first_imgScottish Co-operative Scotmid has congratulated its local bakery partner, Ashers of Nairn, after it was crowned Scottish Baker of the Year.Ashers has in-store bakeries in 12 Scotmid stores across Inverness-shire and Nairnshire, supplying customers with rolls, pies, bridies, cakes and sweet treats. Ashers recently helped Scotmid celebrate the opening of its 100th in-store bakery in Scotmid Balloan in Inverness. JG Ross, another of Scotmid’s local bakery partners, was also recognised at the award ceremony.Stephen Brown, bakery and local sourcing manager for Scotmid, said:  “We are delighted that Ashers of Nairn has been named the best bakery in Scotland for 2014 and we’d like to congratulate Alister, George and the team for their much deserved win.Customers“We are proud to be working in partnership with the team, and to have Ashers in-store bakeries in 12 of our stores. Ashers are not only experts at baking delicious bread, cakes and savouries, but they are also creative and innovative, and have been fantastic at developing new products exclusively for our customers.”Alister Asher, joint managing director for Ashers, added: “I’m absolutely delighted that Ashers has won the 2014 Scottish Baker of the Year. It’s been an exceptionally busy year due in no small part to the Scotmid partnership.”The win by Ashers is the second year that one of Scotmid’s bakery partners has scooped the title of Scottish Baker of the Year, after Stephens Bakery of Dunfermline won the award in 2013.Scotmid has been undertaking a major project to install bakeries into its stores across Scotland and Cumbria, in a drive to support more local bakers and provide an improved range of bakery products for customers.100 stores have now been fitted with bakery counters with help from a local bakery partner, offering cakes, savouries and baked goods, while other stores now stock locally-made, artisan breads. Store staff have also received special training from the bakers as part of the partnership.last_img read more


first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Around 80% of credit unions are offering some form of new loan for their members, CUNA Senior Economist Jordan van Rijn told Forbes recently for an article on coronavirus hardship loans. The article notes that many credit unions have developed their own versions of coronavirus hardship loans.Van Rijn notes that credit union personal loans related to the pandemic generally have terms of around three months, are in amounts up to $2,000 and often have a low or 0% interest rate.“A lot of these credit unions are waiving origination and prepayment fees or offering no payments or interest for 90 days,” van Rijn told Forbes.The article also provides specific examples from credit unions in Michigan, Indiana and Florida, and links to America’s Credit Unions for the latest information on coronavirus-related assistance. continue reading »last_img read more


first_imgSpanish giants FC Barcelona have announced a one-year extension to their sponsorship agreement with Panasonic.The Catalan club confirmed the renewal, which sees the Japanese electronics company remain a global partner of the team, on Monday following a meeting of their board of directors.Panasonic became an official partner of FC Barcelona in July 2013, signing a three-year deal for its Viera line of televisions to become the official TV of the current La Liga leaders.FC Barcelona are currently four points clear at the top of La Liga after overcoming their arch rivals Real Madrid 2-1 in last weekend’s El Clasico.last_img


first_imgSouthland International launched the “Mr Topper’s” snacks in Guyana on Saturday at the Giftland Mall, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown.Distributed by Southland International, some of Mr Topper’s tasty treats will now be in the snack aisle and shelves of all retail and wholesale outlets in Guyana. Some of these snacks include caramel popcorn, a blend of sweet, crunchy caramel wrapped around kernels of freshly popped corn, frosted popcorn with fruity flavours to tickle every sweet taste bud, wigleez with a tangy taste of the ever popular ketchup and fries, cheese balls, and cheese curls.Having been in operation for over three years, Southland International, a locally based company has in its capacity the excess of 40 employees who all contribute in the business’ large scale importation of quality and affordable products that are distributed in Guyana.Caribbean entrepreneur Alain Laquis explained that this brain child – Mr Topper – came into existence through his passion for enjoying tasty, high quality snacks. He stressed that he had no expectations of the brand becoming so popular.last_img read more


first_imgStephan Amore and David Rose were on Friday arraigned before Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly on separate charges of assaulting a Police officer. Amore admitted to his charge, but Rose denied any involvement in his incident. The court heard that on July 10, in the vicinity of Orange Walk, Bourda, Amore assaulted a female Police corporal. It was also alleged that on the said day, while in the vicinity of Leopold Street, Werk-en-Rust, Rose assaulted Constable Denford Rankin with intent to cause him actual bodily harm. Two other charges were read to Rose, detailing that on the same day, he resisted being arrested by Constable Rankin, and behaved in a disorderly manner. The Police prosecutor did not object to Rose bail placed on bail, and Rose was placed on bail in the sum of $10,000 for the disorderly behaviour charge; $30,000 on the resisting arrest charge, and $40,000 on assaulting the Police charge. He will make his next court appearance on July 16. Amore, meanwhile, was fined $10,000 for assaulting the female Police officer.last_img read more