NA business day

first_imgThe difference between costing and pricing is the topic of a business day, which aims to encourage bakers to ask themselves some tough questions.The event is organised by the National Association of Master Bakers and will be held at the Best Western Hilton Hotel in Derby on 6 June. Tony Robb, bakery manager at Chatsworth Farm Shop, will give a talk about the shop and bakery, followed by a tour the next day. Tickets cost £190. Call 01920 468061 for details.last_img

BIE showing in style

first_imgVisitors to the Baking Industry Exhibition 2008 (BIE) not only had access to 120 exhibitors, but could also take advantage of a range of innovative features.The latest equipment and machinery was showcased at a fully-functioning demonstration bakery, which churned out a variety of products from doughnuts to muffins during the four days of BIE.The show, held at Birmingham’s NEC, included a Bake-Off section with plenty of products for bakers to sample. Weary visitors could also take a seat at the demonstration theatre, where top bakers including Dan Lepard, Wayne Caddy and Richard Bertinet gave expert masterclasses. Meanwhile, teams of students battled it out in California Raisins’ Future Baker of the Year Competition.And those with time left after browsing around BIE could visit the other shows held across eight interconnecting halls under the collective title Food & Drink World.The next three pages focus on the highlights of the BIE 2008.Bo Sander, exhibitor, key export account manager, Valsemøllen”This is the first time we’ve exhibited in the UK – we want to show the bakers the products we have from Denmark, especially what we can do around wholegrain and organic, and show with our 100% mixes, concentrates and improvers that wholegrain can be as important here as in Denmark.André Sarafilovic, visitor, Wm Stephens Bakery”With a bakery to equip, I’m looking for depositing and other equipment. I’m impressed by the show, but I do think families should be allowed.”Niall Irwin, visitor, Irwins Bakery, Portadown”If exhibitors and organisers are forward-thinking enough to put on a show, the industry should support it. There are some good, clever products here.”Simon Solway, exhibitor, Unifine Dohler”The show is very good. We have already signed up for the next one. We launched a new range of natural flavours. If we had to send samples out to everyone, it would be tricky.”Christine Freeman, visitor, Dunns (Bakery) of Crouch End”The show is good, we are here for two days and there is plenty to see, but they should allow families in, especially on a Sunday, which is the only family day for many bakers.”Shaun Hughes, exhibitor, Clearbake”We’ve had an impressive level of interest and, importantly, good quality. We’ve had enquiries from people from Australia, Cyprus and Sri Lanka.”Lawrence Watson, exhibitor, Bowmans Milling, VIP lounge”This is a new concept for us; it has worked very well. The valet parking has been very good and we are delighted with the quality of visitors to the lounge.last_img read more

Richemont returns to Bakers’ Fair

first_imgThe Richemont Club will again hold its annual competition at this year’s Bakers’ Fair on 19 October.The free event, organised by British Baker’s publisher William Reed, will be held at Sheffield’s Don Valley stadium from 9.30am until 4pm.The show will be packed with exhibitors drawn from key bakery supply markets, ingredients and finished goods, suppliers, millers, equipment and machinery firms.Companies interested in taking a stand at the fair should contact Jennie Dick on 01293 846520 or email [email protected] interested in visiting the fair should contact Helen Law on 01293 610587 or send an email to [email protected]last_img read more

Planning ahead

first_imgNational Cupcake Week13-19 month sees the second National Cupcake Week, organised by BB in partnership with Food Network UK and sponsored by Chevler and Renshaw.The Week will provide bakers with an unrivalled opportunity to generate extra sales. In preparation, British Baker launched its UK-wide search for the country’s Best Cupcake and received a fantastic response, with over 60 entries. Judging took place on 3 August, when the top seven winners one for each day of the week were selected, and the Overall Champion was chosen (pages 14-17).Attract new customers and reward your loyal clientele with some special cupcakes. Decorate your windows with a colourful cupcake display and do everything in your power to bag those extra sales.last_img read more

Unifine looks to Christmas

first_imgUnifine Food & Bake Ingredients has added new products to its porfolio for Christmas. New circular chocolate plaques, with either Santa, Christmas tree or gift box designs feature on the chocolate button-shaped plaques. The plaques are made from Belgian milk chocolate and come in boxes of approximately 462 pieces.Silver and gold 2D sugar stars, green and plain chocolate holly leaves, white on white double chocolate stars, and white chocolate 2D stars also feature in the 2010 Christmas range.The firm also recently launched its Chefline range of foodservice ingredients, which includes a mix for Bavarois fonds for cream and dessert tarts.Following its appointment as UK distributor of the Pruvé pastry range, Unifine has launched the first product guide under its own banner. Tartlets, choux products, meringue and cream horn shells all feature in the guide.last_img read more

Olympic organisers target small bakeries

first_imgThe organising committee of the London 2012 Olympics is keen to source products from small- and medium-sized bakery companies as it gears up for the 17-day event next year.Food buyers from the London Organising Committee (LOCOG) will attend an event on 3 February, organised by consultant Prevista, where it will brief food companies, including bakeries, about what they are looking for from potential suppliers. The LOCOG sourcing team will also be at IFE in March.In particular, the team will be looking to source local and regional produce from the UK, including bakery products. Jan Matthews, head of catering, said: “Although the 2012 Games are primarily based in London, we are dedicated to showcasing the finest food from around Britain while also ensuring that we offer a wide range of international cuisine. London 2012 will be the largest peace-time catering operation in the world, so the Meet the Buyer events really will provide a mammoth opportunity for exhibitors to get involved.”A similar event at the Speciality & Fine Food Fair in London in September gave biscotti producer Nisi’s the opportunity to pitch its products to LOCOG buyers, with coffee concessions and VIP lounges at the games a key target market.“If we are successful with LOCOG, it would be a really good endorsement. I estimate it would mean making an extra 200,000 biscotti,” said MD Denise Stevenson.There will be 31 competition venues at London 2012 with a workforce of 160,000, 23,900 athletes and team officials, 20,600 members of the press and 4,800 Olympic and Paralympic family members due to attend. It is estimated that the Olympic Village alone will consume 25,000 loaves of bread during the eventThe major catering contracts for the games are due to be announced next week with LOCOG then advising contractors on which products it would like them to stock. SME suppliers are required to have accreditation such as SALSA, Red Tractor or BRC.last_img read more

Muffins favoured as top treat

first_imgConsumers are more likely to choose a double chocolate or chocolate chip muffin with a cup of coffee, according to new research by Dawn Foods.To mark the first UK Coffee Week, which took place from 4-10 April, the bakery manufacturer took to the streets to discover what consumers’ favourite treat was.It found that the top choice was a muffin, with over half those polled voting for a double chocolate or chocolate chip variety, with the blueberry muffin coming in next, at 25% of the muffin vote.Cake was chosen as the perfect coffee accompaniment by 20%, while 29% preferred cookies. Shortbread and flapjacks only picked up 1% and 3% of the votes respectively.“As a sponsor of UK Coffee Week, we thought it would be a good idea to find out what people like to have with their coffee,” explained Dawn Foods marketing manager Jacqui Passmore.“Coffee and a muffin is the perfect combination and the poll illustrates just how popular this is. It’s also interesting to see how mainstream muffins and cookies have become, in comparison with more traditional treats.”last_img read more

Salcombe bakery sees rates rocket

first_imgBusiness rates for one Devon bakery have more than doubled, rising from £9,000 a year to £21,000.Along with other small firms in Salcombe, the Upper Crust Bakery will now have to fork out more, following a review by the Valuation Office.Ben Holt-Wilson, who runs the bakery, said an appeal against the increase had been rejected. “It came as a bit of a shock, but I’m going to have to swallow it. Along with commodity rises and utility bills, it’s just another thing to deal with.” He added: “The bakery has been here for hundreds of years – there is a shop with bakery at the back. But with these ratings people cannot understand why we’re not on an industrial estate.” The seasonal business loses money for seven months of the year and depends on tourists in the high season, said Holt-Wilson. “We’re now the only bakery in the town centre – three bakeries in a 10-mile radius have closed in the last few months,” he added.A spokeswoman from the Valuation Office said it aimed to ensure the business rates system was fair and up to date, ensuring that it reflected changes in the market.She said: “The Valuation Office Agency has worked closely with ratepayers in Plymouth during the revaluation programme, through ratepayers forums and representative bodies such as the Federation of Small Businesses and the Devon & Cornwall Business Council, and will continue to work with them.”last_img read more

Coffee shop success spurs bakery to invest

first_imgLancashire-based Cherrytree Bakery has invested close to £1m in new technology and expanding its premises to meet demand from a major coffee shop chain.The company plans to invest £425,000 with support from NatWest, on a new dispatch area and freezer storage, which will add another 6,000sq ft to its 22,000sq ft production facility in Burnley. Around £500,000 has also been invested in the past year in new production equipment.Turnover at the company has trebled in the past four years to £6m and the investment is expected to further increase sales to reach around £10m in the next two years.”We’ve seen volumes grow by 50% each year for the past two years, so we needed to increase capacity,” said MD Gary Entwistle. “Growth is being driven by sales of premium cakes to one of the major coffee houses. The coffee shop format seems to have bucked the recessionary trend and is expanding rapidly.”Products supplied to the coffee shop chain include muffins, biscuits and loaf cakes.Cherrytree, which was founded in 1984, also supplies retailers such as Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Asda with ginger buns, parkin, Chorley cake and ginger cake.last_img read more

No spectators for IndyCar, NASCAR races on Fourth of July weekend at IMS

first_img WhatsApp By Network Indiana – June 5, 2020 0 301 No spectators for IndyCar, NASCAR races on Fourth of July weekend at IMS Twitter Facebook Facebook Pinterest (“Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Speedway, IN” by Josh Hallett, Creative Commons) SPEEDWAY, Ind. — The IndyCar and NASCAR races on Fourth of July Weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be run without spectators.The Indianapolis Motor Speedway made the announcement Thursday morning, saying they made the decision after discussions with local and state leaders.“While we certainly worked diligently to run our events with spectators, we reached a point where we needed to make a final decision because the race weekend is less than a month away,” said Mark Miles, Penske Entertainment Corp. President & CEO. “Today, it’s not possible to be confident that Indianapolis will be at Stage 5 of the state’s reopening plan by Fourth of July weekend.”Mark Jaynes, from the IndyCar Radio Network, says it is disappointing that fans will not be in attendance.“Because of the passion and enthusiasm that fans have, and bring to the track,” he said. “I think it will be surreal for all of us who have a part in calling it.”Jaynes adds that every decision, and all the changes, that Penske Entertainment and IMS have made throughout the pandemic, have been proactive.“I think they’ve done so fully and totally with the direction and input of state, local, and federal health officials,” he said. “They haven’t just freelanced these decisions. They’ve made these decisions based on the facts that are shared with them by the experts.”IndyCar’s GMR Grand Prix and the NASCAR XFinity Series race will both be on Saturday, July 4, on the IMS Road Course. NASCAR’s Brickyard 400 — which will be renamed the “Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 at the Brickyard” — is Sunday, July 5, on the oval. IMS says they are renaming the race in recognition of the vodka company’s efforts to make hand sanitizer for the public.IMS also announced that the BC39 dirt track race scheduled for that week, and the Florida Georgia Line country concert have been canceled.In the release, the track says they are looking forward to hosting fans for the Indianapolis 500 in August. Google+ WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaNewsSports Twitter Previous articleIndiana Attorney General Curtis Hill on the state of race relationsNext articleReps. Walorski, Banks propose Grissom Air Force Base as future Space Command HQ Network Indiana Google+ Pinterestlast_img read more