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Premier Foods shows growth in sweet division

St Albans-based Premier Foods has announced slow growth for its Sweet Treats division, with a 0.8% growth from £93.1m to £93.8m for the 26 weeks to 3 October 2015.

Irwin’s Bakery secures export contract to China

Northern Ireland’s leading bakery Irwin’s has secured a six-figure deal to supply a range of premium Irish biscuits created specifically for the Chinese market.

Vogel’s launches picnic promotion

Seeded bread specialist Vogel’s has partnered with outdoor brand Anorak for a new Keep Exploring campaign. 

Carr’s records healthy profit growth

Unaudited figures show the food division of Carr’s Group has enjoyed a 6.3% rise in profit before tax for the year ended 29 August 2015.

Appetite Learning is launched

William Reed Business Media, the publisher of British Baker, has partnered with Virtual College, the leading provider of e-learning and online training, to offer a range of materials for the food industry.

Silvery Tweed Cereals appoints new ops director

Peter Thompson has joined Silvery Tweed Cereals as operations director.

Tate & Lyle sees pre-tax profits jump 28%

Tate & Lyle, the bakery ingredients supplier, saw its adjusted profit before tax increase by 28% this year to £103m.

Morrisons hit by fresh sales slump

Supermarket chain Morrisons has seen another drop in sales, with a 2.6% fall in like-for-like (LFL) sales excluding fuel in the 13 weeks to 1 November 2015.

Liberalised sugar market could lead to a flood of cheap imports

Europe could be flooded by cheap sugar because of plans to liberalise the sugar market, according to a new study.

M&S sees static LFL food sales

High street retail chain Marks & Spencer (M&S) has recorded virtually static like-for-like (LFL) food sales figures, with just 0.2% growth in the 26 weeks ending 26 September.

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