets, said its adjusted profit before tax increased by 18% to £6.5m in the past year.

Jubilee boost for June’s grocery sales

Grocery retailers have reported their highest balance of year-on-year (YOY) sales this month since February 2010, according to the latest statistics.

Warburtons’ closures hits company profits

Warburtons has seen a 37% decline in profits to £16.3m in 2011, which the firm has attributed to the restructuring of its bakery operations.

Fat tax plea “irresponsible”

A call by medics to introduce a 20% fat tax on unhealthy food has been met with criticism from the food industry and lambasted as “irresponsible”.

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