Retail

Ocado sales growth slows

Online grocery company Ocado this morning reported a gross sales increase of 9.9% for its third quarter and added that year-to-date sales are running ahead by 11.3%.   

Tesco supports hybrid food labelling

Tesco has decided to combine the “traffic light” colour-coding and Guideline Daily Amounts (GDA) formats for its future food labelling.

Bath cake firm expands business

The Bath Cake Company has opened a new sugarcraft shop in a bid to respond to the growing demand in bakery.

Greenhalgh’s links with brewer for new pie

Greenhalgh’s Bakery has teamed up with Bolton’s largest-capacity brewery to create a new savoury pie.

Virtual sandwich for Greggs’ UK stores

Greggs is continuing to invest in social media with the launch of an online sandwich competition.

GBBO champ launches London bakery

Edd Kimber, the first winner of BBC2's The Great British Bake Off in 2010, has set up a new bakery business in London.

LFLs slow at Asda

Asda has reported a 0.7% rise in like-for-like sales (LFLs), excluding fuel and VAT, in its second-quarter trading results.

Brand fight back begins

Costa Coffee has come under fire recently from independent businesses in Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset, who have expressed concern over a potential new outlet opening in the area.

July food sales show upward momentum

Food store sales value increased by 2.9% in July, compared to the same month last year, according to the latest statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Plans for Cornish pasty drive-thru

The team who set up The West Cornwall Pasty Company has dreamed up a new retail bakery concept – a pasty drive-thru.

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