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Update: Supermarkets unveil bakery NPD for Christmas 2017

Asda and Marks & Spencer reveal festive bakery line-up. Here British Baker presents a round-up of the festive baked treats set to appear on supermarket shelves in the coming months.

Fewer deals but brands not budging on price, says IRI

The IRI’s new Big Question report on the grocery price war revealed it has saved UK shoppers £9.3bn over three years.

Morrisons to pay small suppliers within two weeks

Morrisons is to shorten its payment terms for smaller suppliers to a maximum of 14 days, and will introduce a new supplier portal to make invoicing easier.

Waitrose introduces Italian breads

Last year’s popular addition, colomba, has been reintroduced for Easter, alongside a hot cross bun panettone. 

Consumer spending up according to Barclaycard

The latest consumer spending figures from Barclaycard have shown that, following a lull in December, record expenditure on essential items drove a 4.4% uplift in consumer spending in January. 

Sainsbury’s profits drop 10.1%

Sainsbury’s sales continued to decline as it posted a 10.1% fall in first-half profits to £277m.

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