Arla’s UK farmers feel staffing pressures

The dairy co-op has outlined a four-point plan for government to help ‘urgently’ address farm labour shortages

young's seafood

Sofina Foods proposes Young’s Seafood Grimsby factory closure

The Young’s Seafood owner has proposed to close the Marsden Road site from October 2023

meat beef

ABP buys two Scotbeef meat plants after supplier loses Aldi contract

Irish red meat giant ABP will complete a deal for Scotbeef’s Bridge of Allan abattoir and Queenslie meat packing plant by the end of July


Boots staff personal data at risk after payroll cyberattack

The UK companies impacted by the hack are all users of Bristol-based payroll company Zelis

Walkers Giant Wotsits production

Walkers Leicester factory in line for mega cash injection

The investment aimed to ‘future-proof’ the Leicester site, allowing PepsiCo to ‘deliver on our ambitions on packaging and health’ 


Princes completes human rights assessment on Argentina pulses

The company sources a fifth of its pulses, including chickpeas and cannellini beans, from Argentina for both its Napolina brand and own-label lines

BEIC leadershp

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

Getir London

Working conditions at rapid grocers getting worse, report finds

The rapid grocery sector had been notable in avoiding gig-economy labour practices, tempting workers with set hours and the promise of bonuses

Lidl shopworkers

Lidl store and warehouse staff to get third pay rise in 12 months

Lidl’s new rates, effective from September, are equal to those due to be paid to Aldi shopworkers from 1 July

Avara Foods sign

Avara Foods set to close Abergavenny factory

The poultry giant cited the impact of the Covid pandemic, plus inflationary pressures as key drivers behind plans to close the site

P2DJ6W (1)

How women are rising to the top in grocery supply and manufacturing

Sponsored by , by

In the latest of our power list series on women in grocery, we look at the progress manufacturers are making on gender diversity, and shine a light on the high-profile female talent rising to the top

SimonOwen HeadofRedefineMeatUK-300dpi[4]

Redefine Meat appoints new head of UK business

Owen brings over 20 years of UK and international experience in fmcg and building brands

Asda herbs staff

Asda consults on scrapping location pay premium

The supermarket is consulting to end a ’legacy’ agreement with staff at 39 stores outside the M25

Asda herbs staff

Media Bites 19 May: Asda, Riverford, Consumer confidence

Asda has been accused of using ’fire and rehire’ threats to reduce pay for 7,000 staff as it restructures the business

Gender representation report

Rise in proportion of women in meat company leadership roles

A new independent global report has shown that the meat industry has made progress in improving female representation in senior leadership roles

Tulip - production line_0001

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


‘Simplify Seasonal Worker scheme to limit abuse’, say human rights experts

One of the key recommendations from the panel was to reduce the number of countries currently being recruited from in the scheme

pml appointments

PML appoints new finance director and sales manager

Philip Booth has been hired as finance director and Karl Gerding as a sales manager


BAT appoints James Murphy as new research chief

James Murphy has been with BAT Group for more than 17 years in various senior roles

Lidl RDC plans Leeds

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


Special offer: £1 a week

Subscribe Now