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Video: the CBA one year on

It has been a year since the rebranding which saw the Craft Bakers’ Association (CBA) come to the fore and here British Baker catches up with its senior management team.

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Kingsmill launches Bagel Thins

Kingsmill, the bakery brand, has launched Bagel Thins, which are significantly thinner than a regular bagel, and contain only 122 calories.

Food LFLs up at M&S, profits down

Marks & Spencer (M&S), the high street stalwart, today revealed its food like-for-like sales improved by 1.7% in the past year – because it was “more specialist” and focused on “quality and innovation”.

Tesco triumphs in own-label awards

Tesco came out top in the Grocer’s Own-Label Awards in the baked goods category - and went home with almost a third of the total awards.

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Britain’s Best Bakery judges describe winning formula

The judges on TV’s Britain’s Best Bakery have explained what they think is the winning formula at the Scottish Bakers’ Conference.

Waitrose lists ITV viewer’s ‘cherubs’

Waitrose has introduced a new item to its patisserie counters, designed by an ITV viewer.

Asda announces major restructure

The supermarket chain Asda announced a massive restructuring yesterday – a move that puts 4,100 jobs into consultation.

UK sandwich market in growth

The UK sandwich market has grown in value by 2% in the past year, with the number of sandwiches sold up by 6%, according to data released today by the British Sandwich Association (BSA).

Subway adds new motorway services outlet

Sandwich chain Subway is expanding with another Welcome Break services outlet.

FSA reiterates food ‘glitter’ rules following court case

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has re-issued guidance on food glitter and ‘dust’ following the successful prosecution of EdAble Art.

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