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UK in sight for Irish coffee retailer Insomnia

Irish coffee chain Insomnia will open its first UK outlet early in 2015.

Bidvest introduces new coffee brand package

Foodservice supplier Bidvest 3663 has launched a ‘full front of house’ coffee brand named Beans and Steam.

Sponge soaks up £300k eco revamp

Norfolk-based cake company Sponge, owned by Byfords, has just completed a £300,000 refurbishment on its bakery to make it more eco-friendly.

Italy fights against labelling system

Italy has won a ruling from the European Commission that the traffic light system is overly ‘simplistic.’

Morrisons takes on discounters with loyalty card

Morrisons is to launch a new loyalty card scheme in a bid to climb back up the ranks in the supermarket battles. 

Cake firm launches nostalgic ranges

Exquisite Handmade Cakes, based in Leeds, will launch cocktail and sweet shop cake ranges early next year.

Clam’s Cakes set to hit £1m turnover

Handmade cake supplier Clam’s Cakes has predicted a turnover of £1m this year, after expanding into larger premises in Ebbw Vale, Wales.

Financial Conduct Authority to investigate Tesco

Troubled supermarket giant Tesco is to be investigated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for overstating profits by £250m.

Sainsbury’s bullish despite drop in LFL sales

Sainsbury’s has seen a fall in like-for-like (LFL) sales, due to a “dynamic and fiercely competitive market”, according to the supermarket.

World Scotch Pie Championships 2014 open

The entries for the 16th World Scotch Pie Championships have opened, with butchers and bakers getting ready to battle it out for the top spot.

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