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M&S haulier faces strikes over pay dispute

Marks & Spencer’s (M&S’s) London and south-east food haulier, GIST, will face strike action after a dispute over equal pay.

M&S haulier GIST faces strikes at its Hemel Hempstead site (Flickr/EDDIE)

Meat factories ‘risk closure’ after FSS inspection charge rise

Meat processing plants in Scotland risk closure after “excessive” increases in hygiene inspection charges by Food Standards Scotland (FSS), says the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW).

May says food & drink’s 117,000 EU workers can stay

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has welcomed Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposal to safeguard the rights of non-UK EU citizens living in the UK.

Coca-Cola invests in £39M automated warehouse

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has invested £39M in an automated warehouse at is factory in Sidcup.

Seasonal workers at critically low level, warns NFU

Harvests could fail and food prices would increase if the industry loses access to EU seasonal workers, warned the National Farmers Union (NFU) and trade body British Summer Fruits, after a fall in staff left food producers critically short of people.

George Clooney’s tequila brand sold in £790M deal

George Clooney, the celebrity film star, is selling his US tequila brand Casamigos to drinks giant Diageo in a deal worth £790M ($1bn). 

Trade body urges priority for dairy in Brexit negotiations

The dairy sector must take a high priority in Brexit negotiations, the Dairy UK trade association has urged.

Heineken Dash Button launched by Amazon

Alcoholic drinks giant Heineken is the latest company to sign up to Amazon’s Dash Button programme in the UK, allowing customers to instantly order its beer with a touch of a button.

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