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Pure Grain Bread gets Dragons’ Den backing

Pure Grain Bread founder Robert Sak has partnered with TV Dragon Deborah Meaden after appearing on last night’s episode of Dragons’ Den.

Bakkavor reveals plans for £100m flotation

Prepared food giant Bakkavor is aiming to raise around £100m through a stock market flotation.

Real Good Food shares crash following profit warning

Shares in Renshaw and Haydens Bakery owner Real Good Food plunged by a third yesterday (1 August) after the business issued a profits warning.

Hershey rejects Mondelez takeover bid

Mondelez International, owner of Cadbury, has had its latest £19bn takeover offer for US snack and confectionary manufacturer Hershey rejected and will now end its attempts to acquire the company.

Ocado shares plummet as Amazon Fresh launches

Ocado shares are at a three-year low following the UK launch of Amazon Fresh, which is making it more susceptible to a takeover, according to City experts.

Hotel Chocolat’s shares rocket following stock market debut

Hotel Chocolat, the upmarket confectioner, has seen shares surge after the company listed on the stock market for the first time this week.

Premier Foods’ shares jump after takeover rejection

Shares in Premier Foods jumped to a high of 54.05p yesterday, after the company announced it had rejected a takeover bid by US spice brand McCormick.

Oprah Winfrey tweeted that she ate bread every day and still lost weight
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Oprah says “you can eat bread and still lose weight”

The American talk show host tweeted a link to a video, which told her 31M followers that she eats bread every day and has still lost weight.

New £100M investor for Bakkavör

An American hedge fund has invested in excess of £100M in Britain’s biggest prepared fresh foods supplier.

Timmy's Pies has launched a crowdfunding campaign
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Timmy’s Pies launches crowdfunding campaign

Timmy’s Pies, the luxury pie producer, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund growth plans.

Whitbread shares jump in value

Whitbread shares increased around 3.3% yesterday following the company reporting like-for-like sales (LFLs) growth of 3.6% for the six months to August 27.

Shares dip at Real Good Food

Shares in Real Good Food (RGF) fell by nearly 2% – as the company announced revenue was down as it entered its new financial year.

John Duffy, chief executive of Finsbury Food Group
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Finsbury shares up on preliminary results

Shares in Finsbury Food Group, the large bakery manufacturer and supplier, rose 25% yesterday after the company announced pre-tax profits had grown by 76% to £11.4m last year.

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Pieter Totte ups shares in Real Good Food
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Real Good Food chairman ups shares

Executive chairman of Real Good Food (RGF) has increased his stake in the company to 3.89%. 

Patisserie Holdings sell shares

Patisserie Holdings, owner of Patisserie Valerie, has raised a combined total of £15m after the directors sold 4.8 million shares.

Throntons makes profit warning
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Thorntons issues Christmas profit warning

High street chocolate company, Thorntons, has warned investors that profits will be below expectations.

Greggs’ shares soar on profits guidance

Shares in Greggs soared yesterday after the bakery retailer revealed that increased sales would mean better-than-expected profits.

Three of Cheshunt Eight leave Tesco

Three of the suspended Tesco executives have reportedly left the company.

Tesco shares hit rock bottom

Tesco shares have hit an 11-year low last night after newly appointed chief executive Dave Lewis refused to reveal his business plans for the struggling supermarket.

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New Britain Palm Oil refinery in Merseyside
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Sale of major stake in NBPO collapses

The potential sale of nearly half of New Britain Palm Oil (NBPO) has fallen through, it has been announced.

Tesco share price hits 11 year low

Tesco’s share price has continued to fall following its latest warning of the supermarket’s worsening trading performance.

Supermarket price war fears

Fears of a price war between supermarkets and discounters yesterday saw around £2bn wiped off the combined value of Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons shares.

Shares in Greggs fall after 2012 profits revealed

Shares in Greggs, the high street bakery retailer, fell by 43.5p yesterday - after the City reacted to the company’s fall in profits in 2012.

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