Canada Bread Company, the parent company of the UK’s biggest bagel supplier Maple Leaf Bakery, will take no further action following an internal investigation into allegations that an employee at its UK bakery operations may have sought to influence the pricing of a competitor. Lynda Kuhn, senior vice president, communications and consumer affairs, told British Baker that initial allegations made in a tabloid newspaper in December 2008 involving The Bagel Group – a company Maple Leaf had previously been in talks with to acquire – were unfounded and that no evidence had been supplied to substantiate the claims, despite requests. She said: “While we requested a copy of the video tape [which allegedly showed an employee involved in price fixing], we have not received it – and no further action will be taken by the company.” The Office of Fair Trading does not plan to conduct an investigation into the matter.
Paddy Power politics has announced Nigel Farage as the face of its recruitment drive to fill the vacant ‘Head of Trump Betting’ vacancy.The bookmaker revealed the move in a witty blog posted on 1 April, which led many to believe it was merely an April Fools joke. Confusion reigned supreme but Paddy Power have since confirmed that it’s deadly serious about the move.The blog jests: “After a disastrous year of political cock-ups – two words for you: Brexit and Trump – we are determined not to make the same mistakes again in 2017, and have turned to a political heavyweight to guide us.”It continues: “We’ve decided to recruit Nigel Farage, who correctly predicted the results of both the EU Referendum and the US Presidential Election, to revitalise the traders’ approach to political betting.”It also quotes Farage as saying: “So Paddy Power lost $4.5 million (£3.6 million) on Trump’s election last year – another example of EU-based idiocy. Clearly, they need help – and independence from the anti-Trump narrative that has dogged their thinking recently.”The operator services over 100 markets dedicated to Donald Trump’s reign in its dedicated ‘Trump Hub’ which was launched in February. The role is still published on its corporate site and on its LinkedIn, with applicants required to have the following competencies…Technical Competencies: Excellent betting knowledgeAptitude at Excel and wrestling techniques a distinct advantageAwareness of national security situation in Sweden beneficialBetter understanding of global politics than Donald Trump. Which won’t exclude many.Education, Qualifications & Experience:Being multi-lingual is a distinct advantage – particularly if you specialise in decoding TrumpismsIdeal candidate would have a good knowledge of which one’s Melania and which one’s Ivanka Submit StumbleUpon Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Bakhshi and Shaddick launch ‘Art of the Possible’ podcast tracking US 2020 developments August 10, 2020 Related Articles Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Share Share