Finsbury Foods’ sales for the 20 weeks to mid-November were up 11% on the same 2007/08 period, with sales in its cake division up 3% year-on-year.”Cake growth has slowed, both within the whole market and within Finsbury,” said a company spokesperson. “There has been a reduction in demand for high-value celebration cakes, and a general market decline in own-label healthier cakes; however, the WeightWatchers brand hasn’t seen any decline.”Year-on-year sales in its free-from and bread divisions rose 26% and 18% respectively.Chief executive Martin Light-body said Finsbury would rely on its “core competencies” to deliver high-quality products in the current trading environment.
By Dialogo May 12, 2016 This is the first time that Admiral Tidd has visited Peru. He comes as a participant in the Senior Leader Seminar that followed the “Fuerzas Comando 2016” military exercises, which are being conducted at the Marine Corps base in Ancón, with the goal of fostering regional and multinational cooperation, as well as the interoperability of Special Forces in the region. The two discussed bilateral relations in the defense sector, as well as ways to address shared threats to security in the region. Minister Valakivi welcomed the presence of Admiral Tidd in Peru, and stated that the occasion was ideal for reviewing the current status of new threats related to drug trafficking and terrorism, and their development in Peru, as well as the challenges they will face in bilateral matters in the future. Peruvian Defense Minister Jakke Valakivi received U.S. Admiral Kurt W. Tidd, commander of the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), at Peru’s Army Headquarters in Lima on May 9th. The meeting was also attended by the Peruvian Chief of the Armed Forces Joint Command, Admiral Jorge Moscoso, the chiefs of staff for the Army, Navy, and Air Force, the deputy minister of Defense for Policy, and the deputy minister of Defense for Resources.