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Greggs spends £1m on breakfast drive

Greggs is investing £1m in an integrated marketing campaign to promote its breakfast offering.

Tesco UK to invest £1bn in bid to revive profits

Tesco will be focusing on turning around declining UK trading profit with a £1bn investment plan for the next 12 months.

Pasty tax bill amendment backed by BRC

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has backed an amendment to the Finance Bill that would scrap the government’s planned £50m ‘pasty tax’.

Healthy food sales boost M&S’ Q4 results

Healthy food ranges have helped Marks & Spencer gain a 0.8% increase in group sales in its fourth quarter 2011/12.

Starbucks UK plans sale of selected stores

Starbucks UK is looking to place 16 of its central London sites on the property market.

Invite to BSB golf day

The British Society of Baking (BSB) is hosting a golf day on 28 May at the Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel in Meriden, Birmingham.

Bookings open for dinner and dance

Kingston & District Master Bakers Association is to host a special dinner and dance in honour of the Queen’s 86th birthday, her Jubilee year and Saint George’s Day.

Training course on bread weights

The Federation of Bakers (FoB) is to host a one-day training course on ‘bread weights control’ on Tuesday 8 May.

Morrisons’ ‘cold cross buns’ exempt from tax?

Morrisons could be rebranding its traditional Easter hot cross buns, following the government’s proposed 20% VAT on hot food products.

March heatwave boosts UK sales

The unusual warm weather in March has helped drive UK retail sales values up by 1.3%, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

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