Greggs is now offering free WiFi access – if not apps with all its baps

Greggs to offer free WiFi

By Mike Stones

Retail baker Greggs plans to introduce WiFi at all its 1,571 shops around the UK after signing a deal with wireless broadband access provider The Cloud.

ROK Natural Energy Drink is using Fusion to access premium sales channels

Fusion targets gaps in beverage market

By Pauil Gander

Continental European applications of Rexam’s hybrid Fusion aluminium can-bottle in beers, wines and other key categories have, so far, not been matched by UK brand owners. But the pack is already in use in niche areas including energy and beauty drinks.

Banbury plant director Christine Bense describes her current role as

Business as usual for Kraft coffee boss

By Rod Addy

While Kraft’s takeover of Cadbury has stirred up controversy, it’s been business as usual at Banbury, its biggest instant coffee plant in the world. That's according to plant director Christine Bense.

Instant Satisfaction

Instant Satisfaction

By Rod Addy

My last assignment before this was managing a strategic project at Kraft’s global HQ in Northfield, Chicago. You don’t get the people factor when you’re doing that sort of work, so my first week here I’ll never forget the feeling of being back in a plant.

Greggs bakeries rising nicely

Greggs bakeries rising nicely

By Ben Bouckley

Greggs has confirmed its new bakery in Balliol Park in Newcastle will open in the second half of 2011, where it forms part of a £60m capital expenditure plan this year.

Peppersmith founders Mike Stevens (left) and Dan Shrimpton

Peppersmith plans March move into mints

By Elaine Watson

Peppersmith - the premium gum firm created by former Innocent Drinks executives Mike Stevens and Dan Shrimpton – is venturing into premium mints in the spring.

Mintel: Natural and clean-label trend still driving NPD

Mintel: Natural and clean-label trend still driving NPD

By Elaine Watson

While shoppers’ enthusiasm for low-fat, low-sugar or low-calorie claims (‘minus’ claims) or added functional ingredients claims (‘plus’ claims) has waned; their interest in natural claims has continued to grow, according to Mintel.


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