Warburtons will start a new TV advertising campaign for its All in One Riddlers filled rolls in the new year.The plant baker’s advertising campaign will commence in January, said category manager Claire Simpson. She told British Baker: “We will be on TV throughout 2006, starting with a product-specific All in One Riddlers advertisement in January. It is a new product and a new campaign.” Full details of the advertising activity and spend are not yet available, she added. New Warburtons All In One Riddlers are ready-filled bread rolls, available in two varieties: cheese spread and ham-flavoured cheese spread.
The Australian government is keen to attract British bakers to the country to fill its skills shortages.The government has identified bakers, pastry chefs, cooks and chefs as vital to the growth of the Australian economy. These workers are to be given bonus points under Australia’s immigration system, which gives them a better chance of gaining a visa. Applications are also being fast-tracked in order to speed up the process and get workers into the country as soon as possible”.The Australian Visa Bureau, a division of Visa Bureau, an independent UK company specialising in visa and immigration services to Australia, says the country is looking to Britain for “well trained, qualified staff who understand Aussie values and the Aussie way of life”.The government hopes to attract 97,500 skilled immigrants in 2006, approximately 20,000 will be from the UK.According to its website [http://www.visabureau.com/australia]: “Australia’s natural beauty, warm climate and growing economy make it an ideal place to establish a business, live, work or visit. If you are looking to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis, you can apply to immigrate to Australia, with an Australian visa, through the Australian General Skilled Migration Program. The program aims to meet current skills shortages in Australia by attracting skilled migrants who can make an immediate contribution to the Australian economy.”
Bread sales are buoyant, according to the latest figures from TNS (pg 4). The main reason appears to be that premium breads, including brown and seeded, are proving popular and adding value to the sector.Health and nutrition are concerns that are here to stay, but so are climate change (carbon footprint), ethical trading (poverty) and sustainability (’we’ve only got one planet’). In fact, over the next few years I foresee an unprecented emphasis on everything from food miles to recyclable packaging, from Fairtrade to sustainable sources.All these could become labelling requirements by the multiples. They want to be seen to lead the field in climate change, sustainability and other ethical issues, believing it will make the consumer feel OK about purchasing. In rea-lity, it is also a way for the supermarkets and other stores to say: “We are ethical – shop here and feel good about it.”I’m sorry if that sounds a bit cynical. What they are doing is good. And we really do need to recycle more and pay a fair price for a fair product. But what worries me is labelling. For goodness’ sake, let’s have single industry standards or single industry symbols – not one symbol for this supermaket and another symbol for that. The Traffic Lights versus Guideline Daily Amounts (GDAs) symbol war has been chaotic. It has been unfair on bakers and food manufacturers and muliplying that several times over would lead to more chaos.Sometimes, ethical policies clash. Is it better to use energy to grow fruits for tarts or torten under artificial heat and light in a greenhouse, locally, that can be delivered in cardboard and require virtually no food miles? Or is it better to grow them overseas, in natural sunlight and pay a Fairtrade price for them? That decision alone might involve symbols ranging from food miles, to carbon footprint and Fairtrade. And how important will recyclable packaging become? Will we see all bread packaged in recyclable plastic next?Finally, as we hear that Bakery NVQs are to disappear (pgs 6 and 20) and be replaced by modules under the heading of Food Manufacturing, may I urge you to read and heed Chris North’s comments about how to attract more youngsters to bakery (pg 13). He has vision indeed!
Fine food retailer Lewis & Cooper’s move into wholesale looks to be paying off after its fruit cakes and biscuits were listed at 11 National Trust shops and retailer Lakeland ordered 11,000 of its plum puddings.The Northallerton-based shop, famous for its plum puddings and fruit cakes, launched its wholesale business in October, targeting delis, farm shops, restaurants and cafés. The firm has now gained a listing for its fruit cakes, along with its biscuits made by a baker in South Yorkshire, in 11 National Trust shops, including high street stores in York and Skipton.It will supply Lakeland, which has 41 stores across the country and a large online business, with 6,000 of its 450g vegetarian plum puddings and 5,000 of the 220g gluten-free varieties.
FSA rolls out ratingsThe Food Standards Agency has finally started rolling out its national food hygiene rating scheme that encourages retailers and foodservice operators to voluntarily display their hygiene ’scores on the doors’. The ratings run from zero to five. See bakeryinfo.co.uk for the full story.Pie champ snowed offThe naming of the World Scotch Pie Champion, due to happen on 30 November, has been postponed by the organisers, as the recent snow meant that entrants would have had difficulty attending the ceremony, in Dunfermline. The organisers have proposed a new date of Thursday 6 January.RGFC’s sugar riseReal Good Food Company (RGFC) said its sugar business, Napier Brown had seen strong growth since its interim results on 22 September, despite the significant pressure on prices and margins earlier this year. A global shortage in sugar had driven prices to a 30-year high.NAMB social eventStratford upon Avon again played host to the annual social weekend of the National Association of Master Bakers at the end of November. As well as golf and spa facilities, attendees saw presentations by Sir Mike Darrington, former chief executive of Greggs and Alette Addison from the Department of Health.
Twitter TAGSDavid Jameson HarrisonfundraisersongSouth BendSouth Bend TownstreamVenues Parks & Arts “South Bend Town” song to raise funds for Venues Parks & Arts WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleIndiana top state in nation for adoptionNext articlePotawatomi Zoo will host Zoo Boo in October Brooklyne Beatty WhatsApp By Brooklyne Beatty – September 18, 2020 0 477 Facebook Google+ Facebook Twitter (Photo supplied/South Bend Venues, Parks and Arts) A song dedicated to the South Bend community will be released Monday, with proceeds going toward a local organization.“South Bend Town”, written by local singer and songwriter David Jameson Harris, will be released on all streaming services including Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube and iTunes at midnight Monday.Each time the song is played, royalties will be generated and directly donated to the South Bend Venues Parks & Arts, benefiting local youth, the arts and furthering VPA’s mission of inclusion.To learn more about singer/songwriter David Jameson Harris, visit davidjamesonmusic.com. IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market
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IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Facebook By Tommie Lee – January 12, 2021 0 196 WhatsApp Twitter Community Foundation of Elkhart County makes education grants Pinterest Pinterest (Photo supplied/Goshen College) The Community Foundation of Elkhart County has invested almost $700,000 into a trio of education efforts.The Foundation, part of Elkhart County’s Board of Directors, has awarded more than $692,000 in Career Pathway grants to three nonprofits that are central to the county’s education and development of career pathways.$170,000 went to ETHOS for STEM Activation support. $200,000 went to Horizon Educational Alliance, and the rest to a pair of separate grants for programs through Goshen College.The grants were approved in December. Google+ Google+ Previous articleHoosier State has placed $2 billion in bets since online wagering beganNext articleFormer Michigan Governor among those named after new Flint water investigation Tommie Lee
Pinterest Your ABC 57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather Center Forecast: IndianaLocalMichiganNewsWeather St. Joseph IN-Elkhart-Lagrange-Steuben-Noble-De Kalb-Berrien-Cass MI-St. Joseph MI-Branch-Hillsdale-Williams-Fulton OH-Defiance-Henry-Including the cities of South Bend, Mishawaka, New Carlisle,Walkerton, Elkhart, Goshen, Nappanee, Lagrange, Topeka,Shipshewana, Angola, Fremont, Kendallville, Ligonier, Albion,Auburn, Garrett, Niles, Benton Harbor, St. Joseph, Fair Plain,Benton Heights, Buchanan, Paw Paw Lake, Dowagiac, Cassopolis,Marcellus, Sturgis, Three Rivers, White Pigeon, Mendon,Coldwater, Bronson, Hillsdale, Jonesville, Litchfield, Bryan,Montpelier, Edgerton, Wauseon, Archbold, Swanton, Delta,Defiance, Sherwood, Hicksville, Napoleon, Deshler,and Liberty Center329 AM EST Sat Jan 30 2021WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO7 PM EST SUNDAY…* WHAT…Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches.* WHERE…Portions of northern Indiana, southwest Michigan and northwest Ohio.* WHEN…From 7 PM this evening to 7 PM EST Sunday.* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…Slow down and use caution while traveling. WhatsApp Previous articleStueben County Police arrest suspected molester at South Bend bus stationNext articleAt least two suspects arrested after break-in at Ace Hardware store in St. Joseph Township 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. Facebook WhatsApp By Jon Zimney – January 30, 2021 1 593 Pinterest Facebook Twitter Sunday: Heavy snow early. Snow showers through the afternoon. High 33.Sunday Night: Few snow showers overnight. Low 22.Monday: Snow ending before sunrise. Mostly cloudy. High 30.Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 32. Twitter Google+ Snow totals from this weekend’s winter storm (Photo supplied/ABC 57) Michiana is snow covered and travel is slow on this Sunday morning, Jan. 31. The heaviest snow will continue to fall early this morning, and gradually becoming lighter through the late morning and afternoon. There won’t be much more of an accumulation of snow this afternoon. The snow will gradually taper off overnight.Temperatures are in the upper 20s to start the morning, with a high around 33 this afternoon.It is still windy – some snow is being blown around as it falls. We have heavy, wet snow. This is good for building a snowman, but make sure you don’t overexert yourself when you shovel.The roads could still be a bit snowy, Monday morning, so you may need to extend your commute time. Otherwise, the week starts quiet Monday through Wednesday. Thursday another system will pass, but with temperatures in the upper 30s, it will be a mix of rain and snow before turning to all snow Friday morning. Google+
Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ By Jon Zimney – February 26, 2021 0 213 Twitter (Photo supplied/ABC 57) (Tom Coomes/ABC 57 Meteorologist) Fair, early spring-like weather lasts through the weekend. Besides morning fog, Friday is fair and warmer. A few weak systems could bring very spotty rain Friday and Saturday night but the days are fair and mild, warming into the 50s. March begins like a lamb next week.Melting snowpack at Howard Park in South Bend. St. Joseph river well below flood stage.Your ABC 57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather Center Forecast:Friday: Mostly sunny. Chance of rain overnight. High 45.Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 50Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 52. Facebook Facebook Spring-like temperatures for the weekend ahead Twitter IndianaLocalMichiganNewsWeather Previous articleElkhart students to spend more time in the classroom soonNext articleTwo men on methamphetamine charges during police search of home in Mason Township 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.