May

Bakers keen to support workable VAT solution

The baking industry is keen to promote its alternative 20% tax solution to the government, saying it understands the government’s desire to reduce anomalies and raise revenue.

Starbucks burdened by high London rents

Starbucks UK has confirmed less profitable outlets in central London locations have contributed to its five-year run of losses.

Queen receives Jubilee cake

A commemorative cake has been presented to the Queen for her Diamond Jubilee at the military Parare & Muster at Windsor Castle.

Tesco boss refuses £372,000 bonus

Tesco chief executive officer Phillip Clarke has declined his annual bonus, as UK employees share more than £110m.

Whitbread boss refuses pay rise

Whitbread's chief executive Andy Harrison has turned down a 1.5% increase on his annual salary of £717,500.

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Bakers seek protected status for Dundee cake

Scottish bakers have launched a campaign to gain European Union Protected Food Name status for the Dundee cake.

High Street footfall reaches new low

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has reported a 12.6% decrease in the number of town centre shoppers in the three months to April – the worst drop in footfall since November 2009.

Own-label NPD beats branded

The level of own-label food and drink NPD has risen above branded for the first time, according to new research by Mintel.

Economic boost with "tax cuts" and lowest inflation rates

Businesses could benefit from potential temporary tax cut measures and the latest levels of inflation dropping to their lowest in more than two years.

Gongs given for sandwich success

Greencore took the top award of the night at the Sammies last week – the British Sandwich Industry Awards – for its Food to Go range.

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