Easter eggs and hot cross buns helped boost grocery sales

Confectionery sales sweeten grocery market

By Gwen Ridler

Confectionery sales over Easter have helped boost the UK grocery market by £1bn in the first 12 weeks of this year, leading to an overall market growth of 3.7%.

Easter shoppers are set to shell out nearly £4bn on food and gifts over the holiday

Easter food and gift spending to reach nearly £4bn

By Michael Stones

Easter shoppers are set to spend £3.9bn on food and gifts over the next few days, according to analyst GlobalData, as Mintel reveals the holiday is a key driver for chocolate innovation.

Moo Free makes several dairy-free chocolate lines

Free-from chocolate firm Moo Free boosts jobs

By Rod Addy

Free-from food manufacturer Moo Free Chocolates is pumping cash into new machinery and adding up to eight staff after securing £530,000 in funding from Santander Corporate & Commercial.

MP Jo Swinson has accused firms of “hiding behind green credentials”

Lib Dem MP slams Easter egg packaging

By Dan Colombini

Confectionery manufacturers have come under fire from Liberal Democrat MP Jo Swinson, who accused some firms of being too complacent on the packaging efficiency and recyclability of Easter eggs.

Beware of hot cross pies...

Beware of hot cross pies...

Or rather look out for them, as Welsh firm Peter’s Pies announces plans to launch a ‘savoury twist’ on the conventional Easter bun treat.

Faith in Christian Easter egg pays off

Faith in Christian Easter egg pays off

By Anne Bruce

The manufacturer of a 'faith based' ethical Easter egg say the product has been an overwhelming success with supermarkets and mail order clients.

Eco Easter eggs

Eco Easter eggs

Cadbury has launched a range of 'eco-eggs' with reduced packaging. Cadbury Treasure Eggs are sold as wrapped foil eggs with no box, which represents...


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