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Bill Jordan: 'My family have been millers since 1885'

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Mozzarella on Wheels

Ingredients to serve 4

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Shares in Premier Foods, the maker of Branston pickle, jumped by more than 4 per cent yesterday after it said Robert Schofield, its chief executive, would retire inside the next 12 months.

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Bakery chain Greggs today said sales growth slowed in recent weeks as consumers reined in their spending on sandwiches and snacks.

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