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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


Greencore factory in Northampton hit by major coronavirus outbreak

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


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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