Infertility links to poor diet

first_imgA diet made consisting of low-fat and non-fat foods may harm conception and also lead to infertility issues in both men and women, says natural fertility expert Dr Natalie Kringoudis. Dr Kringoudis said that hormones needed to conceive are made up of natural fats and proteins and by eating a diet high in low fat or non-fat foods you may potentially be denying your body of natural fats needed to conceive. “When you make a food low fat you are taking out the fat and you have to replace it with something else and usually that’s sugar or something that’s not a natural substance to make it an actual food again,” Dr Kringoudis tells Neos Kosmos.“So when you do that you remove a lot of the nutritional elements so our body is not getting what it needs, so our body will continue to crave more food because nutritionally its not getting what it needs. But if you are fuelling it with the right fats, proteins and carbohydrates, your body will be satisfied with small amounts of food.” In her latest book Eat Fat, Be Thin that she co-authored with Andi Lew, the two have collaborated ideas and practices needed for people to reach their fertility goals. The book features information, recipe tips on different types of fat and what fats are essential and what your body needs nutritionally. “It really teaches people how to rethink the whole low fat and no fat concept and how that can be quite dangerous when it comes to a healthy body and reintroducing the therapeutic fats – avocados, nuts and seeds – in a good way,” she says. She said apart from diet, lifestyle plays a big part in natural conception so looking into things such as sleep, exercise and spending quality time with your partner will also benefit in trying to get pregnant. Eat Fat, Be Thin is available in all good book stores. RRP $24.95 and e-book $12.95. For further information on Dr Natalie Kingoudis visit www.thepagodatree.com.au Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Wayne Rooney to play a farewell match for England

first_imgIt has been revealed that the England National Team has held talks with Wayne Rooney for a farewell match against the United States squad.When Wayne Rooney left to play in the MLS after his second spell at Everton, England boss Gareth Southgate decided to cut him off from the squad due to the low level of performance he showed with the Toffies.The Three Lions have blossomed since then and Wayne himself has repeatedly confirmed that he is not interested in coming back, he has been questioned about the possibility because he has made an incredible return to form while playing in the MLS for DC United recently.With the club from the United States capital, the Liverpool native has brought a whole new motivation to the squad and even took them to the MLS Playoffs where they were just eliminated by Columbus Crew in penalties.Wayne Rooney actually missed a decisive shot during the shootouts and thus he ended all possibilities of becoming an MLS champion on his first season, but this new level is exactly what got the attention of the FA and they have been talking directly with the Rooney camp about the proper farewell match for the all-time goal scorer of the country.It appears that both parties have actually reached a decision, and it will happen sooner than anyone imagined.EXCLUSIVE: Wayne Rooney to make sensational England return this month! Incredible scoop by the @TheSunFootball team! https://t.co/GcJI65OhrR— Daniel Cutts (@Journo_Slash) November 4, 2018According to a report from The Sun, the FA has been talking to Wayne Rooney for several weeks about the best option for his return and they have finally reached the conclusion that the next international break could be it.England will play two matches between November 15 and 18, the second match will be a crucial one against the Croatian National Team and Southgate is not thinking about Rooney for it.However, the first match on 15 November, seems like the perfect fit for the England legend. It’s a bit poetic that the rival that will face Wayne Rooney on his farewell match, is the very same nation that has adopted him and his family on his final adventure as a professional player.The United States Men’s National Team will travel to England for a friendly match at Wembley Stadium, and it has already been decided that this is the perfect setting for Wayne Rooney to finally say goodbye to an incredible career with The Three Lions.The DC United forward would obviously play as the skipper, there will be a ceremony before the match and all the fans will have a chance to finally pay their respects to the legend that is Wayne Rooney.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.Wayne Rooney missed his penalty as DC United lost in a shoot-out to Columbus Crew. 😩The former England captain averaged a goal or assist every 86 minutes, what a start to your MLS career. 👏 pic.twitter.com/kMoZopdZQt— Coral (@Coral) November 2, 2018The career that Rooney had cannot be described in just a few words, this is arguably one of the most amazing talents that English football has seen in recent decades and his whole career speaks for him louder than anyone could write.The match against the United States would be his 120th cap, Wayne Rooney currently holds the record as the all-time goal scorer with 53 and he has competed in a total of six major tournaments with his country.In the 119 matches he has played for The Three Lions, Wayne Rooney has 71 victories, 29 draws, and 19 defeats.As another great detail for this match, the funds that get raised will be in the benefit of the Wayne Rooney Foundation which helps children in need around the world.The England legend will finally get his proper sendoff, just like he would’ve wanted it and just like he truly deserves.After this match, Wayne will be able to finally end his career in the MLS where he could play for a couple more seasons without a problem.EXCLUSIVE: Wayne Rooney to make sensational England comeback | @mcgrathmike https://t.co/JlEPit8bqR pic.twitter.com/xXo4hyVsy1— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) November 4, 2018What do you think about England’s decision to finally give Wayne Rooney his farewell match? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Maurizio Sarri praises team for match performance against Watford

first_imgMaurizio Sarri has showered his players with praises after they defeated rival team Watford 2-1 during tonight’s game.Eden Hazard scored the two goals to give The Blues victory on Boxing Day and ensured Chelsea took home the three points.It was a consolation victory as Sarri’s side was on Saturday defeated by Leicester City.“Against Leicester the mentality was good and I think we played one of the best performances of the season in the first half,” said Sarri via Chelsea’s official website.Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“What was wrong was the reaction to the negative situation, but it can happen.”“Today we did very well in our approach and the level of attention and determination was very good for 90 minutes, with continuity. So maybe in terms of quality, we played better against Leicester but today we played with a great level of application and determination.”Robert Pereyra scored the only goal for Watfordlast_img read more

After all Australias coach Arnold is happy with the teams participation

first_imgThe current champions of the AFC Asian Cup couldn’t defend their title, as they were defeated 1-0 by 2019 hosts the United Arab Emirates.Four years ago, Australia was celebrating the 2015 AFC Asian Cup championship at home.And now, they have been eliminated of the Quarterfinals of the 2019 edition.But for Australia’s coach Graham Arnold the team did well and he’s proud of them.“Football can be a cruel sport,” Arnold said to SMH.“It’s probably the only sport in the world that you can control possession, you can have much more possession, can have more chances on goal, you can spend more time in the opposition’s half and you can still lose.”An Aussie is living the “European dream” Manuel R. Medina – June 19, 2019 Defender George Timotheou is playing with Schalke in the German Bundesliga after he couldn’t appear even once in the Australian League.“We came here to the Middle East and we’ve performed very well,” he added.“The young players, the wonderful experience that the younger players have had during this tournament and the number of changes that we made … it’s been a very enjoyable tournament, it’s been a great experience for all.”“I’ll be honest – I think that we’ve done very, very well this tournament,” Arnold commented.“With the amount of players that haven’t been capped – the whole frontline for the first three games had less than 10 games between all three of them … it’s been a wonderful experience for myself, for the staff, and the country should be very proud of them.”“The style that we expect to play takes time,” he continued.“You’ve got to remember I’ve been in charge only for four months. I’ve only had eight games with these boys. The style is completely different to what they’ve ever played. It will take time.”last_img read more

Russia Builds Military Bases in Arctic

first_imgRussia has begun building military bases in its Arctic Far East.Download AudioIndependent English-language newspaper Moscow Times reported this week that ships have unloaded pre-fabricated buildings to create military installations on Russia’s Wrangel Island and Cape Schmidt. Both are about 300 miles from Alaska’s Point Hope.President Vladimir Putin this spring ordered the military to step up its presence in the region. He said last month he intends to provide security for shipping and pursue Russia’s strategic interests in the Arctic, within the limits of international law.Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, in Canada this week for an Arctic conference, says Russia’s move isn’t necessarily a precursor to future hostilities. But she says it does serve as more evidence the U.S. isn’t keeping up with the infrastructure investments it should be making in the region.“I am concerned that we as a nation are setting ourselves up for another ‘Sputnik Moment,’” she said in a written statement issued by her Senate office. “But this time (we are) falling behind more than any other country, with even non-Arctic nations like China and India investing in icebreakers and acknowledging the value of the region.”last_img read more

Mount Carmel Baptist Church to Host Anniversary Celebration

first_imgMount Carmel Baptist Church will celebrate the 138th Anniversary of the church and the 13th Anniversary of its pastor, Rev. Dr. Joseph N.Evans, on Nov. 2. The church’s anniversary service will begin at 10:10 a.m. with Rev. Carey E. Pointer, Sr. presiding. The pastor’s anniversary service will begin at 3:30 p.m. with guest preacher, Rev. Dr. Carey E. Pointer, Jr. presiding. Admission is free. For more information, contact Melton Baxter, (202) 723-1328.last_img

VIDEO Bama LB Mekhi Brown completely lost it on the sidelines and

first_imgThe second half of the National Championship has been an emotional roller coaster of momentum swings, but trailing by 10 in the 3rd quarter, Bama linebacker Mekhi Brown’s emotions got the best of him when he attacked a member of the coaching staff after getting yanked from the game for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.A ticked off Brown can be seen shouting, and then lunges at the assistant who was holding his helmet before being restrained by his teammates. Apparently Saban isn’t too concerned tonight because he’s already back in the game. He’ll worry about that tomorrow.last_img read more

RSI promises tailor made Italian itineraries

first_imgSilvana Perna, Phoenix Marketing Group, Benedetto Latteri, Italian Consul-General, Annaleen Chacon, Phoenix Marketing Group, Andrea Girolami, RSI Group, Federico Rea, Lathium Region & Enzo Luongo, Italian Government Tourist Office With travel to Italy on the rise in recent years, RSI Group,  one of the country’s premier Tour operator and DMC, are offering Australian and New Zealand customers a one-stop shop approach to planning FIT or special events in Rome and beyond. Launching their services into Australia and New Zealand, the Group hosted a briefing in Sydney in conjunction with the Italian Government Tourist Office, to discuss their product offering for Rome, the Lazio Region and Ciociaria. The company operates offices in Florence and Venice, and will soon re-open an office in Milan, offers a wide range of both business and leisure products as well as sporting events, weddings and other unique incentives. Managing Director, Andrea Girolami who attended the launch said there was renewed interest in the region due to investments toward events and new initiatives including the opening of new theme parks for families, as well as a new auditorium for the MICE market and securing the first GP Formula 1 in 2013. The Group also has a dedicated B2B Online Booking Engine which is able to offer competitive rates and easy access to travel agents.A 5 per cent growth in travelers to Italy was recorded during 2007-08 according to the Italian Government Tourist Office Australia.The RSI Group will also host similar events in Melbourne and Auckland, and will be represented in the marketplace by Phoenix Marketing Group’s Silvana Perna. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: D.Mlast_img read more

Magellan returns home for Conference in Melbourne

first_imgTravel with Purpose managing director John Spark with Cathie Rice Travel co-owner and manager Crandon Keddie.Agents and Suppliers are gathering in the Melbourne, the home town of Magellan Travel Group, for its National Conference to be held at The Sofitel Hotel, Wednesday 16 to Friday 18 September.“Things have really moved on!” said CEO, Andrew Macfarlane. “We held our first ever Conference in Melbourne back in 2008 with 30 people in attendance and now we have more than 250 member and supplier delegates joining us over the next few days.”“Once again we have over 80% of Members attending and they will be inspired and informed as well as enjoying the opportunity to engage and celebrate with fellow members and preferred suppliers alike.”“It’s been a big year for us,” Macfarlane added. “Continuing Member growth, record profit growth and winning Best Non Branded Agency Group at this year’s National Travel Industry Awards and we’re really looking forward to celebrating with our Members and sharing our plans for the future.”The Pre-Conference fun began on Wednesday with The Magellan Master’s Golf Day held at The Victoria Golf Club, sponsored by Royal Caribbean International.Meanwhile, the first business events got underway with GMs of Magellan Agencies gathering for their own networking and information sharing session, sponsored by Malaysia Airlines.“These guys run the day-to-day operations of our Member Agencies and face common challenges and opportunities”, Macfarlane said.“Providing a session just for them, independent of their Agency Owner Principals, is a great way for them to discuss the different approaches and solutions they apply in their Agencies and, ultimately, share best practice”Magellan Travel Group is Australia’s fastest growing, member-owned Travel Agent Group for high-performance, independent-branded Agencies.It currently comprises 122 high-end leisure and corporate travel agents. Magellan Travel Group is headquartered in Melbourne Australia. Magellan Travel GroupSource = Magellan Travel Grouplast_img read more

High Interest Rates Discouraging Homeowners From Selling

first_img in Data, Headlines, News Current homeowners are reluctant to sell because of concern over the ability to find another home to buy, according to Mark Fleming, Chief Economist for First American Financial Corporation.According to First American’s Potential Home Sales Model for January 2017 released on Tuesday, potential existing-home sales decreased to a 5.5 million seasonally adjusted, annualized rate (SAAR). This represents an 81.7 percent increase from the market potential low point reached in December 2008.The market for existing-home sales is underperforming its potential by 0.2 percent or an estimated 9,500 seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR) of sales, which is the smallest performance gap in the last 18 months. Last month’s revised underperformance gap was at 2 percent.“The housing market’s potential for existing-home sales fell 1.9 percent over the past twelve months, driven primarily by rising mortgage rates,” Fleming said. “The rising rates are influencing potential sellers to hold their properties off market and decreasing affordability, which modestly reduced first-time homebuyer demand.”Potential existing-home sales are 328,000 SAAR or 13.8 percent below the pre-recession peak of market potential according to First American, which occurred in July 2005.Fleming also explained that higher interest rates discourage the decision to sell because even a new mortgage for an equal amount becomes more expensive in terms of monthly debt-service payments as rates rise. He believes that an important factor in the decision to buy or sell a home should be the market’s overall health, which he says is largely a function of supply and demand.“Knowing how close the market is to a healthy level of activity can help consumers determine if it is a good time to buy or sell, and what might happen to the market in the future,” he said. “That’s difficult to assess when looking at the number of homes sold at a particular point in time without understanding the health of the market at that time. Historical context is critically important.”To read the full January 2017 Potential Home Sales Model, click here. Data First American Financial Corporation Home Sales 2017-02-21 Mirasha Brown February 21, 2017 482 Views center_img High Interest Rates Discouraging Homeowners From Selling Sharelast_img read more

Could early sweet apple Posy herald rosy future

first_img Could early sweet apple ‘Posy’ herald rosy future … October 17 , 2018 From the pages of Jim Prevor’s Perishable PunditTim York is a produce industry superstar — he has been Chairman of the Produce Marketing Association, instrumental in the formation of the Center for Produce Safety in 2007, which he chaired for many years, and he spearheaded a focus on sustainability and built a great company.So it is no surprise that he has often weighed in on important industry issues, and he has even been recognized by the Pundit with a special award. We’ve chronicled these engagements in pieces such as these:Perishable Thoughts — Building The Future Of Our IndustryTim York Takes Leadership Role In Food Safety CrisisSingle Step Award Winner — Tim York of MarkonPundit’s Mailbag – Tim York Speaks Out: PMA Hires Chief Marketing Officer Lauren Scott But Is The Industry Willing To Test And Reject Sub-Par Fruit?Tim York Will Chair Center For Produce SafetyTim York Recognized For Food Safety LeadershipDangers And Broader Implications Of Wal-Mart’s Sustainability IndexProduce Takes Greater Role In Sustainability StandardsTim York Points Out Buyer Commitment To Food SafetyA Call For An Industrywide Sustainability And Social Responsibility InitiativeIn the foodservice sector, Tim gets direct feedback from a diverse group of distributors. Just one of them, Maines Paper & Foodservice, for example, services a wide range of customers such as Darden and its fine dining concept, Capital Grille, onto Burger King, Subway, Wendy’s and IHOP. Across the national network, there are hospitals, prisons, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and more.Since Markon is a cooperative, part of Tim’s job is to make sure that the members are positioned for success, so it is no surprise that he is thinking deeply about omni-channel.In some ways, foodservice is well ahead of retail, especially with home delivery. In the younger generation, buying restaurant food on an app, such as UberEats, DeliveryDudes, Grubhub, etc., is par for the course. The nature of things gives restaurants an advantage in some ways when it comes to seamlessly serving the customer. Retailers carry many products, restaurants just a few, so, unlike retail, the out-of-stocks are not a big issue. On the other hand, the high quality of restaurant food is difficult to sustain in delivery. Is it really omni-channel if the fries just don’t taste the same at home as they do in the restaurant?The whole distinction between foodservice and retail may start to dissolve as omni-channel evolves. What is the difference if one goes to Instacart and orders a sub from a local grocery store or one goes to DoorDash and orders the same sub from Subway? Perhaps retailers will have an edge because they offer more choices. At Subway, there is “turkey,” but a grocery store may offer an assortment of brands, flavors, salt content,  etc. On the other hand, restaurants seem able to assemble an order and have it ready much faster than retailers. In America, people spend more money at foodservice than they do at grocery stores. Grocery stores are increasingly incorporating foodservice elements both to differentiate from other grocery stores and to utilize space no longer needed as many dry grocery and packaged items are bought at warehouse clubs, supercenters and online.One way that integration between retail and foodservice may be essential is to find ways to sample product. If a company such as Love Beets comes out with a new flavor of Beets, how will consumers know if buying off a telephone screen? Even more so if we move to voice ordering.Of course, we can do some things technologically. Send emails or push notifications to people who have purchased similar products, similar flavor profiles, etc. But this is probably difficult as compared to a consumer seeing the product at a store.But what if we could integrate products into restaurant menus? Kiwifruit gained currency in the US at retail only after it became trendy at restaurants. Maybe restaurants become the sampling channel for retail sales?It is to wrestle with questions such as these that Tim (left), president of Markon Cooperative, Inc. in Salinas, California, is coming to Amsterdam. We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to find out more:Q: We’re excited to capitalize on your vital insights and expertise at this year’s Amsterdam Produce Summit. It’s great you’ll be doing a full presentation in addition to rejoining the iconic, distinguished thought-leader panel to bring unique perspective to the hot topic of omni-channel, for what promises to be another vibrant thought-provoking discussion.As much of the discussion on omni-channel has been focused on retail, I am sure our audience will be curious to know how foodservice operators need to position themselves to compete as this omni-channel environment accelerates.How is the omni-channel phenomenon affecting foodservice strategies?How will the impact and integration of technology, as well as utilization of social media, affect future foodservice purchases?Then there’s the issue of channel-blurring and competitive dynamics:— retailers building meal solutions/prepared meals into their assortments and online/offline synergies raising the heat on foodservice operators.— licensing brand names — the branding of foodservice items sold in restaurants and in retail — and how these concepts tie into partnership opportunities.Overall, what are the biggest challenges and opportunities going forward and what is your advice to produce industry suppliers?A: I’ve been researching all these angles … I think Miguel Gómez, who will be presenting in Amsterdam, has done an excellent job in his preview Q&A piece of outlining what omni-channel really means — meeting the customer wherever the customer is and providing a solution that is as frictionless as possible. It’s about providing customer solutions in ways that are easiest for them.The foundation of this is about big data. You’ve got to have the right data capabilities to help in driving these strategies.Q: Times have certainly changed … is the foodservice industry mastering that challenge?A: We’re in a very competitive battle for consumers. You know there are one million restaurants in the United States. There’s an explosion of ways in which we can eat food, whether it’s pick it up at a retail store, pick it up at a restaurant, have it delivered, or consume it on site. There are numerous ways you can do that, and numerous places, including vendors with food trucks and kiosks and those sorts of things.It’s a cut-throat environment, and that’s one of the reasons I think you’re seeing this focus on omni-channel approach.The interesting thing is how very new this concept is, at least the technology of it for restaurants. If you go into Nation’s Restaurant News, there is virtually nothing on the topic. If you go into the National Restaurant Association, you have two articles over the past five years that use the terminology omni-channel.Not just the terminology, but the concept of omni-channel is relatively new for foodservice. Certainly there are some lessons we can take from how it’s functioning in the retail environment.Q: What lessons are those?A: As we’re talking about this, omni-channel is really looking at the overall customer experience and then looking at sales across all channels. Rather than trying to focus strictly within restaurants, we’re looking at different ways and different channels of getting at that.It’s about providing customers the same products via offline and online and making it seamless.One of the highlights is the focus on the branding that is necessary. Let me give you an example of how branding can be affected positively and negatively…Take a chain like PF Chang’s. I don’t know the quality of the chain’s loyalty program or omni-channel strategy, but you can get PF Chang’s in at least four different ways. One would be to go eat at the restaurant itself. The others would be to have the product delivered from the restaurant, or you could order and pick it up to eat at home or somewhere other than the restaurant. The fourth way is to visit the frozen food department of your retailer and buy PF Chang’s frozen entrées you cook yourself.Q: Will that frozen entrée deliver the same satisfaction?A: Here’s where branding is critical and where the opportunities and vulnerabilities come into play for foodservice operators. I would suggest first off that what comes in a frozen package that you cook at home isn’t going to be the same quality or the same experience coming out of a restaurant.Sitting down at a restaurant and having a hot sizzling steak served to you on a steaming plate at your table is a different experience than when some delivery person picks it up at PF Chang’s, makes two other stops along the way, and brings your order to your front door in a paper sack, not as hot, and not as presentable in a cardboard container.So, there are some hurdles we must overcome in the restaurant industry as to how we present ourselves, how we transfer that same branding experience we would get in a restaurant to the other channels. One of the challenges around omni-channel is making sure we’re providing the same experience.Starbucks is a good case study, Jim (Prevor) and I were talking about Starbucks. The Starbucks rewards app is top of the list for omni-channel. You can get a seamless user experience across all channels. You’ve got an opportunity to load your Starbucks’ card, and to check your card balance through your phone, through their website or at the store.Your information and balance are updated in real time across all those same channels, and you can accumulate rewards or track purchases across all three channels. And Starbucks does it well.Another interesting thing I read about Starbucks… because people order via its app, Starbucks doesn’t have the ability to manage order flow at a restaurant. You manage flow within a restaurant when people stand in line.You can only take so many orders and serve so many people at a time. On an app, you could have 15 orders come up at the same time. Another challenge is how do restaurants manage those peak period times when they have so many customers. It’s a nice problem to have, but it’s something you have to think about.It is also a big problem for retail. People don’t just want delivery, just like they don’t want just coffee; they want to know they can reliably get their delivery in a certain time period and that their coffee will be ready within a few minutes.Let me share some other thoughts with you. Interestingly enough, if you look at how restaurant online ordering has evolved, you have a certain percent of total restaurant orders placed digitally via app, internet or text. In 2014, those online orders amounted to 2 percent of total orders, and in 2018, it’s only 5 percent. That’s still 95 percent of orders placed in house.Now those numbers are across all restaurants. Starbucks is probably much higher than that, and there are others that are much lower. It shows you that for the industry as a whole, consumers haven’t really adapted this omni-channel approach perhaps as broadly as they have in retail.However retailers, restaurants and the whole supply chain need to have an eagle eye around this area. Investment bank UBS published a report called Is the Kitchen Dead? – Millennials are three times as likely to order from an app as their parents are, and food delivery apps are, on average, in the top 40 most downloaded apps. Growth is fast, and UBS put it this way: “There could be a scenario where by 2030 most meals currently cooked at home are instead ordered online and delivered from either restaurants or central kitchens.”Of course, how supermarkets evolve depends on how this picture plays out. Even if people cook less, they may order from the foodservice department of their grocery store.Going back to Starbucks and what it has done, it used to only allow members of its Starbucks Rewards loyalty program to use its app. That was around 15 million people who were members and thus eligible. Then Starbucks’ executives realized that the data they could derive from people using the app was priceless. So they opened it up to all 60 million customers they have each month.”In effect, what Starbucks is doing is finding ways to gather information so this giant company can personalize the customer experience the way a local coffee shop with owner-operators might have been able to do in years past.”What they’ve done now is track additional data by requiring Wi Fi sign-in and requiring registrations for promotions. This has enabled Starbuck’s to provide you as a consumer personalized fields based on your buying habits. In effect, what Starbucks is doing is finding ways to gather information so this giant company can personalize the customer experience the way a local coffee shop with owner-operators might have been able to do in years past.Starbucks also has a multi-faceted business model that practically screams omni-channel. They have the company-operated Starbucks’ outlets, they have licensed arrangements to offer Starbucks’ coffee in locations such as hospitals, universities, airports… and grocery stores. You can buy their branded coffee at retail stores. They also have a multi-brand concept. In fact do you know who the second largest coffee roaster and wholesaler is in the United states, after Starbucks? That is Seattle’s Best Coffee, a subsidiary of Starbucks! It is a more mainstream brand with relationships with Burger King, Subway, Chevron gas stations, AMC Movie theaters…and Safeway.I ran across another program called SevenRooms. I’m not sure where they got that terminology, but it’s a cloud-based restaurant reservations system that operators use.Q: Is this a customer data collection system?A: What they can do is begin to create detailed customer profiles; what are their preferred dining times, what are their preferred entrees, are they vegan or pescatarians, do they have allergies, what are their wine preferences, even keep track of what kind of service they like — should you be hovering and hands on all the time, or disappear. So, it’s about the customer experience and being able to tailor that.Q: This pushes back against the impersonalized effects that can ensue because of growing automatization, in somewhat of an ironic twist.A: Why this is an interesting subject is because that was the thing you could only get with a mom-and-pop kind of restaurant, where you know the clients when they walk in the door and they know you, and they say, ‘Hi Norm,’ and they know what you want.Now you’re transferring that ability to multiple restaurants that can track what your preferences are and know you in a more intimidate way than was possible before.Obviously, the whole idea behind this is increasing customers and driving repeat business.Q: How do you think some of this information translates to a retailer?A: You asked about meal kits earlier… Kroger bought a company called Home Chef earlier this year. In essence, Kroger said, “we want to be where our customers are and make it easier for them.”I think it’s perfectly logical that retailers are in the home meal replacement business. Consumers are already stopping in the supermarket for milk or bananas and taking care of their other shopping needs, so at the same time can pick up a meal kit very easily.You don’t have the extra cost and waste of all the packaging like Styrofoam that goes with all the home delivery meals. That makes sense to me, but if we had one or two stand-alone meal kit companies, I think that’s the limitation.Q: Are you speaking about consolidation of the category here?A: I don’t know how many home meal replacement type companies there are, but I guess some are going to fall by the wayside; some more successful ones will be acquired by retailers and some others will go out of business I believe.It’s interesting also as I’m reading up on omni-channel and even multi-channel, how it’s written about in foodservice compared to retailers. Subway MyWay rewards program, which they introduced earlier this year, integrates a smart phone app, online and instore kiosk ordering, and you earn rewards on your dollars spent, and you also get surprise offers and special promotions.The omni-channel approach in foodservice is different so far than how it’s being applied in retail. I don’t know if I’ve checked off all your boxes.Q: This is great. I’m wondering if we can now move our discussion into the produce arena, so important to your strategic thinking for growth. All one needs to do is open your profile on the Markon website highlighted by your mantra: “I am inspired by the opportunity to increase foodservice produce consumption through innovative products, packaging, and preparation.”A: One of the changes in dining habits we’re seeing is the longer trend of the plant-forward approach — reduction in the size of proteins, and even meatless Mondays has caught on a bit. There is a move away from strictly protein and making it more of a plant-focused plate.In the Great Recession, beef prices went up and consumers had less money to spend, so we saw smaller and different cuts of meat. We saw the emergence of the snout-to-tail approach with meats where they’re using all parts of the carcass. At the same time, we saw the advance of this plant- based approach because of the lower serving cost of vegetables.But what we’ve really seen is how foodservice operators and chefs are using traditional techniques and the same applications of preparing meats for fresh produce. One example, maybe more of a fad than a trend, is using jack fruit in BBQ sauce and shredding it so it appears as a BBQ pork sandwich. You’d be hard pressed to know the difference whether you’re eating jack fruit or eating pork. It’s cooked the same way and mirrors that same flavor.You even have the impossible burger, the meatless burger phenomenally close to what a regular hamburger tastes like and looks like. Even beyond that, you have the techniques of charring, barbecuing and searing vegetables the same way in which we cook a steak or another protein, and how approachable this can be for a consumer. These are familiar cooking techniques but applied in a different way.Q: The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) calls it the Protein Flip… I covered a fiery competition at CIA in collaboration with the Mushroom Council for Produce Business (“Veggie Forward Dishes Become Trendy”), where student chefs were tasked with innovating the best “blenditarian” burger, while flipping the produce/protein proportions.A: Now the protein is being used to flavor the dish, but produce is dead center. These are new ways of looking at eating and meal preparation.I’m proud to say in my 40-year career, we’re in the right business to be in. We’re not in the beef industry, we’re not RJ Reynolds… we’re in a space where people want to be, and love our products.Online, we should be considering our responsibility to help inspire new ideas, new usages and new items that address this trend.Q: Can you talk about the influences of social media and platforms like Instagram.A: One of the trends is the “instagrammable effect.” Chefs are actually thinking of how their dishes will look on an Instagram photo, and how to make it attractive. I believe the reason why watermelon radishes became so popular is because they look so good in photography. People think about that when making plate presentations. Watermelon radishes are an example of how we’ve seen that applied. It helped drive radish consumption.l saw where a restaurant had really interesting mosaic tile on the floor in the bathroom, so people were taking pictures of their feet on the tile floor. The customer restaurant experience was being extended to the bathrooms and taking pictures of their shoes! Those are Millennials for you.Q: I find it funny when people are doing a whole twitter feed of what they are eating and taking pictures of their food every day and putting it on Instagram… but executives tell stories where a customer photo of a creative dish travels through the Internet and everyone gravitates to that restaurant… or sales go through the roof on a unique produce item being shared on Facebook…A: It makes me crazy sometimes to go to a restaurant and see Millennials taking all these pictures of their food and posting them on social media, but this is the reality we’re in. The results are not always positive.Q: Did you have a chance to read Lisa Cork’s two-part preview Q&A (here and here) for her talk in Amsterdam? She warns how social media posts can annihilate a company’s brand or reputation. She implores produce industry executives to take control of how their brands are being portrayed and utilized online…A: I did, and I’m looking forward to hearing Lisa’s presentation and having the chance to speak with her in Amsterdam. In the same way, anyone can write a review whether factual or not.We had a restaurant in Texas a few months ago that had a rodent problem and wanted to blame it on us but it wasn’t our fault. In any case, the photos went viral and the restaurant’s sales dropped by half. Things can happen very quickly. And even the people you don’t think are paying attention to social media, the news reaches them and they’re hearing that message also.Q: To provide more context, could you provide the evolution of Markon toward this omni-channel future and how you’re working with companies in this quest?A: One of the ways in which our members are looking at these different channels… Gordon Foodservice has about 175 Gordon Foodservice Stores, more like cash-and-carry stores.Those are good for large families and home consumers, but they’re selling many of the same products that are being sold in the restaurants. An operator can go into one of those stores and get additional products between receiving deliveries, or if the chain is too small, they can come and pick up the products they need on a regular basis.Here again, it’s about coming up with solutions and being there for customers wherever they are. And Gordon Foodservice, of course, has data tracking your purchases and suggesting items. They’ve really put a stronger focus on having a multi-channel product approach. And other companies are in it, such as Shamrock Foods.Q: What are your projections for foodservice advancements in omni-channel? From what you describe, the channel in general is relatively new to this space, or at least not moving at the same pace as the retail side…A: I’m not comfortable projecting specific numbers, but clearly there is a need for operators to use and collect big data to help them meet the customer where the customers are. That requires figuring out individual customer needs in a very targeted way. What you learn may be counterintuitive.Q: Do you have any examples?A: If you look at who eats at fast food restaurants, my guess would have been the No. 1 users would be less affluent people. Actually, what we find is the more affluent you are, the more frequently you eat at fast food establishments; lower income 31 percent compared to higher income 42 percent for visits per week to a QSR.In terms of omni-channel growth in foodservice, I can only point you to the numbers I shared earlier that only 5 percent of orders are placed online. It certainly reduces young people’s need to interact with each other.I think there is an older generation that yearns to have interaction, whereas the younger generation can be happy not talking to anyone and get just what they want without any human interaction. This is why we need multiple strategies to appeal to many different customers.”You can take home a meal kit from a supermarket, and it doesn’t matter if it’s in the cart one hour or three hours or if you stop along the way to have a drink with friends.”  USDA authorizes Moroccan raspberry imports … Australia expects bumper avocado crop, plans expor … center_img Global Grape Summit wrap-up part two: Consumer res … It’s interesting, I go back to what I said before. Foodservice is not as evolved in thinking about omni-channel as retailers, and maybe it’s just the nature of the product. You can take home a meal kit from a supermarket, and it doesn’t matter if it’s in the cart one hour or three hours or if you stop along the way to have drink with friends.In foodservice, however, if you’re leaving that restaurant with the meal or if it is not delivered quickly or packaged properly, we know this directly affects the quality, and it’s one of the things foodservice is concerned about.Q: I can tell you that retailers are also concerned about the scenario you describe where food can be left in a consumer’s hot car for hours in terms of affecting the quality…A: That’s a valid point. There are a couple of instances in foodservice where chains are looking to address some of these concerns. Subway is one of them. Subway is testing delivery. They have an app and also have a Google product, called RCS, Rich Communication Services. It’s a messaging app not specific to Subway, that you can do an order, arrange pickup or delivery, find special offers, prepare order, and track your rewards all through this google product. What Subway is trying to do is make a seamless and convenient experience for the customer, give customers what they want when and where they want it. Dunkin’ Donuts, which just changed its name to just Dunkin’ because of the health issues associated with the donut connotation, is also experimenting with new concepts.  They’re saying customers want a seamless experience between brick-and-mortar and ecommerce. Those are two other examples in foodservice I can point to that are really doing it well.The common elements of omni-channel approach to foodservice, bricks-and-mortar potential for delivery, an app from which they can order and then track their order. Domino’s has an app where you can actually follow your pizza within the store, rolling out the crust and putting sauce and cheese on it is one step, another step is when it’s going into the oven…and you can track that on the app. I’m not sure how many of us are that excited about following our Domino pizza, but the concept is interesting.They’re trying to give consumers an experience. Newer generations are looking for an experience and how do you deliver that when they’re not walking into a restaurant and ordering takeout.  So, we’re looking to do that through customized apps and rewards programs, and to make it fun and engaging like following your Domino’s pizza in the system from the preparation process through delivery.Q: What advice do you have for produce suppliers along the supply chain?A: So much of what we read about omni-channel is about telling stories, such as Starbuck’s Guatemalan coffee grower who’s in the hills of Antigua at 6,200 feet, and it’s a third-generation family. They really bring that transparency and story to life.We’ve talked about this in the past… our industry needs to tell our story, and it’s a continuation of that; what takes place, who’s the farmer behind that fruit, how the product was raised and where, a fourth-generation farm in the Salinas Valley, or grown with irrigated water melted from snowy mountains in Sierra, California… You know, there’s a whole lot of romance that goes into it. Restaurants understand how to romance and create an experience, and that’s what growers and shippers need to think about and convey.At the same time, technology from a logistics standpoint in the different channels is a critical component. Accenture is working with Subway to help them be more efficient in the supply chain and just-in-time, better scheduling for employees during busy times, and all the information accumulating from the app and online from restaurant ordering to help improve efficiencies and costs.Today’s consumers want to order any time through any channel and pick up food at their convenience. That can be a tall order even for a leading brand, to make sure every touch point is covered on the front end, as well as on the back end and how to make operations more efficient and so on.The retail and foodservice environment is very competitive.  We’ve used the term for years ‘share of stomach,’ and everyone is fighting for it.Q: At the Amsterdam Produce Summit, industry leaders across channels and countries come together to identify common interests and share ideas. Are there particular things you’re looking to learn or goals you have in mind? A: As we’ve seen in past conferences you’ve put on, it is fascinating the information you bring; hearing what the other speakers have to say, and how that applies to our own channels. I like hanging out with smart people and exploring how we can help the industry develop and innovate. Sometimes omni-channel is thought of in a very simplistic way: Bricks or clicks. Digital or physical. But the evolution of foodservice has us think more broadly. Since the goal of omni-channel is to service the customers where and when and how they wish, the best way to look at omni-channel is through the prism of various customer interactions.At a restaurant, consumers may:1) Walk in a place and order and wait.2) Send an order online through a computer screen for pick-up.3) Send an order with a mobile app and pick-up4) Order with a voice device for pick-up5) Send an order online through a computer screen for delivery6) Send an order with a mobile app for delivery7) Order with a voice device for delivery8) Call in and place an order for pick-up9) Call in and place an order for delivery10) Make a reservation by phone and eat in the restaurant11) Make a reservation on a computer screen and eat at the restaurant12) Make a reservation on a mobile app and eat at the restaurant.13) Make a reservation via a voice device and eat at the restaurant14) Walk in and dine at the restaurantThat is at laest 14 different customer interactions or channels to be considered. Add in buying the same foods or brands via retail options and there are many more.Maintaining consistency and customer satisfaction across these channels is no easy task.Come and join us in Amsterdam as we “grill” Tim York to explore the answers and what opportunities are created for retail, foodservice and the produce supply chain by this new world of omni-channel.The Amsterdam Produce Summit gathers the best and the brightest for education and interchange to understand and to help create a new tomorrow for the produce industry.Join us in Amsterdam and position yourself and your organization to be a winner in the years ahead.You can register for The Amsterdam Produce Summit right here.If you need a hotel room in our headquarters hotel, just let us know here.If you want more information about the Spouse/Companion Program, just ask here.And let us know here if you want information on the tours, conducted on November 14, one day after our one-day conference.If you are interested in exhibiting or sponsoring the event, let us know here.This is the only event of its type in the world. 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first_imgThe recent court decisions reversing payroll reductions imposed on civil servants as part of an austerity drive in 2012 were a vindication and should be honoured, the leader of the main government workers union Pasydy said on Wednesday.Speaking at the union’s 56th congress, which was attended by President Nicos Anastasiades, Glafkos Hadjipetrou censured those who criticised the judges of the administrative court for “doing their duty” in issuing the decisions that annulled the austerity measures.But in his own address to the congress, Anastasiades warned that the state planned to appeal the decisions and reminded civil servants that when he came to power early in 2013 the government was effectively broke.In its decision on Friday, the court said a freeze of incremental pay rises, a 3 per cent contribution to pensions, and a reduction in civil servants’ pay was in violation of article 23 regarding the protection of the right to property and therefore unconstitutional.“Instead of the people who had their salaries reduced illegally, inexcusably, and unconstitutionally complaining, which kept them from meeting their obligations, you have the government and others complain because they will be paid five years later,” Hadjipetrou said.The union chief added that the state currently has enough money to pay the civil servants, arguing that it had a surplus of around €650m for this year.He said only those who filed the lawsuit were eligible for compensation comprising all the benefits they should have been getting since 2012. The state however must restore salaries across the board, a move that would cost around €200m per year.Hadjipetrou reiterated that banks were to blame for the crisis but despite the union’s warnings “instead of measures to correct the wrongs in the inflated banking sector, a series of laws approved in 2011, 2012, and 2013, reduced civil servants’ pay and pension rights.”He said even though belatedly, the union had been vindicated.Hadjipetrou said there had been misleading statements by officials, the mass media and others regarding the impact on the economy. Some spoke of a “€5bn bombshell” while others suggested Cyprus would need a fresh bailout.Citing the view of former attorney-general Alecos Markides, Hadjipetrou said “the right to property cannot be curtailed by law for public interest reason.” The same view was shared by Petros Clerides, who was the attorney-general when the disputed legislation was passed.“These opinions were ignored and the recent court decisions fully vindicate their positions,” Hadjipetrou said.In his speech, Anastasiades said the government will appeal the court decision and will also request a suspension of execution.“Whether certain measures will be put in place would depend on the state’s financial condition,” he said.Anastasiades told civil servants he was at the congress as the leader of a government which was aware of certain unpleasant realities.He reiterated that the laws in question were passed by a different administration, but they were deemed completely necessary in what was ultimately an unsuccessful bid to avoid the bailout obligations the country assumed later.“What I know is that when I took over, the state’s available cash was enough for just a month’s salaries, not taking into account €3.5bn in loan repayments which were due in June 2013,” Anastasiades said.The measures enabled the government to put reforms in place like the guaranteed minimum income to vulnerable groups, gradually raise low incomes, and push to introduce a national health scheme and a number of other reforms that will bring better conditions he said. You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityMake earthquake insurance a family priorityCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoVarosha move merely a ‘PR stunt’ by Ozersay, expert saysUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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money and announcing they would stop while he continues talks with Kim whom he repeatedly praised as a solid negotiating partner His statement was quickly portrayed by critics as a major unreciprocated concession to a country that only last year was threatening Seoul and Washington with nuclear war It also seemed to leave officials in South Korea where the presence of US troops has long been described as necessary to maintaining peace on the peninsula and possibly even the US military in Seoul completely off guard Seoul’s presidential office told The Associated Press that it was trying to parse Trump’s comments The South Korean military seemed similarly surprised "At this current point there is a need to discern the exact meaning and intent of President Trump’s comments" Seoul’s Defense Ministry said adding that there have been no discussions yet with Washington on modifying drills set for August US forces in South Korea said it has "received no updated guidance on the execution or cessation of training exercises" and will continue to coordinate with South Korean partners and maintain the current posture until it receives an updated guidance from the Department of Defense or the Indo-Pacific Command Trump’s comments will be questioned by many in South Korea and beyond with some seeing in them an effort by North Korea to drive a wedge between Seoul and Washington North Korea regularly calls the military exercises provocative preparations for a northward invasion and many of the scariest standoffs in recent years on the Korean Peninsula have happened when the drills were being staged Outside analysts believe the North objects to the drills because it must spend precious resources on its own war games and troop movements North Korea also insists that the US troop presence in the South as well as its nuclear "umbrella" over allies Seoul and Tokyo are part of America’s "hostile" policy toward the North "I want to bring our soldiers back home" Trump said although he added that it’s "not part of the equation right now" Then he said: "We will be stopping the war games which will save us a tremendous amount of money unless and until we see the future negotiation is not going along like it should But we’ll be saving a tremendous amount of money Plus I think it’s very provocative" The comments could fundamentally change the way the United States whose alliance with Seoul was forged after a 1950 surprise attack by the North started the Korean War operates in South Korea Trump’s announcement that the US would stop military exercises his description of those drills as "provocative" and his suggestion that he wants to pull US troops out at some point are "all things that Trump is putting on the table as concessions all in exchange for some vague promises by the North Koreans" said Paul Haenle a former China director at the White House National Security Council in the Barack Obama and George W Bush administrations Annual military drills between Washington and Seoul have been a major source of contention between the Koreas for years and analysts have wondered whether their continuation would hurt the inter-Korean detente that since an outreach by Kim in January has replaced last year’s insults and threats of war North Korea last month broke off a high-level meeting with Seoul over South Korea’s participation in a two-week military exercise with the United States North Korea’s state media referring to the drills recently demanded that Washington "stop the acts of threatening its dialogue partner by force" Since the 1970s the United States and South Korea have held a major summertime exercise called Ulchi Freedom Guardian that involves tens of thousands of troops There are also annual springtime drills Drills called Team Spirit one of the largest annual military manoeuvres in the world at the time were held from 1976 until 1993 when after North Korea agreed to dismantle its existing nuclear facilities the exercises were cancelled and have not been held since Moon Seong Mook a former South Korean military official said Trump’s comments on the drills confirmed what many in South Korea had feared all along — that North Korea would attempt to drive a wedge between Washington and Seoul and gain substantial concessions from an unconventionalUS president who thinks much less of the traditional alliance than his predecessors "The core of the US-South Korea alliance is the US troops stationed in South Korea and the joint US-South Korea military drills but the American military presence in South Korea wouldn’t mean much if the militaries don’t practice through joint drills" said Moon now a senior analyst for the Seoul-based Korea Research Institute for National Strategy "I am concerned that the summit between Trump and Kim will prove to be a setback in the global efforts to denuclearise North Korea and also introduce instability in the alliance between Seoul and Washington" 2016 Write to Mahita Gajanan at mahita. 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