ADM Milling blamed “unfavourable economic conditions” as it announced it is to close its Newcastle flour mill in May.Marketing manager John Hastwell said the mill is a bulk-only site, with no packing operations and is operating under capacity.Production will be shifted to ADM’s other mills, particularly those in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Knottingly, Yorkshire.A consultation with some “20 or so staff” employed at the Newcastle mill started on February 10, Mr Hastwell said. They may be offered opportunities in other parts of the business. “This is part of an ongoing efficency programme to help us compete in a difficult market,” noted Mr Hastwell. “A review has been ongoing for a number of months.” Mr Hastwell added that increased energy costs – for oil, gas and electricity – had been a factor in unfavourable economic conditions experienced in 2005 and looked set to continue to pose a problem in 2006.ADM Milling currently has 10 mills in the UK – two in Liverpool as well as sites in Tilbury, Avonmouth, Corby, Tewkesbury, Castleford and Edinburgh. No further mill closures are expected, according to ADM.
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THE WINNERS OF THE SAMMIES 2006The British Sandwich Industry Award 2006Phillip Brown, founder of Philpotts sandwich bar chain, Chester Sandwich Retail Multiple of the Year AwardMarks & SpencerBSA Sandwich Manufacturer of the YearFreshway Foods, WolverhamptonEn Route Sandwich Retailer of the Year AwardMarks & Spencer – for its development of Simply Food outlets on motorways and on forecourtsWorkplace Sandwich Supplier of the Year AwardFresh! Naturally Organic, London Independent Sandwich Bar of the Year AwardCafé Mana, 3 Gracechurch Street, London Specialist Sandwich Bar Chain AwardWinner: Philpotts, Chester Highly Commended: Birley Sandwiches, LondonBaker Sandwich Maker of the Year AwardWinner: Coughlans Munch, Croydon, Surrey Highly Commended: Wenzels the Bakers, Pinner Coffee Bar Sandwich Retailer AwardDélifrance, Leicester New Sandwich of the YearWinner: Marks & Spencer – Limited Edition New York Deli Pastrami Sandwich 2nd: Tesco Finest Goats Cheese & Chargrilled Vegetable Sandwich 3rd: Waitrose Bistro Honduran King Prawn Naan Sandwich Marketeer of the Year AwardGinsters, Cornwall New Sandwich Ingredient or Accompaniment of the YearThe Ingredients Factory, London – Pineapple & Black Pepper ChutneyNew Product or Service AwardMarks & Spencer – ‘Zip’ Cardboard Sandwich SkilletBritish Sandwich Designer of the Year AwardOverall winner: Mark Arnold, Brambles Foods, MiddlesbroughSection winners:Neil Wilkinson, The Sandwich Factory, Atherstone Sarah Fielder, Buckingham Foods, Milton KeynesChantelle Ludski, Fresh! Naturally Organic, London Mark Arnold, Brambles Foods, Middlesbrough Jonno Bryant, Martins Bakers and Sandwich Makers, Manchester
SIAB bakery show, which took place recently in Verona, affirmed Italy as one European country where the craft sector, with over 70% of sales, is holding its market share against the supermarkets.Major exhibitors, including Polin, represented in the UK by Brook Food Equipment, took stands, as did Rondo and first-time exhibitor from the UK, Saturn Spraying Systems, which received enquiries from 21 different countries.A rival show, AB tech expo, took place simultaneously at the new Rho Fiera showground in Milan. Andy Turner of AFE, which represents several Italian machi-nery companies in the UK, said the quality of visitors was high.
Swansea-based Lewis Pies is to spend £700,000 on extending its facilities so that they are “large enough to take our expansion plans for the next decade”, it said.The premises in Forestfach will be extended this autumn to feature a new 7,500sq ft factory bolted onto the existing unit.The work, due to be completed in January next year, will feature a new butchery, deep-freeze and packing area for raw products.”We’re expanding all the time, despite the fact I thought we’d never have to expand again,” said joint-MD Wilfred Lewis, who opened the site in 1996.The £10-million-plus turnover business has witnessed sales growth of around £750,000 over the past two years, supplying bake-off savouries and bread alongside frozen confectionery and ready-baked products nationally.In March, it absorbed the staff and machinery from liquidated local rival Celtic Savouries.
This week’s press conference at the Ministry of Food commenced on a none-too-jolly note. It concerned bones. Bones are wanted for the production of fertiliser, bone grease and glue. It was stated that the Ministry was anxious to secure that the maximum quantity of bones is collected from private households.Although the actual quantity now being collected is considerable, the salvage of bones is not being carried out with anything like the same extent as the salvage of waste paper and waste metal. The hint is, however, that small caterers who do not already have a commercial arrangement for the disposal of their waste, not forgetting the all-important bones – and those the dog would bury for a rainy day, if he had his way – should look into the matter forthwith.
Bakery manufacturers using imported eggs in their products could be risking their reputation after new research found consumers were “dismayed” to discover foreign eggs are regularly used in British-made food.Focus group research, commissioned by British Lion Egg Products, found that consumers felt the use of foreign eggs compromised the quality and value of the product they were buying. Respondents assumed the eggs in products such as quiche would be British and were “shocked” to find out that they often contained imported eggs.The UK imported the equivalent of around one billion eggs in 2009, in the form of egg products, such as dried, liquid and frozen eggs, which are widely used in bakery products. The 2008 annual market price for 100kg of eggs in the Netherlands was €79 and in Spain €103, while in the UK it was €116, according to the European Egg Processors’ Association.Craft bakery chain Birds of Derby uses the British Lion egg logo on point-of-sale material to highlight to customers that the company only uses British eggs. Mike Holling, retail operations manager, said: “The British Lion mark gives us confidence that the eggs we are buying are produced to the highest food safety standards – for example chicks are inoculated against salmonella. Our customers also like the fact we use regional and British ingredients whenever we can.”
British Baker is delighted to announce the finalists for this year’s Baking Industry Awards.TV presenter and producer Esther Rantzen CBE will host the circus-themed black-tie event at the Park Lane Hilton, London, which takes place on Wednesday 8 September.Rank Hovis marketing manager Sara Reid, one of the judges for the Craft Business Award, which the company sponsors, said it had received some interesting entries from companies that had not previously taken part. “We have seen some different and quirky businesses, which was really nice; it was good to see the spread of the craft around the country,” she said.This year’s awards will be attended by key players in the industry and it is a good opportunity to network. The evening begins with a drinks reception, followed by a three-course meal, entertainment, and the announcement of the Award winners.For further details of the event and the Awards evening, go to www.bakeryawards.co.uk>>Esther Rantzen to host Baking Industry AwardsBIA 2010 Finalists:Baker of the YearSponsored by: VandemoorteleAndré Sarafilovic, Wm Stephen (Bakers); Paul Gray, Betty’s Bakery; Robin Jones, The Village Bakery (Coedpoeth)Confectioner of the YearSponsored by: Rich’sMark Legg, Dunn’s (Crouch End);Chris Bachmann, Bachmanns;David Lee, DA & W Lee Family Baker The Craft Business Award Sponsored by: Rank HovisGreenhalgh’s Craft Bakery;M Ray;Cinnamon SquareThe In-Store Bakery AwardSponsored by: Dawn FoodsTesco, Huish, Yeovil; Sainsbury’s, Fosse Park, Leicester; Morrisons, Riversway, Preston; Asda, Hunts Cross, Liverpool The Customer Focus Award Sponsored by: CSM (UK)Kensey Foods;Halls Food Group;Pieminister Bakery Supplier of the YearSponsored by: Sainsbury’sNicholas & Harris; Warburtons Bakeries; Mono EquipmentSpeciality Bread Product of the Year Sponsored by: Bakels Janes Pantry – Pumpkin & Raisin Seeded Bread;More? The Artisan Bakery – Lakeland Treacle Bread with Walnuts & Raisins;Bachmanns – Olive Bread with Thyme Celebration Cake Maker of the Year Sponsored by: RenshawRachel Hill, Planet Cake;Amelia Nutting, Shuga Budz;Caroline Occlestone, The Cake Shop LiverpoolBakery Food Manufacturer of the YearSponsored by: ADM MillingHoneytop Speciality Foods;Greggs;Park CakesThe Innovation Award Sponsored by: AsdaSwissôtel The Howard – TLSee Afternoon Tea; Hobbs House Bakery – The Online Store; Puratos UK – Cryst-o-filTrainee Baker of the Year Sponsored by: Improve and The National Skills AcademyKyle Hendry, Macphie of Glenbervie;Pamela Ellis, Blackpool and the Fylde College;Daniel Smith, J & I Smith
Allied Bakeries has announced a new partnership with Conservation Grade, a nature-friendly farming scheme.The firm, which owns the Kingsmill, Burgen, Allinson and Sunblest brands, is to invest £400,000 in a new marketing campaign to raise awareness of the work of Conservation Grade through its Allinson range.From February to April, all Allinson rolls and loaves will feature an on-pack promotion for consumers to collect tokens, which they can then send off to claim a free bird feeder.“Giving consumers the opportunity to make a real and lasting difference to conservation in the British countryside through their daily bread is fantastic,” commented Tim Nevard, CEO, Conservation Grade.Allied Bakeries expects to source 20,000 tonnes of milling wheat from Conservation Grade-accredited farms during the 2011 harvest.Ellen Bailey, Allinson brand manager, said that as a result of this wheat contract, during 2011, “Conservation Grade-accredited farmers growing for Allinson are expected to sow an additional 720 acres of wildflower habitats, as well as hundreds of acres of plants that provide seeds for wild birds and other habitats”.
Pinterest Twitter Google+ WhatsApp (Tommie Lee/95.3 MNC) The South Bend Cubs have renewed their partnership with Weigel Broadcasting Co. and will broadcast 49 regular season games on WMYS, MyMichiana. This will be the sixth consecutive season South Bend Cubs baseball can be seen on live television.“Our partnership with Weigel Broadcasting and the folks at MyMichiana has been spectacular,” South Bend Cubs President Joe Hart said. “We’re very happy to have had 25-30 games broadcast over the last couple of years to be able to nearly double that is a win for the region. Fans want to cheer on their team whether or not they’re at Four Winds Field.”“We’re excited to broadcast even more of this championship team’s games,” General Manager of WBND/ABC 57, WCWW/CW 25 and WMYS/My Michiana Aaron Ramey said. “The best place to watch South Bend Cubs games is in the ballpark. Watching on MyMichiana is a good alternative when you just can’t get to the game.”WMYS, MyMichiana, sister station to WBND – ABC 57, broadcasts over-the-air on channel 69.1 and can be found on Xfinity 15/194HD, U-Verse 69/1069HD, Mediacom 17/717HD, Rochester Telephone Cable 53/353HD, LightStream 28/28.1 as well as Dish 69. Nielsen Holdings reports that the South Bend/Elkhart television designated market reaches nearly 320,000 homes in 10 counties.Darin Pritchett returns to the booth for his sixth season as the voice of the South Bend Cubs. Pritchett will be joined by Josh Sperber and Max Thoma, both entering their first year as broadcasters for the club.The 2020 season will be the sixth year as a Chicago Cubs affiliate. South Bend will start their title defense at home when they host the Lake County Captains on April 9 at 7:05 p.m.Click this link to access South Bend Cub’s 2020 television schedule Google+ Facebook South Bend Cubs games to be televised on WMYS Facebook Twitter By 95.3 MNC – March 8, 2020 0 294 Pinterest WhatsApp IndianaLocalMichiganNewsSouth Bend MarketSports Previous articleMichigan insurers cover virus tests; Medicaid copays waivedNext articleMichigan state senator denies sexual harassment allegations 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.
IndianaLocalNews Fire crews in Elkhart respond to fire at Conn-Selmer building By Carl Stutsman – April 20, 2020 0 531 WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Twitter Google+ Google+ (Bill Beck/Elkhart Truth) Nobody was injured in the fire that broke out at the Conn-Selmer building in Elkhart on Sunday.Fire Crews were called to the scene when the alarm went off, and when they arrived smoked had filled the building and there was black smoke pouring from an exhaust vent. It appears the fire was started when a liquid heating unit overheated a plastic acid dip tank. That caused the plastic tank to ignite and burn.Elkhart Fire says nobody was in the building at the time the fire started. Twitter Previous articleForecast seems less accurate than usual? You can blame the lack of air travelNext articleVirus highlights gap in Michigan’s broadband internet access Carl Stutsman