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Supermarket sales below £100bn for first time in six years

Supermarket sales have decreased below £100bn for the first time since 2010 as the price war continues in the UK grocery sector.

GMB protest over Bakkavör working conditions

Trade union GMB has protested outside Sainsbury’s headquarters over its frustrations about the working conditions at Bakkavör.

Tesco set to launch mobile payment service

Supermarket giant Tesco will launch its mobile payment service nationally by the end of the year, after a successful trial period.

Flour Pot Bakery extends retail presence

Brighton-based business Flour Pot Bakery has opened up a new branch this week in Hove, taking its total number of retail sites to four.

Lidl unveils bakery at new store

Discounter Lidl has revealed a new state-of-the-art bakery at a new store in Penicuik, Scotland.

Warrens creates Perfect Picnic range

Cornish pasty and cake-maker Warrens Bakery has launched a new Perfect Picnic cake range, aimed at consumers looking for a treat for barbecues or afternoon tea in the garden.

New trustees for GroceryAid

Food industry charity GroceryAid has added Waitrose’s Mark Williamson and Procter & Gamble’s Helen Tucker to its board of trustees.

Italian bakery expands and rebrands range

London-based Italian bakery Crosta & Mollica has added two new lines to its range and repackaged an existing product. 

Destiny Foods launches Christmas line

Manchester-based foodservice patisserie firm and distributor Destiny Foods has launched its Christmas range.

Consumer spending slowed in July

The latest Barclaycard consumer confidence research has shown caution among consumers, as spending rose 2.6% in July, with growth levels down on those seen in May and June. 

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