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Tesco records drop in UK like-for-like sales

Supermarket giant Tesco saw its operating profit fall by nearly 55% to £354m in its first half, it revealed this morning.

Hovis back on TV screens

Hovis has returned to TV screens for the first time in three years with a modern twist on its iconic ‘boy on a bike’ ad. 

Greggs reports Q3 LFL sales rise of nearly 5%

Greggs, the high street bakery retailer, said it planned to “deliver good growth for the year” – as it announced third-quarter like-for-like sales (LFLs) of 4.9%.

Tesco removes £93k of garlic bread from shelves

Garlic bread produced by Bakkavör Foods worth £93,000 has been taken off the shelves at Tesco for being underweight.

Wilf Lewis, managing director of Lewis Pies
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Lewis Pies agrees deal with NISA

Lewis Pie & Pasty Company, based in Swansea, Wales, has secured a distribution agreement with the National Independents Supermarket Association (NISA).

Staff turnover hits industry hard

Up to 17% of manufacturing and 24% of front-of-house staff leave their jobs every year, a new survey has claimed.

Newburn Bakehouse by Warburtons launches allergen-friendly wraps

Newburn Bakehouse by Warburtons has launched a new range of wraps that are gluten-, wheat- and dairy-free.

Carrier bag charge comes into force

From today English shoppers will have to pay 5p for plastic carrier bags at the checkout.

Innovation rife at IBA

A staggering 77,000 people went through the doors at last month’s IBA exhibition in Munich, Germany.

Supermarket white loaf price down nearly 5%

A loaf of supermarket white bread has fallen by 4.5% in year, according to new research.

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