Irwin’s strikes £200k deal for Softee

first_imgIrwin’s has expanded its Softee bread range in Northern Irish Asda stores in a deal worth £200k. The Co Armagh firm, which already supplies Asda stores with its classic white Softee, is to add two new additions to the order Softee 100% and Softee Extra Thick. The three variants will now be stocked in all 13 Asda NI stores.The Softee loaf, launched in June last year, has achieved one million sales in Northern Ireland to date, with overall sales of its pan loaves up 26% in the last quarter. Irwin’s commercial controller Michael Murphy said new pro-duct development and continuing diversification were paramount to meeting customers’ needs.last_img

A freshman year with no football? Gio Fabi deals with the unknown

first_img“Mason Pratt came up to me after the football game, and he was like ‘listen man, I saw your eyes,'” said Fabi. “I told him I thought I was done and he said ‘don’t do that.'” “If you let it get to you, there’s going to be a problem because then you just keep going on that downward slope,” said Fabi. “There’s going to be bad days. But if you stay positive through most of them, you’re going to be fine.” In May, Fabi announced his decision to continue playing football at Ithaca College. Fabi said he chose Ithaca because they were interested in more than his stats. As of right now, Ithaca College is scheduled to begin classes on time and in person. Fabi will begin training with his team in small groups for a possible spring season. The Section IV semifinal loss left the Owego senior questioning his future, until a conversation with his teammate changed his mind. “They had the most passion toward me. They asked me about my personal life, how school is for me,” he said. Rather than be defeated, Fabi pushed himself to keep training. “I kind of reacted to it slowly and was just like well I guess the only positive to take away from it is it gives you more time to get ready,” said Fabi. “I was really relying on lacrosse for my conditioning aspect because I’m running for two straight hours and going into that for college I would be perfectly fine,” said Fabi. Fabi adjusted to conditioning on his own. center_img (WBNG) — Gio Fabi almost gave up on playing football. “I did take two days off but then I got right back to it because I know if I got into the two days off, three days off then four days off, it was just going to keep building into a week, two weeks, so I’ve just kind of kept going,” said Fabi. With no way of knowing when he’ll take the field as an Ithaca Bomber, Fabi is keeping his head up. “Like” Nicole Menner on Facebook and “Follow” her on Twitter. “Having to do it on my own and having limited gym access is hard, but I’m fighting my way through it,” he said. “The last M-E (Maine-Endwell) game, when we lost I kind of sat in the end zone and told myself that my body was done,” said Fabi. Signing to Ithaca was a bright spot after his senior year was tainted by the pandemic. Fabi missed out on a lot of big moments, including his senior lacrosse season. Then last week, the Liberty League announced the fall sports season was suspended, leaving Fabi with no football season his first semester. last_img read more

Sterling Bank Reiterates Commitment to SMEs in the Food Sector

first_imgShe said: “The eat, drink, festival gives small businesses the platform to reach other people. A lot of these businesses do not have physical structures but they are running them from their homes, sometimes they are online businesses.“But at this event, customers can interact with the business owners, taste what is on offer and get to meet new people. So, this festival is a platform for small businesses in the food and drink industry to expand and also do better for their businesses.“For a lot of businesses, one of the major things they need is access to markets and that is what the festival is doing because if you don’t have customers, you don’t have the business and your location doesn’t matter.”According to her, the bank can finance a small business whether it has a physical structure or not. She added “they can get financing and we also provide financial advisory services.“This event helps us to reach out to these businesses and grow with them. Our target is that you increase your revenue and you form a working relationship with us so that we can grow together.”She explained that participation in the festival affords the bank the opportunity to assess the requirements of businesses in order to properly support them, adding that the bank’s intervention has positive implications for both SMEs and the economy in general.She noted that the economy grows when businesses make money, adding that it is equally true that when businesses don’t make money, the economy does not grow. She said the bank has a duty to ensure that the businesses make money.She said the bank plans to take the festival beyond Lagos and Abuja to other parts of the country to give opportunities to other fledgling businesses in need of the bank’s support to grow. She said the bank’s support programmes for SMEs cut across various sectors of the economy. The event was organised by the Eat.Drink.Festival team and sponsored by Sterling Bank.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Sterling Bank Plc has reiterated its commitment to the empowerment of small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs), particularly those in the food sector, so that they can further exploit the potential in the industry and contribute to the development of Nigeria.Marketing Manager, Specialised Products, Sterling Bank, Daphne Akatugba who disclosed this at the sixth edition of the Eat Drink Festival in Abuja recently said the bank plans to work with SMEs in their early stages of growth by giving financial advisory and support for growth.Akatugba said the bank believes that by working with the SMEs at the developing stage, they (the SMEs) will continue to partner with the bank when they eventually become big business concerns.last_img read more

Inside the Dodgers blog: Dodgers activate Paco Rodriguez, are flush with left-handed relievers

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — One day after Scott Elbert gave the Dodgers two left-handed relievers, Paco Rodriguez made it a threesome. He was activated Saturday from the disabled list, where he’d been mired since August 4 with a strained left teres major muscle.Rodriguez has appeared in 13 games for the Dodgers this season, firing scoreless relief in 10 of those appearances. He’s 3-5 with two saves and a 2.52 ERA (20 ER/71.1 IP) in 100 career games.Read more, see the video at the full blog post. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img