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Thorntons stays upbeat despite fall in sales

Thorntons has seen total sales plummet 10.3% in its commercial division to £41.9m.

Crisp sandwich pop-up proves a hit

A nostalgic pop-up sandwich shop has attracted global attention after bringing back the crisp twist.

Greggs
Glove discovered in Greggs pasty

Bakery giant Greggs has come under fire after a three-year-old child bit into a rubber glove baked into her pasty. 

December footfall down on 2013

Average footfall in the UK for December fell by 0.7% compared to last year’s festive season.

London bakery starts own milling project

Hackney artisan bakery E5 Bakehouse has started to mill its own wheat to make a more unique loaf.

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.

Kripsy Kreme doughnuts
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.

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