Cornish craft bakery Rowe’s has joined with Asda to launch the supermarket’s first in-store savoury bakery concession.It was officially opened on 16 July at the Asda store in St Austell, Cornwall, and features a 12ft long hot counter and 12ft ambient sections, as well as a food-to-go offering at the front of the store.Asda’s change manager Roy Clark said the supermarket had trialled concessions in other areas, which had proved popular and was keen to develop an offer in the bakery sector. “Sales of local products have increased by 41% at Asda this year and this venture with Rowe’s demonstrates our commitment to a partnership approach to working with West Country brands.”The venture builds on Rowe’s previous relationship with Asda in the West Country, which has seen the bakery supply breads, cakes and pasties to the supermarket for the past 15 years. Rowe’s also supplies frozen unbaked savouries nationally for both the in-store bakeries and Asda Cafés.Paul Pearce, director of marketing at Rowe’s, said the concession would allow the firm to put its products in front of the consumer in a different environment to its high street shops, and there were no plans for more concessions. “Its performance will be carefully reviewed and any steps to take this format forward will be determined by its success,” he added.
JAMESTOWN – A drug raid at 283 Fairmount Ave. Wednesday afternoon resulted in six arrests, as well as the residence being condemned, according to the Jamestown Police Department. Image by JPD.Police said they were called to assist Child Protective Services with a home check. Police said they allegedly observed what appeared to be a large quantity of crystal methamphetamine in plain open view on the table. The substance was seized and was reportedly found to weigh 29 grams.Hollie Petroff, 35, John Ferguson, 42, and Stephen Dean, 41, were all charged with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.John Kellom, 34, Jared Gilbert, 33, and Amanda Penhollow, 33, were all reportedly inside the residence. Police said they were found to have bench warrants for failure to appear. All six people were transported to Jamestown City Jail to await arraignment.The Jamestown Department of Development was called to assist before condemning the residence. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)