Wild Fuschia Bakehouse aiming to be ‘in the mix’ for lucrative US Market

first_imgThe Wild Fuschia Bakehouse are hoping their offering of a taste of home will prove a winner with the Irish diaspora in the USA.The Dunfanaghy based bakery’s line of dry bread mixes can bring fresh Donegal baking to kitchen tables around the world by allowing users to bake in their own home.With around 33 million Americans claiming Irish ancestry, the US market is a potentially lucrative one for Bakehouse proprietor Sian McCann who will travel to Philadelphia and Boston next month as part of a joint trade delegation from the Donegal and Derry / Strabane Councils. She plans to learn more about the US market by meeting with trade professionals and potential customers and explore the logistics of export.“We produce fresh breads, tray bakes and cakes for local retail and wholesale markets from March to December,” explained Sian.“The bakery is busy during the summer and holiday periods but quiet for the remainder of the year so to help stimulate sales during the winter months we have developed a small number of dry bread mixes.“While the mixes are meeting an existing demand within our own bakery and other local foodie outlets, a significant number of our customers are the Donegal diaspora who are taking both the bread and the mixes home with them. “The mixes replicate the breads made in the bakery, there are a maximum of five natural ingredients and they are free artificial colours and preservatives.”Sian McCann of the The Wild Fuschia Bakehouse one of seven businesses participating in the North West Trade and Investment Mission to the US in November.The line of mixes have already proved a hit with the Irish diaspora over the counter in her Main Street shop in Dunfanaghy but Sian has ambitious plans to take her sales to the next level and bring her product to them in the near future.“Based on my experience of working in the tourism industry for 10 years and in the bakery, I believe the bread mixes appeal to the diaspora as I have been selling them quite successfully from the bakery shop,” she continued.“It would, however, be much better if I could go to the market rather than waiting for them to come to me.“I would like to be able to research the market and get a feel for where the bread mixes sit in the market place in relation to their competitors. “This is a wonderful opportunity to meet with US based professionals and retailers and to discuss the requirements, pit falls and market opportunities.“I will be able to question my desk research surrounding the customers I am targeting, the needs I am addressing.“Also to find out the logistics of export as this is a new area for the business and for me personally.“I would also take the opportunity to get samples, check out my competitors, check the legal implications for my packaging and labelling and what requirements are needed to work with US distributors including the issue of currency fluctuations etc.” While much of her strategy for entering the US market will be determined by the connections and information she gathers next month, Sian has a clear vision for the company in the years ahead.“I want to invest in marketing and develop a fresh, modern on-line presence, exploiting the current social media to include e-sales, a blog and short video clips.“I believe we can increase sales by generating interest in home baking and encouraging people to give it a go and get over their fear of baking.“We want to develop a strong brand presence, initially in Donegal and the rest of Ireland and develop export links with the US and Northern Ireland and expand our range of bread mixes, based on the best-selling products from the bakery and market feedback.”The Trade and Investment Mission will be led by Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council.It will include third level and further education providers and development organisations including the Ulster University, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, the North West Regional College and Donegal ETB.The mission takes place from 11-15 November and is funded by The Executive Office and the Irish Government.For more information on the trade mission visit and follow the hashtag #IrelandNW19.Wild Fuschia Bakehouse aiming to be ‘in the mix’ for lucrative US Market was last modified: October 29th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Warriors Profiles: Can Kevon Looney prove that he belongs in this mix?

first_imgWhat do weight loss, player options and solid playoff performances have in common? Each have played a role in this big man’s career with the Warriors. Find out how in our latest profile on the countdown to opening night.(In case you missed them previously, here are the first installations of our ‘Game Faces’ feature, profiles on Jacob Evans, Jonas Jerebko, Quinn Cook and Damian Jones. Dope images provided by Jose Carlos Fajardo)Kevon LooneyContract: 1 year / $1,567,007Outlook: The start …last_img read more


After early rally, Oakland’s bats fizzle in loss

first_imgPITTSBURGH, Pa. — For the first half-hour of Saturday’s game, it looked like a continuation of what transpired a day earlier for the A’s: Their bats were alive, and they couldn’t stop hitting.Then, all of a sudden, the spigot shut off. After scoring three runs on five hits in the first inning — all with two outs — the A’s managed four hits and one run the rest of the way.The offensive disappearance ultimately cost the A’s a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time since sweeping …last_img read more


Got Talent…is a live show, not a TV show: Shah Rukh Khan

first_imgWhen the news that Shah Rukh Khan will host Got Talent World Stage LIVE came out, many felt that he is returning to the small screen. But the Bollywood Badshah clarifies the misconception saying “it is a live show” and he will host it the way he hosts a Filmfare Award function.Got Talent World Stage Live, said to be first of its kind global on ground extension of the Got Talent franchise, is premiering in India. Schedule for Dec 6, the event, which will take place at Mumbai’s Andheri Sports Complex, will see performances by 10 Indian and international talents. It will be telecast on Colors.Shah Rukh Khan will host Got Talent World Stage Live”They are doing a live show and I really like it…You get a stage where you can showcase people of different talents. I am hosting it for a couple of hours,” Shah Rukh told IANS before leaving for his SLAM! The tour.”So it’s a live show, and it’s not a television show as people are assuming that I am back on television. It’s just like I host a Filmfare show,” he added.The superstar, who became popular with his TV show Fauji, enjoyed bigger success in the movie industry and his fame rose to such heights that he has been decorated with epithets like superstar, Bollywood Badshah”or King Khan.After his impressive movie career, he returned to his roots to host the third season of game show Kaun Banega Crorrepati. The 48-year-old also hosted Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain? and Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout.advertisementTalking about the talent shows, SRK said he “likes” them.”I like Britain’s Got Talent, I like India’s Got Talent. I see people and some of them are amazing… So I find interesting,” said Shah Rukh, whose Happy New Year trailer launch saw the performance by Fictitious Dance Group, which had participated in India’s Got Talent.”So, I guess they have World’s Got Talent and they will go to different countries every year and take the world’s top 10 talents from Britain, Australia India and showcase. I think, it is interesting to happen in India, so I said yes…” he said.Got Talent World Stage LIVE, executed by Cineyug, is an on-ground extension of Colors’ marquee talent show, India’s Got Talent. The format was created and is owned by Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and is co-produced by FremantleMedia India.last_img read more


Football Kerry Coombs expects plenty of young players in the secondary rotation

OSU cornerbacks and special teams coach Kerry Coombs talks to the media on March 30 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Complex. Credit: Nicholas McWilliams | Sports EditorSpoiled with the likes of potential first-round picks Marshon Lattimore and Gareon Conley last season, Ohio State football is returning just senior safety Damon Webb to its secondary. Although most writers and analysts deemed Lattimore and Conley the only two starters at cornerback, with redshirt sophomore Damon Arnette returning as the potential nickelback, cornerbacks and special teams coach Kerry Coombs feels one Buckeye keeps getting left out.“You guys keep saying (Denzel Ward) wasn’t a starter last year, and I know he didn’t walk out onto the field for the first snap of the game, but he played the same number of snaps as Marshon and Gareon,” Coombs said on Thursday. “So I would prefer it if you guys would refer to him as the third starter at corner. Because that’s what he was. We had a true three-man rotation.”Arnette was scrutinized for some mistakes early in the season, and eventually lost snaps to Ward. With both players entering their third year at OSU, it’s a race to see who will get the nod as a starter for the Scarlet and Gray next season.  However, with a slew of young players arriving with their fair share of accolades and hype behind them, it might not be a clear-cut depth chart in the secondary, much like it was last season for OSU. Only this time, Coombs might be increasing the number of players who see snaps in the defensive backfield.“I tell them all the time in the room, if we have four guys who can go out there and cover their man so that he doesn’t catch the ball, we’ll play four,” he said. “In addition to the nickel.”Of the potential contributors, Coombs said any one of the incoming members of the 2017 recruiting class can make an impact.“The new guys are really, really playing well, as is (sophomore) Rodjay Burns,” he said. “This group of kids, from a pecking order standpoint, if we lined up today, I would expect six of them to play, or maybe seven, during the course of a game. They’re that talented, and we’re keep fresh guys out there.”Although Coombs isn’t giving anything away in terms of who he feels is the top cornerback, it would seem easy to infer Ward should be the frontrunner. After matching the number of snaps had by the two lead corners who will be playing soon in the NFL, his resume is impressive.Plus, Coombs would have to answer to OSU coach Urban Meyer if he wasn’t putting the best players on the field.“I don’t run out a guy who’s not as good as the other guys,” he said. “Who would do that? Have you met my boss? He would say, ‘Dammit, what are you doing?’”Webb, who will be staying at his position from last season while coaches attempt to find a replacement for Malik Hooker, said he shares the sentiments of his coaches, and is excited by what might come this season.“I see the younger players on the team coming along real well,” Webb said. “Incoming freshman, dudes that were on the team last year, I feel like they’re all stepping up and fighting. This is one of the best springs that I’ve had too.”OSU will present its new-look secondary on April 15 during the annual spring game. While the starters for the game might not be the same as the regular season, the scrimmage will give a good look into who is pulling ahead. read more


Davor Suker wants revenge from the 60 defeat vs Spain

first_imgCroatian legend Davor Suker is feeling quite hurt about the last match between Spain and Croatia, a 6-0 defeat for which he wants revenge.During the last UEFA Nations League match between Spain and Croatia, the Balkans side suffered a very painful defeat that Croatian Football Federation President witnessed from the stands.This loss came during a year in which his national team proved that they are at a top level of performance by reaching the final in Russia, but they weren’t at the top of their level that day and they suffered the wrath of Luis Enrique’s side with goals scored by players like Saul, Sergio Ramos, Rodrigo, Marco Asensio, and Isco.Now that the situation will be reversed and Croatia will play as local, Suker believes there is a great chance for his side to get some sweet revenge even if manager Dalic already confirmed that his squad is not after such retaliation.This match looks like it will be very different compared to the last time they met, Suker is convinced that the World Cup runners-up have learned their lesson and they will take full advantage of their own stadium in Zagreb this Thursday.Suker: “Of course we want our revenge on Spain for that 6-0 drubbing in Elche” #NationsLeague #Croatia #Spain— AS English (@English_AS) November 14, 2018Davor Suker is one of Croatia’s biggest football idols, he reached the World Cup semifinals back in the 1998 World Cup and was the tournament’s top scorer.The chairman offered an interview to Diario AS about the upcoming match, where he spoke about several topics but the main one was related mostly about the upcoming match that will start only a few hours from now.“Of course we feel disappointed after the result from the Elche match, where a lot of things didn’t go as planned and the final result was a defeat,” said Suker during the interview.“I’m convinced that the national team manager and the players are motivated to prove that such result was nothing but a bad day and that’s it, especially with what awaits us after the World Cup, this will be the first match we play with all the followers inside the stadium.”“I believe that we are going to have all the support from the fans who will be cheering from the stands inside the stadium.”David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“Spain is one of the best national teams in the world and Luis Enrique is a great manager, this is why Spain playing great football again doesn’t surprise me at all,” he added.It was my pleasure to talk about football with: Zlatko Dalic Croatia National team coach-2018 FIFA World Cup-second place!Davor Šuker President of Croatia football1998 FIFA World Cup-third place and Golden Shoe!Robert Prosinečki Bosnia National team coach— Matic Slavko (@slavko_matic) November 14, 2018“We are all expecting a wonderful match between two wonderful teams, and a game that has the potential of being a lot more exciting than the one we played in Elche,” continued the Croatia Football Federation president.“I believe the Croatian team has enough quality to confront this game, the same quality that manager Zlatko Dalic has demonstrated in Russia last summer.”“I consider that Croatian managers know our countrymen’s mentality much better, they also have a deeper knowledge of the characteristics that each of our players has and they can guide the squad in a better way,” he concluded.The match will take place at Maksimir Stadium in the city of Zagreb, it will be filled with a lively Croatian crowd that will commune with the players for the first time since they reached that historic final in the World Cup last summer.The Croatian Football Federation went through a banning process after UEFA punished them, they played the last match against England with a completely empty stadium. This match will start at 20:45 CET.AS: WIN OR WAIT• Spain will be in the final four if they win in Zagreb. If not, it depends on England vs. Croatia on Sunday• Suker: “We want to get revenge for the 6-0 in Elche.”• Benzema already accounts for 27% of Real Madrid’s goals – his 2nd best %— RMadridHome (@RMadridHome_) November 14, 2018Do you think Croatia will be able to get their revenge against Spain this Thursday? Please leave your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more