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Sky executive and England cricketer join Leadership Symposium speaking lineup

This year’s Leadership Symposium lineup will include former England cricketer Matt Prior and Sky business leader Fiona Ball 

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Asda faces pay deal protests at stores in London and East Anglia

GMB London Region said it would be holding a number of demonstrations this month across London and the east of England

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The pension legislation changes for which grocery businesses need to prepare

Businesses can no longer keep trustees at arm’s length, says Rosalind Connor of ARC Pensions Law

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Asda staff stage protest over contract pay changes

The GMB said 800 people attended the protest in Leeds, which culminated at Asda’s HQ

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General Mills to offer all new parents 26 weeks of paid leave

New parents will now also retain pension contributions for the entirety regardless of gender, type of relationship, or how

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Addo Food Group mulls factory closure to ensure future profitability

The company has entered consultations regarding the proposed closure of its Spalding bakery site, leaving more than 400 jobs at risk

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Black Sheep Coffee expands London footprint with Taylor St Baristas cafes acquisition

Independent coffee chain Black Sheep Coffee has acquired eight cafes from rival Taylor St Baristas ahead of the latter’s collapse into administration 

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National living wage forcing c-stores to cut staff hours, says ACS

The trade body voiced its concerns in oral evidence given to the Low Pay Commission

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Deliveroo accused of abandoning cyclists after working hours change

Deliveroo has attributed the change to a need to improve choice for customers by delivering from restaurants further afield

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Warburtons plans to shut down Newburn bakery amid challenging market

Warburtons entered redundancy consultations with staff members at its Newburn bakery, Newcastle, amid plans to shut down the facility.

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Haribo invests in UK expansion as export demand soars

The UK-based sweet manufacturer will increase production at its Castleton facility after demand from the US jumped.

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Asda staff set to benefit from Walmart’s share price in saving scheme

Someone saving the maximum of £300 would take home £25,353.42 of which £14,553.42 is profit

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Lidl to review supply chain human rights in wake of Oxfam report

Lidl came bottom in Oxfam’s ranking of six of the UK’s biggest supermarkets last week

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Müller announces closure of Foston dairy as part of UK cost-cutting plan

Project Darwin aims to save the business £100m over the next two years

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Tesco out of pocket after huge redundancy payout error

Those overpaid by less than £500 were told they could keep the money

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Tesco to raise pay for store and warehouse staff to exceed Living Wage

The new deal will put Tesco staff on £9.30 an hour by October 2020

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2 Sisters set to close another poultry site as part of restructure

The move is the latest in a bid to turn the poultry giant’s fortunes around

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Ocado set to cut 400 jobs after Andover fire

Ocado has put up to 400 jobs at risk at its Andover warehouse after failing to find an alternative site nearby and admitting it will take two year to rebuild.

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Tesco boss Dave Lewis picks up £4.6m annual pay packet

Tesco CEO Dave Lewis took home an annual pay package worth £4.6m last year – a figure slightly down from the £5.1m he received in the previous financial year.

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Waitrose profits given huge boost by cut in staff bonuses

The most recent bonus represents the lowest profits-to-bonus ratio on record