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British Egg Industry Council appoints new chairman and CEO

Andrew Joret, who held the role for 11 years, will be replaced by Mark Williams, who will assume the chairmanship from 6 December

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Pilgrim’s UK set to close Ashton-under-Lyne site

The planned closure is part of Pilgrim’s UK’s ongoing footprint review and puts 542 workers at risk of redundancy

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Oatly hires new CEO to take over from Toni Petersson

Oatly has appointed a new CEO following a difficult two years since the alternative milk brand’s IPO

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Lidl set to open new distribution centre in Leeds

The discounter has submitted planning permission for a new 600,000 sq ft facility on a 38-acre site in Gildersome


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Greencore seeking CFO as Emma Hynes steps down

Hynes will leave the food-to-go specialist in May following the group’s half-year results, remaining with Greencore for a transition period to help her successor.

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GSK veteran Nick Cooper joins Quorn as chief financial officer

Cooper worked in several finance roles across GSK’s pharmaceuticals and consumer healthcare divisions

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Hilton Food Group hands reins to former Co-op boss Steve Murrells

Former Co-op Group boss Steve Murrells has been appointed as the new CEO of meat processing giant Hilton Food Group.

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Tesco boss Ken Murphy urges reform to Apprenticeship Levy

In total, more than £600m of unused levy funds were returned to the Treasury this year alone

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Pilgrim’s Food Masters threatening workers with ‘savage’ fire and rehire policy, says GMB

The union has over 1,000 members at Pilgrim’s, all of whom have been hit with the fire and rehire threat

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Lidl’s store opening slowdown set ‘to last until 2026’

The slowdown has also extended to recruitment activity

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Typhoo Tea to shutter Merseyside factory, affecting up to 90 jobs

The company is exploring options for a new site but said it would be at least a year before a suitable location was ready

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Huel brings in Wagamama finance chief as new CFO

Fast-growing meal replacement brand Huel has appointed the CFO at restaurant chain Wagamama as its chief financial officer

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Jisp’s Greg Deacon joins Snappy Group as VP of groups and business development

Deacon’s role will focus on the expansion of existing retail chain relationships and enhancing the Snappy Shopper marketplace proposition

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Sainsbury’s Argos job cuts are unfortunate, but not unexpected

CEO Simon Roberts has been busy identifying savings as part of his ‘save to invest’ strategy


Homeless to hired: taking a chance on different candidates

Homeless people, prison leavers, and veterans are often out of work due to a mix of stigma and circumstance. Now companies are looking to change that


Wilko appoints new leadership team amid hundreds of job cuts

The changes include Karen Mackay stepping down as chief finance officer

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Valeo Foods appoints 2 Sisters boss Ronald Kers as CEO

Kers will take up his new role in the summer following Seamus Kearney’s decision to step back from a day-to-day leadership role within the business

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City snapshot: Unilever appoints Royal FrieslandCampina boss as CEO

Unilever has appointed Royal FrieslandCampina boss Hein Schumacher as successor to outgoing CEO Alan Jope. Plus, Finsbury Food Group announces an acquisition, Kitwave appoints a NED and Lidl GB unveils further investment for British suppliers.

AF Blakemore appoints Carol Welch as new CEO

Odeon boss Carol Welch to become AF Blakemore CEO

She will be succeeding Jerry Marwood, who is leaving to focus more time on his non-executive directorships and consultancy roles



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