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Lees plans for growth as profits rise

Lees Foods has seen its year-on-year pre-tax profit increase more than two-fold from £379,000 in 2008 to £843,000 in 2009.

Welsh sandwiches for Tesco outlets

Flintshire firm Tasties has landed a deal to supply 13 Tesco stores in North Wales with a new range of sandwiches.

Food to go boosts trading results for Greencore

Strong sandwich sales and consumer demand for meal deals has helped Greencore to raise its operating profit by 31.8% to E25.9m (£22m) for the half year ended 26 March 2010.

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Roberts sees strong rise in profits

Roberts Bakery has announced a pre-tax profit increase of 37% to £6.92m as it filed its accounts for the year to 29 August 2009.

Maple Leaf takes direct action on bagel brand

Maple Leaf Bakeries UK is to relaunch its New York Bakery Co brand in the autumn following news that its sales have dipped.

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Waitrose goes after 'great British bread'

Waitrose is set to launch a 13-strong range of crusty loaves, made with only English flour, in a bid to "make English bread great again".

Baker wins Pie Awards

Walkers Charnwood Bakery was awarded the Supreme Champion title for its pork, chicken and ham creation, at the British Pie Awards, held recently.

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