Cake Box franchisees have reopened 79 stores – and the business hopes to have all its sites open again by early next month.In line with many bakery chains, Cake Box closed all its stores after the government updated it social distancing advice in March.Since then, the business has been reviewing its processes and operations and consulting with franchisees and their employees.As a result of this, Cake Box has put in place new processes:Operating with smaller teams in store to allow for social distancingClear demarcation of required social distancing throughout the premisesStaff wearing PPE at all times including face masks and shieldsImplementing an enhanced personal and property hygiene regime.The company said that after an initial trial of these processes, with stores operating click & collect and delivery, it told franchisees they could start trading again if they wished.To date, 79 franchise stores are open offering a limited menu of products supplied from the Cake Box bakery in Enfield where the company has also brought in new health and safety procedures. The bakery is operating with reduced staffing levels to maintain appropriate distancing.“Initial demand from customers has been encouraging, albeit at much lower levels than in normal trading conditions given the ongoing lockdown restrictions,” stated Cake Box, which hopes to have its full estate open by early June.Cake Box has previously said that relatively low levels of rent and overheads would help its franchisee businesses recover from the impact of coronavirus.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police homicide squad detectives are investigating an early-morning shooting Saturday in North Amityville that killed one person and injured two others, police said.Police responded to 66 Coolidge Avenue at 2 a.m. after receiving 911 calls and a Shot Spotter notification alerting authorities to gunfire at that location, police said. It appeared a fight broke out and then multiple shots were fired, police said.Three men were transported to local hospitals for gunshot wounds and a fourth was hospitalized for injuries he sustained during the fight. One of the gunshot victims was pronounced dead at the hospital, police said. The other injuries are considered non-life-threatening, police said.Police identified the man who was killed as Louis Wilson, 44, of Kansas City, Missouri. There was no information about the shooter.Police said the investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
And right-back Hutton, who signed a three-year deal at the club this week, says Keane’s famous passion is vital. Asked by BBC1’s Football Focus programme whether the Irishman’s temper could be a useful threat, the Scot replied: “I think so. It keeps you on your toes, but you want to perform for yourself. “You know he’ll give you the shot you need to perform and spur you on, it’s not a negative thing. “You just have to look at his career. If there’s anything you need to ask he’s the man to go to. Just to have a man like that in your corner is unbelievable. “He’s passionate about the game, so if anyone needs to say anything about the game he’s the man to do it.” Former Manchester United midfielder Keane arrived in July as Paul Lambert’s assistant and has also continued in his role as Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland number two. Lambert and Keane had not previously worked together but have been long-term friends and Hutton believes that has helped them to quickly develop a close relationship. “They have worked unbelievably well together – everything has worked and clicked – I don’t see why we can’t go from strength to strength in the future,” he said. Hutton reckons assistant manager Keane has added fire to the dressing room since his summer arrival. Villa are second in the table and host Arsenal on Saturday after opening their campaign with four unbeaten games. “Roy’s done brilliantly for everyone – he’s lifted the standard in training and he’ll let you know if that standard drops. “Though there’s no doubt who’s number one. Everyone knows who the manager is and no one has ever questioned that.” Mesut Ozil must not be used as a ”scapegoat” for Arsenal’s shortcomings, manager Arsene Wenger has insisted. The German World Cup winner, who is Arsenal’s record £42million signing, has come under fire following a couple of uninspiring displays, culminating in the 2-0 Champions League defeat to Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night. Wenger, though, rejected constant criticism of the 25-year-old, who remains an integral part of his plans. ”Why should he be a scapegoat? For what? We’ve lost one game since April 1. Let’s be realistic,” said Wenger, whose side travel to Aston Villa on Saturday. ”We have come out of a very difficult preparation period with decisive games. We had very difficult games against Besiktas. I don’t know – a scapegoat for what?” Wenger continued: ”What is difficult to manage is that everybody knows absolutely everything and everybody judges people definitely on one game. “You have to accept that football is played by human beings who have ups and downs like you have in your life. ”You have plenty of tacticians in the world who have managed zero games. You have to accept their opinion – they might be right, they might be wrong as well. They have to accept that. ”We live in a world where everybody has an opinion and we have to live with that. At the end of the day, somebody always has to make a decision and that’s the guy who is responsible.” Wenger says supporters should not worry about how to get the best out of club-record signing Ozil, who will continue to have a free role within his side. “(Ozil’s best position) is a secondary debate in my opinion because he has freedom to play when we have the ball and go where he wants,” said Wenger. “If you look at the heat map where he plays, you will be amazed where he is all over the pitch. “We have to find a balance between attacking and defending, that is why it is not an easy subject.” Arsenal expect to have defender Calum Chambers and midfielder Mathieu Flamini available after missing the Dortmund game. Jack Wilshere’s ankle knock is not serious, but the club are still waiting on news of the full extent of the ankle ligament damage suffered by full-back Mathieu Debuchy against Manchester City. Arsenal are unbeaten in the Premier League, but have now drawn three matches. Press Association Defender Alan Hutton believes Roy Keane’s personality has been key to Aston Villa’s impressive start to the Barclays Premier League season.