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 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.
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.
Heineken have announced a large investment in craft beer firm Beavertown, to help them construct a new brewery.
After securing a minority stake in the business, the £450 million will help the London-based firm to create new jobs at the new site.
Pending approval by the local council, the Samworth Brothers site in Leicester looks set for a big expansion.
Bradgate Bakery could soon be providing 150 new jobs to the local area, after planning permission was sought from Leicester City Council.