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Successful Christmas for Ocado

Ocado has seen a bumper Christmas, processing nearly 40% more items for Ocado.com and Morrisons.com than over the same period last year.

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Krispy Kreme enters leisure sector

Doughnut retailer Krispy Kreme has secured a contract with Center Parcs in its first foray into the leisure sector. 

Burton’s builds on Maryland cookie brand

Burton’s Biscuit Company has launched Maryland Soft Baked cookies after what it refers to as “breakthrough” technology.

British out-of-home breakfast preferences revealed

Cooked breakfast, toast and pastries top British consumers’ favourite out-of-home breakfasts, according to a study.

Lincolnshire baker goes green

Pocklington’s Bakery, a Lincolnshire-based craft bakery, has invested in a 150KW solar panel to generate power.

Sainbury’s tops table in tight big-four race

Christmas sales have closed the gap between the big four retailers, with a difference in sales growth of just 0.9% between them all.

Dunkin’ Donuts reveals broad expansion plan for China

Dunkin’ Donuts has announced plans to open 1,400 new stores in China over the next 20 years.

Bakeries set to prosper in 2015, finds study

The eating out sector is set to grow further in 2015 with bakeries among a clutch of sectors earmarked for growth.

Morrisons boss to leave, following Christmas sales slump

Dalton Philips, the man at the helm of Morrisons, is to leave the company after the board announced that “it [was] time to start the search for a new chief executive”.

Food-to-go bumps up Greggs’ Christmas sales

High street bakery giant Greggs has said it had a “very strong Christmas”, with own shop like-for-like sales (LFLs) up 4.5% for the financial year.

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