Huhtamaki’s (Skelmersdale, Lancashire) disposable cups can be personalised with a logo or company name for no extra cost.If you order the minimum quantity from the range of Bioware tumblers, printing is free, says the company.The range of PLA Bioware tumblers are fully compostable and are available in seven sizes: 200ml; 250ml; 300ml; 400ml; 500ml; half-pint; and pint. They are suitable for all soft drinks from juices to smoothies.With the increasing popularity of takeaway, the printed tumblers can be a moving advert for bakery outlets in the high street, says Huhtamaki. Bioware tumblers can be printed in up to four colours. They are shatter proof and, under the correct conditions, will compost to soil within 60 days, claims the pack-aging supplier.
Starbucks has confirmed that the head of its UK and Ireland operations has stepped down. Managing director Phil Broad has been replaced by Darcy Willson-Rymer, previously vice-president of Starbucks Europe, Middle East and Africa. Willson-Rymer’s appointment was confirmed as managing director on 8 August, effective immediately. He will report directly to Martin Coles, president of Starbucks Coffee International. A statement from Starbucks said Broad “has decided to step down for personal reasons”.“Darcy is a great appointment for the Starbucks UK and Irish business, having been a pivotal figure in the development of our EMEA business in recent years,” said Coles. “Phil has made important contributions to Starbucks UK and Ireland and we want thank him for his leadership and wish him well in his future endeavours.” “We believe that Starbucks international business will continue to be a good growth engine for the company. We have seen steady, consumer-led growth in the UK for the last 10 years and remain excited by opportunities in the UK and Irish markets,” he added.
At the European Coffee Symposium held in London recently, Paul Ettinger, head of international food and beverages at Caffè Nero, said Britain’s coffee shop sector needs to look at new ways of minimising the impact of the recession, including attracting more evening trade, selling more iced drinks and, possibly, selling alcohol.Ettinger said it had taken time to become comfortable and get the premium Italian-style brand right. “What works in London does not necessarily work elsewhere,” he said.Ettinger also said the reasons for Caffè Nero’s success were that they stuck to their business model 100%, including creating partnerships with suppliers as opposed to adversarial relationships, having an open-door policy, so any staff can talk to top management, creating an entrepreneurial spirit, but also making work fun. “People don’t just come to work to make money, but to have fun.”He added that no-one in the company had big offices, boardrooms or company cars. And where else should meetings take place than in a coffee bar?The food offering is a key element of the company’s success. Ettinger added: “I present baked food to the rest of the board each week. It’s at the heart of Caffè Nero.”Chairman and founder Gerry Ford told delegates that a major part of the coffee retailer’s success was also due to the fact that it had never got into high rents, despite what its competitors were doing. “That means we have to be disciplined and sometimes have to opt for secondary sites with a smaller footprint,” he said.”High rents will become even more important in the current climate. If margins go down, due to decreasing sales, and your rent is not too high, you can still do OK.”Ford added: “We have never closed any stores, so I believe it is all about getting the property choice right from the very beginning.” And he spelt out five key success factors for coffee shops in order: coffee, food, business model, people and culture.== Internationally local ==In Dubai, where Caffè Nero is opening its first shop, largely with expats in mind, it is sour-cing local ingredients and local bakers to make its paninis, Viennoiserie and grab-and-go offering. The company’s coffee will still come from the UK via its supplier, Coburgs.Turkey, with 11 shops, is another country where the company is expanding. Caffè Nero Group, founded in 1997, is currently the largest independent coffee retailer in the UK, with over 360 stores from Brighton to Glasgow.In addressing the symposium, organised by Allegra Strategies, Vicki Fuller, head of McDonald’s’ McCafé’s format, prolific in Germany, said the company had over 800 cafés in Europe and was aiming for 1,000 in total, but stated that there are no current plans to establish the McCafé chain in the UK.== Freshness and purity ==Other speakers at the symposium included Paul Passmore, strategy director of SSP in the food travel sector, who said that the company had outlets in 130 international airports and 270 UK stations. Best-known names include Caffè Ritazza, Upper Crust, Burger King and Millies Cookies. He told delegates that while health, well-being and convenience still topped consumer trends in research, health actually dropped down in reality compared with flavour, purity of ingredients and freshness as being the real drivers.Recession-wise, Passmore said: “We are in uncharted territories. China has 97 airports in the pipeline, but some airlines will not make a profit this year and we have seen others go under. Also, it is more important these days to think about mindset rather than nationality. That is what helps you target your audience.”Philippe Sanchez, MD of Starbucks in France – the land of 47,000 cafés – said: “When we set up in France, we set out not to compete ’with coffee’ but ’for people’ and to create an environment where they feel safe and welcome. Most of our customers are women and we aim to give everyone ’a daily inspiration’ – in other words, an armchair if they wish, a brand and a welcome.”Sanchez said: “It was this aspect of ’service’ that we had to get across to our French staff.”He told British Baker that the French loved cheesecake, because it is not normally served in France, where cheese itself is revered. However French customers discovered they really liked it.Murray Leslie, of Gala Coffee, said the company is the fourth-largest roaster in Britain with companies such as Greggs and First Choice Coffee on its client list. He said the company had built a strong relationship with clients, helped by its ethical approach of working with Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance coffee suppliers.Nestlé Professional MD David Field put the case for soluble coffee, which can still deliver great taste in a very short time without a barista. Customers, he believes, should be offered a choice because soluble coffee is still very popular with many customers in a number of environments.== Smaller footprint ==Elaine Higginson, of First Choice coffee equipment, works with leading food retailers and providers where coffee is a major choice. Supplying 24 outlets in a half-mile area of London the company offers bean-to-cup equipment ranging from grinders to brewing machines. The latest trend, she said, was for smaller footprints and reduced cleaning.Jeffrey Young, of Allegra Strategies, said the main concerns of retailers were high rents and rising food costs. Asked what makes a successful shop, he answered that consumers had cited location 51%, coffee quality 50%, service 27% and atmosphere 27%, while 13% (ninth out of 10 on the list) said an exciting and innovative food menu.Tony Waters, of Solo Cup Europe, said a cup is an advertisement for anyone’s business. But as well as carrying the name, his company had come up with the unspillable lid, compostable coatings and cups plus a smoothie blender, which enable users only to rinse the blades, not clean the whole machine between servings.During symposium breaks Dawn Foods provided muffins and cupola cakes, which it also supplies to customers including SSP, McDonald’s and Delice de France. Dave Roberts, Dawn’s national accounts controller, said: “We are an own-label manufacturer and focus on added-value and good ingredients.” He said customers could choose between reduced-fat blueberry muffins or the low-fat version with less than 3% fat. A popular flavour at the moment was apricot and raspberry, he added.—-=== Branded coffee chains, UK ===Number of outlets April 2007 to October 2008Brand April October Units added Annualised 2007 2008 Apr 2007 growth to Oct 2008 Apr 2007 Coffee-focused café retailers to Oct 2008Costa Coffee 555 800 245 29.4%Starbucks 540 700 160 19.8%Caffè Nero 305 388 83 18.1%Caffè Ritazza 170 170 0 0.0%BB’s Coffee & Muffins 140 168 28 13.3%Other players 528 578 50 6.3%Total coffee-focused segment 2,238 2,804 566 16.9%Bakery café retailersPret A Manger 158 193 35 14.8%O’Briens 133 126 -7 -3.5%Bakers Oven 95 105 10 7.0%EAT 65 92 27 27.7%Druckers 42 40 -2 -3.2%Other players 189 216 27 9.5%Total food-focused segment 682 773 90 8.9%Total branded chain market 2,920 3,577 657 15.0%Source: Allegra Strategies – UK Coffee Shop Market, October 2008
Gourmet pie manufacturer Pieminister has launc hed the Kate & Wills commemorative pie ahead of the Royal wedding in April. The new variety has been released to coincide with British Pie Week (7-13 March) and will be available until the end of April.The limited-edition Kate & Wills pie is made with British beef, wine, bacon, pearl onions, mushrooms and a dash of brandy. Each pie weighs 270g and has a wholesale price of £2.60.The firm has also added three sweet pies to its wholesale portfolio: Adam’s Apple, the Royal Pear, and Toffee Apple pies. They weigh 140g and have a RRP of £2.
The return of the adult lunchbox and escalating raw material costs could hit high street bakers like Greggs for as long as the consumer downturn continues, analysts at Oriel Securities have warned.Analysts Jonathan Pritchard, Eithne O’Leary and Ben Hunt said that Greggs’ interim results on 9 August would show a fall in earnings and they feared the underlying picture was getting worse.They cited research published in British Baker sister publication The Grocer that showed adult lunchbox consumption was up 3% year-on-year overall and up 5.6% among 17- to 34-year-olds.“The average constituents of a lunchbox cost £1.40. In our view, while the £1.99 meal deal at Greggs is attractive, it not only must be squeezing internal gross margins, it is at risk of being undercut by those choosing to make their own lunches,” the analysts said in a note on the company, entitled Can they stand the heat?The analysts acknowledged there would be those who “trade down” to Greggs, but their view was that if people were willing to trade down from Asda to deep-discounters Lidl or Aldi, then many would surely also be willing to cut their own sandwiches to save 50p a day.They cited recent warnings from Cranswick and CSM about higher raw material costs. CSM, the world’s largest supplier of bakery products, reported “some loss of volume as the market adjusted to higher prices”. Cranswick suggested raw material costs increased during the second quarter – an important statement bearing in mind about a third of Greggs’ sales are in the savoury market, according to Oriel.However, Pritchard told British Baker Greggs had done well by moving into the breakfast and coffee markets. He said the market was cyclical and, if there was a consumer upturn, the lunchbox trend would be reversed.A spokeswoman for Greggs said the company did not comment on anything analysts wrote.
Free-from food brand DS-gluten free has reformulated its frozen pastry range, which will launch this month.The firm said it had used UK consumers to blind taste-teste its chicken and mushroom pies, sausage rolls, Cornish-style slices and shortcrust pastry on UK consumers, in the run-up to the relaunch, with positive results.Consumers noted that the chicken and mushroom pies, sausage rolls and Cornish-style slices had a new flakier pastry, good quality meat, more browning on cooking and an overall improved appearance, while the shortcrust pastry was judged to be easier to handle and have a more buttery flavour, said the firm.DS-gluten free, which has been producing frozen products for the gluten- and wheat-free sector for 10 years, said it was “always looking to push boundaries on innovation”. “We continue to reformulate to improve the quality of gluten-free foods, while many competitors choose to mimic our products,” commented retail brand manager Emma Herring.>>Supermarkets jump on gluten-free bandwagon
By Carl Stutsman – April 16, 2020 0 325 Amid COVID-19 pandemic Mishawaka store hosts Grand Opening Facebook Photo Courtesy of ABC 57 News Ollies Bargain Outlet, a closeout store with 13 other locations around the state, officially opened its doors on Wednesday. However, they did so while carefully abiding by CDC guidelines and even recommendations from the local health department.Their grand opening came complete with employees donning masks and gloves, markers along the floors to help direct social distancing, and even a limit on 50 people in the store at a time. Regional Director Ken Missig tells ABC 57 they do have some high demand items in stock, but have purchase caps on those. They are expecting a hand sanitizer shipment soon.Ollies is located in the building that formerly housed Toys R’ Us. Read more here with ABC 57 News. WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleInternational shipping season begins at Port of Indiana-Burns HarborNext articleNotre Dame cancels reunion celebrations Carl Stutsman CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Google+ Google+ Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Twitter
(Photo Supplied/State of Massachusetts Government) There’s a real estate scam circulating in South Bend.The South Bend Police Department has received several calls over the last few months regarding scammers using websites like Zillow and Craigslist to post rental properties that are not theirs. Once someone is interested in a property, they make you pay.Scammers have requested different types of payment, including the first month’s rent, first and last month’s rent, an application fee, etc.Police report scammers will ask you to pay with cash apps, by wiring money or through cash cards.The Police Department has offered some tips on how to avoid these types of scams:Tour the property in person, including the inside, and meet the landlord.Look into the owner/real estate company online and make sure they actually own the property. You can find this information here.Pay via a paper check, not through a phone app or gift card.If it sounds too go to be true, it probably is.Police also warn of potential red flags, including if…The property is too cheap.The “owner” cannot show you the inside of the property.The “owner” asks for money before you sign a lease.The “owner” does not make you sign a lease.The “owner” is trying to pressure you.If you feel that you have been scammed, contact the South Bend Police Department Investigative Bureau at (574) 235-9263. You can also submit an anonymous tip to Michiana Crime Stoppers at (574) 288-STOP or 800-342-STOP. Google+ By Brooklyne Beatty – July 23, 2020 0 633 IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Facebook Twitter Pinterest Twitter Facebook TAGScraigslistIndianapolice departmentreal estatescamSouth BendZillow Google+ South Bend police warn of real estate scam Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleOne person injured in shooting at Linden & O’Brien Streets in South BendNext articleElkhart police investigating after body found on Beardsley Avenue Thursday Brooklyne Beatty
Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp (Photo supplied/ABC 57) Mishawaka Police confirmed on Saturday, Sep. 12, that there was an altercation with multiple shots fired at University Park Mall.The incident happened near the pet store entrance, near State Road 23.Metro Homicide was on the scene and the Mishawaka Police said it was not an active shooter situation. At 3:45 p.m. the MPD confirmed the situation was under control.St. Joseph County coroner Mike McGann confirmed that one person was dead of a gunshot wound inside the mall. At 5 p.m. the homicide team was still working the scene.The victim was identified as Delaney J. Crosby, 23.People were asked to stay away from the mall while the investigation was underway.Just talked to one dad who’s teen child is still stick inside the mall.Lt. Williams of MPD confirms situation is under control and metro homicide has taken over.— Vahid Sadrzadeh (@VahidTV) September 12, 2020The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit released the following updated information:At approximately 2:56 p.m. today 9/12/20 the dispatch center received numerous 911 calls reference a shooting inside the mall. Several municipal agencies and the State Police rushed to the scene. Upon arrival it was discovered that a African American male had been shot at least once and was deceased. Officers quickly secured the immediate area inside the scene and secured witnesses. Offices then formed a search and rescue team clearing the entire mall and stores searching for any additional victims or suspects. None were found. The mall has been closed and will be closed for the remainder of the day. It appears that this was an isolated incident where two men began arguing with each other. The suspect produced a handgun and shot the victim. This is NOT an active shooter situation. The entire mall has been secured and locked down for purposes of collecting evidence. At this time we are currently interviewing several witnesses who may have seen the shooting. Crime scene technicians are diligently working to obtain physical evidence at the scene and reviewing security camera footage.The victim has been identified as Delaney J. Crosby, 23.There are no suspects in custody as of this release. We ask that anyone who may have seen the shooting or has information to call Metro Homicide at 235-5009 or Crime Stoppers at 288- STOP. By Tommie Lee – September 13, 2020 6 3485 Google+ Pinterest Twitter IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Google+ Facebook Victim shot, killed at University Park Mall identified Facebook Previous articleResidents displaced after fire at Beacon Heights ApartmentsNext articleWoman, 37, found dead on East Fairview Ave. in South Bend Tommie Lee