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Wholesalers cry out for government clarity on ‘nightmare’ school catering

The absence of comprehensive catering guidance from the Department for Education has come under fire from foodservice wholesalers

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The great foodservice diversion: can companies repurpose fast enough?

A once-secure sector is now in a desperate struggle for survival

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Brakes’ woes illustrate wholesale sector’s urgent need for government support

Many wholesalers believe sector-specific support could save their businesses

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Greencore factory in Northampton hit by major coronavirus outbreak

Nearly 300 employees at the Northampton facility have tested positive for the virus

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Are meat factories more susceptible to coronavirus outbreaks?

A series of outbreaks have raised alarm over worker conditions. But the industry says it has prioritised safety, and shouldn’t be a scapegoat

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📍Map: locations of UK food businesses with coronavirus outbreaks

These are the locations of UK food manufacturing, packing and farming facilities where coronavirus outbreaks have been confirmed

  • Swindon Tesco Extra hit by coronavirus outbreak among staff

  • What McColl’s interims tell us about the impact of coronavirus on convenience

  • Superdrug launches campaign to combat aggression towards staff

  • On The Frontline with BrewDog CEO James Watt

  • Poundstretcher DC in Leicestershire suffered coronavirus outbreak

  • Capital Cooling Refrigeration sold in pre-pack administration as Covid-19 chills business

  • Nomad Foods on the acquisition trail as frozen sales soar in wake of coronavirus

  • Samworth Brothers picks up Urban Eat sandwich brand from collapsed Adelie

  • Lucozade Ribena Suntory shifts to its drink-later portfolio to offset Covid-19 trading hit

  • Government rent support still needed to save ‘hundreds of thousands of retail jobs’

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Supply Chain & Sourcing

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  • How have UK supermarkets fared in Oxfam’s latest human rights rankings?

  • How do UK food standards differ from the rest of the world?

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Guide for SMEs

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  • Guide for SMEs: how to pivot your business model

  • Guide for SMEs: Five small brands on coping with the coronavirus pandemic

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