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Pret
Pret looks to recruit school leavers

Pret A Manger has opened applications for the 2015 intake of its School Leavers Programme. 

Graze
Online snacks firm enters retail arena

Graze, the online snack subscription business, has moved into retail for the first time. 

Competition body clears path for Bako merger

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has cleared the anticipated merger of Bako North Western and Bako Scotland.

Jacob's Cracker Crisps
Jacob’s Cracker Crisps campaign gets under way

The media campaign for United Biscuits’ (UB) latest product launch for savoury brand Jacob’s has kicked off as part of a £15m investment in the Masterbrand. 

Carr’s reports positive growth for food division

Carr’s Group has seen volumes in its food division up ahead of last year, despite the “challenging” market.

Bakery companies move to contactless

With the launch of Apple Pay in the UK, bakery and café companies are refreshing payment options.

Square Pie issues ‘Pie Bonds’ on CrowdCube

Retail pie brand Square Pie is crowdfunding investors to grow its business across the UK.

Ferrero-Thorntons bid ‘unconditional’ as decision deadline nears

Ferrero's £112m takeover bid of Thorntons has become ‘wholly unconditional’, subject to the chocolate brand’s acceptance by shareholders.

Truffles closes Burgess Hill bakery

Truffles Bakery has announced it will be shutting its Burgess Hill store.

Dicksons takes on NPD advisor to extend baked range

Dicksons Pork Butchers is expanding its product offering to the retail and wholesale market, by appointing a new product development (NPD) consultant.

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