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Five out-of-home food and drink trends for 2019

Stay-at-home consumers, alternative diets and simpler menus have been tipped to drive the foodservice market.

Biscuits and tea help boost Fortnum & Mason sales

British biscuits and loose leaf tea have helped drive the sixth successive year of double-digit sales growth at Fortnum & Mason.

Crosstown Doughnuts unveils Greenwich store

Crosstown Doughnuts has opened its ninth permanent store in London.

FSA reassures bakers over selling well-fired bread

Bakers can sell well-fired loaves as long as they follow acrylamide mitigation steps, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has stated.

Early mince pie spend up £1m compared to last year

Christmas has come early, with more consumers than ever tucking into festive bakery treats well ahead of the big day.

Auntie Anne’s to open first store in Manchester

Pennsylvanian bakery company Auntie Anne’s is to open a store in Manchester’s Arndale centre on Monday (3 December).

300-year-old KC Bakery sold to local couple

A Northamptonshire bakery established more than 300 years ago has been acquired by a local couple.

Greggs expecting full-year profit before tax of £86m

Greggs is expecting to make a full-year profit of £86m following strong trading in October and November.

Cake Box revenue and profits rise more than 40%

Sales at egg-free cake supplier Cake Box – which this year listed on AIM – have risen 44% year on year to £8.3m in the six months to 30 September.

Bakers team up with Beer52 for exclusive craft brews

London eateries, including bakery Lily Vanilli and Cantonese bun restaurant Bun House, have collaborated with craft beer company Beer52 to launch an exclusive range of brews.

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