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Marks & Spencer food sales continue to grow

Total food sales at Marks & Spencer (M&S) were up 4.2%, and like-for-like sales were up 1.7% in the in the 13 weeks to 28 June.

MuscleFood.com healthy cookie
Online firm sees sell-out sales of ‘healthy’ choc chip cookie

An online retailer claims its protein-rich chocolate chip cookie can aid weight loss by keeping people fuller for longer.

BN biscuit range new ads
UB extends its ‘sweeet’ biscuit campaign

United Biscuits (UB), a leading international manufacturer of biscuits and cakes, has invested £1.3m in an advertising campaign for McVitie’s BN biscuit range.

Bakery chain uses tech to tackle waste and stock

Bakery chain Chatwins, will roll out a new point-of-sale solution to improve stock management and customer experience.

Asda to make more than 1,000 redundant

Asda’s latest shake-up is likely to result in 1,360 redundancies. 

New packaging for hovis
Hovis develops eco-friendly bread bag

Hovis Seed Sensations will be sold in a new green-friendly bread bag.

Irish chocolatier pulls out of UK café scene

Gourmet Irish chocolatier Butlers Irish Chocolates has closed its only UK café and left the country.

Golden loaf raymond blanc
Baker launches golden bread

A loaf made with champagne and 24 carat gold is to be launched by a baker.

Warburtons turnover rise
Diversification pays off for Warburtons

Warburtons has reported a 52% increase in operating profit after diversifying and expanding its range.

Callebaut sales increase
Chocolate firm reports strong sales growth

Global chocolate producer Barry Callebaut saw sales increase by 22% to CHF4.3m (£2.8m) in the first nine months of its financial year.

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