Co-op creates 5,000 jobs for UK hospitality workers

UK grocery chain Co-op is offering 5,000 jobs across its stores for hospitality workers who have been dismissed during the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier this week, UK prime minister Boris Johnson told the British public to avoid pubs, clubs and social venues in a bid to mitigate the impact of coronavirus. On Tuesday evening (17 March), UK chancellor Rishi Sunak guaranteed a £330 billion (US$398bn) package of loans and grants to help businesses during the coronavirus outbreak – and…

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Diablesse Rum listings boost turnover 400%

Manchester-based rum brand Diablesse reported a 400% turnover increase in its second year after securing listings with UK supermarkets and wholesalers. The blended rum brand is available in Fenwick and Selfridges stores, as well as through online retailers Master of Malt, 31 Dover and The Whisky Exchange. The brand also recently secured listings with supermarket chain The Co-op and wholesaler Booker. Diablesse Rum’s new listings and its partnerships with bar operators New World Trading Company…

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