Bread sales have gone up in value across the board over the last year, apart from the white in-store bakery sector, TNS Worldpanel data reveals.The data shows that while brown in-store loaf sales rose by 2.1% to £58 million for the year to 25 February, 2007, white in-store bread sales fell in value by 1.3% to £181.2m. Total bread sales were worth £1.43bn in the year to 25 February 2007, a growth in value of 9% on the previous year, according to the figures. White branded plant bread accounted for 51.6% of sales, worth £736m, up from £686m the previous year. Brown branded bread accounted for 16.5%, or £235m, up from £213m year-on-year.The main driver of growth was average price per pack as the market became more premium, TNS reported. Brown plant bread was largely responsible for this value growth, as customers traded up to seeded variants during the year. Meanwhile, the rolls and baps market – defined as unflavoured bread under 400g – was worth £526m in the year to 25 February.It showed steady growth of 6.8% in value, TNS said. In this sector, the key drivers of growth were consumers buying more frequently and purchasing more per trip, driven by increased promotional activity, said TNS.In-store bread rolls and baps attracted the greatest number of shoppers in the sector, with a total of 37.3% of sales, worth £196.4m. Sales were particularly driven by volume sold on promotion during the summer months.Morning goods’ sales remained static in value, at just over £681m in value in the period covered. Plant wrapped morning goods accounted for 70% of this market, but in-store morning goods sales saw better rates of growth than plant, at 7% over the year.Scones, crumpets and other toasting products, grew through “premiumisation” alone, TNS said, whereas smaller, more novel sectors attracted customers to trial.
A national bakery training centre has been opened in Larbert, Scotland, in an attempt to preserve the craft and meet with increasing consumer demands.The centre has been developed by The Scottish Association of Master Bakers (SAMB), with a grant from the Bakery Training Council, and offers specialised bakery courses to members and companies in the food and drink sector. SAMB president Joe McDonald hailed the opening, saying: “The skills base for bakery companies has been steadily eroding over many years. Many skilled workers are retiring and taking their skills with them.”Courses include confectionery, cake decoration, sugarcraft, advanced dough techniques and specialist product development.
London-based manufacturer The Bagel Group has gone into administration, with around 80 jobs believed to be at risk. The company, previously known as Mr Bagels, produces bagels under the Mr Bagels brand, and filed for administration on 16 January 2009. MCR Corporate Restructuring is administrator.Mr Bagels was set up in 1988 by the Kahalani brothers, Paul and Avi and, in 1996, became a limited company. The firm supplies bagels to the retail and foodservice markets. The Bagel Group hit national headlines in December after alleging an executive at rival Maple Leaf Foods was involved in attempted price-fixing, an allegation still under investigation. The Bagel Group refused to comment.
Melitta highlighted what it claims is the world’s smallest fully automatic coffee machine the new C35 at the Caffe Culture exhibition last month.A working preview model of the new C35 was on display, and is due to be available in the UK from September. The machine has been designed to have an “exceptionally small” footprint, yet generous output, says the company.It measures 350mm wide, and can produce 250 espressos or 200 cappuccinos an hour. It can be used on a constant basis, meaning total capacity of around 4,800 cups of coffee per day.
Raymond Blanc has created two new summer cakes for his patisserie chain Maison Blanc: Raspberry Brittany Shortbread and Apricot Almondine. The shortbread treat is based on a traditional recipe from Brittany, and is made using a shortbread case topped with raspberry pâte de fruits and fresh raspberries, as well as a crispy raspberry meringue.The Apricot Almondine is a rich almond dessert with a poached apricot, baked in crumble and topped with a soft apricot jelly.The new lines are priced at £4.50 and £3.85 respectively.
Ashers’ first exportsNorthern Irish bakery firm Ashers Baking Co has won its first export order, worth a potential £75,000. The firm has signed a deal with Dublin-based foodservice business VF Foods in Dublin, which will supply the bakery’s products to public sector organisations in the Republic of Ireland.Permission to growHayden’s Bakeries in Devizes, part of the Real Good Food Company, has applied for permission to expand its distribution centre, as its business with Waitrose increases, according to The Wiltshire Gazette & Herald. Subject to planning approval, distribution will be concentrated from the Options House site from February.Hovis’ Poppy actionAs part of the Hovis Milling & Baking Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, the marketing team at Rank Hovis joined volunteers to plant 80,000 Remembrance Crosses at the Field of Remembrance in the grounds of Westminster Abbey in the run-up to Armistice Day.Beauty breadFunctional breads that promote health and beauty could be on UK supermarket shelves soon, according to Datamonitor’s Product Launch Analytics. It said products such as Khlebnyi Dom kefir-based bread a functional bread launched in Russia, made with traditional Russian sour milk kefir, which claims to promote health, vitality and beauty are set to become more popular as the functional food market continues to grow.
Greggs said it had received lots of customer requests for more sandwiches to be included in its Meal Deal offer, so has extended its range. Consumers can now purchase selected sandwiches with any crisps and any cold drink for £2.99.Varieties in Greggs’ new sandwich range include: limited-edition chargrilled chicken with spicy arrabbiata sauce; a new recipe classic chicken salad; classic BLT with sweetcure bacon; tuna mayonnaise and cucumber; and free-range egg mayonnaise with cracked black pepper.
WhatsApp Facebook By Jon Zimney – November 6, 2020 0 190 Record-setting warm temperatures expected this weekend in Indiana (Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC) There could be record-setting warm temperatures this weekend across Indiana, according to the National Weather Service.Highs will be in the low to mid-70s. The temperatures won’t be much different across the rest of the state.“That’s close to records. Right now the record for Saturday and Sunday is 76. That Saturday record dates back to 1915. The Sunday record dates back to 1999,” said Joe Skowronek, meteorologist with the National Weather Service. “It looks like it will be a very nice weekend for November overall. Warm temperatures, sunny skies, and fairly light winds.”Skowronek says drought conditions are improving.“We still have some abnormally dry conditions across much of western Indiana, but the rain is helping,” said Skowronek.Much of the state is drought-free, but there are still some spots that are under a moderate drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Skowronek says more rain is likely on the way next week.“By the middle of the next week, a cold front is coming in, so there might be some showers and thunderstorms with that. Once that passes by Thursday, we should see highs in the 50s,” said Skowronek.Skowronek says there is a small chance that some of those rain showers could become “strong with gusty winds.”Your ABC 57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather Center Forecast:Saturday: Sunny. High 72.Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 74. Pinterest Facebook Twitter IndianaLocalNews Twitter Pinterest Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleWarsaw man arrested for child pornography possessionNext articleIndiana Department of Revenue warning of tax email/text scam 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.
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Business Secretary Greg Clark said: Jaguar Land Rover and its owners have made clear they remain firmly committed to the UK, continuing to invest billions and employing tens of thousands of people. This includes today’s announcement of investment in next generation electric drive units to be produced in Wolverhampton and a new battery assembly centre in Hams Hall. Building on last year’s investment in their key plants in Solihull and Halewood to build the next-generation of Land Rover models, including electric vehicles. Jaguar Land Rover is a much valued British company with a talented and dedicated workforce. The Government has, and will continue, to work closely with the business to ensure that it can succeed long into the future as it invests and transitions to autonomous, connected and electric vehicles. On Monday, Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands Combined Authority, and I will convene a Jaguar Land Rover Development Partnership meeting bringing together Jaguar Land Rover leadership, local MPs and representatives from the Midlands and the North West, supply chain, trade body and trades union representatives. Jaguar Land Rover have today confirmed plans to offer voluntary redundancy packages to their UK workforce as they reduce their global headcount. This is a commercial decision for the company but nevertheless it will clearly be a worrying time for Jaguar Land Rover employees and their families. The UK is a world-leader in automotive manufacturing. Through our modern Industrial Strategy, we are building on those world beating strengths and investing in the future to put the UK at the forefront of the next generation of electric and autonomous vehicles.