Retail

Invite to BSB golf day

The British Society of Baking (BSB) is hosting a golf day on 28 May at the Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel in Meriden, Birmingham.

Bookings open for dinner and dance

Kingston & District Master Bakers Association is to host a special dinner and dance in honour of the Queen’s 86th birthday, her Jubilee year and Saint George’s Day.

Training course on bread weights

The Federation of Bakers (FoB) is to host a one-day training course on ‘bread weights control’ on Tuesday 8 May.

Morrisons’ ‘cold cross buns’ exempt from tax?

Morrisons could be rebranding its traditional Easter hot cross buns, following the government’s proposed 20% VAT on hot food products.

March heatwave boosts UK sales

The unusual warm weather in March has helped drive UK retail sales values up by 1.3%, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

Greenhalgh’s crafts giant hot cross bun

Greenhalgh’s Craft Bakery has baked a giant hot cross bun, which was unveiled last week at the RSPB’s Saltholme wildlife reserve.

Cornish economy to be blighted by pasty tax

The Cornish Pasty Association (CPA) has spoken out about how the 20% tax on hot takeaway food could affect profitability and jobs in the region.

Ditty’s Bakery strikes US deal

Ditty’s Bakery will see its products listed in US gourmet and speciality food retailer Dean & DeLuca.

Tesco launches Everyday Value

Tesco is to replace its Tesco Value range with a more brightly-packaged brand, Everyday Value.

Starbucks UK creates unique London stores

Ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games this summer, Starbucks UK is investing £8m to renovate its stores within the capital.

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