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Early Easter drives 30% hike in hot cross bun sales

Supermarket sales of hot cross bun were up by almost a third year on year in March, driven by this year’s early Easter.

White Rabbit gains Ocado listings for gluten-free pizza

Oxford-based brand The White Rabbit Pizza Co has gained listings for its range of five gluten-free pizzas with online retailer Ocado.

Real Good Food secures £4m additional funding

Haydens and Renshaw owner Real Good Food (RGF) has secured additional funding to ease pressure on its cashflow.

Bakers reveal their creations for Easter 2018

Hooray for Easter; an egg-citing time to tuck into delicious cakes and terrible egg puns.

Five things we learned from Pladis’ annual biscuit report

Biscuits are back in growth, with sales up 2.6% to £2.5bn, according to an annual report by biscuit manufacturer Pladis.

The Great British Biscotti Co unveils new flavours

Four new flavours described as “quintessentially English with a contemporary twist” have been launched by The Great British Biscotti Co.

More Food to launch direct sales wholesale service

Ambient and frozen cake supplier More Food is ramping up its wholesale presence with the launch of a new website.

Supermarket sourdough sales rise by up to 98%

Retailers including Marks & Spencer (M&S), Asda and Waitrose have enjoyed booming sales of their sourdough loaves over the past year.

Greggs opens first site on London Underground

Greggs has today (23 March) made its London Underground debut with a shop at Westminster station.

Steinhoff boss Stuart Machin to head M&S Food

Steinhoff UK group CEO Stuart Machin is to join Marks & Spencer as its managing director of food.

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