Tesco to delist Kingsmill sliced

first_imgTesco is to delist the entire range of Kingsmill’s sliced loaves as part of its new “volume-driven strategy”.The retailer will drop Kingsmill’s sliced bread as of next Monday (23 March), but will still continue to stock other Kingsmill products including rolls, thins, wraps, crumpets, muffins, pancakes, and waffles.The news of the delisting comes just a week after Allied Bakeries, parent company of Kingsmill, announced the departure of longstanding chief executive Mark Fairweather.Allied said in a statement: “We are continuing to work with Tesco to build our Allinson and Burgen bread, Kingsmill snacks and wider Kingsmill bakery portfolio.” A Tesco spokesperson said: “We regularly review our ranges to ensure they meet the needs of our customers.”Kingsmill is Tesco’s third-largest branded bread with a 9.1% market share in Tesco over the past year, according to mysupermarket-insights.co.uk. It follows Warburtons and Hovis with 18.51% and 30.46% respectively.Supermarket insight specialist and ex-retailer Steven Dresser, of www.groceryinsight.com, said that this consolidation of brands is to be expected in Tesco, as the retailer begins a new “volume-driven strategy”.He told British Baker: “There are other discontinuations too across the piece – morning goods etc. Kingsmill is only disappearing en masse in plant bread. It will upset some customers of course. Asda trades it hard at 79p.”The news comes as new chief executive Dave Lewis has embarked on his restructuring programme for Tesco, to get the supermarket back on track after its performance demise in 2014.In a bid to regrow its presence in the competitive market, Tesco said in January this year that it would close its Cheshunt head office in 2016 to consolidate locations, and restructure central overheads by simplifying store management structures.The retailer claimed this restructure would deliver savings of around £250m a year, at a one-off cost of £300m.News of the delisting first appeared on The Grocer, a sister title of British Baker.last_img read more

Fellowship offers SMC students opportunities, resources to pursue social justice causes

first_imgIn the 2020-2021 school year, the Katharine Terry Dooley Fellowship will be offered to undergraduate students at Saint Mary’s. The fellowship is designed to help strengthen students’ relationships to the core ideas of social justice not only in their community, but in the world beyond. Applications for the upcoming year are now open and will close on Feb. 24 at 5 p.m.The Katharine Terry Dooley Social Justice Fellowship program will bring together a small group of students chosen to be fellows to receive training in social justice leadership and community organizing. The fellows will then design a social justice project related to an issue or issues they find particularly pressing. Fellows will receive a $500 stipend as well as two academic credits across the two semesters of the fellowship year. It provides resources to fellows seeking to pursue the values set forth by the fund.Saint Mary’s philosophy professor Andrew Pierce talked about the program’s goals and purpose in an email.“The goal of the program is to train a small group of students in justice leadership and organizing, who will then use their newly developed skills to address social justice issues here on campus or in the local community,” Pierce said.The program does not aim to benefit only the students who participate, but also the community at large.“The program strives to deepen the College’s commitment to justice, and to honor the intended purpose of the Katharine T. Dooley fund, which aims to provide a moral and intellectual context for the critical examination of the root causes of societal problems, and to develop creative and thoughtful responses to those concerns,” Pierce said.  Applicants can apply through a Google form which will be emailed to all of Saint Mary’s. The application requests an unofficial transcript, a personal statement and a statement of ideas. A letter of recommendation is required later in the application process, but only the name and contact information of the intended recommender is required for the initial application.In addition to financial and educational incentives to pursue the grant, Pierce said the program also offers nonmaterial ones, such as knowledge, experience and validation. “In addition to the stipend and credits, participation in a social justice leadership program like this will be a highly desirable and valuable experience for students from a variety of fields who wish to apply their education, skills and talents to making a difference in the world,” Pierce said. “In a world rife with injustice, leadership of this sort is desperately needed.”Tags: Katharine Terry Dooley Endowment Fund, Katharine Terry Dooley Fellowship, Social justicelast_img read more

Glo Hails F’Eagles’ Khartoum Rally

first_imgThe Sudanese had taken a lead in the 27th minute of the encounter before Flying Eagles levelled the scores in 67th minute through Samuel Chukwueze while Victor Osimhen increased the tally in the 86th minute. The 2-1 victory thus placed the team in a vantage position ahead of the second leg in Nigeria.Globacom enjoined Nigerians not to relent in giving the much needed support to the Flying Eagles through prayers as they prepare to cross the hurdle to Zambia 2017.Globacom is the official telecommunications partner of the Nigerian Football Federation and the major sponsor of the Nigerian national teams.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Africa’s greatest corporate supporter of football and data grand masters, Globacom has congratulated the Flying Eagles for recording an important away win against Sudan in the first leg of the final qualifying match for 2017 U-20 African Cup of Nations.Globacom, in a press statement released in Lagos on Monday, gave kudos to the team for the victory in Khartoum which gave the team a brighter chance of qualifying for the next U-20 AFCON scheduled for Zambia in February, 2017.“The Flying Eagles were outstanding in their performance against Sudan; we urge them to sustain the momentum during the return leg in Lagos in a fortnight so as to pick the ticket and fly Nigeria’s flag at the continental championship,” Globacom said.“The match was tough and the weather was harsh. We commend the team for their hardwork, concentration and never-say-die spirit which earned them the away victory,” the statement added.last_img read more