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Tesco-backed café sees financial loss

Coffee chain Harris + Hoole has made a pre-tax loss of £12.8m in its year-end results.

Online research points to rise in gluten-free purchases

Gluten-free products are increasingly popular, according to a leading shopping and comparison site.

Autumn Statement expected to review business rates

A review of business rates is expected to be unveiled in Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement today.

Gail’s Bakery starts London delivery service

London-based Gail’s Bakery has launched a delivery service to provide London offices with boxes of its products.

Retail body calls for reform of business rates

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is calling for business rates reform in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement next week.

White loaves make retail popularity list

Three white loaves made it on to a list of the most-bought items in the UK.

Three of Cheshunt Eight leave Tesco

Three of the suspended Tesco executives have reportedly left the company.

M&S and SSP join-up to extend

Marks & Spencer has launched a new site at Sutton station with SSP, in a bid to extend its breakfast and lunch offering in the food-to-go market.

Own label
Own label products still in growth

Own-label products continue to flourish with supermarkets offering reduced ranges missing out on revenue. 

Online sales
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. 

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