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Renewed calls for sugar tax

There has been a renewed call for a tax on sugar – with the British Medical Association (BMA) suggesting 20% be levied on sugary drinks.

Florence Hellier and Darren Bland of the Hoxton Bakehouse
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Hampshire's Hoxton Bakehouse to move into retail

Hoxton Bakehouse, the sourdough specialist bakery supplier, is to open its first retail site in Winchester with a view to rolling out across Hampshire and London.

Waitrose
Waitrose makes sales gains as the sun shines
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Sun helps Waitrose sales soar

Sales at Waitrose leapt 6% to £132.2m in the 22nd week of its current financial year versus the same week in 2014. 

Cocktail Fancies
Mr Kipling's French Fancies have grown up
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Mr Kipling dresses up French Fancies

Mr Kipling has launched a revved up version of its French Fancies in the form of Cocktail Fancies. 

People love pasties: Cornish pasty drive-thru a success

The world’s first Cornish Pasty drive-thru has been inundated in its first few days of opening, managing director of Portreath Bakery Marion Symonds has exclusively told British Baker.

Cleaning fluid found on Co-op doughnuts

Co-operative shoppers in Oswestry, Shropshire have been left feeling ill after eating doughnuts that had been contaminated with cleaning fluid.

Costa
Select London Costa outlets will sell Chop'd meals in a trial until September
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Costa links with fresh food firm in new initiative

From today, a Costa link-up with London salad chain Chop’d will launch across six sites in the capital. 

Barry Callebaut urges support for Afternoon Tea Week

Operators, including bakeries, are being urged to support Afternoon Tea Week between 10 to 16 August to boost their businesses.

Essex to see new bakery hybrid

A new £200,000 bakery-hybrid concept called Bake n’Grape is set to open in Chelmsford, Essex, at the end of this month. (July)

Summer Budget: what you need to know

Chancellor George Osborne confirmed the planned relaxation of Sunday trading hours and a national living wage in the Summer Budget.

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