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RedBlack Software splits business to focus on supermarket sector

RedBlack Software has divided its business in two with the creation of BakePlan Software Ltd.

20 million packs of hot cross buns sold in Easter week, says Kantar

A total of 20 million packs of hot cross buns were purchased throughout the major UK retailers in Easter week alone, according to research analyst Kantar Worldpanel.

M&S launches savoury hot cross buns

The high street retailer said it was ‘pushing the boundaries’ this year with the cheese and onion addition to its hot cross bun line-up.

The Pizza Factory loses second major contract

2 Sisters-owned The Pizza Factory has confirmed the loss of a major contract just weeks before a supply deal with Tesco ends.

M&S closes stores to focus on food

Marks & Spencer has announced store cuts as part of a wide strategic shake-up.

M&S unveils the Croloaf croissant/loaf hybrid

In keeping with the bakery trend for hybrids, Marks and Spencer has launched a croissant loaf that fits in the toaster.

Premium desserts company opens third factory

Upmarket cheesecake company Rhokett, which supplies Marks & Spencer, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s, has opened its third factory in Kent after securing £1.5m in bank fundings.

All M&S sandwiches to contain vitamin D

Marks & Spencer has announced its take-out sandwiches will all contain extra vitamin D.

M&S reveals hidden jewels for Christmas

Hidden centres “abound” in this year’s Christmas bakery offer from Marks & Spencer.

M&S reveals its new Christmas bakery range

With five months to go to December, Marks & Spencer (M&S) has unveiled its Christmas range of bakery selections.

M&S food sales down 0.9%

M&S’s food division has recorded a 0.9% fall in like-for-like (LFL) sales for the 13 weeks to 2 July. 

M&S introduces Cybake Instore

Marks & Spencer has introduced RedBlack Software’s Cybake Instore to over 500 in-store bakeries.

M&S lunch for the Queen

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has created a picnic hamper containing pork pies for guests attending The Patron’s Lunch in honour of the Queen’s official 90th birthday.

M&S food ‘outperforms a competitive market’

Profits at Marks & Spencer (M&S) dropped by a fifth, it announced in its full-year results today. But food fared better than its other divisions, despite “difficult trading conditions”.

M&S food sales up 4% in Q4

In its fourth-quarter trading update issued today (7 April), Marks & Spencer (M&S) has reported that food sales were up 4%, in contrast to its “unsatisfactory” clothing and home division.

M&S starts selling mug cakes

Marks & Spencer is offering pre-made mixes that you put in a mug and microwave. 

M&S follows ‘healthy’ policy with new loaves

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has launched three new loaves of bread as part of the company’s new healthy initiative.

‘Best ever Christmas’ for M&S food

Marks & Spencer (M&S) reported record food sales during the week before Christmas, up 17% on the same period in 2014.

M&S has posted nearly static LFL food sales
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M&S sees static LFL food sales

High street retail chain Marks & Spencer (M&S) has recorded virtually static like-for-like (LFL) food sales figures, with just 0.2% growth in the 26 weeks ending 26 September.

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CyBake trialled by M&S

Bakery management software CyBake is being trialled by clothing and food retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) across a selection of its in-store bakeries.

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M&S vitamin D-fortified bread
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Vitamin D yeast in 75% of M&S bakery suppliers

Marks & Spencer (M&S) says around three-quarters of its bakery suppliers are now using Vitamin D-enhanced yeast across a range including ciabatta, seeded loaves and buns. 

Daily Mail highlights Greencore sandwich-making practices

Workers at sandwich manufacturer Greencore have been pictured filling sandwiches with ingredients using their bare hands.

Scottish bakery clinches M&S deal

Scotland’s Stag Bakeries has landed a supply deal with Marks & Spencer (M&S) as part of its new Taste of the British Isles initiative.

M&S and SSP join-up to extend

Marks & Spencer has launched a new site at Sutton station with SSP, in a bid to extend its breakfast and lunch offering in the food-to-go market.

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M&S: good growth in food
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M&S food shows strong sales growth

Marks and Spencer (M&S) food business has reported like-for-like sales are up 1%. 

LFL sales up:
M&S are still on track to open 150 Simply Food stores
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Marks & Spencer food sales continue to grow

Total food sales at Marks & Spencer (M&S) were up 4.2%, and like-for-like sales were up 1.7% in the in the 13 weeks to 28 June.

M&S records 1.5% LFL food increase for Christmas

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has seen a 1.5% increase in like-for-like (LFL) food sales during the Christmas period, according to its latest results.

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