== Sayers rebrand ==

Liverpool-based Sayers the Bakers is continuing with the rebranding of 100 of its Sayers shops after its parent company Lyndale went into administration in June. The plans to rebrand came after research with hundreds of Sayers’ and sister brand Hampsons’ customers and staff signalled the need for a change. Hampsons’ 60 shops are also to changing their name to Sayers.

== Bakery tour ==

Oliver Adams bakery in Northampton recently opened its doors to 33 members of the National Assocation of Master Bakers. They were shown around the site and learned about waste and recycling before being provided with lunch and refreshments.

== RGFC moves ==

The Real Good Food Company has announced it predicts profit before taxation of around £0.5m in its full-year results to 31 December, 2008. The firm has also relocated its London head office function to its Liverpool site, as part of a series of cost-saving initiatives.

== Café convenience ==

The Convenience Retailing Show (CRS) 2009 will feature a new area for the food-to-go and café market. Café+ will run in conjunction with CRS - from 1-3 March, 2009, at the NEC in Birmingham’s - and will be a showcase for the café, sandwich and coffee shop sector.

== Oats warning ==

The Soil Association has revealed that some batches of oats being sold in the UK as organic have been found to contain one or both of the pesticides Chlormequat and Glyphosate. Although these pesticides are commonly used in non-organic products, the levels present in the organic oats mean they can no longer legally be described as organic.