Retail

Tesco to close upmarket sandwich shops

Tesco is to beat a retreat from the food-to-go market just a year-and-a-half after opening its first sandwich shop.

Toast Ale launches bread-based beer

Toast Ale, the Hackney-based company, has started trading by selling a pale ale made with waste bread.

21-year old opens Little Lucy’s Bakery studio in Essex

Lucy Norwood set up the bakery business from her Braintree home three years ago, and has now expanded into her own studio.

Solvay launches two new flavours to “help reduce sugar”

Vanilla flavour manufacturer, Solvay Aroma Performance, has launched two new natural flavours.

Letter: FSA responds to labelling claims

Michael Wight, head of food safety policy at the Food Standards Agency (FSA), responds to our Reporting In column in the 8 January issue.

Pidy launches spicy macarons

Pidy, the ready-to-fill pastry specialist, has launched one of the first ever spicy and curry flavoured macarons. 

GroceryAid to help apprentices with finances

GroceryAid has now opened up applications for apprentices in the grocery industry looking for extra financial support.

Crafty Cakes, Exeter closes coffee shop to focus on cakes

Devon’s Crafty Cakes Café has closed, so that owner Becky Cuming can focus on her cake business.

Premier Foods reports strong Q3 sweet treats sales

Premier Foods, the St Albans-based food group, posted positive Q3 sales growth of 6.5% for its sweet treats division against the backdrop of a virtually static group performance of 0.1% growth.

Handmade Cake UK to expand after investment

Glasgow food distribution firm Lomond Fine Foods, which owns Handmade Cake UK, has secured a £1m investment from NatWest Scotland to expand into new premises.

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