World bread prices: soaring costs push UK loaf up table

first_imgSpiralling flour and fuel costs have helped propel the UK up the global ranking for bread prices, but the country remains one of the cheapest places to buy bread in the world.Figures from the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU’s) Worldwide Cost of Living Survey show the average price of a kilo of bread in London rose from £1.09 in September, 2006, to £1.45 a year later. In Manchester, prices rose from 88p to £1.11.The EIU said rises had been compounded by the strength of sterling and the weakness of the US dollar, which has seen the relative cost boosted further compared to countries with weakening currencies or those linked to the dollar.”Bread prices in the UK have risen in local currency terms as rising commodity prices have been passed on to consumers,” said Jon Copestake, food and drink analyst and EIU survey editor. “In Manchester, the prices we surveyed rose 15.2% in the last year, although only 1.2% in the past six months. In London, bread prices rose 20.1% in the past year, 13.6% of which came in the last 6 months.”Despite the price rises, the UK is still one of the cheapest places in the world to buy bread. Of 130 cities surveyed around the world, London ranked number 70, up from 81 in 2006, in terms of price, while Manchester was at 93, up from 103.”Bread in the UK is seen as more of a staple than other countries. Production is highly developed and commoditised,” said Copestake. “Large scale consumption allows companies to exploit economies of scale and the market is highly competitive.”The research was based on bread from three categories of retailer. ’Low’ covers multiples, such as Tesco, ’medium’ equates to top-end supermarkets such as M&S and specialist shops, and ’high’ comprises food halls.last_img read more

Twiddle, Mates Of State, Pimps Of Joytime, & More Play Road Jam Music Fest [Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images Stratford, Connecticut’s Two Roads Brewing Company wrapped up their fourth annual Road Jam Music Fest over the weekend, with Twiddle, Mates of State, Pimps of Joytime, The Fogcutters, The Alpaca Gnomes, West End Blend, and Arc & Stones. Along with the tasty jams were Two Roads Brewing Company selections, along with the Cluster Truck™ food truck hub and perfect weather —  rounding out a complete experience for the 2017 Road Jam Music Fest.Photographer Adam McCullough was on site for the fun, and provided the following gallery.Road Jam | Stratford, CT | 2017 | Photos by Adam McCulloughlast_img read more

3 children dead, 1 missing after being swept away in Kentucky creek

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Rescue workers plot their strategy Thursday night in the search for four children who were swept away by a creek. News 3 children dead, 1 missing after being swept away in Kentucky creek by: – February 25, 2011 36 Views   no discussions Share (CNN) — The bodies of three of four children who were swept away in a creek swollen by storm waters were recovered early Friday morning, authorities in Kentucky said.The first body was recovered shortly after midnight; the other two located about 30 minutes later, said Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon.The search continued for the fourth missing child Friday morning.The children were traveling with their Amish family in a horse-drawn carriage on a flooded street in Graves County when the carriage flipped over Thursday evening, said Jerry Beasley, a Kentucky State Police spokesman.In all, there were six children and their mother in the carriage, Beasley saidThe mother and two of the children were able to get to a safe area. But the other four children were swept away with the carriage into a nearby creek. Sharelast_img read more