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Foodservice growth rate to slow by end of year

The UK foodservice market is continuing to grow, according to foodservice consultancy Horizon, although the rate of growth is expected to slow.

MPs underline commitment to apprenticeships

MPs George Eustice and Nadhim Zahawi spoke at the Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF’s) stand at the Big Bang UK Scientist and Engineers Fair in Birmingham last week.

Organic bakery sector recovering

Sales of organic bakery and cakes have improved significantly since the Soil Association’s (SA) 2015 Market Report. 

Jestic to expand into bakery

Jestic Foodservice Equipment has announced its expansion into the bakery sector. 

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.

Bakery Business Survey launched

British Baker is calling on the industry to give us its views about the retail landscape.

Genius buys frozen pie producer

Genius Food, the gluten-free bakery, has bought frozen pie-producer Chapel Foods in a £3.5m deal.

Primrose Bakery releases fifth cookbook

Cupcake specialist Primrose Bakery has released its fifth cookery book, Primrose Bakery Everyday.

Food and drink industry to create thousands of jobs

Firms in England and Wales’ food and drink sector will create 73,000 jobs in the next five years, according to a new study by Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.

Convenience store body warns of Living Wage impact

The government’s plan to introduce a £7.20 National Living Wage in April 2016 will put tens of thousands of livelihoods at a risk in the independent retail sector, according to research from the Association of Convenience Stores.

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