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NPD drives 40% hot cross bun sales surge at Waitrose

Unique flavours and its biggest ever range have helped Waitrose achieve a 40% sales increase in hot cross buns compared to last year.

Ocado CEO Tim Steiner and Marks & Spencer CEO Steve Rowe
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Marks & Spencer and Ocado to launch joint venture

Marks & Spencer (M&S) products are to be available through Ocado.com from September 2020 under a new joint venture between the businesses.

Price discussions to impact Allied bread volumes

Bread volumes at Allied Bakeries are to be hit in the coming year following price discussions with customers.

Krispy Kreme to launch doughnut pop-up and NPD

Krispy Kreme is expanding its range with two new products and hosting a two-day doughnut playground to celebrate their launch this March.

V&A celebrates Dior show with patisserie pop-up

Benugo’s Exhibition Road Café at the V&A has been styled to resemble a French patisserie in line with the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition.

Spar wholesaler rolls out meat-free sandwich line

James Hall & Co, the North of England Spar UK wholesaler, aims to cash in on the meat-free trend with a new vegan and vegetarian-themed food-to-go range.

Gail's unveils Brighton store and Kew Gardens biscuit

Gail’s Bakery is gearing up to open its 49th store this month.

Sainsbury’s-Asda merger ‘could push up prices’

The proposed merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda suffered a blow today (20 February) as the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) found that it could push up prices and reduce quality.

Honeybuns extends vegan cake offering

Free-from bakery Honeybuns is to add three new variants to its vegan cake range next month, bringing the total number to five.

Prepare for egg sandwich shortage, says British Lion

Food businesses need to brace themselves for a shortage of egg sandwiches and empty shelves post-Brexit, experts have warned.

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