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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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Co-op Group CEO Richard Pennycook to step down

07 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Pennycook will be to be replaced by Co-op retail chief executive Steve Murrells

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Fyffes denies labour rights violations on melon plantations Subscription

02 Feb 2017 | By Beth Gault

There have been claims of “serious” abuse of labour and union rights on Fyffes plantations


Unite calls off Morrisons fuel strike Subscription

27 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The dispute arose because one driver alleged his wages had been docked over seven months to the tune of £5,200 after being involved in an accident

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Asda: families saw 4.4% rise in discretionary income in December Subscription

25 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

This was despite inflation at its highest level since July 2014, and the biggest hike in petrol prices for five years

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Unite warns strike may cause Morrisons petrol shortages Subscription

20 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

A group of 19 drivers employed by DHL Supply Chain based in West Thurrock are being balloted for strike action

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Food Retailer Group plans to close 12 Budgens stores Subscription

13 Jan 2017 Updated: 16 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Staff will face “difficult and troubling time”, says Usdaw

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Bernard Matthews pension scheme faces investigation Subscription

12 Jan 2017 | By Kevin White

The trustees are working with the Pension Protection Fund to investigate a potential £40m funding shortfall


Argos slammed for plans to close Lutterworth distribution hub Subscription

11 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Unite has branded Argos’ plans a ‘slap in the face’ for employees

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HMRC reveals worst excuses for not paying minimum wage

11 Jan 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

A list of bizarre excuses is part of a £1.7m government campaign to make sure workers are paid the minimum wage

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Raisio CEO Matti Rihko leaves company with immediate effect Subscription

06 Jan 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Jarmo Puputti has been installed as Raisio’s interim CEO

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Usdaw targets Aldi, Lidl and M&S recognition for 2017 Subscription

06 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The three are the largest retailers in the UK without trade union recognition, according to Usdaw


Aldi to become highest-paying supermarket with wage hikes Subscription

05 Jan 2017 | By Megan Tatum

The new rate surpasses the £8.45 per hour paid to staff by rival Lidl


Six migrant workers negotiate gangmaster compensation Subscription

20 Dec 2016 | By Beth Gault

“Substantial” compensation awarded after labour exploitation on a farm producing chickens


Weetabix to continue talks over new year strike threat Subscription

20 Dec 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The proposed action over shift changes would affect sites in Corby and Kettering

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UK firms to shrug off Brexit with 2017 recruitment drive Subscription

19 Dec 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

More than two out of five UK companies expect to hire more people next year despite concerns over the long-term impact of Brexit, according to the CBI/Pertemps. Plus all the rest of the news from the City in the run-up to Christmas.

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Avana Bakeries: Newport business expected to go under Subscription

15 Dec 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Final day of production is expected to be 27 January, 161 workers told


Argos delivery drivers call off strike plans

14 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Argos delivery drivers have suspended strike action over the Christmas period following successful negotiations over holiday pay

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Boxing Day shop closure petition dismissed by government Subscription

13 Dec 2016 | By Michelle Perrett

Labour MP for Warrington North Helen Jones said the current system of Boxing Day sales was not fair on workers

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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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The Power List reveals a stark lack of women

16 Feb 2017

Sir, Women make up the majority of folks who shop for food & drink in Britain

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A new approach can help you achieve goals and win respect Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Jennifer Baker

Recently, I worked with a newly appointed managing director. Robert had just been made MD of his father’s business

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Love may be blind but work relationships require focus

09 Feb 2017 | By Jonathan Fitchew

I’ve seen deals break down at vital junctures due to an ill-judged comment or action far too many times

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Make the apprenticeship levy work

08 Feb 2017

In April the government is to introduce a new ‘payroll tax’ in the form of an apprenticeship levy

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Who's got the answer? The value of winging it

03 Feb 2017 | By Camilla Barnard

There are more food startups in London than ever before

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Sir Ken Morrison was a natural born retailer Subscription

03 Feb 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The grocery industry has lost a true legend. Very few individuals made such a telling contribution as Sir Ken

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Retail must cultivate staff as well as technology

02 Feb 2017

The UK’s retail sector is a vital part of our economy, providing one in eight jobs in the UK

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Energise the way you work by focusing on feelings Subscription

27 Jan 2017 | By Joanna Jacobs

In this new year, what if we were to set an intention of how we want to feel, rather than a quantifiable outcome?

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James Mayer Big Interview: Danone's winning formula Subscription

27 Jan 2017 | By James Halliwell

The ‘breast is best’ debate remains endlessly contentious. But is Mayer sick of it?

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Everyone struggles with change, so keep status levels high Subscription

17 Jan 2017 | By Jennifer Baker

People born 20 years ago have grown up in era of constant change

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