Premier Foods to cut 900 jobs
20 November 2012
Premier Foods will cut 900 jobs at bakery sites in west London and Birmingham next year.
The maker of Hovis bread is closing distribution centres in Plymouth and Mendlesham in Suffolk in addition to the two bakeries. The firm is also planning to simplify its bread distribution network by cutting around 130 routes.
The company had previously announced the closure of its bakery in Eastleigh, Hampshire, earlier in the year.
Other Premier Foods brands include Bisto, Mr Kipling and Sharwood’s.
Michael Clarke, Chief Executive at Premier Foods, says: "By simplifying our cost base, we can increase focus on improving efficiency, quality and service levels to help grow our core Hovis business.
"We recognise the impact these actions will have for our employees at the sites affected. Decisions will not be taken lightly but they are necessary if we are to build a strong and successful future for the bread division and those who remain with our business."
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