Non-loaf carriers rise

first_imgDespite the volume and value growth of branded bread in the UK last year, alternatives such as wraps, croissants, bagels and chapattis are becoming increasingly popular as sandwich carriers, according to Tesco.Commenting on recent data from Kantar Worldpanel (December 2009), Tesco bakery spokeperson Andy Simpson, said that, with so many different bread varieties from around the world now available to consumers, “these are drawing sales from traditional loaves, rolls and baps, which have reigned supreme in bakeries for hundreds of years”.The data showed volume sales of croissants had increased by 33% in 2009, chapattis and tortillas saw growth of 18%, naan bread rose by 13% and sales of bagels increased by 11% in volume.last_img read more

Palmers wins fight against council

first_imgSuffolk-based bakery Palmers (Haughley) Ltd has successfully won its battle with Haughley Parish Council, over an access road to its bakery, almost six years after the dispute began.Located on Haughley Village Green since 1869, the family bakers has been fighting the council after it raised objections to the bakery’s use of track over the green, which the firm has used for its deliveries since it was established. The track, which the bakery pays to maintain, is the only way that delivery vans can access the bakery, explained fifth-generation baker Kieron Palmer.The council formally stated that they wished to deny Palmers access and services under two Victorian acts of Parliament, claiming it was a criminal offence to use the track, even though the council was selling access to other businesses on the green, and we could prove there had been rights to access in existence since 1189, said Palmer.“Haughley Parish Council, together with Mr Jeffery Bowden, capitulated and withdrew their objections to our access and services, asking for terms of settlement shortly before legal hearings commenced,” read a thank you letter, sent out by the bakery, in which it also thanked the 20,000 people who had come out in support of the bakery.The council was also asked, by the Adjudicator to HM Land Registry. to pay Palmers’ legal costs, which amounted to around £17,000. The council had already spent £50,000 on the case, which Palmer said it was advised many times not to proceed with.>>Village turns out in support of bakerylast_img read more

City move to brink of title glory

first_img Edin Dzeko settled any nerves by breaking the deadlock after 64 minutes and followed up with his fifth crucial goal in the last three games. Stevan Jovetic and Yaya Toure – netting City’s 100th league goal of the season with a quite brilliant solo effort – added further strikes in the dying moments to send City two points clear at the top, with just one game to play, in some style. He looked beaten after James Milner picked out Pablo Zabaleta with a clever reverse pass and the Argentinian set up Toure, but the keeper saved with his feet. City continued to create chances but struggled to find the target. Kolarov fizzed in a low cross from the left but neither David Silva nor Dzeko could get a firm touch. Samir Nasri curled a long-range effort over. Villa finally pieced together a decent attacking move after half an hour but 22-year-old striker Jordan Bowery, handed a chance following injury to Gabriel Agbonlahor, could not turn in Andreas Weimann’s deep cross. Weimann scented an opportunity himself as Villa broke following a City corner but he lacked the conviction to beat Zabaleta and his long-range shot was deflected wide. City fans began to get anxious but their side finished the first period back in control as Zabaleta crossed into the danger area for Silva, only for Villa to scramble the ball clear. Milner then whipped in a fine ball for Nasri from the right but the Frenchman volleyed wide. The hosts looked to step up the tempo after the break but Dzeko failed to control a long Toure ball and Villa, well led by captain Ron Vlaar, hacked clear from numerous other attacks. Silva headed back into the area after Villa only half-cleared a corner but Vincent Kompany’s opportunistic overhead kick was aimed straight at Guzan. Guzan dived to his left to punch away a well-struck Kolarov free-kick from 25 yards. City finally picked their way through as the rain pelted down again as Silva fed Zabaleta down the right and his low ball was gratefully tucked in by Dzeko six yards out. Once Villa were breached, they could not prevent further damage. Zabaleta got inside the full-back again to pull the ball back and although Nasri’s initial shot was blocked by Guzan, Dzeko had a simple job to tap in his second. With the tension finally lifted and the crowd at last in full voice, Toure went close to a third with a free-kick deflected narrowly wide. Villa might have set up a tight finale when Weimann’s header six minutes from time crashed against the crossbar and bounced away off the line. Instead substitute Jovetic made the win comfortable by finishing from the edge of the box and Toure broke from his own half to add a fine fourth. Press Association Manchester City struck four second-half goals against a spirited Aston Villa side to put one hand on the Barclays Premier League trophy with a 4-0 win at the Etihad Stadium. With a superior goal difference to Liverpool, City effectively need only a draw from their final game against West Ham on Sunday to claim their second title in three seasons. After Liverpool’s capitulation to Crystal Palace on Monday, City had been expected to cruise home. That they found the going tough on a night of heavy showers was credit to a Villa side who, safe from relegation, supposedly had little to play for. Dzeko’s heroics, in the absence of top scorer Sergio Aguero, further underlined his return to form and confidence this season after recent goals against Crystal Palace and Everton in the run-in. Title nerves and anxiety in the crowd became increasingly obvious throughout a goalless first half. City completely dominated possession but Villa, defending deep and with five across the back, repelled wave after wave of attacks. Goalkeeper Brad Guzan was well protected after dealing with a couple of early shots. The American was first tested when Aleksandar Kolarov fired at him from a tight angle on the left. last_img read more

Golden Race presents HTML5 technology for retail operators

first_imgShare Alessandro Sposito, ESA Gaming: Lightweight games for a heavy impact in Africa July 21, 2020 The industry wakes up to virtual sports potential June 26, 2020 Golden Race’s virtual sports products get Swedish certification June 18, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Submit Golden Race has introduced the latest HTML5 technology to support the creation and development of its complete set of virtual sports products and casino games.In doing so, the virtual betting provider has taken another visual and technical leap forward to keep offering the best solutions for its growing set of land-based operators.“Currently, more than 40,000 shops are running the company’s software, due to its light, flexible, reliable and cost-effective characteristics,” said Golden Race CEO, Martin Wachter. “Our land-based, all-in-one solutions have been especially designed to engage players 24/7 with entertaining gaming experiences.”From the practical Golden Boxes and self-serve terminals to the convenient use of live-rendering technology, Wachter said “every detail has been carefully crafted to increase operators’ revenues in the most effective way”.The benefits of the HTML5 technology for Golden Race’s operators include faster creation and enhancement of products and solutions, while the games will run more smoothly on various devices and operating systems. Moreover, these operators can now enjoy improved visuals in the virtual sports and data panels. According to Wachter, this enhanced version offers a “new vibrant look inspired by the latest trends in global TV broadcast, while also displaying large amounts of data in a layered, crisp and clean way”. “Our betting solutions are now even more reliable, scalable and secure,” he added. “Even the company’s cashier solution has been redesigned from the ground up, offering a much clearer interface with safer payment systems.” “Apart from its dramatic performance boost, its cleaner and adaptive design–that fits any screen size–and improved layout make this cashier much easier to use.”Finally, HTML5 allows for complete brand integration for operators, who can apply logos and colours and not only within the game, but also within animated components and transitions.“We anticipate customers’ demands by applying the latest software solutions that significantly improve the whole betting experience,” concluded Wachter. “Our clients know that, with Golden Race, their products and solutions will always be equipped with state-of-the-art technology that their business needs.”last_img read more