Retail

IGD:
the convention hosted a line-up of conferences and events about the retail industry
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Simple strategies advocated by food company CEOs

Food company chief executives, speaking at the IGD Convention in London, agreed that keeping business strategies simple is important during a challenging economy.

Mary Berry worked as a food writer since the 1960s
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Panasonic finds that GBBO sparks increase in home baking

Ahead of tonight’s Great British Bake Off final, research finds 57% of people have been inspired to bake more, after watching this year’s show.

Highest wheat yield on record
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Wheat yields ‘highest on record’

A survey has found that the 2014 UK harvest for wheat has a record high yield, following “near perfect” growing conditions. 

Blind cake icing
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BAKO North Western raises £550 for Craft Bakers’ Week charity

BAKO North Western (BNW) has raised more than £550 for the Make-A-Wish foundation as part of Craft Bakers’ Week.

The low carb bakery will open this month
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Andre Agassi fronts expansion plans for healthy Bistro-deli in UK

Health food brand Update 1 is to launch its first UK Low Carb Bistro-Deli in London this month. 

Insomnia:
Irish coffee brand will come to the UK next year
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UK in sight for Irish coffee retailer Insomnia

Irish coffee chain Insomnia will open its first UK outlet early in 2015.

Beans and Steam
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Bidvest introduces new coffee brand package

Foodservice supplier Bidvest 3663 has launched a ‘full front of house’ coffee brand named Beans and Steam.

Rocky road sponge:
the bakery sells classic and new flavour bakes
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Sponge soaks up £300k eco revamp

Norfolk-based cake company Sponge, owned by Byfords, has just completed a £300,000 refurbishment on its bakery to make it more eco-friendly.

The system ranks levels of fats, sugar and salt on a scale of green to red
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Italy fights against labelling system

Italy has won a ruling from the European Commission that the traffic light system is overly ‘simplistic.’

Morrisons:
the loyalty card scheme will reach all of its supermarkets by Christmas
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Morrisons takes on discounters with loyalty card

Morrisons is to launch a new loyalty card scheme in a bid to climb back up the ranks in the supermarket battles. 

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