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Big four supermarkets see sales slide

The grocery market continues to struggle, with the big four supermarkets all suffering a drop in sales for the 12 weeks to 24 April, and Asda faring the worst according to Kantar Worldpanel. 

The Topping Pie Company supports Yorkshire cycle race

The Topping Pie Company is to support the Tour de Yorkshire, an international cycle race taking place between 29 April and 1 May. 

Bexhill Farm Kitchen scoops hat-trick in Britain’s Best Loaf

Lee Smith, co-owner of Bexhill Farm Kitchen, has won Britain’s Best Loaf for the third time with a white tin loaf.

Topping to present Queen with birthday pie

Yorkshire family bakery The Topping Pie Company has baked a Queen’s Pie, which will be delivered to Her Majesty on 20 April.

New ad campaign for Bahlsen

German biscuit brand Bahlsen is set to air a £5m UK television campaign from 18 April.

Aberdeen bakery faces underweight goods charge

Chalmers Bakery in Aberdeen has been charged with producing 50 underweight packs of cheese straws and one pack of underweight oatcakes.

Square Pie to launch in Sainsbury’s

Premium pie restaurant chain Square Pie is launching the UK’s first gourmet pie into the freezer in Sainsbury’s from 4 April.

Freedom Bakery crowdfunding for second site

In response to “growing demand”, Freedom Bakery will launch a second crowdfunding campaign on 7 April. 

Costa to open in Chard and Crewkerne

The high street coffee chain has confirmed it will be opening the two new Somerset stores by April. 

Lancashire bakery to relocate

Bowen’s Pies will move from their current Adlington base to the former Initial Laundry site on Botany Brow in April. 

Sourdough cookbook to be released by bakery tutor

The secrets of successful sourdough baking are set to be revealed in a new book by Emmanuel Hadjiandreou.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has urged employers to prepare for the National Living Wage
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Employers must prepare for Living Wage, says BIS

UK bosses have been urged to better prepare for the National Living Wage (NLW) and avoid potential legal action by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) as it emerged only 45% of employers had updated their payrolls.

Greencore fined £40,000+ after worker severs fingers

Greencore Food To Go has said it “deeply regrets” an incident last April where a worker had two fingers severed by a mixing machine at its Spalding site. 

IGD predicts online shopping surge

Up to 42% of British shoppers could be converted to online grocery shopping, according to food and grocery research and training charity IGD.

Costa has pledged to pay more
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Costa increases pay as new national minimum wage introduced

Costa Coffee has followed Starbucks in pledging to pay its staff more.

Hambleton Bakery confirms new shop locations

Hambleton Bakery has confirmed locations for two new shops, set to open this year.

Warburtons launches April Fool’s loaf

Warburtons has turned an April Fool’s joke into a reality by launching All-Ends, a loaf comprising solely of the crusts of Toastie product.

New deadline for NAMB competition

The deadline for entries to the National Association of Master Bakers' (NAMB) upcoming bakery competition has been extended.

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