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UK bread prices stay low in world rankings

The UK remains one of the cheapest countries in the world to buy bread, with prices in London and Manchester on a par with those in Lagos, Nigeria and Bangkok, Thailand.

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Alternative to sodium sets off bakery debate

The launch of a new sodium alternative has sparked a debate on the use of potassium chloride in bread.

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Fine Lady sets its sights on the north

Fine Lady Bakeries has announced plans to build a £20m bakery in Newton Heath, east Manchester.

Bakers fear impact of revalued business rates

Bakers fear a business rates hike will put even more pressure on their already precarious fortunes.

Which? research supports calls for salt reduction

Consumer watchdog Which? said its recent consumer taste test of wholemeal bread showed it was possible to cut salt levels in bread and still deliver good flavour and texture.

Blackfriars spends £1.2m

Leicester-based flapjack, muffin and cake producer Blackfriars Bakery has invested £1.2m in moving to a new 36,000 sq ft factory, which will enable it to improve efficiency and develop a raft of new products for major customer Holland & Barrett.

Greggs plans new bakery to back up retail growth

Greggs plans to build an additional bakery in the south of England to support the proposed opening of 600 new stores.

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