first_imgAlan Marr, MD of Aulds (Food) of Greenock, Scotland, was scathing about press reports that profits at the company were down when he spoke to British Baker.Scotland’s largest independent baker and frozen foods company, Aulds Holdings, filed returns to Companies House for the year ending March 2007 showing turnover was down from £17.1m in 2006 to £16.69m in 2007.Scottish newspapers claimed profits had fallen from £2.34m in 2006 to £515,719 in 2007 but Marr said the £2.34m was not a trading profit but an exceptional figure resulting from the factory fire in September 2005. “Profits are up,” he said, “they should look at the ongoing trading profit.”Projected turnover to the end of March 2008 is higher than last year, he asserted: “That’s around a 10% increase. And we hope for higher profits. The bakery side is becoming more competitive.”Aulds, which has 43 shops, is opening a 44th outlet in Ayr High Street next week and plans to open another unit at an undisclosed location.last_img read more


first_imgVirat Kohli will lead India for the World Cup 2019. India will play their first league game against South Africa. Mahendra Singh Dhoni will play his fourth World Cup.  New Delhi: The ICC Cricket World Cup is all set to begin on May 30 as the host England will take on South Africa at the Oval. The excitement among fans has already reached the highest echelon and teams, on the other hand, are working regressively with the full fortitude to keep no box unturned. The tournament this year will be in round-robin format where all teams will play against each other. A total of 10 teams are participating in the mega contest and all have already touched down England and Wales, where the proceedings will begin. India, the 1983 and 2011 Champions reached London on May 22 and started their World cup preparations on the next day itself. The likes of Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Yuzvendra Chahal, and others took to the social media to share the glimpses from the first day of practice. Here are the Twitter post: highlightscenter_img Meanwhile, India will begin their World Cup campaign on June 5 against South Africa at Rose Bowl in Southampton. Prior to this, they will play two warm-up games against New Zealand and Bangladesh on May 25 and 28 respectively.  For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more