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New figures show latest world bread prices

The UK was among the cheapest countries in the world in which to buy bread last year, according to new figures from Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

Cookie firm gains Fortnum & Mason listing

Boutique bakery start-up Nila Holden’s vintage cookies have been listed at London store Fortnum & Mason.

Greggs makes two board changes

Greggs, the bakery retail chain, has appointed two new non-executive directors.

Kingsmill hopes its new loaf will add fibre to people's diets
Kingsmill unveils Great White loaf

Allied Bakeries today launched a new white loaf under its Kingsmill brand which it claims will revolutionise the category.

Premier Foods to meet unions over Hovis developments

The senior management of Premier Foods is to meet with union bosses to discuss Hovis workers affected by the partial sale of the bread brand. 

Caffè Nero takes first steps into the US

Coffee chain Caffè Nero is expanding into the USA, with its first café due to open in Boston, Massachusetts in late-April.

Krispy Kreme grows Scottish presence

Doughnut retailer, Krispy Kreme, has started an expansion drive across Scotland, after opening a factory shop in Edinburgh in February 2013.

Premier Foods announces £1.13bn refinancing deal

Premier Foods has announced a £1.13bn refinancing plan aimed at reducing its heavy debts and reviving the business.

Food and drink apprenticeships reach record levels

Statistics released today show that the number of completed apprenticeships at food and drink businesses in England is at a record high.

Tyne & Wear bakery loses £2,000 in robbery

A family bakery in Tyne & Wear lost more than £2,000 last week after a drug addict crawled through an air vent and emptied the company safe.