Agreement on bakery show

first_imgBakery Exhibitors Ltd (BEL) the board of Food & Bake exhibition, has decided to align itself with William Reed’s Baking Industry Exhibition. The result will be the first-ever joint event for the baking industry, which will take place at the NEC from 6-9 April, 2008.David Marsh, chairman of BEL said: “The final agreement forged between BEL and William Reed Exhibitions maintains the original goals of BEL’s charter, together with significant benefits for members in the near and long term future. This decision secures a single industry exhibition and conference event, able to provide a unifying platform for bakers, suppliers and their associations.”Charles Reed, managing director of Wm Reed said: “We are delighted with this decision; it will be good for the whole industry. We will work hard to incorporate the Food & Bake brand into the Baking Industry Exhibition. The industry needs a single, successful event and Wm Reed is best placed with its mix of titles including British Baker, Bake & Take, The Grocer, Food Manufacture, and Forecourt Trader to promote the show widely. Our PR will also extend into other media.”The Baking Industry Exhibition will benefit from events put on for the craft baker and other bakery sectors and, with our his-tory of organising successful shows alongside, which attract over 70,000 visitors and buyers under one roof, we are confident that the show will go from strength to strength.”Exhibitors already signed up for the show include equipment suppliers Rondo Doge, Brook Foods, Orbiter and Reiser as well as Bakery Conservation Systems, Fermex, British Bakels, Muntons and Rank Hovis.Richard Tearle, general manager, Rondo commented: “We didn’t exhibit at the last Food & Bake show, and think that, by the time we get to April 2008, it will be the right time for Rondo to exhibit. The plans for a live bakery at the show were very attractive. We will be placing equipment there. Birmingham is the only place to have a national show. Any bakery show in London over recent history has been ineffective, as people don’t want to travel there.”And Stephen Matthews, general manager of seasonings company Gordon Rhodes said: “We will be targeting larger bakers, those with 30 or more shops, who manufacturer their own sausage rolls and pies. We do blends of seasonings for meat and vegetarian products.”Acrivarn sales director Lindsay Owen added: “Two or three other shows will take place at the NEC at the same time, which will draw customers in. We have customers who will be visiting the Foodex Meatex show, on at the same time. It is good to see exhibitors like Rondo coming back, who weren’t there last year.”And Richard Lyon, UK manager, Bakery Conservation Systems explained: “In the past we have distributed through agencies, we are now going to be Koma UK, and we need to make sure that custo-mers realise that. We will launch a couple of exciting developments on touchscreen control panels at the show. Exhibiting at the show will give us access to the whole food industry.”last_img read more

Warburtons drives bakery growth, despite profits dip

first_imgPlant baker Warburtons saw a dip in profits in 2006, according to its latest accounts filed at Companies House.Pre-tax profits fell from £49.1 million to £43.4m in the year ending September 2006, despite a 16% sales increase to £209m.Warburtons expanded its distribution capability in 2006 through the commissioning of two new bakeries, one in the north-east and another in south Wales and also commissioned a second bread plant at its Enfield bakery during that financial year. The baker now has national listings in all the big four multiples, after achieving its first national listing in Tesco towards the end of the financial year.Since the year end, the second plant in Enfield has swung into action and Warburtons has brought forward plans to install a second bread plant at its Tuscany Park bakery in Wakefield to this year. That project, originally scheduled to start in 2008, is now due to be completed early in the new year.Chairman Jonathan Warburton said: “Looking ahead, we see further opportunities for growth. It has been an exciting time for the business and I’d like to thank everyone who has contributed to the success.”last_img read more

A seasonal celebration

first_imgWholesaler Bako London recently welcomed over 70 guests to its Wimbledon premises for a seasonal-themed open day.Visitors had the chance to check out ideas for Halloween and Christmas from a variety of ingredients and finished product suppliers at the event.Puratos came along to unveil its new Belcolade easy-temper chocolate. Dave Dunn, artisan and distribution sales manager, explained that the new range gives bakers an easy route to creativity.Meanwhile, Macphie showcased a festive range, with twists on tradition including crumbled topped cinnamon mince pies.Welsh pie company Lewis Pies was also at the show, with national accounts manager Dave Phillips revealing the company had seen 40% growth since taking over the accounts of Celtic Savouries after it went bust earlier this year.DCL Yeast’s sales manager Jeremy Richards educated visitors about its new Kastalia liquid yeast refrigerated dispenser, which works much like an ice- cream dispenser.Bakery supplier Ireks took the opportunity to show off its pumpkin bread mix, which can be used for Halloween biscuits and the National Association of Master Bakers (NA) demonstrated its online food hygiene course, available in Polish or English.IT manager Peter Wilbourn said the course was originally launched in English, with the Polish version added last year. Now 40% of sales are of Polish tutorials. The NA is to launch a Portuguese version, he added, due to demand from bakers in areas of Norfolk and Suffolk.BakeMark UK brought some festive presentational ideas for its cake mixes, including cakes baked in the shape of a star with a marbled top of mincemeat.Unifine, meanwhile, showcased chocolate decorations for premium Christmas cakes and two-dimensional icing sugar shapes.Pie company Peter Hunt’s Jim Watkiss demonstrated new ’snap’ hot sausage rolls. These are made from one long sausage roll tube with grid lines on it, which can be snapped into mini sausage rolls.And supplier Bakels showed off festive ideas including Christmas cakes and cheesecakes, and a dense new brownie mix.Meanwhile, Renshaw displayed brightly iced seasonal products including mini Christmas puddings and festive cupcakes.Bako London plans to hold its next open-day in May. nlast_img read more

BakeMark’s new Rootz

first_imgBakeMark has brought out a new range of Fairtrade products under the Rootz brand, in time for Fairtrade Fortnight, which runs from 23 February to 8 March.The range consists of Butter, Butter Fruit and Choc Chip Flapjacks, Chocolate Chip, Cherry and Sultana Muffins, a Large Eccles Cake, Chocolate Chip Shortbread, Chocolate Brownie and a Chocolate Crispy.[http://www.bakemark.co.uk]last_img

In Short

first_img== Costa considers deals ==Costa Coffee’s sales have continued to increase, but meal deals may soon be on the menu as like-for-like growth slows. The firm has said it will develop its food offering with lunchtime deals such as a panini and a cappuccino for £4.95, for example. Total sales growth is up 22% to £263.8m for the year to 26 February 2009. But like-for-like growth was at the slower rate of 2% compared to 3.7% for the first half of 2008/09.== Uniq cheese contract ==Wensleydale Creamery in North Yorkshire has won a contract with sandwich manufacturer Uniq Prepared Foods, to supply 100 tonnes of cheese a year, which will be used in Marks & Spencer’s Wensleydale and carrot chutney sandwiches, supplied by Uniq.== Starbucks sees loss ==Starbucks Corporation has reported a net revenue loss of 7.6%, down to $2.3bn, in its second quarter results to 29 March 2009. Like-for-like sales were down 8% compared to -9% in Q1 of 2009. Net revenue from US stores fell by 6.8% and international revenue was down 12.1%. The UK saw negative comparable store sales for the quarter.== Sainsbury’s ahead ==Sainsbury’s has grown its market share by 8.1%, more than several other major supermarkets in the 12 weeks to 19 April, according to the latest TNS Worldpanel Grocery Market Share figures. In contrast, the total grocery market grew by 6.2%.== Correction ==In the last issue of BB, we stated that the International Grains Council’s (IGC) estimate for global wheat production in 2008/09 was 688mt. This was incorrect. The IGC’s predicted figure for global wheat production in 2009 is 651mt.last_img read more

In Short

first_img== James Hall expands == Small, independent retailers feel they are being squeezed to breaking point by heavy-handed wholesalers in the recession, according to research by online business insurance comparison site simplybusiness.co.uk. Around one-third (31%) of small retailers complained of suffering disproportionately during the recession compared to bigger companies, while 29% complained of receiving poorer-quality stock from suppliers. Nearly 60% said suppliers were hitting them with tougher payment terms. Yorkshire cake company Lottie Shaw’s has won a contract to supply three National Trust shops and newly opened Harrogate food hall Fodder with its Yorkshire parkin after taking part in a Dragons’ Den-style event at the Harrogate Speciality Food Fair. The company had just 10 minutes to pitch its product to food and drink buyers in front of a live audience. Waitrose has launched Lardy Cakes and Saffron Buns, made by Salisbury-based Nicholas & Harris, to meet demand for more traditional teatime treats. “’Teatime’ does seem to be back. We’re seeing good growth in traditional areas such as crumpets, muffins and scones as well as sticky lines such as Belgian buns, yum yums and iced finger buns,” said bakery buyer Jo Skelton. == Lottie beats Dragons ==center_img Spar wholesaler James Hall & Co has bought the former Ashberry Sandwiches factory in Blackpool to supply Spar stores in the north of England. The factory will produce the retailer’s own-brand sandwich range, plus a new line under The Great Northern Sandwich Company brand. == Waitrose adds buns == == Research points to small retailer squeeze ==last_img read more

Nut store: Pecans

first_imgThe pecan tree is indigenous to North America and the nut it produces has a smooth shell, but an appearance like a long walnut inside. Like the walnut, it is high in omega 6 fatty acids. Also called hickory nuts, pecans are best-known as the main ingredient in pecan pie, but can be used in many other baked goods. They go particularly well with chocolate and are a good addition to chocolate brownies, chocolate and pecan pie or chocolate and pecan cookies.Why not add the chopped nuts to a crumble topping or to a streusel topping on a date cake? Loaf cakes are also ideal for this nut for example banana and pecan loaf, carrot and pecan loaf or parsnip and pecan loaf. Add them to muffins and tray-bakes or try an American favourite, pecan tassies. The pastry is made using flour, cream cheese and butter and the filling has pecan nuts, eggs, brown sugar or maple syrup and vanilla extract. They are cooked in little patty or muffin tins. Pecan sticky buns are made with an enriched yeasted dough and look quite like Chelsea buns, but contain pecans, butter, sugar and cinnamon rather than fruit.Fiona Burrell, co-author of Leiths Baking Bible, from the Leiths School of Food and Winelast_img read more

Cupcake Champion of Britain 2010 announced

first_imgDavid Bennett of the Sunshine Bakery in Chapel Allerton, Leeds, is the newly crowned Cupcake Champion of Great Britain 2010.Bennett set up the business only six months ago, having worked in Michelin-starred restaurants for 17 years, five of which were under Marco Pierre White. He switched from chef to baker and has quickly found success with his winning Banana & Mango recipe, tweaked from a Passionfruit & Mango recipe that sells in his shop for £1.50. He beat over 60 professional cupcake bakers to the title.The competition was organised by British Baker as part of its build-up to National Cupcake Week, 13-19 September. The week is sponsored by Renshaw and Chevler and supported by BFP Wholesale and Robert Dyas. Food Network UK is the media partner and will be showing highlights of the competition on the channel (Sky 262, 263+1) during National Cupcake Week.There are seven winners in total, representing each day of the week, as follows:Monday: Chocolate Ginger Cupcake (vegan) – Lisa Harris, The Cupcake Theatre, BournemouthTuesday: Tropical Explosion – Natalie Penzer & Rachel Brown, Cupcake Garden, BeaminsterWednesday: Ernest Hemmingway – Vicky Parker, Sweet Tooth Cupcakery, ManchesterThursday: Cosmopolitan – Stephanie Sippitt, The Butterfly Bakery, PooleFriday: Sweet & Wicked Mojito – Susan Angoy, Sweet & Wicked, LondonSaturday (champion): Banana & Mango – David Bennett, Sunshine Bakery, LeedsSunday: Sticky Toffee – Katie Rawcliffe, The Little House of Cupcakes, Thornton>>> Click National Cupcake Week or see @CupcakeWeek on Twitter or our Facebook page for more.For interview with Cupcake Champion of Great Britain 2010, David Bennett, click here.last_img read more

Kingsmill boosts ABF Group’s revenue

first_imgAssociated British Foods (ABF) has announced a 12% increase in the company’s revenue, with its Allied Bakeries business performing well and securing 4% growth for its Grocery division.In the 16 weeks to 7 January 2012, the group announced Kingsmill, in particular, had helped boost its UK grocery sales, but strong competition, driven by a high level of promotion, had affected the bread brand’s margins.In addition, the company’s Ingredients division saw a 2% increase in revenue, but marked a struggle in its yeast and bakery ingredients business, particularly in last year’s second half, which continued during the period. It attributed its difficulty to increases in raw material costs and a highly competitive trading environment in many of its markets. ABF commented on progress being made in improving productivity at the yeast extracts factory in Harbin, China which, combined with growth in enzymes, delivered some improvement at ABF Ingredients.The company rounded up its overall results by noting, in its interim management statement, that its trading performance for the period was in line with expectations.Twinings Ovaltine also continued to perform very well for the group, with good growth for tea in the US and for Ovaltine in developing markets.last_img read more

Councilman wants city Administration to deal with homeless encampment

first_img WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Google+ Pinterest Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter WhatsApp By 95.3 MNC – May 18, 2020 0 322 Google+ Councilman wants city Administration to deal with homeless encampment (“Homeless” by Daniel Garcia Perls, CC BY-ND 2.0) South Bend Councilman Henry Davis Jr. is calling on the city to better deal with its homeless population and a growing encampment that’s developed between two buildings on South Michigan Street.Davis Jr. issued the following statement:The City of South Bend is once again exploring ways to deal with its homeless population. Currently, there is a homeless encampment on South Michigan Street tucked in between two vacant buildings on a vacant lot on a major city corridor. The adjacent community is calling for governmental support and intervention.“There must  be a more reasonable response to the homeless situation on South Michigan Street. We can no longer put humans during a pandemic in harms way. The current Administration must have a desire and will to change what we are seeing and experiencing,” says Davis. Councilmember Henry Davis, Jr., who is the representative of the 2nd District where this encampment exist has been getting emails and phone calls about this matter over that last several days. Residents and drivers are concerned about the health and safety of such an encampment. At the beginning of this pandemic the city Administration asked the Common Council for an allocation of $500k to handle unexpected expenses due to the Governor’s ban. However, the introduction of such dollars has not met the current need.“There has been members of the faith community and other civic organizations that have raised their hands to support the development of chronic homelessness programming that could help rid this community of this most undesirable picture. This homeless encampment is dangerous, unsafe and unhealthy. I look forward to working with the Mayor and my council colleagues to inject revenue into robust programming to change this dark reality,” cited Davis. Pinterest Previous articleOne killed, another injured in Toll Road crash in LaGrange CountyNext articleCountless acts of courage and compassion during the pandemic 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.last_img read more