Finsbury bolts on Scottish acquisition

first_imgBakery giant Finsbury Food Group has today announced the completion of its acquisition of Johnstone’s Just Desserts (Johnstone’s), from administrator FRP Advisory. The firm, which bought Fletchers Group of Bakeries last year, said that the purchase of Johnstone’s would escalate the company’s entry into the foodservice cake market. The acquisition would also save the jobs of 150 employees.Johnstone’s is a supplier to leading national coffee shop chains and produces cakes such as caramel shortcake and brownies.Johnstone’s appointed administrators from FRP Advisory in March, following the loss of contracts with two of its key independent customers.Commenting on the sale joint administrator Tom MacLennan, partner at FRP Advisory said: “We are delighted to have secured the sale of the Johnstone’s Just Desserts business to Finsbury Food Group, which is widely regarded as one of the UK’s most progressive and entrepreneurial food manufacturing businesses. This is a great result both in safeguarding the business, and importantly for securing all 150 jobs in food manufacturing..”Last month John Duffy, chief executive of Finsbury, said: “Johnstone’s Just Desserts will be a bolt-on acquisition and is in line with our strategy to diversify into new channels. This illustrates the group’s continued reach into the foodservice ‘out of home eating’ market and the broadening of our product offering and customer base.”The Johnstone’s site, based in East Kilbride, Glasgow, generated a turnover of around £9m ($13.7m) in 2014.last_img read more

5 best La Liga goals of 2019

first_imgImage Courtesy: RC Celta/Getty/USA TodayAdvertisement amweudNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsfbtWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8nk841m( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ab3juWould you ever consider trying this?😱whlCan your students do this? 🌚9sRoller skating! Powered by Firework The year of 2019 is almost over, and looking back at last 12 months in the sport of football has given us enough eye candy. This time, its for the fans of the Spanish La Liga, where we saw numerous breathtaking screamers. Below here are the top five best La Liga goals of 2019:Advertisement Image Courtesy: RC Celta/Getty/USA TodayArthur Melo against VillarrealTalking about long distance goals, its the FC Barcelona midfielder Arthur Melo that set the perfect example. In the match against Villarreal back in September, the Brazilian international produced a spectacular goal from outside the box, and made the crowd at Camp Nou awestruck. Enjoy the clip below, courtesy of YouTube channel Football World.Advertisement Antoine Griezmann against Real BetisFormer Atlético Madrid hit man Antoine Griezmann switched sides with the Catalans back in July. Despite the speculations of a lack of chemistry with teammates, and the ongoing rumours of a feud with club talisman Leo Messi, the Frenchman has been a regular contributor for Barça, with already 7 goals in 17 appearances. In the match against Real Betis back in August, the 28 year old showcased his physicality in the match opener. A beautiful lofted through from Sergi Roberto, and the French international extended his left foot in the box to perfectly set the ball into the back of the net. See the goal int he video  below, courtesy of YouTube channel 433Football.Advertisement Vinícius Júnior against OsasunaThe Brazilian wonderkid Vinícius Júnior arrived at Santiago Bernabéu as a prodigy, and the teenager is proving every right to that claim. In the September La Liga game versus Osasuna, the 19 year old produced an absolute stunner in the 36th minute. Receiving a pass from Toni Kroos just outside of the box, Vinícius produced a marvellous shot, putting it into the top corner. Enjoy the goal below, courtesy of YouTube channel Goaltime24.Gabriel Fernández against ValenciaNot many people may have heard about Gabriel Fernández, but the Uruguyan attacker’s footwork will make your jaw drop. In the August fixture against Valencia, the Celta Vigo forward produced the winning goal with a strikingly amazing one touch. A back pass in the box from Denis Suárez, and the 25 year old brilliantly directed it towards the opposition net. Check out the goal here, courtesy of YouTube channel Mundo Descargas.Luis Suárez against MallorcaUndobtedly the strangest, yet the most bizarre and insane way to score a goal in 2019 goes to the one and only Luis Suárez. The FC Barcelona talisman was in brilliant form against Real Mallorca on 8th December, and his 43rd minute backheel goal is arguably th best La Liga goal of the year. A calculated through in the box from Sergi Roberto, and the Uruguyan attacker marvellously used the back of his foot to flick the ball past Manolo Reina and into the net. See for yourself in the clip below, courtesy of YouTube channel #VivaSkills. Advertisementlast_img read more