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Closure of Tesco Direct non-food website puts 500 jobs at risk

22 May 2018 | By Ian Quinn

New CEO Charles Wilson said Tesco Direct will cease trading on 9 July. The Fenny Lock fulfilment centre will also close

Marks and Spencer

Marks & Spencer to close more than 100 stores by 2022 Subscription

22 May 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

M&S said the closures were in line with its target to take at least a third of sales online and here will also be 15 fewer Simply Food stores opening this year as it scales back its Food business plans

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Fmcg recruitment: what's the best way to find the best candidates?

15 May 2018 | By Camilla Barnard

Finding the right people is our greatest challenge as we grow, says Camilla Barnard of Rude Health

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'Robot tax' would damage job creation, claims IEA in report

11 May 2018 | By Steve Farrell

It argues that such employment has grown because the UK labour market is less regulated than many other European countries

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Waitrose shed more than 3,700 staff last year, accounts show

04 May 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Overall average headcount reduced by 6.6% from 56,330 in 2017 to 52,590 last year

Dalehead Waitrose pork supplier

Dalehead seeks Spalding staff as it scales up pork production

01 May 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Up to 40 new roles will be created at the site, which supplies pork to Waitrose

Christine Watts AHDB

Exclusive interview: AHDB's Christine Watts on making levy body 'fit for the future'

26 Apr 2018 | By Carina Perkins

AHDB’s chief marketing and communications officer spoke to The Grocer exclusively about the levy body’s recent restructure…

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Poundworld set to close a third of its UK stores

26 Apr 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The discounter is reported to be planning the closure of c100 of its 335 UK stores, putting up to 1,500 jobs at risk

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Wholesaler Nila fails with loss of 29 jobs Subscription

26 Apr 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

The £17m-sales wholesaler, based in Southall near Heathrow, was established in 1994

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Argos to expand digital and tech team by 25%

26 Apr 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Some 150 roles have been added to support Argos’ growing digital business

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Aldi and B&M both to open new DCs in Elstow, Bedfordshire

23 Apr 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Planning permission has been granted for an 800,000 sq ft Aldi facility and one million sq ft B&M site


M&S to close Hardwick distribution centre

18 Apr 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Its Neasden DC in north London will also close, to be replaced with a new centre in Welham Green, Hertfordshire

Dunbia butcher

Dunbia to close Felinfach factory as lease is terminated

17 Apr 2018 | By Kevin White

Some 34 jobs will be lost as a result of the closure. It follows warnings of job losses at Tulip and 2 Sisters during the past week

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2 Sisters to close Cambuslang plant with loss of 450 jobs

13 Apr 2018 | By Kevin White

The poultry giant said its loss-making factory would close in August after a consultation failed to present any ‘credible proposal to change our view’

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New executive team at pork producer F A Gill

04 Apr 2018 | By Helen Gilbert

THe Wolverhampton-based business has introduced three new department head roles in a bid to develop its “strategic direction”

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Five Star Fish faces closure as 2 Sisters consults on 'heavily loss-making' business

28 Mar 2018 | By Julia Glotz

Nearly 400 staff at the Grimsby-based operation are now facing redundancy

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GMB blasts Coca-Cola over closure of two UK sites

28 Mar 2018 | By Helen Gilbert

The union described the move as ‘slap in the face’ for workers at its Milton Keynes factory & Northampton warehouse


Usdaw activists target staff at seven Lidl distribution centres Subscription

09 Mar 2018 | By Emily Bright

The union has stepped up its campaign to be officially recognised by the discounter

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Bestway reports recruitment of 60 ex-Costcutter & Mace stores

08 Mar 2018 | By Emily Bright

Best-One experienced an 18.9% year-on-year sales increase from February 2017 to February 2018

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Breakthrough on EU workers welcomed by food & drink industry Subscription

02 Mar 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Businesses have warned Brexit could have a disastrous impact on companies that rely on a high level of workers from Europe



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