Pork Farms Group, the chilled food producer, has rebranded as Addo Food Group, following the acquisition of the chilled savoury pastry business Kerry Foods. The new corporate name for the group is being launched with new signage across the Addo estate. The rebrand will also see its site in Nottingham renamed as Tottle Bakery and its Shaftesbury site rebranded to Dorset Foods.Chris Peters, group managing director of Addo Food Group, said: “With the recent addition of new sites and brands following our acquisition of Kerry’s chilled savoury pastry business, we wanted a new group name to represent our identity as a forward thinking and innovative food company, and to allow us to demonstrate our new breadth of products and brands.”Addo’s current sales revenues are £270m and the company has a market share of 34% (Kantar Worldpanel 52 weeks ending June 21, 2015). Addo sells 256m products every year under both its own brands and the brands of its major retail partners.The group is made up of six Addo business units: Dorset Foods, Riverside Bakery, Palethorpes Bakery, Poole Bakery, Tottle Bakery and Spalding Bakery.
Three intra-state rivals, three victories.That’s how the Wisconsin Badgers (9-2) finished their six-day series against in-state teams after Monday night’s 70-56 defeat of the Green Bay Phoenix (4-7) at the Kohl Center. Forward Jon Leuer led all players with 22 points while also contributing eight rebounds and three assists, while forward Mike Bruesewitz scored 18 points and pulled down four rebounds. Much of the first half was close, but in the final 8:47, the Badgers built an 18-8 run that the Phoenix never fully recovered from.“Especially in the second part of the first half, we stepped up our energy on defense, and you could kind of feel we were getting them to take tough shots,” Leuer said. “A lot of times, they were in late shot clock situations, so they had to force up some shots. Any time you can make a team do that, their percentage is going to go down.”For the game, Green Bay shot 40.4 percent from the field, but their first half percentage of just 28.6 was crucial. Wisconsin, meanwhile, never lost its shooting stroke, finishing 48.8 percent from the field. Three-point shooting also widened the gap between the two teams, as the Badgers shot 10-17 (58.8 percent) from behind the arc while the Phoenix converted only 4-15 (26.7 percent).“Our points per possession were pretty good,” UW head coach Bo Ryan said. “We got to the line, and for the most part, we hit them. Our three-point shot selection was excellent.”Uncharacteristically, Wisconsin turned the ball over 11 times, including a five-second violation on Jordan Taylor on the game’s first possession. Green Bay had 10 turnovers, but the Badgers were able to capitalize better, scoring 18 points off turnovers to the Phoenix’ 10.“Sometimes you drift; I thought we drifted just a little,” Ryan said of UW’s turnovers. “Sometimes that happens; you’ve just got to catch yourself, and when you get into those moments, you’ve got to find ways to get out of them.”Taylor committed only two turnovers the remainder of the game, and he finished with 10 points, six assists and five rebounds. The improved play in the second-half proved critical, as Green Bay shot 51.7 percent from the field in the final period. Wisconsin’s largest lead came with 12:50 remaining in the second half and the score at 46-28. Eight minutes later, though, the Phoenix were within 10 after center Alec Brown converted on a layup. The 7-1, 215 lb. freshman tied in scoring with guard Rahmon Fletcher, as each contributed 18 points.“I thought they did a great job of finding him,” Ryan said of Brown. “On the offensive glass, he went to the glass. You can’t make a 7-1 guy shrink, so his height was definitely a factor. He did well, he played a pretty good game and the stats will tell you that, too.”Green Bay came within nine points of the lead at the 2:57 mark on a jumper by Fletcher, but that was the closest the Phoenix would get until guard Bryquis Perine nailed a free throw to make the score 64-56 with only 47 seconds remaining. Between Leuer and forward Keaton Nankivil, the Badgers sunk six free throws to put the game out of reach.After the physical three-game, six-day inter-state series, Wisconsin is idle until Dec. 23, when Coppin State comes to the Kohl Center. The break for finals and the holiday comes at a good time for the Badgers, Ryan said.“To play the three state schools, it’s always, always grind-type games. If we don’t have that one stretch against UW-M, that game would’ve come down very similar to this one.”