Thursday, Aug 24, 2006

More large scale job losses - Manchester this time

BBC News: Northern Foods to shed 690 jobs

This on top of HP sauce factory moving to The Netherlands with 120 jobs gone from West Midlands.

Posted by financial planner @ 09:17 AM (520 views)
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1. tyrellcorporation said...

It's GM Quiches from China then! ... Mmmmm...

I read a recent report which said people just prefer to eat out now so even the ready meal makers are struggling... Judging by the queues of students lined up to spend the banks money on warmed orange slop ( & Magners!!! - Strange that all you need to do is tell the gullable public that cider is from Ireland and they buy it in droves!) I can verify this trend.

Thursday, August 24, 2006 09:49AM Report Comment

2. Caledonian-emigre said...

Its quite simple really - the UK is just too expensive on all counts. Wages, housing, public transport ...
It does not make the country very competitive in my humble opinion.

Thursday, August 24, 2006 10:57AM Report Comment

3. waitingfor hpc said...

so now are too expensive to make our food!!!

what are 60+million of us going to do for a living?

Thursday, August 24, 2006 04:07PM Report Comment

4. Swamp said...

I thought we where all going to be a nation of property developers, bankers and mortgage brokers. We do not need to manufacture anything anymore. I wish I never did the engineering degree now. Sigh.

Thursday, August 24, 2006 04:10PM Report Comment

5. P. O. O. R said...

As someone who has been fortunate to foreign travel a lot, I would totally agree that the UK is so expensive infact i cannot think of anywhere where the general cost of living is higher- nearly every time I travel which used to be 2 or 3 trips a month I would buy clothes and other things, especially tobacco, and alchohol to bring back with me. I have met many people who get an easy jet flight or Ryan air flight returning the same day, laden with a case full of beer and cigarettes because it is cheaper than buying in this country, even adding in the cost of the flight. Surely the Irish Cider people have got it right - promote your product hard to a new market and reap the rewards. Next it will all be German Sausage or Sushi that the gullable public take to.

Thursday, August 24, 2006 04:41PM Report Comment

6. tyrellcorporation said...

Correction, it'll be Irish German Sausage and Irish Sushi that they'll take to... Lots of fiddles, horses running through council estates and a red-haired, pink-cheeked lady with twinkly eyes and a big sausage between her...

I should have been in advertising! ;)

Thursday, August 24, 2006 09:59PM Report Comment

7. Northern Lad said...

4. Swamp said...I agree! With Laurel and Hardy at the helm we're *ucked!

Friday, August 25, 2006 02:22PM Report Comment

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