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Gallery: Halva to supply Fortnum & Mason

Fortnum & Mason (F&M) has just been announced as the first official stockist for London bakery, Halva.

Starbucks responds to recycling jibes

Starbucks, the coffee shop chain, has announced that it will offer a 50p discount to customers who bring in their own coffee cup.

New director for Tesco

Supermarket giant Tesco has announced that Lindsey Pownall will join the board as an additional independent non-executive director.

M&S starts selling mug cakes

Marks & Spencer is offering pre-made mixes that you put in a mug and microwave. 

Eat faces £3.6m bill for toasted sandwiches

Sandwich chain Eat has been issued with a £3.6m VAT bill after its toasties were found to be subject to the “pasty tax”. 

Defra urges manufacturers to apply for PDOs

UK manufacturers are to be encouraged to apply for protected status for their regional speciality food and drink names, according to Elizabeth Truss, minister at the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

Muffin Break launches citrus muffin

Muffin Break has launched a limited-edition citrus-flavoured muffin as the third stage of its Muffin Lab concept.

Border Biscuits to launch first TV ad

Border Biscuits is set to launch its first national television advert as part of its new marketing campaign.

Bidvest unveils four new desserts

Wholesale retailer Bidvest has unveiled a new selection of frozen dessert products as part of its Create Summer range.

Government has “no plans” to tax coffee shops

The government says it has no plans to tax coffee shop cups after a minister suggested it could repeat its "success" in cutting plastic bag waste.

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