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Amazon creates 20,000 Christmas jobs

Amazon plans to hire more than 20,000 temporary staff, including 3,000 at its distribution centre in Swansea, to cope with the Christmas rush.

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PM ‘intends to protect’ EU national workers already here, after Brexit

The prime minister “absolutely intends” to protect the right of up to 100,000 non-UK EU nationals already working in the British food and drink sector to remain in this country after Brexit,...

Greencore offers 300 seasonal roles at desserts plant

Greencore is recruiting 300 staff to fill seasonal vacancies over the Christmas period at its Evercreech desserts plant near Shepton Mallet, Somerset.

Kellogg appoints new md for UK and Ireland

Cereal and snacks manufacturer Kellogg has appointed Dave Lawlor as the new md of its UK and Irish business.

AG Barr announces 90 job losses

Soft drinks company AG Barr plans to cut 10% of its workforce as part of its restructuring strategy.


2 Sisters’ Gunstones Bakery ‘could cut up to 524 jobs’

Convenience Foods Limited, which trades as Gunstones Bakery – one of 2 Sisters Food Group’s top divisions – is considering up to 524 redundancies, it has emerged, after the company...

2,000 Bernard Matthews jobs confirmed safe

The new owner of Bernard Matthews – Boparan Private Office – confirmed to Unite the union that the jobs of its 2,000 workers are safe, following the takeover of the...

People moving to new food and drink jobs – in pictures

The food and drink sector has seen a large number of appointments and resignations over the past month, with Morrisons, Tulip and Unilever all announcing changes in senior management.

Greencore appoints new finance boss

Greencore has appointed Eoin Tonge as its new chief financial officer and as a director of the group, with effect from Monday October 3.


Food manufacturers invited to attend online learning webinar

Food and drink manufacturers are being invited to a free, one-hour webinar on how to reap the benefits of online learning at 3pm this Wednesday, September 21.

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Direct Table Foods aims to boost pork productivity

Direct Table Foods is bucking the nationwide fall in meat sales by increasing productivity through investment, director Rob Nugent tells Noli Dinkovski

Food and grocery sector gets five-step skills plan

Grocery think tank the IGD has unveiled a five-step plan to ensure the food sector has the right skills to meet future challenges.

Unsafe workplaces are rife, claims new survey

Unsafe working conditions among British manufacturers are putting the health of workers in serious danger, a new report has claimed.

Gender pay rules: what you need to know

Food and drink manufacturers with more than 250 employees will need to plan for the gender pay reporting obligations that are expected to come into force early next year.

Scottish food and drink sector to create 14,000 jobs

Scotland’s food and drink manufacturers expect to boost turnover by an average of 24% over the next five years, and to create 14,000 new jobs, according to a survey by...

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Groceries code boss says progress made

With a decision on the future of the Groceries Code Adjudicator looming, Christine Tacon believes progress is being made. 

Food firms should check agencies to stop slavery

Food manufacturers are being encouraged to check the credentials of hired migrant labour after the Salvation Army reported a five-fold increase in the number of slavery victims it had helped...

Food manufacturing graduates ‘in demand’: FDF

Food and drink manufacturing graduates remain in high demand, says the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), despite news that the UK’s top firms are offering fewer graduate opportunities this year....

Bakkavor advertises for 40 soups and sauces staff

Ready meal specialist Bakkavor is recruiting for 40 new full-time roles at its soups and sauces factory in Spalding, Lincolnshire.

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Pork processor: collaboration has reduced audits

The director at a leading pork processor has claimed that industry-wide collaboration has enabled his company to reduce the meat sector’s audit burden following the horsemeat crisis.

FTA warns of violence after Calais blockade

Today’s blockade of the main motorway into Calais has made drivers a sitting target, warned the Freight Transport Association (FTA), whose membership includes lorry drivers of food and drink manufacturers....

Driver shortage will lead to grocery price rises, warns FSDF

Driver shortages will lead to the cost of food and drink rising unless action is taken to address the problem, warns Chris Sturman, chief executive of the Food Storage and...

Apprentices key for rural food firms: Tyrrells boss

Food and drink businesses in rural areas could benefit significantly by setting up apprenticeship programmes, claims the boss of Tyrrells, the crisp producer recently sold to US popcorn maker Amplify...

Chairman appointed at Noble Foods Group

Egg processor Noble Foods Group – which also owns the premium dessert brand Gü – has appointed John Gildersleeve as its new chairman.

Grocery regulator: ‘I am dependent on suppliers’

The woman in charge of regulating the relationship between retailers and suppliers says she is “totally dependent” on food and drink firms telling her about unfair practices.