Month: April 2021

New-look loaves mark Hovis’ 120th birthday

first_imgBritish Bakeries is to relaunch its wholemeal Hovis loaves as it celebrates the 120th birthday of the Hovis brand.New-look 800g and 400g wholemeal loaves, in opaque tomato or baked beans packaging, flagged ‘new improved recipe’, will be available from this week, marketing manager Alyson Ebbrell told British Baker. The recipe has been reformulated to better appeal to the palates of modern consumers, with a sweeter maltier flour used, she said. And the loaves will be baked in a taller tin, giving Hovis a more premium feel, she added. Speaking as British Bakeries celebrated Hovis’ 120th birthday Ms Ebbrell said the brand’s longevity was due to its balance of tradition and innovation, and a constant focus on healthy eating. She commented: “We are the only major bread brand that has always been free from artificial flavours. One of the key planks of the Hovis brand has always been goodness combined with innovation. It has always been about healthy eating; some of its advertising slogans are still relevant today – even if they were written for post-war consumers.”One of Hovis’ biggest recent innovations was the “world first” Invisible Crust crust-free loaf, launched last year, she said (British Baker, July 29, 2005, pg 3). British Bakeries is seeing the equivalent of £8m annual sales of its white or “Best of Both” loaves, she revealed. The company, which has an annual turnover of £455m, is looking at plans to develop the range, but is keeping these confidential.British Bakeries has also seen great success with its recent talking ducks advertising campaign for Hovis Best of Both, created by Wallace & Gromit animator Aardman. But it has no plans for a new series.last_img read more

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Decoration at a touch-screen

first_imgDesigning a personalised celebration cake has now been made easier for consumers with the introduction of Kluman & Balter’s (Waltham Cross) next generation of in-store high-tech systems. The new photo-decoration system allows consumers to input their choices at a free-standing compact console, via an interactive touch-screen display. They are guided through a series of steps to create the final design, which is printed on edible sugar paper at the bakery counter.“All the retailer needs is a small space for our design console. We supply the cakes, paper, ink, printer and decorations,” says Kluman & Balter MD Danny Kluman.Customers can even transfer images from their digital camera, mobile phone or CD for a highly personalised finish, although standard designs are also available.last_img read more

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Court appearance in stabbing case

first_imgFine Lady Bakeries employee Shahid Rehman has appeared at Oxford Crown Court charged with the murder of colleague Imran Shah.The 29-year-old Urdu speaker will reappear in the New Year to deliver his plea.The two men lived near each other in Banbury and worked the nightshift together at Fine Lady Bakeries.Mr Shah, 23, was stabbed several times in the bakery’s car park at about 2.30am on November 27. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Horton Hospital.last_img

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Gunns makes a TV clanger

first_imgGunns Bakery appeared on BBC’s Saturday Kitchen programme last weekend, with a slot dedicated to its famous Bedfordshire Clangers.June Goff, a baker from the traditional family craft bakery, established in 1928 in Sandy, Bedfordshire, demonstrated to viewers how to make a gammon and apple clanger.Clangers were traditionally made by housewives, whose husbands would go to work in the fields of Bedfordshire. They are similar to a Cornish pasty, but without the crimping. They have a savoury filling at one end, usually meat or vegetables, and a sweet filling at the other, like jam or apple.Goff said Gunns was the only bakery she knew that still made clangers.last_img read more

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Organic sales rocket, but wheat shortages loom

first_imgbakery market was worth £42m in the year to November 2007, representing a small proportion of the total organic food market in the UK, which stands at £2bn.The new research, conducted by Leatherhead Food International, also found that organic bread is worth £26m, up 25.3% in the past year.The report, which was commissioned by ingredients supplier British Bakels, claimed that “significant expansion of the organic bread market could be held back by a lack of local wheat supplies”. Most organic wheat is imported from Canada, the Ukraine and Kazakhstan.”Bread lags behind other food products in terms of share of consumer spend,” said Paul Morrow, MD of British Bakels. “If we were to achieve the same share for organic bread of the retail market as the majority of other organic products, sales would virtually double.”The report found there has been limited activity in the organic cakes market. “Consumers shopping for cakes are more likely to base choices on convenience or indulgence than ethical concerns,” said the report.See 1 February, 2008, issue for more on the organic market.last_img read more

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Stress watch

first_imgHere’s something to get the drill sergeant bakery production managers among you excited. This is the Exmocare BT2 watch, designed to measure workers’ physiological data, such as heart rate, location, body temperature, skin temperature and moisture levels. A central database then picks up the transmitted info for analysis, and alerts the employer to any slacking. We’ve been wearing them on BB for weeks now and the alarm hasn’t gone off once…last_img

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Ishida handles sticky foods

first_imgIshida Europe has introduced a new range of ’Screw Feed’ multi-head weighers, which enable the automatic handling of fresh ’sticky’ products such as seafood and meat. The design incorporates rotating corkscrews with the familiar circular multi-head layout, replacing traditionally used radial feed troughs.The weighers are specifically designed for products that cannot be moved by feeder vibration. The first model features three-litre stepper motor-driven anti-stick metal hoppers and has a top speed of 80wpm. The second version incorporates 1.5-litre pneumatic-driven plastic scrapper hoppers and has a top speed of 60wpm. Both feature a remote control unit.[http://www.ishidaeurope.com]last_img read more

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SSP breathes life into Panopolis

first_imgFoodservice company SSP has revived its Panopolis sandwich shop concept after securing a deal to operate five cafés and restaurants at London City Airport.The deal, which includes a bar, restaurant and Illy Espressa-mente Café, will see two Panopolis outlets located landside and airside, selling a range of upmarket sandwiches made with premium breads. The first pilot store at London Bridge railway station in 2007 has since been closed as part of the redevelopment of the station.These are the first Panopolis outlets to trade in a UK airport. The brand operates nine outlets in other international airports including Houston, JFK, Raleigh-Durham (North Carolina), Toronto, Hong Kong, Lanarca (Cyprus), Abu Dhabi and Zurich.”Because of the brand’s focus on premium breads of the world, each new opening is a stimulus for innovation as we seek out new breads that reflect the very best of local bakery,” said Paul Passmore, portfolio commercial director for SSP. “This means that, in effect, the brand is adapted and refreshed every time we open a new store.”The brand is particularly well suited to high-profile airport locations. However, we don’t see that it is limited to the airport sector, and we will consider suitable opportunities to develop it in other channels, should they arise in the future.”>>Onward journey>>SSP brings ’round pound’ Bread Box format to UKlast_img read more

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South Bend schools vote to continue paying staff, offering lunches to students

first_img WhatsApp Twitter (Photo supplied/ABC 57) The South Bend Community School Corporation has voted unanimously to continue paying salaries to all of their staff throughout the entirety of the coronavirus shutdown.The schools are also focused on continuing to provide lunches for students from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at several locations, and making the shift to remote learning.The school locations where kids can get a meal are:BrownCoquillardHarrisonLincolnMadisonMuesselMonroe Facebook Previous articleLawmaker challeges Holcomb’s restaurant banNext articlePresident Trump attacks Governor Whitmer online Tommie Lee South Bend schools vote to continue paying staff, offering lunches to students Pinterest By Tommie Lee – March 17, 2020 1 364 Google+ Pinterest Twitter Google+ Facebook WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Marketlast_img read more

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ISDH: More than 3,000 confirmed COVID cases; Elkhart County adds 3rd death

first_img Previous articleA record 6.6 million seek US jobless aid as layoffs mountNext articleGov. Whitmer orders all K-12 schools closed for remainder of the school year Carl Stutsman CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market WhatsApp By Carl Stutsman – April 2, 2020 2 393 WhatsApp Facebook With nearly 2,000 more case results reported to the state yesterday the Indiana State Department of Health has adjusted the number of confirmed cases in Indiana to over 3,000 for the first time.So far 78 Hoosiers have died from the virus, 3 of those have come on consecutive days in Elkhart County.Locally, St. Joseph County maintains the most cases with 65, Elkhart County with 27, and LaPorte County with 14. State officials believe it will be some time before we reach the peak of confirmed cases.Below is the full release from ISDH:INDIANAPOLIS —The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 474 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. That brings to 3,039 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s total.Seventy-eight Hoosiers have died to date. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by ISDH and occurred over multiple days.To date, 16,285 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 14,375 on Wednesday.Marion County had the most new cases, at 192. Other counties with more than 10 new cases were Decatur (10), Clark (11), Floyd (13), Hamilton (21), Hendricks (24) and Lake (28). The complete list of counties with cases is included in the ISDH COVID-19 dashboard at coronavirus.in.gov/, which will be updated daily at 10 a.m. Cases are listed by county of residence. Private lab reporting may be delayed and will be reflected in the map and count when results are received at ISDH.The dashboard also has been updated to make corrections based on updated information provided to ISDH.Additional updates on the state’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak may be provided later today. Google+ Google+ Facebook Twitter Twitter Pinterest ISDH: More than 3,000 confirmed COVID cases; Elkhart County adds 3rd death Pinterestlast_img read more

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