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GF Foods bags free-from deal with Ocado

Gluten Free Foods has struck up a new deal with online food retailer Ocado to stock its range of savoury pastry products and festive cupcakes.

Primrose targets celebrations in third book

Martha Swift and Lisa Thomas of Primrose Bakery are writing a third book based on catering for a variety of occasions.

'Pastygate' timeline highlights government u-turn

British Baker has compiled the key dates in the pasty-tax campaign over the past two months, which have shaped the government's decision to scrap its proposal for 20% VAT to be added to all hot takeaway bakery products.

Businesses going bust increase in double-dip recession

The number of retailers going out of business has risen by 38% in the first quarter of 2012, according to accountancy firm Wilkins Kennedy.

Government performs pasty tax u-turn

The government has performed a dramatic u-turn on its tax for hot pies and pasties.

Bakers keen to support workable VAT solution

The baking industry is keen to promote its alternative 20% tax solution to the government, saying it understands the government’s desire to reduce anomalies and raise revenue.

Greggs backs food hygiene scheme

Greggs has given its backing to web-based certification SOFHTe, from The Society of Food Hygiene Technology (SOFHT).

Tesco boss refuses £372,000 bonus

Tesco chief executive officer Phillip Clarke has declined his annual bonus, as UK employees share more than £110m.

Starbucks burdened by high London rents

Starbucks UK has confirmed less profitable outlets in central London locations have contributed to its five-year run of losses.

Economic boost with "tax cuts" and lowest inflation rates

Businesses could benefit from potential temporary tax cut measures and the latest levels of inflation dropping to their lowest in more than two years.

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