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Pret A Manger offers teens pay after pay-in-sandwiches furore

27 Mar 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

“Pret’s Work Experience Week is not about making sandwiches for free,” said Pret CEO Clive Schlee

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Pret A Manger to encourage more British job applicants

22 Mar 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Pret’s Big Experience Week will offer 500 one week work placements for 16 to 18-year-olds in the UK…

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Slavery and seaweed face MSC scrutiny Subscription

16 Mar 2017 | By Kevin White

The proposals would subject boat crews, fisheries and supply chains to increased scrutiny

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Migrant labour fears unfounded, claim government ministers

16 Mar 2017 | By Kevin White

They told the Efra Committee there was “no evidence” the food sector had faced any difficulties attracting migrant labour

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Euro Garages opens KFC drive-through at Mill Farm development Subscription

16 Mar 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Forecourt operator plans to open 30 more across the UK by 2020

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GMB calls on Park Royal food companies to pay £10 an hour Subscription

15 Mar 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Union argues companies including Bakkavor, Eat and Charlie Bigham’s should adopt Living Wage Foundation’s recommended rate

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Tesco to reimburse 140,000 colleagues after payroll review

09 Mar 2017 | By Maddie Maynard

The total reimbursement costs are expected to reach £9.7 million

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Budgens staff 'devastated' by impending store closures Subscription

07 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Food Retailer Group failed to find a buyer for 34 branches…

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Tesco to extend apprenticeships in retail and wholesale

07 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Two new schemes are starting this month, with more to follow

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Walkers Peterlee DC support petition nears 2,000 signatures Subscription

07 Mar 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The petition was created by councillor Darren Meadows of the local Horden Parish Council

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Sainsbury's to axe price controller role and cut night shifts Subscription

06 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The changes will be subject to a 45-day consultation period


Princes appoints new MD as Easterbrook retires after 35 years at the business Subscription

06 Mar 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Princes has appointed a new MD to take over from Mike Easterbrook, who is retiring after more than 40 years in the food industry.

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The Co-op to offer work to slavery survivors Subscription

03 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The first beneficiary of the Co-op scheme is now working in a store in the North West


Unite protests Sainsbury's HQ over Argos hub job uncertainty Subscription

03 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Unite staged a protest outside Sainsbury’s London HQ, calling for an end to uncertainty over 1,400 jobs at Argos hubs


Fuel retailer Maxol to create 50 new jobs in Republic of Ireland Subscription

02 Mar 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The jobs will be filled at the fuel retailer’s three sites in Leinster

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Walkers Peterlee production site threat puts 380 jobs at risk Subscription

01 Mar 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Closure would improve the efficiency of manufacturing operations, says PepsiCo

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Administrators close nine Food Retailer Group Budgens stores Subscription

01 Mar 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Food Retailer Group fell into administration on 10 February

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Tesco to scrap 1,700 deputy manager positions in Express stores Subscription

27 Feb 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The retailer is looking to create 3,300 new shift leader roles

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Video: Growers tell MPs why they struggle to find seasonal workers post-Brexit Video

10 Feb 2017

Watch Chris Chinn of Cobrey Farms explain why his company finds it harder than ever to recruit seasonal workers

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Budgens staff at 36 stores face redundancy as FRG collapses Subscription

10 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Food Retailer Group had already planned to close 12 stores as part of its rescue plans

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Lidl living wage commitment drives up its wage bill by 16% Subscription

10 Feb 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Rapid UK expansion saw average staff numbers grow 8.5% to 16,471 employees


Waitrose to close six stores and alter store management roles Subscription

09 Feb 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Waitrose will open a total of eight new stores over the course of the year

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Bernard Matthews set to cut 150 jobs in Norfolk Subscription

09 Feb 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The turkey giant said it was consulting over proposals

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Food industry calls for work on agriculture labour shortages Video Subscription

09 Feb 2017 | By Beth Gault

Call for government to reintroduce the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Scheme (SAWS). which was axed in 2013


Deliveroo faces trade union protest at Wandsworth depot

09 Feb 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The union claims Deliveroo is “getting around” laws such as rest breaks, sick and holiday pay

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Darren Blackhurst's Simple Charter Subscription

27 Mar 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Group commercial director Darren Blackhurst has helped Morrisons turn a corner. How has he done it?

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The Big Interview: Dan Jago, CEO of Berry Bros & Rudd Subscription

27 Mar 2017 | By James Halliwell

Two years ago, the oldest bottle shop in London was in trouble. It turned to former Tesco wine director Dan Jago

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Syn values and Porky Lights

23 Mar 2017

Sir, Slimming World does not endorse any products and we certainly do not, and have never, endorsed Porky Lights sausages

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Approach the new financial year with a mindset for growth Subscription

23 Mar 2017 | By Joanna Jacobs

It’s Q1, a new financial year and a new performance year. An ideal time to consider your mindset

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Labour shortages post Brexit challenge self-sufficiency notion Subscription

17 Mar 2017 | By Adam Leyland

Uncertainty about labour supply throws into serious doubt the idea we can become more self-sufficient in the wake of Brexit

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Advice on culture: Have you 'married' the wrong company? Subscription

17 Mar 2017 | By Jennifer Baker

A career change can bring unexpected consequences

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Alana Spencer: the Big Interview Subscription

16 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

If Alana Spencer can endure the trials of The Apprentice, surely she stands a chance of significant retail success

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A letter to Tesco’s ‘endangered white male’ chairman John Allan Subscription

13 Mar 2017 | By Carina Perkins

John Allan’s recent comments were intended to be humorous, but as the Tesco chair found to his cost, no one was really laughing and some even called for a boycott of the supermarket

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Women in fmcg must be bold for change

08 Mar 2017 | By Cassandra Stavrou

Propercorn’s Cassandra Stavrou reflects on International Women’s Day and how fmcg can encourage more women to be ‘bold for change’

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My space-saving plan to outsource and avoid 'stuffocation' Subscription

02 Mar 2017 | By Camilla Barnard

When we moved into this office a year ago, I remember saying “it’s so big we’ll never need to move again”

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Relaxation helps productivity: find ways to 'micro-pause' Subscription

23 Feb 2017 | By Joanna Jacobs

I’ve noticed that when I’m particularly busy, every minute of my time is scheduled

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