People & Skills

Strike action at Allied Bakeries in Belfast has been called off

Unions call off strike action at Allied Bakeries NI

By James Ridler

Members of the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) and Unite have called off strike action at Allied Bakeries’ Northern Ireland factory, after agreeing to engage in discussions with management over pay.

Samworth Brothers' apprentices were celebrated at National Apprenticeship Week

Samworth Brothers celebrates apprenticeships

By James Ridler

Pie and pasty manufacturer Samworth Brothers has joined businesses in Leicestershire to celebrate the achievements of its apprentices for National Apprenticeship Week 2020.

Unite is seeking assurances for workers after Typhoo announces redundancies

Union seeks assurances over Typhoo Tea jobs

By James Ridler

Workers union Unite has pledged to seek assurances for staff members at Typhoo Tea’s Moreton factory, after the manufacturer announced plans to axe 76 roles at the site.

Footing the bill at Freaks of Nature

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Footing the bill at Freaks of Nature

By James Ridler

The Government’s roll-out of the National Living Wage (NLW) and pressure to add more sugar to products are just some of the challenges facing Freaks of Nature founder Peter Ahye, as he revealed in this exclusive video interview.

Smith: ‘Retailers are asking for something that looks like meat, tastes like meat and feels like meat and it’s okay if it’s not clean-label’

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Mixed messages complicate production

By James Ridler

Calls for clean-label foods are put on the backburner in favour of creating products that are tastier and have a better mouthfeel, according to ingredients supplier Griffith Foods.

The new facility can produce a wide range of own-label ethnic snacks for top UK retailers

Surya Foods snacks plant to offer 30 jobs

By Rod Addy

Surya Foods is to create 30 new jobs at a £2m factory at Harwich as the company expands into dedicated UK ethnic snacks production for the first time.

Coupe: ‘I have focused on setting the business up to deal with the strategic challenges of our industry’

Sainsbury’s boss Mike Coupe to retire

By Rod Addy

Sainsbury’s boss Mike Coupe is to retire later this year, to be succeeded by retail and operations director Simon Roberts, who will take over from 1 June this year.

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