Bushmills Distillery to cut visitor centre jobs

Irish whiskey distillery Bushmills is considering making a third of its visitor centre staff redundant due to Covid-19. The Old Bushmills Distillery in Northern Ireland has entered into consultation with 14 workers at its visitor centre, which has been closed since 18 March because of the pandemic. The site in County Antrim employs more than 100 people. The company said the consultation could result in up to five job losses. Production and support staff will…

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Altia makes temporary job cuts as Q1 sales dip

Nordic drinks group Altia reported a net sales decline of 7.6% for its first quarter and has made a number of temporary staff layoffs as a result of the coronavirus crisis. Helsinki-headquartered Altia saw net sales reach €68.2 million (US$74.2m) for the first three months of 2020. Group net sales in constant currencies fell 6%. The company said the decline was due to Altia Industrial’s contract manufacturing volumes and the barley price normalising after the…

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