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Late Easter boosts hot cross buns, but grocery is hit

More than 40% of UK households bought hot cross buns in the first quarter of the year, latest grocery figures from analysts Kantar have revealed.

Greggs' vegan-friendly sausage roll, launched last week
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Greggs raises expected profit after strong Q4

Strong sales of mince pies and its Festive Bake have helped boost profit expectations at food-to-go business Greggs.

Brook Food appoints new field sales manager

Brook Food has expanded its sales division with the appointment of Simon Lawton Hayes as field sales manager.

Season’s eatings: Mince pie sales up 5.1% year on year

Supermarket shoppers have spent £2.3m more on mince pies than at this time last year.

Biscuits and tea help boost Fortnum & Mason sales

British biscuits and loose leaf tea have helped drive the sixth successive year of double-digit sales growth at Fortnum & Mason.

Portuguese custard tart sales rise 450% in two years

UK shoppers have bought nearly five times the number of Portuguese custard tarts from supermarkets this year than in 2016, according to Lantmännen Unibake UK.

Severe winter weather hits Greggs’ sales

Weak footfall caused by severe winter weather contributed to a like-for-like fall in Greggs’ sales during the first 18 weeks of the year.

Early Easter drives 30% hike in hot cross bun sales

Supermarket sales of hot cross bun were up by almost a third year on year in March, driven by this year’s early Easter.

Black Friday: bakers grab a slice of the action

Bakers are grabbing a slice of the action this Black Friday, with discounts on bakery courses, brownies, cookbooks and celebration cakes. 

Brits have already spent £5m on mince pies and Christmas puds

Christmas came early for some bakery businesses, with supermarkets already selling more than £5m worth of Christmas puds and mince pies in recent weeks.

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