Norfolk craft bakery chain The Bakehouse is rebranding its shops as Flour & Bean, with a greater focus on freshly prepared coffee and food, in an effort to attract younger customers.The company has already refurbished four of its 14 shops under the new bakery and coffee shop brand, with the rest due to be completed in the next two years, along with its fleet of five Jiffy vans. Lorraine Langchild, who runs the business with her husband, David, said the impact of the new brand, which was developed in conjunction with retail design consultants CDA Option One, had been very good, with one store seeing an increase in sales of 85% year-on-year.In-store theatre is an important element of the new concept, with freshly prepared sandwiches and products baked-off in front of customers, while Fair-trade coffee is made using traditional espresso machines.”Flour & Bean’s primary focus is now freshly prepared food and the coffee offer has been significantly enhanced. It’s a natural step away from traditional bakery shops, but still retains the bakery image, and provides an offer that attracts a younger customer,” said Langchild.She added that training was fundamental to the new concept to make sure coffee and bakery products were made to a high standard.”Allowance has to be made for more labour than before, especially to prepare coffees,” she said. “It is now easier to attract better-quality staff as it is a place people want to work.”
Serie A Bonucci’s wife: Allegri not the reason for defender’s Juve exit Sacha Pisani Last updated 2 years ago 09:26 19/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Serie A Milan Juventus The Italy international did not swap Juventus for AC Milan because of his manager, according to the player’s wife Leonardo Bonucci’s decision to leave six-time reigning Serie A champions Juventus for rivals AC Milan was not due to a falling out with head coach Massimiliano Allegri, according to his wife.Bonucci sensationally left Juve in the off-season, the Italy international centre-back joining Milan in a €42 million deal.Milan 11/1 to win Serie A Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing The 30-year-old’s departure from Turin, shortly after Juve lost to Real Madrid in the Champions League final, sparked speculation of a row with Allegri. Those claims, however, were dismissed by Bonucci’s wife, Martina Maccari.”His decision wasn’t due to an argument with Max Allegri,” Maccari told Rai Radio 1.”In a professional setting, I think balance between all parties is fundamental. Leonardo chose to leave because of the vicissitudes within the environment, but now he’s calm and giving his all for this new adventure.”Bonucci’s switch to San Siro has reinvigorated Milan — a sleeping giant in Italian football following years of mediocrity.The veteran defender has been handed the captain’s armband and great responsibility at Milan, who have not won the Scudetto since 2010-2011.”I won’t hide it, I’m not used to it yet and maybe he isn’t either. He chose to come to Milan completely autonomously though, I just stood by him as a good wife has to do,” she added.Milan have won three of their opening four matches this season to sit fifth in the Serie A standings.