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Cold Brew
Starbucks brews up cold speciality

Starbucks has today launched Cold Brew in three central London stores, ahead of a roll-out to 30 sites. 

Holland & Barrett
Holland & Barrett launches first of 50 free-from stores

Health store chain Holland & Barrett has today opened the country’s first-ever free-from concept store under the brand Holland & Barrett More. 

Toppings Pies reaches south with Budgens

Doncaster-based Toppings Pies has struck a deal with Budgens, in a bid to spread further down south.

Tesco suffers record loss

Tesco has posted a record £6.4bn annual pre-tax loss for the year to the end of February.

Which?
Which? issues challenge on supermarket pricing tactics

Consumer rights campaigner Which? has issued the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) with a “super-complaint” regarding supermarket pricing practices. 

New York Bagel Company
New York Bakery Company launches Sandwich Thins

The New York Bakery Company is adding Bagel Sandwich Thins to its range this spring with a £2.5m campaign. 

Mr Kipling boosts Premier’s performance

Premier Foods continues to show improved trading performance in Q1 as master brand Mr Kipling “remains the star”.

Bakery firms scoop supplier awards

United Biscuits and Allied Bakeries have taken two top-spots in The Grocer’s Supplier of The Year competition for the Bakery category.

Subway
Subway opens 500th non-traditional store

Sandwich chain Subway has hit another 2015 milestone in opening 500 stores in non-traditional locations in the UK and Ireland. 

Linda Hill
Scotch pie winner sees sales surge

The current Scotch Pie Champion 2015 Linda Hill of Murray’s Bakers has seen sales shoot up since winning the award. 

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