Retail

M&S starts selling mug cakes

Marks & Spencer is offering pre-made mixes that you put in a mug and microwave. 

Eat faces £3.6m bill for toasted sandwiches

Sandwich chain Eat has been issued with a £3.6m VAT bill after its toasties were found to be subject to the “pasty tax”. 

Defra urges manufacturers to apply for PDOs

UK manufacturers are to be encouraged to apply for protected status for their regional speciality food and drink names, according to Elizabeth Truss, minister at the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

Muffin Break launches citrus muffin

Muffin Break has launched a limited-edition citrus-flavoured muffin as the third stage of its Muffin Lab concept.

Border Biscuits to launch first TV ad

Border Biscuits is set to launch its first national television advert as part of its new marketing campaign.

Bidvest unveils four new desserts

Wholesale retailer Bidvest has unveiled a new selection of frozen dessert products as part of its Create Summer range.

Government has “no plans” to tax coffee shops

The government says it has no plans to tax coffee shop cups after a minister suggested it could repeat its "success" in cutting plastic bag waste.

Dr Oetker’s giant chocolate rabbit

Manchester and London both played host to a larger-than-life chocolate rabbit last week, in a marketing exercise for German ingredients company Dr Oetker.

Scott’s Bakery wins seasonal Asda contract

Easter has come early for Scott’s Bakery, after it won a contract to supply Asda with three seasonal lines.

Watch out Easter, here comes the crodough

Rinkoffs Bakery in east London has come up with its own take on Dominique Ansell’s cronut, with a little seasonal flourish.

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