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EasyJet founder to launch food store

EasyJet founder, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, has announced the launch of a pilot grocer in Croydon, called easyFoodstore.

Strike action on the cards at Hovis Wigan?

The Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) is at loggerheads with Premier Foods over its decision to use agency staff at its Hovis factory in Cale Lane, Wigan.

BLT scoops nation’s favourite sandwich accolade

The BLT has been voted the UK’s favourite sandwich in a poll conducted by the British Sandwich Association.

Warburtons launches April Fool’s loaf

Warburtons has turned an April Fool’s joke into a reality by launching All-Ends, a loaf comprising solely of the crusts of Toastie product.

Kingsmill embarks on breakfast programme for kids

Kingsmill has teamed up with the National Schools Partnership to educate school children about the nutritional benefits of breakfast.

Ocado sales growth slows

Online grocery company Ocado this morning reported a gross sales increase of 9.9% for its third quarter and added that year-to-date sales are running ahead by 11.3%.   

Tesco supports hybrid food labelling

Tesco has decided to combine the “traffic light” colour-coding and Guideline Daily Amounts (GDA) formats for its future food labelling.

Bath cake firm expands business

The Bath Cake Company has opened a new sugarcraft shop in a bid to respond to the growing demand in bakery.

Greenhalgh’s links with brewer for new pie

Greenhalgh’s Bakery has teamed up with Bolton’s largest-capacity brewery to create a new savoury pie.

Virtual sandwich for Greggs’ UK stores

Greggs is continuing to invest in social media with the launch of an online sandwich competition.

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