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30 August, 2016

Hershey rejects Mondelez takeover bid

Mondelez International, owner of Cadbury, has had its latest £19bn takeover offer for US snack and confectionary manufacturer Hershey rejected and will now end its attempts to acquire the company.

Irish coffee shop chain Insomnia has announced a partnership with Spar petrol forecourt operator Blakemore & Son as it aims to increase its UK store count to 12 by the end of this year.

Susan Yarnell, who is the manager of Southport-based café A Great Little Place has been shortlisted for her sandwich design skills at the Café Life Awards held at The Lunch! exhibition on Wednesday 21 September.

A leading manufacturer of automated handling equipment for the baking industry, Newsmith Stainless, will bring its extensive expertise in bakery goods production equipment to this year’s International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) in Las Vegas.

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The Bolton branch of Poundbakery has donated £1,000 to the Bolton hospice from charging 5p for its carrier bags.

Doughnut walls are set to be the latest trend for sweet-toothed couples celebrating a marriage.

GroceryAid, the trading name of the National Grocers’ Benevolent Fund (NGBF), is searching for volunteers to help with its welfare work.

Tesco has agreed to sell its Euphorium Bakery business for an undisclosed sum.

Zeelandia has agreed to sell its bakery equipment business, Zeelandia Technical Solutions (ZTS), to Everbake Group to focus on its bakery ingredients portfolio.

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Cathryn Dresser, GBBO series three contestant and baker extraordinaire, takes us through series 7 with an expert eye – she knows exactly how to avoid a soggy bottom. On your marks, get set, bake!

The Great British Bake Off is back for another year this Wednesday on BBC One from 8pm. Twelve amateur bakers, including a pastor, a hairdresser, a nurse and an aerospace engineer are among those set to battle for the bake off crown.

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