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Greencore H1 revenue up almost 50%

Greencore has reported a 49.9% growth in revenue to £567.7m in its first half-year results for 2012 due to the acquisition of Uniq.

Gongs given for sandwich success

Greencore took the top award of the night at the Sammies last week – the British Sandwich Industry Awards – for its Food to Go range.

MPs named and shamed over ‘pasty tax’ amendment

British Baker has published the names of those MPs who voted against the amendment to the 20% tax on hot takeaway bakery products.

In pictures: China bakery study tour 2012

British Baker's associate editor, Georgi Gyton, travelled to China earlier this month on a bakery study tour, hosted by Rich Products. Check out our exclusive gallery of pictures, from the trade show in Shanghai to business visits in Beijing and the Great Wall of China.

Morrisons set to close Wigan bakery

Morrisons has launched a year-long consultation as it looks to close its Rathbones bakery site in Wigan.

Bakers to outline anti-VAT argument

The baking industry will today outline its opposition to the proposed 20% hike to VAT on hot savouries.

Allied Bakeries supports charity rugby tournament

Staff from Allied Bakeries have helped to arrange a touch rugby tournament to raise cash for Caravan, the National Grocers’ Benevolent Fund.

Government launches food labelling consultation

The government will conduct a UK-wide consultation with food manufacturers, supermarkets and health experts on how best to label nutritional content in food.

Lees feels margin pressure

Scottish confectionery group Lees Foods has increased its sales by almost £2m during 2011.

Bakers prepare for grand Jubilee

Bakers are set to cash in next month as the country celebrates the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

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