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Bakery giant buys Ecuadorean Bread Maker

Worldwide bakery company Grupo Bimbo has acquired Ecuadorian brand Supan.

Carrs optimistic over performance

Carrs Milling Industries is performing in line with expectations, the company said today.

Bettys Tayloes Harrogate
Bettys enjoys 12% increase in turnover

Bettys & Taylors, the bakery and café chain based in Harrogate, has revealed turnover rose by 12%, equating to £149.1m in the year ending October 2013.

Kingsmill grows share amid ‘challenging’ trading

Associated British Food (ABF), the parent company of Kingsmill, has achieved market share growth with the bread, as group revenue dropped 2% on last year.

Supermarket price war keeps food prices low

Food prices rose by just 0.6% last month - the lowest rise ever according to figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

Marks & Spencer food sales continue to grow

Total food sales at Marks & Spencer (M&S) were up 4.2%, and like-for-like sales were up 1.7% in the in the 13 weeks to 28 June.

Callebaut sales increase
Chocolate firm reports strong sales growth

Global chocolate producer Barry Callebaut saw sales increase by 22% to CHF4.3m (£2.8m) in the first nine months of its financial year.

Greggs LFLS up
Greggs LFLS up by 3.2%

Greggs, the BB75 leading bakery retailer, has seen like-for-like sales growth of 3.2% in the first 26 weeks of the year to 28 June.

Grocery market
Grocery sales figures rebound after historic low

Grocery market growth has bounced back to 2.8% in the 12 weeks to 22 June after a historic low of 1.7% last period.

 3.4% rise in the bread market
Bread market to grow 10.9% despite overall decline

The UK retail market for bread and bakery products grew by 3.4% in 2013 despite continued decline in bread consumption and volume sales.

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