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United Biscuits suffers profit tumble

United Biscuits (UB) has seen pre-tax operating profits fall 47.5% to £54.7 million in the year to 3 January 2015, according to newly filed Companies House accounts.

Thorntons re-embraces biscuit market

Chocolate-maker Thorntons has returned to the world of biscuits with a new range aimed at adults. 

Tate & Lyle trading and outlook unchanged

Ingredients supplier Tate & Lyle said its trading performance in its first half had been “in line with our expectations” and its outlook for the year was “unchanged”.

Pie companies square off

Wiltshire-based pie producers Eat Square has been told not to refer to its pies as square by a London-based rival.

Northumberland bakery opens new store in Morpeth

The Northumberland baker J Donkin has opened a new store in Morpeth under the rebranded name of Bakers Pantry.

New addition to Irish breads range

Northern Irish bakery Irwin’s has launched a new Rankin Selection traditional Irish bread.

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.

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