Cost is the most important factor for consumers when choosing a sandwich at lunchtime, a new survey by YouGov has found.

Edible nut pricing

Almonds: May's 'subjective' estimate has been announced as 794,000mts, which, if correct, would be another successive record crop. However, there is still some way to go before the start of the harvest from August. At present, almonds remain the cheapest nut, after peanuts.

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Genius strikes deal for launch in US market

Gluten-free bread brand Genius is to launch in the US after signing a deal with an American gluten-free bakery manufacturer and distributor.

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Small pie firms dominate awards

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Chocolate label concern

It has added a premium cachet to bakery products for decades, but the term 'Belgian chocolate' could be compromised by proposed EU country-of-origin labelling (COOL) regulations.

Risk Capital takes share in London bread firm

Private equity firm Risk Capital Partners has acquired "a large stake" in North London artisan bakery Bread Ltd, and has announced plans for the future growth of its wholesale business The Bread Factory, and Gail's bakery and café estate.

Firkins closes bakery but keeps shops

Firkins Bakery has closed its production bakery in Blacklake, West Bromwich, with more than 40 workers made redundant, but its 33 shops will stay open.

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