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Australian coffee retailer opens second London outlet

Australian coffee shop Kaffeine is to open a second site in central London.

Bristol firm enjoys successful sales

Bristol-based café business, Boston Tea Party, has seen a 11.5% increase in like-for-like (LFL) sales for the year ending 22 October 2014.

M&S sees positive festive performance for food

Marks & Spencer hailed a “very good” Christmas in food, claiming a record sales increase of 17% in the key Christmas week.

New Year health kicks likely to hit bakery goods

A new survey from FMCG research company Canadean has suggested that sales of bakery treats may be hit this week as consumers go on New Year health kicks.

Tesco sees Christmas success, despite announcement to shut 43 stores

Tesco has made its first trading update of 2015, revealing plans to shut 43 “unprofitable” stores, most of which are likely to be convenience outlets.

Sainsbury’s: LFLs down and warns on deflation

Sainsbury’s has revealed like-for-like sales (LFLs) fell during the important festive period – and warned the remainder of its financial year would be “challenging”.

Waitrose sees strong festive sales

Like-for-like sales increased by 2.8% at supermarket Waitrose over the Christmas period – the sixth consecutive year it has outperformed the market.

Supermarkets reduce bread prices in ongoing cuts

The price war continues, as Asda and Sainsbury’s are to slash the prices of bread as part of new price investments.

Pizza Express boss joins Premier Foods board

Premier Foods has appointed the chief executive of Pizza Express as a non-executive director in the company.

Competition authority moves to phase two on Pork Farms/Kerry deal

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has confirmed it will launch a phase two investigation into the acquisition by Pork Farms of the chilled savoury pastry business of Kerry Foods Limited.

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