Greencore Sandwiches said it was set for further growth, following its acquisition of the Oldfields sandwich business last year (British Baker, October 14, 2005, pg 3). The acquisition of Oldfields had given Greencore Sandwiches access to new skills and space, said marketing director Richard Esau. It had also enabled it to enter new channels, such as coffee shops, and had brought a new level of craft manufacture to its business, he told British Baker. The former Oldfields premises in Bow, London, now accounts for almost 20% of Greencore Sandwiches’ turnover. This figure is to be boosted with the imminent launch of a range of snack salads.Greencore will first launch a selection of pasta-based salads this month, produced at the former Oldfields plant. Further snack salads will be launched later if these prove successful. The Oldfields plant has been renamed Greencore Bow, following the acquisition, to make it feel more like part of the wider Greencore convenience foods group, Mr Esau said. The group also has sandwich premises in Manton Wood, Nottinghamshire, and in Park Royal, London.The company’s product range has not changed significantly since the purchase, he added, although Greencore has moved some of its more complex products out of Park Royal and Manton Wood to Bow, where the staff’s skills are better suited to their manufacture. Mr Esau said: “We’ve worked hard to standardise ways of working across the three sandwich facilities. We have developed really good relationships with Oldfields’ customers, who have stuck with us through the takeover, and are now benefiting from the Greencore way of doing things.” A new site director, Tim Proudlove, had been appointed at Bow. Mr Esau said: “He has restructured the team, bringing broader expertise, but many of the faces are still the same. The skills and knowledge of existing team members have been invaluable in achieving the smooth integration of the new business.” SANDWICHES Market share 2005 (Greencore figures)MultiplesGreencore – 31%Northern Foods – 20%Samworth Brothers – 17%Buckingham Foods Forecourts – 8%Greencore – 26%Samworth Brothers – 8%Sandwich Factory – 10%
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 92-year-old taxi driver died after he crashed his cab into a home in Oakdale on Thursday morning.Suffolk County police said Joseph Saccente of West Sayville was driving a taxi northbound on Shore Road when his cab drove across lawns of multiple homes, struck multiple mailboxes and then hit a house shortly after 7 a.m.The victim, who worked for Colonial Taxi, was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, where he was pronounced dead. The preliminary investigation indicates that he may have suffered a medical emergency prior to the crash, police said.Fifth Squad detectives impounded the vehicle and ask anyone with information on this crash to call them at 631-854-8552.
DR George Norton, Minister of Social Cohesion, seems to have a master plan on how he intends to change the landscape of sports in Guyana since taking charge of the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport on September 1.Norton, who also served as Minister of Public Health after a change of Government in 2005, is no stranger to sports in Guyana, with his exploits in football, athletics, swimming and other areas of sports being well documented.Upon adding sports as an area of control to his portfolio in the President David Granger-led government, Norton had spoken on many occasions about how excited he was to finally be in a position to serve in the capacity of his passion.On Wednesday, speaking exclusively with Chronicle Sport, the former Health Minister said “what we need to do is to make certain that all the budgetary allocations given for sports, be spent for and spent in time for the 2017 (budget).”Norton’s predecessor Nicolette Henry, who now heads the Ministry of Education, was criticised for her obvious lack of interest in sports and at a meeting with her staff to announce her move to the ‘Brickdam Office’ confessed to not placing emphasis on sports as she did on culture and youth.“I would hate to ever think that we will have to return moneys to the consolidated funds that were earmarked for sports, because from this time of the year, we’ve already started preparing a budget for 2018, but whatever was in that budget for 2017, my immediate goal is to spend it; make certain that we use the money for what it was earmarked for,” said Dr Norton.The Sport Minister further noted, “the second instance, I would want to see if we can try to make all the sporting facilities functional that are available. In other words, if we have a ground, it must be in a condition that our sports team can make use of.”“I would really want a national team to be a true representation of the Guyanese population because I think we have the skills, even though it’s not completely harnessed in the sense that everyone is given that opportunity. I want to ensure that everyone in Guyana is given an equal opportunity to be exposed,” Norton pointed out.Expenditure in sports, the ministry received $536,979,000 for 2017, compared to $295,460,000 it received for this year.It means that sports got $241,519,000 more than it received in 2016, representing an increase of 82 percent for the Department. In addition, the National Sports Commission (NSC) was awarded $215,000,000 compared to $178,699,000 this year Current Expenditure.The NSC, under Director Christopher Jones, also enjoyed an increase of $36,301,000 – a 20% boost from their previous budget allocation. … Looking to make full use of budgetary allocation