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October brought highest growth in consumer spending since 2011, says Barclaycard

Consumer spending rose 5.5% year-on-year in October, the highest growth since Barclaycard began publishing data on consumer finances in 2011.

First international competitor for Scotch Pie Awards

California-based bakery Sunblest Foods has become the first international competitor in the World Championship Scotch Pie Awards.

M&S closes stores to focus on food

Marks & Spencer has announced store cuts as part of a wide strategic shake-up.

Tangerine confectionery workers begin strike over pay and conditions

Workers at the Tangerine confectionery factory in York will today (Tuesday 8 November) begin the first of four days of strike action after members of the GMB union voted to reject a pay offer.

Christmas Entremet winner announced

From a 28-strong list of entrants, to a short list of five pastry chefs, the winner of the 2016 Classic Fine Foods Christmas Entremet competition has been crowned.

Did you work at Park Cake Bakeries between 1976 and 1981?

A former worker at Park Cake Bakeries, Oldham, is trying to track down his old colleagues for a 40-year reunion.

James Martin to open Manchester food-to-go bakery

TV chef James Martin is set to bring food-to-go bakery concept James Martin Kitchen to Manchester’s Piccadilly Station.

Quarter of British population opt for free-from products

More than a quarter of the British population purchase free-from products as a lifestyle choice, according to research by Harris Interactive.

Lidl and Aldi’s growth driven by millennials

Growth in discount retailers Lidl and Aldi is being driven by millennials, whose spend on grocery shopping is rising three times faster than that of the overall population, according to Nielsen.

Cornish Pasty Heritage Centre wants your help

Britain’s first Cornish Pasty Heritage Centre is asking the public to donate artefacts to help tell its story.

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