Gluten-free brand signs deal with Asda

first_imgSix products from chilled gluten-free brand NO.G will be launched in up to 245 stores Asda this week. The launch will be backed with an introductory price of £2 and a promotional tour of selected stores across the country.The custom built NO.G van – a converted 1957 2CV horsebox – will visit a number of stores giving out free samples to customers as well as more information on the brand.The NO.G range includes pies (chicken, bacon and leek, steak and ale, vegetable), Quiche Lorraine, cheese and onion quiche and crustless garden veg and Feta quiche.NO.G – certified gluten free by Coeliac UK – was launched in April 2014 by Nottingham-based Riverside Bakery. The range is also stocked by Ocado and Sainsbury’s.NO.G brand manager Sam Benjamin said: “More and more people are looking for interesting and delicious free from products. Customers love the high quality and great taste of our products and the fact that you don’t have to be a coeliac to enjoy them.”last_img read more

Strawberry Festival postponed; Owego businesses feel economic strain

first_img“Without having the festival, that’s a huge economic loss for the Village of Owego. When you’re talking about usually bringing in 20,000 people to our downtown, and providing opportunities for outside vendors to come in, for our own businesses in the village, it’ll be a huge loss for us,” said President of the Historic Owego Marketplace, Bradley Crews. “With an event like ours, you have to have a mass gathering permit in New York State. It’s issued by the Department of Health. We finally came to the conclusion that it’s highly unlikely we’re going to get that level of the permit we need by June,” said co-chair of the event, Wendy Post. “We got flooded by the business upstairs, so we lost our equipment. We closed in November, and we had just opened up two Tuesdays before this all hit,” said Pidcoe. 2020 would have been the 40th anniversary of the event, which typically draws tens of thousands of people. “We’re purchasing gift certificates from as many businesses as we can, we’re putting them online, you can look at our pages to figure out how to win one of those,” said Crews. Crews also says the business community will continue to focus on recovering at this time, and working toward a vision of what downtown Owego will look like as businesses reopen. With the festival postponed due to the coronavirus, many Owego businesses are feeling the economic pressure now, more than ever. (WBNG) — Owego’s beloved annual event, the Strawberry Festival, has been postponed until next year. Local printing and art shop business owner, John Pidcoe, says he’s feeling the loss, as he’s already started printing signs for businesses attending the festival. He says he’s already had a few hits to this business, and this is just another one. The Historic Owego Marketplace says they’re doing everything they can to support businesses like Pidcoe’s. If you would like to enter to win a gift card, visit this link.last_img read more