Organic bakery down despite overall market growth


first_imgSales of organic bakery products slumped last year, despite the overall market bouncing back to growth after four years of decline.According to The Soil Association’s annual Organic Market Report, published today, organic bakery and cake sales through the multiples fell 12.1% last year, while the total market for organic food and drink grew by 2.8% to a total value £1.79bn.Independent retailers have led the way, with growth of almost 7%, while supermarkets saw overall sales up 1.2%. Sainsbury’s – the country’s biggest organic retailer with a 29% market share – saw a 7% increase in sales of its own-label organic products, closely followed by Waitrose who saw its organic sales increase by 6.5%.Rob Sexton, CEO of Soil Association Certification, said: “To see the organic market showing such strong signs of growth, particularly when grocery sales as a whole are slowing, shows just how much potential there is in the organic sector. The message to supermarkets and other retailers and organic businesses is clear: if you make organic goods available and promote them well, consumers will respond by continuing to purchase the products they have confidence in.”last_img read more

Is this Queensland manor Australia’s cheapest castle?


first_img8 Locke St, Warwick 8 Locke St, Warwick 8 Locke St, WarwickHe said when it comes to properties of this age, size and calibre, there was a lot that needed to be discussed before buying.The heritage listed sandstone manor was built on the 1ha site in 1891 and has 50 rooms, including 14 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, a chapel, grand dining room and function rooms.CoreLogic records show owners Sonia Hunt and Mark Cains paid $1.525 million for the property in 2010. 8 Locke St, Warwick 8 Locke St, WarwickIt went under the hammer at Ray White Surfers Paradise’s mega auction The Event in January but was passed in.Ray White Prestige Gold Coast agent Josh Thomas has recently taken over the marketing for the property, asking whether it’s “Australia’s cheapest castle?”He said a number of potential buyers were interested in the property — both to live in and use as accommodation.“There’s interest in the property at the moment, we’re talking to a couple of interested buyers,” Mr Thomas said.center_img That’s not something you see in Queensland every day.A GRAND Queensland manor is being marketed as one of Australia’s “cheapest castles” in a renewed push to sell the country property.The regal three-storey Warwick mansion at 8 Locke St, known as ‘The Abbey’, is listed for more than $2.2 million.It has been on the market for almost three years and was briefly listed for $2.45 million from August 10 to September 7 in 2011. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago8 Locke St, Warwick 8 Locke St, Warwicklast_img read more

Tipp ladies footballers should make most of opportunity


first_imgThat’s the advice of their manager Gerry McGill, who believes they’ve already achieved a lot this season.The match is being played in Clane in County Kildare.Gerry is determined to claim the silverware tomorrow as he feels that there’s no guarantee this group of players will reach another final during their careers. Tipp FM will have regular updates on the match, which throws-in at 3.45 on Saturday afternoon,last_img