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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.

Anger at changes to Sainsbury’s meal deal sandwiches

There has been a social media backlash after Sainsbury’s removed Taste the Difference options from its £3 meal deal. The range has been renamed On The Go, and still includes a drink, sandwich and snack.

Lakeland Dairies survey: Butter the number-one dairy spread for consumers

Consumers have chosen butter as their preferred dairy spread, due to its taste and quality over other products, according to an independent survey commissioned by Lakeland Dairies.

Brexit and what it means for bakers

Britain has voted to leave the EU. On the morning of the historic vote, British Baker spoke to industry representatives about what this might mean for bakers.

Morrisons’ lunch for the Queen

Morrisons has released a spoof video of 'the Queen' as it prepares to launch its own value version of the Patron’s Lunch ahead of her official 90th birthday. 

  (Photo: (c) Dmitrij Rodionov (Creative Commons) )

Rye sales reverse downward trend

Sales of rye have moved into growth, according data from market analysts Nielsen, reversing a decline from the previous year.

Craft bread is ‘good value’ says CBA president

David Smart, president of the Craft Bakers Association, has given an impassioned defence of artisan bread on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Premier holds talks with McCormick

Premier Foods has revealed it has had “detailed” and “constructive” discussions with takeover suitor McCormick.

Baked goods sales to tumble 5% by 2020

UK sales of bread and baked goods are set to fall by 5.3% over the next five years, according to a report by market insight company Mintel, with market value dropping from £3.9bn to £3.7bn.

Fiona Kendrick, president of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and chief executive and chairman of Nestlé UK and Ireland
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FDF president pledges to treble apprenticeships

Fiona Kendrick has announced a pledge to treble apprenticeships in the food and drink industry and grow value-added exports a third by 2020.

Bakers Basco fights thieves with glitter

Bakers Basco has begun impregnating its bread baskets and dollies with a traceable ‘glitter’ additive to deter thieves.

IGD predicts online shopping surge

Up to 42% of British shoppers could be converted to online grocery shopping, according to food and grocery research and training charity IGD.

Annual gathering:
BCA visit Renshaw
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Renshaw hosts confectioners’ meeting

Icing specialist Renshaw hosted the British Confectioners’ Association’s (BCA) annual gathering for 50 members at its Liverpool headquarters.

Harvesting sugar cane
  (Photo: Victor Ruiz Caballero/AP )

14% growth in sales of Fairtrade Products

The sales of Fairtrade Products rose by 14% in 2013 to an estimated £1.78bn.

Healthy options boost soft drinks sector

The soft drinks industry grew in value during 2011 by 5.1% to more than £14.5bn, according to the latest statistics.

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