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UK shoppers cite sugar as major concern, finds study

Sugar content in food is the UK’s biggest concern, research has found.

Cadbury
Burton’s extends Cadbury Christmas biscuit lines

Burton’s Biscuit Company has added three new products to its range of Cadbury’s Christmas Biscuits for 2015. 

X-Factor judge teams with Greggs for charity

Greggs has announced a partnership with X Factor’s Cheryl Fernandez-Versini to launch a new product.

Scottish confectionery firm gains £1.6m boost

Scottish fudge company Mrs Tilly’s Confectionery has secured a £1.6m finance package to extend its market.

Greenhalgh’s embarks on new training initiative

North-west company Greenhalgh’s Craft Bakery has struck a partnership with Wigan Technical College to take on 12 apprentices a year in a “brand new initiative”.

Speciality coffee market set to grow

A study suggests the UK coffee market is becoming increasingly specialist – with a new wave of baristas accounting for 15% of the market.

Sponge pudding
Discounters outpace traditional retailers in hot desserts

The German discounters are leaving the traditional supermarkets behind in the hot desserts market. 

Paul UK to open third bakery outside London

Paul UK, the French artisan bakery, will open its 34th shop in Birmingham on 24 September. 

Muffin break
ICYMI: Muffin Break reveals expansion plans

Muffin Break plans to open 16 more stores in the next financial year, plus its first train station site in Birmingham New Street. 

Product recall
Salmonella risk and incorrect labelling behind product recalls

Tesco and convenience store group Nisa Retail are the latest companies to recall bakery products. 

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