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Bakery market suffers as snacking falls

The war on sugar is starting to have an impact, with people turning their backs on sweet baked goods and pastry products because of health concerns, according to new figures.

Jammie Dodgers thieves sentenced

The gang who stole £20,000 of Jammie Dodgers from a Burton’s Biscuits factory in Cwmbran, Wales, have been jailed for more than 11 years.

Aberdeen bakery faces underweight goods charge

Chalmers Bakery in Aberdeen has been charged with producing 50 underweight packs of cheese straws and one pack of underweight oatcakes.

Pret covers NLW by putting prices up

High street coffee chain Pret A Manger is covering the cost of the new national living wage (NLW) by charging customers more for their coffee.

New gluten-free muffins for Flower & White

Shrewsbury-based Flower & White has created a range of gluten-free muffins for the foodservice sector. 

Belfast Chamber of Commerce seeks Sunday trading extension

Belfast Chamber of Commerce (BCC) is to lobby the city council to apply for holiday resort status as it seeks to extend Sunday trading hours.

Pieminister enters gluten-free market

Premium pie maker Pieminister has entered the free-from market with the introduction of two gluten-free pies.

The government will fight legal challenges to sugar tax

Chancellor George Osborne says “bring it on” to the threat of legal action from drinks firms.

FDF calls for salt reduction measures

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has highlighted three key measures it says would drive down salt consumption in the UK.

Survey finds demand for more gluten-free products

There is insufficient choice in the gluten-free market, according to 73% of consumers who buy coeliac-friendly products.

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