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In pictures: China bakery study tour 2012

British Baker's associate editor, Georgi Gyton, travelled to China earlier this month on a bakery study tour, hosted by Rich Products. Check out our exclusive gallery of pictures, from the trade show in Shanghai to business visits in Beijing and the Great Wall of China.

Asda total sales up 7.1%

Asda has increased its like-for-like sales by 2.2% in the 12 weeks to 31 March 2012.

Glamwiches are on the rise

A new lunchtime trend – ‘the glamwich’ – has been emerging as more and more Brits are making their own packed lunches at home.

Morrisons relaunches in-store bakeries

Supermarket chain Morrisons is revamping its in-store bakeries at the end of May with new product lines, packaging and baking methods.

Morrisons set to close Wigan bakery

Morrisons has launched a year-long consultation as it looks to close its Rathbones bakery site in Wigan.

Bakers to outline anti-VAT argument

The baking industry will today outline its opposition to the proposed 20% hike to VAT on hot savouries.

Which? calls for clearer front-of-pack labelling

An investigation by Which? magazine has highlighted the need for clearer front-of-pack nutrition labelling including ‘traffic light’ colour-coding, which not every retailer supports.

Greggs: tax increase will hit sales and profits

Greggs, the BB75 leading retail bakery chain, has this morning reiterated its opposition to the proposed 20% pasty tax, saying the move would cause “new anomalies” and “uncertainties”.

Allied Bakeries supports charity rugby tournament

Staff from Allied Bakeries have helped to arrange a touch rugby tournament to raise cash for Caravan, the National Grocers’ Benevolent Fund.

Groupon launches new selling app

Discounting website Groupon has launched a new online e-booking service, which it says offers businesses an easy way to manage their schedules.

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