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Top 5 stories this week

Been a bit busy? Read our round-up of the five biggest stories this week. 

FDF Awards
Bakery firms scoop accolades at food and drink awards

A trio of bakery manufacturers were among those crowned winners at the 2015 Food and Drink Federation Awards. 

National Cupcake Championshisps
National Cupcake Week and Championships are around the corner

The National Cupcake Championships are nearly here as National Cupcake Week (14 to 20 September) kicks off next week. 

Prima Bakeries
Cornish Prima Bakeries anticipates rapid growth

Prima Bakeries, the Cornish company, has just invested £100,000 as it anticipates major growth for the brand. 

Waitrose
Waitrose sees drop in first-half LFLs

Waitrose has revealed that like-for-like sales were down by 1.3% in its first half, as it insisted cut-price techniques were not hitting profits. 

Morrisons LFLs down 2.7%, reveals plans to sell 11 stores

Morrisons saw like-for-like sales (LFLs) drop by 2.7% in its first half – and has announced plans to close 11 stores.

Train coffee
Railway station coffee sales on the up

Rail passengers spent more than £11m in coffee shops at Britain’s biggest railway stations from April to June this year. 

BIA
Winners of Baking Industry Awards revealed

So here they are… the 2015 winners of the prestigious Baking Industry Awards. 

Apostrophe
Apostrõphe managing director exits the business

Apostrõphe, the bakery café group, is missing a managing director after Richard Franks stepped down. 

Costa
Whitbread may increase prices to offset National Living Wage

Costa’s parent company Whitbread has warned that it may be forced to raise prices to combat the effects of the National Living Wage. 

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