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Digital transactions to play major role in festive retail sales

Retail sales this December are expected to rise 4% year-on-year to £42.4bn – more than £1.5bn than last year. 

Sales up 4% at SSP

SSP, the global giant behind travel brands such as Upper Crust and Caffè Ritazza, has seen revenue increase by 4% - helped by a strong performance in the UK.

Pie firm strikes Ocado supply deal

Doncaster-based The Topping Pie Company has signed to supply online grocery supermarket ocado.com.

Santa selfies at centre of Greggs’ festive campaign

Greggs has launched a new social media campaign, tying its pasty packaging to the internet with its #PastySanta selfies.

Pie Awards add gluten-free category

The British Pie Awards have introduced a new Free From Gluten category, as the competition officially opens for entries today.

Edme to sell malt loaves for charity

Ingredients firm Edme has been baking batches of malt loaves to raise money for a local charity.

Fortnum & Mason enjoys busiest year in store history

Luxury retailer Fortnum & Mason has seen a 14% increase in overall sales for the year up to July 2014, compared to last year.

Gail’s opts for private over public growth

Gail’s Bakery has reportedly ended talks of stock market flotation, and will now focus on growing the business privately.

Paul A Young to grow business

Leading London-based chocolatier Paul A Young plans to expand his four-strong business to span from Scotland to the south of England.

Crepe firm plans broad international growth

London-based Crepeaffaire is on the verge of major UK and international expansion plans with four new UK sites in the next four months.

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