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Pieminister
Pieminister to launch summer pies with cider
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Pieminister's flagship Leeds site opens

Pieminister has opened its flagship store in Leeds – its biggest yet – as it gears up for a summer pies launch next month. 

Supermarkets
Supermarket sales growth slows in 12 weeks to April
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Grocery price deflation hits supermarket sales

Supermarket sales have slowed to a revenue growth of 0.2% compared to last year, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel. 

Sainsbury's
Sainsbury's chief executive Mike Coupe insists company is strong
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Sainsbury's posts first loss in a decade

Sainsbury’s has revealed a pre-tax loss of £72m for the year to 14 March - its first loss in a decade. 

John Duffy: "strategy to diversify into new channels."
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Finsbury Food to save 150 jobs in desserts acquisition

Bakery giant Finsbury Food Group has today announced the proposed acquisition of Johnstone’s Just Desserts (Johnstone’s), from administrators FRP Advisory.

Thorntons suffers sales decline, despite better Easter

Sales at chocolate company Thorntons have dropped in both its retail and FMCG divisions, as the firm has lost orders from a commercial customer.

Research firm identifies morning goods and lunch opportunities

The morning goods market is expected to grow 2.7%, as retailers are advised to capitalise on the convenience food trend.

Napier Brown to sell for £34m

Real Good Food is to sell its sugar distribution business Napier Brown for £34m to Tereos, the world’s fifth-largest sugar group.

Greggs new style 'bakery-to-go' shop
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Greggs turns in another robust performance

Greggs the bakers has posted another set of “strong” trading results, with like-for-like sales up 5.9%- ahead of its expectations.

British Sugar factory at Bury St Edmunds
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Farmers’ alliance to stage British Sugar protest

A farmer’s movement is to march outside British Sugar’s Bury St Edmunds factory today (29 April) to protest the “lack of support” for small-scale producers.

Product innovation sees Costa LFL sales surge

Costa Coffee, the Whitbread-owned chain, has seen like-for-like sales leap by 6%, driven by an increase in transactions.

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