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Warburtons to open new bakery in south

first_imgBaker Warburtons has revealed it will open another bakery in the south in the next two years, as nationwide expansion continues.Category marketing controller Sarah Miskell told British Baker it will first open a second bread line at its Enfield bakery in early 2007 to support further expansion in the south.Miskell said: “We need one of two more bakeries, but when or where they will open I don’t know. We aim to build the first within two years and we are looking at loads of sites at the moment.”She said Warburtons has already opened depots in Thetford, Newport and Newton Abott, a structure that means it can support distribution in the southwest.The baker claims it already has a 9.7% brand share in London.Meanwhile a new report from Warburtons suggests the bakery category is worth over £3bn a year, an increase of 6.3% from last year.The 2006 Market Report said bread continued to dominate bakery sales with over £1.45bn annually, an increase of 9.4% from last year, according to AC Nielsen and TNS figures.The only sectors of bread showing value growth are brown, grains and seeded bread. White bread with the added benefit of wholemeal, such as Warburtons All in One, now accounts for 16.8% of total white everyday bread sales.Sales of rolls are up 4.6% from last year in terms of value, but just 1% in terms of volume. For the first time, more wrapped rolls are sold than those baked in-store. The study also revealed that the Bakery Occasions category, which covers lines such as crumpets is the second largest after bread.last_img read more

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Hovis reveals TV ad details

first_imgHovis has revealed more details on its major TV campaign, which will be shown for the first time this Friday, 12 September.The ad, which was filmed in Liverpool with a cast of more than 750 extras, depicts the highs and lows experienced by Britain during Hovis’ existence. The epic ad will cover World War 1, the suffragette movement, the first car, World War 2, the 1953 coronation and the “swinging sixties”, right up to the Millennium celebrations. It ends with the strapline ‘As good today as it’s always been’.The ad is the major part of parent company Premier Food’s plan to rejuvenate the Hovis brand. It will break with a 122-second spot during Coronation Street on Friday, to reflect the brand’s launch 122 years ago. Shorter 90 and 10-second versions will run until December. A four-week cinema campaign, press and in-store activity will support the campaign.Last week, Hovis’ marketing director Jon Goldstone told British Baker that the aim of the campaign was to “put real pride back into the fantastic Hovis brand”.last_img read more

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NAMB & California Raisins’ Christmas courses

first_imgThe National Association of Master Bakers (NAMB) has teamed up with California Raisins to offer two one-day craft courses for Christmas.The courses will be delivered by Ian Wilson of the Village Bakery at Slattery Patisserie & Chocolatier in Manchester on 5 November and at Bako Western in Cullompton, Devon, on 12 November. The courses are free to NAMB members and cost £50 for non-members, which includes tuition, lunch and refreshments.The breads and Christmas confectionery to be made during the courses include Stollen according to a traditional German recipe, gluten-free Cinnamon Stars, a “Taste of Christmas” bread using spelt and a “Gingerbread House”. Demand for places is expected to be high and anyone interested in attending should return the booking form to NAMB, 21 Baldock Street, Ware, Hertfordshire SG12 9DH or email: [email protected]last_img read more

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Dried fruit pricing

first_imgRaisins: California has significantly increased exports this season from a reduced total crop. The development of the new crop in Turkey is not quite as good as earlier reports suggested. Given Turkey’s major loss of raisin business to California this season, weather permitting at harvest, it is highly likely that Turkey will aim for optimal raisin production.Sultanas: Although reports of widespread damage, due to a series of frosts, spooked prices in late March and early April, this was short-lived, largely due to the ongoing realisation by Turkish packers that their weekly and season-to-date sales year on year, were running a worrying 20%-plus lower than for the same period last year.Currants: Origin prices (in Greece) on the current crop have increased on the back of a tightening stock scenario, although prospects for a good size new crop continue, with expectations of at least 30,000mt widespread. For the UK, at least, the origin strength has been offset by the weakness of the euro against sterling.Apricots: Prices have remained stable, despite an ultra-gloomy forecast due to varying reports of earlier frost damage. This suggests that local farmers and processors are more optimistic and ’private’ reports predict a figure closer to 80,000mt.l Based on information provided by ingredients supplier RM Curtislast_img read more

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Get ready for National Cupcake Week

first_imgCupcake bakers and retailers are gearing up to what looks set to be a busy National Cupcake Week, next week.Running from 13-19 September 2010, the week aims to promote this key bakery product of choice, and, importantly, boost sales of cupcakes in your shops.There are now nearly 600 members of the National Cupcake Week group on Facebook, and almost 500 followers of the Week on Twitter. Last month, British Baker announced the Cupcake Champion of Great Britain 2010 – David Bennett of the Sunshine Bakery in Chapel Allerton, Leeds – in a national competition, which saw over 60 entries from professional bakers. Sky television channel Food Network UK, which recently filmed the judging of the cupcake competition, has also been plugging the event every half an hour, on Sky 262 and 263+1.Visit the National Cupcake Week page on bakeryinfo.co.uk to see which bakeries are getting involved this year, and to download a free branded A3 poster and National Cupcake Week logo, which can be used in your shops to generate consumer interest and to promote the week.>>Cupcake Champion of Britain 2010 announced>>Cupcake Champion reveals alllast_img read more

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first_imgPeter’s new depotPie producer Peter’s has opened a 45,000sq ft multi-temperature distribution depot in Sidcup to help it expand its distribution operation in London and the south east by more than 20%. The new facility features improved office and conference areas and increased storage and picking facilities for frozen, chilled and ambient goods.Nero in bullish moodCaffè Nero has shrugged off pressures from the economy by ploughing on with its growth plans for 2011. The 475-outlet chain, which grew by 75 stores in 2010, plans to open another 50 in 2011, despite the VAT rise and high unemployment.Amateur baker huntThe BBC has launched a new search for amateur bakers following the success of the last series of The Great British Bake-Off. Candidates who wish to apply for series two cannot have their main source of income from commercial baking and/or cooking in a professional environment and cannot have ever worked full-time as a baker.McMeikan heads CBIGreggs chief executive Ken McMeikan has now taken up the role of chairman of the Confederation of British Industry, as announced last year. He will remain in the role for two years until January 2013.Bread educationThe Real Bread Campaign is launching the Bake Your Lawn scheme on 24 January in a bid to spread knowledge about ’real bread’ to the next generation. The scheme will encourage children around Britain to plant wheat in February and March, and to follow its journey from seed to sandwich. A free-to-download pack will be available from www.realbreadcampaign.org.last_img read more

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Timmy’s lands upmarket pie deal

first_imgAt less than a year old, pie business Timmy’s Pies is celebrating a deal to supply its six-strong range to top-end department store Harvey Nichols.Timmy’s Pies began life on the Duke of York market, London, in April last year, with founder Timmy Wilkes making the decision to upscale and rent premises at a professional kitchen in the summer.Wilkes told British Baker that another producer, working from the same premises, currently supplied Harvey Nichols and was aware its food buyer was looking for someone to supply it with some new and interesting pies.Wilkes said the buyer especially liked the seasonal approach he took with his menu. His pies change with the four seasons, with the current range featuring hare ragu and mushroom; wild boar and apple; slow cooked beef with chilli; and a chicken, leek and tarragon.The firm has just delivered the first order to the retailer, currently only 20-30 pies a week, but Wilkes is hoping to grow this order in the future. Timmy’s Pies also supplies Union Market, in Fulham Broadway, and has just started selling pies to The People’s Supermarket in Londonlast_img read more

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Registration open for St. Joseph County Parks “Outdoor Adventures” camps

first_img Previous articleUSPS taking steps to protect customers, workers during pandemicNext articleUWSM asking for volunteers, donations to help combat coronavirus Brooklyne Beatty Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Registration open for St. Joseph County Parks “Outdoor Adventures” camps IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market TAGSCampsCounty ParksOutdoor AdventuresSt. Joseph CountySummer Nature (Photo Supplied/St. Joseph County Parks) You can now register for St. Joseph County Parks’ “Outdoor Adventures” Summer Nature Camps.The camps are held at St. Patrick’s County Park, and are offered for children entering kindergarten through 8th grade.The camp schedule is as follows:June 22-26: Big Kid Nature Camp (ages 10 -11)June 29: Mountain Biking (ages 11-14)July 1: Tree Top Adventure (ages 11-14)July 6-10: Animal Safari (ages 6-7)July 13-17: Mud Monsters (ages 5-6)July 20-July 24: Outdoor Artists (8-9)For more information, or to request registration materials, call (574) 654-3155 or click here.center_img By Brooklyne Beatty – April 10, 2020 0 293 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

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Two people injured in shooting during attempted home invasion in South Bend

first_img WhatsApp Previous articleFormer SB Police Chief passes awayNext articleCass Co. Sheriff’s investigating hit-and-run collision Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Facebook WhatsApp Twitter By Jon Zimney – January 27, 2021 0 373 Pinterest Google+ Google+ Facebook Twitter Pinterest IndianaLocalNews Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC Two suspects trying to break into a home in South Bend ended up suffering gunshot wounds after their attempt.South Bend Police released the following information about the case: The South Bend Police Department is investigating a home invasion that resulted in two people shot Wednesday morning. Around 1:50 a.m., officers responded to a citizen call for shots fired on Silver Ln. While en-route, officers were made aware of two shooting victims, one in the 900 block of Edison and the second at Memorial Hospital.The suspect at the hospital was being treated for a possible self-inflicted gunshot wound.Upon investigation, officers learned both shooting victims were attempting to break into a home in the 900 block of S. Gladstone when the residents fired shots.The suspect located in the 900 block of Edison was transported to the hospital and is in stable condition. After treatment, the suspect already at Memorial was transported to the St. Joseph County Jail for an unrelated warrant.The South Bend Police Department Shooting Response Team was called to the scene and has taken over the ongoing investigation.Anyone with information is asked to call Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP or 800-342-STOP. You can also call our South Bend Police Department Investigative Bureau at 574-235-9263. Two people injured in shooting during attempted home invasion in South Bendlast_img read more

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South Bend Cubs looking to put cardboard cutouts in the stands until tickets can…

first_img South Bend Cubs looking to put cardboard cutouts in the stands until tickets can be sold Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Google+ WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend MarketSports By Tommie Lee – March 30, 2021 0 256 Pinterest Facebook Google+ Twitter Pinterest (photo/South Bend Cubs) The South Bend Cubs are offering fans the chance to hang out in the stands as cardboard cutouts before tickets are made available for the 2021 season.The Cubs Cutouts will be in rows A and B at Four Winds Field during home games, but only a limited number will be available. Fans can pose alone, with family members, friends or even pets in their photos.Each cutout is only 30 dollars. Orders must be received by April 19t to have your cutout in the stands for Opening Night on May 4th.You can learn more by clicking here. Previous articleNotre Dame announces plan to vaccinate studentsNext articleCOVID is costing Michigan teachers at an alarming rate Tommie Leelast_img read more