May

Pret achieves revenue increase

Pret A Manger has posted group revenue of £377.3m for the full year to 29 December 2011, up 15% on 2010.

Ginsters’ £100,000 government donation during ‘pasty tax’

Samworth Brothers’ director Mark Samworth has handed over £100,000 to the Conservative Party, at the same time the now-scrapped ‘pasty tax’ was announced.

Costa director shortlisted for Women’s Award

Caroline Harris of Costa Coffee has been shortlisted for the Women’s 1st Shine Awards 2012.

Starbucks rated in UK’s top 10 social media brands

Starbucks has been named the second most prolific brand on social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook.

Tate & Lyle secures £3.1bn sales for 2011/12

Global ingredients firm Tate & Lyle has reported a 14% growth in sales to almost £3.1bn in its full-year results.

Primrose targets celebrations in third book

Martha Swift and Lisa Thomas of Primrose Bakery are writing a third book based on catering for a variety of occasions.

GF Foods bags free-from deal with Ocado

Gluten Free Foods has struck up a new deal with online food retailer Ocado to stock its range of savoury pastry products and festive cupcakes.

The fall and rise of Greggs’ share price

Greggs’ share price saw a 6% year-on-year rise yesterday following the government's decision to make a U-turn over the pasty tax.

Mathiesons sold in pre-pack deal

Scottish bakery Mathiesons has been sold to Prestige Bakeries in a pre-pack deal, which has seen more than 240 jobs saved.

Businesses going bust increase in double-dip recession

The number of retailers going out of business has risen by 38% in the first quarter of 2012, according to accountancy firm Wilkins Kennedy.

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