first_imgSpecialist paper and board packaging provider Siliconpak (stand J450) will have its first stand at Food & Bake this year. The company’s product range includes bespoke reels, sheets and die-cut shapes of differing sizes and materials, including greaseproof and vegetable parchment (with or without siliconised coatings), glassine and cakeboards. Siliconpak will also show its more traditional corrugated secondary packaging, point-of-sale displays and shelf-ready packaging options.last_img

Brace’s plans to head south with new plant

first_imgWelsh bakery Brace’s is planning to open a facility outside Wales as it builds its business in the south of England.The plant baker. which currently has two plants in Crumlin, Newport, is looking at potential sites in the south, operations director Jonathan Brace told British Baker.He said Brace’s has seen an 18% growth in sales over the past three years as it expanded into Bristol, Gloucester and the south-west, adding: “We are getting to the point where capacity is filling up and we have to expand. The new plant will be somewhere in the south of England as our main growth is in the south.”Brace’s plans to build the site from new, he said. “There is nothing to buy. Building from new is the best way anyway.”Brace’s second site in Newport, a £9.2m 64,000sq ft automated bakery, which opened in 2005, will be the model for the new site in the south. “We want smaller production units, closer to the point of distribution,” explained Mr Brace.Land has been allocated for the new site, but details of its location and the timescales for the opening are being kept under wraps. Sales and marketing director Scott Richardson told British Baker: “We have to expand because we are doing so well with the retailers. We hope to be in Sainsbury’s stores by Christmas and we are delighted to have just been listed in Waitrose for the first time. We are also talking to Tesco about extending distribution across the whole of the south of England.”Brace’s currently distributes in Wales and the south-west, down to Plymouth and Southampton. It is already listed at major retailers including Morrisons, Asda, Somer-ield and Tesco as well as symbol groups.last_img read more

International activity

first_imgA university, in North Carolina has conducted a study to prove that a diet high in wholegrain foods, such as wholegrain bakery products, is associated with a significantly lower risk of developing cardio-vascular disease, including heart disease and stroke.The analysis was conducted by researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. In a statement, Philip Mellen, lead author and an assistant professor of internal medicine, said: “Consuming an average of 2.5 servings of whole grains each day is associated with a 21% lower risk of cardiovascular disease compared to consuming only 0.2 servings.”The findings are based on an analysis of seven studies involving more than 285,000 people, conducted between 1966 and April 2006. Despite evidence that whole grains have clear health benefits, intake remains low, said the university. Recommended whole grain intake in America, defined in Dietary Guidelines for Americans, is 48g.The study showed that greater wholegrain intake is associated with less obesity, decreased chance of diabetes, lower blood pressure, and lower cholesterol.A grain is considered whole when it has all three parts – bran, germ and endosperm. The bran is high in fibre and B vitamins. The endosperm contains starch, protein and some vitamins and minerals. The germ contains B vitamins, some healthy protein, minerals and healthy oil. Whole grains are also a good source of vitamin E, magnesium and iron, as well as other antioxidants, which are found in both the germ and the bran of a grain.last_img read more

Warburtons increases presence across UK

first_imgNew figures suggest that Warburtons has grown its share of the bakery market in all parts of Britain, taking sales from its rivals’ flagship brands Hovis and Kingsmill.The AC Nielsen figures (52 weeks to 14 July), which are quoted in Warburtons’ 2007 Bakery Review, also suggest that Kingsmill has seen decline in its market share in all regions of the country. Meanwhile, Hovis has seen decline in seven out of 10 regions.The new report suggests Warburtons now has 15.1% of the market in the London area, as its nationwide expansion continues. Hovis is still the brand leader in the area, with 25.5% market share and Kingsmill has 23.7% market share.Looking at market share percentages in all 10 regions, London is Kingsmill’s strongest region, the south west is the heartland of Hovis, where it has 36.1% market share, and Warburtons’ strongest region is Lancashire and Cumbria, where it has 52.9% share.Sarah Miskell category director at Warburtons told British Baker: “Our TV advertising campaign has had a lot to do with our growth in the south, while reasserting our strong position in the north.”According to the report, the bakery category is worth over £3.2bn in annual sales, up 7% year-on-year. Total wrapped sales were worth £1.57bn a year, up 6.8%.Sales of 800g loaves have fallen in volume, but rose by 5.4% in value to £1.3bn, compared to £0.27bn for 400g loaves, up by 13.7%. The last year saw 4.5bn units sold, an increase of 1.5%.last_img read more

In Short

first_img== Shortlist revealed ==The shortlist for the FreeFrom Food Awards has been announced, with categories including bread and bread mixes, and cakes, muffins and sweet biscuits. The awards, sponsored by Livwell, are to take place on 12 May, during allergy week. The shortlist is available to view at Bakery cuts waste ==Esher-based bakery The Cookie Man has been crowned winner of the Surrey Business Waste Minimisation Award. The business, which is privately owned, introduced two waste minimisation schemes last year and now recycles all food and cardboard waste. As well as preventing around 750 tonnes of waste going to landfill, it will also save £60,000 a year.== Sugar update ==UK sugar industry trade association The Sugar Bureau has relaunched its website – – and is promoting it alongside its message that sugar forms a useful part of a healthy balanced diet. The new site provides scientific evidence about the role of sugars in health.== Jacksons’ new system ==Derbyshire bakery Jacksons the Bakers has installed a new computer software system, following a grant from the Food & Drink Innovation Network (iNet). The business moved to a new unit last year and applied for an Innovation Support Grant (ISG) through iNet due to its need for a more up-to-date and efficient system.== Costa wins battle ==A Costa Coffee shop in Beverley has won its fight to continue trading after opening without planning consent. Planning permission has now been granted for the use of the premises, formerly a shoe shop, as a café/coffee shop.last_img read more

Goshen Police looking into attempted kidnapping on Tuesday

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp By Jon Zimney – June 18, 2020 0 579 IndianaLocalNews Google+ Goshen Police looking into attempted kidnapping on Tuesday (Source: License: Police say that it happened around 9:30 Tuesday night near the intersection of Main St. and Wilden Ave.An 8 year old girl that was riding her bike in the area says that a man drove up behind her and tried to grab her off her bike. The girl says she bit and kicked the man until her let her go.The girl’s mother tells ABC 57 News that they regularly practice these scenarios just in case, and she is encouraging any parent with a young child to do the same. Goshen Police have not released any information since it was reported, but say the investigation is ongoing. WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Facebook Twitter Facebook Google+ Previous articleParking now pay-by-plate at Benton Harbor parkNext articleElkhart’s Flotilla will take place as scheduled for its 44th year 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.last_img read more

Indiana BMV branches to close for Independence Day

first_img By Brooklyne Beatty – June 25, 2020 0 432 Google+ Twitter Indiana BMV branches to close for Independence Day Google+ TAGSbmvbureau of motor vehiclesclosedFourth of JulyFridayindependence dayIndianaJuly 4thsaturday IndianaLocalNews (Photo supplied/Elkhart Truth) Independence Day is right around the corner, and the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles wants to remind Hoosiers that all branches will be closed.BMV branches with a Monday through Friday schedule, or a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule, will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of the holiday.All satellite branches, and branches with a standard Tuesday through Saturday schedule, will be closed Saturday, July 4.Branches will resume regularly scheduled business hours on Monday, July 6.For a complete list of branch locations and hours, to complete an online transaction, or to find a 24-hour BMV Connect kiosk near you visit Facebookcenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleSouth Bend man killed in motorcycle crash on Redfield StreetNext articleMarshall County Blueberry Festival canceled due to COVID-19 concerns Brooklyne Beattylast_img read more

Beware scams targeting Amazon customers in Indiana

first_imgIndianaLocalNews WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Google+ By Network Indiana – September 25, 2020 0 1073 Pinterest Pinterest Beware scams targeting Amazon customers in Indiana (Photo Supplied/State of Massachusetts Government) Police in Lake County are asking people to look out for scams targeting Amazon customers in Indiana.People in St. John have gotten messages saying their accounts have and any pending orders have been placed on hold until their billing information can be verified, said St. John police.The message warns people that if they fail to complete the verification process in three days they will be blocked from their account and all pending orders will be canceled.Amazon customers have gotten messages by mail, email and by text, with a link that leads people to a website that looks like Amazon. However, it’s actually a data mining site used to steal peoples’ banking information.Police say to not click any of the links, and if they do receive a message to contact Amazon directly at their customer service number. Twitter Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleSeptember 25 designated Stryker Like Day, commemorated with limited time IPANext articleBSU Study: Robots could soon take over restaurant service Network Indianalast_img read more

News story: 2018 Groceries Code Adjudicator annual sector survey

first_imgTake part in the survey on the YouGov websiteThe Groceries Code Adjudicator (the GCA) has launched her fifth annual survey of the groceries sector. The annual survey allows the GCA to collect the most comprehensive set of views on current Code-related issues facing suppliers.The GCA is seeking experiences and views from suppliers and others in the sector on how the 10 regulated retailers are complying with the Groceries Supply Code of Practice.The survey will be an important source of information for the GCA about current retailer practices and changes over the past twelve months. The information provided will help the Adjudicator focus her attention for the year ahead.All the information you provide is treated in strict confidence.All answers are collated and analysed by YouGov and respondents are not identified to the GCA without their prior consent.The results will be presented at the GCA Conference on 25 June 2018.The survey will be open from 5 March 2017 to 22 April 2018.last_img read more

Press release: Government to cut Fixed Odds Betting Terminals maximum stake from £100 to £2

first_img Gambling is devolved in Northern Ireland, but substantially reserved in Scotland and Wales. However, as of 23 May 2016, the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Ministers have the executive and legislative competence to vary the number of high-staking gaming machines authorised by a new betting premises licence in Scotland. Under the Wales Act 2017, identical powers were transferred to the Welsh Ministers and the National Assembly for Wales. We are committed to working constructively with devolved administrations as we move towards implementation of the £2 stake limit on B2 gaming machines. B1 machines are in casinos with a maximum stake of £5 with a maximum pay-out of £10,000 (or progressive jackpot of £20,000) B3 machines are located in casino, betting, arcade and bingo venues with a maximum stake of £2 and a maximum pay-out of £500. Remote Gaming Duty is paid by all companies who earn revenue through offering online gaming to British residents. It is currently set at 15% of operator’s profits. Public Health England will carry out a review of the evidence relating to the public health harms of gambling. The Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) has amended its code to ensure that a responsible gambling message will appear for the duration of all TV adverts. Problem gambling can devastate individuals’ lives, families and communities. It is right that we take decisive action now to ensure a responsible gambling industry that protects the most vulnerable in our society. By reducing FOBT stakes to £2 we can help stop extreme losses by those who can least afford it. While we want a healthy gambling industry that contributes to the economy, we also need one that does all it can to protect players. We are increasing protections around online gambling, doing more on research, education and treatment of problem gambling and ensuring tighter rules around gambling advertising. We will work with the industry on the impact of these changes and are confident that this innovative sector will step up and help achieve this balance. In addition to the reduction to FOBT stakes the government has today confirmed: A major multi-million pound advertising campaign promoting responsible gambling, supported by industry and GambleAware, will be launched later this year. The maximum stakes on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) are to be reduced from £100 to £2 to reduce the risk of gambling-related harm, Minister for Sport and Civil Society Tracey Crouch announced today.The move comes off the back of a consultation with the public and the industry to ensure that we have the right balance between a sector that can grow and contribute to the economy and one that is socially responsible and doing all it should to protect consumers and communities.The government wants to reduce the potential for large losses on FOBT (category B2) machines and the risk of harm to both the player and wider communities. Following analysis of consultation responses and advice from the Gambling Commission, the government believes that a cut to £2 will best achieve this.The Gambling Commission has also been tasked to take forward discussions with the industry to improve player protection measures on B1 and B3 category machines, looking at spend and time limits.DCMS Secretary of State Matt Hancock said:center_img When faced with the choice of halfway measures or doing everything we can to protect vulnerable people, we have chosen to take a stand. These machines are a social blight and prey on some of the most vulnerable in society, and we are determined to put a stop to it and build a fairer society for all. Minister for Sport and Civil Society Tracey Crouch said: As part of the next licence competition the age limit for playing National Lottery games will be reviewed, to take into accounts developments in the market and the risk of harm to young people. In order to cover any negative impact on the public finances, and to protect funding for vital public services, this change will be linked to an increase in Remote Gaming Duty, paid by online gaming operators, at the relevant Budget.Changes to the stake will be through secondary legislation. The move will need parliamentary approval and we will also engage with the gambling industry to ensure it is given sufficient time to implement and complete the technological changes.Notes to EditorsFor further information please contact: DCMS Press Office on: 020 7211 6276 / 6971 The Gambling Commission will toughen up protections around online gambling including stronger age verification rules and proposals to require operators to set limits on consumers’ spending until affordability checks have been conducted.last_img read more