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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.

Food and drink firms unite behind diet and health research

Food and drink manufacturers and retailers are helping to fund a £3.7m research project investigating the link between diet and health, which will ultimately inform new product development.

Financial distress worsens for food suppliers

The number of UK food suppliers experiencing significant financial distress has increased by 54% in the past 12 months as the supermarkets slash prices and delay payments, according to business recovery specialist Begbies Traynor.

JG Ross celebrates tour sell-out success

Aberdeen’s JG Ross bakery has hailed sell-out tours of its bakery.

Krispy Kreme uses live-streaming app Periscope

Doughnut giant Krispy Kreme has become potentially one of the first big bakery companies to utilise Twitter’s live streaming application.

Bread industry hits back at 'misleading' pesticide campaign

A campaign to stop UK bread manufacturers using the pesticide glyphosate has been branded ‘misleading’ for targeting bread. 

Gruffalo
Park Cakes picks up Gruffalo licence

Magic Light Pictures has launched a new Gruffalo Cakes range, with licensee Park Cakes. 

Brick Lane Pret sparks local outrage

Shoreditch residents have lashed out against the opening of a Pret A Manger store in the area.

Holland's Pies
Pie firm switches to price-marked packs in convenience

Holland’s Pies is moving to price-marked packs in convenience stores. 

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