Booths sees good growth for bakery

first_imgNorthern supermarket chain Booths is seeing significant growth in its bakery division, it has told British Baker.It is seeing 30% growth a week year-on-year in bakery turnover in its 26 supermarkets, with bakery retail sales at £1.8m per quarter, said Leigh Anne Carr, bakery buyer.The supermarket, which celebrates its 160th anniversary this year, has 26 stores across Lancashire, Cheshire, Cumbria and Yorkshire. It has over 71 types of speciality breads in its range.The introduction of a range of freshly baked unwrapped bread had been hugely successful, said Carr.”Our naked – unwrapped – bread, which is delivered fresh every day is seeing 30% growth. Suppliers include Waterfields, Village Bakery and Staff Of Life – an artisan baker in Cumbria. We have been increasing this offering in stores because it is flying off the shelves,” said Carr.She added that the retailer’s plant bread was only seeing a 2-3% increase in sales. “After introducing artisan ranges into our resturant in Kendal, Cumbria, we realised that these were going to sell very well.”Recently, Booths has been refurbishing some of its stores to give prominence to its “naked” bread ranges. One recent refurbishment was at Knutsford, Cheshire.”Customers today are looking for more speciality breads and their interests are steering away from the dull white and brown bread to appreciating different flavours,” added Carr.l For more information see Meet the Buyer, pg 14-15.last_img read more

Friday feature for IMCA Modifieds at Hancock County pays $1,000 to win

first_imgBRITT, Iowa – Friday’s Dash at the Clash qualifier at Hancock County Speedway totes a $1,000 IMCA Modified top paycheck.The June 16 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier pays a minimum of $100 to start.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts are also on the program. All points will be awarded in each sanctioned division.Pit gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 6 p.m. Racing follows 7 p.m. hot laps.Spectator admission is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors, veterans and students. Kids 12 and un­der get in free.More information is available by calling 641 843-0214.last_img