Greg Deacon CCO Jisp

Former NFRN COO Greg Deacon to join Jisp as chief customer officer

Deacon will join the shopping app business on 1 February

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Tesco to employ ‘tens of thousands’ part-time to cope with impact of Covid on workforce

CEO Ken Murphy said the UK’s biggest retailer currently had around 30,000 staff absent because of Covid

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Booths to close Media City branch as Covid hits sales

Booths said it has started a consultation with impacted employees to explore their options

Manju Malhotra, Chief Executive Officer at Harvey Nichols

Harvey Nichols promotes COO Manju Malhotra to CEO

Malhotra joined Harvey Nichols in 1998 as an internal audit office

Harvest

Growers welcome extension to post-Brexit seasonal workers pilot

The pilot scheme allows migrant labour to enter the UK to work for a six-month period

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MPs urge government to change course on post-Brexit immigration

The Efra Committee suggested the UK could see food prices go up unless more was done to resolve questions around labour

Rita Clifton CBE - Deputy Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership

John Lewis names Rita Clifton deputy chair

Clifton will join the Partnership in February 2021, replacing Keith Williams who stepped down in April after six years

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Almost 5,000 wholesale staff have lost their jobs to coronavirus, survey reveals

Two fifths of wholesalers are at risk of insolvency in the next three months

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Meat sector ‘unprepared’ for Brexit immigration rules, warns legal expert

The meat industry was singled out as one sector facing potential recruitment issues

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M&S pushes food & drink innovation with new dedicated team

The Innovation Hub will be charged with coming up with innovative ideas across packaging, nutrition and business development

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Selfridges recruits Andrew Keith as managing director

Keith will join the luxury retailer in February 2021, replacing Simon Forste

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Sainsbury’s to permanently close in-store counters and 420 Argos stores

Retailer has warned that 3,500 roles could be impacted by the changes

Patrick Lewis - John Lewis Partnership - Executive Director Finance

John Lewis Partnership to cut 1,500 head office jobs

JLP’s executive director, finance Patrick Lewis will also step down at the end of the year

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With its Brexit nonchalance, the government is taking a huge risk with British farming

With Brexit just 43 working days away, the food and drink industry is still largely in the dark about what’s going to happen 

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Waitrose to recruit over 1,800 drivers and pickers to meet online demand

The new employees will be working across its stores and two London fulfilment centres in Coulsdon and Enfield

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Extend non-UK labour scheme or face price hikes and shortages, growers warn

Data from industry bodies showed the UK-resident workforce is not big or reliable enough to fulfil growers’ labour needs

Morrisons

Morrisons takes axe to property division

The supermarket said it was set to make around 10 redundancies at its head office-based team in Bradford

Holland & Barrett store

Holland & Barrett names non-exec director Steve Willett CEO

He succeeds the retailer’s former boss Tony Buffin, who stepped down earlier this month

Turkey

Turkey industry calls for Covid-19 exemption for seasonal workers

BPC CEO Richard Griffiths said the UK turkey sector ‘cannot survive without access to non-UK labour’

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Brakes cuts 500 jobs and closes depots and call centres

The news comes at the end of a three-month consultation process

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