In Short

03 July, 2009
Page 10 

== Canadian delivery ==

 

Last month, the Cumbrian Port of Silloth handled its first direct cargo of Canadian wheat since 1962, on behalf of customer Carr's Flour Mills. Carr's operates a flour-milling complex alongside the port's new dock. The ship delivered 2,526 tonnes of wheat to be used in high-quality bread flour.

 

 

== Cornish extension ==

 

The West Cornwall Pasty Co is branching out from its hot savouries and will be offering cream teas this summer. The UK pasty chain is to launch traditional Cornish Cream Teas in its sit-down/restaurant outlets. It will consist of a scone, an 8oz pot of Cornish clotted cream, strawberry jam and a pot of tea.

 

 

== Discounter slowdown ==

 

The rapid growth of discounters tailed off in the 12 weeks to 14 June, according to the latest TNS Worldpanel grocery market figures. Aldi and Lidl saw sales grow 8.7% and 7.5% respectively, which is less than Morrisons (+9.3%) and Sainsbury's (+8.9%). Tesco's sales grew 6.2%, while Asda's went up 8.2%.

 

 

== Pecan Deluxe Candy develops chocolate ==

 

Yorkshire-based food inclusions manufacturer Pecan Deluxe Candy has invested in upgrading its chocolate-making facility. New equipment will enable it to grow its Fairtrade chocolate range and will enable it to produce intricate chocolate shapes, such as pigs and monkeys.

 

 

== Satnav workshop ==

 

The Freight Transport Association and the Location and Timing Knowledge Transfer Network are to hold a free workshop on Improving Satellite Navigation for Commercial Vehicles in July. To register or for details, see the online form at www.locationktn.com or contact karen.barlow@npl.co.uk.





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