Nestlé confirms potential York job cuts

By Dan Colombini contact

- Last updated on GMT

The firm has yet to confirm the exact number of jobs that may be lost
The firm has yet to confirm the exact number of jobs that may be lost

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Nestlé has confirmed that it has begun a consultation into job cuts at its facility in York.

The firm has yet to confirm the exact number of jobs that may be lost, but cited the increasing competition in the confectionery space as a factor in the decision.

The confectionery industry is extremely competitive and, as a business, Nestlé needs to continuously evolve to meet fast-changing consumer trends and demands,” a spokeswoman said.

Remain competitive

“In order to remain competitive and continue to invest in innovation, we have made the difficult decision to consult with employees about a small number of job reductions in our York-based marketing, supply chain and project manager teams.

“We are working hard to support those individuals whose roles will be affected​.”

A total of 12 jobs are also under threat at Heinz’s factory in Wigan​ after a review of the firm’s logistics operations.

Recent job losses

The news has come in the wake of several job loss announcements across the food manufacturing sector.

Frozen food firm McCain Foods announced last month the possible loss of 230 jobs at its Grantham factory​ as the firm sought to streamline production across the UK.

Earlier in November, more than 100 people were also made redundant at the 2 Sisters-owned Fox’s Biscuits factory​ in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire.

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