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  • Heck Foods have invested £4 million into their headquarters in North Yorkshire, in a move that is set to create 60 new jobs. The sausage manufacturer is going to increase capacity at their Kirklington site by 25% as a result of the new changes being implemented.

  • The Crawshaw Group has gone into administration, threatening the future of more than 600 jobs with the company. The butchery retail chain posted a statement to the stock exchange listing AIM explaining their current predicament, which includes a failure to raise necessary cash for restructuring

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  • A new branch of McDonalds is set to open in Newport, at a newly developed retail park. The fast food restaurant will create 65 jobs due to the scale of the premises.

  • Trade union Unite has spoken out in criticism of Tesco’s recent actions, which have put a large number of jobs at risk. After the supermarket giant terminated a contract with Kerry Foods, there are now up to 1,000 people who will be out of work if there is no replacement found for the order.

  • Whitby Seafoods has announced that they are bringing in 50 new employees, as a result of a major expansion project. The UK’s love of scampi is behind their new extension, which is allowing them to upgrade their processing equipment and open a new line.

  • Bakkavor Bread have announced plans to take on 200 more workers at its sites in Crewe and Nantwich. Driven by interest in their chilled artisan bakery products, they are running a recruitment drive in order to increase their numbers and raise production capacity.

  • Brighter Foods has put together a multi-million-pound investment designed to protect it against Brexit, by boosting the domestic production of their snack bars. In turn, the investment will also offer them the chance to create as much as 50 new positions within the company.

  • Meadow Foods has invested several million pounds into its dairy production site in Peterborough, helping to create a new expansion. They are expecting to open 50 new job opportunities as a direct result. This is a huge step forward for the manufacturer which will allow them to strengthen their dominant market position. It was made possibly by an investment from a private equity firm, which had previously been announced separately.

  • A shortage of vets is causing problems across the food industry, particularly in terms of importing and exporting food through the border. Experts are now warning that if a no-deal Brexit goes ahead, the shortage would increase to the point of leaving food delayed at borders.

  • The Dulcote-based program has now taken on 13 apprentices to kick-start their learning.

  • The Confederation of British Industry found that 30% of the workers in our food and drink industry are migrant workers from the EU – which means the largest manufacturing sector in the UK could be at risk of a shortfall.

  • The firm, which is owned by the same founder as home delivery service Fishbox, now plans to create new job roles at the site.

  • Egg producer Blackdown Hills Enterprises Ltd has been forced into administration by the recent spate of extreme hot weather. The move has caused the loss of jobs for their entire workforce, with no hope available to save their positions.

  • 2 Sisters has reversed a decision to axe 180 jobs at a plant in Wolverhampton which was set to be closed.

  • 200 jobs have been safeguarded with the Scottish baker Aulds, after the retail business was put into liquidation.

  • A Cornish pasty company has gone into administration, causing the loss of 100 jobs.

  • Young’s Seafood has acquired a new site in Grimsby for £1.5 million, close to its existing headquarters.

  • In the wake of expansions at several of their other sites, 2 Sisters has announced the creation of 320 new positions at its poultry processing hub in Devon.