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Bakery outlets compete for larger slice of food-to-go pie


Bakeries are becoming an increasing force to be reckoned with on British high streets, having recorded the strongest growth in on-premise business among British quick-service restaurant (QSR) channels in the past year, new data from the NPD Group reveals.

Convenience retailers have made record investments of almost £300m in their businesses over the last three months

Independent retailers’ investment plans fall to seven-year low


Fewer than 10% of independent retailers are planning to invest in their business in the future, according to the Association of Convenience Stores, marking the lowest figure since it began its Voice of Local Shops Survey in 2012.


Youth vaping rate remains low, new YouGov research reveals


Vaping remains uncommon among young people and is not acting as a gateway to youth smoking, new YouGov research commissioned by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) suggests.

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It may be cliché, but younger generations are the shopper of tomorrow and have a pivotal role to play in the future of one of the fastest growing sectors in UK food and grocery, says HIM’s Giorgio Rigali.

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