Gordon Gafa, category director, bakery and wholesale at Tesco, was speaking at the British Society of Baking (BSB) autumn conference. Twenty-two weeks ago Gafa unveiled the first new-look in-store bakery (ISB), at the supermarket giant’s Maldon store in Essex. He said: “I want to put a lot of care, attention and love back into our bakeries.”There are now 30 redesigned ISBs in Tesco stores across the country, and five further are being redesigned each week: “All the stores that carry the new-look ISB are recording close to double-digit growth.”Gafa took over the category 18 months ago, and said he was pleased to note a “broad-based improvement” since that time.“We cut prices by 5%, which was necessary for the market. Our supplier satisfaction levels are at 94%, and we now have a reduced reliance on offers.”Talking about what he’s doing to improve the bakery category he said: “ISB customers said our offering was good, but uninspiring. That, to me, is not good enough. What you are seeing is the transformation of our bakery proposition. I want the bakery to be a reason to come to Tesco.”But he added: “Investment in ISB is succeeding, but we’re not done. It’s all about giving customers propositions they want to come back to again and again.”When asked how this offering would be different to the Euphorium bakery business (the sale of which will be finalised on 20 October), he said: “Euphorium was never that big and never that relevant. We don’t know how to run branded bakeries and we don’t want to.“Customers want to see baking in-store and Euphorium didn’t do that. It was never something we were going to take forward in the long-term plan.”Elsewhere, Tesco said it was “regaining competitiveness” in its core UK business as it recorded a seventh consecutive quarter of growth.
6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Some people call it person-to-person (P2P) payments. Others call it peer-to-peer. Now, there’s a third term picking up steam: phone-to-phone.Canadian fintech company Mobeewave has developed a P2P app, PayMeTap, allowing merchants to accept contactless credit card, debit card or mobile wallet payments on any NFC-enabled device, without the need for additional hardware (such as an external card reader).With any mobile payment app, simplicity is key. PayMeTap embodies this with its open-loop system powered by NFC technology. Users’ credentials are encrypted in the devices used to make and/or receive transactions. To make a transaction, users simply require an NFC-enabled device and a mobile wallet or contactless card.Merchants aren’t the only ones who may benefit from PayMeTap. Consumers can use the app to accept payments for things such as donations, lunch outings or tickets. They simply enter the payment amount into the app and tap the card to be charged. Money is deposited into the payee’s account within 48 hours. continue reading »
In the quest to remain undefeated, No. 8 Wisconsin will likely face its toughest test until 2014 Saturday afternoon when they host recently unranked Marquette.It’s also Wisconsin’s biggest nonconference rivalry game, which has only grown over the years through MU head coach Buzz Williams’ revival of the Big East program. Right now though, in 2013, the programs are trending in opposite directions.At the outset of the season, Williams’ gang had the upper hand on Wisconsin in national respect. The Golden Eagles began the season ranked 17th in the nation, just a skip higher than Wisconsin at 20.Fast forward five weeks and the Badgers (9-0) have crept into the top 10 while Marquette (5-3) has dropped three games in the nonconference slate, dropping from the rankings just this week.Furthermore, Wisconsin is returning home after beating Virginia 48-38 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Meanwhile, Marquette returns to the Dairy State following a 67-59 loss to San Diego State in the Wooden Legacy Tournament.Marquette is led by big man Davante Gardner in a majority of the scorebook, his 14 points and seven rebounds per game both ranking as team-highs. His help, however, has been rather spotty. Only two other Golden Eagles’ average more than eight points per game.Part of the statistical anomaly and what could play a role in Saturday’s game is the depth of each team. Marquette’s lacking of 10-point scorers is due, in part, to only one player, junior guard Derrick Wilson, averaging more than 30 minutes per game.Just eight Badgers average more than 10 minutes per game, but 11 Golden Eagles find their way to the floor for 10. It’s a different style of play, given a lack of overall experience returning, compared to Wisconsin’s experienced group of returnees.That group had been singled out, to an extent this season for their defense, abnormally porous under the tutelage of Bo Ryan. They’ve remained undefeated in large part to their offense, but that classic Wisconsin defense reared its face Wednesday night.They held Virginia to just 38 points for the game, by far a season low and the fewest points of any team in the history of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The root of that came from guard Josh Gasser’s game-long shutdown of Virginia’s do-it-all scorer Joe Harris. Harris managed just two points on 1-for-10 shooting.It was a welcomed sight for both Wisconsin’s players and fans. And between those two groups, Saturday’s game might just mean the most for those in the stands. Assistant coach Lamont Paris has seen much of it in his four years.“From a fan’s perspective,” Paris said to UWBadgers.com insider Mike Lucas. “It’s very intense.”
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Today eBay has launched its new local shopping site called GiftsNearby, while Google continues to hunt for a local e-commerce service after its $6 billion buyout offer was rejected by coupon site Groupon earlier this month.The new eBay site integrates technology from eBay’s acquisition of Milo.com, a local shopping startup bought by the auction giant for $75 million at the beginning of December. Milo, which calls itself the “anti-Amazon” helps consumers spot local deals in real-time by tracking the product inventory at over 50,000 stores.eBay Goes Local with Milo-Powered GiftsNearbyMilo’s retailer partner list includes ?several big names like Target, Macy’s , Sears, JCPenney, Nordstrom, IKEA, RadioShack, Best Buy, Borders, Barnes & Noble, The Home Depot, EBGames, Gamestop, Finish Line, Toys R Us, Lowe’s, Ann Taylor and others. The company touted 140 retail partners at the time of its acquisition.Now, only weeks later, eBay has launched its first major integration of Milo’s technology into an eBay property at giftsnearby.ebay.com. The new site shows popular holiday gift items from local stores either in or near a user’s zip code. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Tags:#e-commerce#Location#news#web Best Buy has stepped up as a launch partner with the site, offering GiftsNearby shoppers the ability to purchase the item online through the website for pick up at a local store. It’s the only store at present with this option.As for the user experience, it’s pretty good, for what was clearly quick and dirty pre-holiday launch. However, the site lagged at times for us, and then failed to load our local deals on the last refresh. You mileage may vary – we tested on Google Chrome, and not even on all versions (e.g. stable, beta, developer, Canary, etc.)Local Shopping Heats UpThis isn’t the only integration of Milo’s technology – eBay recently added local search results to its RedLaser barcode scanning application (another 2010 acquisition) which works on both iPhone and Android mobile platforms. eBay says that GiftsNearby marks the company’s “first” e-commerce integration with Milo, a statement that indicates there’s more to come.In 2011, expect to see the local shopping scene heat up even more. eBay now has Milo, Amazon invested $183 million in LivingSocial, another local deals site with Groupon-like aspirations, and Groupon itself will no doubt continue to grow after passing on Google’s buyout offer. Meanwhile, Google is sure to pick up a Groupon clone soon enough (BuyWithMe is said to be on the short list), and by the looks of our email inbox, every startup peddling local deals hopes to be the one Google chooses.In the meantime, you can enjoy the fruits of this localized e-commerce competition for your own holiday shopping purposes at GiftsNearby.ebay.com. sarah perez Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…
National Conference (NC) president and Member of Parliament from Srinagar Farooq Abdullah said on Saturday that annulling Article 370 and Article 35-A will be tantamount to a constitutional coup.“Article 370 is essential and unassailable until a final resolution is reached. Yes, the Article was deemed to be temporary until the issue of the State was resolved. However, the issue is still lingering; therefore Article 370 will continue to remain in force,” said Dr. Abdullah in a speech in north Kashmir’s Handwara.He said the accession of the State took place in unusual circumstances. “The Maharaja who was rather vacillating then did not want to accede to any of the two dominions. He wanted the erstwhile state to remain free. Keeping in view the special circumstances, Article 370 was added to the Constitution of India,” he said.Dr. Abdullah said the uneducated rants of those who wanted to obliterate Article 370 were far-fetched, fanciful and devoid of any genuineness.He warned that if Article 35-A was annulled, “then all the successive presidential orders will get annulled automatically.”“The need of the hour is to make people aware of the consequences of repealing Article 370 and Article 35-A,” he added.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Just when Reed thought that he left everyone in the dust, the 21-year-old Mauricio Mendez made a huge leap forward, going from sixth to second in the run course to give the defending champion a run for his money.“I saw him in the first lap of the run. I was like, ‘I’d better start running, be quicker,’ He’s a beautiful runner, a really talented athlete so I was definitely concerned,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsFortunately for Reed, he built enough cushion and sustained his groove to cruise to the victory, his third straight in Cebu.Pulling off another triumph, the 32-year-old expressed was pleased to fulfill his goals and meet expectations. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress LATEST STORIES “I knew I was very fit and I knew I’d have a good chance, but you’ll never know. You can’t control how other people race. If somebody else beat me, but I put in a really good performance, I’m okay with that. And today was just all about focusing on myself and racing as hard as I could,” he said.Though he cemented his status as one of the sport’s greats with his three-year dynasty in Cebu, Reed downplayed the feat.“I think every time you win somewhere, the pressure builds a little bit and the next year, there’s a little bit more pressure. For me, it’s really important to keep the pressure off and just keep it fun and enjoy myself,” he said.Luckily for Reed, he has his wife with him to share his recent first place finish to alleviate the rigors of his intense training.“I worked really hard for this. My wife came over to America with me and put up with me doing a lot of training. She was really supporting me so it makes a big difference. So this is a really a pleasing result for me and it’s special for my family,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Tim Reed. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLAPU-LAPU CITY — Tim Reed was confident heading into the 2017 Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines on Sunday, the Australian admitted that there was a time he felt that his drive for a three-peat was in peril.That hit him hard midway through the race as he saw the much-talked about strength of the field first hand.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Reed reigns anew, completes Cebu Ironman 70.3 three-peat Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ
zoom Hamburg-based shipping trust Marenave Schiffahrts has received another renewed extension of statements of financing banks not to seriously demand payment in light of pending restructuring negotiations.Until today, Marenave Schiffahrts has received written declarations of the relevant financing banks, according to which they extend their statements (partially) until March 31, 2017.These statements are subject to immediate revocation notably in case that certain milestones are not reached in due time or to the banks’ satisfaction.The negotiations on agreements on the restructuring and release of liability between the company and the financing banks are being continued.In February 2017, Marenave reached an investment agreement with Offen Group and DEVK Allgemeine Versicherungs-Aktiengesellschaft, which will provide an initial financing in the minimum amount of EUR 2 million (USD 2.1 million) to be effected by way of capital measures.The parties will engage in further talks on financing and investment, depending on the further course of the project, in the order of EUR 14 million.
OUTFRONT Media Inc. announced today a campaign in collaboration with the University of Michigan Counseling and Psychological Services, the Steven Schwartzberg Foundation, LOGIC, Glenn Close, and Michi and Brandon Marshall, that raises awareness about mental health and leads up to a week-long series of events, called “Who Can Relate?” that will further drive conversation about the cause.You Are Not Alone BillboardThe out-of-home (OOH) campaign promotes “Who Can Relate?” a weeklong campus event at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor campus. It is aimed at educating the public and fighting the stigma that often accompanies conversations about mental health, to show those suffering that they are not alone. The event will include a series of mental health events and discussions on campus and conclude with a performance by Logic on March 30, 2018 at Hill Auditorium.The campaign – live in Detroit, Ann Arbor, New York City and Los Angeles through March 30, 2018 – features creative developed by OUTFRONT Studios, OUTFRONT’s in-house full-service creative boutique, that illustrates the thoughts and feelings many people facing mental health challenges experience. A blurred image of LOGIC is surrounded by words depicting the internal thoughts of an individual engaged in a mental health struggle. Most prominently displayed is the phrase “You Are Not Alone.” Teasers of the campaign, featuring everyday individuals, ran from February 27, 2018 to March 4, 2018.“OUTFRONT Media is proud to work with a group that values the importance of active discussions, through numerous platforms, about tough topics like mental health,” said Eddy Herty, National Creative Director at OUTFRONT Media. “We believe that everyone has the responsibility to be a part of this conversation and to reinforce the support systems available to those affected.”The media platform is able to connect to the masses, reaching millions of people daily, but in a way that is localized and feels close to home. It is the ideal medium for promoting “social good” messages. It is uniquely suited to deliver both “lean back” and “lean in” creative that can highlight a message while encouraging action through an omnichannel approach. As a leader in OOH, OUTFRONT feels a strong sense of responsibility to put its properties and creative ingenuity to work. OUTFRONT Media is proud to be a part of the solution by enriching the lives of individuals facing mental health challenges, letting them know they are not alone.“Glenn, Brandon and Michi have been warriors in the fight against the stigma surrounding mental health. We are all thankful that Logic has bravely committed his time, talent and platform to help those who continue to suffer. OUTFRONT Media has been a passionate partner and has shown a commitment to helping to address these important social issues,” said Harris Schwartzberg from the Steven Schwartzberg Foundation.To learn more, visit: • University of Michigan Counseling and Psychological Services • Who Can Relate? • Project375 • Bring Change to Mind
KUSI Newsroom, Posted: September 10, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Former La Jolla private school student files suit alleging teacher molestation KUSI Newsroom September 10, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A lawsuit filed on behalf of a former student at the private Bishop’s School in La Jolla alleges that a female computer science teacher repeatedly molested and harassed the now 41-year-old plaintiff over a two-year period, beginning when he was 16 years old.The alleged abuse included fondling, oral sex and sexual intercourse on campus grounds, the teacher’s home, a hotel, a restaurant, a park and other locations throughout San Diego, according to the lawsuit.The teacher — a married mother with children then in her early 30s — would sometimes bring John H. Doe into the computer lab and molest him with the door locked and windows covered, the complaint alleges.The alleged acts continued after the student turned 18 and was no longer a student at the college preparatory school, according to the plaintiff’s court papers.A statement issued by plaintiff’s attorney Vince Finaldi said the school, the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego and the teacher are defendants in the suit filed in San Diego Superior Court.Representatives from the school and the diocese could not immediately be reached for comment.According to the suit, Doe only realized last year through therapy that lingering “psychological injuries or illnesses” were the result of the abuse he allegedly suffered at the hands of the teacher.The suit alleges that on multiple occasions, other staff and the school’s headmistress saw the plaintiff and his computer science teacher leaving the computer lab together, with no other person in the room. The headmistress’ follow-up questions to the plaintiff, including “How are you really?” suggested knowledge about what was happening, according to the complaint.The court filing states that the teacher was fired in 2018 for reasons not stated in the lawsuit.Allegations against former Bishop’s School teachers have made headlines over the years, though the bulk of the allegations related to abuse that allegedly occurred in the 1970s and ’80s. A letter issued to alumni last year stated that seven graduates had come forward regarding alleged sexual abuse at the campus, with 15 separate incidents described, according to a July 2018 La Jolla Light article.Finaldi said, “This scandal-plagued school had every reason to be on guard given the long history of criminal sexual activity on their campus. Instead, they ignored all the warning signs and allowed a teacher to sexually molest, harass and threaten our client for two years.”Doe said in a statement, “I have chosen to keep my name private as is the right of every victim of child sexual assault in California. My message to other victims of abuse at the Bishop’s School is — contact law enforcement. Hold your abuser accountable. Protect other children. Your privacy will be respected, and you will be believed.”