Sainsbury's Nine Elms store

The first cut isn’t always the deepest. Sometimes it’s the following ones that prove fatal Subscription

18 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The latest news of job cuts at Sainsbury’s was perhaps to be expected after similar announcements from Tesco and Asda, but will they really deliver cost savings for the mults?

Sainsburys store web

Sainsbury's to cut 2,000 jobs across stores and head office Subscription

18 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Sainsbury’s has launched a 45-day consultation on what it branded a “difficult decision”

Amazon warehouse

Amazon to open Bolton fulfilment centre in 2018 Subscription

16 Oct 2017 | By Emily Bright

Online giant is set to open four new fulfilment centres this year

Tesco has added two days shelf life to fresh produce including citrus

Tesco shakes up commercial team with changes to buying Subscription

10 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The retailer says it wants to create greater strategic and longer-term deals with fresh food suppliers

workfare

Is workfare fair, or slave labour? Subscription

09 Oct 2017 | By Edward Churchfield

Four years after jobseekers on the DWP’s workfare scheme successfully sued should businesses steer well clear?

Colman's Mustard dons a vintage look

Unilever mulls Norwich factory exit for Colman’s, after Britvic move Subscription

03 Oct 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Unilever has announced that it is considering the potential closure of its Norwich factory after plant co-owner Britvic said it is to exit the site

Britvic Norwich factory

Britvic to close Norwich factory to ‘improve efficiency’ Subscription

03 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The plan to close the facility by late 2019 will affect 242 jobs

B&M Bargains

Usdaw strikes store staff representation deal with B&M Bargains

27 Sep 2017 | By Emily Bright

Usdaw was previously only able to represent B&M’s distribution staff

first milk nestle tanker

First Milk announces 30 job losses at two creameries

19 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

The proposed job cuts follow a review of First Milk’s manufacturing sites by new operations director Mark Robertson

co-op food redistribution lorries

Co-op faces union action over dismissal of disabled drivers Subscription

15 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

More than 300 Unite members are voting on whether to take action over Christmas

cake

More Food: rescue deal for cake supplier saves 150 jobs Subscription

08 Sep 2017 | By Edward Devlin

More Food had expanded revenues to more than £8m by 2016

Asda bags

More than 300 Asda HQ staff to be axed in new wave of cutbacks Subscription

06 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The move under Sean Clarke’s turnaround strategy is the third major round of job cuts in as many years

staff

Number of convenience sector jobs declines 5% in past year

06 Sep 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Increases in the national living wage and national minimum wage have ramped up pressure, says a new report from the ACS

Waitrose home-baking

150 jobs saved as Waitrose cake maker More Food acquired in pre-pack deal Subscription

05 Sep 2017 | By Edward Devlin

A rescue deal at Waitrose and Budgens cake supplier More Food has saved 150 jobs after rising commodity prices following the Brexit vote and substantial costs related to a move to new facilities squeezed the business.

Costa staff barista

Costa to hire 250 new apprentices in recruitment drive

05 Sep 2017 | By Emily Bright

All participants in the scheme will receive the national living wage

EU Glasshouse Costs

Half of businesses say EU nationals planning to leave

24 Aug 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Trade bodies from across the £110bn sector have warned of an “irreversible exit” of resources…

asda

GMB looks to 'dramatically reduce' Asda job losses

18 Aug 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Asda has commissioned a review of 3,257 staff to streamline its operations…

amazon prime now

Amazon set to open new fulfilment centre in Bristol Subscription

17 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The US giant’s 16th fulfilment centre in the country will take Amazon’s UK workforce to 25,000

Iceberg lettuce

Southern Salads collapses after feeling Brexit effect Subscription

17 Aug 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Supermarket salad supplier Southern Salads has collapsed, with the loss of 260 jobs, after being squeezed by the weak pound and higher import prices for its produce sourced from Europe

asda

Hundreds of jobs on the line as Asda reviews 3,000 staff roles

10 Aug 2017 | By Emily Bright

The supermarket says only 10% of the staff are likely to be affected by redundancy or reduced hours

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