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Government launches food labelling consultation

The government will conduct a UK-wide consultation with food manufacturers, supermarkets and health experts on how best to label nutritional content in food.

Masterchef producer launches bakery show

The producers of Masterchef are to launch a new TV show that aims to crown the best bakery in the UK.

Healthy options boost soft drinks sector

The soft drinks industry grew in value during 2011 by 5.1% to more than £14.5bn, according to the latest statistics.

Greggs director to speak at retail conference

Roisin Currie, group people director at Greggs, will join a panel of keynote speakers in a debate over the future of retail outside London.

Costa places restriction on free WiFi

Costa Coffee has announced it has signed a deal with O2 to provide free Wi-Fi internet access across its UK sites

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Mixed reaction as the Queen confirms Groceries Code Adjudicator

The Queen’s speech in the House of Lords confirming the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) has been met with mixed reactions by members of the food industry.

Sainsbury’s benefits from “universal appeal”

Despite the difficult consumer environment, Sainbury’s this morning unveiled a 3.5% sales increase in its fourth quarter.

Waitrose wages price war on Tesco

Waitrose is set to compete with Tesco by matching the latter’s prices on all branded groceries.

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.

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