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Low shopper footfall hits Costa like-for-like sales

Costa like-for-like sales have fallen in the last three months – although overall sales rose thanks to new store openings and Express machine roll-outs.

Franchise business Cake Box listed on AIM market

Egg-free cake retailer Cake Box has been listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) from today (27 June) in a move valuing the business at £43m.

Former Hovis bakery site in Wigan sold for housing

The site of a former Hovis crumpet and bread bakery has been sold to house-builder Taylor Wimpey.

Latest acrylamide survey results published by FSA

Food safety chiefs have said the latest results of its acrylamide testing have not increased its concern about the risk to human health.

Dawn Foods appoints UCB student ambassador

Dawn Foods has named University College Birmingham (UCB) student Rebecca Orrell as its second student ambassador.

Aryzta expands executive team with new hire

Bakery business Aryzta has appointed Rhona O’Brien as its new general counsel and company secretary.

Health chiefs in new push for menu calorie labelling

Government health bosses are to start consultations over calorie labelling on restaurant, café and takeaway menus as part of new plans aimed at combatting childhood obesity.

Shareholder reveals why it wants Premier Foods boss out

Oasis Management Company – the largest independent investor in Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods – has accused CEO Gavin Darby of driving the business into “its current zombie-like state”.

Bake Off: The Professionals – Episode 8

We’re going back to childhood in this week’s episode of Bake Off: The Professionals with fairy tales, lollipops and, er… macaron cakes.

Social enterprise to open bakery in Nuneaton

A not-for-profit youth organisation is set to open a bakery in Nuneaton serving artisanal bread, cakes and pastries while giving young people the chance to acquire baking skills.

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