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Olive oil
Olive oil prices jump 10%

Extra virgin olive oil prices are up almost 10%, with little sign of the sourcing situation improving.

A-lister Jake Gyllenhaal loves Greggs

Southpaw and Brokeback Mountain star Jake Gyllenhaal has revealed his love of high street bakery giant Greggs.

Coffee
Research identifies alcohol potential in coffee shops

There is “huge potential” for coffee shops serving alcoholic drinks, according to research from CGA Strategy. 

Thorntons to exit Stock Exchange

Thorntons has officially requested to be delisted from the London Stock Exchange, in anticipation of its pending takeover by Ferrero International.

national Cupcake Championships
Cupcake Championships: be a finalist for a chocolate masterclass

Those chosen as finalist in the National Cupcake Championships will be treated to chocolate masterclasses by specialist Barry Callebaut. 

Cake company benefits from foodservice boost

South west foodservice supplier Hunt’s broke its own sales records during a recent promotion of products from the Handmade Cake Company – selling more than 3,000 cakes in a single day.

Harris + Hoole founders exit the business

The Harris + Hoole (H+H) founding trio are stepping back from the Tesco-backed coffee chain.

Mondelez revamps Christmas confectionery lines

Cadbury owner Mondelez has revealed plans to boost Christmas confectionery following flat sales.

Costa
Costa to spend £36m on new roastery

Costa, the high street coffee shop chain, is to build a new roastery in a £36m investment to support its national and international growth ambitions. 

Phat Pasty Co sees sales jump 22%

Pasty concept Phat Pasty has seen sales surge thanks in part to a big increase in the number of universities selling its products and using its branded counters and point-of-sale material.

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