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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.

Lactose-free requests on the up

According to research conducted by Almondy, 72% of people would like to see more lactose-free options on menus when eating out.

Greencore reports H1 sales growth

Greencore Group, the international convenience food producer, has reported an 8.5% growth in operating profit to £43.5m during its H1 period.

Premier Foods reports £86.1m profits

Premier Foods, the manufacturer of Mr Kipling and Cadbury cakes, has reported a 3.5% rise in pre-tax profits to £86.1m for the year to the start of April.

Major shareholder accuses Premier Foods of ‘arrogance’

A major shareholder has accused Premier Foods of “arrogance” in its handling of US suitor McCormick.

Allied Bakeries avoids strike disruption

A hot cross bun shortage has been avoided following successful talks between Allied Bakeries and union officials.

Rainbow bagels hit the UK

Everyone left green-eyed by the new rainbow bagel obsession in America has had their prayers answered, after Beigel Shop decided to create their own.

Burton’s Biscuits aims to buy Fox’s

Burton’s Biscuits, the St Albans-based manufacturer, is reported to be in the early stages of talks to buy Fox’s Biscuits from Boparan Holdings.

Pukka Pies sales up but profits down

Independent pie manufacturer, Pukka Pies, has reported a “satisfactory year”, with a pre-tax profit of £4.3 million in the year to 25 May. 

SSP reports strong first quarter

SSP Group, the travel location food and drink brand operator, has reported a like-for-like (LFL) sales increase of 4.3% for its first quarter. 

Nick Young, new UK chief executive of Aubaine
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Aubaine announces new UK chief executive

Aubaine, the London-based restaurant and patisserie concept, has appointed Nick Young as its new UK chief executive.

Adelie’s Freshpak acquisition in doubt

Food-to-go giant Adelie Foods agreed in principal to buy sandwich filling supplier Freshpak Chilled Foods last year, but the deal is reported to have been thrown into doubt. 

Irwin’s ends year in the red, despite £29.6m turnover

Irwin’s bakery has reported a turnover of £29.m, but also a loss of £128,574 for the year ending 29 March 2015. 

Record seasonal trading days for Waitrose

Waitrose reported record trading days on 23 and 24 December, despite the challenging grocery market. 

Bagelman switches strategy on stores

Bagelman, the Brighton-based bagel chain, has put plans to franchise on hold as it instead looks to expand its portfolio of company-owned stores.

LPQ appoints new head of operations

Le Pain Quotidien, the artisan bakery chain, has appointed Jon Abrahams as head of operations.

EAT appoints new chairman

John Derkach has been appointed chairman of on-the-go food outlet EAT.

Full steam ahead for EAT

Sandwich and coffee chain EAT has announced plans to tackle the burgeoning train station and airport market as part of its expansion plans.

Pasty maker:
Rowes bakery shows smoke damage and scorch marks
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Bakery confirms electrical fault causes fire

WC Rowe's Bakery has confrimed an electrical fault as the cause of a factory fire, which tore through its Falmouth premises late Friday evening. 

Brotform micro-business now in production

Breadstead, a micro-business set up to offer a UK alternative to brotforms and bannetons shipped from overseas, has now produced its first run of baking bowls

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