Retail

Lancashire bakery to relocate

Bowen’s Pies will move from their current Adlington base to the former Initial Laundry site on Botany Brow in April. 

Innovation is the key to success, says new report

A new bakery and pastry report from Catalyst Corporate Finance has found that the fastest-growing brands specialise in healthier baked goods using high-quality ingredients.

Carbs linked to lung cancer?

A US study has found a link between lung cancer and eating a diet with a high glycaemic index (GI), a measure of carbohydrate content.

New edible Ghostbusters merchandise

Innovative Bites, the American snack and confectionary supplier, has signed a deal to launch limited-edition Ghostbusters Twinkies, called Key Lime Slime.

Greggs launches flat white with Nappuccino lab

To mark the launch of its new flat white coffee, high street baker Greggs has bought an “adult naptime pod” to London.

Costa’s fresh food initiative expands

High street coffee chain Costa has announced it will be rolling out its offering with premium salad brand Chop’d to a further 12 London stores. 

Co Down bakery re-opens under new name

The Harlequin Patisserie, based in Newtownards, is to be renamed Knead, as the traditional family bakery passes on to the founder’s son.

Food sales return to growth despite supermarket price war

The grocery sector reported a 0.5% rise in sales in the four weeks to 28 February, after months of little or no growth, according to Kantar Worldpanel.

Poundstretcher recalls Disney cookies

Poundstretcher is recalling tins of Disney Choc Chip Cookies due to the presence of undeclared milk.

Price of gluten-free bread and croissants rises

Mysupermarket.com has analysed the prices of various baked goods over the last year, with many items found to be cheaper, but a few significantly more expensive.

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