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Asda reports Q1 3.9% decline in LFL sales

Asda has announced a 3.9% fall in like-for-like sales in its first quarter, in what it describes at the “most challenging year yet” for UK supermarkets.

Sandwich award-winners revealed

Greenhalgh’s bakery has scooped the Bakery Sandwich Shop of the Year chain category at the Sandwich Industry Awards (Sammies).

‘Gay cake’ bakery guilty of discrimination

A judge has found Belfast’s Ashers Baking Company guilty of discrimination against a gay customer.

Convenience sector boost Greencore profits

Sandwich-maker Greencore has seen profits soar as its convenience food sector booms, despite a challenging market.

Aryzta extends Wrapped To Go line

Bakery specialist Aryzta has added two products to its individually Wrapped To Go range.

Scottish firm mistaken for ‘gay cake’ bakery

Scotland’s Ashers Bakery has received a backlash of emails, after it has repeatedly been mistaken for the Belfast bakery involved in the ‘gay cake’ row.

Chicken sandwich
Sandwiches take healthy share of food-to-go

Sandwiches account for a 20.2% share of the total food-to-go category worth £4.4bn, according to new data from the British Sandwich Association (BSA). 

Genius
Genius boosts frozen gluten-free range

Bakery brand Genius Gluten Free has “significantly increased” the distribution of its frozen range with the launch of five skus into Tesco and Morrisons. 

Jacob's
UB introduces Jacob’s Cracker Crisps

United Biscuits (UB) has unveiled its biggest NPD of 2015 so far with the £6m launch of Jacob’s Cracker Crisps. 

Warburtons
Warburtons heads baked goods in top 10 FMCG list

Four of the top 10 FMCG brands are baked products, with Bolton-based bread giant Warburtons leading the way. 

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