Sign up now for bakery trends webinar

first_imgTime is running out to sign up for British Baker’s exclusive webinar on the current trends in bakery retail. The web event will feature a number of influential and knowledgeable speakers to inspire bakers and help them move their businesses forward in 2015 and beyond. Register here for the event, which will be held at 2pm on Thursday 26 March. It marks the launch of the Bakery Market Report 2015, which is sponsored by Rank Hovis and Unox.Speakers include Stephen Brown, local sourcing and diversification manager for Scotmid Co-operative Foods, who will discuss the reasons behind the c-store chain’s decision to join up with craft bakery chains in Scotland.Tracy Faulkner, client director at him! will look at customer drivers when shopping for bakery and Mark McCulloch, chief executive of WE ARE Spectacular, who has previously worked with Pret A Manger, will look at how bakery chains can market themselves via social media.Patrick McGuigan, lead researcher on the project, will also be on hand for information and questioning.Martyn Leek, editor of British Baker, said: “The way that bakery products are sold via retail is changing – and the successful partnership by Scotmid shows this. Our latest web event will discuss what is prompting the new strategic partnerships within bakery retail and also discuss what the bakery shopper is looking for along with the important digital realm – where more and more bakers are capitalising on social media to garner extra sales.”The Bakery Market Report will be launched this Thursday 26 March. To order an early bird copy for £175 click here.L-R: Mark McCulloch, Patrick McGuigan, Tracy Faulkner, Stephen Brownlast_img read more

Cannabis banking, wildfires, and wineries

first_imgNorth Bay Credit Union($71.3M, Santa Rosa, CA) is a small cooperative with a big appetite for risk when it comes to seizing the opportunity to serve emerging needs in its field of membership.The Santa Rosa-based cooperative is the only financial institution that openly serves the legal cannabis market in the San Francisco area as the agricultural base it has long tended blends with suburban growth.North Bay also continues to lend to grape growers and has a large stake in mortgages — carving out a niche in manufactured housing in an expensive housing market — in a region notoriously prone to wildfires, landslides, and even the occasional major earthquake.“The North Bay has been traditionally an agricultural region,” says CEO Chris Call. “We’re in the heart of wine country, but it’s rapidly developing into weed country with the proliferation of legal cannabis farms, manufacturers, and retailers.” continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

A Whitsundays island could be yours for the price of a Fig Tree Pocket home

first_imgInside the main residence. How one agent is worming himself into the market The island has its own 700ft runway to cater for small aircraft or helicopter from either Airlie Beach or Bowen. The island has a large home facing the Coral Sea with a second house that was built in the late 1800s. “Being in his nineties, he’s had enough, he’s going to hang around Melbourne and live out his years there I guess.” MORE: Late bookmarker’s home a hot ticket The island was first developed as a commercial property in the 1800s and still has some evidence of its former existence. How Kylie Jenner is cashing in Claudia Karvan warehouse for sale But neither of those options are located on the Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Australian Islands island and resort specialist Richard Vanhoff said he had already received hundreds of inquiries since the property launched on Monday (October 15).“We’ve had probably well over 1000 inquires so far, which has been huge,” Mr Vanhoff said. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020He said the property, now zoned residential, once had a commercial operation as the first place in Queensland to store frozen meat to be distributed internationally. Its deep water access meant large vessels could call in to collect meat to distribute it up and down the coast and even go overseas. “They live in Melbourne and the kids now no longer want to trek that far to the island, which is often the case with islands, it’s the kids that end up determining whether they keep them or they move them on. MORE: Property market hit by the Tinder effect Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:48Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:48 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels432p432p288p288p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenPoole Island01:49FOR the median price of house in Fig Tree Pocket in Brisbane, or Minyama on the Sunshine Coast, you can purchase an entire island at the Whitsundays.The 20ha Poole Island has been offered to the market for the first time in 40 years, and you can pick it up for just $1.2 million.To put that in perspective, a one-bedroom unit in Sydney is on the market for $1.16 million.You get a bit more bang for your buck in Melbourne, with a three bedroom unit up for grabs for $1.15 million. “It was quite a substantial operation on the island and it was very exciting,” he saidMr Vanhoff said the 93-year-old owner put the island up for sale as his family no longer visited it.“It’s a place where he brought up his children for holidays and it’s just a family island,” he said. Poole Island in the Whitsundays has hit the market at $1.2 million.Poole Island comes complete with two homes and sheds, an aircraft runway and handmade rock swimming pool.Buyers will have their first opportunity to inspect the island late this Sunday, October 21 and then again on Tuesday, October 23.last_img read more

FA charge Emery after Brighton bottle-kick

first_img“I say yesterday my apologies, I kicked the bottle in frustration but not for the supporter, I kicked for me and it went near to the supporter and I said to them my apologies. There is not another communication.“I repeat today my apologies for my individual action but I kick the bottle because it is near me, but not because it is my intention.”Emery, while hoping the matter was done and dusted, added he would respect any decision taken by the FA.“I hope so, yes,” he replied when asked whether his apology should close the book on the incident.“But I have to respect the decision because it is a circumstance of my action but not another intention from me with the supporter. I say to them my apology,” the 47-year-old added.Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association after kicking a water bottle into the crowd during the 1-1 Premier League draw at Brighton on Boxing Day.A Football Association spokesman said Thursday: “Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been charged following the game against Brighton yesterday (26 December 2018).“It is alleged his action of kicking a water bottle during the fixture amounts to improper conduct. He has until 6pm (1800 GMT) on 2 January 2019 to respond to the charge,” the FA spokesman added.Spanish boss Emery went to speak to the home supporter nearest where the bottle landed immediately after the incident and again at full-time at the Amex Stadium.Emery, speaking earlier Thursday before the FA’s announcement and ahead of Arsenal’s trip to league leaders Liverpool this weekend, said he hoped his apology would draw a line under the incident.last_img read more