German bakery shops make inroads in the UK

first_imgWe have had ciabatta from Italy and pain de campagne from France, now Germany is the next Continental bakery superpower targeting British high streets after two of the country’s leading retail bakeries revealed ambitious roll-out plans for the UK.Pretzel company Ditsch, which has over 200 stores in Germany, plans to build its fledgling UK business to around 50 stores in the next five years, while German self-service bakery concept Bake & Take opened its first store in the UK last month, with more in the pipeline.Ditsch currently has 12 stores in the UK in London, Birmingham and the north west plus a wholesale business supplying Waitrose with pretzels. UK MD Raz Nehushtan told BB that the company is currently looking for sites of around 2,500sq ft in railway stations, shopping centres and busy high streets. “We want to grow as quickly as we can and are aiming to open three to five new stores this year in major cities in England and Wales, with a target of 50 in five years,” he said.The shops sell a wide range of soft pretzels in different flavours, pizzas made with pretzel dough and sweet pastries. Bakery products are imported frozen from Germany, before being proved and baked in-store.Meanwhile, German bakery company BackWerk, which operates over 280 stores across six European countries, has opened its first store in the UK under the Bake & Take brand. The self-service shop bakes croissants, pastries, loaves and breakfast rolls throughout the day, and also sells sandwiches and drinks. Customers use tongs to help themselves from display cabinets before paying at the till.”It is a great concept, which works well in this day and age, as time-pressed consumers are increasingly demanding fresh, affordable food and drink, without the wait,” said shop owner Alexander Boll.Further franchise stores are expected to be rolled out, once the first outlet has bedded in.last_img read more

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JOB VACANCY: POPULAR DONEGAL RESTAURANT SEEKING TO RECRUIT MANAGER

first_imgJOB VACANCY: The hugely popular Kennedy’s Bar and Restaurant in Glenties are looking to recruit an experienced manager to become part of their dynamic and innovative workforce. Management at Kennedy’s are looking to hire a self-motivated and enthusiastic employee with previous experience in the hospitality sector.Job Responsibilities:  Successful candidate will be responsible for excellent customer service.Successful candidate will take care of marketing.Successful candidate will be in charge of function planning.Applicants must be confident in dealing with the general public.Applicants must be self-motivated and possess exceptional communication skills.Applicants must have minimum 3 years experience in the industry and relevant qualificationsSalary DOEIf you’re interested in the vacant position then send your CV to Kieran now at [email protected] VACANCY: POPULAR DONEGAL RESTAURANT SEEKING TO RECRUIT MANAGER was last modified: April 30th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Job VacancyjobsKennedy’s Barnewslast_img read more

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Will Connecticut Legislature Avoid AidinDying Bill Another Year

first_imgShare14TweetShare1Email15 SharesJanuary 31, 2016; Hartford CourantNonprofit advocates are almost never happy with the odd and relatively unpredictable pacing of legislative change, although they grudgingly accept its inevitability. It feels great when you reach that watershed moment where bills move (after which, of course, you face the uphill battle of implementation) but the years- and sometimes decades-long campaigns to get laws changed can be grueling.NPQ has been following many of the nonprofit-led campaigns across the country to pass death with dignity legislation, including California’s effort last year. National nonprofit Compassion & Choices (C&C) has made some strides in the movement by pressuring state legislatures to pass aid-in-dying bills that would allow terminally ill patients to request the assistance of physicians in ending their lives. While C&C’s national campaign has resulted in significant activity in twenty-seven states and D.C., Connecticut’s campaign has been stalled in the General Assembly for three years despite heavy lobbying. According to the Hartford Courant, 2016 is unlikely to be the year legislators finally address the aid-in-dying bill.Over the past two years, C&C has organized patients and families to offer heart-wrenching testimonials to the Connecticut state legislature, asking them to pass a bill to allow mentally competent, terminally ill adults to seek physician help in ending their lives. This year portends to follow previous years’ delays. Anne Singer, spokesperson for C&C in Washington said, “We don’t expect to see a bill this year.” That’s because the 2016 legislative session, which begins on February 3rd, is only three months long and is reserved for budgetary matters. Politicians in this election year are unlikely to want to grapple with this controversial issue.Not only are activists in Connecticut up against a political tide opposing assisted suicide legislation, but they face an equally formidable nonprofit coalition on the other side, which includes the Catholic Church, disability rights activists, and the Connecticut State Medical Society. As the Family Institute of Connecticut, a nonprofit social welfare organization against assisted suicide, stated on its blog:The Connecticut electorate knows they would be better served by expanded access to early palliative and hospice care, increased funding for home health care workers and mandatory training for pain management techniques for medical students. These would be ways to help hundreds and thousands of residents in ways that laws permitting assisted suicide cannot.However, opposition and delay have not stopped the organization from building support. Singer said, “We are continuing with all the public outreach we have been doing, building up the grassroots…so that when a bill is next introduced, we are ready to roll.” She goes on to say, “We’re busier than ever internally, but it just may not look like it out there.”In 2013, Vermont became the first state to pass a death-with-dignity law through the legislative process. The C&C Vermont team continues working with Patient Choices Vermont, C&C’s physician allies, and nurse leaders to expand implementation. C&C Vermont helped successfully defend access to death with dignity under Act 39 during the 2015 legislative session against efforts to repeal the law. However, efforts to enact such a law in New Jersey fell short late last month. To date, California, Washington, Oregon, and Vermont currently have right-to-die legislation in place.At the center of this frustration over delays are the various patients in Connecticut who are unable to address their pain and suffering. Last April, after yet another failed attempt to pass legislation, Tim Appleton, C&C’s Connecticut campaign director, said, “Each year that lawmakers fail to act prolongs the suffering for thousands of terminally ill Connecticut residents and the people who love them.”Last year, referring to the Connecticut General Assembly’s dragging of its collective feet, the state’s paper of record, the Courant, editorialized, “Letting substantive bills die on the committee floor without a vote happens far too often in the General Assembly. It’s a cowardly way to do the public’s business.” Now, in 2016, it seems as though Connecticut will see another year go by without any movement, and that will be longer than some sick people will live.—G. Meredith BetzShare14TweetShare1Email15 Shareslast_img read more

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