Monthly Archiv: April, 2021

Rank Hovis consults on mill closure

first_imgRank Hovis, part of Premier Foods, is in consultation with employees about the proposed cessation of milling and pac- king at its Rotherham Mill in South Yorkshire.Garry Sharkey, head of wheat procurement, told British Baker: “Last week we announced consultations to end milling at the site in early September and pac-king in early November. This follows a review of our milling and packing capacity across our whole estate. However, the site will continue as a warehousing and distribution facility.”He continued: “Flour is not an expanding market and there have been structural changes to the dynamics of flour supply, so it is with deep regret that we propose to cease milling and packing at Rotherham.”We will do all we can to relocate employees where possible within Premier Foods and to support those on-site. This has been a very thorough review and Rank Hovis will continue to ensure its customers receive the highest quality of contact and service that they currently enjoy.”The remaining seven mills in Rank Hovis’s portfolio are: Glasgow; Selby, North York-shire; Manchester; Barry, south Wales; Wellingbough, Northants; Andover and Southampton in Hants; plus the Holgran wheat maltings in Gainsborough.last_img read more

Nut pricing:

first_imgAlmonds: Continue to look good value against other commodities and tree nuts in particular. Also seasonally and predictably, September to November shipments from California have been strong to date and higher than previous years.Hazelnuts: In principle, the hazelnut market should remain firm and, with the Turkish general election in 2009, there is every reason to expect the government there to continue to support prices and markets as best they can.Walnuts: We expect to see an average new crop from India, while China reports problems with localised supply from Yunan province. The Californian new crop was extremely good this year.Cashews: Given non-recession-based fundamentals, we would expect prices to remain stable to firm ongoing. Within the context of recession, prices might well drop in line with declining demand.Pecans: Pecan pricing also faces an uncertain future. The key to demand into 2009 lies predominantly in the Far East, primarily in the Chinese and Indian markets, which have significantly increased their own imports of pecans over the past five years.Pistachios: Prices have been extremely firm of late. Clearly forced higher by the currency, the fundamental problem is the combined poor crops in both the US and Iran, each showing up to a 30% shortfall.Brazils: Stock levels are now sufficient in the UK and European markets and this seems likely to continue until the new crop next March/April.l Based on information provided by ingredients supplier RM Curtislast_img read more

In Short

first_img== Peter’s new pasties ==Peter’s Food has teamed up with Pilgrim’s Choice as it introduces pasties to its newly launched Premier Range, being rolled out from April to June. The four new varieties are The Pilgrim’s Choice Cheese & Spring Onion, Cornish, Chicken, and Pork & Cider. They will be available in Tesco and Sainsbury’s as well as chip shops, stadiums and service stations.== Seen to be green ==Muntons has come 41st in The Sunday Times Top 60 Best Green Companies awards. The supplier of malt and malted ingredients has moved up two places in the table since last year, with judges noting its aim to save 12% of energy for each ton of product manufactured by 2010 and reports it is way ahead of its target.== SuperCups’ van move ==Vending services supplier, SuperCups has added two new Mercedes-Benz vans to its fleet of commercial vehicles. Sittingbourne dealer Sparshatts of Kent delivered the Sprinter 311CDIs to the company, which supplies businesses and schools across the south-east with vending machines, water coolers, hot and cold drinks and snacks.== A for Anjels supplier ==Cotswold-based artisan bakery Columbine Cakes has achieved Grade A BRC Accreditation. The family business, based near Moreton in Marsh, produces the Four Anjels brand of handmade biscuits and cakes.== Bakery to coffee shop ==Celebrating 21 years in business this year, Friar Mill Bakery group has launched a new coffee shop on the site of the first retail bakery shop it established in Plymouth. The new outlet has an outdoor terrace and capacity for 40 covers.last_img read more

Anglesey farmer to open artisan mill

first_imgAn Anglesey farmer is to open an artisan flour mill in the autumn, which will supply local craft bakers with wheat and barley flour.Huw Owen, of Bodelwa Farm, Ty Croes, is investing £80,000 in a small Austrian-made stone mill, with funding support from the island’s regeneration agency Menter Môn, which will be used to make flour from crops grown on his farm. A small oil press for making rapeseed oil will also be included at the facility.Traditionally, Owen has grown feed-quality grain for sale to local cattle farmers, but this year he has drilled additional mill varieties. Of the 250 acres of arable, 15 acres have been put down to oil seed rape, 18 acres to mill wheat, five acres to naked barley (without hulls) and three acres to linseed.Bethesda bakery Popty Cae Groes already makes a popular barley bread and is keen to work with Bodelwa in the future, with other local bakeries also interested in sourcing locally-produced flour. Anglesey was known as ‘the bread basket of Wales’ before the Second World War, due to its large arable farms and windmills, but the post-war arrival of subsidies saw a dramatic switch from crops to livestock.Owen hopes to revive the island’s former glories with the new business, while receiving a better return for his crops. He said: “Selling on the commodity markets is a bit of a rollercoaster. One year you can get £180/tonne for barley and the next the price has dropped to £80, which hardly covers your costs. So this project is an attempt to stabilise the business and take greater control.”last_img read more

Festive season prompts bakery donations

first_imgA raft of baked goods are to be donated to charities for the homeless as the festive season puts people in a giving mood.Craft bakery Hobbs House has teamed up with FareShare, a national charity based in Bristol, which tackles the issues of food and waste poverty, so that its unsold loaves will go towards the cause.   “Until we find an accurate way of knowing how many loaves we will sell every day, we are honoured to play a titchy part in sharing the blessing of real bread with people that need it,” commented Tom Herbert, baker and director at Hobbs House.Snooker star Ding Junhui, who won the Pukka Pies UK Championship, has said he will donate part of his prize of 69 kilos of Pukka Pies – that’s 267 pies – to Sheffield voluntary group, Homeless and Rootless (HARC), which helps homeless people over the festive period.Also donating food to the homeless this Christmas is The Really Welsh Trading Company and ingredients specialist Beacon Foods. They have teamed up to provide 900 ready meals to South Wales charity Llamau.last_img read more

Delice rolls out products for birthday

first_imgDelice de France, which is marking its 25th anniversary this year, is celebrating with the launch of 60 new products for spring, as well as a revamped website.Joining its Breads of the World range is a new Mediterranean Bread a sourdough bread containing Kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and red and yellow peppers.There is also a new Walnut Bread available, as well as a Sage & Onion Pavé, a Toasted Sunflower & Honey Loaf and a Muesli Muffin.For lunches, Delice has developed new panini products, including the Nigella & Sesame Seed Panini, and the Delice Grilly a pre-grilled panini.The company’s Viennoiserie category has also been updated, with a new Fully Baked Sweet Pastries Mixed Selection, which includes: Apple Whirls, Raspberry Whirls, Mincemeat Whirls and Double Chocolate Whirls.New cakes include toffee & date and lemon & ginger.www.delicedefrance.co.uklast_img

Report The effect of peanuts on cholesterol and heart health

first_imgResearchers from California and Spain have concluded that regular peanut consumption improves cholesterol levels and contributes to heart health, following data collated from 25 nut consumption trials across seven countries.A total of 583 men and women took part in the trials, which revealed that people with higher levels of ’bad’ cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (blood fats) and those consuming poorer-quality diets, would gain the greatest benefit from regular nut consumption, according to the researchers.The studies showed those consuming the nuts frequently about 67g per day reduced their total cholesterol by 5.1% and LDL by 7.4%. Their ratio of LDL to ’good’ HDL cholesterol also changed by 8.3% in a favourable direction.Dr Joan Sabaté from Loma Linda University, California, lead investigator for the study, recently published in Archives of Internal Medicine, said: “Results of this study provide the best evidence yet that eating nuts reduces LDL cholesterol and improves the blood lipids profile. So a simple change of eating nuts regularly can make a big difference to people’s health.”Ellen Mason, a senior cardiac nurse with the British Heart Foundation, said that adding nuts in place of saturated fats could help to improve cholesterol levels for many people.last_img read more

Gram rounds off cabinets

first_imgEnergy-efficient commercial refrigeration supplier Gram UK, has announced the launch of two new cabinets, to complete its Compact range. The new Compact 210 and 410 models join the existing 610 cabinet, to offer a full range of options that combine low-energy consumption with high quality.The new cabinets boast a unique air distribution system to maintain a correct and uniform temperature throughout, said the firm. Cold air is directed down the air distribution plate positioned at the back of the cabinet. From there it circulates around the cabinet and back to the evaporator fan at the top of the cabinet, to maintain a consistent temperatures, while drawing as little energy as possible. For example the Compact K410 consumes as little as 256 kWh/year, which at 10p/kilowatt hour, gives an annual electricity cost of just £25.60.Each cabinet has an outside width of 60cm and a depth of 64cm, and can be built under counters, stacked on top of each other or wall-mounted. The cabinets also feature in-built alarms and emergency programs designed to maintain temperature if a fault was detected, thereby minimising the risk of food degradation until it was rectified.last_img read more

Greggs reveals ambition to expand overseas

first_imgGreggs could open stores outside the UK after CEO Ken McMeikan revealed that he is eyeing international expansion as a way to maintain growth in the longer term.Greggs plans to grow the number of its stores in the UK from around 1,500 to over 2,000 in the next five to seven years, but McMeikan said he is also keen to expand internationally.”I am of the conviction that Greggs could grow internationally. You only need to look at the brands that have made that leap and have gone around the world companies such as Starbucks, the likes of Subway, McDonald’s and others. They sell a number of products that we sell at Greggs, such as coffee and hot drinks. We also have a very big market in terms of sandwiches, so along with savouries and bread rolls, these are products that will transfer across different country boundaries,” McMeikan told The Financial Times. “There is a great growth opportunity for Greggs outside the UK. But the priority at the moment is growth in the UK.”McMeikan’s comments came despite Greggs’ unsuccessful foray into Belgium in 2003, where it built up a small chain of 10 shops only to close them in 2008, following losses.Shore Capital analyst Darren Shirley said Greggs’ previous move into Belgium had “lacked conviction and a clear strategy”, but welcomed a possible second attempt at international growth. “Ken has big ambitions for Greggs in the UK to take the company well over 2,000 stores over the next five years, but it makes sense to explore new markets,” he said. “Greggs’ core categories of bread and savouries could be something different on the Continent where they have a culture of individual deli-based businesses.”last_img read more

Fans of South Bend YMCA plan on filing complaints to keep it open

first_imgIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Fans of South Bend YMCA plan on filing complaints to keep it open WhatsApp Previous articleMishawaka Police investigating shooting on Lincoln Way EastNext articlePlymouth motorcyclist recovering after crashing into car on U.S. 31 Tommie Lee Twitter By Tommie Lee – July 25, 2020 0 323 Google+ Facebook Facebook Google+ (Photo supplied/YMCA) A group of people who want the South Bend YMCA to reopen say they’ll be filing a complaint with the Attorneys General of Indiana and Michigan.The facility on Northside Drive in South Bend has been closed since March. A member of the YMCA board told WSBT that the closures happened because the South Bend Y is not financially viable right now. Even before the issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, there were building repairs that were needed. Being forced to cancel their programs provided no funding to fix up the building.The South Bend YMCA merged recently with several others in Michigan, including in Niles and Benton Harbor, to form the YMCA of Greater Michiana. Twitter Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more