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Independents slammed for selling 'clone food'

Many independent sandwich shops and cafés would go out of business if they were obliged to serve food that was healthy, fair, and green, according to a damning new report from the New Economics Foundation (NEF).

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Desserts bolster frozen category

Desserts have shown stronger growth than many frozen cate-gories during the recession, as they are seen as better value for money.

European Parliament plays down label fears

The European Parliament (EP) has been forced to quell fears that bakery businesses would be banned from denoting the number of products on multi-packs, after a proposal for the continuation of selling by number was rejected by MEPs in a recent vote.

Scottish cake maker set to diversify

Linlithgow-based designer cake business Truly Scrumptious is to open a Cupcake Café Bar alongside its newly opened Cake Decorating School later this month.

Government has plans for planning system

The new government looks set to simplify the planning system and encourage coffee shops to open stores in high streets.

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Goal for Jaffa Cakes

Roberts sees expansion with Aldreds acquisition

Roberts Bakery has bought Aldreds the Bakers after parent company D&G Food Group put its four bakeries up for sale earlier this month.

Hayden's expands plant in Devizes

Hayden's Bakeries has opened bigger premises in Devizes, with the aim of creating 150 new jobs over the next three years.

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