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News Nuggets : BSkyB, UTV, Tesco & downgrade, Nestle & ‘ageing work force’, Barclays & frontline jobs cuts

by on November 15, 2013

The food giant Nestle has said its creating 1900 jobs and work placements in the UK over the next three years. Fiona Kendrick, the UK chief executive of the Swiss company, has told Radio 5 this morning that the "industry needs to step up and play its role in bringing our youth employment down."

She added: "We recognise today that in the food and drink industry, and within Nestle as well, we do have an ageing work force."

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News Nuggets : Sports Direct, EAG, Sportland International Group, Google, Topps Tiles

by on May 29, 2013

Sports Direct, the retailer owned by Mike Ashley, has announced a "major international expansion" with two European acquisitions.

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News Nuggets : Tesco, SARS, BBC, Topless models, Scotland, Retirement and Pope Benedict

by on February 12, 2013

LONDON - Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, said on Monday it had found horse DNA exceeding 60 percent in some of its own-brand frozen spaghetti bolognese meals withdrawn from stores last week.

LONDON - A new virus from the same family as SARS that sparked a global alert last September has been found in another patient in Britain, health officials said on Monday.

LONDON - As much a part of the saucier side of British 20th-century life as cheeky seaside postcards and innuendo-loaded comedies, the topless models in Britain's best-selling daily paper might soon be no more. 11 Feb 2013 [more…]