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Pick for Britain scheme for UK-based farm workers scrapped

The scheme was launched last year to recruit UK workers for seasonal farm jobs 

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Asda ends in-store scratch baking putting 1,200 jobs at risk

The move comes just over a year after Tesco announced a similar shake-up of its in-store bakeries

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Semichem to close up to 22 stores putting 140 jobs at risk

The move comes in response to a 75% drop in footfall in some locations due to lockdowns

Harlech Foodservices

Harlech Foodservice to hire 50 staff and issue bumper pay rises

Its existing 150-strong workforce will see wages jump by an average of 5%

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JJ Foodservice launches recruitment drive for delivery team

The family-owned business is looking to bolster its 140-strong delivery team

Wasabi

Wasabi appoints Kate Lucas as first grocery MD following ready meals success

Wasabi said Lucas had a strong track record of “building great brands across the grocery market”.

Alumni Network

Over 5,000 sign-ups for M&S’s online network for former staff

The new platform was introduced for former M&S staff to share memories and images from their time working for the business

John Lewis

John Lewis warns of further department store closures

JLP chairman Sharon White said she did ’not expect to reopen all John Lewis shops at the end of lockdown’

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Weetabix targets easing of Covid-19 restrictions with coffee NPD

Sales of the brand’s breakfast drinks have been hit by the decline in the on-the-go market during the pandemic

Arla Trevarrian

Arla announces plan to close Cornish creamery with 37 jobs at risk

The dairy co-op said its Trevarrian Creamery had seen a decline in volumes and key own-label cheese contracts 

Heineken new CFO

Heineken appoints RB hygiene chief as CFO as Debroux steps aside

Harold van den Broek will start as chief financial officer on 1 June, working with Debroux for a transition period

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New vehicle emissions rules ‘crippling’ business, logistics firm warns Sadiq Khan

Heathrow-based fresh produce logistics business PML said the new rules could force it to relocate

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Fortnum & Mason names Rupert Thomas chief commercial officer

Thomas will replace commercial director Lucy Williams, who has been with the luxury retailer for four years

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M&S forms in-house marketing communications team

The shake-up means the retailer’s retainer contract with Grey London will come to an end in April

F&F

Thousands of Tesco managers face job shake-up in Ken Murphy review

The changes will mean the scrapping of a raft of department manager roles

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Sainsbury’s moves put 1,150 jobs at risk

Sainsbury’s is to cut around 500 head office roles and is closing an online fulfilment centre

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Bio&Me appoints chief operating officer as it readies for growth

Gut health challenger brand Bio&Me has appointed Mark Isaacson as COO as it prepares to scale the business and launch new products

The Collective new hires

The Collective bolsters sales & marketing capabilities with new senior hires

Fmcg veterans Jemma Luxford and Helen Facey have joined the yoghurt brand

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Asda to consult over 5,000 jobs as it switches focus to online

Asda today insisted the Issa brothers and TDR Capital had “no involvement” in the changes

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Harlech Foodservice set to make five new ‘key’ hires

The company plans to more than triple its turnover to £50m by 2023

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