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Food sales ‘normalising’ despite deflation

Total food sales grew 0.5% for the three months to May, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) sales monitor.

One Stop strikes ISB deal

One Stop convenience stores has struck a new partnership with Country Choice, as it sees opportunity in the in-store bakery sector.

Cooplands
Cooplands bakery and HQ is sold
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Cooplands HQ is sold

The former head office and bakery of Cooplands of Doncaster has been sold for an undisclosed sum. 

Rainbow Dust Colour
Rainbow Dust Colour is a cake decorating specialist
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Rainbow Dust Colour welcomes new managing director

Real Good Food has appointed a new managing director for its Rainbow Dust Colour business. 

Sales climb to nearly €1bn for Aryzta

Aryzta, the Swiss-based bakery group behind brands like Delice de France and Otis Spunkmeyer, saw its third-quarter revenue climb 13.2% to nearly €1bn. 

Supermarkets see slight sales growth

New figures show continued slow growth in the supermarket sector, with sales up 0.2% for the 12 weeks to 24 May.

Wholesaler Bidvest changes name

UK foodservice provider Bidvest 3663 will now be known as Bidvest Foodservice.

Tate & Lyle
Tate & Lyle sees profits plunge 30%
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Tate & Lyle suffers ‘challenging year’

Full-year profit and earnings at sucralose producer Tate & Lyle have taken a hit after a “very challenging year”. 

Bakkavor
A number of buyers are interested in stakes in Bakkavor
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Bakkavör to sell stakes in the business

A bidding war for a stake in UK convenience group Bakkavör is looming after reports of interest from a number of buyers, including private equity firms PAI Partners and Pamplona Capital. 

SSP sees UK LFLs growth

SSP, the leading food operator in travel locations worldwide, saw like-for-like sales (LFLs) grow by 3.7% in the UK in its first half.

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