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Hovis joint venture gains EC approval

Premier Foods has been granted competition approval by the European Commission for the deal it struck in January to partly hive off its bread business in a joint venture.

Caffè Nero moves into Ireland

Coffee chain Caffè Nero is planning to invest €20m in Ireland over the next five years, creating 320 jobs.

New ‘lunch box’ guide to bust bread myths

The Federation of Bakers (FOB) has launched a new tongue-in-cheek guide to packing a lunchbox.

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Former Bake Off winner brings out second title

John Whaite, winner of the third series of The Great British Bake Off, has released his second book: John Whaite Bakes At Home.

Scandinavian firm adds to gluten-free range in UK

Scandinavian gluten-free bakery brand Fria is launching six new products into the UK market.

scotmid opens 100th bakery

Scotmid reaches bakery target

Scottish Co-operative Scotmid has opened its 100th bakery as part of its local bakery project.

No quick fix to industry skills gap

There are no quick fixes to the current skills gap within the food and drink industry, according to Derek Williams, standards and quality director at food qualifications body FDQ.

Pork Farms revamps chilled foods range

Pork Farms has rebranded packaging for its chilled savoury foods range.

United Biscuits to help with convenience sales

United Biscuits (UB) has launched a new convenience programme to help retailers grow their biscuit sales.

UK food exports up, Chinese market doubles

Total UK food and non-alcoholic drink exports grew 5% to £12.8bn in 2013, according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

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