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Asda taps vegan trend with new food-to-go lines

Asda has launched a vegan food-to-go range featuring a new wrap and sandwich.

Iceland set to axe plastic bakery packaging

Iceland has pledged to swap plastic packaging across its own-label bakery lines for paper-based material.

Premier Foods Q3: Cadbury and Mr Kipling sales decline

Premier Foods’ Mr Kipling and Cadbury cake sales have fallen in the past three months – although the business has reported strong growth in its own-label cake business.

How was 2017 for Britain’s bakery industry?

British Baker wants you to say what the past 12 months have meant for the retail bakery market.

Margin pressure continues to push up bread prices

The average price of a large loaf of wrapped bread has risen 6p in the past year as rising costs put pressure on Britain’s bakers.

Plastic crackdown: Call for end to avoidable waste

Theresa May has called for ‘plastic-free’ supermarket aisles selling loose food as part of a strategy to eliminate avoidable plastic waste in the next 25 years.

Ditty’s adds Irish Apple Oatcakes to its portfolio

Northern Ireland’s Ditty’s Home Bakery has extended its range with cider-infused oatcakes.

Asda and Sainsbury’s put rival’s crumpets on sale

Asda and Sainsbury’s have been selling each other’s own-label pikelets following a supply chain mix-up.

Mince pie sales soar as festive spend rises £1bn

Supermarket grocery sales rose by £1bn over the festive period as shoppers traded up to premium products.

MPs call for 25p ‘latte levy’ on disposable coffee cups

The government is being urged to introduce a 25p ‘latte levy’ on disposable coffee cups.

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