New partnership aids Apostrophe’s growth

first_imgBoulangerie-patisserie and café chain Apostrophe is focusing on its expansion within London, after announcing a new partnership with an independent catering group.CH&Co, which has now acquired a 50% stake in the business, will help the high street bakery and café chain to grow in the capital, as it looks to open two new outlets in the City’s financial district in 2012.Amir Chen, CEO of Apostrophe, told British Baker: “London is a big market and we currently have 14 locations here, aside from our Heathrow and Gatwick airport sites. There’s lots of room to grow and the new partnership with CH&Co, in addition to a franchising agreement with the company, will help us to access the fast-growing high street market further.”The companies have previously worked together on the Historic Royal Palaces contract, whereby Apostrophe opened up one of its kiosks at The Tower of London as part of a £60m deal won by CH&Co’s venue and public attraction brand Ampersand.Chen added: “The synergies between the two businesses will complement our plans to grow the Apostrophe brand throughout London. As we share similar objectives and attitudes towards food, to roll out our brand for some of CH&Co’s clients in closed markets would be ideal for the business’ future expansion. We are not a 60-shops-a-year expansion – we’re much more measured in our growth.”last_img read more

Trump, Dems clash on boosting mail-in voting during pandemic

first_imgWith another economic rescue package inthe works, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she wants money to give more votersthe chance to cast their ballot by mail,an option that would allow people to vote without the concern over the safetyof polling places. But the 2020 presidential election iscreeping ever closer, and there are no signs yet of the pandemic abating, norany word on when Americans on orders to stay home can resume normal life, solawmakers are trying to figure out how to allow for voting in a world whereface-to-face contact causes anxiety at the least and possibly sickness anddeath. (AP) In this March 10, 2020, file photo wearing gloves, a King County Election worker collect ballots from a drop box in the Washington State primary, in Seattle. AP But Trump opposes voting by mail and isleading Republicans in a battle to limit its use, arguing that it wouldencourage fraud and lead to so many people voting that his party could not win. WASHINGTON – While Wisconsin strugglesto hold its primary onTuesday, President Donald Trump and Democrats are bickering over how to providevoters with safe and secure access to a ballot as the coronavirus pandemic rages inthe United Sates and threatens to extend into the fall, affecting the generalelection.last_img read more

Nurkic organizes Camp for 300 Children

first_imgBH basketball player Jusuf Nurkic, who plays for the NBA team Denver Nuggets, is organizing a one-day camp in Tuzla called “Bosnianbeast Basketball Camp” in which will participate around 300 children from 14 clubs from BiH.Besides Nurkic, several American and local coaches will participate in the work of camp.“BH children are the only reason for organizing this camp, and according to our plans, it should be held every year. According to my ideas, several NBA coaches and their assistants will be working with children, as well as some prominent BH coaches. I think that this kind of event has not been recorded in this region so far,” said Nurkic, adding that he is funding the entire camp by himself.Nurkic announced the arrival of many guests from the world of basketball from BiH and abroad.In the organization of the camp is included BC ABC Basket Tuzla and the School of basketball GEN from Sarajevo, as well as representatives of the Denver Nuggets.Official opening of the “Bosnian Beast Basketball Camp” is scheduled for today at 9 am in SC Mejdan, while its completion is planned at 7 pm.(Source: read more