Bargain bread in UK

first_imgSupermarket bread on sale in London is cheaper than bread on sale in Cairo, Bangkok, Beijing and even Manchester, latest figures from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) reveal.The data, supplied exclusively to British Baker, shows a standard kilo of bread cost 61p in a London supermarket.That meant London’s supermarkets ranked 114th on bread prices out of the 130 cities the EIU tracks in its Cost of Living survey.A kilo of bread sold in a Manchester supermarket, the other UK city in the survey, came in at 69p.The data was gathered in September 2006 when the EIU sent shoppers to buy bread in three different types of retailer: a cheap outlet (a supermarket), a mid-priced outlet (for example Marks & Spencer) and an upmarket food hall or niche retailer, for example Selfridges food hall in London.The EIU’s data suggests London supermarkets are the cheapest in the EU for bread apart from Budapest (Hungary) and Sofia (Bulgaria), where a kilo of supermarket bread cost 35p and 38p respectively.The ’old’ EU countries closest in price to London are Dublin (number 77), where a kilo of bread costs 92p and Copenhagen, Denmark, (number 74), where a kilo costs £1.01.However, while London supermarket bread was comparatively cheap, bread on sale in its higher end retailers was less so at £1.64 a kilo. In this category London was ranked the 66th most expensive in the world.Based on average prices, London ranked 81st in the world and Manchester 103rd – due to London’s more expensive top-end bread.For the survey, mystery shoppers bought a standard loaf of whatever the standard weight is in a country. In the UK, a white sliced 800g loaf was used. The weight is multiplied to work out the cost of 1kg of bread.Food and drink analyst and survey editor Jon Copestake commented: “Clearly, supermarket-bought bread in the UK is a different quality to some of the commonly eaten breads in other countries. And there are also economies of scale – in the UK a typical loaf is 800g, while in Northern Europe it may be 400g.” Exchange rate fluctuations also had an impact on the comparative costings.See next week’s British Baker for the full list.last_img read more

Dodgers break through with first runs, first win of season, 5-0 over Giants

first_imgPreviousLos Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda throws to the plate against the San Francisco Giants in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt National League Championship ring prior to a Major League Baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Scott Alexander throws to the plate against San Francisco Giants in the ninth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner shows off his National League Championship ring prior to a Major League Baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chase Utley singles against the San Francisco Giants in the seventh inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chase Utley singles against the San Francisco Giants in the seventh inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)San Francisco Giants’ Hunter Pence reacts after grounding out to Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes (15) in the sixth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval throws out Los Angeles Dodgers Kyle Farmer (not pictured) in the seventh inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)San Francisco Giants center fielder Andrew McCutchen makes a sliding catch on a drive by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Logan Forsythe (not pictured) in the sixth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda throws to the plate against the San Francisco Giants in the fourth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp during the National League Championship ring ceremony prior to a Major League Baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner during the National League Championship ring ceremony prior to a Major League Baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasmani Grandal, left, along with Justin Turner (10) and teammates during the National League Championship ring ceremony prior to a Major League Baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw during the National League Championship ring ceremony prior to a Major League Baseball game against the San Francisco Giantsv at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasmani Grandal, left, along with Justin Turner during the National League Championship ring ceremony prior to a Major League Baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw smiles during the National League Championship ring ceremony prior to a Major League Baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw smiles during the National League Championship ring ceremony prior to a Major League Baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw smiles during the National League Championship ring ceremony prior to a Major League Baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts (30) shakes hands with owner Mark Walters with his National League Championship ring prior to a Major League Baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw with his National League Championship ring prior to a Major League Baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner with his National League Championship ring prior to a Major League Baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ line up with their National League Championship ring prior to a Major League Baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda throws to the plate against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts looks on against the San Francisco Giants in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez (14) doubles as San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey looks on in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor moves to third base on a double by Enrique Hernandez (not pictured) against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez high fives teammates after scoring on a single by teammate Matt Kemp (not pictured) against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp (27) watches his RBI single along with San Francisco Giants’ Buster Posey (28) as teammate Enrique Hernandez (not pictured) in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor high fives teammate after scoring the first run of the year on a sac fly ball by teammate Yasiel Puig (not pictured) against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig watches his RBI sac fly ball as teammate Chris Taylor (not pictured) scores the first run of the year against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Derek Holland throws to the plate against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda looks to the sky at the end of the second inning of a Major League Baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda throws to the plate against the San Francisco Giants in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda throws to the plate against the San Francisco Giants in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt National League Championship ring prior to a Major League Baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 33Los Angeles Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt National League Championship ring prior to a Major League Baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)ExpandLOS ANGELES – We should have learned from events earlier in the week – things couldn’t stay stopped up at Dodger Stadium forever.Scoreless through the first two games of the season and without so much as an extra-base hit since the plumbing backed up Tuesday night, the Dodgers broke through for a 5-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday.“The sky isn’t falling anymore!” Dodgers injured third baseman Justin Turner proclaimed jokingly in the hallway outside the clubhouse.Still, the offensive breakthrough was more trickle than gusher – the Dodgers had just four hits (only one after the third inning) and two of their runs scored when a miscommunication between Giants outfielders Gregor Blanco and Andrew McCutchen led to Blanco dropping what should have been an easy inning-ending fly ball. Through three games, the Dodgers have batted just .131 (11 for 84).“I think the biggest thing is the last time we were in this stadium (before this week) we were playing the World Series,” said Kike’ Hernandez who had the Dodgers’ first extra-base hit of the season, a first-inning double. “It feels really weird. It doesn’t feel like it’s the regular season yet.“I guess going 0-2 without scoring any runs was a wakeup call. It definitely feels good to get in the winning column. Now we can breathe. Fans can stop panicking. And now we can go. .. We’re going to be okay. We’re going to be fine.”With the Dodgers’ offense at least showing a pulse, the new cellar-dweller in the majors when it comes to scoring runs is the San Francisco Giants. They couldn’t keep up their one-a-day pace against Dodgers right-hander Kenta Maeda even though they outhit the Dodgers 9-4 Saturday. An 0-for-10 performance with runners in scoring position undercut that.Maeda struck out nine of the first 18 batters he faced and 10 in five scoreless innings. It was his second double-digit strikeout game since joining the Dodgers in 2016. He also struck out 13 on July 10, 2016 against the Padres. “Five innings and just on the attack from the beginning,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of Maeda. “Fastball velocity was really good. He attacked up in the zone, really all quadrants. His change was good tonight and obviously he had his slider. He kept those guys off balance, doubled up on some pitches.”Maeda became the first Dodgers pitcher to pitch with a lead this season when Chris Taylor drew a leadoff walk in the bottom of the first, went to third on Hernandez’s double — “As you all know, I am captain of the ‘Slug Club,” he joked of his extra-base breakout — and scored on a sacrifice fly by Yasiel Puig. Matt Kemp made it 2-0 with an RBI single (his first regular-season RBI as a Dodger since Sept. 28, 2014).The 18-inning scoreless streak to start the season was the second-longest in franchise history (since 1912), stopping just short of the 19 scoreless innings that started the 1968 season.“The floodgates are open now,” Hernandez joked.But the Giants’ defense was the best friend the Dodgers’ offense had Saturday. A  night after the Dodgers made four errors, the Giants made three. In the third inning, McCutchen wasn’t charged with an error but he made an ill-advised diving attempt to catch a line drive by Taylor. It bounced past him for a triple and Hernandez drove Taylor in with a sacrifice fly.An inning later, Cody Bellinger and Austin Barnes drew walks, putting runners on with two outs. Both scored when Blanco botched an easy play as McCutchen closed on him.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more