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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.

Ruth Sloan of Irwin’s Bakery, Paul Rankin and David Boyce, deputy head of Great Britain at Tourism Ireland
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Irwin’s to promote Northern Ireland

Irwin’s has teamed up with Tourism Ireland to promote a “visit Northern Ireland” message to consumers via an on-pack marketing campaign.

Caption: Jason Tarry, chief product officer at Tesco and president of GroceryAid, pictured on the night.
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Fundraising ball raises over £280k for GroceryAid

Seven hundred people from across the whole of the grocery industry gathered at the Hilton on Park Lane for the annual Diamond Ball last week. 

Caffè Nero roasted for tax avoidance

High street coffee chain Caffè Nero has come under widespread media criticism for paying no corporation tax in the last financial year, despite posting a profit of almost £23.6m.

Britain’s first chocolate kebab shop

The Chocolate Kebab House will open in Swansea in June, serving crêpes, churros, waffles and milkshakes.

United Biscuits releases teacakes

United Biscuits (UB) is to expand further into the cake aisle with the release of two teacake products.

Genius launches gluten-free bagels

Genius Gluten Free has launched its first bagel line as part of a package of three new products.

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