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Budgens enjoys bakery success in new concept stores

Bakery products have “played an important role” in the success of Budgens’ new concept stores. 

James Cawthorne
Exclusive: bakery director leaves Asda

Asda’s senior category director for bakery has left after 15 years’ service. 

Food and drink industry to create thousands of jobs

Firms in England and Wales’ food and drink sector will create 73,000 jobs in the next five years, according to a new study by Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.

Jen's Cupcakery
Radio interview for Cupcake Championship finalist

A finalist in the National Cupcake Championships 2015 has revealed business plans live on the radio as we gear up for the final. 

CBA survey finds National Living Wage will cause 'major setbacks'

The Craft Bakers Association (CBA) says around 80% of bakers will have to put prices up when the National Living Wage (NLW) is introduced. 

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”.