Cook calls on food industry to employ more prison leavers

Cook provides training and jobs to people facing barriers such as previous convictions, homelessness, mental health challenges and refugee status

John Lewis tech recruitment

John Lewis Partnership launches major tech recruitment drive

JLP aims to make the omni-channel experience for Waitrose and John Lewis customers more seamless

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Compleat Food Group hires former Burton’s Biscuits boss Nick Field as CEO

Field will join the Addo, Winterbotham Darby and Wrights Food Group owner as CEO in June


Caterforce appoints Iain Julier as trading controller in newly created role

He takes up the newly created role with more than 26 years of purchasing experience iun retail, wholesale and foodservice

Little Moons

Little Moons hires Mike Hedges as CEO after L Catterton invests

Hedges joins the business as CEO on 4 April to support further distribution expansion in the UK and overseas.


McCormick move reminds us progress often comes at a cost

McCormick’s new site is good for the company and the planet – but not its 380 Littleborough employees

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McVitie’s owner Pladis to restructure Manchester factory with 156 jobs at risk

Pladis said the factory’s operating model was “no longer sustainable and must be addressed”


McCormick jobs at risk in plan to move production site

The company said the move would “impact” an overall 380 employees in Littleborough

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JTF management dismissed months after takeover by Poundstretcher owners

The managers were let go at the end of January, five months into a probation period that began following the takeover


Schwartz owner McCormick plans raft of sales team redundancies

A spokesman for McCormick told The Grocer it was “optimising our route-to-market model to ensure our products are available to consumers seven days a week”

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Vale of Mowbray expands into scotch eggs and posher pies

The brand has splashed £4m on a new scotch egg production line at its facility in Leeming, North Yorkshire

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JTI plans upskilling drive as it takes entire sales force in house

The move will create 58 new roles and take the sales force to over 250

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Müller seeking more than 150 new production and distribution staff in recruitment drive

Vacancies span range from production and distribution operative roles to HGV drivers, driver trainers and driver apprentices

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HelloFresh to open new DC in Derby and create 450 jobs

It will be HelloFresh’s third DC, and comes after the launch of Nuneaton site The Beehive, which opened in 2020

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Dash Water appoints David Milner as chairman to support its rapid growth in 2022

Seltzer brand Dash Water has closed a multimillion-pound investment round to maintain its rapid growth, with backing from industry veteran David Milner, who also joins the business as chairman.

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Unilever announces 1,500 job cuts amid global restructure

Unilever has announced a number of changes to its organisational structure, including 1,500 job cuts, as part of a drive to make it a ‘more category-focused business’


Parfetts hires former Booker manager Richard Fleming as head of operations for the west

Fleming joins the business after spending almost 11 years with Booker, where he held roles as branch and area managers

Forthglade CEO David Cox

Ex-Symington’s boss David Cox named CEO of dogfood maker Forthglade

Cox departed Symington’s following a takeover by Italian dairy and pasta group Newlat Food

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Snappy Group appoints Barry McGonagle as chief financial officer

McGonagle is a chartered accountant and started his career with management consultant firm Deloitte in 2008

Flor Healy

Samworth Brothers appoints Brakes CEO as new boss to replace outgoing Flor Healy

Hugo Mahoney is to take over the reins from Flor Healy, who is retiring from the top role at the Ginster and Soreen supplier.


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