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Exclusive: New managing director appointed at Allied Bakeries

first_imgJon Jenkins, the boss of tea firm Twinings, has been appointed as the new head of Allied Bakeries, British Baker can reveal.His move from another Associated British Foods’ (ABF) brand comes two months after the departure of Mark Fairweather and follows a delisting of Kingsmill bread at Tesco.British Baker understands he will take up the post on 15 June.Sarah Arrowsmith chief executive, UK Grocery at ABF, said: “Jon set and realised ambitious business goals during his time at Twinings Ovaltine. In addition to the experience he has gained during that role, Jon has a broad knowledge of fast moving consumer goods, having previously worked in commercial roles for Bulmers, Halewood International and Mars. We look forward to welcoming Jon into his new role.”Jenkins has been a success at Twinings, with the company achieving 5% growth in 2014 and the executive making The Grocer power list earlier this year for the first time. He led the brand through a period of premiumisation which has been supported by a £10m campaign.The appointment of Jenkins is at a pivotal time for the wider bread industry with George Weston, chief executive of ABF, describing it as ‘intensely competitive’ at its most recent interim results, where revenue in the first half increased by just 1% to £6.25bn and pre-tax profit fell by 51% to £213m. Allied Bakeries was also a victim of Tesco’s rationalisation earlier this year when Kingsmill sliced bread was delisted by the retailer on 23 March. However, the bakery company has already said the volume has been replaced elsewhere and the supermarket has continued to stock other Kingsmill products including rolls, thins, wraps, crumpets, muffins, pancakes, and waffles.Yesterday The Grocer – a sister title of British Baker – revealed how plummeting retail prices and the consumer shift away from sliced bread has wiped more than £120m off the combined bread sales of the UK’s three biggest brands.Kingsmill has been the biggest victim, with total bread sales of £314m in the year to 28 March 2015 [IRI], down £75m on the preceding 12 months, said The Grocer and Hovis has overtaken Kingsmill to become Britain’s second-biggest selling bread brand despite an £11m drop, while sales of leading brand Warburtons have fallen by £35m.Total UK bread sales are down 8.4% year on year.last_img read more

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China’s HNA Group says creditors want it declared bankrupt

first_imgBEIJING (AP) — HNA Group, a debt-burdened Chinese airline operator that faced opposition in Washington to its attempt to buy a Wall Street hedge fund during a costly global acquisition spree, says its creditors have asked a court to declare the company bankrupt. HNA said it would cooperate with the court and “actively promote debt disposal.” It gave no details of the company’s status or an indication whether the court agreed to the petition.  HNA, which began as a one-plane airline in 1993, was struggling with $75 billion in debt when last year’s shutdown of global travel to fight the coronavirus pandemic devastated its core aviation business.last_img read more

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July 15, 2004 On the Move

first_imgJuly 15, 2004 On the Move July 15, 2004 Regular News Mark Filburn, formerly of Shepard & Filburn, P.A., has become a partner of Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., with offices at 111 N. Orange Ave., Orlando. He focuses on commercial litigation, construction law, U.S. customs, and international trade. Fernando M Socol, formerly of Bratter Krieger, has become a named partner of Gerardin & Socol, P.A., in North Miami Beach. Socol will manage the firm’s business immigration department. The firm concentrates on immigration matters. Offices are located in North Miami Beach at 633 NE 167 St, 501., N. Miami Beach, 33162. Akerman Senterfitt has hired Richard L. Horn as of counsel in the intellectual property practice group in the West Palm Beach office. He focuses on intellectual property, federal civil trials and appeals. The Cochran Firm, a firm that concentrates in personal injury matters, has opened an office in downtown Miami’s Bank of America Tower at International Place. James R. Headley has become associated with Abbey, Adams, Byelick, Kiernan, Mueller & Lancaster in St. Petersburg and Tampa. The firm concentrates in the defense areas of liability, malpractice, workers’compensation, employment claims and appeals. Akerman Senterfitt has hired Joyce L. Elden, formerly of of Broad & Cassel, as of counsel in the real estate practice group in the West Palm Beach office. She focuses on lending and commercial real estate. Kluger, Peretz, Kaplan & Berlin in Miami have added two attorneys. Allen D. Brufsky and Carol Green have joined the firm’s intellectual property protection and commercialization group. Brufsky has joined the firm as of counsel. He focuses his practice on patent and trademark litigation. Green has joined the firm as an associate, and concentrates in the prosecution and litigation of patent and trademarks, as well as the rendering of opinions on patent matters. Offices are located at The Miami Center, 201 South Biscayne Blvd., Miami 33131, phone: (305) 379-9000 Jeremy S. Sloane has become associated with Piper Rudnick in Tampa. He is a member of the Florida Bar, and is based the firm’s Baltimore office. John Beaulieu has become associated with the real estate practice group of Akerman Senterfitt in Ft. Lauderdale. Prior to joining the firm, Beaulieu worked for Gap, Inc., where he negotiated commercial real estate leases for new Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy stores in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Genny Bernstein, formerly of Bernstein & Bernstein, P.A., has become associated with the Karp Law Firm. She concentrates in matters of estate planning, estate administration, elder law, guardianship, and real estate. Hinshaw & Culbertson in Miamii has elected Andrew E. Grigsby a capital partner. Grigsby concentrates in civil litigation matters, with a particular emphasis on complex insurance issues. Sachs Sax Klein has opened an office in Tallahassee. Robert Rivas has joined the firm; his former office, the Rivas Law Firm, has now become the Tallahassee office of the Palm Beach County-based firm, with offices located at: 311 S. Calhoun St., Ste. 206, Tallahassee 32301, phone: (850) 412-0306. Chris R. Borgia, formerly of Fowler White Burnett, P.A., in Miami, announces the opening of his firm: The Social Security Disability Law Firm, P.A., that handles all stages of the administrative appeals process including federal court actions. The firm has three offices: Miami (305) 562-7333; Broward (954) 933-0896 and Palm Beach (561) 683-0050. Ralph Bekkevold has joined Greenberg Traurig in Miami as a shareholder in its real estate practice. Prior to joining the firm, he was a member of Buchanan Ingersoll’s financial institutions and real estate group. Christopher Demetriades, formerly of Bull & Romero, P.A., in Orlando, has become associated with Feldman Gale in Miami. He concentrates in intellectual property, including patents, copyrights and trademarks, complex commercial litigation. Hinshaw & Culbertson has elected to non-capital partnership: Miami office: David P. Carugati, practice area: workers’compensation defense/insurance coverage.Jacksonville office: Steven L. Worley, practice area: insurance/commercial litigation. Tampa office: Nicholas F. Mooney, practice areas: complex litigation/white collar crime. Angela de Cespedes has become associated with Akerman Senterfitt in Miami. She focuses her practice on commercial and insurance litigation. P. Matthew Luka, former law clerk to the Honorable Mark A. Pizzo, United States Magistrate judge, has become associated with Trombley & Hanes in Tampa. The firm concentrates in the area of white collar crime. Alfonso P. Baigorri has become associated with Katz Barron in Miami. His legal practice includes trust and estates, international tax planning, and family business succession for international families. Robert Levenson has been promoted to regional trial counsel for the Southeast Regional Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Miami. Rebecca L. Abrams has become associated with Fieldstone Lester Shear & Denberg. Offices are located at 201 Alhambra Circle, Ste. 601, Coral Gables. Gregory A. Nelson, chair of the intellectual property practice group of Akerman Senterfitt, in West Palm Beach has been named managing shareholder. The Law Offices of Karyn L. Todd, P.A., have opened. The firm practices in the area of immigration law. Offices are located at 25 S.E. 2nd Ave. Ste. 435, Miami,33131. John Ioannou, Jr. , formerly with the law firm of McClosky, D’Anna, Ioannou & Dieterle, announces the opening of Ioannou & Ioannou, a general practice civil law firm that concentrates in commercial litigation. Offices are located at 8821 SW 8th St., Ft. Lauderdale, 33324, phone: (954) 821-4166, fax: (954) 474-4394. Kelly A. Zarzycki has become associated with de la Parte & Gilbert, P.A., in Tampa. Zarzycki focuses in matters of litigation, business transactions, health care, personal injury, and corporate law. Donna Sessions Waters, formerly of Kinsey, Troxel, Johnson and Walborsky, announces the opening of her offices at 3 West Garden St., Ste. 517, Pensacola. Waters concentrates on family and criminal cases. Mindi L. Wells has been named assistant dean for Administration & Student Services at the Pettit College of Law, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH. Lerach Coughlin Stoia & Robbins have been joined by the lawyers of Geller Rudman. Both firms concentrate in class action and individual cases on behalf of shareholders and institutional investors, as well as consumers, in pursuit of financial recoveries and corporate governance changes to protect against abuses by company management. Effective August 1, the firm will be known as Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins. Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A., has opened a new office located in the SunTrust Building at 1001 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Kevin Hennessy will head the new office. Rosenthal & Weissman, P.A., in West Palm Beach and Port St. Lucie, has changed its name to Rosenthal & Levy, P.A. Jonathan Levy practices from the firm’s West Palm Beach office. His areas of practice include personal injury, Social Security disability, wrongful death and insurance disputes.Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A., has opened a new office GJB Consulting with offices at Hospitality Square, 200 W. College Ave., Tallahassee. They represent clients in a broad array of lobbying, regulatory, licensing, business development, health care, transportation, procurement, technology and related matters. Greenberg Traurig has expanded its Ft. Lauderdale office with the addition of four new litigators, all of whom previously worked at the Ft. Lauderdale office of Fowler White Burnett. William R. Clayton and Alaine S. Greenberg have become shareholders. David O. Batista and Lisa Mahoney have become associates. Clayton focuses on complex commercial litigation, construction, insurance,intellectual property, products liability, professional malpractice, real property, title insurance and sports law. Greenberg focuses on commercial litigation and complex real estate transactions. Batista concentrates in commercial litigation. Daniel M. Copeland, Attorney at Law, P.A., has relocated to Kingsouth Office Park, 9310 Old Kings Rd. S., Ste. 1501, Jacksonville, 32257, phone: (904) 482-0616, fax: (904) 482-0618. The firm concentrates in: land trust formations, family law, real estate probate & estate planning, civil litigation, construction law. Bradley D. Magee has joined Levin, Tannenbaum, Wolff, Band, Gates & Pugh in Sarasota. Magee concentrates in matters of estate planning, trusts and estates, probate, taxation, and business transactions. Offices are located at 1680 Fruitville Rd., Ste. 102, Sarasota 34236, phone: (941) 316-0111. David Butterbaugh and Joseph Gosz have become associated with Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., in Ft. Lauderdale and Miami offices. Butterbaugh, formerly of Sachs, Sax & Klein. P.A., in Boca Raton, focuses in estate planning and probate. Gosz, formerly of Gilbride, Heller & Brown, P.A., in Miami, joins the litigation practice group in Ruden McClosky’s office at 700 Brickell Avenue, Miami. He focuses on all phases of general civil and commercial litigation.last_img read more

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Dull property still outperforms falling stock market

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