Labour drops McDonald’s from annual conference
McDonald’s has reportedly been banned from running a stand at Labour’s annual conference, at a cost of £30,000 to the party.
The fast food chain said it was "disappointed" that the party’s national executive committee has decided to prevent it from running a stand.
The move was criticised by a number of Labour members.
Philip Hunt, a Labour peer and former health administrator, tweeted: "Why, and what’s our message to their customers?"
Labour MP Wes Streeting described the move as "snobby" to the Sun on Sunday.
A McDonald’s spokesman said: "We are disappointed with the decision that has been taken."
Labour wouldn’t comment on its decision.
Source: The Guardian
Sainsbury’s boosts digital and tech hires as Amazon threat looms
Sainsbury’s is hiring 150 staffers to its digital and technology hub in Manchester, including software developers and engineers.
The new staff will work in partnership with 900 other digital and tech employees based in London and Manchester.
The retailer is looking to boost its online store ahead of its £1.4bn buyout of Argos, which has yet to be approved by shareholders. It is also hoping to fend off Amazon, which is expanding its footprint in groceries via a tie-up with Morrisons.
Sainsbury’s opened its digital hub in Coventry last summer, where developers and engineers could test out new ways of shopping across apps and the web.
Source: The Guardian
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