Another Slice Ma’am ?

With royal weddings, anniversaries and pregnancies making the headlines we decided to investigate how a company becomes an official supplier to the royal family. We’ve all seen invoices or vans with the “appointed by” royal warrant on but how do you actually get one?. How would the queen get to take a bite of our…

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Is Black Friday Over Hyped ?

The buying frenzy that is black Friday is upon us and according to news reports billions will be spent on and offline today. People will be queuing up at midnight, fighting in the aisles to grab a bargain. Despite this reports show that people are also wisening up to black Friday and taking a step…

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The Fight Back Has Started

Having recently written a blog about how the large wholesale bakeries had a fight on their hands to stop a decline in bread sales, it looks like the fight back has begun. Warburtons is to rebrand its Newburn Bakehouse Range , which produces a lot of free from breads, to Warburtons Gluten Free. It looks…

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What Exactly Is Gluten ?

When it comes to food everyone seems to be avoiding one type of food or food group. Dairy and Gluten are two of the most popular avoided. Cakes and desserts are now commonly offered in gluten free and dairy free and the range and variety are growing daily. But what exactly is Gluten and what…

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Time To Pay A Cake Tax ?

With Halloween over sights are now firmly set on Christmas. It seems every year it starts earlier and this year we were asked to provide Christmas samples back in June which felt rather strange when the sun was out and Christmas was the furthest thing from everyone’s mind. But that’s forward planning for you !.…

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Is This The End For The Big Coffee Shops ?

Following on from yesterdays blog about the battle taking place between the independents and the larger chains, The Guardian today reports that the cracks maybe starting to appear with the bigger coffee chains. Costa’s sales have been flat after a healthy 7% sales growth last year. Brexit , the pound, increasing labour and ingredient costs…

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