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Pizza deal helps drive 15% sales growth at Greggs

An afternoon pizza deal and its vegan sausage roll have contributed to a 15.1% increase in Greggs’ sales.

Why bakery suppliers will welcome Sainsbury’s/Asda ruling

Suppliers will have breathed a sigh of relief yesterday at the decision by the CMA to block the Sainsbury’s/Asda merger.

Allied Bakeries loses largest own-label bread contract

Kingsmill owner Allied Bakeries has lost its contract to supply Tesco with own-label bread.

Wheat price down as crop shows good development

Good development of the UK wheat crop has been reflected in a drop in the price of feed wheat.

Jestic Foodservice sold to Universal Industries

Kent-based Jestic Foodservice Equipment has been acquired by South Africa business Universal Industries International.

Cake Box opens record number of new stores

Egg-free cake supplier Cake Box has increased its estate by 28 sites in the past 12 months.

Signature raises wages to mitigate Brexit concerns

Signature Flatbreads is to pay its staff the living wage and has created 50 new jobs at its Dunstable factory.

Flour Water Salt raises £29k in Kickstarter campaign

Macclesfield café and bakehouse Flour Water Salt has raised £29,300 on a Kickstarter campaign.

Algeria offers new export opportunity for biscuit flour

Algeria may become a destination for UK biscuit wheat exports following a visit by state officials.

Baked goods exports up £120m over past five years

Overseas sales of baked goods have risen more than 15% since 2014 – with sweet biscuits accounting for the greatest increase in spend.

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