United Kingdom : A Plan For Action: Developing The Food Sector In Wales [tendersinfo (india)]

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The research shows that among the youngest age group (15-34), levels of internet access are broadly comparable, regardless of whether people have a disability or not (90% compared with 93%). This increases to 94% for disabled people and 97% for non-disabled people among the more affluent in this age group. However, for older (65+) less affluent disabled people, internet access levels are at their lowest (23%) which is significantly lower than among non-disabled people of the same age and socio-economic group (37%). Across all age groups, internet ownership is 55% for disabled consumers, compared with 83% for non-disabled consumers. This can partly be explained by their older profile as half of disabled people are aged 65+. The report also shows that mobile phone access is broadly comparable between disabled and non-disabled adults across most age groups. Ninety-two per cent of disabled people aged 15-34 have a mobile phone compared to 87% among non-disabled adults in this age group. Two-thirds of disabled people aged 75+ have a mobile phone but this is lower than among non-disabled people of the same age (72%). Variations by disability There are also variations by type of disability. Internet access is highest among people with hearing (64%) and visual impairments (62%) but lowest among people with mobility impairments (53%) or multiple impairments (51%). Of all disability groups, people with mobility or multiple impairments are the oldest, most likely to live alone, and have a lower household income. The majority of disabled internet users are using the internet daily or more often (73%), although this is lower than non-disabled internet users (85%). People with a visual impairment go online most frequently, with 81% of internet users accessing the internet at least once a day. They also using the internet more for social networking (53% compared with 45% for the disabled average) and job searches (25% compared with 16% disabled average and 22% non-disabled average).

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Speaking in the Senedd, the Minister spoke of the importance of focusing on strong leadership, vision and a close working relationship between business and government to help establish Wales as a world leader when it comes to food. The Minister set out a series of targeted actions to deliver sustainable jobs and growth for Wales that are both economically and environmentally sound. The strategy will focus on the following seven key areas: Market development and growth – building a strong, distinctly Welsh brand to help develop domestic and export markets, Food culture, heritage and tourism simplifying food supply routes to the tourism sector and improving the international reputation of Welsh food, Green growth helping food businesses grow while becoming more resource efficient, Supply chain efficiency working with businesses to develop business plans to increase innovation and efficiency within the industry, A more integrated food industry improving communication and developing integrated supply chains from farmer through to consumer to deliver fairer prices, build trust and produce quality produce, Food assurance and resilience developing a Food Security and Industry Assurance Network to improve preparedness for major incidents and resilience if problems occur, Health and social wellbeing working with the industry on product development and improving communications on healthy eating. The Minister said: This plan is all about action it sets out my vision that, by 2020, the quality of Welsh food will enjoy increased international recognition, food businesses will be more efficient and environmentally balanced with supply chains more integrated and adding far more value to our products here in Wales. I also hope to see consumers making well informed choices about the affordable and healthy food they need, leading to significant improvement in public health. The Minister also set out his intention to establish a Welsh Food and Drink Forum drawn from the industry to provide guidance, advice and a closer link between business and government. He explained that closer working between business and government is central to the plan, saying: I am confident that, although highly ambitious, the objectives set out in this plan can be achieved if government and industry work together. In fact, I am sure that we will achieve results that exceed our expectations. More detail on the plan will be available when the 12 week consultation is launched later this autumn. (c) 2013 Euclid Infotech Pvt. Ltd. Provided by Syndigate.info an Albawaba.com company

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The report covers total market (on- and off-premise) and includes valuable insight and analysis on cider market trends, brands, brewers, packaging, distribution channels, market valuation and pricing. What is the current market landscape and what is changing? The market for ciders fell by approaching 2% in 2012 in spite of an extraordinary surge in demand for flavored cider. What are the key drivers behind recent market changes? Conventional cider saw a drop ahead of the overall category last year. The year was shaped by the unusually wet summer and a poor trading period at Christmas. Volumes were also eroded by some price pointing in the supermarkets. What makes this report unique and essential to read? The United Kingdom Cider Market Insight report is designed for clients needing a quality in-depth understanding of the dynamics and structure of the cider market. The report provides a much more granular and detailed data set than our competitors. Key Features and Benefits This report provides readers with an excellent way of gaining a thorough understanding of the dynamics and structure of the UK cider market. This report provides readers with in-depth data on market segmentation: mainstream, premium, super premium, discount; alcoholic strength; type. This report provides data and analysis of the performance of both domestic and imported brands and reports on new product activity in 2012.

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As our second UK acquisition this year, we can leverage Interstates on-the-ground operations and tangible experience in the country to successfully transition and operate this new portfolio, generating ultimate profitability for owners, and maximizing asset value. Chardon Managements portfolio includes 32 hotels with 3,414 rooms, consisting of Holiday Inn Express and Holiday Inn branded hotels in addition to Hotel Indigo, Best Western, Choice, Ibis Styles and independent hotel brands. Interstate is a recognised world leader bringing 50 years of industry experience, dynamic relationships with quality brands and international experience to the table, said Nicola Taylor, director at Chardon Management who will now serve in an advisory capacity. Chardons relationship with Interstate ensures a really successful future, providing our staff, owners, investors, associates, and ultimately our guests with the best experience possible in the UK and Ireland hospitality industry. Chardon is one of the most esteemed independent management companies in the U.K. and a top strategic choice for Interstates targeted expansion plans, said Leslie Ng, chief investment officer of Interstate Hotels & Resorts. Were looking forward to managing this expanded portfolio with best-in-world experience, strong brand relationships and institutional-quality systems. For more information about Interstate Europe Hotels & Resorts visit www.interstatehotels.co.uk . ### About Interstate Hotels & Resorts Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of a 50/50 joint venture between subsidiaries of Thayer Lodging Group and Jin Jiang Hotels, is the leading US-based global hotel management company, operating branded full- and select-service hotels and resorts, convention centers and independent hotels worldwide. Interstate and its affiliates manage 387 hotels with 73,000 rooms in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, including six wholly owned hotels. In addition, Interstate has executed agreements to manage 40 hotels with more than 8,100 rooms under construction or development throughout the world. For more information regarding hotel management in the United Kingdom, please contact Senior Vice President, Development-Europe, Aaron Greenman, at +32 490 43 15 72 or visit www.interstatehotels.co.uk. For more information about Interstate Hotels & Resorts worldwide, please visit www.interstatehotels.com. Connect with Interstate at www.linkedin.com/company/interstate-hotels-resorts, www.facebook.com/InterstateHotels, and http://jobs.interstatehotels.com.