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Mike Coupe:
supermarket boss
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Sainsbury’s: LFLs down and warns on deflation

Sainsbury’s has revealed like-for-like sales (LFLs) fell during the important festive period – and warned the remainder of its financial year would be “challenging”.

Waitrose mince pies:
Positive festive results for the retailer
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Waitrose sees strong festive sales

Like-for-like sales increased by 2.8% at supermarket Waitrose over the Christmas period – the sixth consecutive year it has outperformed the market.

Asda's farmhouse 50p loaf
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Supermarkets reduce bread prices in ongoing cuts

The price war continues, as Asda and Sainsbury’s are to slash the prices of bread as part of new price investments.

Richard Hodgson joins Premier Food
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Pizza Express boss joins Premier Foods board

Premier Foods has appointed the chief executive of Pizza Express as a non-executive director in the company.

Competition authority moves to phase two on Pork Farms/Kerry deal

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has confirmed it will launch a phase two investigation into the acquisition by Pork Farms of the chilled savoury pastry business of Kerry Foods Limited.

BF Done's Wednesfield is closed until further notice
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BF Done & Son shuts shop over Christmas

A Wolverhampton bakery, BF Done & Son, shut its shop until further notice - just before the busy Christmas period.

UK retailers ‘optimistic’ for 2015

UK retailers are ‘optimistic’ about the year ahead, according to a survey by the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

Throntons makes profit warning
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Thorntons issues Christmas profit warning

High street chocolate company, Thorntons, has warned investors that profits will be below expectations.

NO.G quiches now stocked in Sainbury's
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Gluten-free win for NO.G at awards

Gluten-free bakery, No.G, has scooped the top prize for top free-from food product.

Pub opens bakery on-site

A pub in Berkshire has opened with an on-site coffee shop and bakery, to offer customers fresh food on the go.

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