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Shoppers have already spent £4m on mince pies

Christmas has come early for the supermarkets as shoppers have already splashed out £4.1m on mince pies, an increase of 5.2% compared to a year ago.

One in five shoppers thinks about health when buying on-the-go snacks

Twenty-one percent of consumers say health is a feature they look for when choosing a snack to eat on the go, according to a survey by Carrs Foods.

Halloween and Bonfire Night bakery round-up

Things are getting spooky this month, as retailers, bakers and manufacturers get into the Halloween spirit with a host of new treats.

Tesco expands vegan range with pizza, pies and cake

Tesco has more than doubled its Wicked Kitchen vegan range, adding baked items such as pies, pizzas and a brownie, to meet increasing demand for plant-based foods.

Cake Box expects 40% hike in half-year turnover

Egg-free cake specialist Cake Box is expecting to report a 40% increase in revenue to £8.3m for the first half of its financial year.

Manchester baker Trove opens city centre store

Trove has opened its second bakery-café store in Ancoats, Manchester.

Patisserie Holdings share offer raises £15.7m for crisis-hit business

A share offer has raised £15.7m to help Patisserie Holdings continue trading in the face of a crisis sparked by serious financial irregularities.

Patisserie Holdings reveals £25m plan to save business

Patisserie Holdings is launching a share offer and has admitted it needs a £20m capital injection to avoid calling in administrators.

Subway crowned IGD food-to-go operator of the year

Subway has won the IGD food-to-go operator of the year award for the second year running.

Patisserie Holdings finance chief arrested and bailed

Patisserie Holdings finance director Chris Marsh has been arrested, according to the crisis-hit business.

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