Boparan told to put up or shut up over Northern takeover interest

first_img Share Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp KCS-content THE TAKEOVER Panel issued a “put up or shut up” deadline on food tycoon Ranjit Boparan yesterday over his interest in taking over Northern Foods. Boparan has until 21 January to make a firm bid for Northern, which is currently working with Irish convenience food maker Greencore on a merger that would create a company with turnover of £1.7bn. His firm Boparan Holdings, which owns Harry Ramsden’s fish shop chain, has been given access to Northern’s books to conduct due diligence but has not put a value on its potential offer. Northern welcomed the decision and said it would continue to recommend that shareholders approve the merger with Greencore at a vote on 31 January. Tuesday 4 January 2011 8:20 pm Boparan told to put up or shut up over Northern takeover interest Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULLlast_img read more

888 completes acquisition of Mandalay from JPJ

first_img Online gaming operator 888 Holdings has completed the purchase of JPJ Group’s Mandalay bingo business for £18m (€21.0m/$23.7m). Announced last month, the deal will see London-listed 888 take full ownership of various bingo assets, including Costa Bingo, from JPJ subsidiaries Jet Management Group and Jet Media. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Online gaming operator 888 Holdings has completed the purchase of JPJ Group’s Mandalay operating business for £18m (€21.0m/$23.7m).Announced last month, the deal will see London-listed 888 take full ownership of various bingo assets, including Costa Bingo, from JPJ subsidiaries Jet Management Group and Jet Media.888 will pay an initial £12m to JPJ under the terms of the deal, with a further payment of £6m due in September.Speaking last month, 888 CEO Itai Pazner said the purchase of Mandalay would support the operator’s strategy of expanding across global regulated markets, including the UK bingo sector.“This expansion is underpinned by organic growth initiatives supported by exploring value-enhancing M&A,” Pazner said.“Having been developed on Dragonfish, the Group’s first-class B2B platform, we are confident that consolidating these brands into our existing B2C portfolio will deliver synergies and growth opportunities by applying the full extent of 888’s core capabilities in product, marketing and customer relationship management to their operations.”JPJ Group has also said the sale would allow it to develop a single-brand strategy in its core UK market, based around its flagship Jackpotjoy brand, which would optimise returns on marketing investment.Shortly after announcing the Mandalay acquisition, 888 also confirmed that it has struck a deal to purchase Irish sports betting operator BetBright, including its proprietary platform, for £15m.Earlier this week, 888 said that these two acquisition agreements will help the operator build on its success in 2018 and pursue further growth.888 posted revenue of $540.6m for 2018, which is down 2% from $541.8m in the previous year, but earnings were up to record levels. Adjusted EBITDA amounted to $107.1m, up 6% on $100.7m in 2017.Adjusted profit before tax was also up 11% to $86.7m, while 888 profit before tax was up from $18.8m to $108.7m. 888 put this down to exceptional income, compared to exceptional charges in 2017, as well as VAT accrual release and gain from re-measurement of previously held equity interest in joint ventures. Once taxes of $13.9m were paid, 888’s net profit for the year stood at $94.8m. Finance Topics: Finance Strategy 888 completes acquisition of Mandalay from JPJcenter_img 13th March 2019 | By contenteditor Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Online Gamblinglast_img read more

Cineworld’s share price is rising. Should I buy the stock now?

first_img See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images Edward Sheldon owns shares in Amazon. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon, Netflix, and Walt Disney. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Pearson and recommends the following options: long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon and short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Edward Sheldon, CFA | Monday, 1st February, 2021 | More on: CINE “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Like this one… Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Shares in cinema operator Cineworld (LSE: CINE) have had a great run recently. Since the start of November, Cineworld’s share price has risen from 29p to 75p. That represents a gain of around 160% in just three months.Here, I’m going to look at why the company’s share price has surged. I’ll also discuss whether I’d buy the stock for my own portfolio today.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Cineworld’s share price has surgedCineworld shares have risen for two main reasons. Firstly, news that Covid-19 vaccines have been developed has pushed the stock considerably higher. Investors clearly expect the outlook for the company – which has been forced to close the majority of its cinemas due to social distancing restrictions – to improve this year as the world comes out of lockdown. Secondly, the stock has spiked recently as a result of its high level of short interest. On the back of their huge success buying heavily shorted stocks in the US, such as GameStop and AMC, Reddit traders have piled into heavily-shorted stocks in the UK such as Cineworld and Pearson.I imagine some hedge funds have probably also closed their short positions after seeing what has happened in the US to heavily-shorted stocks. This buying activity has pushed Cineworld’s share price up significantly since mid-January.Should I buy CINE shares today?My investment strategy is based on ‘growth’ and ‘quality’. Essentially, I look for companies set to generate strong growth in the long term that are also financially sound. This strategy suits my investment goals and risk tolerance. Obviously, this approach isn’t suitable for everyone. Taking a closer look at Cineworld, the stock doesn’t appear to meet my investing criteria. For a start, I believe Cineworld’s industry looks set to experience structural challenges in the years ahead due to changing consumer habits. Cinema operators face a lot of competition now from the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney. In the future, we could see more movies released direct-to-consumer as well.Of course, Cineworld’s growth should pick up as the world comes out of lockdown. City analysts expect revenue this year to more than double from around $1bn to $2.3n. However, I have concerns about the long-term growth story here.Secondly, I don’t see Cineworld as a high-quality company. Looking at the financials, a few things concern me. One issue is the large amount of debt on the balance sheet. In a recent update, the company advised it now has aggregate gross debt financing of $4.9bn. This large debt pile makes the company more vulnerable.Another issue is the company’s profitability. In the three years before Covid-19, return on capital employed (ROCE) averaged just 7.5%. This tells me that, in the past, the company hasn’t made a large return on its invested capital. All things considered, I don’t see Cineworld as a good stock for my portfolio. I like to invest in companies that are highly profitable and have strong balance sheets. Cineworld doesn’t tick these boxes at the moment. I think there are other stocks I could buy today that have a better chance of being good long-term investments.  Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Cineworld’s share price is rising. Should I buy the stock now?last_img read more

30 Minutes with… Crusaders coach Scott Robertson

first_imgFormer All Blacks back-row Scott Robertson talks pranks, players and party guests Merry dance: Scott Robertson enjoys Canterbury’s Mitre 10 Cup triumph in 2016. Photo: Getty Images Not knowing. To do my job as head coach and solve any issues people have, I need to know about them, otherwise I can’t help.What about phobias? Missing out. I love a party and if I know a party is going on and I’m not there I’m pretty gutted. So I don’t miss too many parties – the easiest way not to get FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out).If you could have one superpower, what would it be?To teleport. Then I could go to all the best surf spots in the world and enjoy the beach lifestyle.Who would be your three dream dinner party guests? Laird Hamilton – he’s a big wave surfer, a pioneer in the surf industry. Who else? The Naked Chef, Jamie Oliver – he could cook. And Jennifer Lawrence – she’s a good sort.Party guest: Actress Jennifer Lawrence would provide interesting dinner conversation. Photo: Getty ImagesWhat’s the worst job you’ve ever had? I played rugby in Newtownards in County Down and I worked as a hodman, carrying cement in a wheelbarrow. I was the worst worker they’d ever had. I had a great time in Ireland, though. It was the first time in my life I’d been overweight – all that Guinness.Do you have any hidden talents? I’m a good swimmer. I was New Zealand’s junior surf life-saving champion and enjoy water sports.What would you like to achieve outside of rugby? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img To create a good family environment for my three boys and to give them every opportunity to be successful. They’re 13, 11 and nine – it’s a lively household!This article originally appeared in the August 2017 issue of Rugby World. Tell us about your breakdancing after winning competitions… It comes from my playing days. I think the first time was up in Wellington; the boys called me out, chanting ‘Hey Ho Razor Ray’. It’s something I’d done behind closed doors and those doors quickly opened with peer pressure. Now it’s become a bit of a tradition, although I’d say I’m better at 4am than after a game.What’s the funniest thing you’ve heard on the pitch? I was having a tussle on the ground with Taine Randell in a Canterbury v Otago game. Anton Oliver told me to leave it out and Norm Maxwell stepped in to say: “Anton, you just worry about your lineout throwing because the rest of the country is.”That was after a Test series when he had overthrown a lot. It was brutal to say it, in the middle of the 2001 NPC final. We won the match!Who are the jokers in the Crusaders squad? Israel Dagg is one – he’s a great character and brings a lot of energy to the group. Jordan Taufua does all our chants and songs. He helps the vibe with music. He’s also in the team band.Joking around: Crusaders team-mates Kieran Read and Israel Dagg. Photo: Getty ImagesWhat about pranks? Guys go round to each other’s houses and film themselves pretending to mow the lawn or having dinner. Every week a video will play in front of the whole team and everyone is hoping it’s not their driveway and their wife greeting guys at the door. Players’ partners are all in on it.If you could be one of your players, who would it be? That’s one of the best questions I’ve ever had. It’s tough… Kieran Read – he’s played more Tests than I did, has captained the All Blacks whereas I was vice-captain and has played more Crusaders games. He’s a hell of a bloke and a hell of a leader.How did you get your ‘Razor’ nickname? In my first year at the Crusaders, 1996, we were playing the Brumbies and I cut Pat Howard in half. I said: “You see that boys? It was like he ran into a blade, a razor blade. That’s my right shoulder!” So it was a bit of self-promotion.FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREDo you have any bugbears? last_img read more

All Black great Richie McCaw officially announces retirement from rugby

first_imgThursday Nov 19, 2015 All Black great Richie McCaw officially announces retirement from rugby Double World Cup winning captain Richie McCaw has officially confirmed that he has now retired from professional rugby. The most capped rugby player of all time explained his reasons at an emotional press conference in Wellington on Thursday. McCaw started his incredible career in Dublin in 2001, then aged just 20, and picked up the Man of the Match award in that match, against Ireland.He went on to lift the Webb Ellis Cup twice, as well as receiving countless other accolades.“I’m hanging up my boots having accomplished everything I could have ever dreamed about in the game. Knowing that I was able to end my career by helping the All Blacks win the Rugby World Cup Final is a hugely satisfying feeling,” he said.“Professional rugby has been great to me. It’s allowed me to pursue my passion, to be involved with great people, hopefully make those close to me proud and travel the world.  I’ve had some wonderful experiences for which I’m very grateful and I’d like to thank New Zealand Rugby for the opportunities they have given me.”McCaw said he would now be concentrating on his business, personal sponsorship and charity interests. “I’m now really excited about starting the next chapter of my life. I’m looking forward to the future and what it may hold.”All Blacks Head Coach Steve Hansen said of McCaw:  “On behalf of the All Blacks, we want to congratulate Richie on everything he has achieved in his career.  All this success couldn’t have happened to a better bloke and we wish him all the very best for the future.“In my opinion, he will go down not only as the greatest All Black of all time, but the greatest captain we have ever had and possibly the greatest player to have ever played the game in the modern era,” the RWC winning coach added.Richie McCaw Stats and Facts:McCaw retires on 148 Test caps, the most by any rugby player He achieved 131 Test wins, also a record. He lost just 15 times in his Test careerMcCaw was the first Test centurion, playing his 100th Test in the 2011 RWC, vs FranceHe captained the All Blacks a record 110 times145 Super Rugby caps with the Crusaders, winning the comp four timesUnder his captaincy the All Blacks won: Bledisloe Cup ten times | Four Tri Nations titles | Three Rugby Championships | Two Grand Slams | Two Rugby World CupsMcCaw has played 27 percent of the All Blacks total 538 Test matches played since 1903He played 61 times on New Zealand soil, losing just two TestsMcCaw scored 27 tries in his Test career for tally of 135 points, the most by an All Blacks forward and putting him 23rd on the All Blacks Test-scoring listHe was named World Rugby Player of the Year a record three times, in 2006, 2009 and 2010, and was nominated eight times, the first time in 2002He released his autobiography, The Open Side, in 2012 and it is believed to be the best-selling rugby autobiography of all time, with sales in excess of 120,000Here is a quick recap of the press conference, and below that you can view a full version that includes a moment of silence and acknowledgement of the tragic passing of his former teammate, Jonah Lomu.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error All Blacks Related Articles 40 WEEKS AGO North vs South should be a permanent fixture… 40 WEEKS AGO Barrett could easily end up on All Blacks… 42 WEEKS AGO Future All Blacks? Here are the standout… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

REV Group to Release First Quarter 2021 Earnings on Wednesday, March 10, 2021

first_img Previous articleECTOR COUNTY FELONY DISPOSITIONS June 10, 2019Next articleADVA berichtet Rekordergebnis für Q4 2020 und veröffentlicht Gesamtjahreszahlen 2020 Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Twitter TAGS  WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 25, 2021 Facebook MILWAUKEE, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 25, 2021– REV Group (NYSE: REVG), today announced that it is planning to release its first quarter 2021 results before market open on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. The results will be discussed during a live webcast later that morning on March 10, 2021, beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET. To access the webcast, investors should go to at least 15 minutes prior to the event. Slides for the webcast will be available on the website shortly before the start of the call. The conference call can also be accessed by dialing 1-877-407-3982 (domestic) or 1-201-493-6780 (international) and asking for the REV Group First Quarter Fiscal 2021 Earnings Conference Call. A telephonic replay will be available approximately three hours after the call and can be accessed by dialing 1-844-512-2921, or for international callers 1-412-317-6671, and providing the passcode 13717046. The telephonic replay will be available until 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on March 24, 2021. About REV Group, Inc. REV Group (REVG) is a leading designer, manufacturer, and distributor of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services. We serve a diversified customer base, primarily in the United States, through three segments: Fire & Emergency, Commercial, and Recreation. We provide customized vehicle solutions for applications, including essential needs for public services (ambulances, fire apparatus, school buses, and transit buses), commercial infrastructure (terminal trucks, industrial sweepers, transportation services) and consumer leisure (recreational vehicles and ‘RVs’). Our diverse portfolio is made up of well-established principal vehicle brands, including many of the most recognizable names within their industry. Several of our brands pioneered their specialty vehicle product categories and date back more than 50 years. REV Group trades on the NYSE under the symbol REVG. Investors-REVG View source version on CONTACT: Drew Konop VP, Investor Relations & Corporate Development Email:[email protected] Phone: 1-888-738-4037 (1-888-REVG-037) KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA WISCONSIN INDUSTRY KEYWORD: AFTERMARKET AUTOMOTIVE AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING MANUFACTURING RECREATIONAL VEHICLES OFF-ROAD TRUCKS & SUVS SOURCE: REV Group Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/25/2021 06:00 AM/DISC: 02/25/2021 06:01 AM REV Group to Release First Quarter 2021 Earnings on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Local NewsBusinesslast_img read more

Gujarat High Court To Remain Closed From May 10 Till June 6, Vacation Benches Notified

first_imgNews UpdatesGujarat High Court To Remain Closed From May 10 Till June 6, Vacation Benches Notified LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK5 May 2021 2:53 AMShare This – xGujarat High CourtThe Gujarat High Court shall remain closed for Summer Vacation from May 10, 2021 till June 6, 2021 (both days inclusive). The vacation is divided into four sections and two Single Benches have been notified for each Section. The same may be accessed in the document annexed below. Following instructions have been issued for the vacation period: Only those urgent matters will be listed before the concerned Vacation Judge which are directed so by the concerned Vacation Judge.Online mentioning will be accepted between 7.00 a.m. to 8.00 a.m.There will be no sitting on Saturday, Sunday and closed Holidays. However, urgent matters may be mentioned, subject to determination of urgency by the Vacation Judge.The Registry will remain open from 08.00 a.m. to 01.00 p.m. The office will remain closed on all Saturdays. Only the work of an urgent nature in Vacation will be received by the Registry upto 11.00 a.m. at the relevant Counters. Matters of extreme urgency may be filed through e-filing mode since envelopes delivered at the Counters will be kept untouched and unprocessed for at least 24 hours.Division Bench matters will also be taken up by these Single Benches, but only for notice and ad-interim relief. Final disposal of the matter will not be made without placing the matter before Division Bench.In all Bail Applications, 48 hours-notice in the case of matters, from outside the local limits of Ahmedabad City and 24 hours-notice in case of matters from Ahmedabad City should be given to the Government Pleaders/Public Prosecutors. Click Here To Download NotificationRead NotificationTags#Gujarat High Court Summer Vacations Vacation Bench Next Storylast_img read more

Major leak at St Catherine’s forces students to leave accommodation

first_imgStudents at the college have since confirmed that they have been provided with temporary heaters for their rooms. “PLEASE make sure you follow Covid regulations when moving over to your temporary room – keep your distance from others and wear a face covering. In a string of emails sent throughout the day, students at the college were told: Meal provision within the college has also been impacted, with no catering available to most students through to at least Tuesday. Those who are isolating will still be able to have food delivered to their rooms, although this will be “a frozen meal instead of a hot lunch”. Photo Credit: Kenneth Yarham. Licence:CC BY-SA 2.0. Students at St Catherine’s College have been forced to move to new accommodation following a “major leak” in the boiler room. The flood, which occurred in the early hours of Friday morning, required the attendance of the fire brigade to pump out water from the room. The college later confirmed to students that as a consequence of the leak, both the college’s heating and water supplies were damaged. Students in some accommodation blocks have subsequently been forced to move to temporary rooms until the faults can be fixed. “Do not worry about moving all of your things over today – moves can be complete by Sunday evening.center_img “Unfortunately it looks unlikely that we will be able to restore the water supply to Staircase 1 – 16 by the end of today. St Catherine’s has also promised to refund students’ Upay accounts for any meals which they had already booked and which will no longer be provided. Students in isolation who do not wish to receive a frozen (instead of hot) meal can also ask to be reimbursed. “Do not forget to check that all the taps in your staircase are turned off when you leave, this is to avoid possible staircase flooding, when the water does come back on!” “Staircase 17 – 19 is self-sufficient from a heating and hot water point of view, so I’ve made the decision to move the residents from Staircase 1 – 16,  who currently have no water, over to Staircase 17 – 19. “We have been working through the night to restore the college water supply after our main boiler house flooded.. “We will also be providing heaters to everyone in college as our central heating system will not be working for the foreseeable future. The heaters have been ordered and will be available for collection from the Lodge later this afternoon.last_img read more


first_imgIf I had to sum up Justin King’s main attribute it would be ’enthusiasm’. I much enjoyed interviewing him for this week’s feature, and of course he has many other talents, but enthusiasm is a very infectious quality. And if you all share a leader’s vision you pick up on it and absolutely everything gains momentum. Yes, your vision has to be based on achievable goals, but Justin King’s vision to ’Make Sainsbury’s Great Again’ is going great guns and bakery has played a major part.The effects of the overall vision have been seen in the surge of profits and the share price. But it is also evident when you talk to the staff. Those of you who attended our Baking Industry Summit last year and heard King speak about his family and their bakery background will know what I mean about his enthusiasm. In this week’s issue he also makes some sharp observations. One of them is on bakery training and the lack of trainees coming forward. Bakery may be a time-honoured profession, it may have grown to be the biggest single sector of the food industry in terms of daily production and distribution, but it has been almost completely ignored by government.Justin King’s response to that dilemma: “It’s an industry responsibility first and foremost. I don’t hold truck with people bleating about it, saying something must be done and the government must do it. If we as industry wish to bake bread for our customers, because that is what they want, we have a responsibility to do our bit!”Well, there you have it. Sainsbury’s started its own bakery training apprenticeship scheme and it is doing really well. The company advertised a launch evening where students came along with mums and dads; the directors were there and bakers explaining what a great career bakery is.It’s a great idea and something that Cooplands of Scarborough does. Have you tried it?Elsewhere this week Northern Foods’ sale of its bakery businesses has gone through as predicted. It will be a tense time for the employees but new owners, investment company, Vision, may like to bear in mind Justin King’s own ’vision’ of clarity, price and availability. It’s very competitive out there; we wish them well.last_img read more

Harrogate cupcake maker lands Asda deal

first_imgCupcake producer Mama Doreen’s has won a listing in Asda following a tie-up with deliciouslyorkshire.The Harrogate-based business, which uses local ingredients from Yorkshire, will initially supply five ranges to the supermarket chain’s Pudsey branch: Sticky Toffee, Vanilla, Lemon, Chocolate and a seasonal range.Mama Doreen’s was initially introduced to the Asda buyer at the Great Yorkshire Show, where the business was exhibiting under the deliciouslyorkshire banner. At the regional food group’s awards in November 2010, Asda local sourcing manager Alison Hamlett was also given the opportunity to taste Mama Doreen’s cupcakes as part of Asda’s sponsorship of the bakery award.Director of Mama Doreen’s Jessica Bradley said: “As a small local business we would have really struggled to grab the attention of a brand such as Asda if it wasn’t for the support provided by deliciouslyorkshire.”Becky Boyes, trade development specialist at deliciouslyorkshire, added: “The deliciouslyorkshire awards have become widely recognised as a prestigious accolade in the region’s food industry and, for producers like Mama Doreen’s, it gives them the platform to meet and impress major retailers – such as Asda – which they would not usually be able to do.”last_img read more