macca13

The Great BIG redundancy thread!

Recommended Posts

2 hours ago, spyguy said:

Coca Cola deliver huge vats of syrup.

The principle is spot on, but they actually ship things that look like slightly over-sized specimen jars, only made out of PET plastic, not glass. At least they did when I was shown one by a company that made the bottles about 20 years ago. Back then, Coke charged £5000 a pop for these things, if I remember correctly. The point is that if you can load the transport costs for the water onto the bottling company, you can do the same for the sugar and the acids too. The IP is just in the flavour concentrate, so that's the only thing Coke sells.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, spyguy said:

Same reason why Coca Cola is just the syrup company.

And there are seperate companaies that do the y bottling in the countries.

A pint of coke is about ~95% water and 5% syrup.

Its too epensive to ship coke in its final form long distances.

Coca Cola delvier huge vats of syrup. A local bottler puts in local water and ships he final product.

Coca Cola do bottle in some countries such as the UK, but yeah in most countries you’ll have the bottler who buys the concentrate from Coca Cola.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Odysseus said:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-43039282

 

Union representatives have said the BiFab marine engineering yards in Fife and on Lewis could close by the end of June.

They have been told by managers at the yards that redundancy notices will be given to the core workforce on Tuesday.

You beat me to it. Yes I agree with Toolstation and Screwfix being the preferred shop of choice for small items for DIY and traders

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Interesting to hear about coca cola...

The decision by Coca-Cola came on the same day as the maker of Robinsons cordial, Britvic, announced it would be closing its Norwich factory in 2019 in a bid to save costs. The company had first flagged the possibility of closing the site where it employs roughly 240 people back in October but has now confirmed it will leave the Carrow Works factory it co-owns with Unilever.


Britvic said 80 new roles would be created at its Rugby site with the introduction of new lines and warehousing combining to create a one-off £35m to £40m cost for the business this year.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Timbuk3 said:

I see that bed retailer Warren Evans has gone into administration. Story in the Guardian today. 

I guess they burrowed themselves deeper into debt and slept through the warning signs. They made their own bed and will have to lie in it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Almost 300 staff have been axed at Russell Hume after the meat supplier collapsed into administration.

The move comes after production was halted and products were recalled when the Food Standards Agency (FSA) launched a food hygiene investigation in January.

"Regrettably, with little prospect of production restarting on site, a total of 266 people have been made redundant.

 

Also interesting that 'almost 300' is actually 266. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, NoGo said:

Almost 300 staff have been axed at Russell Hume after the meat supplier collapsed into administration.

The move comes after production was halted and products were recalled when the Food Standards Agency (FSA) launched a food hygiene investigation in January.

"Regrettably, with little prospect of production restarting on site, a total of 266 people have been made redundant.

 

Also interesting that 'almost 300' is actually 266. 

 

From the guardian news article

Quote

 

Administrators announced 266 redundancies on Monday from the 302 employees at the company, which has its headquarters in Derby and operates from six production sites in Liverpool, Birmingham, London, Boroughbridge in North Yorkshire, Exeter and Fife.

It is expected that all the company’s employees will eventually lose their jobs.

So 266 today and the rest (302) in the next few weeks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/02/19/jamie-oliver-suffers-fresh-blow-barbecoa-owner-heads-chop/

 

 

"Jamie Oliver is scrambling to salvage part of of his failed steak chain Barbecoa via a controversial pre-packaged deal with administrators.

 

Barbecoa’s parent company Barby Ltd this evening formally appointed Alix Partners to wind up its business.

"

 

Someone should be dragged over the coals for this.

Edited by TheCountOfNowhere

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, TheCountOfNowhere said:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/02/19/jamie-oliver-suffers-fresh-blow-barbecoa-owner-heads-chop/

 

 

"Jamie Oliver is scrambling to salvage part of of his failed steak chain Barbecoa via a controversial pre-packaged deal with administrators.

 

Barbecoa’s parent company Barby Ltd this evening formally appointed Alix Partners to wind up its business.

"

 

Someone should be dragged over the coals for this.

I guess many migrants will be unemployed?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, maverick73 said:

I guess many migrants will be unemployed?

I guess no one has a pot to p*ss in.

They can tax us more, defaults will rise, they can tax patrol more, people will drive slower, they can increase rates, businesses will close.

All of this is a direct result IMHO of the insane housing bubble and the massive unsustainable greed of the public sector.

The dam is bursting by the look of it.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
28 minutes ago, TheCountOfNowhere said:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/02/19/jamie-oliver-suffers-fresh-blow-barbecoa-owner-heads-chop/

 

 

"Jamie Oliver is scrambling to salvage part of of his failed steak chain Barbecoa via a controversial pre-packaged deal with administrators.

 

Barbecoa’s parent company Barby Ltd this evening formally appointed Alix Partners to wind up its business.

"

 

Someone should be dragged over the coals for this.

Won't happen, the steaks are too high.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, Option5 said:

Won't happen, the steaks are too high.

:lol:

Mr Oliver has a finger in too  many pies. if you ASK me.

Edited by TheCountOfNowhere

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
26 minutes ago, Houdini said:

"Once secured this will stabilise the business to the benefit of all stakeholders and provide Maplin with the financial firepower to deliver its 2020 multichannel strategy focused on smart tech."

Eh?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, spyguy said:

"Once secured this will stabilise the business to the benefit of all stakeholders and provide Maplin with the financial firepower to deliver its 2020 multichannel strategy focused on smart tech."

Eh?

They are getting in to selling gimmicky WiFi enabled kettles online :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, spyguy said:

"Once secured this will stabilise the business to the benefit of all stakeholders and provide Maplin with the financial firepower to deliver its 2020 multichannel strategy focused on smart tech."

Eh?

It's a hardware alt coin wallet with selectable colour LEDs

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Final Brexit Deal   166 members have voted

    1. 1. When the government negotiations are over, do you want a vote on the final deal?


      • Yes
      • No

    Please sign in or register to vote in this poll. View topic