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Barry Callebaut launches chocolate challenge for caterers

Chocolate specialist Barry Callebaut is offering caterers the chance to win a trip to a cocoa plantation in its For The Love of Chocolate Challenge.

Discounters continue to dominate, as overall grocery declines

Aldi and Lidl have continued to storm the grocery market, despite an overall decline in the sector since Kantar Worldpanel records began in 1994.

Genesis Crafty launches speciality breads to Waitrose

Northern Irish bakery firm Genesis Crafty has launched a new range of speciality breads into 200 Waitrose stores throughout the UK.

Earl of Sandwich
Earl of Sandwich brand to launch in Middle East

London sandwich and restaurant business Earl Enterprises has signed two deals worth £1m to launch its brand in the Middle East. 

Cadbury
Mondelēz embarks on TV drive for Cadbury

Confectionery multinational Mondelēz has revealed a major ITV festive advertising drive for its Cadbury brand including tie-up with a number of celebrities. 

Horizons highlights bakery sector as one to watch

Dunkin’ Donuts and Pieminister are among the top brands named in foodservice consultancy Horizons’ latest list of food companies on the ascendant.

New bakery hybrid to hit British high street

A new £200,000 bakery-hybrid concept is to open next year, with a further 12 openings planned throughout the UK by 2018.

Tom Dixon Sandwich
Harrods installs upmarket Tom Dixon sandwich shop

London’s Harrods department store has welcomed the opening of a high-end sandwich shop under furniture company Tom Dixon. 

McVitie’s to extend ‘sweeet’ campaign with Victoria biscuits

United Biscuits’ (UB) Christmas TV debut for its McVitie’s Victoria biscuit selection will kick off on 4 December.

Call for local government to set business rates

Independent firms could pay less to trade after the Local Government Association (LGA) said that local government should set local business rates.