June 23, 2021
  • 5:29 am Gatland praises battle-hardened Wales
  • 5:29 am Connacht’s Keith Matthews to win 100th cap
  • 5:26 am Stuart Lancaster: An honest man who failed on the biggest stage
  • 5:26 am A week in the life of a Sale Sharks academy player, Part Three
  • 5:25 am Round Two: Six Nations Team of the Week

first_imgAccording to Key Note’s latest Bread & Bakery Products report, household expenditure on bread is expected to see a steady rise from 2009 to 2013.In 2008, consumer expenditure grew by 6.2%, to £3.8bn, and with the population expected to hit 63 million by 2012, by definition more people will be buying bread.Currently, 99% of the population rate it as a staple item in their shopping basket and Key Note expects total household expenditure on bread and bakery products to rise by 5% this year. Thereafter, it expects the amount to rise at a slower rate, with total expenditure hitting the £4.59bn mark in 2013 – a 2.9% increase that year.Looking to future trends, Key Note predicts the potential impact of the Food Standards Agency’s proposed salt reduction targets. “Plant bakers are likely to be faced with the need to invest in new machinery to cope with the stickier doughs that will result from the salt reduction,” reads the report.In terms of other issues the industry may face, in addition to the rising skills gap, the weak pound is likely to result in more Eastern European bakers returning home. “The situation is likely to get worse in 2011, when Germany relaxes its immigration laws and is expected to attract more Polish workers.”The Key Note report, published in March this year, covers all breads and bakery products, such as rolls, and scones, but does not include cakes and pastries.l Key Note is offering readers of British Baker the chance to purchase the report, normally priced at £460, at a special discount price of £368 – 20% off. Call Key Note on 020 8481 8750, or email [email protected], quoting British Baker Offer.—-=== Forecast: UK household expenditure on bread and bakery products at current prices (£m), 2009-2013 ===2009 2010 2011 2012 2013Expenditure (£m) 3,991 4,162 4,329 4,459 4,588% change year-on-year 5.0 4.3 4.0 3.0 2.9Source: Key Notelast_img read more

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first_imgIt’s been almost two years since Jerry Akaminko suffered a horrible ankle injury while playing for the Black Stars. And it’s been just over a year since striker Kwesi Appiah also did his cruciate ligament.Both players have been forgotten by fans as they have faced lengthy periods of rehabilitation, says deputy Ghana skipper Andre Ayew.Speaking at a ceremony to accept his 2015 Personality of the Year Award bestowed on him by the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG), the attacker sought to offer some perspective to the long-held belief that senior national team players are only interested in making money from the country.Ayew used Akaminko’s precarious career condition to illustrate how perilous it can be to one’s club career when featuring for the Black Stars.”He was doing very well with his club but since his [injury], Jerry has cancelled his contract with his club and it ‘s very difficult. Nobody has ever said ‘Oh Jerry, [get this help or that help].”The former Heart of Lions defender had been expected to play again three after the injury but it simply got worse, leading to Eskisehirspor terminating his deal. He has since not found any team willing to sign him up. Ayew have another example, “The same thing happened to [Black Stars and Crystal Palace striker] Kwesi Appiah. Most of you have forgotten! For a year now, Kwesi has not trained; he has not played after injuring himself while playing for the Black Stars.”In that vein, André noted that the players of the Black Stars do not play for the money but for the pride in the shirt.”Money? Is it the 5,000 or the 3,000 or the 1,000? For me – and not just me, but my colleagues [too], all of us – we play for the Black Stars we love the badge here on our hearts. We play because it is our dream since we were young and we wanted to play for the Ghana Black Stars.””It’s just an issue of money. Money is just something aside. What is important is the game. What is important is the trophy coming home”. The event was held at the headquarters of MTN Ghana, headline sponsors of the SWAG awards on Wednesday.VIDEO—last_img read more

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