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Sainsbury’s-Asda merger ‘could push up prices’

The proposed merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda suffered a blow today (20 February) as the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) found that it could push up prices and reduce quality.

Vegan sausage rolls boost sales at Greggs

Vegan sausage rolls have helped to boost an “exceptional sales performance” at Greggs, with total sales up 14.1% for the seven weeks to 16 February.

Baker & Spice acquired by coffee shop chain DOCASA

Four London outlets of former Patisserie Holdings business Baker & Spice have been acquired by coffee chain Department of Coffee and Social Affairs (DOCASA).

Buyers found for Patisserie Valerie and Philpotts

Patisserie Holdings businesses Patisserie Valerie and Philpotts have been sold in separate deals.

Bakery food-to-go sales set to grow £400m by 2022

Price, convenience and health will be key factors in tapping growth in the food to go market, according to analysts.

Finsbury Food Group invests £1m in Kara plant

Finsbury Food Group has boosted efficiency and capacity at its Kara foodservice facility in Manchester with a £1m investment.

Graze healthy snack brand acquired by Unilever

Unilever is raising its profile in the healthy foods market with the acquisition of the Graze snacking brand.

Chantilly Patisserie sold by Real Good Food

Renshaw owner Real Good Food (RGF) has sold Chantilly Patisserie to its management team.

Caffè Nero Group acquires 70% stake in Coffee#1

Caffè Nero Group has bought a majority stake in the Coffee#1 chain.

Greencore food-to-go sales rise 6.4% in Q1

Greencore has stated that 2019 has got off to an “encouraging start”, with strong sales in its food-to-go operations.

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