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  • Union Faces Off With Sainsbury's

    • 11 Jan 2019

    Trade union Unite is facing a stand-off with Sainsbury’s, after threatening legal action over a long-running contract row which affects 123,000 members of staff at the supermarket chain. The contracts were offered on a ‘sign or be sacked’ basis, which the union complains is unfair to the employees who are unhappy with the new terms on offer.

  • British Bakels Invest in New Site

    • 28 Dec 2018

    British Bakels, a bakery ingredients supplier, has just announcement a new £10 million investment into a distribution centre. The new site is to be located less than a mile from their Bicester manufacturing site, and will allow the firm to open up more job opportunities at the same time.

  • Edinburgh Salmon Company Closes Doors

    • 21 Dec 2018

    The Edinburgh Salmon Company has ceased trading, with production scheduled to finish at the end of the year. This is a huge blow for the workforce of 163 permanent staff, who will all be made redundant.

  • Heather Mills Creates Third Vegan Food Site

    • 14 Dec 2018

    Heather Mills is to launch a third processing site for her vegan food brand, VBites. Financial backing from HSBC has ensured that the former model and sportswoman can create 300 new jobs at a Newcastle address.

  • Heck Foods Creates 60 Jobs

    • 7 Dec 2018

    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.

  • Crawshaw Group Enters Administration

    • 30 Nov 2018

    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

  • New McDonalds Creates 65 Jobs

    • 23 Nov 2018

    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.

  • Union Critical of Tesco Risking Jobs

    • 16 Nov 2018

    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 Hiring 50 Employees

    • 9 Nov 2018

    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 Recruiting 200 Bread Workers

    • 2 Nov 2018

    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 Fights Brexit With New Jobs

    • 26 Oct 2018

    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 Creates 50 Jobs

    • 19 Oct 2018

    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.

  • Vet Shortage Causing Industry Problems

    • 12 Oct 2018

    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.

  • Charlie Bigham's Launches Apprenticeship

    • 28 Sep 2018

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

  • Immigration Rehaul Needed For Food Industry Workers

    • 21 Sep 2018

    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.

  • Seafood Processor Opens New Site

    • 14 Sep 2018

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

  • Staff Redundancies for Insolvent Egg Firm

    • 7 Sep 2018

    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 Saves Axed Jobs

    • 31 Aug 2018

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

  • 200 Jobs Safeguarded at Aulds

    • 25 Aug 2018

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