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Starbucks moves European HQ to London

Global coffee chain Starbucks will move the regional headquarters of its Europe, Middle East and Africa business from Amsterdam to London by the end of 2014.

Co-op suffers ‘worst year in history’

The Co-operative Group has announced a downturn in food revenue from £7.44bn to £7.24bn, with an overall loss of £2.5bn for the year to 4 January.

Easter boosts cake decorating sales at Waitrose

Waitrose has reported a 20% increase in cake decorating sales, thanks to the Easter school holidays.

Burton's ploughs £14.75m into factory investment

Burton’s Biscuit Company will invest £14.75m in its manufacturing operation to support business growth.

Scottish firm relocates silo in expansion drive

Scottish manufacturer Brownings the Bakers is relocating its flour silo as part of a £1.3m expansion plan.

Tesco profits slump again

Supermarket giant Tesco has this morning reported a 6% fall in group trading annual profit to £3.3bn – the second year in a row it has announced falling profits.

Warburtons takes first steps in Channel Islands

Warburtons bread made its debut in the Channel Islands this week, with a roll-out programme to follow.

Waitrose introduces trial ‘grazing areas’

Continental-style ‘grazing areas’ where customers can sample baked goods from deli counters in Waitrose are being trialled in a number of stores.

Carr’s reaps benefits of new mill

Milling group Carr's said its new Kirkcaldy flour mill was already boosting performance in its food division as it posted half-year results today.

West Cornwall Pasty Company bought from administration

West Cornwall Pasty Company has been rescued out of administration by a new investment fund, for an undisclosed sum.

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