19th Baking Industry Awards

first_imgA concept, a product range and a business were the subjects of the three marketing campaigns in the final of last year’s Baking Industry Awards. That illustrates the scope of this award. The judges will not just be looking for big-spenders, they’ll be looking for bakers with talent and creative ideas that they’ve put to good use to promote their businesses. They will be looking to reward initiatives that have led to a growth in sales. Supermarket giant Asda knows a thing or two about marketing, which is why it sponsors The Marketing Award. This category is open to all bakers and bakery food manufacturers, and you don’t have to be a supplier to Asda to enter. So what are you waiting for? If your ideas translate into extra sales then enter today – and we’d particularly like to hear from you if you’ve never entered before. Who knows, it could be you attending the prestigious 19th Baking Industry Awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House hotel in London on September 18. Three Marketing Award finalists and their partners will attend the event, which attracts some 900 people from across the industry. You will be rubbing shoulders with the best in the business. It really is an event not to be missed!We have made the entry process as easy as possible. Simply fill out the form on page 18 and we will do the rest.last_img read more

Mkhitaryan set for Arsenal bow as Wenger waits on Ozil

first_imgThe Frenchman added: “We are not close enough to tell you ‘Yes, he will do it.’ I don’t know.”It is clear, though, the manager sees the relationship between Ozil and Mkhitaryan as key to Arsenal’s hopes of forcing their way into the top four.“As I have said before, we signed Mkhitaryan on a long-term contract and our intention is to keep Ozil at the club and hopefully we will manage to do that very soon,” said Wenger.The Arsenal boss’s first task will be to restore Mkhitaryan’s confidence after the player found himself frequently sidelined under United manager Jose Mourinho.“You see straight away that he’s a great football player, which we knew before we got him here,” said Wenger on Friday. “After that, I will know more about him in two or three days.“We now have two or three good days to prepare (and find out) what the best possible position is for him and how quickly he can integrate the way we want to play. It doesn’t look like there will be any problem in there.”Swansea have been revived since the appointment of manager Carlos Carvalhal although the weekend FA Cup draw at fourth-tier Notts County was a step backwards.The Swans must now accommodate a replay into a testing schedule, although the fact they avoided an embarrassing defeat by the League Two club did at least extend their unbeaten run to five games.Midfielder Renato Sanches limped out of the cup clash with a hamstring problem and is now doubtful for the Arsenal visit although Carvalhal insists the performances of a number of fringe players have strengthened his hand.“We put a lot of players in who have not been involved in games recently,” said the manager. “Most of the players will be ready to play against Arsenal on Tuesday, which is good for my selection.“They have got some minutes, and that will help them come into selection for Tuesday.”Share on: WhatsApp The swap deal that saw Sanchez and Mkhitaryan change clubs has drawn a line under a saga that was threatening to destabilise the second half of Arsenal’s season.But with Sanchez gone, Wenger hopes he can rebuild his side around the axis of Armenian playmaker Mkhitaryan and Mesut Ozil.The extent to which that partnership can flourish will depend on whether Ozil opts to stay at Arsenal beyond the end of his current contract which expires at the end of this season.– ‘Great player’ –There have been reports suggesting the Germany playmaker could be in line for and Old Trafford reunion with Sanchez and Wenger admitted he is not yet sure what Ozil’s future holds.“Not close enough to be optimistic and not far enough to be pessimistic,” was Wenger’s assessment of negotiations with Ozil when he spoke at a media briefing.“The vibes I get from his commitment, his focus and his desire for achievement with the team is that he behaves like someone who is completely focused and committed and ready to commit but after that contract negotiations are what they are.” London, United Kingdom | AFP | Henrikh Mkhitaryan is poised to make his Arsenal debut when Arsene Wenger’s side resume their Premier League campaign at bottom club Swansea City on Tuesday.The Gunners head to South Wales boosted by their League Cup semi-final triumph over Chelsea and rested following a free weekend, a consequence of the holders’ early exit from the FA Cup at the hands of Championship side Nottingham Forest.Mkhitaryan’s arrival from Manchester United also means Wenger’s players have been able to prepare for the game without the sideshow caused by Alexis Sanchez’s protracted departure from the Emirates Stadium.last_img read more

President Trump to suspend immigration

first_imgPresident Trump has announced plans to sign an Executive Order which would temporarily suspend travel to the United States :“In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!,” Trump said in a tweet Monday night.While not many details have been released about the plan all together, two senior White house officials told reporters that the order is currently in the process of being drafted and will banned virtually all travel to the US to prevent the spread of the coronavirus from foreigners.The US currently has the highest number of infections with over 775,000 cases and 42,000 virus related deaths. The next highest country is 200,000 cases and 21,000 deaths.Broad restrictions on travel are already in place for pandemic hot spots from Europe and China, however, it is unclear which other countries will be added to the ban. It is also unclear how long the order will remain in affect.last_img read more