Indian biscuit and baked goods producer Mrs Bector's plans to be listed on the stock exchange by the end of the next calendar year. Pic: ©GettyImages/pupunkkop

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Mrs Bector’s plans 2019 IPO

By Gill Hyslop

Indian biscuit and bun producer Mrs Bector’s plans to list on the National Stock Exchange of India by the end of next calendar year.

Catalina suggests bakery and snack manufacturers go premium in the center store. Pic: TallTalesFromaSmallTown

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Innovations are essential for center store sales, says study

By Douglas Yu

A study by consumer intelligence company Catalina found the center of the retail store is by no means dead and consumers can be enticed back by innovative products, especially when it comes to bakery and snacks.