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Greggs to cut 355 Jobs

Greggs to cut 355 Jobs High street bakers Greggs plans to cut loose his 355 employees and three of its 12 bakers. Meanwhile revealing a £100M investment plan. The bakers which are to be closed includes those in Edinburgh, Twickenham in London and Seaford in Lincolnshire. A spokesman from Greggs said: “Greggs currently operates 12 bakers, unfortunately not all are suitable for long term investment due to their location and size.” The spokesman also acknowledged the “difficult changes” and he also added that they needed a long term growth of the business. The firm wanted to minimize negative impact on staff he also said: “wherever possible we would look to offer alternative employment to affected employees, but due to the location of our sites, we anticipate that unfortunately many will leave the business.” Preliminary Results The decision was revealed a few days ago with the publication of Greggs preliminary results for the 52 weeks to January 2, 2016. The bakery food on the go retailer posted total sales up by 5.2% to £835.7M and company managed shop like for like sales up by 4.7%. Pre-tax profit excluding exceptional items climbed by 25.4% £73M compared with £58.3M the previous year. £100M investment Program Greggs planned to launch a £100M investment program over the next five years to facilitate the transition from being a traditional baker to specializing in food on...

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Tulip to axe 121 jobs at its Wirral sausage plant

Tulip to axe 121 jobs at its Wirral sausage plant After losing a key contractor, pork processor Tulip has confirmed 121 jobs axed at its sausage plant at Bromborough on the Wirral They produce sausages throughout the UK. After a long consultation with employees Tulip said: “This follows an announcement in October last year that Tulip had been unsuccessful in its bid to retain and grow some of its business at the Bromborough site following a recent supplier review with one of its customers” Nearly half of production A spokesperson from the firm said the agreement with this particular client would end in May. After ending contract with this contractor a phased reduction will occur which will be equal to the half of the total production at Bromborough. He also adds, “We have aimed to keep potential job losses to a minimum, but have identified 121 people to be at risk of redundancy.” Tulip operates 16 fresh and cooked meat sites across the UK employing around 7000 people. The firm’s owner, Danish Crown Group, is the largest pork producer in Europe and the largest Exporter of pork in the world. Technical apprenticeship Last week Tulip extended its apprenticeship program in 2016, offering thirty butchery, nine engineering and nine apprenticeships to different vendors. The company wanted to recruit young people looking for a career and development. It offered forty-four apprenticeships...

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