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Esquires new packaging
Coffee chain Esquires overhauls its estate

Franchise coffee shop chain Esquires Coffee has introduced a new menus and packaging at its 24 stores. 

Scientific Advisory Committee prepares to discuss carbs

A government nutrition board will meet next week to discuss the SACN Carbohydrates and Health report.

Sainsbury’s Q1 LFLs down

Sainsbury’s has seen like-for-like (LFL) sales down 2.1% for its first quarter, fighting what it calls “a highly competitive pricing backdrop.”

Paul UK
Paul reports big jump in turnover

Artisan bakery chain Paul UK has revealed EBITDA has climbed 19.2% to £4.3m for the year ended 31 December 2014. 

Food sales ‘normalising’ despite deflation

Total food sales grew 0.5% for the three months to May, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) sales monitor.

Tesco sandwich
Sandwiches under threat as Tesco trebles salad range

Tesco said it was a case of “move over sarnies” as it trebled its ready-to-eat salad range to nearly 50 lines. 

Apple Pay
Pret and Costa introduce mobile phone payments

High street chains Pret A Manger and Costa are among the first companies in the sector to confirm they will adopt Apple Pay - new technology that enables customers to pay for purchases with their mobile phones. 

Biscuit distributor opens bakery

Biscuit and bakery products distributor Arden Fine Foods has installed a bakery operation at its Coventry office to help it understand the sector further.

£1 café opens in London

A new café selling food for just £1 per item, including pastries and sandwiches, has opened in London.

One Stop strikes ISB deal

One Stop convenience stores has struck a new partnership with Country Choice, as it sees opportunity in the in-store bakery sector.

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