Sector News

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

Related News

February 21, 2021

Zero Waste Europe and ECOS tell EU “mass balance approach” is damaging plastics circular economy

Food & Drink

The signatories delivered a joint letter yesterday evening to the EC advising it to establish a “transparent, ambitious, and circular ‘chain of custody’” method instead.

February 21, 2021

Beyond the Bag Challenge reveals nine winners: “No single answer” to plastic bag pollution crisis

Food & Drink

Funded with US$15 million, the competition took off last July, prompting “suppliers, designers and problem-solvers” to submit environmentally sustainable design solutions and standard plastic bag alternatives.

February 21, 2021

Carlsberg to trial low-carbon glass beer bottles

Food & Drink

Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company has partnered with Encirc to trial a glass beer bottle that has the potential to cut the carbon impact of its bottles by up to 90%.

Send this to a friend