May

Bakers to outline anti-VAT argument

The baking industry will today outline its opposition to the proposed 20% hike to VAT on hot savouries.

Fat tax plea “irresponsible”

A call by medics to introduce a 20% fat tax on unhealthy food has been met with criticism from the food industry and lambasted as “irresponsible”.

Doughnut tower to raise funds for charity

A world record attempt will take place this Friday at a Derbyshire bakery to celebrate this year’s National Doughnut Week.

Allied Bakeries supports charity rugby tournament

Staff from Allied Bakeries have helped to arrange a touch rugby tournament to raise cash for Caravan, the National Grocers’ Benevolent Fund.

Government launches food labelling consultation

The government will conduct a UK-wide consultation with food manufacturers, supermarkets and health experts on how best to label nutritional content in food.

Kerry signs up for Federation of Bakers

Kerry Food and Ingredients has become the latest full-time member of The Federation of Bakers.

Healthy options boost soft drinks sector

The soft drinks industry grew in value during 2011 by 5.1% to more than £14.5bn, according to the latest statistics.

Costa places restriction on free WiFi

Costa Coffee has announced it has signed a deal with O2 to provide free Wi-Fi internet access across its UK sites

Greggs director to speak at retail conference

Roisin Currie, group people director at Greggs, will join a panel of keynote speakers in a debate over the future of retail outside London.

Lees feels margin pressure

Scottish confectionery group Lees Foods has increased its sales by almost £2m during 2011.

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