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General Mills to close facility in United Kingdom

January 19, 2016
Food & Drink

General Mills announced it has completed collective consultation on the proposed closure of its manufacturing facility in Berwick, the United Kingdom with employee representatives and union officials. The decision made is to close the facility by the autumn of 2016 and it will affect 265 positions.

The company had announced a proposal to close the Berwick facility on October 29, the proposal was subject to consultation with employee representatives and union officials. That consultation process has closed and a decision was made to proceed with the proposal. The company will now begin the necessary phases to close the plant.

The closure will impact approximately 265 positions. General Mills said it will provide severance and transition benefits to all affected employees.

The Berwick facility manufactures baking mixes and refrigerated and frozen dough products. It has been operated by General Mills since 2001.

On the other hand, General Mills had made some important acquisitions. In January, General Mills, acquired EPIC Provisions, a rapidly growing, premium meat snacks company based in Austin, Texas. In December, General Mills announced the acquisition of Brazilian yogurt maker Carolina Administração e Participações Societárias Ltda., (Carolina), a privately-held dairy products company headquartered in Ribeirão Claro, Paraná, Brazil.

Source: World Bakers

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