Vision Capital realigns Northern Food purchases

first_imgVision Capital has ordered a shake-up of former Northern Foods’ bakery businesses, after its purchase of the assets was approved by shareholders on 15 January.Some 50 jobs are to go at Pork Farm Bowyers in Trowbridge, which makes pork pies, sausage rolls and similar products, as part of changes planned for the next four to five months. A statement from the firm said: “It is proposed to consolidate the Trowbridge operation into two of the three buildings currently in use.”And more than 250 jobs are to go at Northern Foods’ Riverside Bakery in Nottingham. Production of ready meals is being transferred to Sheffield and Carlisle, creating 190 jobs there. Quiche production will continue at Riverside. The factory employs 650 people, 390 of whom will transfer to the new owners.The businesses bought by Vision are Fletchers, which consists of a head office based at Sheffield (where the main manufacturing facility is located), together with three other manufacturing sites at Whitefield, Harlesden and Barnsley.The chilled pastry division manufactures chilled savoury pastry products at six sites: Market Drayton, two sites in Nottingham, Trowbridge, Shaftesbury and Sheffield.Park Cakes labels ambient and chilled bakery products on two sites at Oldham and Bolton, for a number of own-label customers.Smith Flour Mills runs from three sites at Worksop, Langley Mill and Holbeach.last_img read more

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Rowe’s brings in Savers sandwiches

first_imgCornish baker W C Rowe is to launch a new line of products – Rowe’s Savers – into its retail outlets to appeal to price-conscious consumers.The new range will initially feature four varieties of ready-made sandwiches, but Rowe’s aims to expand the brand further in 2009. The sandwiches will be priced between £1.50 and £1.60 and will contain fillings such as ham and pickle, tuna and red onion, and egg salad, either in plain white or brown bread.”With the Savers range we have stripped all the extras away to produce simple, quality products,” said Paul Pearce, marketing manager at Rowe’s.last_img read more

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Hovis sales on the rise, as Premier reviews debt

first_imgPremier Foods’ interim management statement has revealed sales of Hovis are up 11% for the four months to October.According to the company, consumer response to the relaunch of its Hovis brand has been positive, and market share in October has improved. Part of the success has been put down to heavy investment in the brand prior to its relaunch, according to a spokesperson for Premier.In the statement for the 17 weeks ending 25 October 2008, the company said its group trading profit was “in line with expectations”, with group sales up 9% for the four months to October and up 8% for the year to date. Chief executive Robert Schofield said the company has built a strong platform through the integration of the RHM and Campbell’s businesses.However, the company is undergoing a review of its capital structure, including ongoing discussions with lending banks, to “accelerate the reduction of group debt”. These are expected to continue into the first quarter of 2009 and the decision has been made not to pay the 2008 interim dividend. The firm and the lending banks have also agreed that, due to the ongoing review, the next covenant test will be deferred from 31 December 2008 to 31 March 2009.Last week it was reported that United Biscuits UK had made a secret £250m bid for the Mr Kipling brand, which is said to have been rejected.last_img read more

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Sick pay and work

first_imgThe National Association of Master Bakers (NAMB) receives many calls about bakers or shop staff found to be working elsewhere, while supposedly on sick leave from their employers.An important non-bakery-related cases highlights your rights as an employer. In McCann v Clydebank College, Mr McCann was employed by the college as a part-time lecturer in motor engineering. He also owned a local garage, which he worked at.McCann went off sick, and was paid contractual sick pay by the college. However, Clydebank discovered that he was working at the garage while claiming sick pay, and confirmed this via covert surveillance. They disciplined him and dismissed him for “working for financial gain while drawing sick pay from the College”.McCann claimed unfair dismissal and said that his timetable at the college meant he could not have been ordered to attend on Thursdays and Fridays, and that the covert surveillance contravened his right to privacy.EAT judgementThe Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) confirmed that the principle that an employee may not undertake paid work for anyone else at a time when he is contracted to work for his employer did not change, because the employee was unable to work due to illness.Interestingly, it suggested that the College could have negotiated an agreement to a reduction in sick pay in return for consenting to McCann doing the other work. The fact that McCann was not timetabled to work at the college on Thursdays or Fridays did not make the dismissal decision unfair and he had worked at his garage on other days anyway.Surveillance decisionFinally, the EAT ruled that the question of the covert surveillance was a matter of proportionality and found, as a fact, that it was not disproportionate.McCann lost his case.last_img read more

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Cereform site achieves zero landfill

first_imgCereform’s manufacturing site in Corby has achieved ‘zero to landfill’ status.During the financial year 2010/11 the site produced 46,498 tonnes of finished product. It achieved a 32% reduction in waste to landfill and a £2,893 cost saving on landfill charges. It also achieved a 105% increase in materials sent to recycling.During May this year Cereform embarked on an objective to achieve ‘zero to landfill’ at its site in Corby. The firm said that despite increasing recycling initiatives over the two years prior to this objective being set, it hadn’t had a significant impact on the waste going to landfill. It enlisted the help of Nutrafeed to manage the site’s total waste outputs, which included: animal feed, hazardous waste, recycling and waste to landfill. The firm said it now estimates the total cost recovery following the zero to landfill achievement will be around £37k for the year to 2011/12.Cereform said the entire team at Corby was engaged in the process, with the support of Nutrafeed’s business development manager Angela Walker. Nutrafeed specialises in delivering specifically tailored sustainable environmental solutions.last_img read more

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Notre Dame basilica makes schedule changes

first_imgIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Notre Dame basilica makes schedule changes Twitter WhatsApp By Tommie Lee – March 12, 2020 0 287 Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleCoronavirus has come to Michiana: Here’s what you need to knowNext articleSouth Bend woman gets 120 months for heroin dealing Tommie Lee (“Basilica of the Sacred Heart (#0720)” by regan76, CC BY 2.0) As a result of Notre Dame’s decision to move their classes online until April 13, there are now also changes to the worship schedule at the basilica.There have been changes to the schedules for masses, confessions, and more through the 13th of April.So far, however, there has been no decision made about the schedule for Holy Week and Easter.You can find the revised schedule from the campus ministry by clicking here Facebook Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Google+last_img read more

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Suspect in Elkhart torture murder being evaluated

first_img Previous articleWhitmer: No new state hires; money must go to fight virusNext articleNotre Dame commencement ceremonies to take place online Carl Stutsman Facebook By Carl Stutsman – March 30, 2020 1 340 Twitter WhatsApp Suspect in Elkhart torture murder being evaluated Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+ IndianaLocalNews (“Court Gavel – Judge’s Gavel – Courtroom” by wp paarz, CC BY-SA 2.0) A man accused in an Elkhart torture-murder will now undergo competency evaluations. The evaluation is for Mario Angulo Jr, who was charged alongside Donald Owen Jr. in the death of 31 year old Kimberly Dyer.Police believe that the pair tortured the woman at a home on the east side of Elkhart before murdering her and disposing of her body. Because of the nature of the crime prosecutors are seeking life without parole.Angulo’s attorney filed an intellectual disability motion earlier this month. State law prohibits anyone with a mental disability from receiving life without parole.The Elkhart Truth reports Owen Jr. also underwent mental evaluations, one of those reports has already been submitted to the court. Google+last_img read more

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Two people arrested, gun seized after traffic stop on U.S. 20 in LaPorte County

first_imgIndianaLocalNews Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp By Jon Zimney – June 13, 2020 2 497 Previous articleTwo Middlebury residents on scooter struck by pick-up truck, trailerNext articleMan arrested in connection to shooting in Goshen Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. (Photo supplied/LaPorte County Jail) Two people were arrested and a handgun was seized during a traffic stop on U.S. 20 near 350 East in LaPorte County.The arrests were made around 10 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, after police stopped the vehicle, which they say was traveling 100 miles per hour, according to 95.3 MNC’s reporting partners at ABC 57.During the stop, deputies discovered a loaded firearm in the vehicle.The driver, 20-year-old Ankoma Kirk, was taken into custody on preliminary charges of felon in possession of a firearm, obliterating identifying marks on a firearm, reckless driving and operating while never licensed.The passenger, 20-year-old Ladericka Banks, was taken into custody for a preliminary charge of minor consumption of alcohol. Google+ Google+ Facebook Twitter Twitter Facebook Two people arrested, gun seized after traffic stop on U.S. 20 in LaPorte County WhatsApplast_img read more

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Purdue head coaches volunteering to take pay cut

first_img (Photo supplied/Purdue University) Coaches at Purdue University are volunteering to take a pay cut.The school announced Tuesday that the four highest-paid employees of the athletic department — football coach Jeff Brohm, men’s basketball coach Matt Painter, women’s basketball coach Sharon Versyp and AD Mike Bobinski — have taken a 20% reduction in salary, to help the department, as it deals with a $50 million shortfall due to fall sports being postponed.The Journal & Courier reports other coaches are taking a 15% paycut to their salaries.Brohm, Painter, Versyp and Bobinski, along with other coaches and senior administrators, have also announced they are pledging $1 million to the “More Than a Game” fundraiser on Purdue Day of Giving on Sept. 9. WhatsApp Purdue head coaches volunteering to take pay cut CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSports By Network Indiana – August 25, 2020 0 288 Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitter Google+ Twitter Facebook Previous articleSouth Bend man accused of killing puppy scheduled for courtNext articleSecond teenager dead after being pulled from Lake Michigan Network Indianalast_img read more

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New medical clinic planned for Goshen

first_img New medical clinic planned for Goshen Pinterest IndianaLocalNews Facebook Twitter Facebook Pinterest Previous articleOhio man jailed in LaPorte County on drug dealing chargesNext articleBusiness Cleaning Contest 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. Google+ By 95.3 MNC – January 11, 2021 0 436 Google+ (Photo supplied/Goshen Health) A small group gathered on Friday, Jan. 8, to commemorate the construction start of a new Goshen Physicians Family Medicine location in Parkway Plaza on the corner of CR 17 and CR 14/Middlebury St. at 851 Parkview Ave., Elkhart, previously Sauk Trail restaurant.Construction is expected to be finished in late November.The new office will accommodate six primary care providers. In addition, specialty providers will offer appointments at this location, including orthopedic care.The facility will include:15 exam roomsTwo phlebotomy rooms for quick and convenient lab testingTwo procedures room for minor skin procedures and fracture careRadiology wing for X-ray servicesPharmacy with drive-thru service WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

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