All news articles for December 2012

R&R Ice Cream boss James Lambert is reportedly looking for a bidder

Private equity firms seek majority stake in R&R Ice Cream

By Gary Scattergood

Informed sources say potential buyers for R&R Ice Cream put their first-round bids on the table this week – with the firm founded by US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney rumoured to be in the running.

Argos transport bosses have denied the 'Scrooge' claims

Argos transport bosses deny ‘Scooge’ claims

By Mike Stones

Transport bosses at retailer Argos have denied claims from Unite the union that they are being “mean-spirited” in scrapping two bottles of Christmas wine for staff in a dispute about work–life balance.

2 Sisters will offer staff training on dignity and respect in the workplace

2 Sisters ends dispute with workers

By Lorraine Mullaney

2 Sisters’ dispute with workers at its West Midlands sites is now over and the strike planned for today (December 21) has been cancelled.

Sales of robots to food manufacturers are expected to grow by 3.4% by 2016

UK robots set to grow by 3% by 2016

By Laurence Gibbons

The UK market for robots will grow by 3.4% from 2011 to 2016 as a result of increased investment in automation by food and drink manufacturers, according to market analyst IMS Research.

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