Businesses warned to act fast on riot damage insurance

Businesses that have suffered damage from rioting must act quickly or risk not being able to recover their losses, city law firm Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP has warned.

Riots-hit Greggs announces "challenging" trading

Bakery chain Greggs said profits had been hit, with trading “more challenging than expected”, as it announced its half-year results to 2 July this morning. Meanwhile, a Greggs shop in Peckham was burnt out in riots in London last night, another was looted and a delivery driver assaulted.

Swizzels launches Love Hearts cupcakes

Swizzels Matlow, manufacturer of the iconic Love Hearts sweets, has teamed up with a Manchester-based cupcake firm to launch a line of cupcakes decorated with new Mini Love Hearts.

Krispy Kreme dismisses Enfield riot tweets

Kristy Kreme has moved to dismiss Twitter postings suggesting that its Enfield store with onsite bakery was burned down in the London disturbances last night (Sunday, 7 August).

Deal to boost Bagel Nash expansion

YFM Equity Partners has backed the management buy-in of Leeds-based bagel manufacturer and retail chain Bagel Nash, for an undisclosed sum.

Sweet success for Real Good Food

Increased demand for sugar and bakery ingredients has helped boost sales at The Real Good Food Company by 21% to £110m in the six months to 24 June 2011.

Snowball-maker Lees announces record results

The popularity of Lees of Scotlands’ iconic Snowball and Teacakes shows no sign of fading after the Scottish company announced record results for the first half of 2011.

Charity benefits from pie maker's food waste initiative

Pukka Pies has donated over 70,000 pies to under-privileged people as part of its support of charity FareShare.

Bakers welcome government review of town parking

The National Association of Master Bakers (NAMB) has welcomed moves to reduce parking restrictions in town centres.

Brand firm offers secret for healthier donuts

A method for making healthier-option baked donuts has been made available for licensing through brand consultancy Intangible Business.

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