first_imgWine business Vinopolis has been given the go-ahead to open a bakery, restaurant and shops by London’s celebrated food market, Borough Market. The development will house a combined 24-hour bakery and retail unit, which will supply products sold in the new retail units as well as to the St John group, which operates the Cantina, Brew Wharf and Wine Wharf outlets at Vinopolis, together with two restaurants in Clerkenwell.Southwark council’s planning committee has backed the plans, which involve the reuse of existing railway arches on Park Street. “The plan is for a small artisan bakery, and we hope to employ around 15 staff,” said managing director Rupert Ellwood. Although it is too early to give precise details as to the types of products that will be on offer, Ellwood said they would be in a similar vein to those currently available at St John Bread and Wine, located by Spitalfields market. St John Bread and Wine has an on-site bakery and offers products such as pikelets and crumpets for breakfast, as well as a range of cakes and biscuits. Vinopolis, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, is based in Bank End, London. It currently offers wine-tasting tours, as well as conference facilities and already houses four restaurants and bars.Permission has also been granted for the creation of a pedestrian walkway off Park Street linking up with Brew Wharf Yard and Stoney Street.last_img read more

first_imgBritish Baker has moved the date of National Cupcake Week to the week commencing 14 September, in order to give bakery retailers more time to prepare. The remit for the week has also been expanded to include everyone from craft bakeries to cafés and supermarkets – so make sure you get involved.The event, to be held from 14-19 September 2009, will be highlighted via special merchandising materials and window stickers, urging customers to come in and treat themselves. Bakers up and down the country are encouraged to capitalise on the ever-popular cupcake trend by heightening customers’ awareness of the huge number of recipes and exotic toppings available for cupcakes, and tempting them to buy at least one during the week.last_img read more

first_imgThe Irish arm of the sandwich chain O’Briens has been bought out of liquidation by Impless, a newly formed subsidiary of Irish fast food group Abrakebabra Investments (AIL).The chain, which was put into examinership – the equivalent to administration in the UK – in July this year, was put into liquidation in early October, after attempts to sell the business failed. Paul McCann of Grant Thornton, the official liquidator, confirmed the trade and assets, including the brand of O’Brien’s Irish Sandwich Bars, had now been sold to Impless.The AIL Restaurant Group is owned in partnership by entrepreneur Graeme Beere and promoter Denis Desmond. In a statement, the pair said they had always respected O’Briens as a brand and were “delighted to put this well-known Irish brand back on a solid financial footing”.O’Briens comprised 85 franchised outlets in Ireland, but AIL would not confirm whether any stores had been closed.For the full story see the next issue of British Baker, out 6 Novemberlast_img read more

first_imgSavoury pastry brand Ginsters has launched a new national television campaign for 2010, as part of its £3.5 million media spend this year.The adverts, to be aired from early February, aim to promote Ginster’s “Real Honest Food’ tagline, and locally sourced ingredients message.The 30 second advertisement features a local community gathering in a field, bringing with them tools and materials for hammering, sawing and building. The frame then zooms out to reveal that they have been constructing a giant scarecrow to keep watch over their local ingredients.“This February sees our biggest ever burst of TV advertising as we aim to drive wide recognition of our properly filled, quality ingredients message,” said head of brand marketing Andy Valentine. “We are proud to support British farmers and to be able to say that we only use fresh British meat in our products.”last_img read more

first_imgThe UK’s biggest coffee chain Costa will this week launch a points-based reward card for customers to use across food and drink purchases.In a shift away from coffee-only reward cards commonplace among coffee, sandwich and bakery retailers, the supermarket-style scheme will see customers accumulating points with each purchase of any food, drink or merchandising product sold in its Costa stores nationwide.Benefits include five points for every £1 spent in store, with every point worth 1 penny; points can be exchanged for any free food or drink in store; and cards registered at will receive 100 bonus points equal to £1 on sign-up plus email points offers each month and entry to prize draws. The scheme has been on a year-long trial in Scotland where Costa said one-in-three transactions are now using the card. The launch will be backed by in–store advertising, point of sale and PR.Costa has the biggest number of coffee shop outlets in the UK, doubling from 500 in 2007 to 1,034 this year, according to British Baker’s BB75 annual league table of bakery retailers. It overtook Starbucks on store numbers in 2009. “We are now confident that the Coffee Club offers customers the best, most flexible rewards programme available,” said Kevin Hydes, head of UK marketing at Costa. The scheme replaces the three-year-old prepay Costa Card. From March 4th all original Costa Cards will automatically become Coffee Club Cards and will no longer need to be topped up with money. Consumer research commissioned by Costa found that 85% of people believed shops, businesses and brands should give more rewards, with customer loyalty cards viewed as a top-three driver of repeat visits.last_img read more

first_imgThey are a great way to showcase your talents and achievements to current and potential customers and industry peers, as well as achieving recognition for yourself and your business. The Awards are open to businesses of all sizes, from a one-shop outlet, to the largest industrial plant manufacturers. Entrants do not need to be a supplier of customer of any of the category sponsors.The list of categories to enter is as follows:* Baker of the Year – sponsored by Vandemoortele* In-Store Bakery of the Year – sponsored by Dawn Foods* Confectioner of the Year – sponsored by Rich Products* Bakery Food Manufacturer of the Year – sponsored by ADM Milling* Bakery Supplier of the Year – sponsored by Sainsbury’s* Celebration Cake Maker of the Year – sponsored by Renshawnapier* The Innovation Award – sponsored by Asda* Speciality Bread Product of the Year – sponsored by Bakels* The Craft Business Award – sponsored by Rank Hovis* The Customer Focus Award – sponsored by CSM (United Kingdom)* Trainee Baker of the Year, sponsored by Improve and the National Skills AcademySo don’t delay, get your entry form in today!For details of all the categories and how to enter go to Or email Helen Law on [email protected] or call 01293 846587. A revised deadline of 21 May has been given for all categories in this year’s Baking Industry Awards. So make sure you get your entries in as soon as possible.The Awards, now in their 23rd year, celebrate the best of the British baking industry, and are attended by key players from across the industry.last_img read more

first_imgHandmade slices up marketHandmade Cake Co has launched a few new products for Christmas. Tiffin slices with cranberry, white chocolate tiffin slices with cranberries, cherries and nuts, and apple & mincemeat slices will all be available for the winter. A new whole fruit cake has also been launched, and is pre-sliced into 12 portions.The firm also told BB that it is currently developing a range of whoopie pies, which it hopes to launch in January.Pie firm emphasises MINI linePieminister unveiled its pieMINIster range. The trio of smaller 180g pies, aimed at smaller tummies, are available in three varieties: cheeky chick chicken, ham, peas and cheddar cheese; moo moo steak, gravy, herbs and vegetables; and mini amigo butternut squash, tomatoes, coriander, mixed beans and a hint of chilli.Daily Bread ramps up rangeDaily Bread will be bringing out a new range this month, which will incorporate a provenance and seasonality range of sandwiches, four new classic flavours and three new hot options. A total of 41 products will be added to the menu this month including paninis, wraps and croissants. The firm has also made the move from plastic to cardboard packaging on its classics range.Butt Foods tackles tigersButt Foods has launched a three-strong range of tiger panini breads: plain, chilli & paprika, and Italian-style cheese & herb. They are available pre-sliced and packed in resealable bags. The firm also hinted at a move into sweet treats in the future.Heavenly move to free-fromHeavenly Cakes displayed its new gluten-free range. The firm relaunched its website earlier in the year to give it a 1950s British look. It has expanded to 28 lines, including its new free-from products and a Christmas range. Additions include lemon meringue and very berry meringue shortbread.Impress wraps it upImpress Sandwiches introduced a range of grab-and-go pizza wraps, available in three flavours: breakfast; mozzarella and roasted pepper; and hot pepperoni and ham.Natural poise for Ashbourne Ashbourne Foods has launched a range of cereal bars, muffins and bites called Naturally Nutritious. They contain ingredients such as wholegrain and flaked oats, dried fruits, seeds and fruit juices. The firm also told BB its Sugar ’n’ Spice brand, a premium food-to-go range that features biscuits, slices, cake and cookies, will be launching nationwide in Welcome Break service stations at the end of the month.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Man shot on North Johnson Street in South Bend IndianaLocalNews Previous articleKnox man, 39, arrested after deadly crash in LaPorte CountyNext articleWalmart, Meijer increasing social-distancing efforts inside stores Carl Stutsman Google+ Pinterest Twitter Facebook By Carl Stutsman – April 5, 2020 0 423 Google+ WhatsApp (Photo supplied/ABC 57) A man is recovering after being shot in South Bend.Police were called to the 1300 block of North Johnson Street around 9 p.m. on Friday, April 3, where they found the victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to his lower extremities.He was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.There was no word of any suspects, arrests or information about what led to the shooting.Anybody with information is asked to contact the South Bend Police Department Investigative Bureau at 235-9263 or Michiana Crime Stoppers at 288-STOP or 800-342-STOP. Pinterest WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

first_img Facebook Pinterest By Network Indiana – June 8, 2020 0 341 Google+ Google+ Penske: Indianapolis 500 will run with fans this year Previous articleFour Winds Casinos to reopen on Monday, June 15Next articleStrong to severe weather possible due to Tropical Depression Cristobal Network Indiana WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter (“Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Speedway, IN” by Josh Hallett, Creative Commons) SPEEDWAY, Ind. — It appears Roger Penske is committed to running the Indianapolis 500 with fans this year.“Trust me, we are going to run it (Indianapolis 500) with fans,” said Penske to Robin Miller of RACER Magazine. “We’re on for fans in August and planning on it and we feel good. It’s still almost three months from now and I think we’ll be OK. But we will run it only with fans.”The coronavirus pandemic has forced the race to be rescheduled for August 23rd, which should be within the time limit of Marion County reopening process that would allow the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to come through the gates to watch the race.But, some are skeptical it will happen after it was announced last week that the GMR Grand Prix and Brickyard 400 double-header weekend, the first of it’s kind ever, would be run without fans in attendance. IMS citing Marion County’s reopening process and how the timing of it would not allow them to let fans in.Penske also told RACER that if there had been any problems with fans had they allowed fans to watch the races Fourth of July weekend it probably would have killed any shot at allowing fans in for the Indy 500.“Our team had several meetings leading up to last week and Mark (Miles) and I called the governor and the mayor and said based on the current situation, now is not the time,” Penske said. “It wasn’t a forced decision by anyone, just what we think was the right decision all things considered.”Penske said he is willing to reschedule the Indianapolis 500 to October if he has to in order to allow fans to attend the race. IMS will be host IndyCar for an unprecedented third time in a calendar year in October with the IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix Oct. 3. CoronavirusIndianaNews Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

first_img Twitter (“the Congress” by Misha Popovikj, CC BY-SA 2.0) Tuesday’s Election Day in Georgia’s dual-Senate Runoff gave Peach State voters the power to determine the shape of the next U.S. Senate.As of late Tuesday night, both races remained officially Too Close To Call.GOP Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue are fighting to keep their seats against Democratic challengers The Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, respectively.If the Democrats win both seats, the Senate will be a 50-50 tie by party, meaning incoming VP Kamala Harris would have the tie-breaking vote for anything on the agenda. If just one of those seats remains in GOP hands, incoming President Joe Biden would have a more difficult time getting his cabinet nominees approved, and more difficulty pushing his own agenda.Much of the vote from larger population centers in the state, such as Fulton and Dekalb counties, expected to take at least a couple of days before everything is counted.953 MNC will follow the latest every hour with Fox News Radio. WhatsApp IndianaLocalMichiganNationalNewsSouth Bend Market Twitter Pinterest Google+ Pinterest By Tommie Lee – January 5, 2021 1 227 Facebook Google+ Georgia Senate Runoffs: “Too Close To Call” WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleMishawaka is now home to a private school for young soccer playersNext articleLaGrange County once again a “hippie-friendly” community Tommie Leelast_img read more