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Flatbread firm seeks first major multiple listing

Flatbread company Strong Bread is hoping to supply its first Big-Four supermarket, as it quadruples the size of its bakery.

Pret A Manger
Pret embarks on evening dining pilot

Sandwich chain Pret A Manger has commenced a trial into evening trading in the wake of similar moves from competitors. 

TV co seeks bakers for Victorian series

The BBC is looking for a selection of bakers to take part in a new series about baking in the Victorian era.

Aldi
Aldi bypasses Waitrose in supermarket leaderboard

German discounter Aldi has leapfrogged Waitrose in the leaderboard to become Britain’s sixth-largest supermarket. 

Real Bread Campaign launches bread week

Real Bread Week will kick off this May (9-15) to celebrate independent bakeries which bake ‘real bread’.

Greggs to make Northern Ireland debut

Greggs is to open its first store in Northern Ireland at the end of this month, in a service station.

Délifrance launches student sandwich contest

Frozen bakery supplier Délifrance is launching a competition for bakers to enter their vision of the sandwich of the future.

Review bakery ranges or risk retail de-listing, warns expert

A category management specialist has said suppliers must be ready to review ranges or risk being dropped, after Kingsmill’s sliced bread was de-listed in Tesco.

‘Healthy treating’ to boost quick-service bakery, finds study

The quick-service bakery market (QS bakery) is to see an accelerated growth rate this year, with the concept of “healthy treating” becoming “key” to driving incremental increases in visits.

MySupermarket
Cost of grocery shopping continues to fall

The cost of a weekly grocery shop has fallen again by 1% in the last month and 7% in the last year.