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Fortnum & Mason sees Christmas success

Fortnum & Mason has experienced a “highly successful” Christmas period with sales up 16%.

Premier Foods announces £20m investment

Premier Foods has announced a £20m investment to double capacity at its cake manufacturing site in Carlton, Barnsley.

Stevia’s value to reach £167m by 2017

The value of natural sweetener stevia is forecast to grow to £167m by 2017, according to research group Mintel.

UK’s first pay-per-minute café opens

Russian café concept Ziferblat has opened its first UK outlet in London.

SSP denies advisor appointment

British food outlet operator Select Service Partner (SSP) has denied the appointment of advisors for initial public offering (IPO).

Clayton Park Bakery sends 1,000 pies to Wolverhampton

Clayton Park Bakery has supplied close to 1,000 pies to football club Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Bakkavor pizza workers in strike vote

Bakkavor has said it was “naturally disappointed” that 600 GMB members are to be balloted for strike action, in a dispute over pay.

Greggs looks to mitigate job loss impact

Greggs will look to do everything it can to mitigate the impact of job redundancies within the company, according to its chief executive.

Tesco sees 2.4% decline in LFL sales

Tesco has reported a 2.4% decline in like-for-like (LFL) sales during the Christmas period, according to latest results.

M&S records 1.5% LFL food increase for Christmas

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has seen a 1.5% increase in like-for-like (LFL) food sales during the Christmas period, according to its latest results.

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