Greggs blames mild and wet weather for poor trading

first_imgGreggs blamed unseasonably mild and wet weather for particularly disappointing trading in the four weeks to 7 October.The bakery group announced like-for-like sales in the second half of the year (19 weeks to 28 October) up 0.2% and it added that the Christmas period would be critical to its success for the full-year.Group managing director Sir Michael Darrington said: “Our results for the year as a whole will depend on performance in the remaining nine weeks of the second half, and particularly over the Christmas period.”He added that consumer react- ion to the launch of its Greggs’ Healthier Options range of reduced fat and salt products had been encouraging, and that it would introduce other innovatory trials next year.Greggs has 1,334 shops under its two brands, an increase of 15 since the end of 2005.last_img read more

Boxing India stands suspended, says International Boxing Association (amateur)

first_imgThe chairman of the AIBA ad-hoc committee Kishan Narsi has reiterated in an e-mail communication that Boxing India (BI) stands provisionally suspended after the derecognized national body in a notification had scheduled its Annual General Meeting in Guwahati on October 3.With Narsi’s e-mail repeating the old stand of AIBA, it effectively means that the BI AGM and the subsequent various national championships organized by the federation would be deemed invalid.Cliodhna of the AIBA legal cell mailed Narsi enquiring about whether Meren Paul and others could hold AGM and national competitions when the body (BI) is provisionally suspended.Narsi’s mailed response which was received on Monday stated: “This is to inform all the stakeholders of Indian Boxing fraternity that AIBA has provisionally suspended Boxing India and it has instructed Ad Hoc Committee to handle issues related to calling a meeting of all the stakeholders ahead including of holding fresh elections to streamline stalled Indian Boxing operations as soon as possible.”In this regard, please be informed that AIBA Ad Hoc Committee plans to meet in next two weeks or so and will intimate the Indian Boxing family of the way forward on the lines suggested and recommended by AIBA for the further handling of governing body operations.”The Indian boxers have recently done well at the Asian Championship in Bangkok but they all fought under the AIBA flag. That will also be the case as they gear up for the World Championship in Doha.last_img read more