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Tower Bakery in Scottish Lidl deal

Perth-based Tower Bakery has agreed a deal to supply 90 Lidl stores across Scotland with a range of six products. 

SDEA elects new president and vice president

Last week, the Shop and Display Equipment Association (SDEA) elected a new president and vice president elected at its AGM.

Accountant steals over £26,000 from Délifrance

A Leicestershire accountant has narrowly avoided jail after stealing more than £26,000 from café chain Délifrance.

Baker & Spice launches first gluten-free range

Patisserie Holdings-owned Baker & Spice will launch its own gluten-free range this week, and has grand expansion plans.

Wrights celebrates 90th birthday

Crewe-based Wrights Food Group is to stage a series of celebratory events throughout 2016, to mark the company’s 90th anniversary.

Linpac appoints new director

Dr Helene Roberts has been appointed group marketing and innovation director, a newly created role at Linpac Packaging.

60% of consumers pick desserts over starters

New research by foodservice supplier Coup de Pates, which launched its rebrand of Delice de France last year, has found that 60% would take the sweet course over a savoury starter.

Co-op boss takes pay cut as profits dip

The Co-operative Group has reported 3.3% underlying profit growth in food sales, up to £250m for the 52 weeks to 2 January 2016.

M&S food sales up 4% in Q4

In its fourth-quarter trading update issued today (7 April), Marks & Spencer (M&S) has reported that food sales were up 4%, in contrast to its “unsatisfactory” clothing and home division.

Peter Sidwell’s app shortlisted for award

Described as “Netflix for food lovers”, the baker’s app, Simply Good Food TV, has been shortlisted for The Guardian’s Start-up of the Year award.

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