News from Daily Bread

Northamptonshire’s biggest and brightest celebration of the local culinary sector is back! The Weetabix Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards 2021/22 is an annual competition that celebrates all that is great about local food and drink, recognising excellence within the county's dining and drinking venues and rewarding those who work so hard within the culinary sector.

Daily Bread Co-operative is the sponsor for the Vegan and Vegetarian Product category. This will be the thirteenth year of the Awards and to celebrate that, there are thirteen categories to enter (entry deadlines in brackets):

* Artisan Local Drink (Friday 11th June)

* Artisan Local Product (Friday 11th June)Northamptonshire Food Drink Logo

* Artisan Local Vegetarian/Vegan Product (Friday 11th June)

* Booker Young Chef (Friday 18th June)

* Chef (Friday 18th June)

* Food & Drink College Student (Friday 18th June)

* Local Food Hero (Friday 9th July)

* Booker Dining Venue (Friday 6th August)

* Independent Cafe/Tearoom (Friday 6th August)

* World Cuisine Restaurant (Friday 6th August)

* F&B Achiever (Friday 13th August)

* One To Watch (Friday 13th August)

* Weetabix Sustainability Award (Friday 13th August)

We would like to encourage local businesses to enter in to as many relevant categories as they would like - entry forms and T&Cs are on the website www.northamptonshirefoodanddrink.co.uk.

As ever, the competition is FREE to enter and the names of those companies which entered but were not successful in being shortlisted will not be revealed, so there is no negative publicity in taking part.

We look forward to seeing the entries for this year's competition and in the meantime you can follow the latest details of the competition on the Northamptonshire Food & Drink website, on Twitter and Instagram at @foodawardsHQ, or on Facebook – www.facebook.com/foodawards. Good luck!

The UK is no longer a member of the EU and has entered a transitional period, and trade negotiations are ongoing.


The UK will remain in the EU’s customs union and single market for the duration of the implementation period and all EU rules and regulations will still apply. Effectively, nothing will change until 31st December 2020.


We are working with our suppliers to minimise the impact of Brexit on our customers. There is still a lot of uncertainty on what changes will happen from 1st January 2021, but we will post updated information here when it becomes available.


The impact of a no-deal Brexit with regards to tariffs, customs duties, and excise is not entirely clear, is quickly evolving and the advice available from the UK government is open to interpretation. We can therefore only share the resources currently available to us and cannot vouch that our interpretation is correct or that the situation will not change. It does however barring a late deal that WTO (World Trade Organization) tariffs will apply. There can be delays at UK ports also as a result.


There is expected to be price increases and delays in some products. However, our suppliers have built extra capacity which can be a combination of several things such as higher than normal stock levels. This is beside the excellent efforts that have been made to maintain supplies during the pandemic.

So we at Daily Bread with our trade partners will do our best to reduce the impact on our customers. We thank you for your loyalty and we are looking forward to a better year.

There has been a recent controversial issue concerning an investment in Oatly who produces a range of Oat based drinks and other products. It has been reported that Blackstone Inc has invested $200 million in Oatly. It has also been reported that Blackstone has invested in other companies or has links to those that are involved in the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest. There is also concerns mentioned of the Blackstone CEO political links.

We have included a couple of links below for some background information, from both sides of this issue.

Daily Bread is concerned about this issue. We are presently not buying any more Oatly products. We have just what's left on our shelves from previous purchases.

We would like customers to give us feedback on this issue so do please contact us via email with your opinion. In the meantime, we have started purchasing another brand that has been selling vegan drink products for many years, The Bridge.

The Bridge produces several oat-based drinks - Oat milk, Calcium enriched, and Barista. They are also on offer at the moment from our supplier at a good price. Please try these and lets us know what you think or if you have other brands that you like we can look at.

https://www.oatly.com/int/climate-and-capital

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/sep/01/oatly-vegan-milk-sale-blackstone

The Weetabix Northamptonshire Food & Drinks awards is an annual competition run by the sector for the sector and which is aimed at celebrating all that is great about local food and drink.

Daily Bread is the sponsor for the vegan and vegetarian category and the results are below. which were announced on the 12th November 2020.

Because we were unable to meet the celebration took place on Youtube.
More details and results in the other categories can be found on the Northamptonshire food and drinks website - www.northamptonshirefoodanddrink.co.uk

 Awards 2020

food awardsGIARDINIERA Nakasero, Northampton

SALTED VANILLA POPCORN What’s Poppin’, Northampton

 


 HABANERO AND RED ONION RELISH Bite Me Spices, Northamptonsilver

LIME PICKLE Papa’s Dhaba, Northampton

SAVOURY VEGETABLE PIE Sol Laug Havens CIC, Moulton


bronzeCHOCOLATE AND COURGETTE CAKE Sol Laug Havens CIC, Moulton

MATCHA TEA BROWNIES Pure and Raw Goodies, Northampton

SARA’S PARMIGIANA Squisito Butchers & Provisions, Yelvertoft 

 

 

 

We hope everybody is keeping safe and well at this time.

Monday 19th July - Many restrictions will be lifted in England this day. Daily Bread staff members will continue to wear masks in the shop and we encourage customers to do the same, please.
This is for the protection of our workers and other customers. We will at times limit the number of people in the shop as needed.

Updates will be posted here as the situation changes.

Ordering online & Shop

We have lifted the limit on the number of each product you can buy. 
We now have good stocks of most flour including those we pack ourselves. We do have plenty of dried yeast.

We are packing our other own packed products as much of and as quickly as we can, but please accept our apologies if the product or size you require is not available. Apart from limited staff and distancing, we are following all guidelines in the packing process which limits what we can pack at any one time. Wheat flour for example because of the gluten content.

We are receiving stock almost daily but there are out of stocks and it is difficult to predict what we will have and when, as our suppliers are also under heavy demands, but this looks like this is improving.
You can use the online shop to 'Click & Collect'.  Orders will be in the front of the shop, please ask at the till when you come in. You may still need to queue.

If there is a specific product you require please check before making a long journey as the stock levels on the website will not be up to date.

We have been putting our phone system on answerphone during very busy times and during the time we are closed, to ease the burden on staff members. Please leave a message or email us.

Opening Times
Monday to Saturday
9am to  5pm

Please do keep 2 meters distance from other shoppers and staff members. The floor is marked out.
We prefer Customers to wear face masks in the shop. 

Workbridge Garden Centre, Canvas Printshop & Cafe

These areas are open but with limited opening times and products.

For the latest information and contact details please visit their website workbridge.org.uk
Please contact them directly as we will not have the latest information or be able to inform you about their product range.
Also please be aware they will have social distancing procedures in place for the Cafe and Garden Center

Workbridge are open 9am – 3pm weekdays 9am – 3:30pm Saturdays  Closed on Sundays.

  • The garden centre is fully open
  • The coffee shop is open as a take-away and collection service
  • The charity shop is closed due to national lockdown.


It is important that we keep you and our staff safe so thank you for your understanding and patience.

Update on the survey in regards to Ecover products.

In December 2018, SC Johnson acquired Ecover. It is not a secret that SC Johnson do test on animals. But Ecover's own policy states that none of their products are tested on animals.
(Source https://www.ecover.com/clean-ingredients )

SC Johnson Statement differs as they do carry tests on animals as per countries regulations.
(Source https://www.scjohnson.com/en-gb/our-news/statements-and-policies/sc-johnson-point-of-view-on-animal-testing)

We did a online poll which the final question asked - if customers would change their buying habits based on the information available , 82.1% said yes. 
The survey in the shop it was 54%

Many comments made in the poll that customers were happy if there were alternatives available.

So we have decided in light of the results and customer comments to stop selling Ecover in the shop and online.
We will be in the process of replacing Ecover products with alternatives brands such as Bio D and Ecoleaf and other brands over the next few weeks. In many instances alternatives are available already.

This process may take a little time, as we sell our remaining Ecover Stock and source alternatives. We aim to ensure our household cleaning range will include any particular product customers may require.
All of our refillable products are already alternatives to Ecover.

 

We are conducting a poll from our valued customers to find out whether in light of what we know if we as a business should continue to support Ecover.

If you are unable to complete the form (Google account required) we do have forms in the shop as well.

 

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