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New Britain Palm Oil reports strong trading, but uncertainty surrounds company future

New Britain Palm Oil (NBPO) has reported strong trading for the first half of 2014, however the company could face a new take over bid, after its biggest shareholder revealed it is disposing of its 48.97% stake in the company.

Healthy biscuit sales rise

Consumers are buying more healthy biscuits and individual slices, amid the media debate on sugar, according to a market report. 

GBBO influences sales of whole cakes
Great British Bake Off influences sales of whole cakes

Rise in home baking thanks to shows like The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) have influenced a 3.1% drop in whole cake sales.

Online confectionery sales soar

Consumers spend more than £100m on online confectionery, according to a report.

Greggs’ healthy sandwich range boosted by good weather

Greggs has seen sales of over £1m a week on its healthier range of sandwiches, helped by good weather, the company claimed.

Greggs sees turnaround for LFLs

High street bakery chain Greggs has reported a 3.2% increase in first-half like-for-like sales (LFLs), an improvement on its half-year 2013 LFL decline.

Greencore reports revenue growth and year expectations

Greencore Group has recorded revenue of £310.5m from its convenience food division, 8.7% higher than the prior year on a reported basis.

Premier Foods profits welcomed, sales decline a worry

Premier Foods’ hike in first-half profits has been welcomed by a leading City analyst.

Premier Foods sales drop amid Mr Kipling relaunch

Premier Foods, which produces Mr Kipling cakes, has seen sales drop 6.1% in the six months to 30 June 2014 as it plans a relaunch of the famous cake brand.

Anglia Maltings acquires Micronized Food Products

Anglia Maltings has acquired food and cereals manufacturer Micronized Food Products (MFP) for an undisclosed sum.

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