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Bakkavor launches recruitment drive for M&S site Cucina Sano Subscription

24 Apr 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

The own-label food manufacturer is looking for more than 86 new employees to join its 690-strong team

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Blakemore acquires five stores from County Stores administrators Subscription

19 Apr 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

County Stores Holdings fell into administration on 6 April due to “difficult trading conditions”

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Tesco shop floor staff to get reduced bonus payout Subscription

13 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Last year the company paid out an exceptional 5% reward bonus for staff. This year they get “at least a 3% bonus”

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Laila's Fine Foods expands workforce as sales soar 45% Subscription

13 Apr 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Fast-growing ready meals supplier Laila’s Fine Foods has posted another year of stellar sales growth

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ACS warns Jeremy Corbyn over Labour 'real living wage' pledge Subscription

10 Apr 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The national living wage is set to reach 60% of median earnings by 2020

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Genius Foods to cut 115 jobs as it ends non-branded production Subscription

10 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

All of the brand’s existing bakery locations will continue to operate

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Morrisons hikes store staff pay to £8.50 per hour Subscription

06 Apr 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons store staff are set to receive a 3.7% pay increase to £8.50 an hour

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Bernard Matthews confirms 114 redundancies as it ceases chicken production Subscription

06 Apr 2017 | By Edward Devlin

A spokesman for 2 Sisters owner Ranjit Singh’s private office confirmed more than 80 chicken production staff and about 30 managerial roles at the Great Witchingham headquarters have been made redundant

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Lidl creates 400 jobs at new multimillion pound RDC in Wednesbury Subscription

31 Mar 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The 435,938 sq ft centre becomes its largest warehouse in the UK – the equivalent of 10 football pitches

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Reckitt cuts CEO Rakesh Kapoor’s pay by £14m after South Korea scandal Subscription

31 Mar 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Reckitt Benckiser has cut CEO Rakesh Kapoor’s annual pay by £14m and paid him no annual bonus due to the fallout from its consumer safety scandal in South Korea.

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

28 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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Labour puts welcome focus on looming skills crisis post-Brexit Subscription

25 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The food and drink industry has to step up and keep stressing the huge ramifications not just for the current workforce but for the skills and people it needs in the future too

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Strip the taboo from home working

20 Apr 2017 | By Steve Simmance

Why, in the majority of grocery employers, is working from home such a mute subject?

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Make a social splash: the new world of relationship building

19 Apr 2017 | By Joanna Jacobs

It can be easy to think that simply being a ‘connection’ or a ‘follower’ means you have a relationship

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Calibrate your inner GPS and take control of your work needs Subscription

12 Apr 2017 | By Jennifer Baker

Humans have in-built needs quietly directing our thoughts, beliefs, behaviours and actions, like an internal GPS

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Henry Dimbleby: co-founder of Leon Subscription

12 Apr 2017 | By Megan Tatum

The co-founder of fast food chain Leon finds time to churn out cookbooks and columns and campaign to end sloppy school meals

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Take stock, set goals and resurrect your fortunes this Easter Subscription

04 Apr 2017 | By Jonathan Fitchew

As a business leader, I like to think Easter represents regeneration within a working context…

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How managing an adolescent brand is like parenting teenagers Subscription

31 Mar 2017 | By Camilla Barnard

It’s a hurricane of choice, direction and management – equally exciting and challenging

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Seasonal workers are essential for the fresh sector

30 Mar 2017

Sir, There are approximately 75,000 non-UK workers employed seasonally in the UK

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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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Darren Blackhurst's Simple Charter Subscription

26 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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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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