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Food inflation drops 1.1% in April

Food inflation has slowed to 4.3% for April from 5.4% in the previous month, according to the latest statistics from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

M&S uses macaroons to celebrate

Marks & Spencer has developed a line of macaroons to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Morrisons listings for Bacheldre

Bacheldre Watermill has secured listings for six of its lines in 383 Morrisons stores.

Bakers prepare for grand Jubilee

Bakers are set to cash in next month as the country celebrates the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Redundancies follow loss of contract for W C Rowe

Cornish bakery firm W C Rowe is making around 40 redundancies following a major contract loss, believed to be with Tesco.

Bakers stage renewed effort to avert 20% VAT

The baking industry is set to meet HM Revenue & Customs' officials for last-ditch talks about the introduction of 20% VAT on hot pie and pasties.

Morrisons: 1% LFLs decline “satisfactory”

Morrisons yesterday unveiled a 1% dip in like-for-like sales (LFLs) yesterday – describing its first-quarter performance as “satisfactory”.

EAT strengthens management team

EAT, the sandwich shop chain, which was acquired by private equity firm Lyceum Capital last year, has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Tony Campbell as its new chairman and Sarah Doyle as its first marketing director.

Tesco’s Everyday Value range makes TV debut

Tesco has aired a TV advert as part of a national marketing campaign to promote its refreshed low-cost brand, Everyday Value.

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Bakers make Profit Track 100 listing

A number of bakery and food manufacturing firms have been included in The Sunday Times’ Profit Track 100 list.

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