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Ben & Jerry’s unveils festive ice cream sandwich

Ben & Jerry’s has launched a new ice cream sandwich and layered ice cream cake as part of its Christmas line-up.

Savoury bakery occasions up 3% out of home

Out-of-home occasions featuring a savoury bakery item are up 3% compared to Q3 in 2017, new research from analyst MCA has revealed.

Wraps and flatbreads oust sandwiches at lunch

Brits prefer wraps, flatbreads and even pizza over sandwiches for lunch, new research from Spitalfields Market has revealed.

Tesco expands vegan range with pizza, pies and cake

Tesco has more than doubled its Wicked Kitchen vegan range, adding baked items such as pies, pizzas and a brownie, to meet increasing demand for plant-based foods.

Ginsters revamps sandwich packaging and adds NPD

Ginsters of Cornwall has overhauled its sandwich range with revamped packaging and new products.

Greggs revamps sandwich range and adds vegan wrap

Greggs has unveiled six additions to its sandwich range, including its first-ever vegan sandwich.

Sandwiches: Seasons eatings: a new opportunity for sarnies

Festive sandwiches are big business, but what other seasonal opportunities are there for sandwich players? 

Veganuary gains pace with savoury bakery NPD

Veganuary is drawing to a close but that doesn’t mean the flurry of meat- and dairy-free NPD to hit the market has slowed. 

Feature synopsis: Sandwiches 2018

Suppliers and retailers have embraced the opportunity around Christmas-themed sandwiches, but are there other seasonal opportunities and events that businesses are failing to tap, and how could this be done?

Subway unveils expansion plans for south coast

Subway has unveiled plans to expand the number of its stores on the south coast by more than 20 over the next 18 months.

Waitrose adds six new lines to on-the-go Christmas range

Waitrose has extended its Christmas Good To Go range with new sandwiches, wraps and flatbreads.

Two in five Brits now buy lunch at least once a week

The number of Brits buying lunch at least once a week has risen to 40%, up from 35% in 2016.

Morrisons adds exotic wraps and sandwiches to meal deal

Morrisons has extended its £3 lunchtime deal with wraps and sandwiches inspired by cuisine from around the world.

Cocovite manufacturer reassures customers following fipronil egg alert

Cocovite producer Lodewijckx has said customers can be confident its egg products comply with EU fipronil standards.

Child obesity: Focus widens from sugar to total calories

Sandwiches, pizza and savoury snacks are set to be in the firing line as the government widens its focus from sugar to total calorie intake to combat childhood obesity.

Sandwiches recalled as UK fipronil egg numbers soar

Supermarkets have been accused of having double standards on egg sourcing following the recall of products sold in UK stores over fears of fipronil contamination.

Food-to-go culture gives convenience retailers £36m boost

Offering a greater variety of food-to-go options has boosted revenues for convenience retailers by £36m, according to market research company IRI.

Sandwiches top lunch choice for Brits

New research by Kettle Chips has highlighted that Brits are creatures of habit when it comes to lunchtime choices, eating the same thing three times a week.

Deli Food sandwiches recalled over wrong use-by date

Deli Food (Scot) has recalled six varieties of sandwiches as they are labelled with the wrong use-by date.

All the 2017 Sammies sandwich awards winners

Here is the full list of winners of The British Sandwich Association’s annual Sammies Awards.

Signature Flatbreads extends healthy offering

Dunstable-based Signature Flatbreads has launched a new Deli Kitchen range, which it claims creates “new lunchtime sales opportunities” for retailers.

Urban launches limited-edition sandwich

Urban, the Adelie Foods-owned sandwich brand, is to launch a limited-edition Summer Special Coronation Chicken Sandwich

Sixty-three per cent choose sandwiches

According to research commissioned by global packaging specialist Huhtamaki, 63% of adults who have bought food-to-go in the last month have chosen a sandwich.

Brits consume more than 18,000 sandwiches in a lifetime

British consumers will typically eat 18,304 sandwiches in their lifetime, according to a new study.

Adelie Foods includes simit bread in new range

Middle Eastern-style simit bread will feature in the Daily Bread sandwich range being relaunched by food-to-go giant Adelie Foods next week.

Muffin Break introduces first limited-edition ‘Guest’ toastie range

Muffin Break has introduced the first of a new range of limited-edition toasties into its offer, which will run from 2 February – 3 May 2017.

New use-by date guidance set to reduce sandwich waste

Tonnes of sandwiches and other chilled food that would have gone to waste may now be made available for charity use under new ‘use-by’ date guidance.

Sandwiches taken off menu at hospitals in payment dispute

Sandwiches are no longer on the menu at Shrewsbury and Telford hospitals after bosses attempted to delay payments to its sandwich supplier.

Sandwich-makers set out vision for post-Brexit foodservice staffing

Trade groups including the British Sandwich Association have set out plans for foodservice staffing in post-Brexit Britain.

Sandwiches set to oust the Sunday roast?

The lunchtime roast is toast according to Premier Foods - with sandwiches now almost twice as popular for Sunday lunch.

Welsh sandwich supplier wins £5m contract

Swansea-based Panini Ltd is to supply every state-run hospital and school in Wales in a new contract worth £5m.

Greencore sales up 10.6% in strong food-to-go market

Sandwich and convenience food giant Greencore has reported a surge in revenue as demand for food to go remains strong.

Greencore to acquire US firm Peacock Foods in £600m deal

Convenience food business Greencore – which describes itself as the largest sandwich manufacturer in the world – is set to ramp up its US profile with the acquisition of Peacock Foods.

James Martin to open Manchester food-to-go bakery

TV chef James Martin is set to bring food-to-go bakery concept James Martin Kitchen to Manchester’s Piccadilly Station.

Sandwich chain opens fifth UK site

American sandwich chain Quiznos has opened its fifth UK site in Maidstone, with local firm Speciality Breads’ white and brown loaves taking centre stage on the menu.

Ginsters launches festive editions

Pastry brand Ginsters is to launch its festive range on 26 October. It will include two limited-edition sandwiches and a limited-edition pasty.

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Him! reveals continuing rise for food-to-go

The total food-to-go market is set to rise by an average rate of 4.4% over the next three years, according to MCA.

West Cornwall Pasty Co extends fast-track high street store

West Cornwall Pasty Company has opened up its fourth and fifth new concept high street store, West Cornwall Food Co, in Cirencester, Gloucestershire and Winchester, Hampshire.

River Cottage Deli earns permanent premises at ExCeL

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage Deli has opened a permanent site at London’s ExCeL, following a successful pop-up earlier this year.

All M&S sandwiches to contain vitamin D

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

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.

Chicken sandwich venture to open first permanent site

Fried chicken sandwich street-food outlet Butchies is to launch its first permanent site in London’s Camden Market later this month.

Samworth to extend food-to-go presence

Leicestershire-based chilled and ambient foods supplier Samworth Brothers has plans to expand into the food-to-go sector with the launch of its new Deli Bite brand.

Urban Eat extends sandwiches and wraps

Food to go brand Urban Eat has developed a range of sandwiches and wraps aimed at vegetarians and vegans.

Pre-packed sandwiches identified as key to listeria in hospitals

A report commissioned by the Food Standards Agency has said pre-packed sandwiches have been responsible for the majority of listeria outbreaks in hospitals since 2003.

Sandwiches losing out to street food, says new research

There has been a dip in the popularity of sandwiches, while sales of hot food and drinks are up, according to new research from labelling and eco packaging company Planglow.

Aubaine Deli set to launch in Covent Garden

French brasserie, patisserie and boulangerie Aubaine will launch its first Aubaine Deli in Covent Garden at the end of July.

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. 

Sandwiches most popular cold food-to-go

The new Food-To-Go Market Factsheets from packaging specialist Huhtamaki have revealed that sandwiches, wraps and paninis are the most popular cold choices.

Ben & Jerry’s launches ice cream sandwiches

Already a hit in the US, the ice cream giants are bringing the ‘Wich range to our supermarkets this month.

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