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  • New look for Hovis as bread sales nudge up

    first_imgPremier Foods – the parent company behind the Hovis brand – said this morning its bread would soon get a new “packaging redesign” as it unveiled a first quarter increase in sales of 0.8%.The company, which has placed Hovis as one of its so-called Power Brands, said it was continuing with a major restructuring of its bread business and that its market share for bread was “broadly unchanged”.Premier said its total sales, excluding milling, were £327m, up by 1%, and that branded sales had increased by 2.2%. Its Grocery Power Brands increased 3.5%, and had improved for the fifth successive quarter.It said: “The bread business is focusing on a major restructuring programme during this year, with the closure of three bakeries, two distribution centres, a mill and a significantly reconfigured logistics network. This programme is on track, with the closures of the Eastleigh bakery and Glasgow mill having been completed in the first quarter.”It said that savings from the restructuring programme were expected to offset the margin lost from the previously announced £75m contract loss, which is expected to take effect by the end of April. Its bread business will also move to its High Wycombe offices in the third quarter of this year.Gavin Darby, chief executive, said: “I am pleased to report continued momentum in our Power Brands in the first quarter. This represents the fifth successive quarter of sales growth for our Grocery Power Brands, demonstrating that our strategies of investing in marketing and improving customer collaboration are working. Five of our Power Brands have been on TV in the past weeks, with more to come in the second quarter.“The restructuring of our bread business remains on track while the benefits of the previously announced £20m of overhead cost savings in 2013 are being delivered.“Despite a continued challenging consumer environment, I believe we have the right strategies in place to make further progress this year, with expectations unchanged.”last_img read more

  • Passing the pollution buck

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  • Football News Former UEFA President Michel Platini arrested over awarding of 2022 FIFA World Cup to Qatar

    first_imgParis : Ex-UEFA chief Michel Platini was arrested Tuesday in connection with a probe into the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, a source close to the investigation said. The French football legend elected to lead European football’s governing body in 2007 was taken into custody by French anti-corruption police investigating the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to the gas-rich Gulf state.Qatar was named to host the World Cup in a decision that triggered controversy over its suitability amid allegations of corruption.Platini, 63, led UEFA until 2015 when he was banned from football for four years for ethics violations including receiving a two-million Swiss francs (1.8 million euros, $2 million) payment from the disgraced former head of FIFA Sepp Blatter.Qatar has been accused of buying votes in its bid to stage the World Cup and a subsequent report by US independent investigator Michael Garcia unearthed an array of suspect financial dealings, many linked to Sandro Rosell, the ex-Barcelona president who served as a consultant for Qatar.Platini, a triple Ballon d’Or winner, was expected to succeed Blatter as FIFA president in 2016 before his fall from grace. He has been battling to clear his name ever since. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

  • “Appiah did not want to take Uruguay penalty, it was Gyan’s all along”- Richard Kingson

    first_imgFor years, many Ghanaian football fans had held the belief that Asamoah Gyan insisted on taking the penalty against Uruguay in the 2010 World Cup instead of handing the ball to Stephen Appiah at the critical moment.Fans believed that Appiah had elected to take the spot kick to potentially send Ghana to the last four of the World Cup for the first time but Gyan had other ideas and he went on to miss the kick.However, it turns out that was not the case at all.According to Black Stars goalkeeper of that team, Richard Kingson, Gyan was the team’s designated penalty taker and so, he was always going to be the man to face Fernando Muslera in the Uruguayan post.“Asamoah Gyan was our first penalty taker. When there was a penalty, everyone knew Gyan would take it. So against Uruguay, when the penalty was awarded, Appiah took the ball and immediately handed the ball to Gyan.Sometimes, some people say Appiah wanted to take the kick but Gyan stopped. That was never true. Gyan was always going to have it,” Kingson said in an interview with Kumasi-based Fox FM in an interview on Thursday.Many Ghanaian football fans have not forgotten the episode and ten years after it happened, many still feel the pain and do not want to talk about it.Some have even stated that the incident drowned all the love for the Black Stars and for Asamoah Gyan.For Gyan, he still feels the pain of the moment which happened at the Soccer City Stadium on Johannesburg in South Africa and in a 2019 interview with OutlookIndia, he revealed the personal torment he had to live with from that day onwards but he he had also chosen to be philosophical about the incident and look into the future.“The penalty miss is something that I will never forget. It’s part of my life now. I am not the only player who missed a crucial penalty. We could have become the first African team to reach the World Cup semi-final.Sometimes when I am alone, I think about it and it still hurts. I feel, ‘Oh! Maybe we can play the penalty again so that I can redeem myself.’ Life goes on, I need to forget about it and live my life.”On the match itself, Ghana’s missed kick sent the match into extra time and penalties and the Black Stars lost to Uruguay via the penalty kicks.last_img read more

  • Adam Silver offers Zion Williamson advice: ‘Focus on your game’

    first_imgAdam Silver has some advice for Zion Williamson.While speaking on a recent episode of the Associated Press’ Sports Now podcast, the NBA Commissioner discussed the conversation he had at the lottery with the up-and-coming star and projected first overall pick in this month’s draft. “I’m very confident in the management and the ownership of Gayle Benson,” Silver continued. “Obviously hiring David Griffin is a real important move for that franchise, and my sense is Griff is the right guy at the right time to right the ship.”Williamson took another step in preparing for his transition to the pros last week by signing with CAA Sports, an agency with a roster of star clients that includes Joel Embiid, Paul George, Karl-Anthony Towns, D’Angelo Russell and Chris Paul, among others.Williamson, who turns 19 in July, averaged 22.6 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 2.1 steals and 1.8 blocks per game in his lone season at Duke. Related News “My counsel was, focus on your game first and foremost. The other stuff will come after it,” Silver said, per Complex.com . “‘But, this is a special moment in your life…to the extent you can remain in the moment…. There’s so much attention focused on you and at the end of the day this is a game and you now have the opportunity to play it at the highest level. There’s tremendous resources available to you no matter what team drafts you.'”With the Pelicans holding the top pick, Williamson is likely headed to New Orleans, and Silver expressed his confidence in the executives leading the charge in bringing him to a city in need of a new star in the wake of the fallout with Anthony Davis.center_img NBA Finals 2019: Barack Obama receives standing ovation during Game 2 in Toronto Klay Thompson injury update: Warriors star (hamstring) ‘questionable’ for Game 3last_img read more