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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.

Sales of Scots baked goods booming in Co-op stores

Bakery products are driving a surge in sales of home-grown food and drink in Scottish Co-op stores.

Pukka Pies’ ‘Everything’s Pukka’ campaign drives over £3m in sales

Pukka Pies says its ‘Everything’s Pukka’ marketing campaign has generated £3.1m in incremental pie sales across retailers.

Competitive wrapped bread market takes £25m toll on Warburtons

Warburtons’ turnover fell more than £25m last year as the “increasingly competitive” wrapped bread market impacted the business.

Bread dominates list of UK’s most-shopped brands

Bread brands have again taken three of the top spots in a list of Britain’s most chosen brands.

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Despite pressure from Brexit, Britain’s bakers are feeling more positive about the future of the industry than they were 12 months ago.

Aldi becomes Britain’s fifth-largest supermarket after 12.4% sales growth

Aldi has overtaken The Co-operative to become Britain’s fifth-largest supermarket chain.

Late sales boom brings strongest Christmas for grocers in four years

Supermarkets have had their best Christmas trading in four years thanks to a late surge in sales.

Christmas cake and pud sales 12% behind last year

Supermarket sales of Christmas cakes and puddings – and many other festive favourites – are currently trailing last year’s.

Brits spending more on free-from products than sparkling wine

Free-from food and drink has been one of the fastest-growing categories in UK supermarkets this year, according to research by analysts Nielsen.

Strong performance from premium own label ranges

Premium own-label ranges have been star performers in Britain’s supermarkets in the past quarter, according to data from analysts Kantar Worldpanel.

Can innovation stem 20% slump in sandwich thins sales?

Warburtons has said it is hoping to reinvigorate the sandwich thins market following a sharp drop in overall category sales.

Tunnock’s sales up 3.5% as business increases investment in machinery

Scottish manufacturer Tunnock’s has announced its sales have risen by 3.5% in its results for the year ended 29 February 2016.

Discounter sales growth slows as Tesco gains market share

Combined sales growth at Lidl and Aldi is at its lowest level in five years – while Tesco is continuing to increase its share of the grocery market.

Tesco records strongest growth in three years - Nielsen

Tesco has outperformed its three major supermarket rivals in the past quarter – and recorded its strongest sales growth in more than three years.

Tesco continues growth curve amid competitive environment

Supermarket giant Tesco 'is regaining competitiveness' in its core UK business as it records a seventh consecutive quarter of growth.

Menu development helps boost Greggs’ sales

High street bakery retailer Greggs has said its Balanced Choice and breakfast products have been popular over the summer months, as it released its third-quarter trading statement to 1 October.

Biscuiteers aims for growth via crowdfunding

Handmade biscuits company Biscuiteers is launching a crowdfunding campaign with Crowdcube in a bid to achieve accelerated growth.

Edme extols benefits of sprouted grains

Ingredients supplier and manufacturer Edme is ramping up sales of its new Wholesoft concept in a bid to counteract declining sales of bread and bakery products and appeal to millennial consumers.

UK e-commerce grocery market grows by 6.9%

According a report published by Kantar Worldpanel, sales of groceries in the UK through e-commerce platforms has increased by 6.9% in the 12 months to June 2016.

Sainsbury’s sees slight second-quarter drop

Sainsbury’s has seen total retail sales (excluding fuel) fall 0.4% in its second quarter results to 24 September 2016.

Co-op profits down by over 50%

Profits at the Co-op Group more than halved to £17m in the first six months of the year, hit by the group's three-year plan to rebuild the business.

Aldi reports record sales but profits hit by price war

Discount supermarket Aldi has reported record sales in the UK and Ireland for 2015 and said it will invest £300m in revamping its stores, but profits have been hit by the supermarket price war.

Great British Biscotti Co moves to new premises as demand surges

New Forest-based artisan bakery Great British Biscotti Co is moving to a new site in Christchurch, Dorset, and will be open for business next week.

Supermarket sales up, despite deflation

Kantar Worldpanel has revealed that, despite continued deflation of 1.1%, supermarket sales rose by 0.3% in the 12 weeks ending 11 September.

Multi-channel strategy reaps significant rewards for Finsbury

Cake, bread and morning goods manufacturer Finsbury Food Group has enjoyed a near 25% rise in group revenue for the financial year ended 2 July 2016, according to preliminary results from the company.

Ocado sales climb despite price wars

Group sales at Ocado climbed 15.4% to £314 million in the third quarter, despite the chief executive indicating that price wars were expected to continue in the future.

The Co-op's Truly Irresistible range will be renamed Irresistible
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Co-op overhauls own-label range

A range of bakery products are set to be repackaged as The Co-op shakes up its 3,500-line own-label offer.

Gail’s expands in Herts and London

Gail’s Artisan Bakery, the Luke Johnson-backed group, is to open sites in St Albans, Hertfordshire and One Tower Bridge, London.

West Cornwall Pasty Co continues profitable turnaround

West Cornwall Pasty Company has released its latest financial statement, with sales figures of £13m and underlying like-for-like sales increasing by 7.6% for the year ending 25 March 2016.

Pantheon appoints new sales director

Lancashire-based business Pantheon Catering Equipment has appointed Stuart Hayes as its new sales director.

Amazon could ‘dash’ the hopes of UK supermarket sales

The launch of Amazon Dash service could take away 20% of UK supermarket online sales by 2020, according to e-commerce delivery expert ParcelHero.

Tesco sells Euphorium Bakery

Tesco has agreed to sell its Euphorium Bakery business for an undisclosed sum.

Bread Factory and Gail’s bakery sales climb

The Bread Factory and Gail’s artisan bakery annual revenues are up by 41.5%, suggesting that UK consumers’ hunger for artisan bread shows no signs of dying out.

Summer sun warms grocery trade

Recent warmer weather has spurred the grocery trade with the market growing at 0.3% for the 12 weeks to 14 August 2016, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel.

Asda suffers largest quarterly sales decline in history

Supermarket giant Asda has been hit with the biggest sales decline in its history, as like-for-like sales decreased by 7.5%.

Genesis Crafty bullish on exceeding £16m in sales

Northern Irish family bakery Genesis Crafty has said it is confident its 2016 turnover will exceed that of last year following a rise in sales to almost £16m in the year ending October 2015.

Lincat introduces Select Partner programme

Commercial catering equipment manufacturer Lincat has introduced a new partnership scheme for dealers - the Select Partner programme, which was launched at the company’s purpose-built manufacturing facilities in Lincoln.

Greggs reports 6% sales boost for H1

Leading bakery food-on-the-go retailer Greggs has seen total sales rise 6% to £422m for the 26 weeks ended 2 July 2016.

Haydens Bakery turns in positive sales despite narrower range

Renshaw Food Group has revealed a positive performance for its premium bakery division in its financial results to 31 March 2016, announced today.

Taura celebrates 20th anniversary with on-track sales targets

Global ingredients company, Taura Natural Ingredients will celebrate its 20th anniversary with the news that its European sales are on target to increase by 20% this year.

Grocery trade escapes immediate Brexit fallout

Brexit has had little impact on grocery share figures, according to the latest data from research firm Kantar Worldpanel.

Genius scoops Fast Track 100 award

Bakery brand Genius Gluten Free has scooped the Ones to Watch award at the 19th annual Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 awards.

Cadbury cake drives Premier’s sweet treats

Premier Foods, the manufacturer of Mr Kipling and Cadbury cakes, has delivered sales growth of 1.9% for the 13 weeks ended 2 July 2016.

Northern Irish bakery on course to increase sales overseas

Portadown-based wholesale business Kitchen Bakes is on target to increase cross-border sales by 50% as it celebrates 30 years in business.

Finsbury Food Group reports near 25% sales jump

Leading UK speciality bakery manufacturer Finsbury Food Group has reported a rise in sales revenue of 24.8% to £319.7m for the full financial year ended 2 July.

Holland’s Pies launches rugby promotion

Pie manufacturer Holland’s Pies has teamed up with AB World Foods to launch a new on-pack promotion to celebrate the success of its Guinness range.

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