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Revealed: tips for growing your tea trade in 2019

Wellness, sustainability and experience are top tea trends for the year ahead, according to a report commissioned by National Tea Day.

Professor Graham MacGregor

Lobby groups renew call for action on childhood obesity

Lobby groups have renewed calls for action as they pick over the latest National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) published by Public Health England last week.

Sugar tax popular with consumers, finds study

Nearly half (48%) of consumers agree with the sugar tax and a large proportion of them want more products, such as cakes and biscuits, to be added to it, according to market research firm Future Thinking.

Sugar tax ‘should be scrapped’

The proposed sugar tax on soft drinks will fail in its health aims, result in fewer jobs and damage the UK’s economy, according to the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA).

Sugar tax unfairly aimed at the poor?

The planned sugar tax will “hit poorest families hardest” and has nothing to do with the sugar content of products, according to the Taxpayers’ Alliance (TPA).

Costa pledges to reduce sugar by 2020

Costa Coffee, the high street café chain, has announced it will reduce the added sugar content in its beverage range by 25% by 2020.

Coffee sales to hit over £3bn in 2016

Coffee shop's sales are expected to hit £3.14bn this year, according to new research by Mintel.

Sugar tax: Action on Sugar says bakery could be next

Industry experts have said that the sugar tax on soft drinks is “a slippery slope”, and the bakery industry could be next.

Real Bread Campaign calls for sugar levy to be spent on bread

Some of the money raised through the upcoming sugary drinks tax should be spent on ‘real’ bread for children’s breakfast, according to the Real Bread Campaign (RBC).

Action on Sugar responds to the Budget

Yesterday, the government announced a new £520m levy on sugary drinks, to be brought into effect in two years’ time.

The Chancellor, George Osborne
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Budget 2016 – key points for the bakery sector

A rise in the number of businesses able to access Small Business Rate Relief, and a tax on sugary drinks, were among key commitments set out by the Chancellor, George Osborne.

Sugar tax would save £10m a year

A tax on sugary drinks could prevent 3.7m obesity cases by 2025, according to Cancer Research UK and the UK Health Forum.

Action on Sugar rounds on coffee shops

A “shocking” amount of sugar can be found in many hot flavoured drinks, according to Action on Sugar.

New director for Finsbury

Finsbury Foods, the retail and foodservice bakery group, has a new non-executive director in Marnie Millard.

Chief executive, Roger Whiteside
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Greggs to offer new gluten-free range

The high street bakery chain, Greggs, is set to introduce a new gluten-free range later this year, the company's chief executive has announced.

Aviva survey shows ‘invisible’ spend

A typical UK adult spends £948 a year on ‘invisible’ items such as coffees, shop-bought lunches, post-work drinks and treats for children, says a new survey commissioned by insurance company Aviva.

Celebrity chef attacks sugar in new documentary

A new documentary by Jamie Oliver in which he urges the government to reduce the nation’s sugar intake is aired tonight.

Renewed calls for sugar tax

There has been a renewed call for a tax on sugar – with the British Medical Association (BMA) suggesting 20% be levied on sugary drinks.

Paddy & Scott's launches summer drinks

Independent artisan coffee producers Paddy & Scott’s has launched a range of summer drinks.

Sugar the main health target of 2014

A group of health experts and academics have pledged to tackle rising obesity by combating sugar.

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