Yorkshire’s local foodstuffs will be on sale in Waterstones’ Café W, Coney Street, York, thanks to the book shop giant choosing local producers to supply the branch, such as Shipley bakery, Just Desserts.This decision has been applauded by Yorkshire’s Regional Food Group.Jamie Hanslip, bookshop manager at Waterstones York, said: “I am delighted to say that Café W at Waterstones York has been an incredible success, thanks in no small part to the support of our fantastic local suppliers, who have really helped to build our reputation with their delicious produce. It gives us real pleasure to be able to champion the food of some of Yorkshire’s finest producers and the customer response has been brilliant.”Instead of using international coffee chains, Café W, Yorkshire sources 90% of food and drink in the café locally, to help boost the local economy.These local suppliers were selected by Waterstones with help from organisation DeliciouslyorkshireJo Satariano, marketing manager at Deliciouslyorkshire said: “It’s great news to see a national chain like Waterstones putting local food on their agenda. Being able to supply Café W at York is a fantastic opportunity for some of our smaller producers and we were thrilled to be able to help the Waterstones team find the local suppliers they needed to make the café a success.”Just Desserts, the Shipley-based bakery, will be supplying premium handmade desserts to the newly launched café.James O’Dwyer, managing director of the dessert company, said “Supplying the new Cafe W at Waterstones in York is hugely significant and it’s great that they are offering their customers a local flavour by championing the best food and drink from the region.“To be associated with a high-profile company sends out positive messages about how we are perceived as a supplier. It also helps to raise our local and national profile, as well as providing a solid platform to develop new business and further extend our distribution area.”Café W is a concept being rolled out nationally by Waterstones, which now has 20 bookshops housing the unique coffee and food shops. More are scheduled to open in 2014.
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Amendments to the NCUA’s chartering and field-of-membership rules go into effect Oct. 14, NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood wrote in a letter to federal credit unions (20-FCU-03). These changes will allow a credit union applying for NCUA approval of a community charter, expansion, or conversion to designate a Combined Statistical Area (CSA) or an individual, contiguous portion of a CSA as a well-defined local community (WDLC) if the area has a population of 2.5 million or less.Beginning Oct. 14, 2020, prospective and existing federal credit unions seeking a community charter may use a CSA or portions of a CSA (within certain limitations, as defined in the rule) as a basis for defining their proposed service area without documenting how a CSA’s residents interact or share common interests.The rule also clarifies that an applicant credit union must provide the NCUA with the business rationale used to define a CSA or Core-Based Statistical Area (CBSA) if the defined area does not include an area’s largest county or named city. continue reading »