first_imgPremier Foods has reportedly issued a request that suppliers pay into a new “investment fund” this summer in conjunction with a major growth initiative.This includes proposals to halve the 3,000 suppliers it works with by the end of 2014.Published in The Grocer, the plans were revealed in a letter distributed to suppliers from Gavin Darby, new chief executive of Premier Foods.In it, he said: “I believe we need to work with a smaller number of strategic suppliers in the future that can better support, and invest in, our growth ideas and with which we can build long-term partnerships. I have therefore asked our procurement team to initiate a strategic supplier review with a view to halving the supplier base to a new equilibrium by the end of 2014.”Darby also said that Premier was planning a mutual investment programme with the entire supplier base from August this year. This would require suppliers to “make an investment payment”.According to the report, Premier Foods required sums of £10,000 to £15,000 from smaller suppliers, and even larger amounts from bigger companies.Recently, Premier Foods announced the proposed closure of a mill in Barry, Wales, and a split in the management structure of its milling business.The company said it would be setting up a “dedicated management structure” to oversee Rank Hovis’ free trade business – and would “vertically integrate” its remaining milling operations into its bakery business.last_img read more

first_imgTHE Lusignan Golf Club treasurer, Aasrodeen Shaw, beat the keen competition to emerge champion in an exciting Global Auto Spares Christmas Tournament.Local Businessman and rookie, Hardeo ‘Curry’ Ganpat and his wife, were on hand to add encouragement to the golfers.Curry, who played in the tournament, represented himself well to place 2nd above seasoned golfers.Considering business as a pleasant service to his customers, Curry, as the CEO is more familiarly known, began playing golf in early 2019 (less than a year), sponsored his inaugural golf tournament on Saturday and continues to give great support to the Lusignan Golf Club.Global Auto Spares of 19 Annandale Public Road, East Coast Demerara, Tel: 592-621-9058 or 592-664-4515, has been in the auto spare parts business for over a decade and has rescued many a motorist in need of hard-to-get quality spare parts, offering them at great prices.Global Auto Spares also specialises in towing and removal of vehicles of all types and can be counted on to provide excellent response time and service.Played as a straight medal-play tournament without Flights, prizes were given to the first five net scorers as well as to the Best Gross winner.The keenness of the competition was evidenced in a three-way tie for 2nd place, only 1 stroke more than the 1st place finisher.Winners were Aasrodeen Shaw (67/13) – 1st; Curry Ganpat (68/28) – 2nd; Paton George (68/18) – 3rd; Mike Gayadin (68/12) – 4th; Shanella London (70/15) – 5th. Avinash Persaud, reigning Guyana Open champion produced a great 70 gross (parring the course) to win the Best Gross trophy, in addition to winning the Longest Drive prize, while Aasrodeen Shaw won the Nearest The Pin prize also.last_img read more

first_imgThe 2020 season in the Major League Soccer (MLS) will start this weekend with a special flavor. The highest football competition in North America turns 25 and will celebrate it with “extraordinary events, robust content, innovative programming, unique experiences and a commemorative shield”. Two new institutions, Inter Miami CF and Nashville SC, will join a tournament that will feature eight Spanish soccer players at their silver wedding: Pozuelo (Toronto), Bojan (Montreal), Rosell (Orlando), Carles Gil (NE Revolution), Fontàs and Ilie (Sporting KC) and newcomers Álvaro Medrán (Chicago Fire) and Miguel Berry (Columbus Crew).Medrán, whose signing for Chicago Fire became official at the end of 2019, landed at MLS in search of the regularity that it did not find in Spain. After passing through the Real Madrid quarry and wearing the shirts of Getafe, Valencia, Alavés and Rayo Vallecano, the Cordoba midfielder arrived in Chicago as express request of Veljko Paunovic. The Serbian, however, left the bench of the ‘Red Machine’ in November and Raphael Wicky was chosen as his substitute. It remains to be seen, therefore, if Álvaro Medrán is able to earn a position with the new technician. Miguel Berry’s story is also remarkable. The Columbus Crew forward, of a Cuban father and an American mother, was born in Barcelona but moved to San Diego when he was only eight years old. After going through college football, where he managed 38 goals and 16 assists in the last three seasons, was selected in the SuperDraft by Columbus Crew, with whom he finally signed a contract after an outstanding preseason. “His hard work did not go unnoticed by anyone. We are delighted that he officially joins Crew SC,” said Tim Bezbatchenko, president of the Ohio-based franchise.Medrán and Berry, 25 and 23 years old, respectively, have been the last Spanish players to reach a competition in which they will meet six other compatriots: Alejandro Pozuelo, who faces his second year in MLS after scoring 14 goals and giving 10 assists in the season of his debut with Toronto FC; Bojan Krkic, who will seek to continue increasing his record in North America after winning the Canadian Cup with Montreal Impact; Carles Gil (New England Revolution), winner of the ‘Newcomer of the Year’ last year; Oriol Rosell, midfielder from Orlando City; and Ilie Sánchez and Andreu Fontàs, who will continue wearing the Sporting Kansas City shirt.Spanish accent in the standsPozuelo, Bojan, Rosell, Gil, Fontàs, Ilie, Medrán and Berry will not be the only Spaniards to participate in the 25th edition of Major League Soccer. Álex Covelo will do it as the methodology director of San José Earthquakes, Albert Rudé will be the right hand of Diego Alonso in Inter Miami, Jorge García will be part of the Seattle Sounders group of analysts and Borja de Matías will do the same in Chicago Fire. In total, the Spanish accent will be present in 10 of the 26 teams of the MLS 2020.last_img read more