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The ballot comes after the £4.6bn takeover of Greene King, which has 3,000 pubs, by CK Asset Holdings in August

Greene King to hold strike ballot in pay dispute

By Dan Colombini

Workers at pub giant Greene King are being balloted for strike action in a dispute over a ‘paltry’ pay offer, Unite, Britain and Ireland’s largest union, said today (Wednesday 4 December).

Zak Bradford (left) and Andrew Brown (right) discuss the highlights of Vimto Out of Home's apprenticeship programme

Meet the apprentice: Vimto Out of Home

By James Ridler

Vimto Out of Home’s Swindon Centre of Technical Excellence in Wiltshire trains its apprentices to ensure high-quality drinks dispense. Here, senior technical manager Andrew Brown and apprentice Zak Bradford explain the benefits of the scheme.

Crisp Maltings' new peat kiln has helped double production

Maltster invests £3.3m in new plant

By James Ridler

Norfolk-based Crisp Maltings has invested £3.3m in a new plant at its site in Portgordon on the north coast of Scotland, in a bid to meet demand for premium speciality malt.

The report, entitled Branded Volume II: Identifying the World’s Top Corporate Plastic Polluters, was carried out by the Break Free From Plastic movement in September

Food and drink firms among 2019 worst plastic polluters

By Dan Colombini

Nestlé and PepsiCo have responded to claims in a recent report that they were the biggest contributors to plastic environmental waste in 2019, with Unilever and Mondelēz International also making the top ten.

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