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Tesco: 1,800 jobs at risk in in-store bakery shake-up

Tesco is to axe scratch-baking in 58 stores and reduce it in more than 200 other sites.

The Warburtons X Toast Ale Crumpet Beer has a 4.2% alcohol content
Warburtons and Toast Ale use wonky crumpets in beer

Warburtons has teamed up with Toast Ale to create a beer made from surplus crumpets.

Ginsters introduces trio of posh pasties in Selfridges

Ginsters has unveiled a trio of gourmet pasties to be sold exclusively in Selfridges.

Freaks of Nature appoints food innovation director

Yorkshire-based desserts brand Freaks of Nature has appointed chocolatier, patisserie and bakery expert Claire Gallagher as director of product innovation.

McVitie’s cuts sugar across nine biscuit brands

McVitie’s has cut the sugar in nine of its biscuit brands by up to 10%, removing a total of 785 tonnes of sugar from the nation’s diets every year.

Trade fear as policy closes door on low-skilled labour

A new system to “end the reliance on cheap, low-skilled labour coming into the country” has come under fire from trade groups.

Allied workers set to strike after ‘pathetic’ pay offer

An all-out strike by workers at Allied Bakeries’ factory on Castlereagh Road, Belfast, is set to begin at 6am on Sunday 16 February after ‘last ditch’ talks over pay broke down.

Greggs regular selection of items, including its vegan and normal sausage rolls, will be available at the Asda concessions
Greggs to open concessions in five Asda stores

Asda will become the first UK supermarket to open Greggs concessions in its stores next month, after announcing a partnership with the bakery giant.

Le Pain Quotidien uses app to save 6,000 meals

Bakery and restaurant chain Le Pain Quotidien has saved 6,000 meals from going to waste in the first six months of its partnership with app Too Good To Go.

Vegan wrap and sandwich sales soar at Tesco

Plant-based sandwiches and wraps were the big winners during Veganuary 2020, according to Tesco.