Malt loaf brand Soreen is considering applying for a royal warrant on the product, as it plans to expand into export markets.Paul Tripp, managing director, has increased sales by 58% over the past three years, and has set a target of lifting them from £34.7m to £50m by 2017.Tripp told The Telegraph that he would love to grow the brand overseas, and that the business was assessing the possibility of new markets. He also spoke of applying for the royal warrant as it considers itself to be an “iconic British brand.”Tripp said: “We would love to get the Queen to give us a royal warrant of appointment. We have something unique here that is very difficult to replicate. It’s an iconic British brand.”Tripp was responsible for the rebranding of Soreen in 2010, and has since extended its product range, which has boosted turnover for the business.Soreen employs 160 staff in Manchester, baking 1.1m malt loaves each week and getting through 2,000 tonnes of fruit every year.Last month, Soreen introduced a new product called Squidgy Cake in toffee and chocolate flavours.It also launched a £3m television advertising campaign in October, its first in 10 years.
Recently, longtime Phish lyricist Tom Marshall launched his own podcast to talk about the band we all know and love. Marshall’s Under The Scales series focuses on various aspects of the Phish scene, and he’s released episodes highlighting everything from tapers to stat-keeping to PhantasyTour and more. The latest episode is a truly interesting one, as Marshall sits down with The Dude Of Life himself, Steve Pollak, to talk about the band’s lyrics. The two tell stories of their earliest days writing songs with Trey Anastasio, sharing the origin stories for a number of favorite tunes. They also talk about their own collaboration together, and share more goodies from the Phish universe.Tune in and listen to the two Phish writers talk about their favorite band in the newest “Under The Scales” podcast, streaming below.
The 11th Sarajevo Half marathon under the slogan “Sarajevo Bridges” is scheduled for Sunday, September 17, in front of the BBI Center, and participants and visitors from more than 30 countries are announced on the occasion of this great event.President of the Association Marathon Erol Mujanovic reminded that 70 people were gathered around the project 11 years ago, and today, this event gathers more than 3,000 starters, of which more than 1,300 are participants of the semi-marathon.“We have especially important groups from Sweden, Austria, Germany and regional countries, usually one or two people, they see that the route is very beautiful, they have a nice experience and stay in Sarajevo, they recommend it to others and next year we have more people coming,” said the first man of the association and a synonym for racing activities in Sarajevo.The half-marathon will have a socially responsible character again this year and it will support three associations from fields of environmental protection, children without parental care and people with special needs. They are hoping to collect at least 20,000 BAM.Mayor of Sarajevo Abdulah Skaka said that this represents a continuation of good practice and cooperation since 2007 and he promised to run a half-marathon by himself and expressed hope to realize the Sarajevo Marathon one day as well.It is still possible to apply for the G-Drive relay race- a 21 kilometers long race that will be run by teams of three, as well as for the Novonordisk Fun Run – 4 kilometers long race through the center of the city, and a big hit from the last year – the kids race Zmajzi Kids Run where from 300 places last year it was increased to 500 places.The path of this year’s half-marathon is: BBI Centar-– Marsala Tita, Alipasina Street, Patriotske lige Street, Alipasina Street, Marsala Tita Street, Vrbanja, Wilson’s Promenade, Franje Rackog Street, Fra Filipa Lastrica Street, Wilson’s Promenade, Vrbanja, Hiseta, Obala Kulina bana, Bentbasa, Telali, Mula Mustafe Baseskije Street, Marsala Tita Street – BBI Centar.(Source: A. P./Klix.ba)