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Sainsbury's
Sainsbury's chief executive Mike Coupe insists company is strong
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Sainsbury's posts first loss in a decade

Sainsbury’s has revealed a pre-tax loss of £72m for the year to 14 March - its first loss in a decade. 

John Duffy: "strategy to diversify into new channels."
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Finsbury Food to save 150 jobs in desserts acquisition

Bakery giant Finsbury Food Group has today announced the proposed acquisition of Johnstone’s Just Desserts (Johnstone’s), from administrators FRP Advisory.

Royal baby cupcakes
Cupcakes in honour of the royal princess sold out in minutes
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Royal baby cakes sell out fast

A Norwich baker sold out of royal baby-themed cakes in 20 minutes following the arrival of Kate and Will’s second child. 

Shopping
Staple items are down overall on the last month
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Aldi retains lowest price position for bakery

Aldi remains the cheapest supermarket for bakery items while the cost of a weekly grocery shop has fallen £1 overall in the last month. 

Irwin’s strikes deal with Tesco for Joeys

Northern Irish company Irwin’s Bakery has secured a deal with Tesco to stock its Jammy Joeys and Snowy Joeys in more than 700 Tesco stores across Britain.

Bakers urged to use safe eggs

Bakers have been warned to make sure they are sourcing eggs from verifiable sources following the conviction of an American egg supplier.

Allied Bakeries embraces free-from market

Allied Bakeries has made a move into gluten free, launching two ‘free-from’ products under the Burgen brand.

Dublin opens ‘smart’ bakery

The world’s first ‘smart’ bakery has opened in Dublin, equipped with its own phone app, Bitcoin payment methods and Segway-style boards for the bakers to travel on.

Subway asks customers to ‘Stay Picky’

Subway has launched a new brand campaign with the tagline ‘Stay Picky’.

John Kay at the bakery
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Manchester bakery gives election views to BBC

Manchester-based Robinsons the Master Bakers appeared on BBC One’s 1pm news this week, talking about the upcoming election.

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