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Nairn’s drives convenience sales with new hire

Oatcake manufacturer Nairn’s has hired Scott McPherson as a national account manager to help drive sales in the convenience and wholesale sector.

UK launch for Nestlé’s ruby chocolate KitKat

Nestlé is launching a KitKat made with ruby chocolate in the UK next week.

Waffle machine firm to ramp up overseas business

Waffle machine supplier The Malted Waffle Company is aiming to increase its overseas business after securing funding from Santander.

Macaron ice-cream stall Yolkin to open first shop

Following a heady ascent on social media, macaron ice-cream sandwich vendor Yolkin is launching its first bricks-and-mortar site.

Iceland announces £8 royal wedding ‘copycat’ cake

In the lead-up to the royal nuptials, Iceland is to roll out a handmade elderflower and lemon cake modelled on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s choice of wedding cake.

Burton’s launches Lemon Twist Jammie Dodgers

Burton’s Biscuit Company is rolling out limited-edition Lemon Twist Jammie Dodgers for summer.

Nairn’s eyes convenience with price-marked packs

Oatcake manufacturer Nairn’s is eyeing growth in the convenience and wholesale sectors with its first ever price-marked packs.

Warburtons unveils new Bistro Deli Buns range

Warburtons is rolling out a range of flatbread-style buns baked with ‘premium’ ingredients such as extra virgin olive oil, grains, seeds and honey.

Costa launches first ever lunchtime meal deal

Costa Coffee is to take on the supermarkets and the likes of Boots with the launch of its first-ever lunchtime meal deal.

Early Easter drives 30% hike in hot cross bun sales

Supermarket sales of hot cross bun were up by almost a third year on year in March, driven by this year’s early Easter.