News: Confectionery & Bakery


News: Confectionery & Bakery

“Board, not bored”

Almost all cheesemongers can assemble a cheese board in our sleep. Variety of flavour, texture, colour and milk type help create a fascinating representation of the diversity of cheesemaking. We pluck suggestions from our knowledge of our stock and its condition, creating an impressive finale to dinner parties, themed by almost any other criteria

“How was Christmas 2017 trading?”

It is of course very easy to distort trading forecasts and results with personal opinions, and Christmas trading pronouncements should always be taken with a pinch of salt. However, on the basis that this has never held us back in the past, here goes for Christmas 2017

“The Goldilocks zone”

What has trading been like so far in 2017 at Partridges? The answer is on the whole not very good. Nothing to write home about or even an article about

New chair announced for Q Guild of Butchers

David Lishman of award-winning Yorkshire butcher Lishman’s of Ilkley has been announced as the new chair of the Q Guild of Butchers

New vegan launches: bandwagon-hoppers or genuine game-changers?

Is it time to put down the coconut oil? James Roles, sales and marketing director at Five by Five, shares his thoughts on developing a product for the vegan market

Blakemore Fine Foods launches mobile ordering app

Speciality food distributor Blakemore Fine Foods has launched a new mobile app to allow its customers to order products on-the-go

Planet Organic launches ‘one-stop shop for vegans’

Organic and speciality food store, Planet Organic, has launched its online Vegan Shop, which sells over 3,700 vegan-only products

How to host your own wine tasting event

Wine tasting events present a great opportunity to engage with customers and promote some of your favourite tipples. We spoke to Simon Woodhead, winemaking director of Stopham Vineyard, to find out his top tips on how to host the perfect wine tasting event

What independent business owners can learn from the franchise model

While independent and franchise businesses have starkly different operational models, there are certain factors that indie shop owners can take inspiration from

Industry critical of Government’s GCA decision

The Government's decision to not extend the remit of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) to cover smaller suppliers has been met with dissatisfaction amongst many trade bodies

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The Sweet Spot

The Sweet Spot

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