Spalding Bakery closure plan puts more than 400 jobs at risk

Spalding Bakery owners are looking to close the plant next year, with 405 jobs on the line.

A statement from parent company Addo Foods said following a comprehensive business review, Addo Food Group has today entered a consultation process over a proposal to close its Spalding bakery site in Lincolnshire during 2020.

It will transfer products to its Poole and Palethorpes bakeries.

The proposed closure, which would impact 405 employees, is required to ensure Addo Food Group is profitable, maintains its market leading position and meets customer expectations in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

Deborah Bolton, CEO, said: “We fully understand the disappointment of this announcement for all of our employees, and we are committed to doing everything possible to support them over the coming weeks, especially those who would be directly affected.

“In order to maintain our market leading position and meet customer expectations as efficiently as
possible, we need to optimise our manufacturing sites to enable a continued investment in quality,
service and product and packaging innovation. This proposal will allow us to achieve this.”

For more than 35 years the bakery has produced a range of sausage rolls and pasties. It also manufactures pizza pockets, mini burgers and mini pasties.

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