20 Apr

Jempson’s and The Rye Bakery merge baked goods production

first_imgSussex retail and café business Jempson’s is to create a ‘state of the art’ bakery operation in partnership with The Rye Bakery.Family-owned independent Jempson’s – which runs supermarkets, convenience stores and cafés – is to merge and combine its bakery operation with The Rye Bakery.Founded in 1989 by Glenn Croucher, The Rye Bakery has a wholesale bakery business serving farm shops, hotels, restaurants and independent stores in East Sussex and Kent, and three stand-alone shops in Hastings and Ore, East Sussex; and Hawkhurst, Kent.Croucher will be the production manager at the bakery operation in Rye, which will produce bread and morning goods from next month. Cake production will remain at Jempson’s Peasmarsh Superstore, where it has operated a bakery for more than 80 years.The new Rye site will become a “modern, state of the art bakery”, said the businesses, with more room to supply Jempson’s stores as well as The Rye Bakery shops and wholesale customers. The Rye Bakery branded goods will be distributed throughout Jempson’s stores.“By bringing our combined production, expertise, proven methods and pride together, we will produce an enhanced range that still maintains the very highest standards and quality,” said Croucher.Jempson’s joint owner Stephen Jempson said the move would give the retailer opportunity to grow and supply more stores and cafés in the future.“The convergence of the two companies will create economies of scale and synergies which will make the production unit that much more efficient and future-proof the business,” he added.Established in 1935, independent family owned business Jempson’s has supermarkets, convenience stores, petrol station, post office counters, pharmacy and cafés in and around East Sussex.last_img read more

24 Sep

May

first_imgWhat a pleasant feeling it is to experience one of those rare May days where the weather is perfect. With a temperature in the 70’s, the fresh smell of the new plants and trees, and the fragrance of the blooming flowers, it is as close to Eden as you can get. This is the time you want to be a kid with few cares and some type of athletic contest to play. It is easy to get loose and perform well. It is not too hot, so you do not tire out as quickly. I played baseball and ran track in high school, so I experienced a few of these days. Then, if you won and had time to linger at a soda shop/restaurant, it was even better. School would soon be out so you could see the end, and if you were a good student, you did not worry very much about your upcoming exams. This is why I will never understand why a kid would not come out for a spring sport–especially when they were successful at it in the past. Of course, there were the other times in May when the temperature was more like March, and you tried to perform in the cold. It is not fun running two miles into a headwind with an air temperature of 50. Hitting a ball with a wooden bat on a day like this was about as much fun as going for your flu shot. As I am writing this, the temperature is 77, the wind is light, and the sun is shining. This is about as good as it gets. Be sure to get outside on a day like this as often as you can.last_img read more

21 Sep

Dzeko hails Pellegrini influence

first_img Dzeko, 27, made clear his frustration at often being restricted to substitute roles last season but, despite sometimes being criticised for his finishing, he ended the campaign with 15 goals. Sergio Aguero and new signings Stevan Jovetic and Alvaro Negredo will be challenging for places up front next term but Dzeko seems ready for the challenge. He told City TV: “I feel different, better. I feel the I have more confidence, the manager gives me more confidence. That is an important thing.” Pellegrini has referred to Dzeko as a “top striker” and backed him to reproduce the form that made his name in Germany. When asked if that support was important, Dzeko said: “Of course it is. I think you can see on the pitch how I play. “I feel different, also because you know someone who is important has trusted you. It is good, for now it is looking good.” Dzeko has impressed during City’s pre-season campaign, scoring in both Barclays Asia Trophy games against South China and Sunderland and then putting two past AC Milan in the Audi Cup in Munich. There had been speculation over the Bosnian’s future but new boss Pellegrini has spoken of his faith in the player, who has not consistently impressed since his £27million arrival from Wolfsburg in 2011. Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko feels a “different” player following the arrival of Manuel Pellegrini as manager.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

17 Sep

Cadbury Restates Commitment to Sports in New Deal with NFF

first_imgCadbury Nigeria Plc. has deepened its interest in the development of football in the country as its Tom Tom brand signed a three-year partnership deal with the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, to support the Nigerian football league.As a result of the new deal, Tom Tom was unveiled as the official candy of the Super Eagles, making it a decade since the company first announced the partnership in 2008.Announcing the union, Managing Director of the firm,  Mr. Amir Shamsi, stated that the deal was not coincidental rather it was a deliberate effort by the partnering teams to connect with Nigerians and their passion for football.“We promise to continuously support the Super Eagles and also seize this opportunity to enjoin Nigerians to give their full support to the team. We believe in the team, so we implore Nigerians to have confidence in them. They are poised to make us proud,” he said.Also speaking at the signing ceremony, Category Marketing Lead for West Africa, Mrs. Uwadiae Chidinma, dwelt on the   benefits of Tom Tom as a candy with a purpose.“It delivers soothing relief and mental invigoration. It has remained relevant over the decades despite other competitive offerings in the market and that is why it   is undisputedly one of the most ubiquitous brands in the country,” she noted.President of NFF, Mr. Amaju Pinnick, lauded the initiative, saying the federation would work in tandem with the  brand and leverage on the partnership to bring glory to the national team at every tournament.Also, the Brand Manager, Candy West Africa, Mr Aruleba Olumide urged  Nigerians to encourage the national team by supporting them as he said this was important to motivate them to victory.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more